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  1. Cormier explains why knee isn't an issue

    Brett Okamoto

    SAN JOSE -- Daniel Cormier will challenge Jon Jones for the light heavyweight title at UFC 178 on Sept. 27 with a "technically" injured right knee. There is no hiding that. Following a third-round submission win over Dan Henderson in May, Cormier...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  2. Daniel Cormier to fight Jon Jones at UFC 178 after Alexander Gust...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has withdrawn from a planned title fight against defending champion Jon Jones on Sept. 27 due to injury.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  3. The Weigh-in: Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey, Dominick Cruz, more

    The Weigh-In: Brett Okamoto, Mike Huang and heavyweight Pat Barry break down this week's hot topics in the world of mixed martial arts.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2014
  4. Alistair Overeem, Ben Rothwell set for heavyweight bout at UFC Fi...

    Brett Okamoto

    A heavyweight contest between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell has been confirmed for a UFC Fight Night event Sept. 5 in Ledyard, Connecticut.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2014
  5. 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
  6. UFC light heavyweight title bout featuring Jon Jones, Alexander G...

    Brett Okamoto

    A light heavyweight title bout between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 178 will take place in Las Vegas on Sept. 27.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  7. 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
  8. Thiago Silva will return to competition

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC light heavyweight Thiago Silva, who is currently awaiting trial on multiple felony charges stemming from his arrest in February, will return to competition against an opponent to be named on Aug. 29, Fight Time Promotions announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2014
  9. Ryan Bader, Ovince St. Preux to headline UFC Fight Night card

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux have agreed to meet in the main event of a UFC Fight Night card on Aug. 16 in Bangor, Maine.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2014
  10. Wanderlei Silva admits taking banned substances

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight Wanderlei Silva admitted Tuesday that he avoided a random drug test May 24 because he was taking banned substances at the time.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2014
  11. Bader facing career crossroads at UFC 174

    Brett Okamoto

    You can turn only so many corners in a career before starting to wonder if all you're really doing is running in circles. UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader has turned his share of corners. Since coming off "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series in ...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  12. Sonnen speaks, makes bad situation worse

    Brett Okamoto

    Chael Sonnen's first explanation and reasoning behind a recently failed test sort of resembled a train wreck. The UFC light heavyweight was removed from a July 5 UFC event after it was announced he had failed a random drug test in Nevada. Hour...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  13. Chael Sonnen fails random drug test, out of UFC 175 bout

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen has failed a random drug test and will not fight Vitor Belfort at UFC 175 on July 5.

    Story | Conversation | June 10, 2014
  14. Jon Jones-Alexander Gustafsson rematch set for UFC 178 on Sept. 2...

    Brett Okamoto

    A light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has been set for UFC 178 on Sept. 27 in Toronto.

    Story | Conversation | June 06, 2014
  15. 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
  16. TUF Brazil 3 finale roundup: Miocic finishes Maldonado in Round 1...

    Brett Okamoto

    Miocic (12-1) recorded the second-quickest finish of his career on Saturday, as he put away Fabio Maldonado via TKO just 35 seconds into their heavyweight bout at "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3" finale inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2014