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  1. Fun fights ... with unclear stakes

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto lists the most stylistically pleasing upcoming bouts in each division.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2014
  2. MMA - How to bet UFC 175 Weidman vs. Machida

    Reed Kuhn

    Reed Kuhn goes into the numbers for the matchups at UFC 175 and offers the best value bets for three bouts on the main card.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Legacies at stake at UFC 166

    Brett Okamoto

    HOUSTON -- As everyone knows, any great real-life sports moment can be summed up by an equally great sports-movie quote. For this weekend's UFC heavyweight trilogy fight between defending champion Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, the quote ha...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  5. 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
  6. UFC futures on the line for Mir, Overeem

    Franklin McNeil

    TORONTO -- Former champions Frank Mir and Alistair Overeem will fight for much more than relevancy in the heavyweight division when they meet Nov. 16 at UFC 167. Their futures with the promotion will be at stake: The loser is likely to be released. ...

    Blog | September 20, 2013
  7. Despite little buzz, high stakes for bantams

    Brett Okamoto

    In 2004, Eddie Wineland basically paid money to have his jaw broken. A 10-year career in mixed martial arts is going to come with its share of highs and lows. Wineland, 29, hopes to enjoy his best moment in the cage this weekend, when he meets UFC...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  8. Glover Teixeira, Ryan Bader make weight for UFC Fight Night 28

    Franklin McNeil

    Glover Teixeira made weight Tuesday for his UFC Fight Night 28 main-event bout against Ryan Bader.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  9. Cormier hoping to cut the line at 205

    Franklin McNeil

    Light heavyweight contenders Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis know what's at stake Saturday night in their UFC 163 co-main event, and each man is confident he will leave the cage with an impressive victory. Under normal circumstances, a win Saturday ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  10. The fights, the 'it' factor and the lost stakes

    Chuck Mindenhall

    UFC on Fox 4 in Los Angeles proved that interest can be drummed up in retreads, but it was our collective imagination that became the real hero of the night. Let's face it, we were all squinting to see the title picture the way it was being drawn up ...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  11. The stakes are unclear for Guida/Maynard

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In the most compelling of the 22 UFC fights going on this weekend, Gray Maynard and Clay Guida will scrap in Atlantic City. It's a fun fight to handicap. It's an aggravating fight to try and figure out exactly what it is that's at stake for the wi...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  12. John Cena, Brock Lesnar, and why winning in the WWE doesn't matte...

    The Masked Man

    John Cena defeated Brock Lesnar, but what mattered was the spectacle.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  13. Zach tackles pressure, wrestles with success

    Josh Gross

    An elite fighter's job description includes coping with the high stakes of winning or losing. If someday Bellator bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky enjoys enough success to join that class, and he's on the right path, he'll have a book recommendati...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  14. Chicago card a circus to some clarity

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Dana White made a few things clear during Thursday's news conference in Chicago -- or, at least clearer -- about what's at stake on Saturday. The rest will have to be inferred. The most up-to-date picture looks like this: The winner of Chael Sonne...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  15. MMA Power Rankings -- Welterweight

    ESPN.com staff

    These are the welterweight power rankings.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | January 16, 2012
  16. Wait, UFC Rio is this week?

    Chuck Mindenhall

    It's fight week, and the most we're hearing about UFC 142 is coming from concerned third parties about how nobody's talking about UFC 142. It is a pay-per-view, after all, with a title at stake. It is happening only one time zone removed from eastern...

    Blog | January 10, 2012