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  1. UFC Fight Night 57 Report Card: Chad Mendes versus Frankie Edgar ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC Fight Night 57.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2014
  2. Miesha Tate to fight Sara McMann at UFC 183 in Las Vegas

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC title contenders Miesha Tate and Sara McMann have agreed to meet at UFC 183 on Jan. 31 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Rick Story strikes past heavily favored Gunnar Nelson

    Brett Okamoto

    Welterweight contender Rick Story proved too wily and too savvy for up-and-comer Gunnar Nelson over five rounds in their UFC Fight Night 53 bout in Sweden.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2014
  5. Cat Zingano looks forward, stays positive

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC female bantamweight contender Cat Zingano says she doesn't dwell on what was once hers. Seventeen months ago, Zingano (8-0) made her UFC debut against Miesha Tate at "The Ultimate Fighter 17" finale in Las Vegas. Zingano won the bout via T...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  6. UFC Fight Night 50: Ronaldo Souza submits Gegard Mousasi in Round...

    Brett Okamoto

    A relentless Ronaldo Souza worked over Gegard Mousasi before submitting him via guillotine choke in UFC Fight Night 50 main event in Mashantucket, Conn., on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  7. Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis light heavyweight bout confirmed a...

    Brett Okamoto

    A UFC light heavyweight bout between former No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis will serve as the co-main event at UFC 179 on Oct. 25.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2014
  8. UFC Fight Night: San Jose Report Card: Title contenders shine; ju...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC Fight Night: San Jose

    Story | Conversation | July 28, 2014
  9. UFC's Matt Brown misses weight ahead of Robbie Lawler bout

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC welterweight Matt Brown missed weight by 1.5 pounds ahead of a No. 1 contender bout against Robbie Lawler at an official weigh-in Friday.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2014
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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