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  • Urijah Faber readies for final WEC bout

     
    When the UFC purchased the World Extreme Cagefighting promotion and built it into the world's top destination for lighter-weight fighters, there were no doubts as to the WEC's top star. The "California Kid" Urijah Faber was the longtime WEC featherweight....
  • L.A. Times November MMA Rankings

     
    Heavyweight 1. Cain Velasquez 2. Junior Dos Santos 3. Fabricio Werdum 4. Fedor Emelianenko 5. Brock Lesnar 6. Alistair Overeem 7. Shane Carwin 8. Frank Mir 9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 10. Antonio Silva Cain Velasquez captured the UFC heavyweight title.......
  • Promoter: Bantamweight boxing tournament could land in Southern California

     
    Boxing promoter Gary Shaw said Wednesday that officials are looking at Southern California venues to relocate the Dec. 11 bantamweight tournament scheduled to be fought in Mexico. "Showtime decided not to go to Mexico, it's too dangerous," Shaw said. The....
  • UFC folds World Extreme Cagefighting, will add two divisions

     
    Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White announced Thursday morning that his parent company, Zuffa, has folded the World Extreme Cagefighting organization, blending its fighters into the UFC and adding two new weight divisions. The 145-pound...
  • WEC-UFC merger welcomed by fighters, managers

     
    World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight champion Ben Henderson has no regrets saying goodbye to his current title for a crack at the UFC 155-pound belt. With UFC President Dana White's announcement Thursday that Zuffa LLC's WEC promotion would fold into...
  • L.A. Times October MMA Rankings

     
    Heavyweight 1. Brock Lesnar 2. Cain Velasquez 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Fabricio Werdum 5. Fedor Emelianenko 6. Alistair Overeem 7. Shane Carwin 8. Frank Mir 9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 10. Antonio Silva It wasn't pretty, but Frank Mir scored......
  • Nonito Donaire: Bantamweight tourney didn't make sense (or dollars)

     
    Two-time world champion Nonito Donaire of the Philippines won't be participating in Showtime's upcoming bantamweight tournament because his promoter despised a six-fighter format and because it didn't offer enough financially, Donaire and his closest...
  • L.A. Times September MMA Rankings

     
    Heavyweight 1. Brock Lesnar 2. Cain Velasquez 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Fabricio Werdum 5. Fedor Emelianenko 6. Alistair Overeem 7. Shane Carwin 8. Frank Mir 9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 10. Antonio Silva It was an uneventful month for heavyweight......
  • Marquez in Vegas or Mosley at Staples? Tough call for boxing fans on Sept. 18

     
    Shane Mosley's return from his Floyd Mayweather Jr. loss -- in which he'll square off against fellow Southern Californian Sergio Mora on Sept. 18 at Staples Center -- would be a natural stop for L.A. boxing fans. But there's likely......
  • L.A. Times August MMA Rankings

     
    Heavyweight 1. Brock Lesnar 2. Cain Velasquez 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Fabricio Werdum 5. Fedor Emelianenko 6. Alistair Overeem 7. Shane Carwin 8. Frank Mir 9. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira 10. Antonio Silva Junior Dos Santos' victory over Roy Nelson......
  • Rafael Marquez hand injury has fight in doubt, Bradley-Alexander deal close

     
    Mexico's Rafael Marquez suffered a hand injury when a car window or trunk accidentally closed on it, and will undergo a doctor's examination in Mexico City tonight to determine whether his Sept. 18 featherweight bout against Juan Manuel Lopez in......
  • Rafael Marquez injures thumb, requiring his Sept. 18 fight with Juan Manuel Lopez to be postponed

     
    The promoter for boxer Rafael Marquez told The Times on Friday that the fighter has suffered a right-thumb injury with doctors telling him he can't fight for six weeks. Former super-bantamweight champion Marquez had a Sept. 18 featherweight title bout.......