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‘UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso’ Bout Order Finalized

Chris Cariaso admitted that he might not deserve a crack at reigning flyweight king Demetrious Johnson (pictured) in UFC 178‘s main event, but he’s getting it anyways. If you’re not sure the show’s featured attraction is worth $54.95, take a look at the depth of the card as a whole. It’s not too shabby. Donald Cerrone welcomes octagon rookie Eddie Alvarez to the big leagues...
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Dana White Justifies Use of UFC Fighter Rankings

Most hardcore MMA fans know the UFC Fighter Rankings mean next to nothing when it comes to arranging scraps, particularly championship bouts, because star power, luck, timing and injuries tend to pull more weight than what the pecking order says. We’ve seen countless guys not ranked #1 in their respective division score a title fight. Oh, and let’s not even talk about why the...
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Eddie Alvarez Battles Donald Cerrone at UFC 178

Eddie Alvarez became the hottest free agent in MMA Tuesday morning. Fast forward just five hours and the now-former Bellator lightweight champion has not only signed an exclusive contract to join the UFC, but has already been issued his first assignment. Alvarez makes his long-awaited big league debut against Donald Cerrone (pictured) at UFC 178. Terms of Alvarez’s deal were not...
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Bellator MMA Grants Champ Eddie Alvarez Outright Release

One year after essentially losing a legal battle to leave Bellator MMA after his contract expired, Eddie Alvarez (pictured) has finally escaped the clutches of the Viacom-owned company. “We’ve granted Eddie his unconditional release,” Bellator president Scott Coker expressed in Tuesday’s official statement. “Eddie is free to explore the free agent market, we hold no matching...
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Hector ‘Don’t Call Me Lightning Anymore’ Lombard Undergoes Nickname Change

The fighter known as Hector “Lightning” Lombard (pictured) is no more. Effective immediately, please refer to the UFC welterweight as Hector “Showeather” Lombard. Lombard announced the nickname change Tuesday on his official Facebook fan page. “Hector ‘Lightning’ Lombard and the brand has undergone a significant transformation,” Lombard wrote. “I wanted my new identity...
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Michael Bisping Heavy Favorite Over Cung Le at UFC Fight Night 48

Middleweight Cung Le ends his 21-month hiatus Saturday against Michael Bisping (pictured). Unfortunately for Le, he’s facing long odds of leaving China with a win. Le is pegged as more than a 2-1 underdog against the Brit. Bisping, meanwhile, checks in as a 3-1 odds-on favorite to collect a W. The show’s co-main event between Dong Hyun Kim (+120) and Tyron Woodley (-150) is...
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Anthony Johnson Wants Ryan Bader First, Then Alexander Gustafsson

UFC president Dana White said last week that he liked the idea of arranging a light heavyweight shootout between top contender Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson (pictured). While Johnson is intrigued with meeting Gustafsson, he has a different opponent in mind for his next outing. “Hopefully I’ll be able to fight in late October or something like that if there are any...
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‘UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II’ Undergoes Last-Minute Change

And then there were nine, as in only nine bouts that will appear at “UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Barao II” after octagon rookie Richard Odoms was forced to withdraw from his heavyweight scrap against Ruslan Magomedov with an undisclosed injury. Because the August 30 event is just around the corner, Magomedov will be assigned a new opponent on an upcoming card. The good news is the...
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Dana White Discusses Nick Diaz’s Dislike for Fighting

Last month after Nick Diaz (pictured) ended his second premature retirement to sign a three-bout contract extension with the UFC, the controversial welterweight turned middleweight revealed that he actually doesn’t enjoy fighting. For the “non-violent” Diaz, scrapping is merely a means to pay the bills. Guess what, Nick. You’re not the only person in the world who doesn’t...
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Dana White to Discuss Retirement With Gray Maynard

As Kenny Rogers famously sang, “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em – Know when to fold ‘em – Know when to walk away – Know when to run.” It’s particularly painful to watch when professional athletes, especially fighters, don’t know when to call it quits. After dropping his third straight scrap via TKO, it might be time for UFC president Dana White to have that...
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Ryan Bader Decisions Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 47 (Video Highlights)

Well, it wasn’t the most aesthetically appealing scrap the octagon has ever hosted, but Ryan Bader (pictured) got the job done against Ovince St. Preux, nonetheless. As expected, Bader used his superior wrestling skills to take a 48-47, 49-46, 49-46 unanimous decision victory in the show’s featured attraction. The card had posted five consecutive finishes going into the uneventful...
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Ross Pearson Destroys Gray Maynard at UFC Fight Night 47 (Video Highlights)

In professional sports, there is nothing more depressing than watching an athlete struggle with when to retire. Well, the writing was plastered all over the octagon wall on Saturday for former lightweight top contender Gray Maynard. Ross Pearson (pictured) handed “The Bully” his third straight loss via TKO. The 34-year-old has now dropped four of his past five fights via...
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Tim Boetsch TKOs Brad Tavares at UFC Fight Night 47 (Video Highlights)

Tim Boetsch (pictured) was looking to avoid losing four of his last five scraps, including two straight, while Brad Tavares was hoping to dodge the first two-fight losing streak of his career. So, who needed the win more on Saturday? Boetsch probably did, as his job was likely on the line, and he got the W with a dramatic TKO in the second stanza. “The Barbarian” tagged Tavares...
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Tim Boetsch, Alan Jouban, Seth Baczynski and Thiago Tavares Win Bonuses at UFC Fight Night 47

After a night of freebie MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Tim Boetsch (pictured), Alan Jouban, Seth Baczynski, Thiago Tavares each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Saturday night at “UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux.” UFC Fight Night 47 took place inside Cross Insurance Center in Maine. Fight of the Night: Alan Jouban vs. Seth Baczynski ($50...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux’ Live Post-Fight Press Conference Video

Now that “UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux” 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), Ryan Bader, Ovince St. Preux, Ross Pearson, Gray Maynard, Tim Boetsch Brad Tavares and...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux’’ Live Results

“UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux” will be jumping off Saturday inside Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. Fox Sports 2 kicks off tonight’s festivities by airing all four preliminary bouts at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Fox Sports 1 will then broadcast the main card immediately after at 10PM ET/7PM PT. A light heavyweight shootout between Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux...
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Dana White Upset War Machine Linked to UFC in Media Reports

War Machine is about to go on the defensive after U.S Marshals finally captured him Friday for allegedly beating girlfriend Christy Mack. UFC president Dana White (pictured) was already in his defensive stance yesterday when he addressed his former fighter’s assault charges. Like everyone else, White thought the alleged attack was “horrible.” Unlike everyone else, White has...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux’ Complete Betting Odds

Not to excited to watch “UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux”? You’re not the only one. However, what makes everything better? Betting money! Ryan Bader (pictured) is nearly a 2-1 odds-on favorite to snap Ovince St. Preux’s five fight-winning streak. OSP, meanwhile, checks in as a 1.5-1 underdog. OSP’s takedown defense will certainly be put to the test. However, if he...
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One Week After Alleged Assault on Christy Mack, War Machine Finally Arrested

Exactly one week after War Machine (pictured), formerly known as Jon Koppenahver, allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend Christy Mack, the troubled fighter has been arrested in Simi Valley, CA on Friday at 1:45PM local time. According to Nixle.com, the United States Marshal’s Service and local police took War Machine into custody without incident at an Extended Stay America...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux’ Live Weigh-In Results

All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux” event will be tipping the scale today inside Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 4PM ET/1PM PT. Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. Ovince St. Preux (pictured) looks to continue...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux’ Live Weigh-Ins Video at 4PM ET/1PM PT

The official weigh-ins for “UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux” take place today inside Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 4PM ET/1PM PT. Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results. A light heavyweight affair between Ryan Bader (pictured) and Ovince St. Preux headlines the festivities...
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Dana White Finally Discusses Brawl Between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier

UFC president Dana White (pictured) has been vacationing in Bora Bora the past couple of weeks, but what’s been going on with his company during his absence has been far from boring boring. First and foremost, the impromptu brawl between light heavyweight king Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier inside the MGM Grand lobby during last Monday’s UFC 178 media day that set off a firestorm...
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Dana White: Alexander Gustafsson Could Fight Anthony Johnson Next

In this cruel world, one rarely gets everything they ask for. If UFC light heavyweight top contender Alexander Gustafsson (pictured) didn’t know that before, then he is about the find out. Gustafsson was slated to rematch champion Jon Jones at UFC 178, but was forced to withdraw after tearing the meniscus in his right knee. Daniel Cormier gladly stepped in, then Jones rips the...
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Donald Cerrone vs. Bobby Green Co-Headlines UFC 178

After Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier’s exits from UFC 178, the card continues to pick up the pieces. On Thursday, it was announced a lightweight shootout between Donald Cerrone (pictured) and Bobby Green will co-headline the September 27 show. Cerrone has once again emerged as one of the hottest lightweights in the game. He’s finished off all four of his last opponents in devastating...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA Brings Back the Ladies, Signs Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd

Exactly one year and one day ago, former Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney erased all women from his roster. On Thursday, Bellator’s new head honcho brought the ladies back. Scott Coker has signed featherweights Marloes Coenen (pictured) and Julia Budd to kickstart Bellator’s women’s division. “We’re incredibly excited to bring in two of the best athletes competing in our...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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