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  1. 2012 fight of the year: Henderson-Edgar I

    Brett Okamoto

    Benson Henderson's first year in the UFC was 2011, but you might say the former WEC lightweight champion truly arrived in 2012. Henderson was easily one of the most impressive figures in the Octagon in 2012 and it all started with a 155-pound ti...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  2. UFC targets city of Denver to host a lightweight title fight betw...

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has targeted the city of Denver to host a lightweight title fight between Ben Henderson and Frankie Edgar in August.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  3. It's time for Frankie Edgar to drop weight

    Brett Okamoto

    SAITAMA, Japan -- Watching Ben Henderson lift the lightweight title from Frankie Edgar at UFC 144, one truth became apparent over and over again. Edgar was just too small for this fight. I don't want to sum up everything with this one sentence....

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  4. Quinton Jackson misses weight but will still fight at UFC 144

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC light heavyweight Quinton Jackson missed weight for his UFC 144 co-main event against Ryan Bader during Saturday's official weigh-in.

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  5. Ortiz, Liddell share memories of Japan

    Brett Okamoto

    It's been more than 11 years since UFC 29 -- the last time the promotion held an event in Japan. As one might imagine, quite a bit has changed since then. One of the most vivid memories Chuck Liddell has of that trip is a broken scale on which the...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  6. Frankie Edgar on his top five fights

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has been a part of multiple memorable fights during the past six years -- from a one-round TKO in his very first performance, to back-to-back fights with MMA legend B.J. Penn, to a "fight of the year" candidate ...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  7. As Zhang develops, so does MMA in China

    Brett Okamoto

    LAS VEGAS -- Chinese featherweight Tie Quan Zhang's grin stretches from ear to ear as he wraps his hands for this early training session. It's a weekday morning in Las Vegas, 6,000 miles away from Zhang's home in Beijing. He steps into the ring ...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  8. UFC 144: Anthony Pettis versus Joe Lauzon

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto breaks down Anthony Pettis versus Joe Lauzon...

    Preview | February 20, 2012
  9. UFC 144: Quinton Jackson versus Ryan Bader

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto breaks down Frankie Edgar versus Benson Henderson...

    Preview | February 20, 2012
  10. UFC 144: Frankie Edgar versus Benson Henderson

    Brett Okamoto

    Brett Okamoto breaks down Frankie Edgar versus Benson Henderson...

    Preview | February 20, 2012
  11. The UFC has granted Quinton Jackson's request to fight in Japan i...

    Brett Okamoto

    The UFC has granted Quinton Jackson's request to fight in Japan in February.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2011
  12. Frankie Edgar, Jose Aldo make weight for UFC 156 bout

    Brett Okamoto

    Frankie Edgar came in at 144 pounds during Friday's official UFC 156 weigh-in. Edgar will make his featherweight debut against UFC champion Jose Aldo on Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2013