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Breaking Down UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson

Dan Shapiro | Posted 09.29.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Less than five months after claiming the vacant UFC light heavyweight belt, champion Daniel Cormier is back in action, and looking for his first title defense, headlining the UFC 192 main event against former challenger Alexander Gustafsson.

Breaking Down UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson

Dan Shapiro | Posted 09.03.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is back in action on Saturday, September 5, headlining the UFC 191 main card against a familiar foe, challenger John Dodson.

One Thing Even a Total Wuss Can Learn From Ultimate Fighter Ronda Rousey

Mary Laura Philpott | Posted 08.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mary Laura Philpott

What could a wimpy little scrap like you or me learn from UFC champion Ronda Rousey? Plenty. First of all, after seeing "UFC" all over the headline...

Mir Devastates Duffee with Knockout at UFC San Diego

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.17.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

At 36 years old, former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has re-invented himself as a striker.

Breaking Down UFC San Diego: Mir vs. Duffee

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.14.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Mir (17-9, 15-9 UFC), a former titleholder, is one of the most prolific MMA submission artists in UFC history, having finished eight fights on account of his high level Brazilian jiu jitsu.

Thompson Thrills With Spinning Finish, Usman Wins TUF Crown

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.13.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson lived up to his Wonderboy moniker at The Ultimate Fighter 21 finale.

Hassan, Usman Vie for 300 Grand at The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale

Dan Shapiro | Posted 07.09.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

After 10 weeks on reality TV's The Ultimate Fighter, welterweights Hayder Hassan and Kamaru Usman will square off in the series finale on July 12.

Breaking Down UFC 186: Johnson vs. Horiguchi

Dan Shapiro | Posted 06.21.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Montreal, Quebec, Canada for the first time in over two years on Saturday, April 25, with flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson headlining the UFC 186 card against challenger Kyoji Horiguchi.

Breaking Down UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos

Dan Shapiro | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Last losing in June 2011, Pettis has improved his takedown defense and wrestling, evolving into a complete mixed martial artist; however, Dos Anjos is equally well rounded.

Rousey Taps Zingano, Defends Title at UFC 184

Dan Shapiro | Posted 05.02.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

It's only fitting, that on women's MMA's biggest day, UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey delivered the finest performance of her career. Needing all of 14 seconds to finish Cat Zingano in the UFC 184 main event, Rousey bested her own personal stoppage record by two full seconds.

Breaking Down UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano

Dan Shapiro | Posted 04.25.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

A fight nearly two years in the making, this matchup between Rousey and Zingano dates back to April 2013, when Zingano (9-0, 2-0 UFC) scored a brutal TKO win over Miesha Tate to earn a crack at promotional gold.

Breaking Down UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz

Dan Shapiro | Posted 03.30.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

The Ultimate Fighting Championship closes out an active month this Saturday, January 31 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per View), as two of the promotion's biggest stars make their long-awaited comebacks in the UFC 183 main event.

Ex-UFC Champ Arrested After Fight Outside Maui Bar

AP | Posted 01.20.2015 | Sports

KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) -- Maui police say former two-time UFC champion B.J. Penn was arrested after fighting with a man outside a bar. Police say the H...

Breaking Down UFC 182

Dan Shapiro | Posted 03.02.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Five months after an impromptu, press-conference brawl, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and contender Daniel Cormier return to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on January 3 (10 P.M. EST, Pay Per View), to finally settle their score at UFC 182.

UFC Eyes Female Demo With Friday Strawweight Coronation

Dan Shapiro | Posted 02.10.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

According to the census bureau, there are currently more than 35-million women ages 18-34 living in the United States. And after Friday, one of them will be wearing a brand new UFC championship belt.

Lawler Reflects on MMA Career Ahead of UFC 181 Title Tilt

Dan Shapiro | Posted 02.03.2015 | Sports
Dan Shapiro

Back when UFC welterweight Robbie Lawler first began competing in professional mixed martial arts in 2001, the biggest shows took place on Fridays, and fighters possessed anonymity.

Breaking Down UFC 180

Dan Shapiro | Posted 01.11.2015 | 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 12.20.2014 | 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.