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  1. Ronda Rousey wants 'to earn' her belt

    Franklin McNeil

    She will walk into the Honda Center arena in Anaheim, Calif., on Feb. 23 to defend a title belt she neither asked for nor wanted. Women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey makes her Octagon debut in the main event at UFC 157. She will face Liz Ca...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  2. UFC interim bantamweight champ Renan Barao to defend vs. Michael ...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao will defend his title against Michael McDonald, the promotion announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 05, 2012
  3. Dominick Cruz, UFC bantamweight champion, out indefinitely due to...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, who has not fought since October 2011 due to injury, underwent surgery for a second time last week to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2012
  4. Guida gunning for finish versus Maynard

    Franklin McNeil

    As has been the case with all of his fights, lightweight contender Clay Guida approaches Friday night's showdown against Gray Maynard determined, focused and confident. Guida knows Maynard is a very tough out. And like Guida, the 10-1-1 Maynard enter...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  5. Urijah Faber to face Renan Barao in UFC 148 for 135-pound interim...

    Franklin McNeil

    Bantamweight contender Urijah Faber will face Renan Barao for the 135-pound interim title July 7 at UFC 148 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2012
  6. Dominick Cruz tears ACL before UFC 148 bout with Urijah Faber

    Franklin McNeil

    Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz tore an ACL last week while during that has likely forced him out of his July 7 showdown against Urijah Faber at UFC 148.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2012
  7. Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen moved to UFC 148 in Las Vegas

    Franklin McNeil

    Middleweight champion Anderson Silva will defend his title for the second time against top contender Chael Sonnen on July 7 at UFC 148 in Las Vegas, promotion president Dana White said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2012
  8. Johnson stepping into uncharted territory

    Franklin McNeil

    By most accounts, Ian McCall is the world's best flyweight. But despite the difficulties McCall is likely to present Demetrious Johnson on Friday, he isn't the most pressing issue facing the UFC's former top bantamweight contender. Johnson has...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  9. Cruz, Faber to serve as TUF Live coaches

    Franklin McNeil

    Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and No. 1 contender Urijah Faber will serve as coaches for "The Ultimate Fighter Live," UFC announced on Tuesday. The next season of TUF is set to begin March 9 and run for 13 weeks. It will also mark the progra...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  10. Faber is a good fighter, but not underrated

    Franklin McNeil

    When he held the WEC featherweight title from March 2006 until November 2009, Urijah Faber was consistently regarded among the best pound-for-pound fighters. He was so dominant during that period that no one dared to question his status as a top-f...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  11. Edgar squarely in P4P discussion

    Franklin McNeil

    Just about every mixed martial arts pound-for-pound discussion begins with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. No one has dominated his division like Silva, who has successfully defended the 185-pound crown a UFC-record nine consecutive tim...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  12. Dominick Cruz offsets Demetrious Johnson to defend title

    Franklin McNeil

    After a slow start, Dominick Cruz roared back to keep a feisty Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson under control and cruise to a unanimous decision.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2011
  13. Dominick Cruz, Demetrious Johnson make weight for UFC Live 6 bout...

    Franklin McNeil

    Dominick Cruz and Demetrius Johnson weighed 135 pounds at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory on Friday for their UFC bantamweight title fight.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  14. Faber-Bowles winner gets Cruz next

    Franklin McNeil

    The loss to UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz remains a sore spot with Urijah Faber, and he's itching for a rubber match. Faber (25-5-0) will get to scratch that itch under one condition: He must defeat former bantamweight titleholder Brian ...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  15. Dominick Cruz to defend bantamweight title against Demetrious Joh...

    Franklin McNeil

    Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will defend his title against Demetrious Johnson on Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C., UFC president Dana White announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2011
  16. Cruz, Faber top 132 medical suspensions

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz might have to savor his unanimous decision win Saturday night over Urijah Faber for a while. The Nevada Athletic Commission released its medical suspensions to ESPN.com on Tuesday for fighters who participat...

    Blog | July 06, 2011