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UFC on FOX 25: Fighter Ratings

The UFC runs more events than ever, with 10+ fights occurring 2-3 times a month on cards ranging from PPV, FOX, FS1, FS2, Fightpass, etc. At times it seems as though the bulk of prelims—and even...

Palelei retires; 17 removed from UFC roster


A slew of additional UFC roster cuts have been made, days after a report that the promotion was going to release up to 50 fighters by the end of this week.

Fighters on why they compete at unsanctioned shows


Competing at unsanctioned MMA events could potentially be unsafe for fighters, but many of them still do it. We take a look at why here.

Hindsight: 20/20 on UFC Fight Night Hollywood


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Romero's win over Machida does 909,000 viewers


For the first time in UFC history, Saturday night saw the 30-minute prelims on FS 1 beat the main card in the ratings, doing 966,000 viewers to the Romero vs. Machida-led 909,000 for the top matches.