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  1. Five-round mains not without caveats

    Chuck Mindenhall

    At UFC 131 in Vancouver, Dana White broke the news that going forward all main events -- title fights and non-title fights alike -- would be five-round affairs. At the time, when I asked him if this would be universal for altered main events that...

    Blog | July 18, 2011
  2. 'Iron Broom' looking to clean up in the UFC

    Chuck Mindenhall

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Kenny Florian got through a self-imposed hell by not only making his weight cut, but by outlasting a hungry Diego Nunes for three rounds. It didn't help that his Boston Bruins lost an airtight 1-0 game to the Canucks to...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  3. Dos Santos more than just a boxer

    Chuck Mindenhall

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- It wasn't that he beat Shane Carwin in the main event of UFC 131; it was the topsy-turvy nature of how Junior dos Santos did it. Not only did dos Santos prevent Carwin from dumping him to the ground with a surprisin...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  4. It's gotta be the shoes for Team Soares

    Chuck Mindenhall

    VANCOUVER -- If you haven't noticed, there aren't a lot of guys coming out of Black House that lose. Theoretically, this is because Ed Soares has a stable of fighters who are really good practitioners of the martial arts -- guys like Anderson Silva (...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  5. UFC 135 official; Jones to make title defense

    Chuck Mindenhall

    VANCOUVER -- A few tidbits from UFC president Dana White today, who held his usual court with reporters after the UFC 131 news conference: If everything checks out with his health, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will have his first title def...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  6. The Maia-dos Santos connection

    Chuck Mindenhall

    The last time they fought on a card together, at UFC 95 in early 2009, Demian Maia had only vague notions of Junior dos Santos, and vice-versa. That night, dos Santos destroyed Stefan Struve in a 54-second knockout, and Maia needed only half a round ...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  7. Nunes traded cleats for the cage

    Chuck Mindenhall

    In 2004, when a 21-year-old Diego Nunes took his first MMA fight against Jorge dos Santos Velho, there was a sentiment in his native town of Caxias do Sul in south Brazil that he was, among other things, completely off his trolley. The reason? The ki...

    Blog | June 08, 2011