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  1. Lyoto Machida, Mark Munoz both make weight

    Franklin McNeil

    Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida makes his middleweight debut Saturday night in Manchester, England, where he faces recent training partner Mark Munoz.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  2. Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos make weight for UFC title fight...

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Junior dos Santos made their UFC 166 title fight official after each man made weight Friday at the Toyota Center.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  3. Jones-Teixeira the right decision

    Franklin McNeil

    A rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has officially been placed on hold. The next time Jones enters the Octagon he will defend his belt against hard-hitting Glover Teixeira. UFC president Dana White c...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  4. Jon Jones, Alexander Gustaffson get medical suspensions

    Franklin McNeil

    The Toronto-based Office of the Athletics Commissioner issued 60-day medical suspensions Monday to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and top contender Alexander Gustafsson.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2013
  5. Jones showed heart against Gustafsson

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones asked for an opponent who could push him to the limit. Jones got what he asked for Saturday night at UFC 165 in Alexander Gustafsson. And it was exactly the type of fight Jones needed. The Swedish...

    Blog | September 22, 2013
  6. Jon Jones, Alexander Gustafsson make weight for UFC 165 light hea...

    Franklin McNeil

    Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson each weighed in at 204.5 for their UFC 165 title bout Saturday night. The main event takes place inside Air Canada Center.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  7. Jones, Gustafsson rely on inner strength

    Franklin McNeil

    Confidence is such a big part of a fighter's success. And every mixed martial artist will mention it before stepping into a cage. It's no different with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and top contender Alexander Gustafsson. Both are beam...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  8. Rashad Evans, Chael Sonnen set for UFC 167 co-main event

    Franklin McNeil

    Former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans and two-division contender Chael Sonnen will meet in the 205-pound UFC 167 co-main event on Nov. 16 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2013
  9. Frank Mir outclassed by Josh Barnett

    Franklin McNeil

    MILWAUKEE -- The timing couldn't have been worse for former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. He lost to fellow former heavyweight titleholder Josh Barnett in the co-main event Saturday night at UFC 164. It's not just that Mir was the ...

    Blog | September 01, 2013
  10. Rashad Evans refuses to fight Vitor Belfort, other teammates

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans told ESPN.com on Thursday that he will not fight middleweight contender Vitor Belfort or any other teammate.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2013
  11. Brian Stann officially announces retirement from MMA

    Franklin McNeil

    Former WEC light heavyweight champion and UFC middleweight contender Brian Stann officially announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2013
  12. Jon Jones set for UFC title defense against Alexander Gustafsson

    Franklin McNeil

    Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will put his title on the line Sept. 21 against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in Toronto.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2013
  13. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua pulled from UFC 161 card in Winnipeg

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC has removed former light heavyweight champion Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua from its June 15 event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, promotion officials announced Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2013
  14. Josh Barnett to fight Frank Mir at UFC 164

    Franklin McNeil

    Former heavyweight champion Josh Barnett will return to the Octagon for the first time in 11 years on Aug. 31, when he meets Frank Mir at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, promotion officials announced Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | May 29, 2013
  15. Josh Barnett to end 11-year absence from UFC

    Franklin McNeil

    Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett has re-signed with UFC, promotion president Dana White confirmed Wednesday with ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  16. Cormier doing the cut to 205 'correctly'

    Franklin McNeil

    No matter how long Daniel Cormier competes or how much he improves as a fighter, there are two mixed martial artists he is unlikely to ever face in the cage -- UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Bellator light heavyweight contender Muhammed ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013