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Breaking Down UFC 180

Dan Shapiro | Posted 11.11.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The UFC's interim heavyweight championship is on the line this Saturday, November 15, as challengers Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum headline UFC 180 at Arena Ciudad de México.

Breaking Down UFC 179

Dan Shapiro | Posted 10.20.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Now some 34 months later, the pair are set to collide in a second installment, and all eyes will be watching to see if Mendes can unseat the UFC's longest reigning champion.

Breaking Down UFC 178

Dan Shapiro | Posted 11.24.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson puts his belt on the line for the second time in three months this Saturday, September 27.

UFC Unveils Strawweight Championship Tournament

Dan Shapiro | Posted 11.08.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Twenty-one years after the the Ultimate Fighting Championship broadcast its first open-weight competition in 1993, the world's largest MMA promotion is returning to its roots with a single-elimination tournament to crown its initial women's 115-pound title holder.

T.J. Dillashaw Retains Bantamweight Title at UFC 177

Dan Shapiro | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

T.J. Dillashaw is still the UFC bantamweight champion of the world. And he's still winning title fights with fifth round head-kick and punch knockouts.

Breaking Down UFC 177

Dan Shapiro | Posted 10.25.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

It was just three months ago, at UFC 173, that Dillashaw captured the title with a near-perfect finish of Barao. On that night, Dillashaw demonstrated superior speed and striking. Now it remains to be seen if he can deliver a repeat performance.

Breaking Down UFC 175

Dan Shapiro | Posted 08.30.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Headlining UFC 175 is middleweight champion Chris Weidman (11-0, 7-0 UFC), who will square off with Lyoto Machida (21-4, 13-4 UFC) in the evening's main event.

Breaking Down UFC 174

Dan Shapiro | Posted 08.10.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The UFC heads north of the border to Vancouver's Rogers Arena on Saturday, June 14 as flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (19-2-1, 7-1-1 UFC) attempts the fourth defense of his 125-pound title in the UFC 174 main event against Russian standout Ali Bagautinov (13-2, 3-0 UFC).

Dillashaw Stops Barao, Claims Bantamweight Title at UFC 173

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Everything fell perfectly into place for T.J. Dillashaw on Saturday night. The Sacramento-based bantamweight executed an impeccable game plan at UFC 173 to unseat Renan Barao as the promotion's top 135 pounder, ending the Brazilian's nine-year unbeaten streak.

Breaking Down UFC 173

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.19.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Unbeaten for more than nine years, Renan Barao, who fights out of Rio de Janeiro's Nova União, is an impressive specimen, a fighter who embodies all the facets of mixed martial arts, combining dazzling and technical striking with black-belt-level Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Breaking Down UFC 172

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.22.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones (19-1, 13-1 UFC) puts his title on the line against Glover Teixeira (22-2, 5-0 UFC).

Breaking Down UFC 171

Dan Shapiro | Posted 05.13.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

For the first time since April 2008, the UFC will have an undisputed welterweight champion not named Georges St-Pierre, as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler are set to square off in the UFC 171 main event.

Breaking Down UFC 170

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.22.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

For the first time in UFC history, two undefeated Olympic medalists will square off for promotional gold, as women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey attempts to defend her 135-pound strap against challenger Sara McMann.

Breaking Down UFC 169

Dan Shapiro | Posted 03.29.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Headlining one of the biggest fight cards of the year are bantamweights Urijah Faber and Renan Barao, who will square off for the second time, after Barao took a unanimous decision in their first meeting to earn the promotion's interim title at UFC 149.

Breaking Down UFC 168

Dan Shapiro | Posted 02.25.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Never before has a main event been met with such anticipation.

How the UFC Can Save the Welterweight Division in Lieu of St Pierre

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

With the debate over St-Pierre's retirement continuing to be a hot topic among the UFC faithful, it is impossible to ignore the chance that he may, in fact, never compete again.

How Campbell McLaren Spun UFC Into the American Cultural Milieu

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Long before the world embraced the UFC, Semaphore Entertainment Group (SEG) Executive Producer Campbell McLaren thrust mixed martial arts into the American media spotlight, launching the Ultimate Fighting Championship amid a campaign of controversy.

UFC 166 Preview: Velasquez, Dos Santos Vie for Heavyweight Crown

Dan Shapiro | Posted 12.17.2013 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The Ultimate Fighting Championship heads back to Houston, Texas on Saturday, October 19, and for the third time in less than two years, Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will square off with the heavyweight championship of the world on the line.

UFC 165 Kicks Off Title Tilt Season: Jones and Barao Look to Defend Straps

Dan Shapiro | Posted 11.19.2013 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones looks to defend his belt for a record-setting sixth time against Alexander Gustafsson.

Why I Support Government Policies and Regulations that Protect Children from Violent Entertainment

Diane Levin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Diane Levin

The passage of the recent proposal to ban children under age 18 from attending live cage fighting and mixed martial arts events in Boston would contribute to the wellbeing of children, Boston and beyond.

Bieber Asks Fans To Do Something Illegal ...

Posted 07.09.2013 | Celebrity

Justin Bieber was apparently too tied up on Saturday night to check out the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Las Vegas. In an effort to catch up on t...

UFC Champ Opens Up About Her Experience On "The Ultimate Fighter"

Posted 06.30.2013 | Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship star Ronda Rousey says she's happy that filming of "The Ultimate Fighter" season 18 has wrapped, admitting that her exp...

Breaking Down UFC 160

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.21.2013 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Velasquez and Silva previously met inside the octagon a year ago in a non-title fight, with the now-champion easily dismissing "Big Foot" at 3:36 of the first round, bloodying the Brazilian with a vicious ground-and-pound assault.

A Trans Guy's Thoughts On Fallon Fox

justin adkins | Posted 06.12.2013 | Gay Voices
justin adkins

My thoughts on Fallon Fox are rather simple. Fallon is a female fighter who should be able to fight other women in her weight class. This statement is backed up by science, and most people need to educate themselves about transgender people before they say anything different.

Brandon Vera: The Truth Hurts

Elliot Worsell | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Elliot Worsell

Following a career fought very much in first gear, Vera is in dire need of somebody, anybody to wake his inner beast and, in doing so, finally tap all that potential many feel he possesses.