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  1. Struve: Overeem knows I'm a better fighter

    Brett Okamoto

    The mind can move at the speed of a lifetime under the right circumstances. Just ask UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve. At UFC 175 on July 5, Struve, 26, was pulled from his fight against Matt Mitrione after he nearly fainted in his locker room during...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. UFC/Bellator/WSOF Report Card: Bellator 131 offers glimpse of fut...

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto hands out grades following UFC 180, Bellator 131 and WSOF 15.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  3. 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    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has withdrawn from a scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15 in Mexico City due to an injury to his right knee.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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. 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
  10. Dana White says with victory over Junior dos Santos, Mark Hunt co...

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC president Dana White has confirmed Mark Hunt, 38, would likely receive a shot at the heavyweight title with a victory over Junior dos Santos in May.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2013
  11. Wanderlei Silva set to compete in Japan for first time since 2006...

    Brett Okamoto

    Wanderlei Silva, 36, is set to compete in Japan for the first time since December 2006. The country served host to some of the best performances of Silva's career, including when he won the 205-pound Pride title in 2001.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  12. Struve taking aim at top contender status

    Brett Okamoto

    For the record, when Stefan Struve looks in the mirror, he sees the same thing everyone else sees when they first look at him: a really, really tall guy. The 7-foot Struve is well aware of the physical advantage he holds in the UFC heavyweight div...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  13. Quinton Jackson, Jon Jones both make weight for UFC 135

    Brett Okamoto

    All 20 fighters set to compete at UFC 135 made weight during Friday's official weigh-in.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  14. Ben Rothwell returning from injury at UFC 135

    Brett Okamoto

    Following a 15-month layoff due to injury, UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell is scheduled to fight again.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2011
  15. Four UFC fighters receive $70,000 in bonuses

    Brett Okamoto

    Four fighters are going home $70 thousand richer after winning bonuses from UFC 127 Sunday afternoon local time.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2011