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  • Robbie Lawler, top, punches Matt Brown during the fourth round of a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC event in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, July 26, 2014. Lawler won by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
    Robbie Lawler wins slugfest with Matt Brown to earn UFC welterweight title shot
    July 26, 2014
    Robbie Lawler will get the rematch he so desperately wanted. Lawler went the distance today against Matt Brown at UFC on Fox 12 in San Jose, Calif., winning the slugfest by unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) in the welterweight elimination fight. ...
  • Matt Brown, right, punches Mike Swick in the second round during a welterweight mixed martial arts bout at a UFC on FOX event in Seattle, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012. Brown won by knockout in the second round.
    UFC on Fox 12 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    July 25, 2014
    If someone bet $100 on Matt Brown seven fights ago and continually rolled the winnings over to “The Immortal’s” following bouts, the gambler would now have more than $25,000. The combined odds have given Brown less than a 0.5 percent chance of getting to where he finds himself Saturday after a seven-fight winning streak...
  • Dennis Bermudez pounds on Max Holloway on his way to a split decision win in their bout at UFC 160 on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Dennis Bermudez peaking by all measures going into UFC on Fox 12
    July 24, 2014
    The sports scientists who monitor Dennis Bermudez’s training marveled at the UFC featherweight’s progression. The 27-year-old from Long Island, N.Y., began visiting a human performance lab at Cal State Fullerton University, as shown on the UFC’s latest “Road to the Octagon" television show, periodically two fights ago ...
  • UFC fighter Vitor Belfort watches the fights at UFC 168 Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
    Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort revealed as UFC 181 headliner
    July 23, 2014
    Chris Weidman has already taken out two of the most decorated Brazilian fighters during his tenure as the UFC middleweight champion. The 30-year-old from New York will now move on to his third. Weidman (12-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) will attempt to defend his title against Vitor Belfort (24-10 MMA, 13-6 UFC) on Dec. 6 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the main event of UFC 181...
  • Vegas Play of the Day: UFC Fight Night 46’s Ilir Latifi vs. Chris Dempsey
    July 19, 2014
    The Play of the Day has broken through with a five-game winning streak, the longest in the history of the contest that uses South Point betting lines and a $10,000 starting bankroll ...
  • Jose Aldo right, punches Chad Mendes during their featherweight title bout at UFC 142 in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday Jan. 15, 2012. Aldo defended his belt by defeating Mendes in the first round.
    Analysis: Canceled UFC card sparks hidden benefits
    July 19, 2014
    A local sports occurrence that was once as nonexistent as Floyd Mayweather Jr. losing a fight or casinos failing to post betting lines on an NFL game has become alarmingly commonplace. With last week’s cancellation of ...
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Ronda Rousey
    Floyd Mayweather on Ronda Rousey: Who is ‘he’?
    July 16, 2014
    http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/11221795/floyd-mayweather-jr-ronda-rousey-not-sure-is
  • Ronda Rousey smiles during a news conference to promote UFC 175 Friday, May 23, 2014 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. UFC 175 will be held July 5th, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
    Rousey has broken thumb; knee surgery also on tap
    July 10, 2014
    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/rousey-broken-thumb-knee-surgery-184030361--spt.html?soc_src=copy
  • With a welt developing under his eye, B.J. Penn heads to his corner between rounds of his fight against Frankie Edgar at "The Ultimate Fighter" 19 finale Sunday, July 6, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
    B.J. Penn emotionally calls it a career after third loss to Frankie Edgar
    July 7, 2014
    The blood flowing into his eyes should have blinded B.J. Penn. Instead, the facial gash facilitated Penn seeing with a new level of clarity. As Frankie Edgar elbowed his complexion into a red mess in the main event of “The Ultimate Fighter” 19 finale, the 35-year-old Penn realized ...
  • Frankie Edgar hammers B.J. Penn with elbows during their fight at "The Ultimate Fighter" 19 finale Sunday, July 6, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Edgar won by TKO in the third round.
    ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ 19 finale blog: Gordon and Anderson earn UFC contracts
    July 6, 2014
    The camera panned to UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman watching “The Ultimate Fighter” 19 finale from the first row. Weidman smiled but motioned toward the octagon. Last night was his night. The second of two fight cards on International Fight Week was about others ...
  • Dana White is seen in the octagon after Ronda Rousey's TKO of Alexis Davis at UFC 175 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, July 5, 2014. Rousey retained her title with a 16-second TKO.
    Fast finish, slow return: Ronda Rousey not rushing back after UFC 175 victory
    July 6, 2014
    Dana White kissed Ronda Rousey on the cheek after imparting a few words as she made her way out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center on Saturday night. The pair were just out of earshot of the media after the UFC 175 post-fight press conference, but it wasn’t difficult to imagine the topic and White’s message ...
  • Chris Weidman raises his arms after defending his middleweight title against Lyoto Machida with a unanimous decision at UFC 175 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday, July 5, 2014.
    UFC 175 blog: Weidman wins in Fight of the Year; Rousey rolls in Rout of the Year
    July 5, 2014
    Still dazed, Chris Weidman stood in the center of the octagon at the Mandalay Bay Events Center and tried to compute the previous 25 minutes he had spent with Lyoto Machida. Weidman knew he had won and retained his middleweight title...
  • Ronda Rousey and Alexis Davis pose during the weigh-in for their UFC 175 bantamweight fight at Mandalay Bay on Friday, July 4, 2014.
    UFC 175 weigh-in: No Fourth of July fracas; fighters on best behavior
    July 4, 2014
    They saved the fireworks for night. The 22 fighters competing at tomorrow’s UFC 175 weighed-in without any explosions in the middle of the afternoon on the Fourth of July...
  • UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey answers a question during a media availability in advance of UFC 175 on Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Mandalay Bay.
    UFC 175 breakdown, betting odds and picks
    July 4, 2014
    A fighter on Saturday’s pay-per-view card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center could unseat T.J. Dillashaw, who stunningly dismantled Renan Barao just more than a month ago, for the biggest upset in UFC history ...
  • Alexis Davis and Flavio Meier laugh during the open workout for UFC 175 on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Fashion Show Mall.
    Love and jiujitsu: Alexis Davis’ husband is also her coach
    July 3, 2014
    Dinner conversations at the Meier/Davis household stray far from the standard fare. Chats between UFC women’s bantamweight top contender Alexis Davis and her husband, Flavio Meier, can drift into extended discourse about anaconda chokes and scissor sweeps on any given night. Words sometimes lead to practice on ...
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