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Bloody Elbow has compiled our best MMA coverage of 2012: opinion, history, technique, interviews and just plain old fashioned news reporting.

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UFC 155: How Cain Killed the King

We take a look at the incredible UFC 155 main event with an eye for how Cain Velasquez took control of the fight early and out boxed Dos Santos.

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Who's got better MMA jiu-jitsu? GSP or Nick Diaz?

In this episode of Knuckle Up, host Eugene S. Robinson is joined by BJJ stars Sergio Costa and Leopoldo Serao to talk about which UFC fighters have the best jiu-jitsu.

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Eugene & Nate disagree about GSP vs Condit

Eugene S. Robinson, author of Fight: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Ass-Kicking but Were Afraid You'd Get Your Ass Kicked for Asking joins Kid Nate for an MMA-Tete-A-Tete discussion of UFC 154's Georges St. Pierre vs. Carlos Condit title fight, a possible GSP vs. Anderson Silva bout, the upcoming Ben Henderson vs. Nate Diaz LW title fight on Fox and Ronda Rousey's imminent debut in the UFC.

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Rich Franklin vs. Cung Le Dissection

Is Cung Le's phenomenal and unorthodox striking just an over-sold myth?

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The end of Strikeforce is nigh: what took so long?

With one final loaded event, Strikeforce will sail off into the combat sports sunset. Josh Nason wonders why it took it so long and is already looking forward.

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Video interview Frank Shamrock talks to Kid Nate

Frank Shamrock joins Kid Nate for an MMA Tete-A-Tete to discuss his autobiography "Uncaged." Frank talks about all his classic MMA and Pancrase bouts, telling tales about Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Masakatsu Funaki, Maurice Smith, Tito Ortiz, John Lober, Igor Zinoviev, Phil Baroni, Cung Le, Nick Diaz and more.

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Judo Chop: Georges St. Pierre's Jab

In Jack Slack's first look at UFC Welterweight Champion, Georges St. Pierre, we discuss his stand up clinic against Josh Koscheck and the Safety Lead as a preview of UFC 154.

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Chael Sonnen: UFC title contender trailblazer

The perennial 185-pound contender will get a 205-pound title shot and showed the rest of the MMA world exactly how to do the same.

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Accepting the brutality of MMA

At a regional MMA event, Josh Nason saw a man have a seizure in his very first amateur fight: a stark reality to how brutal the sport can be.

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Exclusive ONE FC 6 Photo Gallery Part 1

Bloody Elbow's ONE FC 6: Rise of Kings photo gallery. Part 1 features Shinya Aoki vs. Arnaud Lepont, and the two championship bouts, Kotetsu Boku vs. Zorobabel Moreira and Soo Chul Kim vs. Leandro Issa.

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Inside the arena at Bellator 75

Analysis and post fight thoughts from the arena at Bellator 75, featuring Brett Rogers, and the bizarre Eric Prindle vs. Thiago Santos rematch.

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MMA Origins: Bas Rutten Reigns in Pancrase

In this installment of MMA Origins, T.P. Grant looks at the evolution of fighters in the mid-90's and the first fighters to find success by using a variety of skill sets, focusing on Bas Rutten's title run in the Japanese Pancrase promotion.

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The cancellation of UFC 151 was inevitable

Bloody Elbow's Mookie Alexander opines on the cancellation of UFC 151 and the real cause behind the disaster.

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Gods of War: Anderson Silva

With UFC 148 coming up and Anderson Silva preparing for his rematch with Chael Sonnen it seemed the right time to add the first Mixed Martial Artist to our small but growing Pantheon of martial excellence. Joining Braulio Estima and Masutatsu Oyama will be the long time UFC Middleweight Champion, Anderson Silva.

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MMA Origins: Muay Thai Emerges

The UFC has been growing by leaps and bounds in Brazil. UFC 147, while not well received in the US, was a card that featured almost nothing Brazilian fighters and the atmosphere was in the arena was certainly exciting. It seems only fitting to use that backdrop to look back at the development of Brazilian Vale Tudo in the 1990's when more well-rounded fighters began to emerge in MMA, laying the foundation to fighters like Wanderlei Silva to break out and smash people in new and exciting ways.

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Olympic wrestler Steve Mocco is coming to MMA

2008 Olympian Steve Mocco has announced his intention to pursue a mixed martial arts career. This announcement means that we are a mere Henry Cejudo away from seeing more than half of the 2008 freestyle Olympic wrestling team fighting for paychecks inside of a cage. An era fast approaches when world or Olympic team freestyle wrestler's migration to MMA represents a norm, rather than an exception.

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Gods of War: Masutatsu Oyama

Joining our Pantheon of modern day martial arts legends next to grappling ace Braulio Estima is the father of Kyokushin Karate, Masutatsu Oyama. A man who sought to instill toughness, focus, and power in himself as well as students, Oyama is a legend in the karate community.

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