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At UFC on Fox 8 this Saturday night, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will fight John Moraga to defend his belt. He will also be fighting for recognition, something that has so far eluded his tenure as champion. His fight will continue his run of being the only UFC champion to have never headlined a pay-per-view event. The flyweight champion currently occupies an unusual space, he has reached the pinnacle of his profession, winning a world...

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The UFC has finalized its schedule for the remainder of 2013 and, should the injury bug stay away, it promises to be a quite prolific stretch. From now until the end of the year, all nine of the UFC’s active champions will defend their belts. This remarkable period of MMA will begin at UFC on Fox 8 on July 27 with Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga and climax at UFC 168 on Dec. 28 when Anderson...

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In part I, the reasons why Chris Weidman might be successful at UFC 162 were explored. This second and final installment will focus on what may prevent him from becoming the UFC middleweight champion. A substantial proportion of the MMA community, relative to previous Anderson Silva fights, believe that the champion will lose his belt on Saturday night. However, those that side against Weidman usually site one reason, his inexperience. Weidman’s talent is irrefutable. What isn’t, is...

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For the past seven years, Anderson Silva has been king of the middleweight division. On Saturday night at UFC 162, he will attempt to defend his title for the eleventh time. Since he acquired the belt by defeating Rich Franklin in 2006, Silva has defeated every single challenger that has been put in front of him. However, Saturday night may very well be the night that he finally runs out of worthy contenders for his middleweight...