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  1. Ben Askren to defend ONE FC welterweight title vs. Luis Santos on...

    Brett Okamoto

    ONE FC welterweight champion and former U.S. Olympic wrestler Ben Askren will defend his title against Luis Santos on April 24.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2015
  2. Robbie Lawler, Johny Hendricks to complete UFC trilogy

    Brett Okamoto

    Newly-crowned UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler's first title defense will be against Johny Hendricks.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2015
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  4. Hendricks at "85 percent," to return in '15

    Brett Okamoto

    UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is "about 85 percent" recovered from surgery on his right biceps last March, according to his wrestling coach Kenny Monday. Hendricks, 31, is training on a daily basis without limitations and could even be...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  5. St-Pierre on track for October gym return

    brettokamoto

    Less than six months after undergoing surgery on a torn ACL in his left knee, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has resumed "gymnastic training." Firas Zahabi, head coach at Tristar Gym in Montreal, told ESPN.com that St-Pierre is...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  6. BJ Penn announces retirement after TUF 19 finale loss to Frankie ...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn retired from professional mixed martial arts at the age of 35 on Sunday.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  7. Johny Hendricks (biceps) hopes to be fully healthy in June or Jul...

    Richard Durrett

    UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks hopes to get the brace protecting his surgically repaired torn right biceps off in three weeks is aiming to be fully healthy by late June or early July.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2014
  8. Ben Askren to make ONE FC debut in May

    Brett Okamoto

    Former Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren will make his ONE FC debut against Bakhtiyar Abbasov on May 30 in Singapore.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  9. Former UFC champion Georges St-Pierre tears ACL

    Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre tore ligaments in his left knee in training and will need surgery.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  10. Johny Hendricks to have surgery on torn right bicep

    Brett Okamoto

    Newly crowned UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will undergo surgery to repair a torn right bicep he suffered two weeks prior to UFC 171.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2014
  11. Douglas Lima-Rick Hawn welterweight title bout set for Bellator 1...

    Brett Okamoto

    Recent tournament winners Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn will meet for the vacant 170-pound welterweight title at Bellator 117 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, officials announced Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2014
  12. Georges St-Pierre says UFC's stance on drug testing partly behind...

    Brett Okamoto

    Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre told reporters in Montreal on Tuesday that the promotion's stance on drug testing contributed to his decision to vacate the title and step away from the sport last month.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  13. Georges St-Pierre steps away from UFC

    Josh Gross

    UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced Friday that he will step away from fighting for an undetermined period of time and relinquished his title.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2013
  14. Close decisions to the champ are UFC norm

    Andrew R. Davis

    At UFC 167, many felt that Johny Hendricks did enough damage against Georges St-Pierre to become the new UFC welterweight champion. On Glenn Trowbridge's scorecard, Hendricks did just that. The other two judges (Sal D'Amato and Tony Weeks) saw the fi...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  15. Bellator declines to re-sign Ben Askren

    Brett Okamoto

    Ben Askren officially became an unrestricted free agent Thursday as Bellator Fighting Championships announced it would not resign the welterweight champion.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  16. MMA - Finding the value in betting UFC 167 St-Pierre vs. Hendrick...

    John Candido

    John Candido looks at the main card of UFC 167 and finds where the betting value lies.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2013
  17. Ben Askren still waiting for call from UFC

    Josh Gross

    Within the week, Bellator MMA CEO and founder Bjorn Rebney contacted Ben Askren, the promotion's free agent welterweight champion, and proposed a scenario the undefeated Olympian couldn't refuse. "He just called me and said straight up, 'I think y...

    Blog | October 10, 2013