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Dodson looks for redemption in flyweight title rematch

Brett Okamoto breaks down his predictions for Saturday's UFC 191 card in Las Vegas, including the rematch between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson.


ESPN3: UFC 191 weigh-in, 7 p.m. ET

Watch as flyweight champion Demetrious Andrade, and contender John Dodson hit the scales for their most-anticipated Saturday's rematch at UFC 191.

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Welterweights Maia, Nelson added to UFC 194 card

A high-profile welterweight matchup between former middleweight contender Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson has been added to UFC 194 on Dec. 12.

Sonnen's take on Johnson-Dodson II (3:09)
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Sam Stout announces retirement at 31

After a 12-year career that featured 20 appearances in the UFC, lightweight Sam Stout announced his retirement Wednesday.

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Johnson focused on Dodson, not on selling fight

Not many fighters are in position to give UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson advice on how to win a cage fight, but he could use some help on how to increase his mainstream value.

Johnson: I'm like a crocodile (3:03)
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Five Rounds: Is Frank Mir's comeback legit?

Is Frank Mir's comeback legit? Can anybody break Anderson Silva's record of 10 consecutive title defenses? UFC announcer Jon Anik squares off with Brett Okamoto to answer these questions.

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Rousey plans to retire in next couple of years

Ronda Rousey isn't planning on fighting into her 30s, and she thinks a megafight against Cris "Cyborg" Justino would "definitely" provide a sense of finality to her mixed martial arts career.

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Dodson goes home for birth of his child

Five days before his scheduled title fight at UFC 191, flyweight challenger John Dodson flew home Monday for the birth of his first child.

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Former champ Nogueira retires from MMA career

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira announced his retirement from professional mixed martial arts Tuesday, bringing to a close one of the most accomplished careers in the sport's history.

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MMA Rewind: Paige VanZant goes back in time

Strawweight Paige VanZant turns back the clock and breaks down tape from her road to UFC stardom ahead of her showdown with Alex Chambers on Saturday.

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Mighty Mouse looks for seventh title defense

Brett Okamoto and Reed Kuhn break down the most important factors in Saturday's UFC flyweight title rematch between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson.

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UFC 194 adds Torres-Waterson strawweight bout

An intriguing strawweight bout between potential title contenders Tecia Torres and Michelle Waterson has been added to UFC 194 on Dec. 12 in Las Vegas.

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Report Card: Tough breaks for Guillard

Not only did Melvin Guillard's Bellator debut fail to impress on the scorecards against underdog Brandon Girtz, the veteran lightweight also shattered his right hand in defeat.

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UFC ends temporary ban for heavyweight Browne

The UFC has reinstated heavyweight Travis Browne from a suspension after an investigation determined there was "inconclusive evidence" to support domestic violence accusations made by his wife.

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Rousey-Holm tilt moved to Nov. 14 in Australia

A UFC female bantamweight championship fight between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, originally scheduled to take place Jan. 2, now will headline UFC 193 on Nov. 14 in Melbourne, Australia.

Little girl helps Rousey (2:17)
Is this a solid comeback by Rousey? (0:45)

Mayweather to Rousey: 'Big bank take little bank'

The verbal feud between boxer Floyd Mayweather and the UFC's Ronda Rousey continued into Thursday, when Mayweather issued a response to comments Rousey had directed at him a day earlier.

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Bellator sets bracket for Sept. 19 tournament

Emanuel Newton will face Phil Davis on one side of Sept. 19's one-night light heavyweight tournament. Muhammed Lawal will square off against Linton Vassell on the other side of the bracket.

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Charles Oliveira released from hospital

Charles Oliveira was released from the hospital on Tuesday, two days after suffering a left shoulder injury in his loss against Max Holloway.

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What's the hook on Rousey-Holm?

On this edition of MMA Live Extra, Brett Okamoto and Reed Kuhn discuss Ronda Rousey's next opponent, Holly Holm, and how she stacks up as a challenger for Rousey compared with Miesha Tate.

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Edgar, Mendes to headline TUF 22 Finale

A non-title featherweight bout between former UFC title contenders Frankie Edgar and Chad Mendes will headline The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale on Dec. 11 in Las Vegas.

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Dos Santos-Overeem set for Dec. 19 UFC card

A long-anticipated fight between former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem has been added to UFC Fight Night on Dec. 19 in Orlando.

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Teixeira, Cummins to meet in Fight Night event

Fresh off victories earlier this month, UFC light heavyweights Glover Teixeira and Patrick Cummins have agreed to meet Nov. 7 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


AlexThemauler @alexthemauler

1 month left to October 4th and @ufc 192. Getting more and more ready for the challenge. #ufc192 #gettinginshape #isitreally6packs #gobig #ufc

Brett Okamoto @bokamotoESPN

Just spoke to Dan Henderson. Says he hasn't been tested OOC yet for Nov. 7 Belfort fight in Brazil. Waiting and hoping for it to happen.

Sergio Pettis @sergiopettis

You'll see the same people, doing the same stuff, with the same results. Don't be afraid to break away and be different#youcontrolyourfuture