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Ian McCall vs. John Lineker Finally Collide at UFC 183

Ian McCall (pictured) vs. John Lineker: Take Two. On Tuesday, the UFC announced the flyweight affair has been rebooked for UFC 183. The January 31 event goes down inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 125-pounders were initially slated to meet at UFC Fight Night 56. However, after both making weight at Friday’s weigh-ins, the UFC’s medical staff pulled McCall...
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UFC Admits to ‘Over Doing It,’ Postpones February’s London Event

Hell must have just frozen over, because the UFC has finally admitted that they might be “over doing it” with the amount of meaningless events they’re holding. UFC chief global brand office Garry Cook said on Monday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’ that the promotion has decided to postpone their February 28 event at O2 Arena in London, England so they can put more attention...
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Paige VanZant Proves She’s Beyond ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

UFC president Dana White claimed the “next Ronda Rousey” was on this season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Now that the 20th edition of the reality show is coming to an end, it’s becoming more apparent that White was likely referring to Rose Namajunas. However, there’s one fighter who was supposed to compete on TUF 20 that could easily be the UFC’s newest division’s...
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‘UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II’ Bout Order Shuffled

Sorry, Raquel Pennington. No Holly Holm, no main card spot for you at UFC 181. Now that Pennington will face Ashlee Evans-Smith in the December 6 event instead of Holm, the bantamweight bout has been demoted to the prelims. The ladies will be kicking off the Fox Sports 1 broadcast, if that’s any consolation. The heavyweight scrap between Todd Duffee and Anthony Hamilton has been...
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Conor McGregor Wins in Cub Swanson’s Defeat

The only person more excited than Frankie Edgar to see Cub Swanson lose on Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57 was Conor McGregor (pictured). It’s like Christmas had come early for McGregor. He won without even having to lift a finger, unless you count the thumbs he used to let the MMA world know via Twitter that he was now on the doorstep of a UFC featherweight title fight after Swanson...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson” is officially in the books, make sure to stream tonight’s post-fight press conference live right here on 5thRound.com. The presser is scheduled to start at approximately 1:30AM ET/10:30PM PT. In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Frankie Edgar, Cub Swanson, Bobby Green, Edson Barboza and the card’s other featured...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Live Results

“UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson” will be jumping off Saturday inside Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. UFC Fight Pass kicks off tonight’s festivities by streaming the first two preliminary bouts at 7PM ET/4PM PT. Fox Sports 1 will handle everything else from there. The remaining prelims start at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The main card starts at 10PM ET/7PM PT. Featherweights Frankie...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Complete Betting Odds

We examined tonight’s main event between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson earlier this week, so let’s take a look at the co-featured attraction with lightweights. Edson Barboza and Bobby Green. Barboza is a slight 1.5-1 odds-on favorite against the former Strikeforce star. Green, meanwhile, checks in closely behind as a +120 underdog. Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas serves...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Live Weigh-In Results

All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson” event will be tipping the scale today inside Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 5PM ET/2PM PT. Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. Cub Swanson looks to earn a crack at the featherweight...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Live Weigh-Ins Video at 5PM ET/2PM PT

The official weigh-ins for “UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson” take place today inside Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 5PM ET/2PM PT. Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results. A featherweight shootout between Frankie Edgar (pictured) and Cub Swanson headlines the freebie fight card...
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S&P Reports UFC Facing 40 Percent Drop in Profits for 2014

Mixed martial artists might be crying for bigger paydays believing their bosses are essentially printing money after each event, which might be the case, but things could certainly be better for the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services has issued a revised profit outlook for Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the UFC, claiming the planet’s premier...
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Vitor Belfort Passes NAC’s Random Drug Test

One random drug test down, plenty more to go (hopefully). On Thursday, Nevada Athletic Commission director Bob Bennett confirmed UFC middleweight top contender Vitor Belfort (pictured) passed the random drug test they administered at the beginning of this month. Bennett told ESPN.com they took blood and urine samples from Belfort. The UFC footed the bill. It is believed the California...
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Luke Rockhold Signs Eight-Fight UFC Extension

Good news, ladies (and some gentlemen). Middleweight Luke Rockhold (pictured) has signed an eight-fight contract extension to remain with the UFC. Rockhold’s new deal was confirmed by UFC president Dana White on this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight.” As customary with all MMA contracts, terms of the deal were not disclosed. White did, however, profess Rockhold will break...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Done with Infamous Media Scrums

Damn you, non-credible media, always gotta ruin things for the rest of us. Thanks to unnamed MMA media outlets, UFC president Dana White (pictured) says he’s stopped conducting his infamous pre- and post-fight media scrums because they spin his words in order to create a story that will generate clicks. “It got to the point where I would do these scrums with these media guys...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

Cub Swanson has been promised a crack at the UFC featherweight title if he can beat Frankie Edgar (pictured) Saturday in Texas. Unfortunately for Swanson, it appears the Gambling Gods don’t think he has the goods to emerge as the division’s top contender. Edgar is nearly a 2.5-1 odds-on favorite to snap Swanson’s six-fight winning streak. Swanson, meanwhile, checks in as almost...
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Kelvin Gastelum Makes Quick Return, Fights Tyron Woodley at UFC 183

Just three days removed from quickly submitting Jake Ellenberger at UFC 180, welterweight Kelvin Gastelum (pictured) has been issued his next assignment. Gastelum will meet Tyron Woodley at UFC 183. UFC officials announced the scrap Tuesday. The January 31 event takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Gastelum owns a perfect 10-0 professional record, with...
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Bellator 131 Beats UFC 180 Prelims and WSOF 15

Who the heck wants to watch washed up Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar (both pictured) fight? Two million people, that’s who. According to Bellator MMA, Saturday’s Bellator 131 event drew 1.8 million viewers, peaking at 2 million, making it the most-watched and highest–rated MMA fight on cable television in 2014. “Bellator 131 was an incredible event that had something for...
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Jon Jones Has Clear Plan to Invade UFC Heavyweight Division

Reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) is plotting a move to the heavyweight division. Blah, blah, blah… Fight fans have been hearing this chatter for the past few years, yet nothing has come to fruition. So what’s the difference between what Jones said at Monday’s “The Time is Now” press conference in Las Vegas and what he’s muttered in the past? Jones...
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Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Regrets Leaving ‘Devil’ UFC

It’s natural for people to think that the grass is greener on the other side. However, more often than not, they discover the new lawn is dried up and brown. That’s a hard lesson it appears former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (pictured) has just figured out. “Just a thought.. But I’ve learned a big lesson in life and business: sometimes u...
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Dana White: Anderson Silva Could Get UFC Title Shot with Win Over Nick Diaz

Despite getting finished in two straight title tilts, with the last fight ending in one of the most gruesome injuries in MMA history, UFC president Dana White states former middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) could find himself in a championship affair with a win over Nick Diaz. “Anderson Silva is fighting Nick Diaz, and then Vitor Belfort and Chris Weidman will fight...
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Conor McGregor Calls Dennis Siver ‘Nazi,’ Quickly Deletes Tweet

During Monday’s “The Time is Now” press conference in Las Vegas, UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (pictured) said, “I say it how I want to say it – the King speaks however he wants!” That might be what McGregor believes, but apparently the self-proclaimed “King” can’t tweet however he wants. Late last night, McGregor posted a picture of his face-off with Dennis...
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Matt Brown vs. Tarec Saffiedine Headlines UFC Fight Night Colorado

The UFC teased fans for weeks that they would make a “can’t-miss” announcement during Monday’s special press conference. Instead, they trolled us all by only confirming welterweights Matt Brown and Tarec Saffiedine would headline their return to Colorado. The February 14 event takes place inside 1st Bank Center in Broomfield. Brown has won seven of his last eight scraps...
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Tito Ortiz Fined for ‘Unsportsmanlike Conduct’ After Beating Stephan Bonnar

Did anyone miss seeing Tito Ortiz (pictured) give Stephan Bonnar the double-bird after posting a split decision victory over his archenemy on Saturday night at Bellator 131? The California State Athletic Commission certainly saw it. On Monday, CSAC executive director Andy Foster confirmed they fined Ortiz $2,500 for flipping his middle fingers to Bonnar. Foster cited “unsportsmanlike...
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Watch UFC’s ‘The Time Is Now’ Press Conference for ‘Can’t Miss’ Announcement

The UFC has teased everyone for weeks with their special “The Time Is Now” press conference, which is supposed to be highlighted by their biggest superstars, the UFC’s entire 2015 calendar and a “can’t miss” announcement. Well, the time for hyping is over and it’s time to reveal the goods. Stream Monday’s presser live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 5PM ET...
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‘Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar’ Salaries Released

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar” event. Tito Ortiz (pictured) was the night’s highest earner with a flat $300,000 salary. Stephan Bonnar, who Ortiz beat via split decision in the main event, made $100,000. Please keep in mind, the numbers that...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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