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  1. Failed test leads to title shot for Belfort

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Vitor Belfort will fight for a UFC title in 2014. That sentence alone is enough to infuriate parts of the mixed martial arts world. Belfort, 37, is a polarizing figure. He was brilliant in 2013, with three highlight-reel knockout vict...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. Daniel Cormier to fight Jon Jones at UFC 178 after Alexander Gust...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has withdrawn from a planned title fight against defending champion Jon Jones on Sept. 27 due to injury.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  3. Chael Sonnen suspended two years by Nevada State Athletic Commiss...

    Brett Okamoto

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended now-retired mixed martial artist Chael Sonnen for two years at a disciplinary hearing Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  4. Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier to fight at UFC 178

    Brett Okamoto

    A non-title featherweight contest between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier has been added to a UFC 178 pay-per-view event on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2014
  5. Paul Daley re-signs with Bellator

    Brett Okamoto

    Bellator MMA officials announced on Monday the promotion has re-signed British welterweight Paul Daley, who fought once in the Bellator cage in July 2012.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  6. Will Vitor Belfort be licensed to fight?

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- When UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort applies for a fighter's license in Nevada on Wednesday, he will do so under unique circumstances. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has no precedence regarding certain details of Belfort's applic...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  7. UFC Fight Night 45/46 Report Card: Let's reserve judgment on Cono...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC Fight Nights 45 and 46.

    Story | Conversation | July 21, 2014
  8. Ultimate Fight Night 46 -- Conor McGregor makes short work of Die...

    Brett Okamoto

    The pride of Ireland, Conor McGregor, backed up his prefight talk by stopping Diego Brandao in one round at UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2014
  9. White: Weidman-Belfort next -- in Brazil?

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC wants its next middleweight title fight to feature Chris Weidman versus Vitor Belfort -- and company brass is not against hosting it in Brazil. UFC president Dana White said on Friday that the defending champion Weidman (12-0) wants to mee...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  10. The Weigh-in: Conor McGregor, Gina Carano, pound-for-pound, more

    The Weigh-in: Brett Okamoto, Mike Huang and newly signed Holly Holm break down this week's hot topics in the world of mixed martial arts.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  11. Ultimate Fight Night 45 -- Donald Cerrone knocks out Jim Miller i...

    Brett Okamoto

    A right knick to the head by Donald Cerrone knocked out Jim Miller in the second round of the UFC Fight Night 45 main event in Atlantic City, N.J.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2014
  12. Conor McGregor: Admitted fight addict

    Brett Okamoto

    It's been stated numerous times in 2014 that the UFC has a star problem on its hands. Proven, sellable, marquee names such as Georges St-Pierre, Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz and Chael Sonnen might combine for zero total UFC appearances this year. ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  13. MMA with Brett Okamoto

    Welcome to SportsNation! On Friday, ESPN.com mixed martial arts writer Brett Okamoto stops by to chat about the news from the octagon.Okamoto joined ESPN.com in December 2010. Previously, he was the boxing/MMA writer for the Las Vegas Sun newspaper a...

    Chat | July 16, 2014
  14. Pat Curran, Patricio Freire to meet at Bellator 123

    Brett Okamoto

    A Bellator MMA featherweight title bout between champion Pat Curran and Patricio Freire will headline a Sept. 5 card in Uncasville, Connecticut, the promotion announced Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2014
  15. Garcia all grown up (but still recognizable)

    Brett Okamoto

    Leonard Garcia celebrated his 35th birthday Monday. "Bad Boy" Garcia (18-11-1) is no longer a boy at all, at least by professional athlete standards. The featherweight fighter's career is 15 years long and counting. He says he has grown up a ...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  16. Demetrious Johnson to defend title against Chris Cariaso at UFC 1...

    Brett Okamoto

    A UFC flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso will serve as the co-main event at a UFC 177 pay-per-view on Aug. 30.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2014