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For Beal, There Are Always Two More Rounds

He may not be as brash as a certain UFC featherweight from Ireland, but bantamweight Chris “The Real Deal” Beal is just as confident in his abilities inside the Octagon as Conor McGregor is.“In the short term we need to get another W,” says the 29-year-old from Ventura, California. “Long term, our goal is to climb our way up the ladder and hopefully get the belt and be the best in the world. We're even more hungry now than we were before. I feel like I'm starving. I not only want to win, I want to win impressively.

Rankings: Rousey Moves Past Barao on P-4-P List

After being unable to compete at UFC 177 because of an injury suffered while cutting down to 135 pounds, former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao has fallen in the latest release of the UFC official rankings. Current women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey supplanted Barao in the No. 8 spot on the pound-4-pound list.
Rousey was still one of the main topics of conversation during UFC 177, despite the fact that the “Expendables 3” star wasn’t fighting.

John Moraga: Something to Prove

When your trade is stepping into the Octagon and attempting to break the will of another individual, there is always going to be something to prove. There will never be a moment in a fighter’s career where this won’t be true, even in the most basic sense. Yet, some fighters shun the idea and twist the concept around to where the only people they have to please are themselves and those who have invested the time and effort to help them improve, and believe the only pressure which exists is the type they chose to wear. John Moraga is not of this mindset.

TUF Latin America - Episode 2 Preview

It was very clear from the debut episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America that the divide between the two teams living in the house this season may be wider than any cast in the history of the show.  It's quite common for the international versions of the series to feature the most hostile relationships as home country pride goes on the line, and it's also natural for the fighters on each team to stick with the guys from their native land. In the case of Team Velasquez, all eight fighters came out of Mexico, with many of them already knowing or training with each other befor

Champ Dillashaw Stops Soto in Five

After scoring the biggest upset of 2014 by beating Renan Barao in May, TJ Dillashaw could have been the victim of the biggest upset of all-time Saturday night at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, but the UFC bantamweight champion made the best of an awkward situation as he retained his crown with a fifth-round knockout of late replacement Joe Soto. How awkward and how late? The veteran Soto, who was scheduled to make his UFC debut Saturday against Anthony Birchak, was called into action Friday afternoon when Barao was pulled from the fight after collapsing during his weight cut.

Ferguson, Correia Score Wins on 177 Main Card

It wasn’t a popular verdict with the fans at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, but Ultimate Fighter 13 winner Tony Ferguson scored the most important victory of his career in the UFC 177 co-main event Saturday night, taking a hard-fought three-round split decision over hometown favorite Danny Castillo in a meeting of lightweight prospects.Scores were 29-28 twice, and 28-29 for Ferguson, now 17-3; Castillo falls to 17-7.Ferguson was busy with his kicks to the leg and body to open the bout, and his defense was solid too as he threw off Castillo’s first takedown attempt.

Will The Next Hometown Throwdown be in Your City?

After memorable visits to Fort Lauderdale and Milwaukee, Harley-Davidson is looking for a place to go for their third annual Hometown Throwdown, and fight fans who want to see the UFC in their town have until December 31 to cast their vote and tell the world why the Octagon belongs in their city.The lucky fan whose hometown is chosen to host a UFC event in 2015 won’t just have a ticket for an action-packed night of fights though, as he or she will receive their choice of a customized 2015 Harley-Davidson® Dark Custom™ motorcycle, learn to ride during a five-day/four-night tr

Shayna Baszler: Hail to the Queen

When Shayna Baszler first put on gloves and fought, there were no UFC fights for women, no appearances in video games or in national ad campaigns, and her fights certainly weren’t discussed on major television networks. None of that mattered though.“We fought for different reasons, we had different dreams,” Baszler, who turned pro in 2003, said. Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s Baszler did it because she just wanted to fight.

UFC 177 Weigh-In Results

UFC 177, which is headlined by the UFC bantamweight championship bout between T.J. Dillashaw and Joe Soto and the lightweight bout between Tony Ferguson and Danny Castillo, airs live on Pay-Per-View from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Three prelim bouts will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT.
 
MAIN EVENT - UFC BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE
Joe Soto 135 vs. T.J. Dillashaw 135
Tony Ferguson 155.5 vs. Danny Castillo 156
Shayna Baszler 135 vs. Bethe Correia 135.5
Diego Ferreira 155.5 vs. Ramsey Nijem 156*

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