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  • T.J. Dillashaw drops elbows on Renan Barao during their bantamweight title fight at UFC 173 Saturday, May 24, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Dillashaw won with a TKO in the fifth round.
    Analysis: T.J. Dillashaw put in precarious position with UFC 177 rematch
    Aug. 28, 2014
    Reacting with the same championship mentality he employs in the octagon, T.J. Dillashaw caught himself Tuesday afternoon. Instead of recovering from an opponent’s haymaker, the UFC bantamweight champion was saving himself from his own words ...
  • Ovince St. Preux celebrates his submission win over Nikita Krylov during a UFC 171 mixed martial arts light heavyweight bout, Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Dallas.
    From football to fighting, Ovince St. Preux proud of progress
    Aug. 15, 2014
    Ovince St. Preux sensed the exhaustion from the University of Maine football players as he walked into their training facility Thursday morning. Before the 31-year-old spoke to the Black Bears, a coach explained that they were coming off week of two-a-day practices and getting a well-deserved break...
  • UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is triumphant as he leaves the MGM lobby after getting into a fight with challenger Daniel Cormier during a UFC press conference at the MGM Grand Monday Aug. 4, 2014.
    Jon Jones leg injury postpones fight with Daniel Cormier
    Aug. 12, 2014
    The unbridled hostility between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier that erupted into public spectacle at a UFC 178 press conference was all for nothing. Their light heavyweight title fight is off...
  • Blood flies off Renan Barao as he is hit with a leg from T.J. Dillashaw that nearly finishes him off in the fifth round during their title fight at UFC 173 on Saturday, May 24, 2014, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Dillashaw won shortly thereafter with a TKO.
    UFC 177: A top-to-bottom look at the card with two title fights
    Aug. 8, 2014
    UFC 178 has produced one memorable dust-up, while UFC 176 wound up in the dustbin. All the activity has just plain left UFC 177 in the dust...
  • Challenger Daniel Cormier, right, prepares to shove UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones during a UFC press conference at the MGM Grand Monday Aug. 4, 2014.
    UFC fighters Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier brawl in MGM lobby at press event
    Aug. 4, 2014
    UFC fighters Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier have taken to social media over the past few weeks to express their dislike for each other. Today, during a press conference promoting the fight...
  • Robbie Lawler, top, punches Matt Brown during the fourth round of a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC event in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, July 26, 2014. Lawler won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
    Robbie Lawler wins slugfest with Matt Brown to earn UFC welterweight title shot
    July 26, 2014
    Robbie Lawler will get the rematch he so desperately wanted. Lawler went the distance today against Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 12 in San Jose, Calif., winning the slugfest by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) in the welterweight elimination fight. ...
  • Matt Brown, right, punches Mike Swick in the second round during a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC on FOX event in Seattle, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Brown won by knockout in the second round.
    UFC on Fox 12 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    July 25, 2014
    If someone bet $100 on Matt Brown seven fights ago and continually rolled the winnings over to “The Immortal’s” following bouts, the gambler would now have more than $25,000. The combined odds have given Brown less than a 0.5 percent chance of getting to where he finds himself Saturday after a seven-fight winning streak...
  • Dennis Bermudez pounds on Max Holloway on his way to a split decision win in their bout at UFC 160 on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Dennis Bermudez peaking by all measures going into UFC on Fox 12
    July 24, 2014
    The sports scientists who monitor Dennis Bermudez’s training marveled at the UFC featherweight’s progression. The 27-year-old from Long Island, N.Y., began visiting a human performance lab at Cal State Fullerton University, as shown on the UFC’s latest “Road to the Octagon" television show, periodically two fights ago ...
  • UFC fighter Vitor Belfort watches the fights at UFC 168 Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort revealed as UFC 181 headliner
    July 23, 2014
    Chris Weidman has already taken out two of the most decorated Brazilian fighters during his tenure as the UFC middleweight champion. The 30-year-old from New York will now move on to his third. Weidman (12-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) will attempt to defend his title against Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) on Dec. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the main event of UFC 181...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: UFC Fight Night 46’s Ilir Latifi vs. Chris Dempsey
    July 19, 2014
    The Play of the Day has broken through with a five-game winning streak, the longest in the history of the contest that uses South Point betting lines and a $10,000 starting bankroll ...
  • Jose Aldo right, punches Chad Mendes during their featherweight title bout at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday Jan. 15, 2012. Aldo defended his belt by defeating Mendes in the first round.
    Analysis: Canceled UFC card sparks hidden benefits
    July 19, 2014
    A local sports occurrence that was once as nonexistent as Floyd Mayweather Jr. losing a fight or casinos failing to post betting lines on an NFL game has become alarmingly commonplace. With last week’s cancellation of ...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Ronda Rousey
    Floyd Mayweather on Ronda Rousey: Who is ‘he’?
    July 16, 2014
    http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/11221795/floyd-mayweather-jr-ronda-rousey-not-sure-is
  • With a welt developing under his eye, B.J. Penn heads to his corner between rounds of his fight against Frankie Edgar at "The Ultimate Fighter" 19 finale Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
    B.J. Penn emotionally calls it a career after third loss to Frankie Edgar
    July 7, 2014
    The blood flowing into his eyes should have blinded B.J. Penn. Instead, the facial gash facilitated Penn seeing with a new level of clarity. As Frankie Edgar elbowed his complexion into a red mess in the main event of “The Ultimate Fighter” 19 finale, the 35-year-old Penn realized ...
  • Frankie Edgar hammers B.J. Penn with elbows during their fight at "The Ultimate Fighter" 19 finale Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Edgar won by TKO in the third round.
    ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ 19 finale blog: Gordon and Anderson earn UFC contracts
    July 6, 2014
    The camera panned to UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman watching “The Ultimate Fighter” 19 finale from the first row. Weidman smiled but motioned toward the octagon. Last night was his night. The second of two fight cards on International Fight Week was about others ...
  • Dana White is seen in the octagon after Ronda Rousey's TKO of Alexis Davis at UFC 175 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, July 5, 2014. Rousey retained her title with a 16-second TKO.
    Fast finish, slow return: Ronda Rousey not rushing back after UFC 175 victory
    July 6, 2014
    Dana White kissed Ronda Rousey on the cheek after imparting a few words as she made her way out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday night. The pair were just out of earshot of the media after the UFC 175 post-fight press conference, but it wasn’t difficult to imagine the topic and White’s message ...
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