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MMA History Lesson

Looking back at MMA History.

The Deep Historical Links Between MMA And Pro Wrestling

Nate Wilcox and Luke Thomas talk about the historical roots shared by MMA and pro wrestling.

UFC 141 Fight Card: Is Lesnar Vs. Overeem The Biggest Non-Title Match In UFC History?

A look back at three UFC non-title fights that compare to Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem for "biggest non-title fight in UFC history."

UFC 140 Results: Exactly How Frank Mir Broke Nogueira's Arm

Frank Mir shocked fans when he snapped Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira's arm at UFC 140. Here's exactly how it was done.

What If UFC Japan Was Booked 'Pride Style'?

A look at how UFC 144 might have been booked in the Japanese style and why most of those matchups just won't work for the UFC.

UFC 139: How Dan Henderson's First Octagon Battles Helped Forge An Incomparable Warrior

Former Pride champion and UFC star Dan Henderson has done it all in a Hall of Fame career. All week long, Jonathan Snowden, author of The MMA Encyclopedia, will look back at the fights that created a champion.

UFC On Fox Results: Kid Yamamoto's Last Stand Against Darren Uyenoyama

UFC on Fox results: Darren Uyenoyama defeats Norifumi Yamamoto by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27). For fans of old school Japanese MMA, it's a sad day and the end of an era.

UFC On Fox: Cain Velasquez Vs. Junior Dos Santos And The Five Most Important Fights In UFC History

Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos will join an exclusive club this weekend, becoming participants in one of the most important fights in UFC history. The MMA Encyclopedia author Jonathan Snowden breaks down the five most significant fights in the promotion's history.

The Five Most Forgettable UFC Events Of All Time

UFC 138 features a weak card on paper - but is it the worst UFC of all time? Jonathan Snowden looks at five other fight cards that are in the running.

The UFC's Five Greatest Grudge Matches

Jon Jones and Rashad Evans are building one of the great grudge matches in UFC history. Jonathan Snowden looks at five other sizzling showdowns where bad blood led to good fights.

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Matt Hughes: The UFC Star's Ten Most Spectacular Moments

Matt Hughes is a UFC Hall of Famer. Jonathan Snowden has ten reasons why.

The First Time: This Isn't The UFC's First Foray On Fox

The UFC entered into a major deal with Fox this week. But as The MMA Encyclopedia author Jonathan Snowden explains, it's not the promotion's first partnership with Fox.

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Before Fedor: Five Former Soviet Fighters Who Pioneered Modern MMA

A look at five of the MMA pioneers to come out of the former Soviet Union.