As Benson Henderson prepares to enter the Octagon for the third time in 2014, it would be understandable if the man known as “Smooth” were experiencing a little déjà vu, given that this year carries a number of parallels to 2011, his first year in the UFC.

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Just as he did three years ago, the 30-year-old lightweight began the year looking to rebound from a championship loss to Anthony Pettis, having dropped the title to his … Read the Full Article Here

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It took a while – 15 fights and nearly six years to be exact – but Rafael Dos Anjos will finally headline a UFC event on Saturday in Tulsa against former lightweight champion Benson Henderson. That’s some patience.“For sure,” Dos Anjos laughs. “I go step-by-step.”It wasn’t always that way for the 29-year-old Rio de Janeiro native. In fact, it’s only been recently that he’s learned the value of being patient and keeping your eyes on what’s in front of you. He can thank Khabib Nurmagomedov, who snapped his five-fight winning str … Read the Full Article Here

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Injuries have forced bantamweights Ian Entwistle and Rob Font out of their UFC Fight Night bouts on September 5 in Ledyard, Connecticut. With their opponents, Dustin Kimura and Chris Beal, respectively, left without dance partners for the Foxwoods event, both have verbally agreed to face each other on the card.The FOX Sports 1 event is headlined by the middleweight rematch between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Gegard Mousasi. Read the Full Article Here

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Damon “The Leech” Jackson got the call all fighters wait for, and after an injury to Justin Edwards forced the Ultimate Fighter veteran’s withdrawal from August 30th’s UFC 177 card in Sacramento, the unbeaten Texan will make his Octagon debut on the event’s main card in a lightweight bout against Hawaii’s Yancy Medeiros.Owner of a 9-0 pro record, the 26-year-old Jackson is coming off a first-round submission win over UFC / WEC veteran Leonard Garcia. Read the Full Article Here

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RT “@ufc: “Being a fighter is just a part of the Martial Arts journey #UFCMacao #UFCOnTheFly”
— Cung Le (@CungLe185) August 21, 2014

Our cameras visit @bisping at his home before he leaves for gym to prepare for his fight this Sat. on #UFCFIGHTPASS!
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UFC Fight Night, which is headlined by the lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Rafael Dos Anjos and the welterweight bout between Mike Pyle and Jordan Mein, airs live on FOX Sports 1 from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma at 10pm ET / 7pm PT. Fans can also see four prelim bouts on FOX Sports 2 at 8pm ET / 5pm PT. And the opening prelim bout can be seen exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS beginning at 7:30pm ET / 4:30pm PT.MAIN EVENTRafael Dos Anjos (155) VS Benson Henderson (155.5)FOX SPORTS 1 MAIN CARDJordan Mein (170.25) VS Mike Pyle (170.75)Thales Leites (185.25) VS Francis Carmont (185 … Read the Full Article Here

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