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In case you missed any of the happenings in mixed martial arts over the past seven days, Heavy.com has put together “This Week In MMA” to get you caught up.

UFC Fight Night 24 took place on March 26 at the KeyArena in Seattle, and we continued our post-event coverage.  See the fighter salaries, the medical suspensions and the viewership numbers for the event.

The Ultimate Fighter 13: Team Lesnar vs. Team Dos Santos debuted on Spike TV on Wednesday.  Brock Lesnar said he enjoyed the experience but wouldn’t do it again.  Junior Dos Santos called the experience “phenomenal.”  Read the first episode recap and results here.  Find out the viewership numbers from the TUF 13 debut episode.

Check out Shamar Bailey’s TUF 13 episode 1 fighter blog.  You can also see The Ultimate Fighter 13 episode 1 of “The Aftermath” with Stephan Bonnar and UFC president Dana White.

Strikeforce Challengers 15 took place at the Stockton Arena in Stockton, Calif. on Friday.  See the full results here.

Bellator 39 took place at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut on Saturday.  See who advanced in the tournament semifinals and full results here.

More News:

Jon Fitch is out of his scheduled UFC 132 rematch with B.J. Penn.  Find out the details.

UFC veteran Ricardo Almeida officially announced his retirement this week.

A broken hand has forced Mike Kyle out of his April 9 bout with Gegard Mousasi.  UFC veteran Keith Jardine steps in as his replacement.

The Fighters who will participate in the UFC Fan Expo on UFC 129: St. Pierre vs. Shields weekend were named.  Find out who’ll be there.

Thiago Silva is remorseful following his failed drug test from UFC 125.

MMA documentary “Fightville” to premiere at Hot Doc during UFC 129 event week.

Articles:

Heavy.com’s Spencer Kyte takes a look back at UFC Fight Night 24 in his column, “Ten Things We Learned.”

Director/writer Bear Frazer talks about the MMA movie “The Bam Theory.”

Brock Lesnar discusses UFC 131, says hes’ focused on Dos Santos by eyeing Cain Velasquez.

Strikeforce welterweight Paul Daley breaks down the UFC 129 main event between Georges St. Pierre and Jake Shields.

Cesar Gracie trained Nick Diaz and Gilbert Melendez talk about teammates fighting each other.

Read Spencer Kytle’s “Almeida’s Retirement Should Inspire Others To Do The Same.”

Videos:

Watch our The Ultimate Fighter 13 interview with Brock Lesnar.

Get to know The Ultimate Fighter 13’s Len Bentley in this video.

Meet The Ultimate Fighter 13 cast member Chris Cope.

Watch Brock Lesnar on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon promoting TUF 13.

Meet The Ultimate Fighter 13 participant Javier Torres in this exclusive video.

Ramsey Nijem talks about trying out for TUF 13 and making the show.

Watch Heavy.com’s exclusive video interview with TUF 13’s Zach Davis.

TUF 13’s Ryan McGillivray talks about entering the fighter house.

Watch out exclusive video interview with TUF 13’s Nordin Asrih.

Meet The Ultimate Fighter 13 cast member Clay Harvison in this video interview.

Podcasts:

HeavyMMA Podcast episode 36 featured an interview with Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.

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