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Rafael dos Anjos Says UFC Fight Night 111 Bout ‘Feels Like a Fresh Start’

Rafael dos Anjos is ready for what he believes is a “fresh start.” The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder is moving up to the welterweight division. Welcoming …read more

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Posted on April 27, 2017, 4:16 am By
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UFC 211: Jorge Masvidal’s Wrestling is Difference Against Demian Maia

Jorge Masvidal is riding high entering UFC 211 next month with three consecutive victories. Masvidal meets Demian Maia, who has been even hotter in the welterweight division, as part of …read more

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Omari Akhmedov vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan Set for UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm

Omari Akhmedov will face Abdul Razak Alhassan in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm. …read more

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Report: Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead booked for UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro

The UFC’s lineup for its return to Brazil in June continues to grow with the addition of a welterweight fight.
Brazil’s Luan Chagas (14-2-1 MMA, 0-1-1 UFC) is set to take …read more

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Manager: Nate Diaz can land Conor McGregor rubber match by defeating Tony Ferguson

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Nate Diaz, who moonlights as a welterweight when the opportunity (and cash) presents itself, is getting career advice from an unlikely place.
Tony Ferguson’s manager, …read more

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Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre believes in ring rust but says it won’t be a factor against Michael Bisping

At an undisclosed time and location later this year, the greatest welterweight of all time, Georges St-Pierre, will come out of retirement to challenge for the UFC middleweight championship against …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Reveals he Passed Out in Bathtub Before Fighting Eddie Alvarez

Rafael dos Anjos didn’t have it easy with weight cuts in the 155-pound division. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder is making the move to welterweight on …read more

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Warlley Alves-Kiichi Kunimoto, Thibault Gouti-Dong Hyun Kim Added to UFC Fight Night 110

UFC Fight Night 110 will feature a welterweight clash between “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” winner Warlley Alves and Japanese veteran Kiichi Kunimoto, as well as a lightweight contest between …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos confirms he passed out prior to UFC fight with Eddie Alvarez

Rafael dos Anjos decided to move up to welterweight after losing two in a row in the UFC, but struggling to make 155 pounds was the main reason he decided …read more

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Rafael Dos Anjos reveals massive walk-around weight ahead of welterweight move

Earlier this year, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos announced his plans to abandon the 155-pound lightweight division he had called home for so long in favor of the …read more

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Warlley Alves-Kiichi Kunimoto, Thibault Gouti-Dong Hyun Kim Added to UFC Fight Night 10

UFC Fight Night 110 will feature a welterweight clash between “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” winner Warlley Alves and Japanese veteran Kiichi Kunimoto, as well as a lightweight contest between …read more

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Warlley Alves-Kiichi Kunimoto, Thaibault Gouti-Dong Hyun Kim Added to UFC Fight Night 10

UFC Fight Night 110 will feature a welterweight clash between “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” winner Warlley Alves and Japanese veteran Kiichi Kunimoto, as well as a lightweight contest between …read more

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Warlley Alves-Kiichi Kunimoto, Thaibault Gouti-Dong Hyun Kim Added to UFC Fight Night 10 in Auckland

UFC Fight Night 110 will feature a welterweight clash between “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3” winner Warlley Alves and Japanese veteran Kiichi Kunimoto, as well as a lightweight contest between …read more

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“Platinum” Mike Perry: it might be time for Jake Ellenberger to retire

Last night, during the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, polarizing welterweight striker “Platinum” Mike Perry picked up a knockout of the year contender, shutting the veteran Jake Ellenberger off …read more

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Knockout! Watch Bryan Barberena spoil Joe Proctor’s welterweight debut at UFC Fight Night 108

It was not a successful welterweight debut for UFC veteran Joe Proctor earlier tonight (Sat., April 22, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 108 from inside Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, …read more

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Saad Awad looks to make a statement, regardless of what weight

After a tough 2106, Saad Awad is looking to become a factor this year in either Bellator’s lightweight or welterweight division.
In the meantime, he’s going to split the difference.
The San …read more

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VIDEO | Tyron Woodley says he can’t respect GSP for fighting at 185, still hopes to fight him at 170

After years away from the sport, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is soon expected to return to the UFC’s Octagon. Instead of returning to the welterweight division where he …read more

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Rory MacDonald: Tyron Woodley being UFC champ makes me look better

Having defended the welterweight title twice – albeit in two close fights with the same man – UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley is looking like he could emerge as a …read more

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Daniel Rodriguez Says Combate Americas 13 Opponent Joel Champion ‘is Sloppy’

There’s not much more that welterweight up-and-comer Daniel Rodriguez believes he could have done in his second-round TKO of Christian Gonzalez at Bellator 170 in January.
Rodriguez was able to push …read more

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Management suggests Kelvin Gastelum could be back in the Octagon soon, despite USADA issue

If things had gone according to plan, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum would be gearing up for a UFC 212 middleweight bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva as you read …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos: I have the qualities to become two-division UFC champ at welterweight

After an eight-year stint as a UFC lightweight, former champion Rafael dos Anjos is looking to be on top of the welterweight division. After his recent string of losses as …read more

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Rafael Dos Anjos outlines plans to become UFC welterweight champ

Earlier this year, former UFC welterweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos announced his intention to move up to the welterweight division, citing a tiresome cut to the lightweight division’s 155-pound cap …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos: I have what it takes to become UFC welterweight champion

Rafael dos Anjos wants to add a second UFC belt to his resume, and his first step towards the welterweight gold is already set.
Dos Anjos will make his 170-pound debut …read more

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UFC welterweight released following domestic violence arrest

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has parted ways with welterweight prospect and The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 21 constant Michael Graves following his 2016 arrest for domestic violence.
Our initial report here.
Graves was …read more

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UFC releases undefeated welterweight prospect after domestic violence arrest

Back in October of 2016, UFC welterweight Michael Graves was pulled from a scheduled bout with Sergio Moraes and suspended by the UFC. His suspension stemmed from the news that …read more

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UFC Fight Night 112's Johny Hendricks excited for test vs. former 205-pounder Tim Boetsch

Mar 14, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Johny Hendricks (red) fights Matt Brown (blue) in a welterweight bout during UFC 185 at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Mar …read more

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GSP: Only difference Bisping’s size makes is, ‘when he hits the floor, it’s gonna make a bigger boom’

The former welterweight king is getting a little trash talk in, in the lead up to his expected middleweight title challenge against champion Micheal Bisping. Georges St-Pierre’s trash talk is …read more

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Vuyisile Colossa Return Heads ONE: Dynasty of Heroes Fight Announcements

Vuyisile Colossa will return to the ONE Championship cage after a four-year absence to face top welterweight contender Luis Santos. The South African fought on the promotion’s inaugural card at …read more

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Posted on April 17, 2017, 4:46 pm By
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Morning Report: Georges St-Pierre: Only difference Bisping’s size will make is a bigger boom when he hits the floor

In the six weeks since his fight with Georges St-Pierre was announced, Michael Bisping has been pontificating about the former welterweight champion’s return in interviews and on social media. The …read more

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Georges St-Pierre has master plan for comeback

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is currently set to return to the Octagon sometime this year when he will fight Michael Bisping for the welterweight strap.
While the fight doesn’t …read more

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Michael Bisping Brands Yoel Romero a ‘Hypocrite’ Over “Jacare” Plans

One notable subplot to the Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre bout involves #1 middleweight contender Yoel Romero. Bisping is expected to face former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at some point …read more

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Tony Ferguson sends message to Nate Diaz: If you're not willing to fight, 'retire'

Tony Ferguson says fan favorite Nate Diaz should retire if he doesn’t accept a fight. Nate Diaz hasn’t fought since his blockbuster welterweight rematch with Conor McGregor at UFC 202, …read more

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Thiago Alves believes lightweight run enhanced his welterweight career, aims for top-10 opponent in July

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Thiago Alves talks to the media at UFC 210 about his decision win over Patrick Cote, his drop to the lightweight division, his move back to welterweight, …read more

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Lindsey Jones on Jeff Powell Fight: ‘I Really Don’t Care What he Does’ (Exclusive)

Lindsey Jones is preparing for his second professional mixed martial arts (MMA) bout. The welterweight is set to compete against Jeff Powell on the Valor Fights 42 card. That match-up …read more

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Thiago Alves Says he Has What it Takes to Reach Contender Status Again

Thiago Alves feels he’s a threat to any welterweight as long as he’s active. Alves is coming off a solid performance against Patrick Cote this past Saturday night (April 8). …read more

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Cote leaves lasting legacy in Octagon

If former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is considered the most influential mixed martial artist to emerge from Canada, then Patrick Cote has to be right behind GSP on the importance …read more

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Luke Rockhold calls for interim title fight, Dana White responds

The middleweight title picture is currently a bit chaotic, as reigning champ Michael Bisping is poised to defend his title against Georges St-Pierre, a former welterweight champion who has never …read more

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LFA 8 Results & Highlights: CJ Hamilton Flies High in Main Event

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Legacy Fighting Alliance 8 highlights include welterweight contender Jeremie Holloway’s (9-2) TKO victory over Dave …read more

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Thiago Alves Sends Patrick Cote Into Retirement with a Loss (UFC 210 Fight Highlights)

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Watch highlights from Patrick Cote’s final fight, a welterweight bout against Thiago Alves at UFC 210: …read more

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Thiago Alves Retires Patrick Cote (UFC 210 Results)

After failing to make weight for his lightweight debut in his last outing, Thiago Alves returned to the welterweight division against fellow veteran Patrick Cote at UFC 210 on Saturday. …read more

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UFC 210 live blog: Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote

This is the UFC 210 live blog for Thiago Alves vs. Patrick Cote, a welterweight bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at the KeyBank Center in Buffalo.Alves, who is 2-3 …read more

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Dana White gives update on Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre

Early in 2017, the UFC announced that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon in 2017 to challenge UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the middleweight …read more

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Patrick Cote: ‘I Think I’m Better Than Thiago Alves Everywhere’

Coming off his TKO loss to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 89 last June, welterweight veteran Patrick Cote took some much needed time off. Not only did Cote …read more

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Ben Askren faces Agilan Thani in battle between undefeated welterweights at ONE: 'Dynasty of Heroes'

Ben Askren finally has a fight. The undefeated welterweight will be defending his title against Agilan Thani at ONE: “Dynasty of Heroes” in Singapore on May 26th.
Askren (15-0-0-1) believes fervently …read more

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Ben Askren Draws Undefeated Agilan Thani at ONE Championship

Ben Askren will return to the cage after a year-long absence to face undefeated challenger Agilan Thani at ONE: Dynasty of Heroes. Their welterweight fight will be the co-main event …read more

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Saunders vs. Sobotta, Meek vs. Taleb Set for UFC Fight Night 109 in Stockholm

A pair of welterweight bouts have been added to the UFC Fight Night 109 lineup. …read more

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Ben Askren to Defend Welterweight Title vs. Agilan Thani at One ‘Dynasty of Heroes’

Ben Askren will defend his welterweight crown against Agilan Thani in the One “Dynasty of Heroes” co-main event on May 26. …read more

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ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren set to defend title against Agilan Thani

Ben Askren is finally set to return to the ONE Championship cage.
The promotion’s welterweight kingpin, who last fought in April 2015, is scheduled to co-headline ONE Championship 55 on May …read more

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Jeremie Holloway ‘Not Too Threatened’ by Dave Vitkay at LFA 8

Coming off of two losses in in Bellator in 2016, welterweight up and comer Jeremie Holloway was in need of a win heading into his first bout of 2017.
Against boxer-turned-MMA …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson - FS1 prelim preview

Take a peek into the televised prelims for UFC 210, featuring a welterweight scrap between up-and-comers Kamaru Usman and Sean Strickland. I’ve seen plenty of people complaining about the prelims …read more

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UFC 210’s Thiago Alves on Failed Lightweight Cut: ‘It Was Hell’

Thiago Alves didn’t have fun cutting down to lightweight. After suffering a TKO loss at the hands of former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim welterweight title holder Carlos Condit, Alves …read more

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Stephen Thompson weighs in on what could come next for Tyron Woodley

Despite two valiant efforts, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson has now failed twice to swipe the UFC welterweight title from Tyron Woodley. Given this, he will now re-enter the exciting welterweight contendership …read more

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Colby Covington: Post-USADA, Rafael Dos Anjos looks like a “soft, pillow-top, down comforter”

Earlier this year, former UFC lightweight champ Rafael Dos Anjos announced his intention to move up to the welterweight division. Shortly after the former champ made this announcement, he began …read more

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Carrington Banks: ‘I’m A Better Fighter’ Than Mihail Nica

Though 2016 wasn’t quite as productive as welterweight prospect Carrington Banks would have liked, he did take big steps forward in his career, and remained undefeated with wins in both …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos on Tarec Saffiedine Bout: ‘It’s The Fight I Needed’

Rafael dos Anjos believes fighting Tarec Saffiedine in his welterweight debut is the perfect scenario. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder decided to move up in weight …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos discusses welterweight debut against Tarec Saffiedine

In just over two months, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will step into the Octagon with former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine for the former champ’s highly anticipated welterweight debut …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos on Tarec Saffiedine match: 'Just the fight I needed'

Former lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos, is excited for his welterweight debut against Tarec Saffiedine. Former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos, is eager to return to the Octagon and …read more

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Stephen Thompson explains “weird” second fight with Tyron Woodley

Last month, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson came up short in a rematch with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, failing to capture the UFC welterweight crown in …read more

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Stephen Thompson discusses the possibility of fighting in different weight classes

In early March, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson gave up a majority decision to welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Given that he fought Woodley to a draw …read more

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Dos Anjos-Saffiedine set for welterweight fight

Dos Anjos-Saffiedine set for welterweight fight …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos makes welterweight debut against Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 111

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will make his welterweight debut against ex-Strikeforce titleholder Tarec Saffiedine on June 17 at UFC Fight Night 111. Asian outlet Channel News Asia …read more

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Robbie Lawler vs Donald Cerrone fight booked for UFC 213

UFC 213 on July 8, 2017, in Las Vegas just got a great welterweight scrap between former champ Robbie Lawler and the always exciting Donald Cerrone. Good things come to …read more

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Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone set for July in Las Vegas

Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone set for July in Las Vegas!
A key welterweight scrap will take place this July in Las Vegas as ESPN’s Brett Okamoto just announced that former …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine set for UFC Singapore

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will make his welterweight debut against Tarec Saffiedine. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will debut at 170 lbs at UFC Singapore. …read more

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Former Light Champ Rafael dos Anjos Moving to Welterweight at UFC Singapore

Former lightweight titleholder Rafael dos Anjos will make the move to welterweight at UFC Singapore.
UFC officials on Monday, as first reported by Channel NewsAsia, announced that dos Anjos would square …read more

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Former champ Rafael Dos Anjos to make welterweight debut at UFC Singapore this June

Earlier this year, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos announced his intention to move up to the welterweight division. The former champ cited an increasingly difficult cut to the …read more

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VIDEO | BJ Penn gives his first update following Dennis Siver fight booking

BJ Penn gives his first update following Dennis Siver fight booking!

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn will return to the octagon on June 25 in Oklahoma City to …read more

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Jorge Masvidal fires back at Michael Bisping for predicting he loses

The UFC’s welterweight division is certainly one of the most stacked divisions in the entire promotion. With no potential shortage of contenders for welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, top ranked welterweights …read more

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Jorge Masvidal claims he can out-grapple Demian Maia, vows to ‘kick his ass’ at UFC 211

Jorge Masvidal is just over a month away from the biggest fight of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. The veteran welterweight will meet Demian Maia at UFC 211 on …read more

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John Danaher Details What Makes GSP So Great

John Danaher Details What Makes GSP So Great
There’s no use in arguing it, Georges St-Pierre is no doubt the greatest welterweight of all time. With his striking, wrestling, and overall …read more

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CES MMA 42 Hits Cage Tonight on AXS TV Beginning at 9 PM ET

CES MMA 42 takes the stage on AXS TV this evening with CES 42. The action features a main event for the welterweight championship between Chris Curtis and Wilfredo Santiago. …read more

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LFA 11 and 12 announced; inaugural welterweight title fight happening

LFA announced today date, locations and main events for LFA 11 and 12, with an inaugural welterweight title fight headlining the latter.
LFA 11 will take place May 5 at Comerica …read more

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Lorenz Larkin ‘wasn’t thinking about’ title fight for Bellator debut, but ‘pumped’ to get it

Lorenz Larkin may not feel like the most prestigious name to move over from the UFC to Bellator in recent months. But, as an exciting welterweight right in the prime …read more

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Jorge Masvidal: GSP’s success will depend on how he’s affected by USADA

Later this year, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title against returning welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre – that is, unless Bisping decides to give the title …read more

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Tyron Woodley offers to step up and fight Michael Bisping in July

Recently, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping made headlines when he revealed that he would take away Georges St-Pierre’s middleweight title fight if the former welterweight kingpin wasn’t prepared for his …read more

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Yancy Medeiros vs. Erick Silva official for UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro

A recently reported welterweight fight now has become official for the UFC’s return to Brazil in June.
Yancy Medeiros (13-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) will take on Brazil’s Erick Silva (19-7 MMA, …read more

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Upon further reflection, Douglas Lima likes Lorenz Larkin fight over Rory MacDonald

NEW YORK — At Bellator 180 media day, welterweight champion Douglas Lima talked about his upcoming title defense against Lorenz Larkin, watching Larkin since the Strikeforce days, getting pay-per-view points …read more

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Yoel Romero reacts to the news that Michael Bisping won’t wait for Georges St-Pierre

While news that Michael Bisping will next defend his UFC middleweight title against returning welterweight great Georges St-Pierre generated excitement among some members of the MMA community, it was an …read more

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Luke Rockhold: ‘Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping is a Joke’

On March 1, UFC president Dana White announced that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon for the first time since November 2013 to take on …read more

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Douglas Lima on Lorenz Larkin: “I can Prove to Them I can Beat Anyone”

Lorenz Larkin meets welterweight champion Douglas Lima in his Bellator debut on June 24, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Larkin is a recent acquisition to Bellator having left …read more

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Douglas Lima: Lorenz Larkin fight is a chance to prove I can beat anyone

Lorenz Larkin will make his Bellator debut on June 24, taking on welterweight champion Douglas Lima at Madison Square Garden in New York.
The titleholder is happy to welcome him …read more

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Never again! Johny Hendricks done cutting down to UFC’s welterweight division

Ater finding success as a Middleweight, Johny Hendericks is officially done as a Welterweight fighter.
“I don’t want to see ’70 ever again,” Hendricks said on a recent edition of The …read more

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UFC 212: Ahead of Anderson Silva middleweight bout, Kelvin Gastelum says he’s not done chasing welterweight title

Despite missing weight on a few occasions and finding success as a Middleweight, Kelvin Gastelum can’t seem to let the Welterweight division go.
After defeating Tim Kennedy and Vitor Belfort in …read more

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Luke Rockhold criticizes UFC for fights like Bisping vs. GSP: this could easily get out of hand

Later this year, at a to-be-determined date, UFC middleweight champ Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title against former welterweight king Georges St-Pierre, who is returning from a long …read more

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Georges St-Pierre’s comeback goals? ‘Cement my legacy as the best of all-time’

Georges St-Pierre may be challenging for the UFC middleweight title for his long-awaited Octagon return, but if all goes well against Michael Bisping, the former welterweight great intends to keep …read more

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Johny Hendricks 'officially done' with cutting to welterweight

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks says he has found a permanent home at middleweight. Johny Hendricks had a rough 2016 but the 33-year-old has found a new lease of …read more

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Luke Rockhold Predicts Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre Outcome

The return of former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre to the Octagon was announced by UFC president Dana White on March 1. His opponent was revealed as middleweight titleholder Michael Bisping. …read more

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Johny Hendricks doesn’t plan to return to welterweight

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks once reigned as the UFC welterweight champion. With that being said, Bigg Rig is coming off a successful UFC middleweight debut which saw him …read more

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Johny Hendricks Once Considered Retirement Rather Than Continue at Welterweight

The UFC allowing Johny Hendricks’ move to the middleweight division just may have saved his career, according to the former welterweight champion. Hendricks’ troubles with cutting down to 170 almost …read more

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Larkin gets welterweight title shot, Chandler defends 155-pound belt at Bellator PPV

Ex-UFC welterweight Lorenz Larkin will get an immediate title shot in his Bellator debut. Unlike Rory MacDonald, Lorenz Larkin will be fighting for a title in his first Bellator fight. …read more

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Mike Swick’s Primal FC streams inaugural card live & free on Friday

Retired UFC middle/welterweight contender Mike Swick has a brand new promotion, Primal FC, that will stream its inaugural event live and free this Friday.
Tomorrow marks the beginning of of …read more

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Douglas Lima Defends Welterweight Title Against Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 180

Douglas Lima will welcome Lorenz Larkin to the Bellator cage with a title defense. Lima is set to defend his welterweight championship against Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 180. Lance Pugmire …read more

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Ex-UFC welterweight Lorenz Larkin gets instant title shot at 'Bellator NYC' vs. champ Douglas Lima

Bellator’s second pay-per-view card is filling rapidly.
Recently signed free agent Lorenz Larkin (18-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will get an immediate title shot against welterweight champ Douglas Lima (28-6 MMA, 10-2 …read more

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BJ Penn and Johny Hendricks Return at UFC Fight Night in Oklahoma

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn and former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks are two of the fighters leading the charge on the UFC’s return to Oklahoma City, Okla.
Penn will continue …read more

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Mike Perry hoping for slugfest in Nashville, but expects Jake Ellenberger to wrestle

On April 22, when the UFC touches down in Nashville, Tennessee, “Platinum” Mike Perry will test his mettle against one of the welterweight division’s most experienced competitors: Jake Ellenberger.
On Wednesday’s …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum eyeing welterweight title despite middleweight run

The Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum may have been forced by UFC President Dana White to go up to middleweight after being unable to make the welterweight limit of 170 …read more

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Two big fights announced for June’s UFC event in Oklahoma City

Two big fights were just announced for June’s UFC Fight Night event in Oklahoma City.
Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn will return to the octagon on June 25 …read more

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B.J. Penn vs. Dennis Siver announced for June, other bouts set for Fight Night in Oklahoma City

It’s been a rough road of late for B.J. Penn, but he isn’t calling it quits just yet.
The UFC announced on Wednesday night that former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion …read more

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Stephen Thompson gives updates on injury and resulting surgery

Shortly after his competitive UFC 209 loss to reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, we learned that Stephen Thompson had sustained an injury to his MCL. In an interview with BJPENN.COM’s …read more

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UFC 210 Free Fight: Anthony Johnson Melts Kevin Burns With Head Kick

Once upon a time, Anthony Johnson was a welterweight. Newer fans of mixed martial arts (MMA) may not be privy to the fact that “Rumble” was a fearsome striker in …read more

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