Gall to face CM Punk if victorious at UFC Fight Night? (1:39)
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Chat wrap: Brett Okamoto talks MMA

ESPN.com writer Brett Okamoto stops by to answer your questions about the latest news in MMA entering Saturday's UFC Fight Night card in Las Vegas.

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Rockhold to make defense in Weidman rematch

UFC champ Luke Rockhold will make his first middleweight title defense in June with an immediate rematch versus former champion Chris Weidman.

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UFC pulls Means from Cerrone fight on Feb. 21

UFC officials announced Wednesday that welterweight Tim Means has been pulled from a scheduled bout against Donald Cerrone on Feb. 21 due to a potential doping violation.

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Divisional Rankings: Ben Rothwell continues climb

Riding a four-fight winning streak following his submission victory over Josh Barnett, heavyweight Ben Rothwell has found himself in a serious groove as his pursuit of a title shot continues.

Ben Rothwell on the "go go" choke (0:55)
Anthony "Rumble" Johnson dispels any perception that he is "mentally weak" after (1:01)
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What We Learned: Sage Northcutt looks his age

Hold your panic on UFC "phenom" Sage Northcutt's first defeat. If the 19-year-old continues to face top competition at this stage of his career, chances are he'll lose again.

Barberena wasn't concerned about fighting on short notice (0:17)
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Anthony Johnson knocks out Ryan Bader in Round 1

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson needed just 86 seconds to finish off Ryan Bader on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night and put himself in position for a second shot at the light heavyweight championship.

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Okamoto: No 'blueprint' for what's next for Rousey

ESPN MMA writer Brett Okamoto describes how Ronda Rousey continues to reel from her loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 and how the fighter will forge her own path to a rematch.

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Daley flattens Uhrich, calls out Koscheck

Welterweight Paul Daley recorded a one-punch knockout of Andy Uhrich on Friday night at Bellator 148 and let it be known he wants a rematch with former UFC veteran Josh Koscheck.

Patricky Freire KO's Ryan Couture with monster left hook (0:28)
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ESPN3 replay: Bellator 148

Watch an ESPN Deportes broadcast of Friday night's Bellator 148 card, including welterweight Paul Daley's one-punch KO of Andy Uhrich in the main event.

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Rousey coach willing to take blame for Holm loss

Trainer Edmond Tarverdyan looks back on Ronda Rousey's stunning upset loss to Holly Holm in November and defends the comments he made to his fighter between rounds.

Why Rousey won't return to the cage by July (1:39)
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Predictions: How will Bader deal with Johnson's power?

Brett Okamoto breaks down his predictions for Saturday's UFC Fight Night card in Newark, New Jersey, featuring a light heavyweight fight between contenders Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader.

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Johnson, Bader square off for shot at UFC title

Anthony Johnson and Ryan Bader both missed out on facing the UFC light heavyweight division's best fighter in 2015, but whichever of them wins on Saturday should get a chance at the belt.

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Chat wrap: Brett Okamoto talks MMA

ESPN.com writer Brett Okamoto stops by to answer your questions about the latest news in MMA entering Saturday's UFC Fight Night card in New Jersey.

Barnett talks UFC on FOX 18 fight vs. Rothwell (3:59)
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Aldo demands UFC title shot in Instagram post

Jose Aldo, who defended the UFC featherweight title seven times from 2011 to 2014, has publicly stated he will not accept any nontitle matchup at this point in his career.

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Sage Northcutt: I want to be the youngest UFC champion

Nineteen-year-old UFC phenom Sage Northcutt joins Todd Grisham of MMA Live Extra to discuss his intense training regimen and his goals in the UFC ahead of Saturday's fight against Bryan Barberena.

Barnett scouts Jon Jones' chances at heavyweight (1:07)
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Trainer Tarverdyan talks road ahead for Rousey

Ronda Rousey's trainer Edmond Tarverdyan said he told UFC president Dana White that Rousey will need four months to prepare for her next fight after she finishes filming the movie "Roadhouse."


Miesha Tate @mieshatate

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Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

As I mentioned this morning on SC, Dana White told me yesterday that as of now, plan is still to have Punk debut at UFC 199, not 200.

'Wacky circumstances' at UFC Fight Night

Brett Okamoto says the prospect of CM Punk fighting led to tonight's bout between two fighters with next to no experience.


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