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Who Should Fight UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones Next?

Posted on 14 May 2013 by Hobson Lopes

After his toe-breaking performance against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159, all the talk surrounding the UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been about who will challenge him next. There are two light heavyweights that seem to be getting the most traction in the MMA community, but there is still one super-fight that the fans are craving to see.

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UFC 157 Main Card Predictions

Posted on 23 February 2013 by Hunter Homistek

CREDIT: fcfighter.com

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The Greatest Light Heavyweight of all Time?

Posted on 23 January 2012 by Tony Hackerott

This is a topic that’s been up for debate since Tito Ortiz was mowing through UFC competition circa 2000. During his MMA reign as champion, Ortiz defended his title five times, dismantling challengers, Yuki Kondo, Evan Tanner, Elvis Sinosic, Vladimir Matyushenko and Ken Shamrock. The run leaves Ortiz in the history books as the 205 pound champion with the most consecutive successful defenses of the title, but one must weigh the level of competition and capabilities of your typical “a level” fighter in 2000. It’s not exactly a stretch to say that the game has evolved in a tremendous way, and fighters today are decisively more refined in their attack and overall fight IQ. However, I’m not aiming to discredit Ortiz’ run as champ either: he faced those assigned to challenge, and he did a fine job of disposing each one, until he ran into Randy Couture.

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Things to Watch for from UFC 123

Posted on 18 November 2010 by Raphael Garcia

On November 20, the Ultimate Fighting Championship will move into the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, Michigan. The main event of the evening features two former UFC Light Heavyweight champions trying to start a comeback surge towards the title. Lyoto Machida will face off against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. With both fighters coming off of losses, this fight is important for both as neither man wants to end their year with another loss. Along with this main event, a number of other interesting points are waiting to develop during this Pay per View card.

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