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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Gray Maynard to fight Nate Diaz in "Ultimate Fighter" season fina...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former top lightweight contenders Gray Maynard and Nate Diaz have verbally agreed to meet Nov. 30 at "The Ultimate Fighter" Season 18 Finale, UFC officials announced Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2013
  5. 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
  6. Bader trusts his wrestling against Teixeira

    Franklin McNeil

    The plan is set, and the wheels are in motion. Hard-hitting light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira will land a title shot with a victory Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 28 at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drummond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Th...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Anthony Pettis: 'No more holding back'

    Franklin McNeil

    As lightweight champion Benson Henderson and top contender Anthony Pettis head into their showdown Saturday night at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, much attention has been paid to their 2010 WEC title bout. The fight was as an action-filled, closely contes...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  9. Condit can't afford another loss

    Franklin McNeil

    Call it a sense of urgency, a must-win, maybe even the most important fight of his career. Any one of these phrases would adequately describe how welterweight contender Carlos Condit feels heading into his rematch Wednesday night with Martin Kampmann...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  10. Josh Koscheck, Tyron Woodley to meet Nov. 16 at UFC 167

    Franklin McNeil

    Former top welterweight contenders Josh Koscheck and Tyron Woodley will look to take a step toward returning to the title picture when they meet Nov. 16 at UFC 167, promotion officials announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  11. Sonnen versus Machida the way to go

    Franklin McNeil

    Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has been pursuing Wanderlei Silva for several months. As is common when Sonnen targets a fighter, especially a Brazilian, the verbal assault can turn vicious. Silva has received some of the best trash talk in S...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  12. Welterweight contender Rory MacDonald, Robbie Lawler featured on ...

    Franklin McNeil

    Fast-rising welterweight contender Rory MacDonald will carry a five-fight win streak into the cage Nov. 16 when he meets hard-hitting Robbie Lawler at UFC 167 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  13. Chael Sonnen, Mauricio Rua both make weight for UFC Fight Night s...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former top middleweight contender Chael Sonnen and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua made weight Friday for their light heavyweight showdown in the UFC Fight Night 26 main event.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013
  14. John Dodson to fight Darrell Montague at UFC 166 oct Oct. 19

    Franklin McNeil

    Flyweight contender John Dodson will welcome Darrell Montague to the Octagon on Oct. 19 at UFC 166 in Houston, promotion officials announced on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2013
  15. Rashad Evans refuses to fight Vitor Belfort, other teammates

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans told ESPN.com on Thursday that he will not fight middleweight contender Vitor Belfort or any other teammate.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  16. Cormier hoping to cut the line at 205

    Franklin McNeil

    Light heavyweight contenders Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis know what's at stake Saturday night in their UFC 163 co-main event, and each man is confident he will leave the cage with an impressive victory. Under normal circumstances, a win Saturday ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013