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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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    Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has withdrawn from a bout against Stipe Miocic scheduled for later this month in Sao Paolo, Brazil due to a hand injury.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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Alistair Overeem's rocky road in the UFC

    Andrew R. Davis

    As former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem gets ready for his UFC 169 matchup against former champion Frank Mir, many are wondering if the loser will receive his walking papers. Mir is on three-fight losing streak, while Overeem h...

    Blog | January 29, 2014
  13. Frank Mir fighting for his UFC legacy

    Andrew R. Davis

    UFC 169 will be marked by two title fights at the top of the card, but it's the third pay-per-view bout that is a defining one in terms of MMA heavyweight folklore. Frank Mir, the former UFC heavyweight champion, is taking on Alistair Overeem, th...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Ex-UFC champ Tito Ortiz suspected of DUI in Los Angeles

    Authorities say they have arrested former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz for investigation of driving under the influence after he hit a freeway median in Los Angeles.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 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