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UFC 149 preview: Can Urijah Faber capitalize on potential final title shot against Renan Barao?

Renan Barao (left) will face Urijah Faber at UFC 149

The UFC 149 main event will feature a UFC interim bantamweight title fight between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao. This fight was created because UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz was injured in training and will be out for quite a while with rehab. Faber has had his share of title fight opportunities in his career, but lately he has come up short in all of them. Let's break this one down to see if "The California Kid" has what it takes to break through once again. Read More »

Chael Sonnen: ‘Hey Rampage, why don’t you stick to making box office disasters and driving the wrong way down the freeway’

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On Tuesday's episode of "UFC Tonight" Qinton "Rampage" Jackson was asked about Chael Sonnen's recent loss to Anderson Silva. "Rampage's" words were none too kind, saying Chael "sucked" and he needed to keep his word and leave the UFC. "Rampage" went on to use a few more unkind words about Mr. Sonnen, and in the spirit of equal opportunity, Mr. Sonnen himself was given a chance to respond. And it went a little something like this... Read More »

How Ryan Bader is preparing for the unorthodox striking of Lyoto Machida

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"The Ultimate Fighter" season eight winner Ryan Bader is currently preparing for his upcoming co-main event bout with Lyoto Machida at UFC on FOX 4 which takes place Aug. 4 in Los Angeles. Bader talks about bringing in Shotokan Karate world champion Hiroshi Allen to mimic Machida's unorthodox style and the danger of getting away from his wrestling base when training so much stand-up. Read More »

UFC on FX 5: Date changed to October 5th, location to be announced

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MMA fans expecting to attend a UFC show in Indianapolis, Indiana, on September 7th have been hit with the okie doke. The event was supposed to take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, but those plans have changed according to UFC officials. The event will now take place on October 5th at a city and location to be named soon and will not be taking place in Indianapolis. Read More »

Faber vs. Barao: Countdown to UFC 149 *VIDEO*

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber (26-5) takes on BJJ black belt Renan Barao (28-1, 1 NC) for the interim UFC bantamweight title Saturday night in the UFC 149 main event in Calgary. Follow the story lines and take a look behind the scenes and into the training camps of both fighters in "Countdown to UFC 149: Faber vs. Barao". Read More »

Kongo vs. Jordan: Countdown to UFC 149 *VIDEO*

Heavyweights Cheick Kongo (17-7-2) and Shawn Jordan (13-3) will clash Saturday at UFC 149. Kongo had put together three straight quality wins (and a draw) prior to running into Mark Hunt at UFC 144 in February. He will be looking to get back on track against Jordan, a Strikeforce transplant, who won his UFC debut against Oli Thompson via second round TKO in March. This is the "Countdown to UFC 149: Kongo vs. Jordan". Read More »

Lombard vs. Boetsch: Countdown to UFC 149 *VIDEO*

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This Saturday night rising UFC middleweight Tim Boetsch (15-4) will face-off with former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard (31-1-1, 1 NC) in what will be Lombard's UFC debut. With 31 wins on his record, Lombard has knocked out 17 and submitted seven. With an incredible 24-fight win streak will Lombard continue his reign of terror or will he be exposed in his "big show" debut? Go behind-the-scenes and into the training camps of both fighters as they prepare for the showdown in this episode of "Countdown to UFC 149". Read More »

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