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  1. 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    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has withdrawn from a scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15 in Mexico City due to an injury to his right knee.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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Jon "Bones" Jones suffers leg injury, withdraws from UFC 178

    UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has injured his leg, forcing the postponement of his title fight with Daniel Cormier to Jan. 3.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2014
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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