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Jones, Cormier brawl in MGM Grand lobby

UFC star Daniel Cormier told a small group of reporters during Monday’s media event at MGM Grand promoting his Sept. 27 title fight that he and light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would never be friends. About 20 minutes later, a staredown for photographers between the two fighters quickly escalated into a brawl in the lobby of the Strip resort.

UFC’s Brown keeps winning against all odds

Matt Brown has been the underdog in four of his last seven victories. The oddsmakers expect Brown to lose yet again tonight when he fights Robbie Lawler to determine the top welterweight contender in the main event of UFC on Fox 12 at SAP Center.

Gustafsson out, Belfort in

Injury knocked Alexander Gustafsson out a rematch with Jon Jones in UFC 178 at MGM Grand on Sept. 27. And the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday cleared the way for Vitor Belfort to fight Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title in December.

McGregor tops UFC’s Dublin card

The only previous time the Ultimate Fighting Championship had a card in Dublin, a brash 20-year-old attended the event with his coach and guaranteed he would be the headliner if the organization returned.

Evan Dunham seeks rebound

Las Vega fighter Evan Dunham wants to avoid a potential third straight loss Wednesday night on an Ultimate Fighting Championship card in Atlantic City, N.J. Dunham, 32, will fight Edson Barboza on a UFC Fight Night card on Fox Sports 1. The University of Oregon alum returns in search of his first victory since February 2013.

UFC 176 canceled

UFC 176, scheduled for Aug. 2 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, was scrapped Tuesday night. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo had to pull out of a main event title defense against Chad Mendes last week, and UFC officials were unable to book a suitable replacement bout