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2015 World MMA Awards results

Brian Stann and Nicole Dabeau hosted the seventh annual World MMA Awards. (Photo/Getty Images)The mixed martial arts community gathered together on Friday, January 30 at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada for the 2015 World MMA Awards. Voting was done via online balloting over the past few weeks and the winners were announced at the banquet on Friday. Donald...
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UFC 184: Weidman out again with injury, Rousey-Zingano promoted to main event

Another untimely injury has befallen UFC middleweight kingpin Chris Weidman. With less than month until his next title defense against Vitor Belfort, it’s been reported by MMAJunkie that the champ suffered a rib injury in training. It’s unknown at this time if a new opponent will be found for Vitor Belfort. What is know is that the women’s bantamweight title bout between Ronda...
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UFC 183 ‘Silva vs. Diaz’ weigh-in results and replay; Gastelum and Lineker miss weight

All but two fighters made weight ahead of tomorrow nights annual UFC Super Saturday card in Vegas. Welterweight Kelvin Gastelum almost weighed in a full weight class higher for his scheduled bout with Tyron Woodley. Flyweight John Lineker, who is no stranger to miss his mark, came in over as expected for what was thought to be a title eliminator bout against Ian McCall, a title shot...
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Jordan Mein Embraces Yoga Ahead of UFC 183 Bout

There’s a variety of ways a fighter progress their skills. Most add wrestling or Muay-Thai, or whatever martial art it is they feel they are lacking in. Others take up a conditioning course to make sure they can go three rounds. For Jordan Mein, it was yoga. “I’ve kind of only dabbled in a few […]
Via MMAInsider
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 183 Weigh-In: Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz Locked In For Showdown (Video)

Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both have their eyes on the prize. The two middleweight stars were focused and reserved at Friday night’s UFC 183 weigh-in ahead of their main event at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Silva weighed in at 186 pounds, while Diaz came in at 185 pounds. Fans can purchase the high-profile bout on pay-per-view at UFC.tv/events. Click...
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Chris Weidman Injured; Bout With Vitor Belfort Canceled

Earlier today the UFC announced that current middleweight champion Chris Weidman suffered a rib injury causing the cancellation of his title fight with Vitor Belfort.  This results in Rousey vs Zingano to now be the headline fight for UFC 184. Weidman vs Belfort was supposed to happen back in May at UFC 173, but with […]
Via MMAInsider
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Chris Weidman Injured, Out of UFC 184 Against Vitor Belfort

The much anticipated middleweight scrap between champion Chris Weidman (pictured) and Vitor Belfort will have to be postponed once again. Prior to Friday’s UFC 183 weigh-ins, Weidman told FOX Sports 1 that he has been forced to withdraw from the February 28 tango with an undisclosed injury. No word on how long Weidman will be forced to sit the sidelines of what the UFC intends...
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UFC 183 ‘Silva vs Diaz’ full weigh-ins; Gastelum and Lineker miss weight

The return of the GOAT is now official. Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both made weight for their UFC 183 pay-per-view main event showdown this afternoon at the official weigh-ins. Most of the fighters on the card made weight, but rising welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum missed weight by 10 pounds in a weight cut so bad he was forced to go to the hospital earlier in the afternoon...
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Silva, Diaz make weight ahead of UFC 183

With about 24 hours left before Anderson Silva's highly anticipated return to the Octagon, both he and his opponent have made weight. Fighting within the middleweight confines of 185 pounds, Silva (33-6, 16-2 UFC) and Nick Diaz (26-9, 8-6 UFC) stepped on the scales Friday afternoon as the final formality before they're allowed to step inside of the cage to exchange punches. Silva...
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Chris Weidman injured; UFC 184 now headlined by Rousey vs. Zingano

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman has suffered an injury forcing him out of his scheduled fight against Vitor Belfort at UFC 184. The announcement came Friday during the UFC 183 weigh-ins following an initial report from MMAJunkie.com. According to FOX UFC reporter Ariel Helwani, Weidman suffered a rib injury in training this past week while wrestling.  Weidman tore cartilage...
Via Fox Sports
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Aldo-McGregor title fight announced for July 11th in Vegas for International Fight Week

A main event scrap for the UFC featherweight title has been announced as the headliner for the UFC’s 4th annual international fight week. #1 contender Conor McGregor made the announcement during his Fight Club Q & A today in Vegas as part of the festivities for this weekend’s UFC 183 event. The fight will pit McGregor against the only featherweight champion in the promotions...
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‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ Live Weigh-In Results

All the fighters slated to participate in tomorrow night’s “UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz” event will be tipping the scale today inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first athlete is scheduled to weigh-in at approximately 7PM ET/4PM PT. Please click HERE if you would like to stream today’s weight competition. Nick Diaz ends his second retirement to welcome former...
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Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor headlines UFC 189 in July

The most anticipated featherweight title fight in history will go down at UFC 189 as part of International Fight Week in Las Vegas as champion Jose Aldo puts his belt on the line against Irish superstar Conor McGregor on July 11 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena. UFC officials made the announcement on Friday ahead of McGregor's Q&A prior to the UFC 183 weigh-ins. The fight between...
Via Fox Sports
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UFC 183 Video: Conor McGregor Q & A

UFC has picked a doozy of a candidate to serve as the latest guinea pig for UFC audiences this afternoon in Las Vegas, Nevada as No. 1 UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor will be hosting the UFC 183 Q & A prior to this evening’s weigh-ins. The event is set to begin live at 5 p.m. ET, and you can catch it in the video player below: UFC 183 Video: Conor McGregor Q &...
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UFC 183 Video: Anderson Silva discusses best career performances

Anderson Silva will finally return to the cage tomorrow after a near 14-month layoff following a devastating leg fracture at UFC 168 in December of 2013. Before ever facing off against current champion Chris Weidman, Anderson Silva carved out an incredible career atop the 185 pound division, putting together an unmatched highlight-reel while racking up UFC records along the way...
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UFC 183 Predictions

UFC 183 takes place in Las Vegas tomorrow night and we’ve got our full predictions for all the fights for you below. — Main Card: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz This is a fun fight for sure, but it feels like one that’s weighted significantly in Silva’s favor. Of course Silva’s leg break leaves a big question mark regarding how he’ll perform compared to the version of...
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Anderson Silva Stays Loyal to Nike, Refuses to Wear Reebok Despite UFC’s Deal

Sorry, UFC and your “groundbreaking” Reebok deal. Anderson Silva (pictured) is a fellow loyal and diehard Nikehead. Although the former UFC middleweight king is no longer sponsored by the world famous Swoosh, he arrived in Las Vegas this week for his UFC 183 fight with Nick Diaz donning a pair of Nikes. While every UFC athlete and their team will be required to exclusively wear...
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Unreasonable expectations surround Anderson Silva’s return

It was one of those moments that MMA fans will never forget. In the final days of 2013, Anderson Silva, the former middleweight champ and present day octagon-god, was facing current 185-pound king Chris Weidman in a rematch for the crown after being dethroned by the relative newcomer less than six months earlier. As the first round gave way to the second and both men began to...
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LIVE UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz weigh-ins

It's been more than one year since Anderson Silva stepped on the scale at a UFC event, but that wait will finally come to an end as he squares off with Nick Diaz just 24-hours ahead of their headline bout at UFC 183. Silva sat out all of 2013 nursing a broken leg suffered in his last fight against Chris Weidman, but the greatest champion the UFC has ever known has been champing at...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Live UFC 183 Fan Q&A at 5PM ET/2PM PT (Video)

Conor McGregor (pictured) walked the walk 12 days ago by blasting Dennis Siver to earn next crack at UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Now it’s time for McGregor to talk the talk, arguably what he does best. McGregor will be hosting Friday’s UFC 183 fan Q&A inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Stream the chat session live right here on 5thRound.com starting at...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Do not sleep on Nick Diaz; Why he will upset Anderson Silva at UFC 183

image via UFC   I know this is supposed to be all about Anderson Silva’s return to the octagon at UFC 183 but Nick Diaz is poised to score the big upset. At first I thought that it was my heart leading my gut because I would like nothing more than for Diaz to win and upset the UFC’s plans. When I started to look at this fight closer there are ways for Diaz to win. In fact the...
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‘UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz’ Live Weigh-Ins Video at 7PM ET/4PM PT

The official weigh-ins for “UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz” take place today inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Stream Friday’s weight contest live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT. Please click HERE for the official weigh-in results. Former middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) returns from a devastating broken shin to meet Nick Diaz in...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dana White backs off of Anderson Silva title shot talk

During an interview this week on FOX Sports 1, UFC president Dana White backed off a bit from his earlier statements that Anderson Silva would, like, totally get a title shot if he beat Nick Diaz - a welterweight on a two-fight losing streak - in the main event of UFC 183 this Saturday. White is still pushing the ridiculous notion that "The Spider" is somehow the number one contender...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 183 Embedded Episode 3

There’s plenty of behind the scenes footage of Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz in the third episode of UFC 183 Embedded, plus the likes of Miesha Tate, Sara McMann and Tyron Woodley also make appearances too. —
Via Fight Of The Night
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Calling The Shots: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz

Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz main event at UFC 183 is a fight that was never supposed to be made. A middleweight that walks around at 220 lbs. and a thinly framed welterweight doesn’t make sense in the combative sphere of the MMA. However, a gruesome injury along with the eclectic desire to only vie for a high valued prize suddenly made this bout go from impractical to something...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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