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  1. UFC 179 'Embedded' video blog, Ep. 1: Jose Aldo compares himself to...Read the original story w/Photo

    24 min ago | MMA Mania

    Ultimate Fighting Championship is back with its "Embedded" pre-fight video blog series for UFC 179, featuring behind-the-scenes footage ahead this Saturday night's "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" pay-per-view event at MaracanA zinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We kick things off with a closer look at the final training and media days of featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who insists that he is Muhammad Ali if Chad Mendes is, in fact, Mike Tyson .

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  2. Hector Lombard vs. Yoel Romero: Who Would Win?Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    Romero are two fast-rising contenders in the UFC's welterweight and middleweight divisions. The hard-hitting, technically efficient Cubans are both coming off wins and share similar skill sets.

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  3. Darcio Lira Martial Arts to Host Autism Awareness EventRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | PRWeb

    Darcio Lira Martial Arts has announced an upcoming autism awareness event, Tap Out Autism. The event will be part of the new facility's grand opening, and the day will include a celebration of martial arts with proceeds benefiting Autism Speaks.

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  4. Benibe, Transmonte fight for URCC crownRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | ABS-CBN News

    The Universal Reality Combat Championship returns to the mixed martial arts scene tomorrow with nine fights oin tap in the URCC 25 Colt 45 Takeover at the MOA Arena in Pasay City. Andrew Benibe and Rey Transmonte headline the explosive fightcard as they clash for the vacant bantamweight title highlighting URCC's first tournament in the year.

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  5. Champ Velasquez hurts knee, out of UFC 180 defenseRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | The Las Vegas Sun

    UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has injured his right knee in training, forcing him out of his title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15. Mark Hunt will step in to meet Werdum for an interim heavyweight title at UFC 180, the mixed martial arts promotion's debut in Mexico. Velasquez was the centerpiece of the UFC's first card in Mexico City, where the 21,000-seat arena sold out in eight hours.

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  6. UFC Reinstates Middleweight Fighter Cung LeRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | I4U Future Technology News

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship middle weight division fighter Cung Le was suspended for one year when the organization discovered a sample he submitted in China this August revealed excessive levels of human growth hormone. The UFC announced on Tuesday that his suspension has been rescinded -- allowing the fighter to return to the octagon to fight once more.

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  7. UFC 179 'Prelims' preview and predictions, Pt. 2Read the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | MMA Mania

    More fights are coming to Fight Pass online digital network and FOX Sports 1 this weekend when UFC 179: "Aldo vs. Mendes 2" kicks off from Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MMAmania.com's Patrick Stumberg continues the UFC 179 "Prelims" party with the second installment of a two-part under card preview series.

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  8. Video: Watch Conor McGregor, Chad Mendes rip each other in heated BT Sport interview ahead of UFC 179Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | MMA Mania

    Chad Mendes is five days away from the biggest fight of his mixed martial arts career, a rematch against Featherweight champion Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 179. Nonetheless, despite his " bad haircut " and " goofy ass suits ," McGregor -- fresh off a first round technical knockout of Dustin Poirier last month at UFC 178 -- is the center of attention in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, scene of this weekend's pay-per-view event.

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  9. UFC 179 complete fighter breakdown, Chad 'Money' Mendes editionRead the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | MMA Mania

    Team Alpha Male standout Chad Mendes is set to make a second bid at the UFC featherweight belt against present owner Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 179, scheduled to take place this Saturday evening at the Maracaniazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil . Once derided as one of the division's more boring competitors, Mendes has come a long way since opening his ZUFFA career with five decision wins in six fights.

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  10. Chad Mendes Expecting a 'War' in Rematch with Jose Aldo at UFC 179Read the original story w/Photo

    11 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    Mixed martial arts is a chaotic sport where two athletes step into a cage to battle for physical supremacy, and it is the competition of it all that drives Chad Mendes. The Team Alpha Male standout and current No.

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  11. Cain Velasquez injures knee, out for UFC title defense in MexicoRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    A knee injury has forced UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez to abandon his scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15. A knee injury has forced UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez to abandon his scheduled title defense against Fabricio Werdum on Nov. 15. Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez suffered a right knee injury in training and is withdrawing from his Nov. 15 Ultimate Fighting Championship title defense against top contender Fabricio Werdum in Mexico City. The UFC will instead stage an interim heavyweight title bout between Brazil's Werdum and Mark Hunt , who's coming off a knockout victory over Roy Nelson in September.

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  12. Innocent! UFC rescinds Cung Le's suspension for HGH based on lack of conclusive laboratory resultsRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | MMA Mania

    Ultimate Fighting Championship is known for taking matters into its own hands and laying down the hammer for any and all fighters who fail a drug test or violate the company's Code of Conduct . But in what may very well be a first, the mixed martial arts promotion has rescinded a punishment, as the ZUFFA-owned company has announced that it will take back the 12-month suspension that was levied against Cung Le after he tested positive for human growth hormone following his technical knockout loss to Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 48 on Aug. 23, 2014 in Macau, China.

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  13. Cung Le Controversy Highlights UFC's Need for Strict RegulationRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    ... lab for testing again. If that's the major takeaway from this whole story, it's a good thing. Mixed martial arts will never be considered anything more than a niche sport if the public thinks it is filled with juiced-up cheaters. As the market ...

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  14. UFC rescinds doping suspension of fighter Cung LeRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Cung Le is punched during his UFC middleweight loss to Michael Bisping in Macao on Aug. 23. Cung Le, the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight fighter suspended one year when the organization declared a post-fight sample he submitted in China in August revealed excessive levels of human growth hormone, has been reinstated with the suspension rescinded, the UFC announced Tuesday. "I haven't read everything yet," Le said by telephone from his San Jose home.

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  15. UFC 179 fight card: Darren Elkins vs Lucas Martins fight previewRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | MMA Mania

    A featherweight style clash between Darren Elkins and Lucas Martins is set to go down this Saturday at UFC 179 inside GinA sio do MaracanA zinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. With both men fairly set in their mode of fighting, can either man make the necessary adjustments to win? Read our fight preview to find out! Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweights Darren Elkins and Lucas Martins go to war this Saturday at UFC 179 inside GinA sio do MaracanA zinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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  16. Battle in the Barn IV to take place Saturday eveningRead the original story w/Photo

    14 hrs ago | The Monroe Monitor & Valley News

    An inside shot of the Battle in the Barn facility at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds. Photo courtesy of Stray Dogs Club If you live in the Sky Valley and you love the intensity of Mixed Martial Arts, you will not want to miss the upcoming Battle in the Barn event.

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  17. UFC 179: Jose Aldo says Chad Mendes hasn't faced a 'good striker' to...Read the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | MMA Mania

    Since losing to Jose Aldo at UFC 142 over two years ago, Chad Mendes has dramatically improved his mixed martial arts game. The striking department, however, seems to be the area that has received the most attention in the training room, as Mendes -- with the help of Duane Ludwig -- has evolved into dangerous stand-up fighter, shedding the "pure wrestler" label.

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  18. Even with Champions Healthy, 2015 Shapes Up as Make-or-Break Year for UFCRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | BleacherReport

    There are those who will tell you the clock struck midnight on the UFC in 2014, and that the fight company's bejeweled, Affliction Brand carriage abruptly turned back into a pumpkin. After a few scant boom years built on the backs of fading or absentee stars, the bust is upon us.

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  19. Agilan Chandran vs. Ooi Aik Tong welterweight championship fight...Read the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | MMA Mania

    Malaysian Invasion Mixed Martial Arts 2: "Grand Finals" returns to Stadium Negara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Oct. 25, 2014, featuring an 11-fight mixed martial arts card headlined by former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight Will "The Kill" Chope, as he makes his cagefighting return against Matt "Liquid Monkey" Pellino. In the last of our championship fight previews before transitioning over to the main and co-main events, Agilan Chandran will look to continue his Cinderella story after stunning the competition en route to the finals.

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  20. UFC Fight Night 58: Dan Miller talks near career-ending surgery ahead of MMA returnRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | MMA Mania

    He also explains why he decided to return to the UFC's middleweight division after testing out the waters at welterweight. Dan Miller will make his return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship Octagon when he faces Daniel Sarafian at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 58 event on FOX Sports 1, which takes place at Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Dec. 20, 2014 .

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