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Report Card: Henderson makes statement with win

After the final fight of his current UFC deal, former lightweight champion Benson Henderson made a symbolic gesture that let it be known his negotiation period begins now.

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Lombard eager to return to the Octagon

Welterweight Hector Lombard is eager to return to the Octagon in 2016 after serving a one-year suspension for a failed drug test in January.

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Henderson outpoints Masvidal for decision win

Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson needed all five rounds to defeat Jorge Masvidal in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday.

Word association with Holly Holm (1:40)
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Predictions: Former lightweights mix it up at 170

Brett Okamoto breaks down his prediction for Saturday's UFC Fight Night card in Seoul, South Korea, featuring a welterweight bout between Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal.

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Five Rounds: Can Holm rival Rousey's star power?

Two weeks after her historic win at UFC 193, Holly Holm remains the hottest topic in MMA. But how big can her star get? Brett Okamoto and Bellator's Josh Thomson discuss this and much more.

Destiny for Holly Holm (2:40)
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Jones details April crash, says he's been sober

In an interview with MMAFighting.com, Jon Jones detailed the April car crash that led to his felony hit-and-run charge. The ex-UFC champ also said he's been sober for 3-4 months.

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Holly Holm on public's favoritism of Rousey

UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm covers the coolest moment she's experienced since UFC 193, the trash talk Ronda Rousey sent her way, public support of Rousey and Rousey's confidence.

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Future unknown for Henderson entering 2016

Floating between two weight classes, Ben Henderson will close out an interesting year Saturday in the final fight of his current UFC deal.

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Report Card: Magny continues to surprise

After a slow start to his UFC career, welterweight Neil Magny has run off a hot streak -- capped by Saturday's upset of Kelvin Gastelum -- that has him on the verge of a top-10 ranking.

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Magny upsets Gastelum by decision

Taking the fight on two week's notice, Neil Magny earned a surprising split-decision victory over Kelvin Gastelum in Saturday's main event at UFC Fight Night in Monterrey, Mexico.

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Manhoef stops Kato at Bellator 146

Watch as hard-hitting middleweight Melvin Manhoef demolishes Hisaki Kato with a brutal left hook at Bellator 146 in Oklahoma on Friday night.

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Chat wrap: Brett Okamoto talks MMA

ESPN.com MMA writer Brett Okamoto stops by to chat about the latest news entering Saturday's UFC Fight Night card in Mexico.

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Predictions: Magny, Gastelum face off in welterweight duel

Brett Okamoto breaks down his prediction for Saturday's UFC Fight Night card in Monterrey, Mexico, including a welterweight bout between late-replacement Neil Magny and Kelvin Gastelum.

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Sanchez: 'I'm a fighter. I'm a warrior'

Diego Sanchez will make his featherweight debut in the Octagon this Saturday. Sanchez is bidding to become the first UFC fighter to win in four different weight classes.

What to watch: Kato vs Manhoef (1:58)
Bellator MMA: Foundations with Melvin Manhoef (1:01)
Business effect of Rousey's UFC 193 loss (1:24)
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Five Rounds: What's next for Rousey?

Will Ronda Rousey fight again? Can she beat Holly Holm in a rematch? Should she have a new trainer next time she jumps into the Octagon? Brett Okamoto and Chael Sonnen have some answers.

Charlotte wants to see Ronda bounce back (5:28)
Rousey returns from Australia (2:02)
MMA Live Extra: Holm upsets Rousey (4:45)
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Women's P4P rankings: Holm proves her worth

After defeating Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, newly crowned bantamweight champion Holly Holm made a big jump in the ESPN women's pound-for-pound rankings, but she's not the new No. 1.

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Sonnen on impact of Holm's win in UFC 193

ESPN MMA analyst Chael Sonnen offers his insights on athletes' criticism of each other, how Holly Holm's defeat of Ronda Rousey affects UFC and Dominick Cruz's personality.

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Ten facts about Holly Holm

Who is this woman who shocked the sports world with her knockout of Ronda Rousey? Here is more about the UFC's new women's bantamweight champion.


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#UFCTattoosDay @JoseAldoJuniorOficial #UFC195 ??: @JeffBottari

Joanna @joannajedrzejczyk

What a day?? HAPPY to be a part of this historical day for the #UFC?? Wielkim wyróznienie jest dla mnie brac udzial w tak waznym i historycznym dniu dla UFC?? #Repost @ufc with @repostapp. ··· Exciting day for UFC! We are breaking ground on the NEW UFC Campus opening in 2017!


Brett Okamoto ESPN Staff Writer 

Official groundbreaking ceremony on new UFC HQ in Las Vegas today. Construction scheduled for approximately 15 months. 180,000 sq. ft facility.

ufc @ufc

Exciting day for UFC! We are breaking ground on the NEW UFC Campus opening in 2017!


Jon Bones Jones @jonnybones

I have no time to be satisfied with past achievements. The Wolfpack @jacksonwink_mma is always on the move. Only the strong survive on this team. I don't want to just eat when it time, I want to tear my prey to shreds #Motivated

ufc @ufc

Breaking Ground at the New UFC Campus ?????

Joanna @joannajedrzejczyk

Oficjalne rozpoczecie budowy nowego kompleksu UFC w Las Vegas??? Official groundbreaking of the New UFC headquarter in Las Vegas???? @ufc #UFC #LasVegas #Nevada #US #groundbreaking #JJ #JJCHAMP #ufcchamp #JoannaJedrzejczyk #JoannaChampion #wmma