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UFC Fight Night: Silva vs. Irvin

  • Silva Dominates

    By Alex Adeyanju · July 20, 2008 · 3:30 a.m.

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    Watch highlights of Silva's win Saturday night at the Palms.

  • Trask: UFC edges Affliction in Saturday night duel

    By Mike Trask · July 20, 2008 · 12:14 a.m.

    The Sun's Mike Trask watched the productions from UFC and Affliction on television Saturday night to see which had the upper hand. Here's his scorecard.

  • Silva Gets Early Win

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    Anderson Silva knocked out James Irvin early in the first round Saturday during UFC Fight Night at the Palms.

  • Live Blog: Silva knocks out Irvin in first round

    By Andy Samuelson · July 19, 2008 · 9:30 p.m.

    There wasn't much time to see if Anderson Silva was in-shape or not. He caught a James Irvin kick attempt a minute into the first round and caught Irvin with a big right.

  • Ratner recalls his brief fighting career

    By John Katsilometes · July 19, 2008 · 5:36 p.m.

    Marc Ratner’s fighting career didn’t last long. He went 0-1, that loss by knockout. A one-punch TKO, actually. “I remember it well. I was 11 or 12 years old,” the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s vice president and former executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission said earlier this afternoon, about 90 minutes before the UFC light-heavyweight bout between Anderson Silva and James Irvin at the Pearl Theater at the Palms.

  • Silva vs. Irvin Weigh-In

    By Alex Adeyanju · July 18, 2008 · midnight

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    Watch the weigh-in for Anderson Silva fighting James Irvin coming up on Saturday night at the Palms.

  • Take Five: Ultimate Fighting Championship

    By Jeff Haney · July 19, 2008 · 2:00 a.m.

    But this edition of UFC Fight Night at the Palms, to air on regular cable TV, does have some competition on a big night for MMA: a $39.95 pay-per-view event presented by upstart Affliction from Anaheim, Calif., featuring Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Sylvia in a heavyweight main event.

  • Silva packs on pounds for Saturday UFC match

    By Andy Samuelson · July 18, 2008 · 7:26 a.m.

    So what does the world’s best pound-for-pound MMA fighter eat when he needs to bulk up to fight in a heavier weight class? McDonald’s of course.

  • Silva vs. Irvin Preview

    By Alex Adeyanju · July 18, 2008 · midnight

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    Saturday night at The Pearl at The Palms Casino Resort, UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva jumps up a weight class to fight James Irvin.

  • UFC Fight Night 14 Preview

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    The reigning UFC middleweight champion who has done most of his damage at 185 pounds, Anderson Silva moves up to light heavyweight for the first time to face James Irvin tonight at the Palms.

  • UFC exec answers reader questions in chat

    Ultimate Fighting Championship executive Marc Ratner joined readers of during a live discussion that began at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 17, just two days before Anderson Silva and James Irvin will meet in a matchup at the Pearl in The Palms.

UFC 160
Velasquez and dos Santos end night with knockout wins

UFC 160 Champion Cain Velasquez used his punches. No. 1 ranked contender Junior dos Santos opted for a head-kick. Their knockout victories on the annual Memorial Day weekend card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena — over Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva and Mark Hunt, respectively — landed them back in a familiar position. Before the end of the year, Velasquez and dos Santos will meet again. It will mark the third time the world's two best heavyweights share the octagon. It will also break their current tie of one win apiece. As confident as Velasquez is that he can become the elusive long-reigning heavyweight champion, dos Santos is equally convinced that he'll right his last loss.

Main Card Results
Cain VelasquezAntonio "Bigfoot" SilvaTKO
Junior dos SantosMark HuntKnockout
Glover TeixeiraJames Te HunaSubmission
T.J. GrantGray MaynardTKO
Donald CerroneK.J. NoonsUnanimous Decision

Fight Schedule
DateEventHeadlining MatchLocation
April 11 UFC Fight Night 39 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira vs. Roy Nelson Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
April 12 Boxing: Bradley vs. Pacquiao II Tim Bradley vs. Manny Pacquiao Las Vegas: MGM Grand Garden Arena
April 16 UFC Fight Night 40 Michael Bisping vs. Tim Kennedy Quebec City, Quebec
April 19 UFC on Fox 11 Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum Orlando, Fla.
April 19 Boxing: IBF/WBA junior featherweight title Bernard Hopkins vs. Beibut Shumenov Washington D.C.
April 26 UFC 172 Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira Baltimore

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