Barboza defeats Melendez by decision (0:31)
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'Cyborg' calls out Rousey, wants fight at UFC 205

In a lengthy social media post, Cris "Cyborg" Justino questioned longtime rival Ronda Rousey as a role model and called for the two to fight at UFC 205 on Nov. 12.

Knockout of the year candidate? (0:33)
Jalen & Jacoby: Will Brock Lesnar ever fight in the UFC again? (1:33)
Could B samples clear Lesnar of failed drug test? (1:37)
Dana White vs. Darren Rovell for UFC 202? (2:10)
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UFC's Mendes receives 2-year suspension

After testing positive for a growth-hormone-releasing hexapeptide, three-time UFC featherweight title contender Chad Mendes has been suspended for two years under the UFC's anti-doping program.

Cena: 'Brock's got a long, hard road ahead' (0:46)
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USADA informs UFC of 2nd failed Lesnar test

USADA told the UFC that Brock Lesnar failed a drug test on July 9 in Las Vegas, the second failed drug test for the former heavyweight champion before he fought at UFC 200.

Lawler: I'm going to put my hands on him and get a KO (1:38)
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Official: 'Cro Cop,' W. Silva headline RIZIN event

Mixed martial arts legends Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic and Wanderlei Silva will return to the ring to fight in a RIZIN FF openweight tournament starting Sept. 25 in Tokyo, an official told ESPN.

Coachman: Lesnar test makes UFC look horrible (1:40)
Holly Holm focused on herself, not worrying about PEDs (2:12)
Okamoto: Lesnar's statement said nothing (1:58)
Michael 'Venom' Page's celebrations are must-see (1:35)

Sonnen: I don't know how UFC will expand

ESPN MMA analyst Chael Sonnen gives his takes on how the UFC will evolve in the wake of its sale, the UFC 200 fight card and Brock Lesnar's defeat of Mark Hunt at the event.

Has the UFC peaked? (1:42)

Randy Couture on Dana White and the UFC

UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture opens up to Brett Okamoto about his rocky relationship with the UFC, what went wrong and what the sale of the UFC could mean for the fighters.


Rashad Evans on UFC 200 and the $4B sale

Rashad Evans joins Brett Okamoto to recap UFC 200 and discuss what the $4 billion sale means for the fighters. Plus, a candid Dominick Cruz on why TJ Dillashaw.


Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

Holly Holm arrives at UFC press conference. "I want to get back in there and go forward. I know I'm capable of more, I think I may need to believe in myself more."

Shevchenko upsets Holm

In her first fight since dropping the UFC women's bantamweight title, Holly Holm fell to Valentina Shevchenko by unanimous decision.


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Valentina Shevchenko sent Holly Holm to her second straight defeat on Saturday at UFC Fight Night in Chicago. Shevchenko outworked the former UFC women's bantamweight champion over five rounds to pull the upset. After the fight, she called for a rematch with current champion Amanda Nunes.

Barboza defeats Melendez by decision

UFC lightweight Edson Barboza picked up his second win of the year by defeating Gilbert Melendez by unanimous decision.


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Valentina Shevchenko defeats Holly Holm.

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I've got it 49-46, Shevchenko over Holm. Found the right game plan, picked up Holm's tendencies, negated the size. She's a pro.

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UFC's Valentina Shevchenko ahead 3-1 over Holly Holm on my scorecard. One round to go.