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Added July 19th, 2016 by Ian

UFC bought for sports franchise record $4 Billion

The popular mixed martial arts franchise the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) was sold for $4 billion in the second week of July. The company was bought by the WME-IMG talent agency along with Silver Lake Partners, MSD Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and the Michael Dell investment firm. The UFC was bought by the Fertitta brothers, Frank and Lorenzo, for just $2 million in 2000 and was mainly operated by its president Dana White. The $4 billion price tag makes the sale the most expensive in sports history. ESPN had reported a couple of months ago that the UFC was up for sale, but White denied the reports.

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Added October 3rd, 2012 by Matt

Invicta FC Looks to “Knock Out Domestic Violence”

World championship women’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion Invicta Fighting Championships has partnered with Kansas City-based Hope House, a non-profit shelter and service for victims of domestic violence, in order to provide both moral and financial aid for those who have suffered, and to support National Domestic Violence Awareness Month that is observed annually in October.

To kick off its “Knock Out Domestic Violence” campaign, Invicta FC has added to its online store a catalog of new Knock Out Domestic Violence and Invicta FC co-branded merchandise. All proceeds from the sale of the merchandise will be donated to Hope House.

Additionally, Invicta FC is calling on all fans to wear clothing bearing the color purple, a traditional symbol of strength and courage and the theme color for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, while attending its live event at Memorial Hall in Kansas City on Saturday, Oct. 6 or while watching the live, free-of-charge stream of the event.

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Added October 1st, 2012 by Matt

UFC on Fuel TV 5 Video Highlights

UFC on Fuel TV 5 featured some explosive highlights, including the heavyweight tilt between Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve and Croatia’s Stipe Miocic.

Plus, the return of Dan Hardy to his native England to fight Ultimate Fighter vet Amir Sadollah.

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Added September 26th, 2012 by Matt

Arlovski vs. Cole Headlines First World Series of Fighting

Hard-hitting heavyweight KO artists Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski (17-9) of Minsk, Belarus and Devin Cole (20-9) of Medford, Ore. will collide on the highly-anticipated, inaugural World Series of Fighting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fight card, live on NBC Sports Network from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Nov. 3.

“We are thrilled to welcome both Andrei and Devin to the World Series of Fighting roster and to have them headline our first live event,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo.  “Both of these heavyweights have delivered some incredibly memorable highlights during their careers and their matchup should be a barnburner.”

The 33-year-old, 6-foot-4, 250 pound Arlovski made his first major statement in the sport of MMA, winning the interim UFC heavyweight championship by forcing rival Tim Sylvia to tap out from a heel hook just 47 seconds into their matchup on Feb. 5, 2005.

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Added September 24th, 2012 by Matt

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy Canceled Another big MMA event gets nixed: Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy.

Added September 19th, 2012 by Matt

Fighters Break Down UFC 152 Fighters break down their picks for the UFC 152 battles.

Added September 13th, 2012 by Matt

UFC 152 Fighters Hold Court Brian Stann says he'll knockout Michael Bisping within two rounds at UFC 152.

Added September 1st, 2012 by Matt

UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” Premieres September 16 UFC's "The Ultimate Fighter" names its cast for the upcoming 16th season of the show, with coaches Roy Nelson and Shane Carwin.

Added August 20th, 2012 by Matt

Ronda Rousey Defends Title, Calls Out “Cyroid” Ronda Rousey retains title, challenges -- and mocks -- Cris Cyborg.

Added August 15th, 2012 by Matt

Renato “Babalu” Sobral Joins Bellator