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Gamburyan-Nunes, Assuncao-Pearson Added to UFC 141 in December

The UFC's year-end show in Las Vegas continues to take shape. Not long after announcing a lightweight battle between still-surging contender Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Nate Diaz – who combined...

UFC 137 Medical Suspensions: Nick Diaz, BJ Penn Included on Shelf List

LAS VEGAS – Ten fighters from Saturday's UFC 137 card have been given medical suspensions by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, including one of up to six months for a winning fighter. The...

Back for More: Donald Cerrone-Nate Diaz Planned for UFC 141

LAS VEGAS – Someone must have told Donald Cerrone when Chris Lytle retired, the UFC had a job opening for its Bonus King position. The "Cowboy" will go after his fourth bonus of 2011 and will...

UFC 137 Fighter Salaries: Nick Diaz, BJ Penn Lead $1 Million-Plus Payroll

LAS VEGAS – The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Monday released the salary figures for UFC 137, which took place Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. Former Strikeforce...

GSP vs. Diaz Back On, Likely for UFC's Super Bowl Card

LAS VEGAS – The welterweight showdown between Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz that was supposed to headline UFC 137 on Saturday needed all of about 90 minutes after the card to be back on.UFC...

UFC 137 Bonuses: BJ Penn vs. Nick Diaz Earns Fight of Night Honors

LAS VEGAS – It was one of the most bizarre back stories in UFC history, and on Saturday night Nick Diaz and BJ Penn were rewarded for making the fight live up to the hype. Diaz and Penn were...

Illinois Commission Reverses Course; Andreas Kraniotakes Back in at ProElite2

It's nothing short of a soap opera script. Less than 24 hours after main event heavyweight Andreas Kraniotakes was denied a license to fight Tim Slyvia in the ProElite 2 main event on Nov. 5,...

Mirko Cro Cop Gets Philosophical Ahead of Crucial Roy Nelson Fight at UFC 137

One of the most feared strikers in mixed martial arts history has gotten a little reflective in what is likely the twilight of his career. That doesn't mean he's thinking about retirement,...

Andreas Kraniotakes Out of ProElite 2 Main Event Against Tim Slyvia

ProElite's second fight card since returning to the major mixed martial arts landscape has hit another snag. Just 10 days after main event heavyweight Pedro Rizzo had to pull out of his fight...

At Long Last, Bart Palaszewski Ready for UFC Debut

By his own admission, Bart Palaszewski took the road less traveled to the UFC. When the WEC merged into its big Zuffa brother last fall, most of its mainstays ported over to work for the new boss,...

TUF Finalist Ramsey Nijem Hopes Lightweight Return at UFC 137 Puts Him Back on Track

For young fighters trying to make their names through the UFC's "Ultimate Fighter" series, it doesn't get more pressure-filled than the TUF finals. Ramsey Nijem experienced the pressure first-hand...

Jeff Curran Says It's 'Put Up or Shut Up' Time in His Return at UFC 137

It's been an interesting road, but after nearly eight years, Jeff Curran is back in the UFC. Curran will return to the promotion at UFC 137 next week against former bantamweight title challenger S...

After First UFC Win in Rematch With Leonard Garcia, Nam Phan Over Sting of First Fight

After 10 months of answering questions about Leonard Garcia, at least Nam Phan finally can change his response. Phan first fought Garcia last December at the TUF 12 Finale in Las Vegas, a Fight of...

Amanda Lucas Tries to Prove She's More Than Just a 'Star Wars' Reference

There's a temptation to say that Amanda Lucas wants to fight so much, she'd take a bout on Tatooine. Though Lucas certainly must be growing tired of the constant "Star Wars" references, she at...

Bellator Bantamweight Champ Zack Makovsky Just Wants to Have Fun

Zack Makovsky's nickname seems to apply to more than just his size. Makovsky's "Fun Size" nickname is mostly a playful jab at his physical stature. But the Bellator bantamweight champion is making...

UFC 136 Bonuses: Frankie Edgar Knockout Leads $75,000 Winners

Frankie Edgar survived another first-round onslaught from Gray Maynard on Saturday. But this time, rather than going the distance for a draw like the two did in January, Edgar got out of the...

UFC Vet Din Thomas Injured in Car Accident, Misses Main Event Return

Veteran fighter Din Thomas, attempting to return to the cage for the first time in nearly two years, didn't make it to his fight Friday. The UFC vet, scheduled to fight in the main event at Fight...

Ben Askren, Bellator Give Back to Tornado Victims in Joplin, Mo.

Ben Askren walked around the city of Joplin, Mo., in late May and could hardly believe what he was seeing. The Bellator welterweight champion had been in the nearby town of Neosho to help at a...

Alex Caceres Drops to Bantamweight for Cole Escovedo at UFC on Fox Debut

Alex Caceres will make a weight change in the hope of getting back in the win column. "Bruce Leeroy," the 23-year-old fan favorite from Season 12 of "The Ultimate Fighter," will drop to...

Dong Hyun Kim Meets Sean Pierson at Year-End UFC 141 in Las Vegas

Dong Hyun Kim will try to rebound from the first loss of his career, but he'll have to do it against a fighter also looking for a little redemption. Kim will face Sean Pierson in a welterweight...

Middleweight Champ Hector Lombard Meets Trevor Prangley at Bellator 58

The next test to Hector Lombard's five-year unbeaten streak will come Nov. 19. The Bellator middleweight champion will meet Trevor Prangley in a non-title 195-pound catchweight fight at Bellator 58....

Brian Stann Getting Much Respect Ahead of UFC 136 Contenders Bout With Chael Sonnen

Brian Stann probably should get used to this kind of treatment from his opponents. Stann thought he had a fight against former Pride middleweight champ Wanderlei Silva earlier this year before...

Kenny Florian Hopes Experience Gives Him UFC 136 Edge Against Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo has had little trouble with any opponent the last three years, but Kenny Florian thinks he might have a solution for the UFC featherweight champ. Florian, fighting for just the second...

UFC on Versus 6 Bonuses: Stefan Struve, Anthony Johnson Lead $65,000 Winners

Four fighters from Saturday's UFC on Versus 6 card in Washington, D.C., added $65,000 bonus checks to their take-home pay after the show. Stefan Struve, Anthony Johnson, Matt Wiman and Mac Danzig...

UFC on Versus 6 Live Blog: Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson Updates

This is the UFC on Versus 6 live blog for Dominick Cruz vs. Demetrious Johnson, the main event bantamweight title fight of tonight's UFC Live card from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Cruz...

UFC on Versus 6 Live Blog: Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve Updates

This is the UFC on Versus 6 live blog for Pat Barry vs. Stefan Struve, a heavyweight bout on tonight's UFC Live card from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The fight, according to UFC...

UFC on Versus 6 Live Blog: Anthony Johnson vs. Charlie Brenneman Updates

This is the UFC on Versus 6 live blog for Anthony Johnson vs. Charlie Brenneman a welterweight bout on tonight's UFC Live card from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Johnson (9-3, 6-3 UFC)...

UFC on Versus 6 Live Blog: Matt Wiman vs. Mac Danzig Updates

This is the UFC on Versus 6 live blog for Mac Danzig vs. Matt Wiman, a lightweight bout on tonight's UFC Live card from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The bout is a rematch from a...

UFC on Versus 6 Undercard Live Blog: Edwards vs. Oliveira, Johnson vs. Sass, More

This is the UFC on Versus 6 live blog for all six preliminary bouts on tonight's UFC Live card from the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. This is the UFC's debut in the nation's capital city. On...

Tim Credeur Out at UFC 137, Dustin Jacoby Now Meets Brad Tavares

Tim Credeur, who returned to the UFC in June after a nearly two-year layoff, has been forced out of UFC 137 later this month. Stepping in to take Credeur's place against Brad Tavares on the...

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