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Daniel Cormier replaces Gustafsson, will fight Jon Jones

The most anticipated light heavyweight rematch in UFC history will once again have to wait. On Wednesday, it was announced Alexander Gustafsson has to withdraw from his September 27 sequel against champion Jon Jones due to undisclosed injury. Don’t rip up your UFC 178 tickets just yet. Daniel Cormier (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute. It’s no secret there’s no love...
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Chael Sonnen suspended two years for failed drug tests

If Chael Sonnen (pictured) was even remotely thinking of coming out of retirement, the former UFC middleweight top contender will have to wait at least two years to do so. During Wednesday’s hearing, the Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to suspended Sonnen for 24 months for flunking two random drug tests. The 37-year-old must also reimburse the committee for...
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Vitor Belfort Gets License, Challenges Champ Chris Weidman at UFC 181

Just minutes after controversial middleweight Vitor Belfort (pictured) was granted his fight license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission during Wednesday’s hearing, the UFC announced Belfort will challenge champion Chris Weidman for his crown at UFC 181. The December 6 event takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. It was high drama inside the media-packed...
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‘UFC Road to the Octagon: Lawler vs. Brown’ (Video)

“UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Brown” isn’t getting much pub, perhaps fans are still drunk off Conor McGregor’s Kool-Aid from last weekend, but the main card features some significant scraps. To help get you in the mood for Saturday, Fox Sports 1 produced “UFC Road to the Octagon: Lawler vs. Brown” featuring the night’s three featured bouts. Robbie Lawler (pictured) and Matt...
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Dana White Explains Chris Cariaso’s UFC Title Shot

Last week when the UFC announced Chris Cariaso (pictured) was getting next crack at Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight title, most people’s thought bubble probably read something like, “Huh?” Some fight fans may have even asked, “Who?” Shoot, Cariaso admitted that he was even surprised to be granted a title fight on the strength of May’s split decision victory over Louis...
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Conor McGregor Makes Quick Return, Fights Dustin Poirier at UFC 178

They both wanted it, and Tuesday the UFC granted the featherweights their wish. Conor McGregor (pictured) will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 178. The beef between the two has been burning white hot since McGregor posted Saturday’s first round TKO victory over Diego Brandao. Poirier, much like many other 145-pounders, doesn’t like the perceived (clear) favoritism UFC brass has shown...
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Robbie Lawler Heavy Favorite Over Matt Brown at UFC on FOX 12

Despite winning seven straight scraps, six of which ending in highlight reel fashion, welterweight Matt Brown (pictured) continues to be overlooked as the division’s next possible title contender – and he’s none to pleased about it. Let’s hope Brown hasn’t perused the sportsbooks lately, because “Immortal” is a significant underdog this Saturday against Robbie Lawler...
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Anthony Pettis Defends Title Against Gilbert Melendez at UFC 181

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) will make his first title defense when he battles Gilbert Melendez on December 6. That date is currently set for UFC 181 at a yet-to-be determined venue in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pettis announced his schedule on today’s edition of “The MMA Hour.” UFC president Dana White previously stated the 155-pounders would collide at their...
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Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef Join Bellator MMA

Scott Coker is bringing the band back together. On Monday, Bellator MMA announced the signings of welterweight Paul Daley (pictured) and Melvin Manhoef. Terms of their respective deals were not disclosed. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We want Bellator to be a destination for not only the top-tier fighters in the sport, but the first-choice destination for fans...
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‘UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Brown’ Viewing Schedule

Now that the Conor McGregor hoopla has somewhat died down, let’s take a look at the octagon’s next show. “UFC on FOX: Lawler vs. Brown” goes down Saturday inside SAP Center in San Jose, California. A pivotal welterweight shootout between Robbie Lawler (pictured) and Matt Brown headlines the gig. It is believed the victor will get next dibs at the crown. Anthony Johnson meets...
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Conor McGregor, Gunnar Nelson, Cathal Pendred and Mike King Bonuses at UFC Fight Night 46

After a spectacular night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Conor McGregor (pictured), Gunnar Nelson, Cathal Pendred and Mike King each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao.” UFC Fight Night 46 took place inside  The O2 in Dublin, Ireland. Fight of the Night: Cathal Pendred and Mike King ...
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‘UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao” 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 5PM ET/2PM PT. In addition to UFC president Dana White (pictured), Conor McGregor, Diego Brandao, Gunnar Nelson, Zak Cummings and the card’s other featured...
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‘UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao’ Live Results

“UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao” will be jumping off Saturday inside The O2 in Dublin, Ireland. UFC Fight Pass streams the entire event live starting bright and early in America at 12:30PM ET/9:30AM PT. The main card beings at 3PM ET/Noon PT. Conor McGregor battles Diego Brandao in the night’s featured attraction. Gunnar Nelson and Zak Cummings collide in the co-main...
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‘UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao’ Complete Betting Odds

Diego Brandao (pictured) and Conor McGregor engaged in a heated face-off and had to be separated during Friday’s weigh-ins. Brandao must have heard he’s a significant underdog against the chatty featherweight. Brandao is nearly a 4-1 longshot to upset McGregor in his homeland of Ireland. “Notorious,” meanwhile, checks in as a heavy 5.5-1 odds-on favorite. The O2 in Dublin...
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Dana White UFC Fight Night 46 Media Scrum (Video)

UFC president Dana White (pictured) hosted another one of his infamous media scrums Friday after the UFC Fight Night 46 weigh-ins. White touched on a number of topics, including the ruckus Conor McGregor has generated this week in his hometown, Monday’s meeting with Gina Carano, UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman going to Vitor Belfort’s backyard to defend the title (yeah...
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Dana White Questions Nate Diaz’s Drawing Power

Nate Diaz (pictured) is content with sitting the sidelines until he receives a significant raise. UFC president Dana White is more than content with allowing Diaz to wait as long as he wants to return to work, because White claims Diaz isn’t as big of a draw as the former UFC lightweight top contender thinks he is. “Nate Diaz is not a needle-mover,” White stated Friday. ...
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UFC Champ Chris Weidman Could Be Sent to Brazil to Fight Vitor Belfort

What does Vitor Belfort (pictured) have on the UFC? Despite flunking February’s random drug test for elevated levels of testosterone, which essentially allowed Lyoto Machida to jump in front of him for a crack at UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, Befort remains the division’s top contender. Not only that, UFC president Dana White revealed Friday that he’s open to sending...
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Agrees to Fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178, Gets Hurt 20 Minutes Later

Donald Cerrone said he’d love to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov (pictured) – prior to blasting Jim Miller on Wednesday, mind you – and Nurmagomedov gladly accepted the challenge immediately following Cerrone’s win. Sounds like a match made in heaven, right? Actually, it’s a match that WAS made for UFC 178. According to UFC president Dana White, 20 minutes after Nurmagomedov...
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‘UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao’ Live Weigh-In Results

All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao” event will be tipping the scale today inside The O2 in Dublin, Ireland. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 11AM ET/8AM PT. Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. Diego Brandao (pictured) enters hostile territory to...
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‘UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao’ Live Weigh-Ins Video at 11AM ET/8AM PT

The official weigh-ins for “UFC Fight Night: McGregor vs. Brandao” take place today inside The O2 in Dublin, Ireland. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 11AM ET/8AM PT. Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results. Conor McGregor (pictured) battles Diego Brandao in Saturday’s featured attraction. Gunnar Nelson meets Zak Cummings...
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Conor McGregor Massive Favorite Over Diego Brandao at UFC Fight Night 46

Diego Brandao never should have agreed to replace injured Cole Miller to fight Conor McGregor (pictured) because he is about to get embarrassed – that is, if you were to ask the Gambling Gods. McGregor, who has been riding the pine for 11 months after undergoing knee surgery, is a heavy 4.5-1 odds-on favorite to steamroll Brandao on Saturday night. Brandao, meanwhile, is pegged...
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Jessamyn Duke Posts X-Ray of Broken Left Hand From UFC Fight Night 45

Jessamyn Duke might be one of the members of Ronda Rousey’s exclusive “Four Horsewomen” crew, but she might soon not be a member of the UFC. Duke lost her second straight scrap inside the octagon, one fight after UFC president Dana White was critical of her reluctance to pull the trigger in a defeat to Bethe Correia. However, on Wednesday, there was a reason why Duke wasn...
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Edson Barboza Destroys Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 45 (Video Highlights)

If anyone in the UFC knows how to finish a fight, it’s lightweight Edson Barboza (pictured). While nothing may ever top his highlight reel spinning wheel kick KO on Terry Etim at UFC 142, that won’t stop Barboza from trying. The Brazilian’s latest devastating finish came Wednesday against Evan Dunham. Barboza once again called upon his vicious kicking game to put away an opponent...
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Donald Cerrone, Lucas Martins, John Lineker and Alptekin Ozkilic Win Bonuses at UFC Fight Night 45

After a surprisingly entertaining night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Donald Cerrone (pictured), Lucas Martins, John Lineker and Alptekin Ozkilic each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Miller.” UFC Fight Night 45 took place inside Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Fight of the...
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UFC Champ Ronda Rousey Takes ‘Best Athlete’ ESPY Award

Ronda Rousey (pictured) is the first woman to don a UFC title, and now the “Rowdy” one is the only mixed martial artist to own an ESPY. On Wednesday, Rousey beat out basketball stars Maya Moore and Breanna Stewart, as well as skier Mikaela Shiffrin in the “Best Female Athlete” category. Since last year’s award show, Rousey has successfully defended her bantamweight title...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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