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  • Flyweight champion fighter Demetrious Johnson answers a question during UFC 178 media day at the MGM Grand Arena on Thursday, September 25, 2014. .
    UFC 186 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    April 24, 2015
    Demetrious Johnson turned heads this week when he declared himself a more dominant champion than Ronda Rousey. While many people’s immediate reaction was to discredit the UFC flyweight champion, the betting market actually validates his claim that he’s at least on the same level as the women’s bantamweight superstar. ...
  • Luke Rockhold yells after getting a first-round TKO of Keith Jardine in this file photo from Saturday, Jan. 7, 2012 at the Hard Rock.
    UFC on Fox 15 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    April 16, 2015
    The lengthiest UFC on Fox card in history of the series could double as the most competitive, according to sports books’ odds. All of the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion’s previous Fox events have featured a maximum of four fights airing on the network-television channel. ...
  • Lightweight Al Iaquinta talks to Joe Rogan following his win over Joe Lauzon after their fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, January 31, 2015. L.E. Baskow
    Al Iaquinta stays busy trying to climb ranks at UFC Fight Night 63
    April 2, 2015
    Spending more than three months confined to a reality-show house and gym in Las Vegas went down as one of the more difficult experiences of Al Iaquinta’s UFC career. ...
  • Featherweight fighter Conor McGregor wraps an Irish flag around himself after beating Dustin Poirier during UFC 178 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, September 27, 2014.
    Analysis: Aldo vs. McGregor the biggest fight among lighter classes in UFC history
    March 24, 2015
    Hyperbole sticks to Conor McGregor as snugly as the crowned gorilla tattooed across his chest. The 26-year-old featherweight fancies himself as the greatest ever after just five fights in the octagon. ...
  • Rafael dos Anjos celebrates winning the men's lightweight mixed martial arts title bout against Anthony Pettis at UFC 185, early Sunday, March 15, 2015, in Dallas.
    Dos Anjos beats Pettis, takes lightweight title at UFC 185
    March 14, 2015
    Rafael dos Anjos and Joanna Jedrzejczyk put the “world” in UFC world champion. Brazilian dos Anjos won the lightweight championship belt and Poland’s Jedrzejczyk took the women’s strawweight title ...
  • Carla Esparza and her team celebrate her win over Rose Namajunas following their Women's Strawweight title bout at the Pearl in the Palms on Friday, December 12, 2014.
    UFC 185 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    March 13, 2015
    More than half of the 10 UFC champions will climb into the octagon before the end of spring. The promotion’s next three pay-per-views, running through UFC 187 on May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, all feature two separate title defenses. ...
  • Boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao attend a news conference Wednesday, March 11, 2015, in Los Angeles. The two are scheduled to fight in Las Vegas on May 2.
    Blog: Mayweather, Pacquiao face off at sole meeting before big fight
    March 11, 2015
    The biggest fight in the history of boxing lacks one thing that almost every forbearer had in the build-up — a press tour. Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Manny Pacquiao met ...
  • Joanna Jedrzejczyk, right, has her arm raised in victory by referee Mike Beltran after beating Juliana Lima by unanimous decision in a women's strawweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC on Fox event in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, July 26, 2014.
    Joanna Jedrzejczyk reached UFC title fight in short order
    March 11, 2015
    Joanna Jedrzejczyk amassed more than 60 victories and five championships between amateur and professional Muay Thai competitions before inadvertently knocking herself out of the sport. ...
  • Ronda Rousey gets ready to fight Cat Zingano in a UFC 184 mixed martial arts bantamweight title bout Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. Rousey won after Zingano tapped out 14 seconds into the first round.
    ‘Cyborg’ will not be Ronda Rousey’s next opponent after record-breaking UFC 184
    March 1, 2015
    One name momentarily dislodged the grins on the faces of some of Ronda Rousey’s friends, family members and teammates after UFC 184. The mention of Cristaine “Cyborg” Justino at the post-fight press conference elicited groans from the Rousey contingent. ...
  • Ronda Rousey, right, consoles Cat Zingano after Zingano tapped out 14 seconds into a UFC 184 mixed martial arts bantamweight title bout Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Los Angeles.
    UFC 184 live blog: Ronda Rousey’s latest victim, Cat Zingano, lasts 14 seconds
    Feb. 28, 2015
    Ronda Rousey and her corner inadvertently toppled a couple of empty chairs by the broadcast table as they exited the octagon Saturday night at Staples Center. Other than the fact that hardly anyone was watching, the incident mirrored what happened inside the cage ...
  • Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey waves to fans during the weigh in for UFC 170 Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in this file photo.
    UFC 184 weigh-in: Rousey-mania infects Los Angeles
    Feb. 27, 2015
    LOS ANGELES — Several fighters were around to mingle with fans as they waited for the UFC 184 weigh-in Friday afternoon at The Event Deck at L.A. Live. ...
  • Ronda Rousey, UFC womens bantamweight champion, attends a UFC news conference at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
    UFC 184 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    Feb. 27, 2015
    The UFC is coming off of the most unpredictable card in promotional history. Ten underdogs in 11 fights won at Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 61 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. ...
  • Ronda Rousey, left, UFC womens bantamweight champion and challenger Cat Zingano pose during a UFC news conference at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts Monday, Nov. 17, 2014.
    Ronda Rousey and the state of women’s MMA riding high into UFC 184
    Feb. 25, 2015
    The experiment yielded exceptional results and turned into a full-time product. Nearly two years ago to the day, Ronda Rousey made her UFC debut hoping to prove ...
  • Frank Mir speaks to the media during the press conference for UFC 146 in the lobby of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Thursday, May 24, 2012.
    Why Frank Mir took a year off but eschewed retirement
    Feb. 21, 2015
    Frank Mir couldn’t decide on a future for his career after losing his fourth straight fight a year ago, so his wife decided for him. Jennifer Mir didn’t think it was time for ...
  • Light Heavyweight Title fighter Jon Jones connects with a back kick to opponent Daniel Cormier as they battle during their UFC182 fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Friday, January 2, 2014.
    Jon Jones, Chris Weidman defend titles in Las Vegas at UFC 187
    Feb. 18, 2015
    Outlining a new, extensive drug-testing protocol wasn’t enough to keep the UFC brass from matchmaking Wednesday. Contracts were signed for a pair of highly anticipated title fights that will take place on the annual Memorial Day weekend card in Las Vegas. ...
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