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UFC 98: Evans vs Machida

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    The Machida Era

    A new era in the UFC begins after Lyoto Machida knocked out Rashad Evans to win the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Saturday night at UFC 98 at the MGM Grand.

  • Lyoto Machida hugs manager and translator Ed Soares after winning the light heavyweight title against Rashad Evans at UFC 98 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

    Enter ‘The Dragon’ era

    May 24, 2009

    In the past two years, the UFC light heavyweight championship belt has switched hands four times and been successfully defended only once, by Quinton "Rampage" Jackson with a win over Dan Henderson in 2007. The question now after the division’s latest switcheroo on Saturday night is will that trend continue …

  • Video

    Champion vs. Challenger

    Saturday Night at UFC 98, Rashad Evans defends his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship against Lyoto Machida. Both fighters talk about the title fight.

  • Matt Hughes celebrates winning his welterweight bout against Matt Serra at UFC 98 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 23, 2009. Hughes scored a unanimous decision victory in his long awaited showdown with Serra.

    Country boy survives bitter rival

    May 24, 2009

    The hatchet might not be completely buried privately but on Saturday night it was at least squashed publically as bitter rivals Matt Hughes and Matt Serra actually hugged inside the Octagon at UFC 98.

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    Battle of the Matts

    In UFC 98's co-main event, Matt Hughes silenced the on-going feud between he and Matt Serra with a unanimous decision over the Terror Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

  • Matt Hughes (left) faces Matt Serra during the UFC 98 press conference Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Hughes takes on Matt Serra at UFC 98 on Saturday night.

    Hughes mum on grudge match

    May 22, 2009

    If Saturday's fight against Matt Serra is to be the final time UFC legend Matt Hughes steps into the Octagon, he isn't saying much about it. Frankly, the 34-year-old isn't saying much of anything. For a grudge match that's been built up on the basis of the two's open dislike for each other, Hughes has been noticeably quiet in the days leading up to the fight. He skipped an open workout earlier this week and, minus saying a quick thanks to everyone for attending, was equally mute at a press conference on Thursday.

  • Matt Serra (right) lands a hook on Georges St. Pierre during their first encounter at UFC 69 in April of 2007. Serra stunned St. Pierre to win the welterweight title.

    Serra eager to settle verbal war with Hughes

    May 21, 2009

    Matt Serra and Matt Hughes share the same first name, but that's about it. The two rivals are about as similar as black and white, a well-known fact that was shown once again Wednesday during a workout showcasing the fighters participating in UFC 98. "I don't go out of my way to be a smack talker, you can ask me about anyone and I'll give you my honest opinion," said Serra, a New York native. "I just don't like the guy. I'm used to fighting nice guys, it's really hard to find a guy that's not cool, everybody is pretty down to earth. I've been in the UFC since 2001 and I get along with everybody.

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    UFC 98 Weigh-Ins

    Undefeated light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Lyoto Machida weigh-in Friday for their title fight on Saturday night at the MGM Grand.