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Affliction card finds date, home

After a cancellation, a venue change and a new business partner, Affliction MMA has finally scheduled an 11-fight card Jan. 24 at Anaheim, Calif., more than six months after its debut event there.

Bader scores ‘Ultimate’ win

With the exception of Saturday’s season finale, “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show finished taping about six months ago.

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UFC gets busy as ’08 ends

While the Ultimate Fighting Championship did not hold a card in its home base of Las Vegas for several months during the second half of 2008, the organization will more than make up for the absence as the year comes to a close.

Lesnar lowers boom on overmatched Couture

Randy Couture didn’t show his age Saturday night. Rather, he showed his size in a futile attempt to conquer Brock Lesnar, a 6-foot-31/2-inch, 265-pound giant.

Couture back where he belongs

Randy Couture over the last 15 months learned one or two or 10 valuable lessons but none more important than a simple truism often echoed throughout sports: Play to your strength.

Stevenson chases another title shot

Joe Stevenson had to commute a bit farther this time, but with a win, his journey to the top of his profession won’t be nearly as long as it was the first time.

Couture, Lesnar set for ‘big’ fight

Saturday night’s Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight title fight between Brock Lesnar and Randy Couture at the MGM Grand is being billed as the biggest fight in the history of the young organization.

Filho’s behavior puts weird spin on WEC card

When featherweight Urijah Faber surrendered his two-year grip on the World Extreme Cagefighting title Wednesday, it probably came as a shock to fans who weren’t able to watch the card on television.

Silva not sharp in ‘weird’ win

Anderson Silva, among the best and most dominant strikers in mixed martial arts, went long stretches without doing much of anything against overmatched challenger Patrick Cote on Saturday night.

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