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The State of the UFC Lightweight Division

The UFC lightweight division is officially a mess. The champion Frankie Edgar was scheduled to face top contender Gray Maynard at UFC 130 on May 28th, but injuries to both guys have forced that fight to be postponed. Depending on … Continue reading

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MMA Planet’s Lightweight Rankings (January 2011)

Lightweight 1. Frank Edgar 2. Gray Maynard 3. B.J. Penn 4. Gilbert Melendez 5. Kenny Florian 6. Eddie Alvarez 7. Shinya Aoki 8. Evan Dunham 9. George Sotiropolous 10. Jim Miller 11. Anthony Pettis 12. Clay Guida 13. Sean Sherk … Continue reading

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The Impact of Zuffa’s Asian Expansion

Zuffa is contiuing their global expansion by opening an office in China.  They have hired a lead man for the project in former NBA Asia executive Mark Fischer.  The UFC hopes to expand into the region.  They will hope for … Continue reading

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A Look at the 2010 Zuffa Signees

Both the UFC and WEC have continued to be aggressive in snatching up new fighters and building their roster.  Slightly more than halfway through 2010 we have seen the UFC and their counterpart, the WEC sign some good prospects who … Continue reading

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My UFN 21: Gomi vs. Florian Predictions

Takanori Gomi vs. Kenny Florian I am excited for this fight.  Gomi, the former PRIDE champion finally comes to the UFC.  It would bode well for the UFC if Gomi would do well.  It would make more possible a live … Continue reading

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12 March Fights To Watch

12. Ben Saunders vs. Jake Ellenberger at UFC 111 on March 27 The fight that will get ignored on a stacked card.  This fight will be a thriller….mark my words.  Both guys have looked great lately.  I think whoever wins … Continue reading

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Breaking Down the UFC Lightweight Division

Champion: B.J. Penn Number One Contender: Frank Edgar Other Contenders:  By resume the next contender is Gray Maynard, but his problem is he cannot finish fights.  He will either take another fight or wait on a title shot.  He will … Continue reading

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UFC Fight 21 Now Official

UFC Fight Night 21 will take place Marsh 31st in Charlotte, NC.  The event will feature the debut of former PRIDE champion Takanori Gomi against Kenny Florian and TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson against Stefan Struve.  Also, the event will … Continue reading

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Takanori Gomi Insists He Will KO Florian

Takanori Gomi promises he will KO Florian to Kampiro: I’m preparing well and I will not have problems adapting to the octagon. Mr. Florian is a fighter with good skills, one of the best of its kind in the UFC. … Continue reading

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Takanori Gomi on Move to the UFC

I didn’t want to end my career without fighting on the biggest stage in the world. I welcome any challenge that ignites me. My challenge right now is to become the UFC champion. Honestly, I have reached the age at … Continue reading

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