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The young phenom, Yair Rodriguez did what many expected him to do last night – defeat former two-weight UFC champion BJ Penn in what ended up becoming a very-one sided beatdown.

It’s old lion vs. young lion this weekend as former UFC lightweight champion BJ Penn comes out of a self imposed retirement to take on the super talented Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Following his removal from UFC 205 a few weeks ago, when the New York State Athletic Commission declined Rashad Evans a license, lightning has struck twice as the same thing has happened with the Ontario Athletic Commission in relation to UFC 206.

Could 2017 see the trilogy fight between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz actually take place inside a boxing ring? Following McGregor’s application for a professional boxers licence in the state of California, his two-fight rival has now followed suit and done the same in Nevada.

The UFC yesterday announced the inaugural women’s featherweight title fight which will take place in Brooklyn, New York on February 11th at UFC 208. That was the good news. The bad news? It won’t involve Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino.

Paige VanZant might have her hands full with Michelle Waterson this coming weekend as the two strawweights headline UFC on Fox 22 from Sacramento, California, but that hasn’t stopped '12 Gauge' from speculating on a potential fight with Ronda Rousey.

Now 23 seasons into MMA reality show, The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC will be catching up with some old faces from past seasons in a brand new online documentary. Where Are They Now? will begin May 26th and will be available exclusively on UFC Fight Pass.

After introducing mandatory MRI\MRA scans for all fighters, BAMMA has made the decision to move their upcoming BAMMA 26 event from June 4th to September 10th. The event is expected to take place at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

Bellator have announced that fans will have the chance to meet and get autographs from some of MMA's best-known figures at the upcoming Bellator Fan Fest, which takes place at Dave & Buster’s in Milpitas, California on Friday May 13th at 8pm (PT).

It has only been eight months but it feels like longer as the UFC finally returns to England, with Manchester hosting the first defence of its home town fighter, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. The night will be long as the action starts at 11pm but the price is small for the best card the UK has seen in many a year. Here's the best of the main card with odds provided courtesy of 5DimesLines.com.

For the first time since May 2016 the UFC heads back to Brazil, as Cris 'Cyborg' Justino finally gets an opportunity to headline an event in her home town. As with many Fight Night cards this isn't stacked with stellar names but it does contain a few standout fights that wouldn't look out of place on a PPV. FO breaks down the top three for betting purposes with 5Dimes providing the odds.

With four months still to go, 2016 has already seen shocks aplenty in the world of MMA. Michael Bisping, Tyron Woodley, Amanda Nunes and Eddie Alavarez to name but a few of the championship bouts that have swung in favour of the underdog. But one of the biggest of the year was undoubtedly the fall of Conor McGregor. After the rematch was shelved from the UFC 200 main event it was pushed to UFC 202 and goes down this weekend.
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