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  1. John Dodson is out for year after tearing ACL

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC flyweight contender John Dodson is done for the year after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  2. Ali Bagautinov suspended one year for failed drug test

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC flyweight contender Ali Bagautinov has received a one-year suspension from the British Columbia Athletic Commission due to a failed drug test.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2014
  3. UFC 175 undercard roundup: Ronda Rousey stops Alexis Davis, defen...

    Brett Okamoto

    Ronda Rousey needed 16 seconds to defend her women's bantamweight title in the UFC 175 co-main event on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  4. Vitor Belfort applies for license in state of Nevada

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort has applied for a license to fight in the state of Nevada and will appear before the commission June 17.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  5. Urijah Faber, Alex Caceres to meet in UFC 175 bantamweight bout

    Brett Okamoto

    A UFC bantamweight bout between three-time title contender Urijah Faber and Alex Caceres has been verbally agreed to for UFC 175 on July 5.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  6. Nate Diaz removed from rankings by UFC

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC dropped lightweight contender Nate Diaz from its promotional rankings on Tuesday due to his "refusal to accept bouts."

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2014
  7. Werdum doubters silenced ... for now

    Brett Okamoto

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Fabricio Werdum messed up a good storyline on Saturday. Imagine for a second, Travis Browne crushes Werdum in the first round. Knockout. What a contender we'd have on our hands! An athletic, bearded knockout artist who has never b...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  8. UFC on Fox 11 roundup: Fabricio Werdum dominates Travis Browne, e...

    Brett Okamoto

    Fabricio Werdum dominated Travis Browne -- both on the ground and while standing -- to earn a unanimous decision in the main event of UFC on Fox 11 in Orlando.

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2014
  9. Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira randomly drug tested ahead of UFC 172 ...

    Brett Okamoto

    The Maryland State Athletic Commission randomly tested UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  10. John Dodson, John Moraga to meet at UFC Fight Night event in June...

    Brett Okamoto

    A flyweight bout between former title contenders John Dodson and John Moraga has been added to a UFC Fight Night event on June 7 in Albuquerque, N.M.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2014
  11. Woodley dismisses critics, wants title shot

    Brett Okamoto

    Tyron Woodley didn't take off for any resort to celebrate his win at UFC 171. The welterweight contender was at his American Top Team-affiliated gym in St. Louis on Monday morning working. Not working out, but working. Following the biggest win...

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  12. Dallas notes: Title shots, Carano's return

    Brett Okamoto

    DALLAS -- Is the UFC 171 co-main event between Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley a No. 1 contender bout in the welterweight division? That depends on whom you ask. During a media function on Thursday, Condit and Woodley both said they've been guara...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  13. Vitor Belfort withdraws from UFC 173, will cease testosterone-rep...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort will not fight Chris Weidman for the 185-pound title as planned at UFC 173 on May 24 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  14. UFC Fight Night 36 -- Lyoto Machida rallies past Gegard Mousasi, ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Home On The Range Lyoto Machida made good use of his speed and unorthodox style to maintain distance and cruise to a unanimous decision over Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 36.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2014
  15. Gilbert Melendez agrees with Bellator but UFC can match offer

    Brett Okamoto

    Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and UFC No. 2 contender Gilbert Melendez has agreed to a multiyear deal structure with Bellator MMA.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  16. Bellator 111 -- Rafael Silva withdraws from fight with Eduardo Da...

    Brett Okamoto

    Bellator MMA bantamweight Rafael Silva has withdrawn from a scheduled title fight against Eduardo Dantas on March 7 due to a knee injury.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2014