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The Cage Match to Turn the UFC Into a National Phenomenon
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It turns out that Culinary Union Local 226, which represents 55,000 employees in Sin City's hospitality industry, had an ally in — of all people — the former speaker of the New York State Assembly, UFC officials say. That would be Sheldon Silver …

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Former UFC strawweight champ Carla Esparza 'ready to fight,' eyes UFC 199 return
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Carla Esparza has mostly dropped off the radar since losing the UFC women's strawweight title more than one year ago. Now “The Cookie Monster” wants to get back to work. Esparza (10-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) has been largely out of sight since she was …

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The road to UFC 200: 10 burning questions
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It's only March, but UFC 200 on July 9 is dominating its fair share of headlines. That's to be expected any time a marquee card looms, but UFC 200 is far from the only thing happening in 2016. There are 10 events (featuring six title fights) on the UFC …

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5 fighters who need to compete at UFC debut in New York City
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The UFC has been working on getting the statewide ban lifted for nearly 20 years, and now the organization has the greenlight, all signs point to the promotion holding a monumental event in the state later this year. The UFC has even gone as far as to …

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UFC owner teases 'epic, massive' event for debut in New York
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Fertitta said that the UFC obviously has plans to put the first big event in New York at the world famous Madison Square Garden in Manhattan but he can't guarantee anything until the bill is signed into law and they can begin securing dates and venues.

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Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2: What Will Happen in the UFC 200 Rematch?
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The MMA world got turned upside down when Nate Diaz upset Conor McGregor at UFC 196. The deeply laid promotional plans, the carefully constructed aura, the grand aspirations of holding three UFC titles by year's end? Gone. Each and every one.

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Making the Grade: Passes/Fails for UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir
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When the UFC acquired PRIDE Fighting Championships in Japan several years ago, they also got a roster of fighters and a slew of contracts that the promotion had to honor. Among them was a former K-1 champion named Mark Hunt, who had transitioned to …

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UFC Fight Night 88 gets 8 new fights, including Saffiedine-Story, Masvidal-Larkin
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Thomas Almeida (20-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) and Cody Garbrandt (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) will headline the event in an important 135-pound bout, the UFC confirmed on tonight's UFC Fight Night 85 broadcast on FOX Sports 1. A featherweight contest between former …

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