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UFC boss explains why Chris Cariaso got title shot with champ Demetrious Johnson

In the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, Chris Cariaso checks in at No. 11. So why is he getting a title shot with the No. 401 more words

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Can he stop Mighty Mouse?

Get to know the man who challenges Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight title at UFC 177, Chris Cariaso!
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A strange, complicated week for the UFC's flyweight division

(This story appears in today’s edition of USA TODAY.)

DUBLIN – It may be slightly harsh to say the UFC’s flyweight division is in a state of disarray. 659 more words

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Twitter Mailbag: Donald Cerrone's win, Conor McGregor's hubris, Holly Holm's options

With one UFC event already in the books this week and another one still to come on Saturday, seems only fitting to squeeze in a Twitter Mailbag wherein we discuss Donald Cerrone’s spectacular win over Jim Miller, and Conor McGregor’s high hopes against Diego Brandao. 2,471 more words

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Despite FOTN performance, John Lineker won't steal Chris Cariaso's UFC title shot

ATLANTIC CITY – John Lineker won’t cut in line for a shot at UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson (20-2-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC), because the UFC’s promotional machine just switched on for title contender Chris Cariaso (17-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC). 393 more words

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Champ Demetrious Johnson faces Chris Cariaso at UFC 177

In the wake of an injury to the UFC flyweight division’s contender apparent, champ Demetrious Johnson is moving on against a new opponent.

Johnson (20-2-1 MMA, 8-1-1 UFC) will meet veteran Chris Cariaso (17-5 MMA, 6-4 UFC) next month at UFC 177. 393 more words

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