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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. Weidman runs away with FOTY honors

    Brett Okamoto

    So yeah, ESPN Fighter of the Year is not a close race in 2013. It's Chris Weidman by a landslide. Even Weidman, who isn't one to pat himself on the back or pause to admire his own work, knows a fighter of the year when he sees one. His year spea...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  3. 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
  4. UFC 169 preview and breakdown

    Brett Okamoto

    Renan Barao will have to utilize his reach if he's to repeat success over Urijah Faber.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  5. UFC adds strawweight class for female fighters

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has acquired the contracts of 11 female strawweight fighters from Invicta FC and will introduce the weight class next year on "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  6. Benoit's gamble paid off in Vegas

    Brett Okamoto

    At some point last weekend, you may have run across the name Ryan Benoit. Benoit is a 24-year-old martial artist fighting out of the Dallas suburb area. He made his UFC debut at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in Las Vegas on Saturday. He lost via sec...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  7. TUF 17 Finale recap -- Urijah Faber submits Scott Jorgensen for s...

    Brett Okamoto

    Urijah Faber earned his second submission victory in six weeks by choking out Scott Jorgensen in the main event of "The Ultimate Fighter" 17 finale on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2013
  8. Diaz second-guesses decision not to box

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Arguably no fighter in the world has been affected more by Zuffa's purchase of Strikeforce earlier this year than former welterweight champion Nick Diaz. At the time, Diaz's contract included a stipulation that allowed him to box prof...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  9. Couture pushes for more rights for pugilists

    Brett Okamoto

    The question of whether or not a fighter's union is needed in mixed martial arts has been prevalent for some time now and was further highlighted earlier this year by the news that Zuffa, parent company to the UFC, purchased Strikeforce, its top comp...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  10. All 22 fighters to compete at UFC 125 make weight

    Brett Okamoto

    The first UFC card of the new year will go down as planned Saturday, as all 22 fighters set to compete at UFC 125 made weight during the official weigh-ins Friday in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | December 31, 2010