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Akira Corassani Announces Retirement From MMA at 32

At 32 years of age, UFC featherweight Akira Corassani (pictured) has decided his brain has taken enough abuse over his eight-year mixed martial arts career. On Monday, two days after suffering a violent knockout loss to Sam Sicilia at UFC on FOX 14, Corassani decided to hang up his MMA gloves. “It is with deep joy I write this, I am full and content and I would never want to change...
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Anthony Johnson Issues Jon Jones a Stern Warning

Anthony Johnson (pictured) submitted his application for next dibs at reigning UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones’ belt in emphatic fashion Saturday by viciously disposing of consensus top contender Alexander Gustagsson in just 135 seconds. With the champion watching and scouting his next opponent from afar, Johnson wanted to offer up a little free advice to “Bones” ahead...
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‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ Viewing Guide

The agonizing wait is almost over, as “UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz” is just five days out. MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts the festivities. Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz make their anticipated returns to action after each experiencing extended layoffs. Silva hasn’t been seen since snapping his left shin in two 13 months ago, while Diaz is coming out of retirement...
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‘Countdown to UFC 183′ (Video)

Now that we know Anthony Johnson will get next crack at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ crown following Saturday’s upset victory over Alexander Gustafsson, let’s look ahead to this weekend’s UFC 183 event that could produce the middleweight division’s next top contender. Despite coming off two straight losses to current 185-pound champ Chris Weidman, with his...
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Jon Jones Reacts to Alexander Gustafsson’s Loss, Then Deletes Tweet

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (pictured) just loves to tweet things, then delete them immediately after realizing he might catch heat for what he just wrote. I’m not sure if Jones is doing it intentionally, or he really thinks that by clicking the “Delete” button seconds after thumbing out the posts that none of his 1.01 million Twitter follows will see it. Jones...
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Gegard Mousasi Takes Controversial Win Over Dan Henderson at UFC on FOX 14 (Video Highlights)

Early stoppage or good stoppage, that is the question hovering over Saturday’s UFC on FOX 14 co-main event between middleweights Gegard Mousasi (pictured) and Dan Henderson. Mousasi floored Henderson with a right hand to the top of the head and pounced. Henderson ate a few punches to the grill before referee Leon Roberts, who was examining the damage from behind the action, pulled...
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Anthony Johnson Destroys Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on FOX 14 (Video Highlights)

Enter hostile territory as a 2-1 underdog? No problem, if you’re Anthony Johnson (pictured). Johnson knew the odds were stacked against him in fighting Alexander Gustafsson in his backyard of Sweden, but “Rumble” came to rumble and left with next dibs at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ crown. It only took Johnson just over two minutes to post a vicious TKO victory...
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Johnson, Mousasi, Amirkhani and Robertson Bonuses at UFC on FOX 14

After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Gegard Mousasi (pictured), Anthony Johnson, Makwan Amirkhani and Kenny Robertson each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson.” Mousasi posted a TKo victory over Dan Henderson in the show’s co-featured attraction to collect on “Performance...
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‘UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson” 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 10:30PM ET/7:30PM PT. In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Alexander Gustafsson, Anthony Johnson, Dan Henderson, Gegard Mousasi and the card’s...
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‘UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson’ Live Results

“UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson” takes place Saturday night inside Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. UFC Fight Pass streams the first two preliminary bouts live starting at 4PM ET/1PM PT. Fox Sports 1 broadcasts the remaining six prelims immediately after at 5PM ET/2PM PT. FOX airs the main card beginning at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Light heavyweight top contender Alexander Gustafsson...
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‘UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson’ Complete Betting Odds

From a gambling perspective, the odds of Anthony Johnson (pictured) leaving Alexander Gustafsson’s backyard of Sweden tonight as the UFC’s light heavyweight top contender appear bleaker by the minute. The late money is pouring in on Gustafsson’s side of the fence. He’s now a solid 3-1 odds-on favorite to beat Johnson and earn a rematch with champion Jon Jones. Johnson,...
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‘UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson’ Live Weigh-In Results

All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson” event will be tipping the scale today inside Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately Noon ET/9AM PT. Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. Anthony Johnson (pictured) battles Alexander Gustafsson...
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UFC Fight Night: Cro Cop vs. Gonzaga II

UFC Fight Night 64 When: April 11th, 2015 Where: Krakow Arena in Krakow, Lesser, Poland How: UFC Fight Pass Who: Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga
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Cro Cop vs. Gonzaga II Headlines UFC’s Debut in Poland

The rematch that nobody asked for is going to headline the UFC’s debut show in Poland. On Friday, the UFC announced Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic (pictured) will get a chance to avenge his 2007 defeat to Gabriel Gonzaga on April 11. The sequel comes 10 days shy of the eight-year anniversary of Gonzaga’s upset special over Filipovic. It was Filipovic’s second UFC bout when...
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‘UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson’ Live Weigh-Ins Video at Noon ET/9AM PT

The official weigh-ins for “UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson” take place today inside Tele2 Arena in Stockholm, Sweden. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at Noon ET/9AM PT. Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results. Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) and Anthony Johnson battle for a crack at Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title...
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Nick Diaz Not Interested in UFC Title Fights

UFC veteran Nick Diaz (pictured) has never been shy about expressing the two loves of his life – smoking weed and making money. The prior has inhibited his ability to do the latter on two previous occasions. For most mixed martial artists, the best way to make the most money is to fight for the title. If you’re in the UFC, that means you can get a piece of the pay-per-view...
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Anderson Silva Irked With Friends Lyoto Machida and ‘Jacare’ Souza

Bros before bouts, that’s the mentality former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) lives by. Unfortunately for Silva, Brazilian buddies Lyoto Machida and Jacare Souza haven’t endorsed that same mantra to his liking. While Silva has always said he would never fight Machida or Souza, the other middleweights haven’t taken the same no-way-Jose stance. Machida told...
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Urijah Faber vs. Raphael Assuncao Official for UFC’s Return to Brazil

As the rumor mill has been suggesting, Urijah Faber (pictured) and Raphael Assuncao will in fact collide when the UFC returns to Brazil on March 21. The UFC confirmed the bantamweights will headline the card Thursday via Twitter. Faber is victorious in six of his past seven outings. “The California Kid” will be riding a two-fight winning streak into the tango. Assuncao is one...
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UFC Fight Night: Faber vs. Assuncao

UFC Fight Night: Faber vs. Assuncao When: March 21st, 2015 Where: Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil How: Fox Sports 1 Who: Ben Saunders vs. Erick Silva Raphael Assuncao vs. Urijah Faber
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Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko

Bellator 133: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko When: February 13th, 2015 Where: Save Mart Center in Fresno, California How: Spike TV (9PM ET/PT) Who: Chris Honeycutt vs. Clayton MacFarlane Julia Budd vs. Talita Nogueira Pat Curran vs. Daniel Weichel Melvin Manhoef vs. Alexander Shlemenko
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Bellator 134

Bellator 134 When: February 27th, 2015 Where: Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut How: Spike TV (9PM ET/PT) Who: Curtis Millender vs. Michael Page Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Linton Vassell Paul Daley vs. TBD Liam McGeary vs. Emanuel Newton (Bellator light heavyweight champion) Cheick Kongo vs. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal
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‘UFC on FOX: Gustafsson vs. Johnson’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

As the light heavyweight top contender, Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) is expected to beat Anthony Johnson Saturday to advance to a rematch with UFC champion Jon Jones. However, I’m not sure he should be expected to win at a -280 line. While that seems a tad high for me, that’s what Gustafsson is currently pegged at. Johnson, meanwhile, checks in as slightly more than a 2...
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Jorge Masvidal Now Battles Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 63

Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson wasn’t kidding when he said he wanted to get back in action ASAP to get the taste of Sunday’s bitter loss to Donald Cerrone out of his mouth. On Thursday, UFC officials confirmed with FoxSports.com that Henderson has agreed to replace injured Bobby Green to meet Jorge Masvidal at UFC Fight Night 63. The April 4 event takes place inside...
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Conor McGregor Helps Shatter Fox Sports 1 Viewership Record

At least 99.9 percent of the promos leading up to Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 59 event evolved around Conor McGregor (pictured). The UFC and FOX were shoving the Irishman down the general public’s throats as MMA’s next coming. Well, their McGregor-specific strategy paid off big time. According to Nielsen Ratings, 2,751,000 viewers made the show the most-watched MMA event ever...
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Conor McGregor Scores $170K for Beating Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night 59

Life couldn’t be better for UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (pictured). He’s possibly the hottest name in the MMA game right now, and his paycheck is reflecting his stardom. According to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Athletic Commission, the committee who sanctioned Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 59 event in Boston, McGregor made $170,000 (half coming via win bonus) for...
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