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Silva defeats Sonnen at UFC 148

Anderson Silva didn’t fulfill all of his promise Saturday night as Chael Sonnen left the octagon with his teeth and bones intact, but the UFC middleweight champ did apply a second-round beatdown to secure a record 10th title defense in the biggest fight in UFC history. “Ladies and gentlemen, this sport is the best sport in the world,” the 37-year-old middleweight champ said, after stopping his outspoken rival at the 1:55 mark of the second round behind a big knee followed by a barrage of punches. Read More

HOF Tito Ortiz ready for final fight in UFC

No matter what happens in his trilogy fight against Forrest Griffin tonight at UFC 148, Tito Ortiz will leave the octagon as a UFC Hall of Famer. “It is a huge honor to be recognized as one of the greatest fighters of all time by the UFC,” said Ortiz, who will become the eighth fighter and ninth inductee into the UFC HOF today during a noon ceremony at the UFC Fan Expo at Mandalay Bay. Read More

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Bad Blood and Celebration

International Fight Week Schedule Thursday: UFC 148 Open Workouts, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at XS inside Encore; Pool Party, 12-3 p.m. at Palms; Downtown Pub Crawl, 6-8 p.m. at Golden Nugget, El Cortez, The D and Golden Gate. Friday: UFC Fan Expo, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Mandalay Bay; UFC 148 Weigh-in, 4 p.m. at Mandalay Bay; First Friday Art Night, 5 p.m. at El Cortez; Fan Beach Party, 8 p.m. at Mandalay Bay Read More

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Silva unleashes verbal threats to Sonnen

This time “The Spider” did all the talking — and the normally subdued UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva spit unparalleled verbal venom by promising hated rival Chael Sonnen that he would never fight again. “Chael Sonnen’s going to get his ass kicked like he’s never gotten his ass kicked before,” Silva shouted in Portuguese, as manager Ed Soares translated for the 100-plus media members listening to Monday’s conference call promoting the UFC 148 showdown that takes place July 7 at the MGM Read More

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Tito Ortiz to face Forrest Griffin in final fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz announced via Twitter that the final fight of his career would come via a trilogy bout against fellow former 205-pound champ Forrest Griffin at UFC 148 on July 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. “I just turned 37 years old. I’ve been in the game for 15 years and competing only with the UFC. I know it’s time for me to kind of hang ‘em up,” Ortiz told MMAjunkie.com Radio last Read More