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UFC® FLYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION DEMETRIOUS JOHNSON MEETS RIVAL JOHN DODSON IN HIGHLY ANTICIPATED REMATCH

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Las Vegas – UFC flyweight champion and No. 3 pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson collides with rival John Dodson in a highly anticipated rematch Saturday, September 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Johnson narrowly defeated Dodson in their first bout in 2013, with the champion surviving several knockdowns from the heavy-handed New Mexico native. Two years later, ... Read More »

Video: UFC Fight Night Chicago Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 4

On Episode 4 of UFC Fight Night Chicago, the stars of the card continue to train both with their camps and in front of fans. Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman stops by to offer support and make a main event prediction. The fighters on the card turn their focus to the scale as they cut the final pounds in preparation for the weigh-ins featuring stare downs between two sets of Bantamweight rivals: Champion TJ Read More »

Mir stops Duffee in wild 1st round

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Former two-time Heavyweight champion knocked Todd Duffee out cold in the first round of their scheduled 5-round Heavyweight bout in San Diego. The fight was fun and wild while it lasted as the two traded huge shots from the opening bout. Both landed and were staggered until a short left caught Duffee right on the jaw and he plummeted face ... Read More »

INTERIM UFC® FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION CONOR MCGREGOR TO LEAD EUROPE AGAINST URIJAH FABER AND THE AMERICANS ON THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®

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Las Vegas – The next season of The Ultimate Fighter ® will feature no shortage of star power as interim UFC® featherweight champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor coaches opposite Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber on the 22nd edition of the UFC’s storied reality television series. The Ultimate Fighter®: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber will feature 16 competitors in the lightweight ... Read More »

UFC® Unveils New Brand Identity

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Las Vegas – As the doors swing open on the 2015 UFC Fan Expo®, UFC® will unveil a completely transformed visual identity – the first since the mixed martial arts (MMA) organization was purchased by Zuffa, LLC in 2001. The biggest transformation will be experienced by fans watching UFC® 189: MENDES vs. MCGREGOR this Saturday, with the launch of a ... Read More »

Video: UFC 189 Embedded: Vlog Series – Episode 2

On Episode 2 of UFC 189 Embedded, the featherweight headliners are firing on all cylinders as title contenders Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes exchange unpleasantries on a national media call. McGregor continues to put in work in front of the camera, while Mendes prepares for the fight alongside his mentor, former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber. UFC Embedded is an all-access, behind-the-scenes video blog leading up to the championship doubleheader at UFC 189: Mendes vs. McGregor, taking place Saturday, July 11 on Pay-Per-View. Read More »

UFC® SUPERSTARS, UFC HALL OF FAMERS AND LEGENDS CONFIRMED FOR UFC FAN EXPO® DURING 4TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™

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Las Vegas – UFC® is proud to announce its largest-ever roster of UFC superstars, UFC Hall of Famers and legends for UFC Fan Expo®, taking place Friday, July 10 and Saturday, July 11, at the Sands Expo and Convention Center at the Venetian/Palazzo, as part of its 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. As the centerpiece of the largest celebration ... Read More »

UFC® AND REEBOK ELEVATE SPORT OF MMA WITH FIRST-EVER UFC FIGHT KIT

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June 30, 2015 (New York City, NY): UFC® and Reebok today unveiled the first-ever UFC Fight Kit. Built for high-performance athleticism, the UFC Fight Kit will be worn by every athlete that steps into the Octagon® and symbolizes UFC’s continuing evolution in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) with a line of apparel developed with fighters, for fighters by ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Big Knockout Boxing Live on Saturday, June 27

TORONTO (June 26, 2015) — Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents the third live installment of Big Knockout Boxing this Saturday, June 27 at 10 p.m. ET immediately following a live Canadian broadcast of the UFC Fight Night™: Machida vs. Romero prelims at 8 p.m. ET from Hollywood, Florida. Fight ... Read More »

UFC REQUIRED TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO UFC FIGHT NIGHT: MACHIDA VS. ROMERO EVENT

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Las Vegas – Due to an issue affecting the Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs visa system and a technical problem with the Consular Consolidated Database, UFC® is unable to secure entry into the country for 12 of its athletes slated to compete at UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MACHIDA vs. ROMERO on Saturday, June 27, at the Hard Rock Live ... Read More »

USADA AND UFC® MAKE NEW ANTI-DOPING POLICY PUBLICLY AVAILABLE

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Las Vegas – As announced in early June, as part of UFC®’s Athlete Marketing and Development Program, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) will serve as the independent third-party administrator of UFC’s year-round Anti-Doping Policy beginning on July 1, 2015. USADA is universally recognized as the premier anti-doping agency, whose sole mission is to protect the rights of clean athletes ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night Berlin Pre-Show, Main Card & Post-Fight Coverage

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced extensive live programming for UFC Fight Night™: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne this Saturday, June 20 from 02 World in Berlin, Germany, marking the organization’s fourth trip to Germany and the first-ever championship fight televised live on Fight Network. Fight Network will air ... Read More »

UFC FIGHT PASS® REACHES EXCLUSIVE, LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH TITAN FC

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Las Vegas –UFC FIGHT PASS® continues to acquire great mixed martial arts content from around the world. Today, UFC Chief Content Officer Marshall Zelaznik announced the UFC’s digital streaming service has reached an exclusive agreement to live stream all of Titan FC’s events. Zelaznik said: “Titan FC puts on great events and we’re happy to make Titan fights available live ... Read More »

TENNESSEE FOOTBALL ALUM OVINCE SAINT PREUX HEADLINES UFC® RETURN TO NASHVILLE AGAINST GLOVER TEIXEIRA

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Las Vegas – The Octagon® will touch down in Tennessee for the fourth time on Saturday, August 8 with a battle of top-10 light heavyweights when fifth-ranked Glover Teixeira collides with former University of Tennessee football player, No. 6 Ovince Saint Preux. UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: TEIXEIRA vs. SAINT PREUX marks the promotion’s third trip to Nashville and first since January ... Read More »

UNDEFEATED CHAMPION RONDA ROUSEY MEETS RISING BRAZILIAN CONTENDER BETHE CORREIA IN ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED CLASHES OF THE YEAR

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Rio de Janeiro – Named the most dominant athlete on the planet, undefeated UFC® women’s bantamweight champion and former U.S. Olympic medalist Ronda Rousey goes head-to-head with surging contender No. 7 Bethe Correia on Saturday, August 1 when the Octagon® returns to the HSBC Arena in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Fresh off of a 14 second highlight reel finish over ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Boetsch vs. Henderson Prelims, Pre & Post-Fight Coverage

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced extensive live programming for UFC Fight Night™: Boetsch vs. Henderson this Saturday, June 6 from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET. The ... Read More »

UFC® LAUNCHES ATHLETE MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

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Las Vegas – UFC® announced today the unveiling of its new, ground-breaking Athlete Marketing and Development program, introduced to provide athletes with programs and tools to help them maximize their careers and succeed long-term, both inside and outside the Octagon®. In coordination with key organizations such as the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), Fusionetics, and EXOS, UFC continues to be ... Read More »

Fight Network Presents Live UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves Prelims, Pre & Post-Fight Coverage

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Toronto – Fight Network, the world’s premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, today announced extensive live programming for UFC Fight Night™: Condit vs. Alves this Saturday, May 30 from Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. Fight Network will televise the live prelims exclusively in Canada from 8 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET. The main card, ... Read More »

MULTI-PLATINUM RECORDING ARTIST DROPKICK MURPHYS TO HEADLINE FREMONT STREET EXPERIENCE CONCERT DURING THE 4TH ANNUAL UFC INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK™

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Las Vegas – UFC® and the Fremont Street Experience today announced that multi-platinum recording artists Dropkick Murphys will headline the Fremont Street Experience concert on Friday, July 10, as part of the 4th Annual UFC International Fight Week™. The concert, which is free to the public, will be located at 425 Fremont Street on the 3rd Street Stage. The event ... Read More »

BJ PENN TO BE INDUCTED TO UFC® HALL OF FAME

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Las Vegas – The final 2015 inductee for the reinvigorated UFC® Hall of Fame will be legendary two-time, two-division UFC world champion BJ Penn. Known as “The Prodigy” throughout his amazing 13-year, 16-10-2 professional mixed martial arts career, Penn takes his place in the Modern Era category of the UFC Hall of Fame. The Modern Era category recognizes great fighters ... Read More »

UFC ANNOUNCES INDUCTION OF MMA LEGEND BAS RUTTEN TO UFC HALL OF FAME FORMER UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION TO BE HONORED AS PIONEER AT UFC FAN EXPO ON JULY 11

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Las Vegas – Former UFC® heavyweight champion Bas Rutten will take his rightful place alongside other legendary innovators of the sport in the UFC Hall of Fame. Rutten, who also dominated the Japanese Pancrase organization’s championship landscape during his 33 fight career, will join icons including Royce Gracie, Dan Severn and Chuck Liddell in the Pioneer Era wing of the ... Read More »