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  1. Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos make weight for UFC title fight...

    Franklin McNeil

    Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and top contender Junior dos Santos made their UFC 166 title fight official after each man made weight Friday at the Toyota Center.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  2. Bader trusts his wrestling against Teixeira

    Franklin McNeil

    The plan is set, and the wheels are in motion. Hard-hitting light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira will land a title shot with a victory Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 28 at Estadio Jornalista Felipe Drummond in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Th...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  3. UFC 164 -- Anthony Pettis, Benson Henderson make weight lightweig...

    Franklin McNeil

    The long-awaited, highly anticipated lightweight title rematch between UFC champion Benson Henderson and top contender Anthony Pettis is now just hours away after each fighter made weight Friday at the Bradley Center.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  4. Anthony Pettis: 'No more holding back'

    Franklin McNeil

    As lightweight champion Benson Henderson and top contender Anthony Pettis head into their showdown Saturday night at UFC 164 in Milwaukee, much attention has been paid to their 2010 WEC title bout. The fight was as an action-filled, closely contes...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  5. Josh Koscheck, Tyron Woodley to meet Nov. 16 at UFC 167

    Franklin McNeil

    Former top welterweight contenders Josh Koscheck and Tyron Woodley will look to take a step toward returning to the title picture when they meet Nov. 16 at UFC 167, promotion officials announced Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2013
  6. Demian Maia-Jake Shields set for Oct. 9 in Brazil

    Franklin McNeil

    Welterweight contender Demian Maia attempts to strengthen his case for a title shot Oct. 9 when he faces Jake Shields in Barueri, Brazil, UFC officials announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  7. Cormier happy to fight Nelson; eyes Jones

    Franklin McNeil

    Imagine if heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum had gotten his wish and faced Daniel Cormier in a title eliminator. Then imagine Werdum losing. What a mess that would have left at the top of the division. Earlier this month, UFC president Dana W...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  8. Glover Teixeira-Ryan Bader set for Sept. 4 in Brazil

    Franklin McNeil

    Fast-rising light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira continues his quest for a title shot on Sept. 4 when he faces Ryan Bader in Minas Gerais, Brazil.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  9. Knee injury forces Anthony Pettis out of title tilt vs. Jose Aldo...

    Franklin McNeil

    Top-ranked lightweight contender Anthony Pettis suffered a knee injury that has forced him out of an Aug. 3 featherweight title bout with champion Jose Aldo in Rio de Janeiro, UFC president Dana White announced Friday.

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  10. Cormier planning final fight at heavyweight

    Franklin McNeil

    Daniel Cormier is a highly ranked heavyweight contender, but a title shot is not in his foreseeable future thanks to a roadblock that he doesn't intend to trespass -- UFC champion Cain Velasquez. The level of respect Cormier has for Velasquez is s...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  11. More complete Werdum primed for rematch

    Franklin McNeil

    His prefight agenda has remained constant for years: train properly, win and move one step closer to a title shot. More often than not, this approach has proved beneficial to UFC heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum. Under normal circumstances, ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  12. White: Aldo-Pettis title bout is still on

    Franklin McNeil

    While UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and his handlers said a title bout with lightweight contender Anthony Pettis was out of the question, promotion president Dana White begged to differ. Something had to give, but when White's involved in ...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  13. Renan Barao, Michael McDonald make weight for title fight

    Franklin McNeil

    Both UFC 135-pound interim champion Renan Barao and contender Michael McDonald made weight for Saturday's title bout in London as each tipped the scales at 134 pounds.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  14. Poirier positions himself for title push

    Franklin McNeil

    The desire to land a featherweight title shot is strong in a division with no clear-cut No. 1 contender. And there isn't a 145-pound fighter more determined to be the top guy at this point in time than Dustin Poirier. The Louisiana native, who tr...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  15. UFC on Fox 6 -- Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson defends flyweig...

    Franklin McNeil

    Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson outworked challenger John Dodson in the championship rounds to defends his flyweight title at UFC on Fox 6 in Chicago.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2013
  16. Demetrious Johnson set for first title defense against John Dodso...

    Franklin McNeil

    Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson makes his first title defense Jan. 26 against top contender John Dodson, UFC announced Tuesday night on FUEL TV.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2012