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De Randamie defeats Holm to become first UFC women's featherweight champ

Feb 12, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Germaine De Randamie s counterpunching and knee strikes earn her a close decision win at UFC 208 and a possible showdown with Cris Cyborg

INAUGURAL CHAMPION. Germaine De Randamie becomes the first Dutch UFC champion since Bas Rutten, making history as the first UFC women's featherweight champion. Photo by Anthony Geathers/Getty Images/AFP

Daniel Cormier looks past the negatives after emotional UFC 200 ride

Jul 11, 2016 - 7:26 PM

Cormier gets the job done against the legendary Anderson Silva but the fans didn t appreciate his approach

NEW BEGINNING. Courtesy of his bread-and-butter, Daniel Cormier outclasses Anderson Silva to claim a unanimous decision victory on his way to new beginnings after an emotional UFC 200 journey. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Daniel Cormier outwrestles Anderson Silva at UFC 200

Jul 10, 2016 - 12:36 PM

Cormier outclasses Silva to claim a unanimous vote from cageside judges with 3 scores of 30 26

VICTORY. Daniel Cormier (L) outlasts Anderson Silva, who is perhaps the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of this generation. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Anderson Silva accepted UFC 200 bout vs Cormier without training

Jul 09, 2016 - 2:59 PM

Plans have changed for Anderson Silva

NO TRAINING NO WORRIES. Anderson Silva saved Daniel Cormier's spot on UFC 200 by stepping in to replace Jon Jones. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Anderson Silva steps in to face Daniel Cormier at UFC 200

Jul 08, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Former middleweight champ Anderson Silva will step in on short notice to face Daniel Cormier after Jon Jones was forced to withdraw

BACK IN BUSINESS. Anderson Silva didn't get the decision but he showed he was still a force to be reckoned with. File photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Anderson Silva out of UFC 198 with injury

May 11, 2016 - 12:17 PM

According to UFC s medical consultant Jeff Davidson Silva may undergo an immediate surgery due to Cholecystitis an inflammation of the gall bladder

SILVA OUT. Anderson Silva withdraws from his match against Uriah Hall due to injury. Photos from their Facebooks

Anderson Silva faces Uriah Hall at UFC 198 in May

Mar 18, 2016 - 10:03 PM

Anderson Silva is hoping to secure his first win since October 2012

SHOWDOWN IN THE CAGE. Anderson Silva and Uriah Hall are both looking to end losing streaks. Photos from their Facebooks

Anderson Silva deserved win over Michael Bisping, says UFC boss

Feb 28, 2016 - 5:38 PM

The judges may have awarded the fight to Michael Bisping but Dana White thinks Anderson Silva did enough to earn the victory

BACK IN BUSINESS. Anderson Silva didn't get the decision but he showed he was still a force to be reckoned with. File photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Michael Bisping picks up big win over Anderson Silva at UFC Fight Night 84

Feb 28, 2016 - 11:54 AM

Bisping earns a signature win over the man many consider to be the greatest UFC fighter of all time

Michael Bisping had long wanted to face Anderson Silva. Not only did he get the opportunity; he won

WATCH: Anderson Silva, Michael Bisping in heated staredown at UFC weigh-in

Feb 27, 2016 - 1:14 PM

Silva and Bisping exchange heated words at the weigh in for their UFC Fight Night 84 fight and have to be separated by UFC president Dana White

SHOWDOWN. Anderson Silva and Michael Bisping weren't exactly cordial at their final face-to-face meeting before fight night. File photo by AFP

Anderson Silva returns to action, faces Michael Bisping

Dec 25, 2015 - 3:57 PM

Anderson Silva returns to action following a one year suspension for testing positive for anabolic steroids

Anderson Silva gets one-year suspension from NSAC

Aug 14, 2015 - 2:00 PM

The commission also slaps him with a hefty fine of 380 000

Anderson Silva ready to admit PED-use, says report

Mar 02, 2015 - 10:31 PM

Silva’s lawyers would argue that the amount of prohibited medication found in his system were minimal and did not provide advantage in his bout against Nick Diaz

Anderson Silva plans on emphasizing that he used physician-prescribed drugs for back spasms and muscle pain to aid his recovery from a broken leg. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Anderson Silva flunks post-fight drug test

Feb 18, 2015 - 10:27 PM

The former UFC middleweight champion tested positive for drostanolone metabolites an anabolic steroid that has been mainly used for bodybuilding

DIRTY SPIDER. Anderson Silva flunked a post-fight test in addition to the one he failed before the fight. File photo by AFP

Silva’s second pre-fight drug test comes back clean

Feb 10, 2015 - 11:47 AM

The second pre fight drug test was administered by NSAC last January 19 roughly two weeks prior to his 185 pound showdown against Diaz

CLEAN. Anderson Silva's second pre-fight drug test returns clean. Photo from Silva's Facebook page

Anderson Silva tests positive for anabolic steroid

Feb 04, 2015 - 1:54 PM

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva tested positive for the steroid drostanolone while his opponent Nick Diaz tested positive for marijuana

DIRTY SPIDER. Anderson Silva failed a performance enhancing drug test for the first time in his career prior to meeting Nick Diaz. Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP

Anderson Silva triumphs over Nick Diaz in UFC return

Feb 01, 2015 - 2:21 PM

Silva who had been sidelined since he fractured the tibia and fibula bones in his left leg outpointed Diaz by a five round unanimous decision

Anderson Silva (R) and Nick Diaz (L) trade punches during their UFC 183 match. Photo by Steve Marcus / Getty Images / AFP <span class="attribution"></span>

Anderson Silva to get title shot if he wins at UFC 183

Jan 08, 2015 - 7:55 PM

A win against Nick Diaz at UFC 183 could give The Spider a chance to compete for the middleweight title

GETTING BACK. Anderson Silva could get a shot at a title match if he wins against Nick Diaz at UFC 183. Photo from Silva's Facebook page

#PugadBaboy: Not fat, just big-boned

Sep 06, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Anderson Silva set for comeback vs Nick Diaz in early 2015

Jul 31, 2014 - 1:08 PM

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva will return to action as he locks horns with Nick Diaz next January

SPIDER RETURNS. Anderson Silva will return to the UFC after his back-to-back losses to Chris Weidman. File photo by AFP

Nick Diaz comes out of retirement with sights on Anderson Silva

Jul 26, 2014 - 2:04 AM

Former Strikeforce and World Extreme Cagefighting welterweight champ Nick Diaz has come out of retirement signing a 3 fight deal with the UFC

Diaz (26-9, 1 NC) hasn't fought since losing to George St. Pierre in March of 2013. Photo from WikiCommons

UFC fighter Chael Sonnen retires after drug test flub

Jun 13, 2014 - 3:53 AM

Chael Sonnen announces his retirement from mixed martial arts days after it was announced he tested positive for the banned substances Anastrozole and Clomiphene

Chael Sonnen, seen here during an April 2012 press conference for his fight with Anderson Silva, has announced his retirement after failing an out-of-competition performance enhancing drugs test. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Ana Julaton and her MMA journey

Apr 15, 2014 - 12:36 AM

From boxing to mixed martial arts Ana The Hurricane Julaton says she will not have trouble transitioning because of early exposure to martial arts

NOT JUST A PUNCHER. Ana Julaton practices kicks as she prepares for her ONE FC debut. Photo from

Former boxing champ Julaton to make ONE FC debut

Apr 03, 2014 - 10:31 PM

Filipina American Ana Julaton was a world champion in boxing Can she accomplish the same feat in mixed martial arts?

HURRICANE BLOWS THROUGH. Former boxing champion Ana Julaton has already made her name in boxing. Now she takes her skills to the octagon. Photo from Julaton's Facebook

Weidman-Machida title tilt rescheduled for UFC 175

Mar 25, 2014 - 2:54 PM

Another major blow has hit the UFC 173 pay per view on May 24 as a knee injury forced middleweight champion Chris Weidman to withdraw from his championship clash against Lyoto Machida

RESCHEDULED. The bout between Chris Weidman (L) and Lyoto Machida (R) has been moved to UFC 175 after Weidman withdrew with a knee injury. Photos from Wikipedia

UFC is coming to the Philippines, says Dana White

Jan 31, 2014 - 6:57 PM

Is Ultimate Fighting Championship coming to the Philippines? UFC president Dana White says that the archipelago nation is one of the mixed martial arts promotion s target destinations

UFC-YOU SOON? UFC President Dana White (left) with legendary fighter Anderson Silva (right). Photo by Marcelo Sayão/EPA

UFC fighter Mark Munoz on MMA in the Philippines, Silva injury

Jan 13, 2014 - 5:14 AM

UFC fighter Mark Munoz thinks that Filipino MMA fighters have talent but lack wrestling skills He wants to be the one to teach them how to grapple

GRAPPLER. UFC fighter Mark Munoz thinks Filipino MMA fighters need to improve on their wrestling skills, and he wants to help them. Photo from

UFC fighter Mark Munoz is a fundraising 'Machine' for Yolanda victims

Jan 06, 2014 - 1:14 AM

Popular UFC star Mark Munoz is occupying his time between fights by organizing events to help raise funds for Typhoon Yolanda victims

GIVING BACK. UFC middleweight contender Mark Munoz is as intense in raising funds for Yolanda victims as he is in the cage. Photo courtesy of

Silva suspended from fighting after gruesome loss

Dec 31, 2013 - 5:56 PM

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva must first present an orthopedic clearance before fighting again or else he ll serve a minimum 6 month suspension

NOT A FIRST. Anderson Silva's gruesome injury is not the first the sports world has seen. File photo by AFP

Anderson Silva and other notable sports-related leg fractures

Dec 30, 2013 - 8:01 PM

Just as sports is entertaining to fans it also poses serious dangers and risks to athletes

NOT A FIRST. Anderson Silva's gruesome injury is not the first the sports world has seen. File photo by AFP

Chris Weidman – Anderson Silva fight ends in shocking freak injury

Dec 29, 2013 - 2:22 PM

Anderson Silva breaks leg in rematch vs Chris Weidman

FACE-OFF. Chris Weidman face-to-face with Anderson Silva. File photo by EPA

#PugadBaboy: Boobglasses punchline 2

Jul 17, 2013 - 5:00 AM

Sunglasses voyeurism and breast implants

Bieber tweet stirs piracy talk

Jul 10, 2013 - 6:39 PM

Justin requests fans to send him a UFC fight video presumably pirated

PIRACY? UFC Head calls out Bieber on tweet requesting a video of a popular match

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Jul 08, 2013 - 8:57 PM

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Weidman shocks world with KO win over Silva

Jul 07, 2013 - 6:40 PM

It took Weidman just a little over a round to beat Silva in a surprising knockout win

The World's 10 Best MMA Fighters

Apr 09, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Rappler ranks the 10 best MMA fighters in the world pound for pound Check out the Brazilian on top

UFC 153: Silva dismantles Bonnar in one round

Oct 14, 2012 - 1:16 PM

Anderson Silva destroys Stephan Bonnar in the first round of their UFC fight finishing him off with a vicious knee to the chest

Silva defeats Sonnen, keeps UFC middleweight title

Jul 08, 2012 - 2:32 PM

Brazilian UFC fighter Anderson Silva has defended his middleweight title belt from American challenger Chael Sonnen in their much anticipated rematch

MMA SuperFight Weekend: Silva vs Sonnen II

Jul 07, 2012 - 1:47 PM

On Saturday night July 30 in Las Vegas the UFC’s Pound for Pound 1 best in the world Anderson “The Spider” Silva goes up against the brash and arrogant yet equally as dangerous Chael Sonnen for a much awaited a rematch