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  1. Failed test leads to title shot for Belfort

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Vitor Belfort will fight for a UFC title in 2014. That sentence alone is enough to infuriate parts of the mixed martial arts world. Belfort, 37, is a polarizing figure. He was brilliant in 2013, with three highlight-reel knockout vict...

    Blog | July 23, 2014
  2. UFC 175 undercard roundup: Ronda Rousey stops Alexis Davis, defen...

    Brett Okamoto

    Ronda Rousey needed 16 seconds to defend her women's bantamweight title in the UFC 175 co-main event on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2014
  3. Werdum doubters silenced ... for now

    Brett Okamoto

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Fabricio Werdum messed up a good storyline on Saturday. Imagine for a second, Travis Browne crushes Werdum in the first round. Knockout. What a contender we'd have on our hands! An athletic, bearded knockout artist who has never b...

    Blog | April 20, 2014
  4. Dana White advises Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira to retire

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC president Dana White would like to see veteran heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira retire following a knockout loss to Roy Nelson last week.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2014
  5. Power Rankings: Welterweight

    Brett Okamoto

    These are the welterweight power rankings.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | March 04, 2014
  6. Bellator 110 -- Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson stops Christian M'Pumbu...

    Brett Okamoto

    At 35, Quinton "Rampage" Jackson showed he still has the fire to compete with Friday's first-round TKO of Christian M'Pumbu at Bellator 110.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2014
  7. UFC 170 Report Card: New weight, same phenomenal form for Daniel ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC 170.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2014
  8. Who can challenge Ronda Rousey?

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Referee Herb Dean didn't end UFC 170 early. Ronda Rousey did. Say what you want about Dean's decision to stop Saturday's title fight in the first round, awarding Rousey the first knockout of her career. Given the stakes involved, he...

    Blog | February 23, 2014
  9. UFC Fight Night 35 -- Luke Rockhold makes quick work of Costas Ph...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC Fight Night 35 roundup

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2014
  10. Knockout of the year: Weidman-Silva I

    Brett Okamoto

    There's a possibility that Chris Weidman's knockout of Anderson Silva in their first meeting will become the single most famous moment in UFC history. You're probably wondering what is currently the UFC's No. 1 identifiable moment with the casual ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  11. UFC 168 Undercard roundup -- Travis Browne makes statement, stops...

    Brett Okamoto

    Travis Browne took another huge step toward his quest at a shot at the heavyweight title by stopping Josh Barnett at UFC 168.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2013
  12. Bellator 99 Roundup -- Patricio Freire stops Diego Nunes in Round...

    Brett Okamoto

    Patricio "Pitbull" Freire only needed 79 seconds to put Diego Nunes away at Bellator 99 on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2013
  13. Swanson wants to move past loss to Aldo

    Brett Okamoto

    The shortest fight of Cub Swanson's career is proving to have the longest-lasting effect. This weekend will mark the four-year anniversary of a first-round knockout loss Swanson suffered to current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. The fight, ...

    Blog | June 29, 2013
  14. Bellator 96 -- Lawal rebounds with knockout of Petruzelli

    Brett Okamoto

    Muhammed Lawal rebounded from an upset loss in February to advance to the finals of the light heavyweight tournament with a first-round knockout over Seth Petruzelli at Bellator 96.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  15. Belfort's next fight needs to be in U.S.

    Brett Okamoto

    Vitor Belfort's knockout win over Luke Rockhold on Saturday in Jaragua Do Sul, Brazil, was almost a perfect story. The "old dinosaur," as Belfort calls himself, tamed the "young lion" with a spinning wheel kick in the first round that was really m...

    Blog | May 19, 2013
  16. Lucas Matthysse floors Mike Dallas Jr. in 1st round, eyes Danny G...

    Brett Okamoto

    Interim junior welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse delivered a stunning first-round knockout of Mike Dallas Jr. on Saturday that should persuade boxing fans to get behind his request for a date against unified titlist Danny Garcia.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2013