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  1. 2012 knockout of the year: Barboza-Etim

    Chuck Mindenhall

    Remember the context here -- Liverpool's Terry Etim had rattled off five victories in his previous six fights, and his bout with Edson Barboza looked like a catapult into the top 10 of the lightweight division. But a funny thing happened in Rio at...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  2. May a rough month to be a UFC prospect

    Chuck Mindenhall

    At the end of April, prospects Rory MacDonald and Michael McDonald did work at UFC 145 in Atlanta. MacDonald's work was a showcase fight with an outmatched Che Mills, while bantamweight McDonald's was an eye-opening win over Miguel Torres. Today,...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  3. MMA Power Rankings -- FEATHERWEIGHT

    ESPN.com staff

    These are the featherweight power rankings.

    Power Ranking | Conversation | February 28, 2012
  4. UFC made right call in Silva-Prater ruling

    Chad Dundas

    Of all the oddities that emerged from this month's UFC 142, none caused a bigger firestorm than Erick Silva's controversial disqualification loss to Carlo Prater. More than Jose Aldo hanging on to the Octagon fence like Sly Stallone in "Cliffhange...

    Blog | January 21, 2012
  5. UFC on FX roundup: Jim Miller overcomes shaky start to submit Mel...

    Franklin McNeil

    Jim Miller showed poise and savvy in weathering an early onslaught to submit Melvin Guillard in the UFC on FX main event in Nashville, Tenn.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2012
  6. UFC 142: Next wave of Brazilian talent showcased

    Josh Gross

    Josh Gross rates the performances of UFC 142 fighters.

    Story | Conversation | January 16, 2012
  7. Aldo, Belfort hardly break sweats in Rio

    Hywel Teague

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- One second. That's how close Chad Mendes was to taking Jose Aldo into the second round. But a perfectly timed knee from the Brazilian put to rest Mendes' title aspirations and gave Aldo his first stoppage inside the UFC Octagon. ...

    Blog | January 15, 2012
  8. Topics: UFC 142

    UFC 142: Aldo vs. Mendes was an Ultimate Fighting Championship event held Jan. 14, 2012, at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main event featured a featherweight championship bout between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, won by Aldo....

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  9. UFC 142 -- Aldo versus Mendes

    UFC 142 -- Aldo versus Mendes

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | January 14, 2012
  10. Dana White says Anthony Johnson 'probably going to cut' fighter f...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC president Dana White says Anthony Johnson says promotion is "probably going to cut" the fighter after failing to make weight for a third time

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2012
  11. UFC 142 -- Anthony Johnson bout vs. Vitor Belfort to go on

    Franklin McNeil

    Anthony Johnson weighed 204.2 pounds Saturday morning, allowing his UFC 142 bout Saturday night with Vitor Belfort to go on as scheduled.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2012
  12. Anthony Johnson 11 pounds over; UFC 142 middleweight fight to go ...

    Franklin McNeil

    Anthony Johnson weighed in 11 pounds over the required limit of 197 for a nontitle middleweight fight Friday against Vitor Belfort, but his UFC 142 bout is expected to go forward.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2012
  13. Pressure's on Brazilians, say visitors

    Hywel Teague

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- It's been five months since the UFC's last visit to Brazil, but it's been 14 years since Vitor Belfort last fought in his home country. That means the pressure is on him, according to Anthony Johnson, who remains unfazed by the ...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  14. Notes and nuggets from Rio de Janeiro

    Hywel Teague

    RIO DE JANEIRO -- The UFC's traditional prefight workouts came to the fine sands of Barra beach without quite the same pomp and circumstance of the last company visit (which drew a 5,000-strong crowd to the touristy Copacabana beach). Given the low p...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  15. Aldo hands Mendes a key reminder

    Ben Blackmore

    Jose Aldo has a simple message for Chad Mendes ahead of UFC 142, telling the American "you're not a striker; you'll get knocked out." More »...

    Blog | January 12, 2012
  16. Johnson packing extra size, confidence

    Franklin McNeil

    Confidence is something that Vitor Belfort never lacks before a fight. And his confidence level is as high as ever heading into UFC 142. Belfort will compete under the UFC banner in his native Brazil for the first time since Oct. 16, 1998, when he...

    Blog | January 11, 2012