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Tom Taylor

UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island produces terrible overnight ratings

On Saturday night, the UFC debuted in Long Island, New York with UFC on Fox 25. This 14-fight card was an exciting one for fans, as we witnessed impressive finishes, brilliant comebacks, and back-and-forth wars. Unfortunately, the card was an absolute dud from a viewership perspective. In fact, it brought in the lowest overnight viewership ratings in UFC on Fox history.

According to MMAFighting.com, this Fox card did 1.64 million viewers overnight. This number puts the card in the...

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Bryan Tucker

UFC 214 conference call audio

On the UFC 214 conference call, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones, Cris Cyborg, Tonya Evinger, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia are slated to appear. The video is expected to begin at 5 p.m. ET.

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Fernanda Prates

After being dissed at UFC athlete retreat, UFC on FOX 25's Chris Wade wants a shot at Nik Lentz

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Chris Wade has just settled one outside-the-cage beef, but he’s already looking to move on the next one.

After beating Frankie Perez (10-4 MMA, 1-3 UFC) at a Ring of Combat event in 2014, Wade (12-3 MMA, 5-2 UFC) went 2-0 over the same foe with another decision at their UFC on FOX 25...

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Fernanda Prates

A 'die-hard' fan, UFC on FOX 25 winner Shane Burgos still finds the idea of being a UFC fighter surreal

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Shane Burgos had just added an impressive win to his unblemished record, but he still finds the very idea that he’s in the UFC quite surreal.

That’s because, at 26, Burgos also happens to be a self-proclaimed “die-hard” fight fan. He’s been traveling to Las Vegas to attend UFC Fan...

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Tom Taylor

Yoel Romero wants Michael Bisping fight, even if it’s not for the belt: He needs to pay

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 213, Cuba’s Yoel Romero stepped into the cage with Robert Whittaker in an interim middleweight title fight. Despite a strong start, Romero lost this fight by unanimous decision, thereby losing his chance a a title-unifying showdown with undisputed champ Michael Bisping.

While Romero understands he’s lost this chance for the moment, however, he still wants to fight Bisping as soon as possible – whether it’s for the belt or not. This desire...

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Tom Taylor

VIDEO | Cris Cyborg looks lethal in final sparring session for UFC 214

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in Anaheim, California with UFC 214. This massive card will be anchored by three anticipated title fights. The first of these three title fights will occur in the women’s featherweight division, where destructive Brazilian striker Cris “Cyborg” Justino will battle Tonya Evinger for the vacant throne.

With this anticipated fight now less than a week away, Cyborg has concluded the most physical parts of her camp. On Sunday afternoon, the Brazilian...

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Chuck Mindenhall

Junior Albini’s breakout moment in Long Island won’t soon be forgotten

At his UFC debut in 2013, Conor McGregor filled in a good many blanks when he beat Marcus Brimage in just 67 seconds. He was fighting on the Facebook prelims in Stockholm, a couple of bouts before Tor Troeng submitted Adam Cella, nothing more than an intrigue in the fodder area of the card. After showing that the hype preceding him had been warranted, McGregor told Kenny Florian that Brimage had made the “contest” a little too emotional (thus informing people that he himself hadn’t)....

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MMAjunkie Staff

MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for 'UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2'

We want your predictions for Saturday’s “UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones” blockbuster event in California.

Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMAjunkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).

Those MMAjunkie MMA reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC 214 staff picks we release on Friday ahead of the event. UFC 214 takes place at Honda Center in Anaheim,...

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Danny Segura

Morning Report: Michael Bisping, Chris Weidman trade shots over Twitter

If you’re a contender in the UFC middleweight division, odds are, you probably have beef with the champion Michael Bisping.

Well, after having inserted himself back in the winning column and likely back in the title contention mix, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is already battling Bisping on social media. Last Saturday at UFC on FOX 25 in Long Island, N.Y.,

Weidman snapped a three-fight skid, submitting 25-year-old prospect Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of the card....

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Ariel Helwani

The MMA Hour with Chris Weidman, Tyron Woodley, Germaine de Randamie, Michael Chiesa, Dustin Poirier, Sean O'Malley, Jimmie Rivera & Pat Miletich in studio

The MMA Hour is back in your life. Below is a rundown of Monday's show:

1:00 p.m. ET -- Chris Weidman will look back at his win over Kelvin Gastelum on Saturday night.

1:25 p.m. -- Sean O'Malley will talk about last week's win on Tuesday Night Contenders Series.

1:45 p.m. -- Germaine de Randamie will discuss moving on from the featherweight division and her upcoming fight in September.

2:05 p.m. -- Michael Chiesa will talk about his controversial loss to Kevin Lee and recently losing his...

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MMAjunkie Staff

Reminder: 'Countdown to UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2' debuts today on FS1


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As a reminder, the UFC’s traditional pre-event show returns today with the debut of “Countdown to UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2” on FS1.

The one-hour special previews the card’s long-awaited headlining rematch between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (19-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) and former champ Jon Jones (22-1 MMA, 16-1 UFC), his bitter rival.

Also on the main card, welterweight champ Tyron Woodley (17-3-1 MMA, 7-2-1 UFC) takes on Demian Maia (25-6 MMA,...

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Fernanda Prates

Gian Villante on 'weird' UFC on FOX 25 scrap with Patrick Cummins: 'I don't know where I lost'

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. – Gian Villante said he was going to take a more careful approach to his UFC on FOX 25 fight with Patrick Cummins on Saturday.

Now, after taking a split-decision loss to a gritty and resilient Cummins (10-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC), Villante (15-9 MMA, 5-6 UFC) thinks he may have been a little too...

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Tim Burke

Roger Gracie retires from jiu-jitsu after submitting Marcus Buchecha at Gracie Pro

Roger Gracie’s legendary jiu-jitsu career ended on a high note with a big submission win at Gracie Pro.

Roger Gracie is officially stepping away from jiu-jitsu, and the legend ended his mat career on a very high note. The 10-time IBJJF world champion showed up at a Gracie Pro event to meet the only other man to win the world championships as many times as him - Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida - and submitted him with a lapel choke at the 6:52 mark of the match.

The two men had met before, at...

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Tom Taylor

PHOTO | Patrick Cummins shares “ambulance selfie” after bloody win over Gian Villante

Last night, in the second fight of the UFC Long Island main card, light heavyweight wrestler Patrick Cummins stepped into the cage with dangerous New Yorker Gian Villante. After three fun rounds of action, Cummins was awarded a split decision win.

While Cummins will leave Long Island a winner, he certainly didn’t look the part post-fight. Shortly after having his hand-raised, the badly bruised light heavyweight was carted off to the hospital, where he was examined for any serious damage....

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Guilherme Cruz

Roger Gracie vs. Marcus 'Buchecha' photos

Check out our photos are photos from the historical Roger Gracie vs. Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida rematch at Sunday's Gracie Pro event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Danny Segura

Despite UFC 213 loss, Yoel Romero still wants Michael Bisping: ‘He needs to pay’ for disrespecting Cuban flag

The rivalry between UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and top contender Yoel Romero is far from over.

Despite losing the interim middleweight title fight against Robert Whittaker at UFC 213, which determined who was going to challenge Bisping for the real belt, Romero is still campaigning for a fight with the champ. However, the Cuban fighter’s interest in fighting Bisping is no longer about UFC gold, but about something far more meaningful to him.

During Romero’s title fight...

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Lewis Mckeever

With win over Almeida, UFC Long Island’s Jimmie Rivera sends warning to Dominick Cruz

Jimmie Rivera sends a clear message to Dominick Cruz following his win against Thomas Almeida at UFC on FOX 25.

After picking up his 20th straight win against Thomas Almeida at UFC on FOX 25, the gloves are off for Jimmie Rivera.

The top-ranked bantamweight contender called out former champion Dominick Cruz at a post-fight media scrum in Long Island, New York.

“Defend your spot or get out of the way,” Rivera told Cruz bluntly, per MMA Junkie’s Steven Marrocco and Matt Erickson.

Cruz,...

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Tim Burke

UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones 2 fight card

Check out the full card for UFC 214, which goes down on July 29th in Anaheim, CA.

UFC 214 is almost here. What could be the biggest event of the UFC’s year goes down on August 29th in Anaheim, and will feature three big title fights on the top of the card. In addition to that, the main card will host a top contenders bout and a potential FOTY slugfest as well.

The main event will see the long-running grudge match between UFC light leavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former champ Jon...

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Tom Taylor

Jimmie Rivera sounds off on Dominick Cruz: Defend your spot or get out of the way

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC Long Island main card, streaking bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera stepped into the cage with venomous Brazilian striker Thomas Almeida. After three fun rounds of fighting, Rivera was awarded a unanimous decision win. With this outcome, he improved to an incredible 21-1, and further cemented himself as one of the bantamweight division’s premier contenders.

With this win in the rear-view, Rivera set his sights on either TJ Dillashaw, who was...

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Tom Taylor

Jorge Masvidal explains why McGregor has “barely any chance” against Mayweather

On August 26, UFC lightweight Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring with undefeated great Floyd Mayweather Jr. While McGregor is tremendously talented as a mixed martial artist, he’s being given little chance against Mayweather in the boxing ring. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio, top UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal weighed in on this fight, and explained why he shares the widespread belief that McGregor will most likely lose decisively.

“In a fight with two guys...

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