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  1. UFC announces re-signing of Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has announced former light heavyweight champion Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson has re-signed with the fight promotion.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2014
  2. UFC on Fox 13 -- Junior dos Santos earns unanimous decision win o...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos outworked Stipe Miocic in a bloody brawl to earn a unanimous decision in the UFC on Fox 13 main event in Phoenix.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2014
  3. Frank Mir to meet Antonio Silva at UFC 184 in February

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir will return from a one-year layoff to face Antonio Silva at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  4. 'Shogun' hints at possible drop in weight

    Brett Okamoto

    Following the quickest loss of his career -- and his second consecutive loss by knockout -- Mauricio Rua hinted at a possible change in weight class on Monday. "Shogun," the former UFC light heavyweight champion, suffered a 34-second knockout loss...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  5. UFC Fight Night 56: Ovince Saint Preux chops down Mauricio Rua in...

    Brett Okamoto

    Ovince Saint Preux stopped former light heavyweight champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua just seconds into their UFC Fight Night 56 main event in Brazil on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2014
  6. Knee injury knocks Cain Velasquez from title defense against Fabr...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has withdrawn from a scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15 in Mexico City due to an injury to his right knee.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  7. Emanuel Newton to defend title against Linton Vassell at Bellator...

    Brett Okamoto

    Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will seek his second title defense against Linton Vassell at Bellator 130 on Oct. 24 in Wichita, Kan.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2014
  8. Jon 'Bones' Jones, Daniel Cormier fined for news conference brawl...

    Brett Okamoto

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to fine UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier for their participation in a brawl on Aug. 4 inside the lobby of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2014
  9. Emanuel Newton, Joey Beltran to headline Bellator 124

    Brett Okamoto

    Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will seek his first title defense against former UFC veteran Joey Beltran at Bellator 124 on Sept. 12.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  10. Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier brawl at news conference

    Brett Okamoto

    A brawl erupted at the MGM Grand Hotel on Monday between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  11. UFC 175 main event -- Chris Weidman outlasts Lyoto Machida to def...

    Brett Okamoto

    Chris Weidman survived several tense moments en route to defending his middleweight title via unanimous decision over Lyoto Machida at UFC 175.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  12. Evolving trumps history for Machida

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- When it finally came time for former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida to make his long-anticipated move to middleweight, it just kind of happened. There was little fanfare. The UFC called, offered Machida a fight at 185 p...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  13. Jon Jones would prefer to fight Daniel Cormier

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would prefer to fight Daniel Cormier, and not Alexander Gustafsson, in his next title defense, according to UFC president Dana White.

    Story | Conversation | June 02, 2014
  14. Jones mum on Gustafsson rematch

    Brett Okamoto

    As of Tuesday afternoon, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had not agreed to a rematch against Alexander Gustafsson on Aug. 30 in Las Vegas. He hadn't turned it down, either -- which actually adds to the problem as far as the UFC is concer...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  15. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua reportedly rob...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio Rua was reportedly robbed at gunpoint during a recent stay in Rio de Janeiro.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2014
  16. Junior dos Santos calls off Stipe Miocic fight over hand injury

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has withdrawn from a bout against Stipe Miocic scheduled for later this month in Sao Paolo, Brazil due to a hand injury.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2014