Guess Who’s Back? Mitch Gagnon Returns To Octagon

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Mitch Gagnon will end an almost two-year absence from action this December when he returns at UFC 206 vs. Matthew Lopez.

A native Canadian, Gagnon has been on the sidelines since Decemb…

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Mitch Gagnon will end an almost two-year absence from action this December when he returns at UFC 206 vs. Matthew Lopez.

A native Canadian, Gagnon has been on the sidelines since December 2014 when he lost to former UFC champion Renan Barao with injuries. Prior to the setback, he had won four in a row, including three submissions.

Lopez (8-1) dropped his debut with the UFC when he fell to Rani Yahyua via submission. The 29-year-old had scored finishes in seven of his eight pro fights before falling.

UFC 206 takes place December 10 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson is the scheduled main event for the light heavyweight title.

Anthony Pettis vs. Max Holloway Slated For UFC 206

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“Showtime” and “Blessed” will meet at UFC 206 this December, officials announced recently, as Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway have been signed.

Pettis, a former UFC lightweight champion, …

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“Showtime” and “Blessed” will meet at UFC 206 this December, officials announced recently, as Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway have been signed.

Pettis, a former UFC lightweight champion, made a triumphant debut at featherweight with a submission win over Charles Oliveira earlier this year.

Holloway sports an impressive nine-fight win streak on his resume, including recent wins over Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens and Oliveira.

UFC 206 takes place December 10 and features a rematch for the light heavyweight title between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson.

Video: Extended Preview For Triple Main Event At UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

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Need a reason to get excited already for UFC 205? Well, here you go.

Officials released an extended video preview for the November 12 event from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

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Need a reason to get excited already for UFC 205? Well, here you go.

Officials released an extended video preview for the November 12 event from Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Interviews and feature spots on all six champions and challengers are included in the preview.

Three UFC championship belts are on the line at UFC 205 – as well as history. Hear from the champions and challengers in this extended preview: Eddie Alvarez, Conor McGregor, Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

Thomas Almeida Anxious To Get Back On The Horse At UFC Fight Night 100

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Thomas Almeida is ready to fight again.

After suffering his first career loss to Cody Garbrandt earlier this year in 21 fights, Almeida (20-1) will be in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 100 next month opposite Albert Morales. The card takes place from Brazil and airs live on FOX Sports 1.

For Almeida, who had won his first four UFC fights, it is all about moving forward and not looking back now.

“I’m well-trained, very focused, very hungry. Now I just need to focus on my opponent’s fighting style, come up with a strategy, make weight and go have fun,” Almeida said during a recent interview with reporters in Rio de Janeiro (thanks to MMAjunkie for the quotes).

Almeida still has plenty of work to do before facing Morales, who he admits was a complete unknown before checking out fight clips of him on YouTube shortly after the bout was announced.

“I didn’t know him,” Almeida said. “Before coming here, I went on YouTube and saw a few of his fights. I noticed he’s tough, he likes to strike, he’s a taller guy. But I still have some time to analyze better, to put together a strategy. I just wanted to fight – it didn’t matter against whom or where – so I’m very happy to be able to show my game and my evolution.”

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Thomas Almeida is ready to fight again.

After suffering his first career loss to Cody Garbrandt earlier this year in 21 fights, Almeida (20-1) will be in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 100 next month opposite Albert Morales. The card takes place from Brazil and airs live on FOX Sports 1.

For Almeida, who had won his first four UFC fights, it is all about moving forward and not looking back now.

“I’m well-trained, very focused, very hungry. Now I just need to focus on my opponent’s fighting style, come up with a strategy, make weight and go have fun,” Almeida said during a recent interview with reporters in Rio de Janeiro (thanks to MMAjunkie for the quotes).

Almeida still has plenty of work to do before facing Morales, who he admits was a complete unknown before checking out fight clips of him on YouTube shortly after the bout was announced.

“I didn’t know him,” Almeida said. “Before coming here, I went on YouTube and saw a few of his fights. I noticed he’s tough, he likes to strike, he’s a taller guy. But I still have some time to analyze better, to put together a strategy. I just wanted to fight – it didn’t matter against whom or where – so I’m very happy to be able to show my game and my evolution.”

Georges St-Pierre: No Fight With Bisping At UFC 206

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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre responded to comments made by Michael Bisping recently regarding a potential fight at UFC 206 between the two.

And it doesn’t look g…

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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre responded to comments made by Michael Bisping recently regarding a potential fight at UFC 206 between the two.

And it doesn’t look good for a return.

St-Pierre stated in the video message posted on Twitter that he “made peace” with UFC president Dana White and met with one of the new co-owners last week, but “unfortunately, right now it’s not happening. Hopefully, things will change soon.”

GSP retired following a successful title defense over Johny Hendricks three years ago and has remained away from the sport since. He recently stated that his lawyer was able to obtain his release from a contract, though the UFC denied that being true.

Video: Ronda Rousey Bites Off Woman’s Ear In “Drunk History” Teaser Clip

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Well, now that Ronda Rousey has a fight scheduled, it’s time for the world to get ready for a whole lot of “Rowdy” Ronda on television.

Featured above is a sneak peek at the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion on…

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Well, now that Ronda Rousey has a fight scheduled, it’s time for the world to get ready for a whole lot of “Rowdy” Ronda on television.

Featured above is a sneak peek at the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion on Comedy Central’s “Drunk History,” which features her biting off another woman’s ear.

In the segment above, Rousey is featured along with actress Kat Dennings in a story about a woman named “Sadie Farrell,” who was better known by her nickname, “Sadie the Goat.” Rousey plays a character named Gallus Mag, a New York bouncer who had a past altercation with Sadie where she bit off a piece of her ear.

The segment of “Drunk History” featuring Ronda Rousey airs this week on Comedy Central.

Rousey makes her Octagon return in a title match against current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 207, which takes place on Saturday, December 30th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Join us here at MMANews.com on 12/30 for live, round-by-round results coverage of the UFC 207 pay-per-view.