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  1. 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
  2. Cormier has no room for error

    Franklin McNeil

    HOUSTON -- Several fighters on the UFC 166 main card Saturday night have a lot to lose. But none has more at stake than Daniel Cormier. Sure, a strong case can be made for main-event participants Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos -- there is th...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  3. JdS confident ahead of rubber match

    Franklin McNeil

    As talented a fighter as Junior dos Santos has proved to be inside the Octagon, there was always a noticeable defect in his game: He was predictable. It was no secret that the minute dos Santos stepped inside the cage, punches would start flying. ...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  4. Lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez to face Diego Sanchez at U...

    Franklin McNeil

    Highly ranked lightweight contender Gilbert Melendez returns to action Oct. 19 in Houston, where he will face Diego Sanchez, UFC officials announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2013
  5. More complete Werdum primed for rematch

    Franklin McNeil

    His prefight agenda has remained constant for years: train properly, win and move one step closer to a title shot. More often than not, this approach has proved beneficial to UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum. Under normal circumstances, ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. Velasquez: My focus is on Bigfoot SIlva

    Franklin McNeil

    It's a second opportunity for Cain Velasquez -- a do-over, so to speak. For the second time as a pro, Velasquez seeks the first successful defense of his UFC heavyweight title. Velasquez lost the title to Junior dos Santos in November 2011, but r...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  7. Mark Hunt steps in as Junior dos Santos' opponent at UFC 160

    Franklin McNeil

    Former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will fight Mark Hunt at UFC 160 on May 25 in Las Vegas, the promotion announced on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  8. Dos Santos showed heart but not much else

    Franklin McNeil

    Three minutes into their heavyweight title rematch and it was clear that the initial meeting was an anomaly. Cain Velasquez pressured Junior dos Santos with takedowns and hard punches. His assault was relentless -- so much so that dos Santos look...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  9. Alistair Overeem could fight next year if Nevada Athletic Commiss...

    Franklin McNeil

    Nevada Athletic Commission's Keith Kizer will not stand in the way of UFC heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem reapplying for a license and fighting early next year in Las Vegas, if his application is approved.

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  10. Dana White says fight between Junior dos Santos, Cain Velasquez a...

    Franklin McNeil

    It's unlikely that heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will defend his title Sept. 22 in Toronto against former beltholder Cain Velasquez, UFC president Dana White said Saturday night during a postfight interview on Fuel TV.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2012
  11. Welterweight contender Rory MacDonald to face former champion B.J...

    Franklin McNeil

    Fast-rising welterweight contender Rory MacDonald issued a challenge to former champion B.J. Penn on Monday. And Penn quickly accepted.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  12. UFC's Dana White likes idea of Junior dos Santos-Cain Velasquez I...

    Franklin McNeil

    It appears that UFC president Dana White won't have to look far to find the next opponent for heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  13. UFC 146: Junior dos Santos stops Frank Mir, defends heavyweight t...

    Franklin McNeil

    Junior dos Santos defended his UFC heavyweight title for the first time by stopping Frank Mir in two lopsided rounds.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2012
  14. Roy Nelson to fight Dave Herman at UFC 146 as Gabriel Gonzaga wit...

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweight Roy Nelson will fight Dave Herman at UFC 146, as would-be opponent Gabriel Gonzaga has withdrawn from the fight with an undisclosed injury.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  15. Roy Nelson to take on Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 146

    Franklin McNeil

    Roy Nelson became the latest heavyweight to land a new opponent for UFC 146, the promotion announced Monday on its website.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012
  16. Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem apologizes for drug test r...

    Franklin McNeil

    Top-rated heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem issued an apology Monday, three days after officially being removed from UFC 146 after testing positive for testosterone levels higher than those permitted by Nevada athletic regulators.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2012