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  1. Knee injury knocks Cain Velasquez from title defense against Fabr...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has withdrawn from a scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15 in Mexico City due to an injury to his right knee.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2014
  2. UFC Fight Night 52: Mark Hunt stops Roy Nelson in Round 2

    Brett Okamoto

    After a tentative Round 1, Mark Hunt unleashed a devastating uppercut to knock out Roy Nelson in the second round at UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2014
  3. The Weigh-in: Heavy hitters, heavyweight fights, more

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

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2014
  4. Antonio Silva on life after suspension

    Brett Okamoto

    Win, lose or draw, one week after Antonio Silva fights Andrei Arlovski at this weekend's UFC Fight Night event in Brasilia, Brazil, the 34-year-old will be on the operating table. Silva (18-5-1), who was diagnosed with acromegaly in 2006, will und...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  5. Roy Nelson-Mark Hunt will headline UFC Fight Night event in Japan...

    Brett Okamoto

    A heavyweight fight between Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt will headline a UFC Fight Night event on Sept. 21 in Saitama, Japan.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2014
  6. Antonio Silva suspended 9 months for failed post-fight drug test

    Josh Gross

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship suspended heavyweight Antonio Silva nine months and stripped him of a $50,000 bonus after a failed post-fight drug test following his wild five-round draw with Mark Hunt on Dec. 7.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  7. Look before you boo the flyweights

    Brett Okamoto

    Let me tell you a few things about a UFC crowd. Guaranteed, if you attend a UFC event, you will, at some point, hear someone yell, "Sweep the leg, Johnny." It's inevitable. Now that I actually think about it, it's downright stunning how autom...

    Blog | December 10, 2013
  8. UFC Fight Night 33 -- Hunt, Silva fight to a draw in slugfest

    Brett Okamoto

    Heavyweights Mark Hunt and Antonio Silva produced a late candidate for fight of the year with their brutal majority draw at UFC Fight Night 33.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  9. Belfort's KO of Rockhold best of the year

    Franklin McNeil

    Six months remain until the 2013 mixed martial arts year officially concludes, but already several knockouts have left lasting impressions. While some have been more devastating than others, timing and circumstance also are significant factors in...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  10. Fight of the midyear: Grice-Bermudez

    Brett Okamoto

    The first adjective Matt Grice uses to describe that grueling, split-decision loss to Dennis Bermudez on Feb. 23 at UFC 157 in Anaheim, Calif., is "fun." Awesome time. "One of the most fun fights I've ever been in," Grice said. "Just competing w...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  11. UFC 161 Report Card: Nelson flops, UFC 161 delivers, more

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 161 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2013
  12. Postmortem: Grant rises, Silva slides, more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The thing about Mike Tyson was that everybody saw him coming. From the opening bell it felt as if his opponents were fighting from check, trying to avoid the savage exchange that would end, inevitably, in a violent checkmate. He was cageside for UFC ...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  13. For UFC heavies, trilogies mean rivalries

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- Before UFC 160, the world "rivalry" was contained to hushed voices. For former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos to get a another shot at current titleholder Cain Velasquez, both had to beat the impediments in front of them. Gues...

    Blog | May 26, 2013
  14. Vegas notes: Hunt's on; Barnett back, more

    Chuck Mindenhall

    LAS VEGAS -- By now you know that Mark Hunt was basically a sort of side effect of the Zuffa/Pride deal back in 2007. Riding a two-fight losing streak at the time, he was an unwanted property that couldn't be easily disposed of. But even back then...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  15. UFC 160 primer: Return of the heavyweights

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Heavyweights are now a staple of Memorial Day weekend. Last year, UFC 146 was to be a heavyweight extravaganza like none we'd ever seen. The whole main card was heavyweights, so the word "unprecedented" was being thrown around pretty dramatically. An...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  16. UFC 160 roundup: Cain Velasquez pummels Antonio Silva to defend h...

    Josh Gross

    Cain Velasquez needed under a round to grind down Antonio Silva and defend his heavyweight title at UFC 160.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013