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  1. 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 | October 22, 2014
  2. Knee injury knocks Cain Velasquez from title defense against Fabr...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has withdrawn from a scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15 in Mexico City due to an injury to his right knee.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  3. UFC middleweight Cung Le has one-year suspension rescinded

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has lifted its one-year suspension on middleweight Cung Le, due to a lack of "conclusive laboratory results" of a test administered by a UFC contracted lab on Aug. 23.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  4. Easier cut means no move to 155 for Aldo

    Brett Okamoto

    Jose Aldo is a big featherweight. Renan Barao is an even bigger bantamweight. As Aldo (24-1) prepares for a seventh 145-pound title defense against Chad Mendes at UFC 179 on Saturday, reasons for him and Barao (32-2) to move up in weight have argu...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  5. ONE FC exec: Askren's arduous task ahead

    Brett Okamoto

    In 2014, Ben Askren has seemingly spent more time tweeting about the UFC than fighting for the promotion he's actually signed to -- Asia-based company ONE FC. To be clear, Askren, 30, doesn't focus his commentary solely on the UFC. He'll talk abou...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  6. The Weigh-in: Aldo-Mendes II, Silva's return, more

    The Weigh-in: Brett Okamoto, Mike Huang and Dan Miller break down this week's hot topics in the world of mixed martial arts

    Story | Conversation | October 17, 2014
  7. 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 | October 16, 2014
  8. Renan Barao, Mitch Gagnon to meet at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 20

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao will meet Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 20 in Sao Paulo.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  9. Urijah Faber will fight Francisco Rivera at UFC 181 on Dec. 6 in ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Three-time UFC title challenger Urijah Faber will fight Francisco Rivera at UFC 181 on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  10. Silva speaks candidly about 'new' Silva

    Brett Okamoto

    A media function with Anderson Silva is always a bit of a crap shoot. Silva, 39, has a few different faces when handling interviews. Sometimes he'll joke, play coy and offer seemingly nonsensical responses to anything he's asked. It's not unusual ...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  11. Edgar on McGregor, picks Mendes-Aldo

    Brett Okamoto

    Frankie Edgar has no illusions about the fight business he's a part of. Edgar (17-4-1) fights Cub Swanson in a five-round UFC main event on Nov. 22 in Austin, Texas. On paper, it looks like a clear No. 1 contender fight. Edgar has won his last two...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  12. Chan Sung Jung to take 2-year military mandated break

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung announced on Monday he will not compete in mixed martial arts competition for two years due to mandatory military service in South Korea.

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2014
  13. Joe Warren defeated Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 128

    Brett Okamoto

    Veteran Joe Warren, 37, became the first fighter in Bellator history to win titles in multiple divisions by defeating Eduardo Dantas for the bantamweight title Friday night at Bellator 128.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  14. HHM: UFC, Hispanic interest helping MMA grow

    Brett Okamoto

    When it comes to boxing, there's no questioning the history and tradition cultivated by Hispanics. The UFC is seeing that same potential in mixed martial arts.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  15. The Weigh-in: Grudges, weight debates, more

    The Weigh-in: Brett Okamoto, Mike Huang and Joe Warren break down this week's hot topics in the world of mixed martial arts

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2014
  16. Holly Holm to make UFC debut against Raquel Pennington Dec. 6 in ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former world boxing champion Holly Holm will make UFC debut against Raquel Pennington on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014