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  1. Lyoto Machida, Mark Munoz both make weight

    Franklin McNeil

    Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida makes his middleweight debut Saturday night in Manchester, England, where he faces recent training partner Mark Munoz.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  2. Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos make weight for UFC title fight...

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Junior dos Santos made their UFC 166 title fight official after each man made weight Friday at the Toyota Center.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  3. Jones-Teixeira the right decision

    Franklin McNeil

    A rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has officially been placed on hold. The next time Jones enters the Octagon he will defend his belt against hard-hitting Glover Teixeira. UFC president Dana White c...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  4. Jon Jones, Alexander Gustaffson get medical suspensions

    Franklin McNeil

    The Toronto-based Office of the Athletics Commissioner issued 60-day medical suspensions Monday to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and top contender Alexander Gustafsson.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  5. Jones showed heart against Gustafsson

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones asked for an opponent who could push him to the limit. Jones got what he asked for Saturday night at UFC 165 in Alexander Gustafsson. And it was exactly the type of fight Jones needed. The Swedish...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  6. Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson make weight for UFC 165 light hea...

    Franklin McNeil

    Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson each weighed in at 204.5 for their UFC 165 title bout Saturday night. The main event takes place inside Air Canada Center.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  7. UFC futures on the line for Mir, Overeem

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- Former champions Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will fight for much more than relevancy in the heavyweight division when they meet Nov. 16 at UFC 167. Their futures with the promotion will be at stake: The loser is likely to be released. ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  8. Jones, Gustafsson rely on inner strength

    Franklin McNeil

    Confidence is such a big part of a fighter's success. And every mixed martial artist will mention it before stepping into a cage. It's no different with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and top contender Alexander Gustafsson. Both are beam...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  9. With elbow OK, Bendo to resume training

    Franklin McNeil

    Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson suffered no structural damage to the right elbow that Anthony Pettis placed in an armbar during the first round of their title bout Aug. 31 at UFC 164 in Milwaukee. Henderson received the diagnosis from...

    Blog | September 07, 2013
  10. Bellator 98 Roundup -- Alexander Shlemenko retains Bellator belt ...

    Franklin McNeil

    Alexander "The Storm" Shlemenko applied relentless pressure for nearly five full rounds to outpoint Brett Cooper and defend his middleweight title on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2013
  11. Frank Mir to take on Alistair Overeem at UFC 167

    Franklin McNeil

    Former heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem, each of whom is in dire need of a victory, will meet Nov. 16 at UFC 167 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  12. Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen set for UFC 167 co-main event

    Franklin McNeil

    Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and two-division contender Chael Sonnen will meet in the 205-pound UFC 167 co-main event on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  13. Tate: Rousey is 'not invincible'

    Franklin McNeil

    The armbar: It's the signature submission hold of UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. She has finished all seven of her professional opponents in the first round using the technique. Even the woman who will coach opposite Rousey on th...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  14. Frank Mir outclassed by Josh Barnett

    Franklin McNeil

    MILWAUKEE -- The timing couldn't have been worse for former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. He lost to fellow former heavyweight titleholder Josh Barnett in the co-main event Saturday night at UFC 164. It's not just that Mir was the ...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  15. UFC 164 -- Anthony Pettis, Benson Henderson make weight lightweig...

    Franklin McNeil

    The long-awaited, highly anticipated lightweight title rematch between UFC champion Benson Henderson and top contender Anthony Pettis is now just hours away after each fighter made weight Friday at the Bradley Center.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  16. Henderson's MO: Just win, at any cost

    Franklin McNeil

    MILWAUKEE -- Lightweight champion Benson Henderson has successfully defended his UFC 155-pound title three times in a row. The only other fighter to accomplish that feat inside the Octagon is former lightweight titleholder BJ Penn. But as Henderso...

    Blog | August 30, 2013