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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. Cormier eyes 205 after dispatching Nelson

    Franklin McNeil

    HOUSTON -- The final performance at heavyweight for Daniel Cormier wasn't quite what he had in mind, but it served the purpose. Cormier defeated Roy Nelson by unanimous decision over three rounds -- all three judges had it 30-27 -- and proved that...

    Blog | October 20, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. UFC futures on the line for Mir, Overeem

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- Former champions Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will fight for much more than relevancy in the heavyweight division when they meet Nov. 16 at UFC 167. Their futures with the promotion will be at stake: The loser is likely to be released. ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  9. 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
  10. With confidence in check, Teixeira eyes title

    Franklin McNeil

    Long before facing Ryan Bader on Sept. 4, landing a UFC light heavyweight title shot was something Glover Teixeira was confident he would achieve. His confidence, however, didn't end there. Teixeira went into the Octagon in Belo Horizonte, Brazil...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  11. Frank Mir to take on Alistair Overeem at UFC 167

    Franklin McNeil

    Former heavyweight champions Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem, each of whom is in dire need of a victory, will meet Nov. 16 at UFC 167 in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  12. 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
  13. Glover Teixeira, Ryan Bader make weight for UFC Fight Night 28

    Franklin McNeil

    Glover Teixeira made weight Tuesday for his UFC Fight Night 28 main-event bout against Ryan Bader.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  14. Bader trusts his wrestling against Teixeira

    Franklin McNeil

    The plan is set, and the wheels are in motion. Hard-hitting light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira will land a title shot with a victory Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 28 at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drummond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Th...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  15. 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
  16. Chael Sonnen, Mauricio Rua both make weight for UFC Fight Night s...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former top middleweight contender Chael Sonnen and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua made weight Friday for their light heavyweight showdown in the UFC Fight Night 26 main event.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2013