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Barao falls to Stephens in featherweight debut (0:46)
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Werdum-Rothwell added to UFC 203 in Cleveland

Fabricio Werdum will fight Ben Rothwell at UFC 203 in September in Cleveland. A former heavyweight champion, Werdum will return to the Octagon after losing his title earlier this month.

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Will Rockhold-Bisping rematch be any different? (1:50)
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Champions welcome in Cleveland overwhelming for Miocic (2:10)
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UFC champ supporting Cleveland sports (1:35)
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D. Johnson to go for 9th title defense at UFC 201

Less than one month after his dominant eighth title defense, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has agreed to face Wilson Reis at UFC 201 on July 30 in Atlanta.

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U.S. Congressman looking to expand boxing's Ali Act to MMA

Rep. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma, a former mixed martial artist, is expected to introduce to Congress an amendment to the Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Act, which has drawn concerns from the UFC.

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Lawler to defend title on UFC 201 main event

On June 30 in Atlanta, Robbie Lawler will seek the third defense of his welterweight belt as he faces Tyron Woodley in the main event of UFC 201.

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Garbrandt's vicious first-round KO

UFC bantamweight Cody Garbrandt showed no mercy in his fight against Thomas Almeida, earning an impressive, first-round knockout victory.

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OH. MY!!!!!!! @Cody_NoLove #UFCVegas

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Unbeaten bantamweight Cody Garbrandt knocked out Thomas Almeida in Round 1 of their UFC Fight Night main event in Las Vegas.

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Cody Garbrandt scores a first-round knockout of fellow unbeaten bantamweight Thomas Almeida in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Garbrandt was crisp and confident from the start and picked Almeida apart with strikes.

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Yesssss. Almeida vs. Garbrandt time. Almeida vs. Garbrandt I, time. I'm calling multiple fights between these two.

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HERE WE GOOOO!!!!! @Cody_NoLove #UFCVegas

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@ThomasAlmeidaCB Lookin to remain UNDEFEATED! #UFCVegas LIVE & FREE on @FS1

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Jeremy Stephens took home a victory over Renan Barao by unanimous decision in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas. Barao, a former UFC champion at 135 pounds, came up empty in his featherweight debut, in a fight that didn't lack for excitement. "Barao is a great champion and he will be back," Stephens said. "I just don't think he should be here at 145 pounds and messing with me."

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Featherweight Jeremy Stephens defeated former UFC champion Renan Barao by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3) at UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas.