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  1. Assuncao willing to wait for title shot

    Brett Okamoto

    Raphael Assuncao is not angry. Upset? Yes, a little. Frustrated? Trying hard not to be. Assuncao (22-4), who fights Bryan Caraway on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 54 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has to be a candidate for unluckiest fighter of the year. ...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. Johnson's goal: To be best in MMA history

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Between the comebacks of Dominick Cruz and Cat Zingano to the continuing emergence of Conor McGregor, Demetrious Johnson's fifth title defense seemed like a UFC 178 afterthought. Really, it was probably destined for that. The fight on...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  3. UFC 178 Report Card: The legend and fighter Conor McGregor keep g...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC 178.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  4. UFC 178 -- Donald Cerrone overcomes slow start to clip Eddie Alva...

    Brett Okamoto

    Donald Cerrone overcame a slow start to work over Eddie Alvarez for a unanimous decision in the UFC 178 co-main event.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2014
  5. Benavidez pulling for (but not betting on) Cariaso

    Brett Okamoto

    Joseph Benavidez would love to believe 9-1 betting underdog Chris Cariaso has a chance to dethrone Demetrious Johnson at UFC 178 next weekend. Oh man, would he love to believe that. Benavidez (20-4) is in one of the more unfortunate spots in m...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  6. Dominick Cruz to fight Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will make a long anticipated return to action against Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2014
  7. UFC 169 -- Plan in place to move event to Sunday if weather moves...

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC announced on Saturday that a plan is in place to postpone its pay-per-view event scheduled for Feb. 1 should Super Bowl XLVIII move to that date.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2014
  8. Faber not sweating title pressure

    Brett Okamoto

    I'm not calling it Urijah Faber's last chance at a UFC title -- but I get it if you do. Let's just get this out in the open, right? We're all OK with Faber getting first crack at newly minted UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao because "The Cali...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  9. Dominick Cruz out of UFC 169 for groin injury, vacates title

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC bantamweight Dominick Cruz has suffered a major setback in his attempt to return to the Octagon for the first time in more than two years.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2014
  10. Which champs stay (and go) in 2014?

    Brett Okamoto

    In 2013, the UFC crowned two new champions at 185 and 155 pounds. It also lost its 170-pound champion, Georges St-Pierre, to semiretirement. In 2014, we'll see at least two new UFC champions in the record books. Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler ...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  11. Urijah Faber: 'I'm ready to fight anyone'

    Brett Okamoto

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- In all likelihood, Urijah Faber won't be a serious candidate for "Fighter of the year," but he's done something incredible these past 12 months -- and I'm not solely referring to his destruction of Michael McDonald on Saturday -...

    Blog | December 15, 2013
  12. Dominick Cruz, Jose Aldo to defend UFC titles in Newark

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is scheduled to make his long-awaited return to the Octagon at UFC 169 on Feb. 1 in Newark, N.J.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  13. Boxing talk swirls ahead of UFC 165

    Brett Okamoto

    TORONTO -- The craze from a blockbuster boxing event between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez last weekend in Las Vegas has followed the UFC north. UFC president Dana White and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who defends his title aga...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  14. Despite little buzz, high stakes for bantams

    Brett Okamoto

    In 2004, Eddie Wineland basically paid money to have his jaw broken. A 10-year career in mixed martial arts is going to come with its share of highs and lows. Wineland, 29, hopes to enjoy his best moment in the cage this weekend, when he meets UFC...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  15. Dominick Cruz to remain official UFC bantamweight champion despit...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will not be stripped of his title despite an 18-month injury-related absence and no set return date.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  16. UFC on Fuel TV 7 -- Renan Barao submits Michael McDonald, defends...

    Brett Okamoto

    Renan Barao defended his interim bantamweight title by submitting Michael McDonald in four rounds at UFC: London on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2013