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Man or Spider-Man? The Return of Anderson Silva

UFC has employed some particularly strong hype videos in advance of Saturday’s UFC 183.

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Weidman Injured, Hendricks-Lawler II to Headline UFC 181

UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is out of UFC 181 after injuring his hand in training,  Now, the show will be headlined by the long-awaited rematch between welterweights Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Weidman was scheduled to defend his championship against Vitor Belfort on the Dec. 6 which will now be rescheduled for another date. Instead, it will be Hendricks ...

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Anderson Silva Returns To Face Nick Diaz On January 31

“The Spider” is back. UFC president Dana White announced moments ago on ESPN’s “Sportscenter” that former UFC middleweight champion and pound for pound king Anderson Silva will return to face Nick Diaz on January 31 in Las Vegas. It will be the main event of the show, which is expected to be billed as UFC 183. The fight will be ...

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Vitor Belfort Is Granted License, Will Face Chris Weidman At UFC 181 In December

Vitor Belfort was a granted a license on Wednesday morning by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in a unanimous vote. The NSAC told Belfort that he cannot fight before the month of December, has to have his next fight in Las Vegas and will have to subject himself to random blood and urine testing at anytime, anywhere. NSAC also told ...

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Chris Weidman Leads UFC 175 Salaries

Chris Weidman made the second defense of his UFC middleweight championship defeating Lyoto Machida on Saturday night at UFC 175. The New York native got paid a hefty sum for his night’s work. BetweenTheRopes.com received the salaries from UFC 175 and Weidman led all fighters making $450,000 for his efforts, with $225,000 to show and another $225,000 in win bonus ...

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Video Highlights Of Chris Weidman Defeating Lyoto Machida At UFC 175

Chris Weidman proved the doubters wrong Saturday night as he defeated Lyoto Machida in the main event of UFC 175 to retain the UFC middleweight title. It was a more entertaining fight that people were anticipating, with moments where Machida and Weidman had their fair share of exciting moments. BetweenTheRopes.com scored the fight for Weidman, 49-46. Watch the highlights of ...

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Vitor Belfort Says He Wants His Title Shot

Vitor Belfort was supposed to face Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight championship instead of Lyoto Machida. Belfort though had to bow out of the fight when the Nevada State Athletic Commission banned TRT use and he needed time to regroup his body. Belfort was scheduled to fight Chael Sonnen on tonight’s UFC 175 pending getting his license, but Sonnen ...

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Chris Weidman And Ronda Rousey Highlight UFC 175 Bonuses

In the main event of UFC 175 tonight, Chris Weidman defeated Lyoto Machida by unanimous decision to retain the UFC middleweight championship. The co-main event had Ronda Rousey retaining the UFC women’s bantamweight title battering Alexis Davis 16 seconds into the first round. During tonight’s UFC 175 press conference, president Dana White announced bonuses for the show. “Fight of the ...

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UFC 175 Results: Chris Weidman Retains Middleweight Title In Action Packed Fight Against Lyoto Machida

Chris Weidman had a point to prove in his second defense of his UFC middleweight championship tonight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 175. People thought Weidman’s wins over Anderson Silva were fluke. The New York native proved the critics wrong. The fight starts with three kicks from Weidman. Machida circling the cage and another attempted kick by the champion. Weidman ...

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Episode Two Of UFC Embedded

The second episode of UFC Embedded in the buildup to UFC 175 was released, which you can watch in the video above. In this episode, you see UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey go through a workout routine and gets emotional. Also, we see Alexis Davis and Lyoto Machida arrive in Las Vegas and see UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman ...

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Five Reasons To Watch UFC 175

UFC 175 takes place on Saturday night from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the main event, Chris Weidman defends the UFC middleweight title against former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. The co-feature has UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey facing off against Alexis Davis. You can watch the show starting at 7 p.m. ET with ...

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Episode One Of UFC Embedded Ahead Of UFC 175

The UFC returns to pay-per-view with UFC 175 this Saturday night from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. For UFC 173 and UFC 174, the company rolled a new video blog series titled, “UFC Embedded”, which goes behind the scenes with some of the fighters on the card. In episode one, we see middleweight champion Chris Weidman ...

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UFC 175 Countdown Show

UFC 175 takes place on Saturday night from Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event features Chris Weidman defending the UFC middleweight title against former light heavyweight titleholder Lyoto Machida. In the co-feature, Ronda Rousey looks to defend the UFC women’s bantamweight title for the fourth time against Alexis Davis. For every UFC pay-per-view, they air ...

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Ronda Rousey Earns Two ESPY Nominations

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returns to the octagon next Saturday as she defends her title against Alexis Davis at UFC 175. Regardless if she wins the fight, is Rousey the best female athlete in all of sports? It was announced this morning that Rousey was nominated for two ESPY awards, “Best Female Athlete” and “Best Fighter.” Also receiving ...

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Vitor Belfort Reveals NSAC Random Drug Test Results

Vitor Belfort was given a random drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on February 7, since he was scheduled to fight Chris Weidman at UFC 173 last month. Results hadn’t been released due to Belfort not being licensed, but “The Phenom” released the results on his own. Belfort announced on his Instagram page that the test found elevated ...

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Nick Diaz Interested In Fight With Anderson Silva

During an interview on Monday for MMAFighting.com, Anderson Silva’s manager Ed Soares said that his client is up for a fight with Nick Diaz. The question is whether Diaz would be interested in the fight, since he is currently retired. On last night’s UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani reported that he talked to Diaz on his thoughts regarding a possible Silva ...

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Wanderlei Silva Out, Vitor Belfort To Face Chael Sonnen At UFC 175

Ever since Chael Sonnen was announced to face Wanderlei Silva at UFC 175, Sonnen didn’t think Silva would make it to the fight. He proved to be correct and looks like that fight my never happen. Combate in Brazil is reporting that Silva is out of the fight with Sonnen and Vitor Belfort is stepping in to fight Sonnen at ...

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Junior dos Santos Suffers Hand Injury, Out Of TUF Brazil 3 Main Event

Combate is reporting that former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos has suffered a hand injury and is out of his TUF Brazil 3 main event fight against Stipe Miocic. It is not known at this time whether Miocic will stay on the card. dos Santos hasn’t competed since his loss to heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 166 in ...

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UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao vs TJ Dillashaw To Main Event UFC 173

It was announced earlier in the week that UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman’s main event fight against Lyoto Machida at UFC 173 was getting moved to UFC 175 in July. The movement was due to the fact that Weidman was having minor surgery on both of his knees. We now have a new main event for UFC 173. It was ...

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Anderson Silva Says “This Year Is Over For Me”, Promises Return In 2015

The last time we seen Anderson Silva in the octagon was when he threw a leg kick, which was checked by Chris Weidman and snapped Silva’s leg like a pretzel at UFC 168 in December. Silva has begun walking on his own and even started to do some light training. UFC President Dana White has been stating that Silva would ...

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