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Rampage Jackson-Chael Sonnen Begin Bellator Heavyweight GP

Thu, 2017-11-23 08:00

Just announced on @SportsCenter: The Heavyweight World Grand Prix bracket is set and kicks off Jan 20th in LA with @ChaelSonnen vs @Rampage4real!! pic.twitter.com/jEB9pPg4wD

— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 23, 2017

Chael Sonnen vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson kicks off the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix in January. The two will meet in a quarterfinal from Los Angeles on January 20.

Along with Sonnen vs. Jackson, Frank Mir faces Fedor Emelianenko, Roy Nelson meets Matt Mitrione and Ryan Bader battles Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal.

The winner will be crowned the new Bellator heavyweight champion.

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UFC Fight Night 121 Went Down This Past Weekend From Australia

Mon, 2017-11-20 10:24

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum stood tall, scoring a decision victory over Marcin Tybura in the main event Saturday at UFC Fight Night 121.

The event took place from Sydney, Australia.

Werdum controlled the action, sweeping the five-round fight on FOX Sports 1.

Jessica Rose-Clark earned one of three main card split decisions, besting Aussie Bec Rawlings. Belal Muhammad and Jake Matthews each claimed split scorecards over Tim Means and Bojan Velickovic.

Elias Theodorou and Alexander Volkanovski were awarded unanimous decisions vs. Dan Kelly and Shane Young.

Prelim winners included Ryan Benoit, Nik Lentz, Tai Tuivasa, Frank Camacho, Nadia Kassem, Eric Shelton and Adam Wieczorek.

Fabricio Werdum def. Marcin Tybura via unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 49-46)

Jessica Rose-Clark def. Bec Rawlings via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Belal Muhammad def. Tim Means via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Jake Matthews def. Bojan Velickovic via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Elias Theodorou def. Dan Kelly via unanimous decision (30-28, 30-27, 30-26)

Alexander Volkanovski def. Shane Young via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Ryan Benoit def. Askhan Mokhtarian via KO (head-kick) at 2:38 of Round 2

Nik Lentz def. Will Brooks via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:05 of Round 3

Tai Tuivasa def. Rashad Coulter via KO (flying knee) at 4:35 of Round 1

Frank Camacho def. Damien Brown via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)

Nadia Kassem def. Alex Chambers via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27(

Eric Shelton def. Jenel Lausa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

Adam Wieczorek def. Anthony Hamilton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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UFC Champ Amanda Nunes Honored By Forbes

Fri, 2017-11-17 12:00

UFC female bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was the lone MMA fighter or personality to be included on a special list released by Forbes recently.

Nunes was selected as one of 30 people for the “30 under 30” collection, joining such athletes as Jose Altuve and Julio Jones on the list.

Forbes mentions an endorsement deal with TEN spring water, along with becoming the first openly gay champion in the UFC. Nunes defended her title last year against Ronda Rousey, stopping her in just 48 seconds.

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Woodley Agrees To Diaz Fight – If Nate Diaz Wants It

Thu, 2017-11-16 12:00

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was planning on rehabbing a shoulder injury before returning to action in 2018.

However, if Nate Diaz is ready to return to action, Woodley would jump into training and fight him this December at UFC 219.

“If Nate wants to go, I’m ready,” Woodley told ESPN.

Woodley scored a pair of decision victories over Stephen Thompson and Demian Maia earlier this year in defense of his title, which he won with a finish of Robbie Lawler.

Diaz last fought 15 months ago when he was defeated by Conor McGregor, the reigning lightweight champion.

UFC 219 takes place December 30 from Las Vegas.

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TJ Dillashaw Called Out By Jimmie Rivera For UFC 219

Wed, 2017-11-15 10:56

I need someone for Dec 30th and @ufc needs a main event! Lets go @TJDillashaw. You only fought for 7 and a half minutes, I know you're in shape and healthy. Step up and stop trying to run down to 125.

— Jimmie Rivera (@JimmieRivera135) November 14, 2017

If TJ Dillashaw is ready to defend his bantamweight title, Jimmie Rivera is also ready to take it from him.

Rivera, who was scheduled to meet Dominick Cruz at UFC 219 before an injury knocked Cruz out, made it known that he wants to headline the year-ending card from Las Vegas vs. the new champion.

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Bellator Announces Next Monster Energy Cup Event

Sun, 2017-11-12 18:00

The next Bellator MMA event to take place at a NASCAR track will go down November 19.

Along with live fights from the Homestead-Miami Speedway, Dan Henderson and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will be on-hand.

Below is a complete press release:

The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series closes its 2017 season with a fourth and final stop at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla. on Sunday, Nov. 19. Set to take place during Ford Championship Weekend, fighters will take to the cage Sunday morning ahead of the final race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs that will determine the next Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Champion.

Just hours prior to the start of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 on Sunday, Nov. 19, the Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series will feature MMA action throughout the morning beginning at 11:30 a.m. ET at the Monster Energy Fan Zone at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the display area on the north side of the track. Admission to the event is free and open to fans.

Additionally, on Saturday, Nov. 18 from 1-2 p.m. ET, fans will have the opportunity to meet former world champ and Monster Energy athlete Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, as well as former PRIDE and STRIKEFORCE titleholder Dan “Hendo” Henderson, at the Monster Energy Fan Zone at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the display area on the north side of the track. Admission to the event is free and open to fans.

“The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series has been a huge success this year and I’m looking forward to heading to Homestead-Miami Speedway during NASCAR’s championship weekend for another great event to end 2017,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “This is a monumental weekend for Monster Energy, including Hans Molenkamp, Tom Norwood, Cody Dresser, Mitch Covington and their entire team, as they close out their first season with NASCAR, and I’m excited to once again make Bellator MMA a part of the fan experience.”

Through Bellator MMA, alongside longstanding partner Monster Energy, mixed martial arts will be included as a pre-race activation exclusively for fans in attendance. The lineup on Sunday will consist of four MMA bouts featuring some of the best regional up-and-coming talent, with the main event prospects in consideration to be signed to a multi-fight Bellator MMA contract.

The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway takes place Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Tickets to the race are available at www.Homestead-MiamiSpeedway.com or by calling 305-230-5255.

Updated Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series at Homestead-Miami Speedway Fight Card:
Featherweight Main Event: Matt Wagy (10-4, Delray Beach, Fla.) vs. Kester Mark (5-4, Hollywood, Fla.)
Middleweight Bout: Johnny Eblen (2-0, Boca Raton, Fla.) vs. Emmanuel Verdier (3-1, Miami, Fla.)
Women’s Strawweight Amateur Bout: Thais Souza (0-1, Deerfield Beach, Fla.) vs. Ashley Samples (0-2, Athens, Ga.)
Featherweight Bout: Landon Stewart (Pro Debut, Miami, Fla.) vs. Rudial Mora (Pro Debut, Miami, Fla.)

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Latest UFC Fight Night 124: St. Louis Fight Card

Sun, 2017-11-12 13:00

Officials are starting to work on the January UFC Fight Night 124 card, as three bouts have been set.

Zak Cummings meets Thiago Alves, Marco Polo Reyes faces off against Matt Frevola and James Krause battles Alex White on January 14 from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. The event marks the first UFC card to take place in St. Louis.

Cummings, Krause and White are all either natives of the area or train in nearby camps.

Below is the current fight card:

Welterweight: Zak Cummings vs. Thiago Alves

Lightweight: Marco Polo Reyes vs .Matt Frevola

Lightweight: James Krause vs. Alex White

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Conor McGregor Film Release Dates Set

Sun, 2017-11-12 08:00

The documentary entitled “Conor McGregor: Notorious” will be released on digital copy November 21 by Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

The 90-minute film follows McGregor from his UFC beginning through becoming featherweight and lightweight champion, his loss to Nate Diaz and his pro boxing debut vs. Floyd Mayweather.

Along with digital release, the film will be available on DVD beginning December 5.

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Complete Results From UFC Fight Night 120

Sun, 2017-11-12 01:29

Remember when many thought Dustin Poirier was being served up to Conor McGregor? “The Diamond” made a statement that he is still a viable contender in the Octagon with a finish of former champion Anthony Pettis at UFC Fight Night 120 Saturday night.

Poirier, who bloodied Pettis, earned the win via TKO in the third round.

The win moved Poirier’s overall record to 22-5 with one no-contest, which he suffered earlier this year vs. Eddie Alvarez. He is 5-1 since that 2014 defeat the McGregor, the current UFC lightweight titleholder.

Pettis fell to 20-7 in his second bout back at lightweight after a run in the featherweight division. It appeared an injury forced Pettis to tap during a grappling exchange.

If Saturday was the end for Matt Brown, “The Immortal” went out on a great note.

In what he has previously stated would be his retirement fight, Brown knocked out Diego Sanchez in the co-main event, delivering a first round elbow that ended it. Brown, who turns 37 in January, is 21-16 in his career with wins over Sanchez, Stephen Thompson and Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski picked up his 15th career win inside the Octagon, downing Junior Albini via decision. Arlovski is now 26-15 overall in his career, with one no-contest. It was a tough night for UFC veteran Nate Marquardt, as he was downed by Cezar Ferreira. The Brazilian picked up the split decision, taking the fight on two scorecards.

Raphael Assuncao picked Matthew Lopez apart piece by piece before finishing him in the third round with a thunderous punch. Assuncao has won three straight since a 2016 loss to current UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw.

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“UFC Tonight” Breaks Down Pettis-Poirier

Sat, 2017-11-11 18:00

Earlier this week, UFC Tonight co-hosts Daniel Cormier and Kenny Florian offered up their thoughts on Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 120 main event.

The bout pits Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier live from Norfolk, Virginia on FOX Sports 1.

Florian breaks down Anthony Pettis vs. Dustin Poirier: “Pettis is a master of deception. He mixes things up and then baits you with something, then gets you to bite and takes you out. He goes low, checks out what you do and then goes upstairs. With this fight, I want to see who’s going to lead the dance. Both are exciting fighters. Pettis has to keep Poirier in the kicking range.”

Cormier on Poirier and Pettis’s skills: “Poirier starts fast with his left hand. He hasn’t seen the level that Pettis has. When Pettis was the star, he was mixing everything up. He’s known for his standup, but when he gets guys hurt, he can finish them with submissions.”

Cormier on Poirier’s keys to victory: “He starts fast with his strong left hand. He’s known for his standup. Key one is to get in boxing range. He’s a powerful striker and has to be in range to land them. Second, he’s got to apply pressure and close the distance. That will be important to take out Anthony’s kicks.”

Florian on Pettis’ keys to victory: “He’s as creative as it gets and has knockout power on the feet and finishing ability on the ground. Key number one is to use his creativity. He needs space to move and use his skills. Key two, he needs to get into kicking range. He’s one of the best when he keeps his opponents on the outside.”

Cormier picks Poirier while Florian picks Pettis to win. Says Florian: “I think Pettis gets it done by decision. It’s going to be a close one.”

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UFC Working On Till-Thompson In 2018

Sat, 2017-11-11 18:00

Fresh off respective wins over Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal, Darren Till and Stephen Thompson will collide this February.

UFC president Dana White confirmed plans for the fight during an interview Tuesday night.

Dana White says he’s moving his UFC card from Orlando, moving it to England so popular Darren Till can fight @WonderboyMMA

— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) November 8, 2017

The card was expected to take place from Orlando, but will be moved to Till’s “hometown,” according to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times.

White said he's pulling Till from the 2/24 Orlando card and moving him in bout against @WonderboyMMA in Till's "hometown."

— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) November 8, 2017

Till, from Liverpool, England, is unbeaten in both MMA and kickboxing. He improved to 16-0-1 with a first round finish of Cerrone in October to go along with 44 wins in kickboxing without a defeat.

Thompson (14-2-1) got back on track after a decision loss to Tyron Woodley for the welterweight title this past March, topping Masvidal at UFC 217.

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Change Made To UFC On FOX 26: Winnipeg Card

Sat, 2017-11-11 13:00

Once again, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira has been forced out of a planned fight.

Nogueira will be replaced by Jan Blachowicz at UFC on FOX 26 opposite Jared Cannonier, the promotion announced recently.

Featuring a main event between welterweight title contenders Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos, the card goes down December 16 from the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Also, welterweights Sheldon Westcott and Danny Roberts have been officially added to the lineup, which you can view below:

Welterweight: Robbie Lawler vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Featherweight: Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas

Welterweight: Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Mike Perry

Welterweight: Jordan Mein vs. Erick Silva

Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs. Misha Cirkunov

Light Heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz vs. Jared Cannonier

Middleweight: Alessio Di Chirico vs. Oluwale Bamgbose

Middleweight: Vitor Miranda vs. Julian Marquez

Flyweight: Tim Elliott vs. Justin Scoggins

Lightweight: John Makdessi vs. Abel Trujillo

Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Sultan Aliev

Lightweight: Chad Laprise vs. Galore Bofando

Welterweight: Sheldon Westcott vs. Danny Roberts

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Latest Card For Bellator 189 In December

Sat, 2017-11-11 08:00

Derek Anderson and Adam Piccolotti will meet this December at Bellator 189, the promotion announced recently.

Set for December 1 from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, the card features Julia Budd defending her female featherweight belt against Arlene Blencowe.

Anderson (14-3-1) dropped a decision to Derek Campos earlier this year, snapping his two-fight win streak. Piccolotti (9-1) lost for the first time when he was submitted by Goiti Yamauchi in May.

Below is the current fight card:

Bellator Female Featherweight Championship
Julia Budd (c) vs. Arlene Blencowe

Middleweight: Chris Honeycutt vs. Rafael Lovatao Jr.

Catchweight: Derek Anderson vs. Adam Piccolotti

Middleweight: Hisaki Kato vs. Chidi Njokuani

Featherweight: Sam Sicilia vs. Marcos Galvao

Female Featherweight: Alexis Dufresne vs. Amber Leibrock

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ONE Female Champion Involved In Car Accident

Fri, 2017-11-10 18:00

Angela Lee, the reigning ONE atomweight champion, will not be making a planned title defense after suffering injuries in a car accident earlier this week.

Lee was on her way to a morning training session, according to ONE CEO Chatri Sityodtong, when her car flipped multiple times.

Below is a statement from Sityodtong:

“ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee got into a terrible car accident yesterday with her car flipping over 5-6x according to the police. She was driving to her morning training at the gym when she fell asleep.

“Miraculously, she survived with only a concussion, some minor burns, and a banged up body. If she was not wearing a seatbelt, it would have most certainly been a different story. I saw photos of the damaged car, and it was a complete wreck. Angela will not be competing on November 24.

“We are all blessed and relieved that Angela will make a full recovery. It is a reminder for all of us that life is so fragile and that we must treasure our loved ones every day. Please join me in sending love, prayers, and positive energy to Angela and her family.”

Lee was set to defend her title against Mei Yamaguchi. Here is a photo of the front of her car, courtesy Rob DeMello:

BREAKING: Hawaii's @angelaleemma was involved in car accident on O'ahu Monday. Family confirms no serious injuries but will postpone #ONEFC Atomweight title defense vs. Mei Yamaguchi which was scheduled for Nov. 24th in Singapore pic.twitter.com/CZOpDo8Ueg

— Rob DeMello (@RobDeMelloKHON) November 8, 2017

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Calderwood Out, Rawlings Gets New UFN 121 Foe

Fri, 2017-11-10 13:00

Yeah sooo the bad news is Joanne Calderwood is injured & out of the fight ? buuuut I’m still fighting & against another tough Aussie Jessica Rose Clarke ? Co-main event ??vs?? #ufc #ufcsydney #rowdybec #flyweight pic.twitter.com/5gluI6MItE

— Bec Rawlings (@RowdyBec) November 8, 2017

Bec Rawlings went ahead and announced her new opponent for UFC Fight Night 121, as she’ll meet Jessica Rose-Clark after an injury knocked Joanne Calderwood out.

The card takes place November 18 from the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. Fabricio Werdum faces Marcin Tybura in the main event on FOX Sports 1.

Rawlings (7-6) has gone 2-3 over her five-fight UFC stint, including back-to-back losses to Paige VanZant and Tecia Torres.

Clark is 7-4 in her career and will be making her Octagon debut. She was set to fight Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 26 in December.

Below is the current fight card:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum vs. Marcin Tybura

Female Flyweight: Jessy Rose-Clark vs. Bec Rawlings

Welterweight: Belal Muhammad vs. Tim Means

Middleweight: Dan Kelly vs. Elias Theodorou

Featherweight: Alex Volkanovski vs. TBA

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Flyweight: Ryan Benoit vs. Askhan Mokhtarian

Lightweight: Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz

Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Adam Wieczorek

Lightweight: Damien Brown vs. Frank Camacho

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:30 p.m. ET)

Strawweight: Alex Chambers vs. Nadia Kassem

Flyweight: Jenel Lausa vs. Eric Shelton

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Get To Know Bellator’s Brian Moore

Fri, 2017-11-10 08:00

Get to know Bellator 187 main event fighter Brian Moore ahead of his meeting in Dublin, Ireland against A.J. McKee.

Moore looks to move up the featherweight ranks at the expense of McKee.

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Bellator Promo On McKee-Moore

Thu, 2017-11-09 18:00

Jimmy Smith offers up his thoughts on the Bellator 187 main event between A.J. McKee and Brian Moore in this edition of “What to Watch.”

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“The Immortal” Set For One Final Fight

Thu, 2017-11-09 13:00

Matt Brown takes part in his retirement fight this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 120 vs. Diego Sanchez.

Brown reflects on his incredible UFC career ahead of making one final walk to the Octagon.

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Injury Forces “The Answer” Out Of UFC 218

Thu, 2017-11-09 09:45

According to multiple reports, former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar has suffered an injury and will not be cleared to face Max Holloway for the featherweight title at UFC 218.

The bout was set to headline the December 2 card from Detroit’s Little Caesars Arena.

Edgar (22-5-1) has previously challenged for the featherweight title and was hoping to join Georges St-Pierre, Conor McGregor, BJ Penn and Randy Couture as multi-division champions in the UFC.

Holloway (18-3) won the unified title back at UFC 212 with a victory over Jose Aldo.

Below is the current fight card:

MAIN CARD (PPV/10 p.m. ET)

UFC Featherweight Championship
Max Holloway (c) vs. TBA

Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou

Flyweight: Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis

Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje

Strawweight: Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/8 p.m. ET)

Lightweight: Charles Oliveira vs. Paul Felder

Welterweight: Alex Oliveira vs. Yancy Medeiros

Lightweight: David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose

Strawweight: Felice Herrig vs. Cortney Casey

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6:15 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi

Light Heavyweight: Dominick Reyes vs. Jeremy Kimball

Strawweight: Angela Magana vs. Amanda Cooper

Heavyweight: Justin Willis vs. Allen Crowder

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Free Fight: Dustin Poirier

Thu, 2017-11-09 08:00

Before he faces Anthony Pettis this Saturday, check out a fight replay between Dustin Poirier and Carlos Diego Ferreira from 2015.

UFC Fight Night 120 takes place from Norfolk, Virginia and airs live on FOX Sports 1.

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