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'A Monster with a heart of gold': Ex-UFC champ Randleman dies at age 44

He was known around the globe, from Las Vegas to Ohio to Japan, as ‘The Monster,’ 200 pounds of highlight-reel suplexes that still make jaws drop and necks ache a decade or so later. 1,032 more words

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Thompson knocks out Hendricks in first round at UFC Fight Night

LAS VEGAS — Stephen Thompson used a devastating left to complete an impressive first-round knockout against former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and catapult himself into title contention in the main event of UFC’s Fight Night on Saturday night. 301 more words

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UFC Fight Desk: The Ebb and Flow of Awesome Fight Cards

During Saturday night’s fight card in Las Vegas, the UFC confirmed a couple events that most fans already had penciled in on their calendars, making the April 16 FOX show in Tampa, Florida and UFC 197 the following Saturday back in Las Vegas official. 658 more words

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UFC Fight Night's Stephen Thompson: From Curiosity to Contender

LAS VEGAS — Stephen Thompson is done playing catch-up.

After arriving in the UFC four years ago as a heralded former kickboxing champion, the South Carolina native has morphed into a complete fighter and one of the top welterweights in the world. 883 more words

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UFC Fight Night: Hendricks vs. Thompson Open Workouts Notebook

Thursday afternoon featured the Open Workout for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with the main and co-main event competitors taking part. 2,012 more words

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UFC Fight Night 82: Zach Makovsky embraces challenge of facing division's top contenders

Zach Makovsky has no interest in traveling down Easy Street.

Saturday night in Las Vegas, the flyweight veteran steps into the Octagon against the No. 1 contender in the division, Joseph Benavidez, who enters on a four-fight winning streak. 904 more words

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