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UFC 142: Scarface contemplates victory

Brazilian featherweight Jose ‘Scarface’ Aldo defends his title against Team Alpha Male standout Chad ‘Money’ Mendes

Canadian MMA fans: pound for pound champs

Somehow, The Great White North has emerged as one of the best countries for mixed martial arts.

UFC 141 recap: Overeem shuts down Lesnar

Dutch K-1 kickboxing champion Alistair Overeem showed no respect in finishing former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar.

UFC 141: battle of the big boys

Win or lose, this five-round non-title fight could sink or swim the careers Brock Lesnar and Alistair Overeem.

Nicknames: the good, the bad and the ugly

It’s important that a fighter have the right nickname: a bad one can stick with him forever.

Strikeforce: Melendez secures entrance into UFC

But it's not certain Melendez, or anyone for that matter, can parlay a win streak outside the UFC into a name for himself inside.

MMA Fact vs. Fiction

Not everyone likes the UFC, nor should they. But it’s important to get the facts straight, so you can love it or hate it for what it actually is.

The Dragon v. Bones: epic UFC light heavyweight title fight

Will Bones' superior reach dismantle Machida's defense, or will Machida's highly technical striking confound the Greco-Roman wrestler?

The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale Recap: Bonuses

The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale took place Saturday, December 3, in Las Vegas. Compared with the huge PPV events, these fights on free TV sound like they’re taking place in a pool hall or ballroom...

Return of the Fake Mailbag

This week, we answer questions from Dana White, Arland Bruce, Shane's mom and God.