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UFC 123: Rampage vs. Machida

  • Quinton Jackson celebrates after his light heavyweight mixed martial arts match against Lyoto Machida at UFC 123 on Saturday in Auburn Hills, Mich. Jackson defeated Machida on a split decision.

    Dana White says no rematch needed, Rampage Jackson won

    November 21, 2010

    Unlike the last time Lyoto Machida was involved in a decision, there will be no immediate rematch this time. Despite a split decision result and an offer to do it again from Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson himself, the UFC 123 main event fighters will move on to other opponents and not face one another again immediately.

  • B.J. Penn, left, takes a kick from Matt Hughes during the first round of a welterweight match at UFC 123 in Auburn Hills, Mich. Penn defeated Hughes in 21 seconds of the first round.

    B.J. Penn will stay a welterweight, face Jon Fitch

    November 21, 2010

    It took B.J. Penn 21 seconds to knock out Matt Hughes Saturday in the co-main event at UFC 123. It appears it took Dana White about the same amount of time to find Penn’s next fight.

  • Weigh-in blog: All fighters make weight for UFC 123

    Weigh-in blog: All fighters make weight for UFC 123

    November 19, 2010

    Making weight was apparently no problem for all 22 fighters set to compete on Saturday’s UFC 123 event, as not a single one of them took advantage of the extra pound given to each division. A fighter is allowed to weigh in 1 pound over his or her weight limit.

  • Mauricio "Shogun"  Rua, from Brazil, is thrown to the mat by fellow Brazilian Lyoto Machida in the first round during their light heavyweight bout at UFC 113 on May 8, 2010.

    Breaking down UFC 123: Rampage Jackson vs. Lyoto Machida

    November 18, 2010

    Following every one of the 16 consecutive wins Lyoto Machida strung together to start his professional career, the UFC light heavyweight would remind himself that the result of any fight has no effect on the next one. As the former champion looks to bounce back from the first loss of his career in Saturday’s UFC 123 main event against Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, he’s looking to live by that mindset now more than ever.

  • Matt Hughes celebrates after submitting Ricardo Almeida in the first round at UFC 117 on August 7, 2010 in Oakland, Calif.

    Breaking down UFC 123: B.J. Penn vs. Matt Hughes

    November 18, 2010

    During an open media workout Thursday, UFC welterweight Matt Hughes casually admitted he’s wondering the same thing as everyone else when it comes to his upcoming fight against B.J. Penn. Which B.J. will show up?

  • Q&A with light heavyweight Ryan Bader

    November 19, 2010

    The UFC held an open question and answer session Friday with up-and-comer light heavyweight Ryan Bader (12-0) at the Palace at Auburn Hills. Bader is expected to face fellow prospect Jon Jones (11-1) in February. Here are a few highlights from his interaction with the fans.

  • T.J. O’Brien ‘loves’ matchup against Paul Kelly

    November 17, 2010

    T.J. O’Brien says he received the perfect opportunity to break into the UFC with the 12th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series - and he blew it. He doesn’t expect to make the same mistake twice.

  • Frankie Edgar, right, in action trading punches against B.J. Penn during their lightweight title fight on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010, at the TD Garden in Boston.  Edgar retained his title via unanimous decision.

    B.J. Penn says goal is same as ever - win titles

    November 15, 2010

    After suffering the second of consecutive losses to Frankie Edgar in August, B.J. Penn says he returned to his home in Hilo, Hawaii, and spent some time outside the gym. According to the former lightweight and welterweight champion, even though he took off only a few days, he didn't know what to do with himself.