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  1. Melendez: 'This is my coming-out party'

    Josh Gross

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Gilbert Melendez's long, winding ride to the UFC concludes Saturday, not so far from where it began. The 31-year-old Californian, a Strikeforce lightweight champion and longtime resident of top-10 lists, enters the Octagon for the...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  2. "Cyborg" Santos will fight anyone

    Josh Gross

    HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- Cristiane Santos is an equal-opportunity butt-kicker. The female featherweight star reaffirmed Wednesday, following a two-hour workout at the Punishment Training Center, that she'll fight anyone in a cage so long as the...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  3. Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos secures release from Zuffa, plans retur...

    Josh Gross

    Former Strikeforce women's featherweight champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos has secured her release from Zuffa and plans a return to action April 5 against Ediane Gomes at Invicta FC 5.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  4. Strikeforce Report Card: UFC's assets grow with Strikeforce foldi...

    Josh Gross

    Strikeforce Report Card

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2013
  5. Ten moments in Strikeforce history

    Josh Gross

    Saturday night in Oklahoma City marks the final chapter for Strikeforce mixed martial arts, ending a turbulent and groundbreaking period in the sport. Moving from regional promotion to one of global significance, Strikeforce offered a compelling m...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  6. 2012 submission of the year: Rousey-Tate

    Josh Gross

    There were more exotic finishes in 2012, but none as memorable as Ronda Rousey's armbar over Miesha Tate in March, and for that reason fans voted it their favorite submission of the year. Armbars, if you're not aware, are Rousey's thing. She's fou...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  7. Ronda Rousey becomes first female to sign UFC deal

    Josh Gross

    A week's worth of rumors were answered Friday when Dana White confirmed Strikeforce female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is headed to the UFC.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2012
  8. Rafael 'Feijao' Cavalcante's suspension in California for steroid...

    Josh Gross

    The California State Athletic Commission upheld a one-year suspension and $2,500 fine of mixed martial artist Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2012
  9. Strikeforce Report Card: Can Ronda Rousey be MMA's poster child?

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of Strikeforce fighters.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2012
  10. Mir for Cormier, but what about Melendez?

    Josh Gross

    On Wednesday two Strikeforce title fights were revealed. Gilbert Melendez defends against Pat Healy on Sept. 29. Daniel Cormier gets Frank Mir (you read that right) not long after. The first contest signifies everything wrong about how Strikefo...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  11. Strikeforce Report Card: Strikeforce stable delivers -- to little...

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of Strikeforce: 'Rockhold versus Kennedy' fighters.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  12. California panel bans Rafael Cavalcante for one year after positi...

    Josh Gross

    The California State Athletic Commission on Monday announced the suspension of light heavyweight Rafael Cavalcante's license after he tested positive for stanozolol metabolites, a banned anobolic agent.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2012
  13. Strikeforce GP/Bellator 69: Don't write off Gilbert Melendez base...

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of Strikeforce GP/Bellator 69 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  14. Invicta infuses new life into women's MMA

    Josh Gross

    Is there a place in mixed martial arts for an all-female promotion? A "league of their own," as it were? Shannon Knapp and Janet Martin believe the answer is "yes," and their quest begins Saturday in Kansas City, Kan., with the debut of Invicta Fi...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  15. How would Josh Barnett fare in the UFC?

    Josh Gross

    Alistair Overeem hasn't spoken publicly since news broke Wednesday that he tested positive for an increased testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. He probably doesn't have to for Josh Barnett to understand what the 31-year-old Dutch heavyweight is fe...

    Blog | April 07, 2012
  16. Muhammed Lawal suspended, fined by Nevada State Athletic Commissi...

    Josh Gross

    The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously on Tuesday to fine and suspend Muhammed Lawal following a positive for anabolic steroids in January.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012