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Complete Results From Bellator 186

Sat, 2017-11-04 07:00

Ryan Bader successfully defended his Bellator light heavyweight championship Friday night, finishing Linton Vassell in the main event of Bellator 186.

The event took place from the campus of Penn State University and aired live on Spike.

Bader secured the finish when he brought Vassell to the ground, pounding on him to force the referee to step in at 3:58.

In the co-main event, Ilima-Lei MacFarlane submitted Emily Ducote in the fifth round to become the first-ever Bellator female flyweight champion.

Former PSU wrestlers Phil Davis and Ed Ruth each picked up wins on the main card.

Complete results are below:

Ryan Bader def. Linton Vassell via TKO (ground-and-pound) at 3:58 of Round 2 to remain Bellator light heavyweight champion

Ilima Macfarlane def. Emily Ducote via submission (armbar) at 3:42 of Round 5 to become Bellator female flyweight champion

Phil Davis def. Leo Leite via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Ed Ruth def. Chris Dempsey via KO (strike) at :27 of Round 2

Saad Awad def. Zach Freeman via TKO (strikes) at 1:07 of Round 1

Mike Wilkins def. Brett Martinez via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:09 of Round 2

Mike Trizano def. Mike Otwell via submission (D’Arce choke) at 2:07 of Round 2

Dominic Mazzotta def. Matthew Lozano via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 2:37 of Round 1

Logan Storley def. Matt Secor via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Tywan Claxton def. Jonny Bonilla-Bowman via KO (flying knee) at 1:29 of Round 1

Frank Buenafuente def. Francis Healy via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Andrew Salas def. Ethan Goss via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Josh Fremd def. Ryan Parker via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:25 of Round 2

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UFC 217 Promo: Georges St-Pierre Returns

Fri, 2017-11-03 18:00

Check out this video promo for Saturday’s UFC 217 event featuring Georges St-Pierre.

After almost four years away, the former welterweight champion returns to face Michael Bispoing for the middleweight belt at Madison Square Garden.

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Rose Namajunas UFC 217 Promo

Fri, 2017-11-03 08:00

Rose Namajunas doesn’t plan on letting her second shot at UFC gold leave her empty handed.

Namajunas challenges Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the strawweight title Saturday at UFC 217.

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Inside The Octagon: Bisping Vs. GSP

Thu, 2017-11-02 18:00

Dan Hardy and John Gooden are back to break things down for Saturday’s UFC 217 main event between Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre.

Bisping defends his middleweight title against GSP this weekend from Madison Square Garden.

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GSP-Matt Serra Fight Replay

Thu, 2017-11-02 18:00

As he prepares to return to action Saturday, check out this fight replay between Georges St-Pierre and Matt Serra.

GSP faces Michael Bisping at UFC 217 for the middleweight title.

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Woodley Wants Champ Vs. Champ Next

Thu, 2017-11-02 13:00

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was a guest on the Anik and Florian Podcast recently, discussing Colby Covington and who he wants to fight next.

Woodley broke the news that he believes his next opponent will be the winner of Saturday’s UFC 217 main event between middleweight champion Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre.

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Replay: Countdown To UFC 217 Episode

Thu, 2017-11-02 13:00

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping prepares for a unique title defense against longtime welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who is coming out of retirement after four years.

Bitter rivals and onetime teammates Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw will at last clash for the belt that Garbrandt now holds and that Dillashaw once wore.

And dominant strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk readies for her next challenge in the form of unflappable former title challenger Rose Namajunas.

Go inside the lives and gyms of these six athletes as they train to compete at the UFC’s historic return to Madison Square Garden in this edition of “Countdown.”

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Watch List Ahead Of UFC 217

Thu, 2017-11-02 08:00

UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby sits down with Megan Olivi to discuss the three title fights set for Saturday’s UFC 217 event in Madison Square Garden.

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Soto Talks Win Streak, Family

Wed, 2017-11-01 18:00

Joe Soto has worked from the ground up at every stop in his career, so why would his UFC run be any different.

Soto has won three consecutive fights, including two via submission, and heads into a December 1 meeting at The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale with Brett Johns feeling confident once more.

In Mach, Soto (18-5) topped Rani Yahya in Brazil following wins in Mexico over Marco Beltran and Canada vs. Chris Beal.

“Being on a three-fight win streak and just beating Rani, who was ranked No. 14 in the world, I feel like I’m back on track and up there with the top guys in the world,” Soto told FightLine in a recent interview. “Training has been great, just trying to improve my game everywhere. I’ve been constantly trying to improve my techniques and be dangerous from every position.

“I was pleased with the win. Anytime you get a victory and suffer no serious injury, you gotta be happy. Obviously I would of liked to have finished Yahya, but that’s why we go back to practice and try to improve.”

Between practice sessions and fights, Soto has been learning at home. Along with his wife, Rocio, the couple have two children.

“Having a family has had a big impact on my perspective of life and fighting,” Soto said. “I’ve realized fighting isn’t everything. And there’s more to life.

“But having a family to provide for has also given me more motivation to work hard and to push through the tough moments in the cage.”

#kidlife

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Soto captured the Bellator featherweight title back in 2009, winning a tournament to become the first holder of the belt. After defeating Wilson Reis in the semifinals, be bested Yahir Reyes in the finals.

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Soto won his first nine pro fights, including eight via finish before a loss to Joe Warren in 2010. A year later, he decided to move up to bantamweight and won six in a row to earn his shot in the UFC.

Scheduled for a fight on the prelims of UFC 177, Soto took a fight with TJ Dillashaw for the UFC title that day the event went down, battling Dillashaw to the fifth round.

“I have no regrets (in my career),” he said. “I’ve always done everything I’ve wanted and I’ve always gave it my best in and out of the cage.”

He is also a former Tachi Palace Fights bantamweight champion and was a runner-up and third-place finisher for Iowa Central Community College at the NJCAA Wrestling Championships.

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Bellator Free Fight Featuring MacFarlane, Ducote

Wed, 2017-11-01 13:00

Before they square off Friday night at Bellator 186 for the inaugural female flyweight title, check out the first encounter between Ilima-Lei MacFarlane and Emily Ducote from Bellator 167.

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PFL Event Takes Place Thursday

Wed, 2017-11-01 08:00

The Professional Fighters League returns this Thursday with a special edition.

For the first time ever mixed martial arts will take center stage at the iconic Fight Night charity event in Washington D.C.

Blagoy Ivanov and Lance Palmer will headline the slate that will benefit educational charity Fight For Children.

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UFC Presents: GSP “A Living Legend”

Tue, 2017-10-31 18:00

Georges St-Pierre was an all-time great UFC champion, an international superstar with blue-chip sponsors and a budding film career, whose dominant run inside the Octagon showed no end in sight.

Suddenly, in 2013, just entering his athletic prime, the man known to millions simply as “GSP” walked away from it all, relinquishing his title and retiring at the height of his powers.

Now after nearly four years away, GSP returns to the sport he once ruled to challenge Michael Bisping for the UFC title, and to face the demons that drove him away.

This film will explore the complex backstory and complicated personality of St-Pierre, whose experience as a youth tormented by bullies lead him to an obsessive pursuit of martial arts, and to ultimately becoming the best fighter on the planet.

GSP tells us in his own words why he left, how he spent his self-imposed exile, and what to expect from the resurrection of GSP in November of this year.

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Copa Combate Adds Alternate Bouts

Tue, 2017-10-31 18:00

Alternate bouts and more fights have been set for the upcoming “Copa Combate” event hosted by Combate Americas.

The card takes place November 11 and features a one-night bantamweight tournament.

Below is a press release:

Combate Americas today announced the addition of two “alternate bouts” for its historic, one-night, eight-man “COPA COMBATE” Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) bantamweight (135 pounds) tournament that will award its winner a grand prize of $100,000 at Grand Oasis in Cancun, Mexico on Saturday, Nov. 11, live on Telemundo Deportes (11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. CT, or following “Titulares y Mas”).

The two alternate matchups, as well as a newly announced women’s atomweight (105 pounds) matchup between world top 10-ranked Sheila Padilla (3-1) of Visalia, Calif. and aggressive-minded Lisbeth “Bunny” Lopez Silva (4-3) of Mexico City, Mexico will stream live on the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and TelemundoDeportes.com, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, preceding the live Telemundo Deportes broadcast of the event that picks up with the tournament’s first semifinal stage matchup.

In one tournament alternate bout, Levy Saul “El Negro” Marroquin (8-2) will square off with Alejandro “Pitbull” Abomohor (5-4) and, in the other tournament alternate bout, Felipe “Pipe” Vargas (4-0) will face off with Jose “Pupi” Calvo (3-1).

In the event a winner of one of the tournament’s quarterfinal stage bouts is unable to advance to the semifinal stage due to injury, one of the two alternate bout winners will take the injured quarterfinal bout winner’s place in the semifinal stage.

Marroquin’s start will mark a drop from the featherweight division. The 22-year-old, who hails from Monterrey, Mexico, has produced seven of his eight career victories to date, by way of (T)KO or submission.

Abohomor of Barranquilla, Colombia is a 23-year-old Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu national champion and Capoeira expert.

The undefeated, 23-year-old Vargas is a ferocious knockout artist who recently relocated from Spain to Miami, Fla. where he has been training with famed fight squad American Top Team.

Similar to Vargas, the 24-year-old Calvo of San Jose, Costa Rica moved to Chicago, Ill. where he trains with renowned coach Mike Valle.

Tickets for “COPA COMBATE” at Grand Oasis Cancun are on sale at SmarTicket.

“COPA COMBATE” takes place on the 24th anniversary of McLaren’s now legendary UFC 1 event that he executive produced as the co-founder of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The storied event set off a combat sports revolution, and changed the martial arts fight world forever.

The live Telemundo broadcast of “COPA COMBATE” marks the first time in history that NBCU’s leading Spanish language television network will air MMA fight programming, and will cover the tournament’s two semifinal stage bouts and championship stage showdown as well as a previously women’s strawweight (115 pounds0 co-main event between Melissa “Super Melly” Martinez (2-0) of Mexico City and Gloria “Gloriosa” Bravo (4-2) of Santiago, Chile.

A lottery ball drawing to determine the “COPA COMBATE” tournament quarterfinal stage matchups will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2. The eight tournament competitors are as follows:

John “Sexi Mexi” Castaneda (14-2) of Mankato, Minn.
Marcelo “Pitbull” Rojo (12-4) of Cordoba, Argentina
Carlos “Lobo” Rivera (10-2) of Mexico City, Mexico
Mikey “El Terrible” Erosa (12-5) of San Juan, Puerto Rico
Marc “Lufo” Gomez (20-10) of Barcelona, Spain
Andres “Doble A” Ayala (11-4) of Bogota, Colombia
Kevin “El Frio” Moreyra (4-1) of Lima, Peru
Ricky “El Gallero” Palacios (9-1) of Mission, Texas

The entire quarterfinal stage of the tournament will stream live on the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and TelemundoDeportes.com, along with the tournament alternate bouts and the women’s preliminary bout.

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Bader-Vassell “What To Watch”

Tue, 2017-10-31 13:00

Ryan Bader defends his light heavyweight title this Friday night on Spike against Linton Vassell at Bellator 186.

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Ten With Jenn Presents Ilima-Lei MacFarlane

Tue, 2017-10-31 08:00

Jenn Brown takes us through 10 questions for Bellator flyweight title challenger Ilima-Lei MacFarlane.

MacFarlane fights this Friday night at Bellator 186 for the inaugural belt live on Spike.

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“Darth” Talks With Goldberg Ahead Of Bellator 186

Mon, 2017-10-30 18:00

Mike Goldberg sits down with Ryan Bader in this one-on-one interview ahead of Friday’s Bellator 186 event.

Bader defends his light heavyweight title against Linton Vassell in the main event live on Spike.

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Garbrandt Has Had Enough Of Dillashaw

Mon, 2017-10-30 13:00

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt defends his title Saturday against former champion T.J. Dillashaw at UFC 217.

For Garbrandt, the rivalry has stretched long enough – he is ready to move past the former champion.

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Main Event Set For Invicta FC 26

Mon, 2017-10-30 08:00

Jennifer Maia will defend her flyweight title against Agnieszka Niedzwiedz at Invicta FC 26.

The event takes place December 8 from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City and streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

Maia (14-4-1) earned the interim title in 2016 with a victory over Vanessa Porto. She was promoted to unified champion by officials and defended it vs. Roxanne Modafferi last year.

Niedzwiedz (1-0) is 2-0 under the Invicta FC banner and has scored seven finishes.

Below is the current fight card:

Jennifer Maia (c) vs. Agnieszka Niedzwiedz for Invicta FC flyweight title

Mizuki Inoue vs. Janaisa Morandin

Jessica-Rose Clark vs. Vanessa Porto

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Promo Featuring UFC Strawweight Title-Fight

Sun, 2017-10-29 18:00

Joanna Jedrzejczyk puts her belt on the line as she takes on Rose Namajunas for the UFC women’s strawweight title at UFC 217 in Madison Square Garden this coming Saturday night.

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Fight Night: Fresno Secures More Bantamweight Action

Sun, 2017-10-29 13:00

Frankie Saenz will take on Merab Dvalishvili in a bantamweight clash at UFC Fight Night 123.

Set for December 9 from the Save Mart Center in Fresno, the card features Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega.

Saenz (11-5) has split his six Octagon fights, going 3-3. Dvalishvili is 7-2 in his career and trains with Matt Serra and Ray Longo in New York.

Below is the current lineup:

Featherweight: Cub Swanson vs. Brian Ortega

Lightweight: Scott Holtzman vs. Darrell Horcher

Middleweight: John Phillips vs. Eryk Anders

Female Flyweight: Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis

Middleweight: Antonio Braga Neto vs. Trevin Giles

Flyweight: Alex Perez vs. Carls John de Tomas

Bantamweight: Bryan Caraway vs. Luke Sanders

Bantamweight: Benito Lopez vs. Albert Morales

Lightweight: Chris Grutzemacher vs. Davi Ramos

Bantamweight: Iuri Alcantara vs. Alejandro Perez

Featherweight: Jason Knight vs. Gabriel Benitez

Bantamweight: Aljamain Sterling vs. Rani Yahya

Bantamweight: Frankie Saenz vs. Merab Dvalishvili

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