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UFC 186: Canadian fighters put on a show in undercard bouts

Whoa, Canada. What a night it was for home-country fighters in Ultimate Fighting Championship’s return to Montreal.

Canadians – born-and-raised, adopted or living away from home – won all seven of the undercard matches at UFC 186 on Saturday night at Bell Centre. 588 more words


Don't Call It A Comeback: St-Pierre happy to be on the sidelines helping teammate MacDonald

MONTREAL — Georges St-Pierre was back in the UFC for the blink of an eye Friday, just not in the Octagon MMA fans have grown accustomed to see him dominate in. 528 more words

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Georges St-Pierre has no immediate plans for a return to UFC

What does it take for Ultimate Fighting Championship legend Georges St-Pierre to get booed in his hometown of Montreal?

The former champion now knows.

The UFC icon has long been treated like royalty in Montreal. 585 more words


UFC 186's Demetrious Johnson: From Nothing to Something Special

Plenty of fighters will tell you that competing in the UFC Octagon and become world champion has been their dream for years.

Ask and they’re explain where and when their passion for the sport first took root – watching Royce Gracie dominate in early events, Griffin and Bonnar going toe-to-toe on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter, seeing a fighter from their hometown reach the highest level in the sport and wanting to do the same themselves. 1,104 more words


Proud papa Johnson set to defend UFC flyweight title Saturday night at Bell Centre

If Demetrious Johnson successfully defends, for a sixth time, his Ultimate Fighting Championship flyweight championship at UFC 186 Saturday night at the Bell Centre, it’ll only be the second-best thing to happen to him in recent days. 531 more words


Stephane Patry Weighs In On Georges St. Pierre

As a fight promoter and manager, Stephane Patry has long been plugged in to the goings-on in the Montreal fight scene.

And as the UFC gets set to make it’s return to to the city, Patry is convinced his most famous former client will step back into the Octagon one more time sooner or later. 410 more words


UFC 186: Sarah Kaufman plans to make a statement in third fight with Alexis Davis

There are pros and cons to Sarah Kaufman’s UFC 186 encounter with Alexis Davis Saturday night at the Bell Centre.

After just over a year on the sidelines since her victory over Leslie Smith, this weekend’s all-Canadian clash is a long-awaited return to the Octagon for the Victoria, British Columbia native and former Strikeforce champion and having faced Davis twice before in the past, Kaufman knows that the Port Colborne, Ontario product will show up and be a game opponent once the cage door closes. 811 more words