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UFC 157: Sam Stout decisions Caros Fodor

Sam Stout speaks during a UFC 131 news

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A guy nicknamed "Hands of Stone" using wrestling? An armbar submission attempt? An interesting development for Sam Stout, a fighter who has spent 90 percent of his MMA career on his feet striking (according to Fight Metric). But Stout's lightweight bout against Caros Fodor at UFC 157 on Saturday still came down to -- shocker! -- striking. Stout won a split decision over Fodor, with two...

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Poll results: Henderson vs. Pettis

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: UFC fighter

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There was a time when Anthony Pettis was the next lightweight to get a shot at UFC's 155-pound title. OK, there were three times. And now he's finally get that title shot, only it will come in the featherweight division. Still, the latest poll results (which are less scientific than a VHS tape from 1986) indicate you want to see him fight Ben Henderson, too. Who will get the next lightweight title...

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Anthony Pettis vs. Jose Aldo?

UFC fighter Anthony Pettis attends the Fox Hispanic

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There's a certain ceremonial dance that occurs at UFC post-fight news conferences. Members of the assembled media take the lead and ask who so and so will fight next, and  UFC president Dana White says he doesn't like to make fights right after a night of fights. It seems like a silly song and dance, but sometimes, someone bumps into the DJ table and the song changes. After UFC 156, White...

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