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A Champion Will Be Crowned at The Ultimate Fighter Finale on Dec. 12

Las Vegas – The UFC® announced that the groundbreaking season of The Ultimate Fightersup>®: A Champion Will Be Crowned will come to an explosive finish in the season finale on Friday, Dec. 12 at Palms Casino Resort. The two finalists will battle it out to become the inaugural UFC 115-pound champion in the five-round main event. 

Jason Mertlich: Fighting is a Team Effort

Jason Mertlich likes the number 47.Many believe 47 is the universe’s quintessential random number. It’s a prime, a safe prime, a supersingular prime, a Lucas prime and an Eisenstein prime for starters. It’s also the number of ronin or lordless samurai in the Japanese epic about a warrior’s code of honor. On the periodic table, 47 is the atomic number of silver, the most reflective known metal in the world, whose uses range from currency and jewelry to water filtration and X-rays.

Neil Magny on the Drive for Five at UFC 179

Winning streaks are difficult to come by at the top level of MMA, and Neil Magny has earned every step of his.The Ultimate Fighter season 16 alum has had an incredible campaign in 2014 as he’s found victory in all four of his showings in the calendar year. While four wins in a year would be enough for most fighters to stop and appreciate, the 26-year-old Colorado transplant isn’t done yet. He’s going into territory few of his peers have traveled and will get his fifth fight within a 12-month period.

By The Numbers - The Knockouts of October

With new Octagon action still a week away, let’s take a look back at 10 of the most thrilling and chilling UFC knockout finishes from Octobers past, which are all available on UFC Fight Pass. 10. Pedro Rizzo vs. David Abbott at UFC: Ultimate Brazil (watch on UFC FIGHT PASS)Way back in 1998, two hard-hitting heavyweights stole the show on the Octagon’s first trip to Brazil.

Dan Hardy On The Return Of Anderson Silva

With the news of the former middleweight Champion being almost ready for a return to competition, UFC fans are right to be excited. Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva was, up until he met current champion Chris Weidman, looking like an unstoppable force in two weight divisions. From his time signing with the UFC he racked up a sixteen fight win streak, picking up the middleweight crown in his second fight in the organization.As a fan, it was fascinating to see him evolve into the fighter UFC fans are familiar with today.

The UFC at Halloween? Bring It On

So, you wanna be a UFC Fighter... for Halloween. Excellent choice. In fact, why not get your fight fan friends together and have a UFC themed-Halloween party? If you want to be a champion, and who doesn't, the UFC Store has replica championship belts and UFC gloves to start you off. Here are a few more ideas for UFC-themed costumes but feel free to share your own!Ronda Rousey - There are a lot more options for women's costumes at a UFC-themed Halloween party now that the Women's division is well-established and growing bigger all the time.

Fight Announcements: Four for Friday

Despite this being a non-fight weekend, UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby have been working the phones this week to bring fight fans even more compelling matchups for events in December and January.At UFC 181 on December 6 in Las Vegas, it will be a meeting of featherweight prospects as all-action Clay Collard takes on Alex White in what could be a show-stealer on a stacked card at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.Just a week later, on December 13 in Phoenix, the UFC’s newly-instituted women’s strawweight division gets the most important fight of its young history when unb

Tweets of the Week - 10/17

Fashion is Clearly A Work-in-Progress

— Joseph Benavidez (@JoeJitsu) October 14, 2014
You've Been Warned!

Hall & Oates before wrestling practice. Someone's getting cuddled to death...
— russell doane (@RussellDoane135) October 15, 2014
Women are Closet Hippies?

Johny Hendricks: Better the Second Time Around

It should have been the greatest moment of Johny Hendricks’ life, and in a lot of ways it was, but as the UFC welterweight champion approaches his December 6 rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC 181 in Las Vegas, looking back at his title winning effort in March produces what he calls some “bad memories and good memories.”The good?

Alves-Mein Back on for UFC 183

Originally scheduled to face each other in August, the welterweight battle fans have been waiting for will land in Las Vegas on January 31, as Muay Thai wrecking machine Thiago "Pitbull" Alves continues his comeback against Canada's Jordan Mein on the UFC 183 card headlined by Anderson Silva's return against Nick Diaz.A member of the UFC roster since 2005 who challenged Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight crown in 2009, Alves has been hampered by injuries over the last few years, but in April he made a triumphant return with a Fight of the Night winning performance against Seth Baczynski

Chris Weidman Heroically Saved The Life of His Neighbor

It should have been just another Thursday morning for UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, but instead of running out to the airport to pick up training partner Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson and the UFC welterweight’s brother, “The All-American” found himself called into action to save the life of his 94-year-old neighbor.Trapped in a torrential downpour outside his Long Island, New York home, Weidman was shuttling between his car and house when he noticed something odd.“I kept hearing this crazy, weird noise repeatedly,” Weidman said.