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Tickets for UFC's debut in Fresno go on sale today

The UFC will debut in Fresno, Calif., in December, and tickets for the event go on sale today.

Featuring a pivotal clash of top-10 featherweights between Cub Swanson (25-7 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and unbeaten Brian Ortega (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in the main event, UFC Fight Night 123 takes Dec. 180 more words


MMAjunkie's 'Submission of the Month' for August: A no-joke guillotine choke

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMAjunkie looks at the best submissions from August. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMAjunkie’s “Submission of the Month” award for August. 808 more words


Rani Yahya hopes Henry Briones isn't hurt after he says ref took too long to intervene

MEXICO CITY – On Saturday, Rani Yahya needed approximately two minutes to bounce back from his first loss in more than three years and bring his record to a 5-1 in his past six outings. 588 more words


Relive all 7 record-tying 1st-round finishes from UFC Fight Night 114

Despite being viewed as one of the weaker cards in the UFC’s stretch of 11 events in 11 weeks, UFC Fight Night 114 made some history. 571 more words


UFC Fight Night 114 results: Rani Yahya nearly flawless in submission win over Henry Briones

Henry Briones hardly had a chance to get in a fight before he was tapping to Rani Yahya.

Yahya (24-9 MMA, 9-3 UFC) wasted little time taking Briones (16-7-1 MMA, 1-3 UFC) to the mat, where he kept trying submissions until he found one that worked, finishing with a kimura in the first round. 298 more words


How UFC vet Rani Yahya prepared for Mexico City's notorious altitude

It’s no surprise why UFC officials stacked tonight’s UFC Fight Night 114 lineup with lighter-weight fighters like Rani Yahya.

The event takes place at Mexico City Arena in Mexico, and it airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. 594 more words


Rani who? UFC 212's Matthew Lopez shifts focus to moving up bantamweight ladder

RIO DE JANEIRO – Before he stepped into the cage with Johnny Eduardo, Matthew Lopez sounded like a guy with a score to settle – against a previous opponent. 333 more words