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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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    Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has withdrawn from a bout against Stipe Miocic scheduled for later this month in Sao Paolo, Brazil due to a hand injury.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
  9. Andrei Arlovski re-signed by UFC

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has re-signed former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, UFC president Dana White announced via Twitter.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2014
  10. Jon Jones has 'no interest' in fighting Cain Velasquez

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones said Monday he currently holds "no interest" in fighting heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

    Story | Conversation | April 21, 2014
  11. Bellator 115: Minakov handles Kongo to defend title

    Brett Okamoto

    Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov made the first defense of his title by outworking veteran Cheick Kongo via unanimous decision at Bellator 115.

    Story | Conversation | April 04, 2014
  12. Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira randomly drug tested ahead of UFC 172 ...

    Brett Okamoto

    The Maryland State Athletic Commission randomly tested UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and No. 1 contender Glover Teixeira on Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | April 02, 2014
  13. Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, Stipe Miocic t...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will meet Stipe Miocic in the co-main event of UFC 173, which is scheduled for May 24 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | March 03, 2014
  14. Rashad Evans to undergo surgery for injured knee

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will undergo knee surgery in Los Angeles this week, according to a statement released by his team on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2014
  15. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson part of Bellator four-man tournament

    Brett Okamoto

    Bellator Fighting Championships has announced its latest 4-man light heavyweight tournament roster and it includes Quinton Jackson.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  16. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson, Joey Beltran to fight at Bellator 108

    Brett Okamoto

    Quinton "Rampage" Jackson will meet Joey Beltran on Nov. 15 in the main event of Bellator 108 in Atlantic City, N.J. Bellator officials announced the fight on Wendesday.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2013