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  1. Henderson's MO: Just win, at any cost

    Franklin McNeil

    MILWAUKEE -- Lightweight champion Benson Henderson has successfully defended his UFC 155-pound title three times in a row. The only other fighter to accomplish that feat inside the Octagon is former lightweight titleholder BJ Penn. But as Henderso...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  2. Sonnen versus Machida the way to go

    Franklin McNeil

    Middleweight contender Chael Sonnen has been pursuing Wanderlei Silva for several months. As is common when Sonnen targets a fighter, especially a Brazilian, the verbal assault can turn vicious. Silva has received some of the best trash talk in S...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  3. Brian Stann starting over in 2013

    Franklin McNeil

    The self-assured demeanor and authoritative sound of his voice have returned. They are solid indicators that Brian Stann is close to being his old self again -- personally and professionally. For more than a year, Stann has been rebounding from a ...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  4. UFC middleweight Yushin Okami to face Hector Lombard on March 2 i...

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC middleweight contender Yushin Okami will meet Hector Lombard on March 2 in Saitama, Japan, the promotion announced Monday night.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2013
  5. Wanderlei Silva vs. Brian Stann set for March 3 in Saitama, Japan...

    Franklin McNeil

    Former light heavyweight champions Wanderlei Silva and Brian Stann have agreed to return to 205 pounds for a five-round showdown on March 3 in Saitama, Japan, UFC announced Wednesday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  6. UFC 147: Rich Franklin spoils Wanderlei Silva's homecoming

    Franklin McNeil

    Rich Franklin again proved too active and too accurate for Wanderlei Silva in earning a unanimous decision in their rematch at UFC 147.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2012
  7. Injury-free Franklin just enjoying the ride

    Franklin McNeil

    The fire still burns within Rich Franklin. He's still committed to reclaiming the UFC middleweight championship he held from June 2005 until October 2006, and the first step toward achieving that goal comes Saturday night when he meets Wanderlei Silv...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  8. Wanderlei Silva-Rich Franklin rematch announced for UFC 147

    Franklin McNeil

    Wanderlei Silva will face former middleweight champion Rich Franklin in a rematch at UFC 147, the promotion announced Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  9. Vitor Belfort has broken hand, won't fight in UFC 147 vs. Wanderl...

    Franklin McNeil

    A broken hand has forced middleweight contender Vitor Belfort to withdraw from UFC 147, promotion president Dana White said Saturday night in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2012
  10. Former champ Rich Franklin to fight Cung Le at UFC 148

    Franklin McNeil

    After spending the past three-plus years competing against larger opposition, former UFC middleweight champion Rich Franklin returns to his natural division.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Belfort, Silva named TUF: Brazil coaches

    Franklin McNeil

    Middleweights Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva have been named coaches for "The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil," UFC president Dana White announced on Tuesday. White made the announcement during a news conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to promote UF...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  13. UFC 139 roundup: Dan Henderson outguns Mauricio Rua over five rou...

    Franklin McNeil

    Dan Henderson did enough work early on to outlast Mauricio Rua over five rounds at UFC 139.

    Story | Conversation | November 19, 2011
  14. Cruz, Faber top 132 medical suspensions

    Franklin McNeil

    UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz might have to savor his unanimous decision win Saturday night over Urijah Faber for a while. The Nevada Athletic Commission released its medical suspensions to ESPN.com on Tuesday for fighters who participat...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  15. Wanderlei eyes rematch, not retirement

    Franklin McNeil

    Despite suffering the quickest knockout of his illustrious fighting career -- a 27-second drubbing to Chris Leben at UFC 132 on Saturday night -- retirement is not on the agenda of former Pride middleweight champion Wanderlei Silva. Instead, Silva is...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  16. Leben wins battle of chins with Silva

    Franklin McNeil

    There is nothing wrong with the striking power of former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva. He can still knock out anyone with a well-placed punch. What's been been evident in his most recent fights, however, is that Silva doesn't take a punch very well...

    Blog | July 02, 2011