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UFC

UFC fighters reveal what makes them so tough

Inside the octagon, Dos Santos’ gloved fists tore into Shane Carwin’s face opening up raw, gaping wounds beneath his eyes, across his cheekbones---everywhere they made contact. As he turned to face...

VSB chair Patti Bacchus goes to the mat for Vancouver's schools

While trained fighters bloodied each other in General Motors Place in cages yesterday, a genuinely important battle played out elsewhere between the province and the city.

MMA 101

Vancouver's first UFC bout will take place this June. It's time to reconsider the usual controversy that surrounds this sport.