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UFC lightweight Gilbert Melendez has received a one-year suspension after failing a post-fight drug test following his UFC 188 bout against Eddie Alvarez. Melendez tested positive for exogenous origin of testosterone metabolites.

Las Vegas will play host to a large number of UFC-themed events this week as MMA's top promotion holds its annual International Fight Week in the world's fight capital.

Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) 27 took place on Saturday July 4th at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.

M-1 Challenge 59 took place on Friday July 3rd in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Kickboxing veteran Peter Graham will face former World's Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski in the KSW: Road to Wembley main event on October 31st at the SSE Arena in Wembley, London. The event will be the Polish promotion's first visit to the UK.

Bellator MMA have announced the signing of heavyweight fighter Chase Gormley to an exclusive multi-fight contract. Gormley’s debut date and opponent are expected to be announced soon.

British UFC veteran Dan 'The Outlaw' Hardy will swap the Octagon for the Atlantic ocean as a crew member of the Great Britain team for its 5,300-mile month-long opening leg of the famous Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, from London, England to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

UFC welterweight champion 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler is among the most destructive fighters in his division, so it's no surprise he's a big fan of action movies. Lawler explained his love for action-packed blockbusters in a recent interview with Fighters Only.

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson recently took a break from dominating the 125lb weight class to discuss his favorite TV shows, music and other aspects of his lifestyle in an exclusive interview with Fighters Only magazine.

UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold is currently on a collision course with former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, as the two are set to fight at UFC on Fox 15 on April 18th.

But following a recent appearance on US reality show Millionaire Matchmaker, Luke's personal life (and more specifically, his love life) has been of even more interest than his fighting career. In an exclusive interview with the former Strikeforce middleweight champ in the current issue of Fighters Only, Rockhold discusses the movies and TV shows he enjoys when not training and, of course, talks a little about the ladies. Read below for a special preview.

Despite the haters, the profile of Irish UFC featherweight Conor McGregor continues to rise as it was announced yesterday that the one they call 'The Notorious' has inked a deal with top sports equipment brand Reebok. 

‚ÄúCan you smell that money?" Conor joked with UFC Tonight¬†host Kenny Florian.¬†"I‚Äôve partnered with Reebok. It‚Äôs a big step forward in my career and I‚Äôm honored to be with this brand... I‚Äôm honored to be one of the athletes that Reebok has chosen to get behind. I will prove that by going out and performing in phenomenal style.‚ÄĚ

The deal comes roughly one-and-a-half months after the UFC confirmed an exclusive apparel deal with the brand.

McGregor will face his next challenge in Dennis Siver this Sunday in the main event at UFC Fight Night 59. With a win the Irishman will get the next shot at Jose Aldo's featherweight title. He has stated numerous times in the build-up to his next contest that he believes he will stop the fight within the first two minutes.

‚ÄúI enjoy pressure," he said when asked if he has put more pressure on himself with his bold prediction. "I like the feeling and illusion of pressure. Where the prediction has come from, I analyze my opponent. The shot I need to put him away will happen four or five times over within the first two minutes. So I feel two minutes is a fair prediction for Dennis. I feel it could even be the first exchange. The way he moves, he will not take what I give.‚ÄĚ

Watch Conor's full UFC Tonight interview below. 

 

UFC lightweight contender Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone will make it two fights in just over two weeks this weekend as he faces Benson Henderson in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 59.

As part of the pre-fight build-up to this short notice trilogy blockbuster, the UFC presents All Angles in which viewers get to know Cerrone outside the cage and follow his thrilling escapades throughout late 2014. Among Cowboy's entertaining activities are duck hunting and Ultimate Frisbee.

Undefeated UFC bantamweight Cody Garbrandt will be looking for his seventh pro MMA win when he faces Mexican Henry Briones at UFC 189 this Saturday. Now, just days away from one of the biggest MMA events of the year, the Team Alpha Male athlete can't wait to get inside the Octagon.

Since being stripped of his UFC light heavyweight championship back in April, Jon Jones has remained almost completely off the radar as he focuses on his ongoing legal issues.

Irish UFC featherweight Conor McGregor's star profile rose once again on Thursday night when he featured on TBS chat show Conan, with host Conan O'Brien.

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson and boxing’s Roy Jones Jr came close to fighting inside the ring in 2013 when the former signed with Bellator MMA. And now that rivalry has been rekindled after Jackson’s sparring partner was proposed as a possible opponent for the former multiple-time boxing world champion.

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) has appointed 1984 Olympic judo bronze medalist Kerrith Brown as the organization's new president, following an election by a unanimous board vote in Berlin on June 20th.

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has become the target of many disappointed MMA fans venting their frustrations this week after he pulled out of his highly-anticipated UFC 189 title defense against Conor McGregor due to a rib injury. Now, in his defense, the promotion's light heavyweight champ Daniel Cormier has stepped up.

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UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin, Germany this past Saturday saw plenty of stoppages and a main event fight that solidified Joanna Jedrzejczyk as one to watch as a potential breakout star in MMA. Read on for other fighters' social media reactions to the event.

This past weekend's UFC 188 event in Mexico City, Mexico saw three successful guillotine executions - among them was Fabricio Werdum's amazing upset win over Cain Velasquez in the main event, unifying the heavyweight and interim heavyweight championships to become the undisputed champion.

MMA fans in the US will have plenty more chances to catch the 7th annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards as the event is set to re-air on the Fox Sports 2 network over the next nine days.

Full re-airing schedule (times: ET)

  • Wednesday Feb. 4th, 9pm
  • Friday Feb. 6th, 11pm
  • Sunday Feb. 8th, 11pm
  • Wednesday Feb. 11th, 10am & 12am
  • Thursday Feb. 12th, 4pm

This year's show, sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, RDX Sports and MusclePharm, was hosted on Friday January 30th at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. It was hosted by Nicole Dabeau and retired MMA and military veteran Brian Stann.

Among the winners at the event were UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, who bagged the coveted 'Fighter of the Year' award, and UFC 135b champ TJ Dillashaw who took home the newly-introduced 'Upset of the Year' for his title win over Renan Barao at UFC 173.

'The Filipino Wrecking Machine' Mark Munoz walked away from MMA competition, and his position as Reign Training Center head coach, on a high after a unanimous decision win over Luke Barnatt in May. In the latest edition of Fighters Only magazine, the UFC veteran reflects on his career and looks to the future in an exclusive interview.

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