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UFC 111: St. Pierre vs. Hardy

  • UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre, right, attempts an armbar against Dan Hardy during their fight at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Saturday, March 27, 2010.  St. Pierre methodically defeated Hardy by a unanimous, five-round decision in the main event of UFC 111 and retained his welterweight belt.

    Although familiar opponents ahead, Georges St. Pierre happy in welterweight division

    March 28, 2010

    Pending a big change by both Georges St. Pierre and UFC President Dana White, don’t expect to see the welterweight champion take on any other challenges besides defending his belt as many times as possible.

  • Shane Carwin, top, in action against Frank Mir during their heavyweight match at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Saturday, March 27, 2010.  Carwin won at 3:28 of the first round to take the UFC interim heavyweight title.

    Shane Carwin plays spoiler, denies Frank Mir third meeting with Brock Lesnar

    March 28, 2010

    Shane Carwin had two strategies going into Saturday’s interim title fight with Frank Mir. One: Pin Mir up against the fence where his movement would be limited. Two: Make the fight last longer than one round so people will stop asking him about his cardio. He succeeded in only one.

  • Georges St. Pierre speaks to the media on July 8, 2009 at Mandalay Bay.

    Breaking down UFC 111: Georges St. Pierre vs. Dan Hardy

    March 26, 2010

    Georges St. Pierre is the undisputed UFC welterweight champion. But every time he steps into the octagon and hears the door close behind him, he feels the same emotion many others would - fear.

  • UFC heavyweight fighter and Las Vegas resident Frank Mir speaks to reporters following an open workout at his gym Friday, March 12, 2010.  Mir, a former Bonanza High School wrestler, is scheduled to face Shane Carwin for an interim heavyweight championship on March 27 at UFC 111 in New Jersey.

    Breaking down UFC 111: Frank Mir vs. Shane Carwin

    March 25, 2010

    Frank Mir showed little emotion Wednesday as UFC president Dana White announced that Brock Lesnar would be attending his interim championship fight against Shane Carwin at UFC 111 this weekend.

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    UFC 111: Workouts

    Georges St. Pierre and Dan Hardy talk to the media about Hardy's role as the underdog, while Shane Carwin and Frank Mir talk Brock Lesnar

  • UFC President Dana White responds to questions during a meeting with photographers at a pre-fight press conference. White traditionally meets with reporters to answer all questions regarding the UFC before pay-per-view events.

    Dana White loves Manny Pacquiao, says St. Pierre vs. Silva probably won’t happen

    March 25, 2010

    White is known for sitting down with the media following press conferences and shooting straight answers to any questions they may have leading up to an event. Here are some highlights from the recent chat.

  • Video

    Fireside Chat with Dana White: UFC 111

    In this installment of the Fireside Chat, UFC President Dana White discusses his affection for a certain Filipino boxer, the odds of the ultimate superfight and more.

  • UFC 111 weigh-in: Markham misses weight, Hardy puts on show

    March 26, 2010

    Considering the energy Dan Hardy had during the official UFC 111 weigh-ins inside the Prudential Center on Friday, it was clear the welterweight couldn’t wait to get in the octagon and put on a show Saturday night.

  • Thiago Alves attacks Georges St. Pierre during their welterweight title fight at UFC 100 Saturday night at Mandalay Bay.  Pierre won by decision to retain his title.

    Thiago Alves fails medicals, now out of UFC 111

    March 25, 2010

    Top UFC welterweight Thiago Alves (16-6) has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled matchup with Jon Fitch this Saturday at UFC 111 after failing his medical tests with the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board.

  • Matt Riddle (right) lands a kick to Nick Osipczak during their welterweight bout at UFC 105 in Manchester, England on Nov. 14, 2009. Osipczak won the fight by TKO.

    After being spit on by fan, Matt Riddle happy to be fighting again in U.S.

    March 23, 2010

    Before traveling to Manchester, England, for his first UFC fight overseas at UFC 105 in November, Matt Riddle knew he probably was going to face some challenges. But there was one bump in the road Riddle hadn't prepared himself for - being spit on by a fan right before walking out to face Nick Osipczak.

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    Frank Mir workout

  • UFC heavyweight fighter and Las Vegas resident Frank Mir talks with his wife, Jennifer, during an open workout at his gym Friday, March 12, 2010. His stepson, Marcus, is at far right. Mir, a former Bonanza High School wrestler, is scheduled to face Shane Carwin for an interim heavyweight championship on March 27 at UFC 111 in New Jersey.

    Frank Mir only knows one way to train — with family nearby

    March 22, 2010

    Frank Mir understands why others assumed he was overwhelmed. When Mir arrived in Memphis last December to fight Cheick Kongo in UFC 107, it was hard to tell that the Las Vegas resident was one of the fiercest mixed martial arts fighters in the world. After all, he looked more like a dad taking his children to Disneyland, and not someone days away from having to be at his best in the Octagon.

  • Dan Hardy (right) connects with a left hook to Mike Swick during their welterweight bout at UFC 105 on Nov. 14 2009. Hardy won the fight by unanimous decision.

    Dan Hardy embraces Matt Serra comparisons before title fight

    March 17, 2010

    In his first fight of 2010, UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre will enter the octagon a heavy favorite against a brash, confident underdog, whose only shot at winning the fight, in the eyes of many, amounts to little more than a puncher’s chance. Sound familiar?