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Mike Chiappetta

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Herman's fight license hinges on passing drug test

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After two failed drug tests, Dave Herman will need to immediately pass a drug screening in order to be licensed to compete at UFC 162 on July 6.

Herb Dean draws UFC 162 main-event ref role

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Two weeks after lambasting Steve Mazzagatti and predicting the Nevada state athletic commission would put him into the Anderson Silva-Chris Weidman fight, Dana White got news he'll appreciate, with...

Bellator's Rodrigues captures murder suspect

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On Wednesday, while he was in his gym, Ururahy Rodrigues heard glass shattering and bullets flying, and took action, capturing an alleged killer seconds after the crime.

GLORY, Spike sign multi-year broadcasting deal

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Spike is expanding its list of combat sports offerings, signing a new deal with the world's leading kickboxing promotion.

Best ever? Anderson Silva says it's B.J. Penn

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Most MMA observers say Anderson Silva is the best the sport has ever seen, but the middleweight champion disagrees, saying a certain two-division Hawaiian deserves the honor.

Anderson Silva: Wins and losses no longer matter

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With his legacy already secure, the long-reigning middleweight champ is perhaps reaching a new state of MMA enlightenment, dismissing fight results and critics, including Georges St-Pierre.

UFC targets Nov. 15 for debut in Goiâ‬s, Brazil

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The UFC looks to continue its push into Brazil with what would be its sixth event of the year. Sources say Goiâ‬s, Brazil is the frontrunner for a November event.

Fighter of the half-year: Vitor Belfort

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It was a close call, but two highlight-reel knockouts over two top 10 fighters sealed the award for the Brazilian veteran.

Health woes keep Serra from Weidman's corner

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A complication from recent surgery as well as the birth of his third daughter will keep Matt Serra out of Chris Weidman's corner at UFC 162, but the challenger tabbed a special replacement.

Kid Yamamoto vs. Ivan Menjivar added to UFC 165

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Despite a three-fight losing streak and well over one year on the sidelines, Kid Yamamoto is back with another chance to gain his first octagon victory.

Report: Teixeira-Bader at FOX Sports 1 #3

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The key light-heavyweight matchup seems destined for Belo Horizonte, Brazil in September, along with a middleweight bout pitting "Jacare" Souza against Yushin Okami.

GLORY looks to steal market share from UFC

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Making its U.S. major event debut on Saturday night, GLORY announced its intentions to challenge for a piece of the combat sports pie.

GLORY 9: Spong captures 8-man tourney

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Tyrone Spong doesn't like tournaments, but he likes cashing checks, and he's $200,000 richer after conquering an eight-man field on Saturday night. Next stop: MMA.

Nick Newell draws Keon Caldwell for WSOF debut

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WSOF 4 got three new matchups, including a matchup of former UFC fighters Gerald Harris and Jorge Santiago.

Cerrone signed by NASCAR driver's management firm

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Donald Cerrone has had a long association with NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick, and the two made their business relationship official, with Cerrone signing a deal to join forces with the management group.

Tyrone Spong: 'I'll fight anything'

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Fighting phenom Tyrone Spong may have the most ambitious schedule in all of combat sports, saying he will compete in both MMA and boxing by the end of 2013.

Bellator 99 gets Shlemenko vs. Marshall title bout

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Bellator's Sept. 7 season nine opener will be headlined by a middleweight championship bout. In addition, the show hosts the title match of the "Fight Master" tournament, as well as the return of...

MMA Roundtable: Pettis' next move, free-agent risk

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Dave Doyle and Mike Chiappetta debate what Anthony Pettis should do after his unfortunate injury, whether more free agents should follow Roy Nelson's lead, Bellator's "Fight Master" series, and the...

For New York MMA, it's wait until next year, again

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The possibility of sanctioned mixed martial arts in the Empire State in 2013 went up in flames, after the Democratic party tabled the bill instead of taking it for a vote on the state Assembly floor.

The Forward Roll: UFC 161 edition

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What might be next for some of the key winners and losers of last Saturday night's event, including free agent Roy Nelson.

UFC 161 medical suspensions: Evans on shelf

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Among the key sidelinings after last Saturday night's action is light heavyweight Rashad Evans, who will require a doctor's clearance before being cleared for his next bout.

Burkman on Mazzagatti criticism, career rebirth

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After his biggest win in years, Josh Burkman explained what was behind his late-career surge and commented on the shots taken at referee Steve Mazzagatti after he failed to see Jon Fitch had been...

UFC 161 main event breakdown: Evans vs. Henderson

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Mike Chiappetta analyzes the main-event matchup and picks a winner.

Fitch, Burkman share memories of first fight

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From Burkman saying he never tapped out to Fitch discussing his thirst for vengeance on TUF cast members, the WSOF 3 headliners had some interesting recollections of their first meeting.

Alexis Davis charting path towards Ronda Rousey

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From a small town and with no sports background until her late teenage years, Alexis Davis is an unlikely pro athlete. She says she'd fight for the belt at a moment's notice, but plans to start...

The Forward Roll: UFC on FUEL 10 edition

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Mike Chiappetta takes a look at what might be next for some of the key participants of last Saturday night's event.

Rashad Evans and the process of rediscovering fire

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When an athlete struggles for the first time in his career, ponders retirement and admits even a brief disconnect from their sport, can they recover? That's the question Rashad Evans is trying to...

'Bigfoot' challenges Thiago Silva to fight

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Recent No. 1 contender Antonio Silva wants to welcome Thiago Silva into the UFC's heavyweight division. Thiago politely declined, but offered up a challenge of his own.

UFC on FUEL 10: Revenge for Werdum over Big Nog

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Seven years after they first met, Fabricio Werdum beat his idol Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, forcing the legend to verbally submit in the night's main event.

UFC on FUEL 10 results: Santos subs Patalino

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In the TUF Brazil 2 final, veteran Leo Santos finished 21-year-old William Patalino with an arm triangle.

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