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Ralek, son of jiu-jitsu great Gracie, joins Bellator

Ralek Gracie, of the famed Gracie jiu-jitsu family, has signed a contract to compete in Bellator MMA, with his middleweight debut currently targeted for Jan 21. in Inglewood, California.

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Faber announces Pickett fight will be his last

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber, 37, announced on Monday he plans to retire following a Dec. 17 fight against Brad Pickett in Sacramento.

Miocic says Cleveland is the 'land of champions' (2:38)
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Parsons first MMA fighter diagnosed with CTE

Former Bellator fighter Jordan Parsons, who died earlier this year at 25, is the first mixed martial arts fighter to be publicly diagnosed with CTE.

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All-Polish UFC women's strawweight title bout at MSG (1:16)
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Aldo meets with UFC's White; no desire to fight

Jose Aldo maintained Wednesday that his intention is no longer to compete in MMA, but he wanted to meet with UFC president Dana White because "I had a lot on my chest."

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Sources: UFC undergoes layoffs in wake of sale

The UFC underwent layoffs on Tuesday at its Las Vegas headquarters and internationally, sources said. The moves come less than four months after the UFC announced a $4 billion sale to WME-IMG.

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Sonnen, Ortiz to clash in January Bellator matchup

In what could be the final fight of his career, Tito Ortiz will take on Chael Sonnen in a clash of MMA veterans on Jan. 21 at The Forum. It will be Sonnen's first fight for Bellator.

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Fitch-Shields co-headlines WSOF card Dec. 31

WSOF will promote three title fights on Dec. 31 in New York, including a welterweight title fight between champion Jon Fitch and Jake Shields.

UFC unwilling to give GSP top dollar to return (1:23)
Fighting is in Baby Slice's blood (1:30)

Dan Hardy recaps Bisping-Henderson II

UFC analyst Dan Hardy explains how he scored the Michael Bisping-Dan Henderson rematch and Brett Okamoto shares hiss complete thoughts on Ronda Rousey's comeback.

White thrilled to have Rousey back (2:16)
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Nunes-Rousey: Behind the numbers of UFC 207

Ronda Rousey will make her return to the Octagon against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Andrew Davis breaks down how they match up statistically.

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As reported on Sportscenter's TKOkamoto, Ralek Gracie has signed a deal with Bellator MMA. Targeting a fight on Jan. 21 in California.