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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 lasvegassun.com 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 194
Conor McGregor stops Jose Aldo for fastest finish in title fight history

UFC 194 Conor McGregor became more than UFC featherweight champion with his 13-second knockout victory over Jose Aldo. He became the UFC. McGregor transcended into a level above any other fighter by living up to every promise about what he’d do to the only previous 145-pound champion in UFC history. And he set a slew of records doing it, including creating a live gate of $10.1 million at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta later said McGregor would become the first man to make more than $100 million in the octagon. The new era didn’t stop with McGregor. Luke Rockhold unseated previously undefeated Chris Weidman in the main event to become the seventh middleweight champion in UFC history.

Main Card Results
WinnerLoserMethod
Conor McGregorJose AldoKnockout
Luke RockholdChris WeidmanTKO
Yoel RomeroRonaldo "Jacare" SouzaSplit Decision
Demian MaiaGunnar NelsonUnanimous Decision
Max HollowayJeremy StephensUnanimous Decision

Fight Schedule
DateEventHeadlining MatchLocation
August 20 UFC 202 Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor Las Vegas: T-Mobile Arena
August 27 UFC on Fox 21 Demian Maia vs. Carlos Condit Vancouver, British Columbia
September 3 UFC Fight Night 93 Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett Hamburg, Germany
September 10 UFC 203 Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem Cleveland
September 10 HBO Boxing: Middleweight championship bout Gennady "GGG" Golovkin vs. Kell Brook London

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