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Hunt Out, Werdum In At UFN 121

Tue, 2017-10-10 19:48

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will replace Mark Hunt and meet Marcin Tybura at UFC Fight Night 121.

Officials made the decision Tuesday, citing concerns over Hunt’s recent comments regarding his medical status.

Werdum is coming off a quick submission win over Walt Harris this past weekend at UFC 216. Tybura is 3-1 over four UFC fights.

UFC Fight Night 121 takes place November 19 from the Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, Australia.

Below is the current fight card:

Heavyweight: Fabricio Werdum vs. Marcin Tybura

Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs. Rashad Coulter

Flyweight: Ryan Benoit vs. Askhan Mokhtarian

Female Flyweight: Joanne Calderwood vs. Bec Rawlings

Strawweight: Alex Chambers vs. Nadia Kassem

Featherweight: Alex Volkanovski vs. Jeremy Kennedy

Middleweight: Dan Kelly vs. Elias Theodorou

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New Bout Set For UFN 118 Next Weekend

Tue, 2017-10-10 13:00

Officials have added eight-win veteran Nasrat Haqparast to face Marcin Held next weekend at UFC Fight Night 118.

hHaparast replaces Teemu Packalen, who was injured and forced out of the fight with Held. He is 8-1 and will be making his Octagon debut vs. Held (22-7), who is winless over three UFC fights.

Teemu Packalen is out. @MarcinHeld will now face newcomer @Nasrat_MMA at #UFCGdansk! pic.twitter.com/Vb0VlZ4z0Y

— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) October 10, 2017

UFC Fight Night 118 takes place October 21 from the Ergo Arena in Gdarisk, Poland and airs entirely on UFC Fight Pass.

Below is the current fight card:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass/3 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Darren Till

Strawweight: Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Jodie Esquibel

Light Heavyweight: Jan Blachowicz vs. Devin Clark

Middleweight: Jonathan Wilson vs. Oskar Piechota

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/11:45 a.m. ET)

Lightweight: Marcin Held vs. Nasrat Haqparast

Heavyweight: Dmitrii Smoliakov vs. Adam Wieczorek

Bantamweight: Damian Stasiak vs. Brian Kelleher

Middleweight: Trevor Smith vs. Ramazan Emeev

Featherweight: Artem Lobov vs. Andre Fili

Welterweight: Warlley Alves vs. Jim Wallhead

Female Bantamweight: Aspen Ladd vs. Lina Lansberg

Featherweight: Felipe Arantes vs. Josh Emmett

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Special Look At UFC Institute

Tue, 2017-10-10 12:00

UFC Performance Institute is a 30,000 sq. ft. high performance training center located in Las Vegas, Nevada offering UFC-contracted athletes services in strength and conditioning, nutrition, recovery, physical therapy, performance analytics and sport specific training all at no cost.

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Combate Americas Secures Broadcast For Tournament

Tue, 2017-10-10 07:00

Recently, Combate Americas and Telemundo Deportes announced plans to broadcast the special one-night, eight-man tournament called “Copa Combate” on November 11.

Below are more details:

Combate Americas and Telemundo Deportes announced, at a news conference in the Wynwood district of Miami, a landmark partnership to produce the first-ever Telemundo broadcast of a live Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event with “COPA COMBATE,” the epic, one-night, eight-man tournament, the winner of which will have persevered through three bouts in one night to take home a $100,000 grand prize. The event will take place on November 11 at 11:30 p.m. ET/ 8:30 p.m. PT, live from Cancun, Mexico.

The historic, 90-minute live broadcast on Telemundo will coincide with the 24th anniversary of the now legendary UFC 1, which was executive produced by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-founder and Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren, and which was also headlined by a one-night, eight-man tournament.

“We are incredibly excited to partner with Telemundo Deportes and to bring back to life, live on Telemundo, the leading U.S. broadcast television network, the most thrilling format for competitive fighting that was responsible for changing the combat sports world forever when I introduced the UFC in 1993,” said McLaren.

“Telemundo Deportes is committed to continue expanding its portfolio of sports events, and we are thrilled to partner with Combate Americas to bring this unique MMA tournament to millions of Hispanic viewers,” said Ray Warren, President of Telemundo Deportes. “Copa Combate is a tournament created for our core audience featuring an exciting format and a diverse group of Hispanic competitors, and we look forward to an historic broadcast.”

“COPA COMBATE” will assemble a collection of the most fearsome stars in MMA’s bantamweight (135 pounds) division, hailing from the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Colombia, Argentina, and Peru, and will see them battle in La Jaula, the Combate Americas competition cage, over the course of three tournament stages – quarterfinal, semifinal and championship – before the eventual winner is crowned.

The event marks the first time in history that fighters will represent their respective countries on a quest to win the inaugural ‘Copa.’

Joining the previously announced John “Sexy Mexy” Castaneda (14-2) of Mankato, Minn. in the tournament field, will be the highest ranked bantamweight fighters in their respective countries:

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

Filling the eighth spot in the tournament field will be wild card entry, Ricky “El Gallero” Palacios (9-1) of Mission, Texas.

Palacios, a 30-year-old knockout artist, is riding a six-fight win streak, and is tied with Castaneda for the most wins – six – held under the Combate Americas promotional umbrella. In his last two starts, Palacios earned decisions over UFC veterans Roman Salazar and Chris Avila, respectively.

The eight competitors will be separated into four tournament brackets, with the top four fighters given seeded positions based on their worldwide rankings.

Quarterfinal stage opponents for the four fighters will be determined based on a lottery ball drawing that will take place on a date to be announced.

Telemundo’s live broadcast of “COPA COMBATE” will feature the tournament’s semifinal stage consisting of two bouts that pit the winners of the quarterfinal stage bouts in each tournament bracket against one another. The entire quarterfinal stage of the tournament will stream live on the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and TelemundoDeportes.com.

Telemundo Deportes, one of the leading providers of sports content in Spanish in the United States, is home to two of the world’s most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. In addition, Telemundo Deportes broadcasts the FIFA World Cup™ CONCACAF qualifying matches for most of the region, including the Mexico and USA national teams’ away matches and the Premier League. Telemundo Deportes is also home to “Boxeo Telemundo Ford,” the #1 boxing program in Spanish, and “Titulares y Más,” the #1 sports news, entertainment and commentary show in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.

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Bellator Hits Up Talladega This Week

Mon, 2017-10-09 17:00

The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series heads to Talladega Superspeedway this coming Friday night.

The event features Omar Johnson vs. Jonathan Pierce to go along with the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs at Talledega.

Below is a press release:

The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series heads to the legendary Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. for its third event on Friday, Oct. 13. For the first time, fighters will step into the cage after the sun has set on Friday evening, kicking off an exciting weekend for fans that culminates with the fifth race of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs on Sunday.

Ahead of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Alabama 500 on Sunday, Oct. 15, the Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series will feature MMA action on Friday evening beginning at 8:30 p.m. CT at the Monster Energy Fan Zone in the Talladega Infield, immediately following the track’s “Big One on the Blvd” parade and party. Talladega Infield access is required for admission.

Additionally, on Friday, October 13 from 3-4 p.m. CT, fans will have the opportunity to meet former Bellator lightweight champion and Monster Energy athlete “Iron” Michael Chandler, as well as heavyweight fan-favorite Roy “Big Country” Nelson, at the Monster Energy Fan Zone in the Talladega Fan Zone, directly outside admission gates behind the north end of the frontstretch grandstands.

“The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series has been a great way for us to share MMA, as well as the Bellator brand, with an entirely new fan base this year,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “With the support of Monster Energy, we’ve already seen the crossover appeal these events offer. I’m excited to head to one of the most iconic tracks in motorsports with Hans Molenkamp, Aaron Quesada, Austin Hodges and the entire Monster Energy team to bring Bellator MMA action to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs at Talladega.”

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 Friday 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 Alabama 500 at Talladega takes place Sunday, October 15 at 1 p.m. CT. Tickets to the race are available at ?NASCAR.com/tickets, TalladegaSuperspeedway.com/tickets or by calling Talladega Superspeedway at 1-855-518-RACE (7223).

Updated Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series at Talladega Superspeedway Fight Card:

Lightweight Main Event: Omar Johnson (8-1, Birmingham, Ala.) vs. Jonathan Pearce (5-3, Johnson City, Tenn.)

Heavyweight Bout: Frank Tate (4-4, Birmingham, Ala.) vs. Kem Oti (2-1, Decatur, Ala.)

Middleweight Bout: Marcel Stamps (1-0, Birmingham, Ala.) vs. Derek Wilson (Pro Debut, Atlanta, Ga.)

Heavyweight Amateur Bout: Christian Echols (2-0, Cullman, Ala.) vs. Billy Swanson (7-1, Cleveland, Tenn.)

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Special Trailer Released For UFC 217

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:00

UFC 217 features the return of former welterweight king Georges St-Pierre facing off against middleweight champion Michael Bisping live on November 4 from Madison Square Garden.

Over the weekend, the UFC released a special trailer for the event entitled “Battle Cry.”

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Female Title Fight Set For Bellator 189

Mon, 2017-10-09 12:00

Bellator 189 has a main event, as Julia Budd defends her featherweight title against Arlene Blencowe.

Set for December 1 from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, the card will air live on Spike.

Along with Budd-Blencowe, Chris Honeycutt vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. was announced as the co-main event.

Below is a press release:

The Bellator women’s featherweight championship will be up for grabs on Friday, Dec. 1 when Julia Budd (10-2) defends her title in a rematch against Arlene Blencowe (10-6) at Bellator 189 inside WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla., the same venue where Budd captured the inaugural belt earlier this year.

In addition, the co-main event of Bellator 189: Budd vs. Blencowe 2 will feature a middleweight contest pitting rising contender Chris Honeycutt (10-1) against undefeated Rafael Lovato Jr. (6-0). Additional main card and preliminary bouts will be announced in the coming weeks.

The event will be broadcast live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Tickets for Bellator 189: Budd vs. Blencowe 2 are on sale now and can be purchased at the WinStar World Casino and Resort box office, as well as Ticketmaster and Bellator.com.

A STRIKEFORCE veteran, Budd enters the Bellator cage on Dec. 1 as the first and only women’s featherweight champion in promotional history. Currently in the midst of an eight-fight, six-year winning streak, the British Columbia native owns victories over the course of her career against Marloes Coenen, Germaine de Randamie, as well as Gina Carano in kickboxing. Budd has also previously competed at bantamweight, going toe-to-toe with both Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey during her tenure in STRIKEFORCE. Continuing the trend of taking on top-flight competition, Budd meets Blencowe at Bellator 189, in her second main event with Bellator.

The fighting pride of New South Wales, Australia, Arlene Blencowe enters her fight with Budd riding a three-fight winning streak, most recently edging out a split decision against Sinead Kavanagh in August. A former world champion boxer under the World Boxing Federation and Women’s International Boxing Association, “Angerfist” nearly defeated Budd during their previous meeting at Bellator 162. A proud mother of two, the 34-year-old now has a chance to add more gold to her mantle, this time coming in the form of a Bellator MMA championship.

Since making the jump from welterweight to middleweight, the Fresno, Calif.-based Chris Honeycutt feels as though he is right at home in his newfound division. Riding a wave of momentum, which most recently culminated in a vicious stoppage against Kevin Casey, “The Cutt” must now get through BJJ ace Rafael Lovato Jr. The undefeated Lovato Jr. has experienced his own wave of success since signing with Bellator, including a submission victory over Mike “Biggie” Rhodes. These two middleweights will meet in the co-main event of Bellator 189: Budd vs. Blencowe 2 in an exciting battle between a two-time NCAA Division I Wrestling All-American at Edinboro University taking on a World Jiu-Jitsu and World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu champion.

Updated Bellator 189: Budd vs. Blencowe 2 Fight Card:

Women’s Featherweight World Title Main Event: Julia Budd (10-2) vs. Arlene Blencowe (10-6)

Middleweight Co-Main Event: Chris Honeycutt (10-1) vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. (6-0)

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Special Opening From UFC 216

Sun, 2017-10-08 19:00

UFC president Dana White opened UFC 216 Saturday night, but in a different way.

White and the promotion honored the victims and first responders involved in the recent Las Vegas terrorist attack that left over 50 people dead and more than 500 injured.

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“Mighty Mouse” Reflects On Record-Breaking Performance

Sun, 2017-10-08 14:00

Demetrious Johnson broke the record for most consecutive title defenses in the UFC Saturday night at UFC 216.

Johnson defended his flyweight title with a submission of Ray Borg.

He now sits alone atop the charts with 11 straight defenses of the belt, one more than Anderson Silva.

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Ferguson, Lee Settle Differences

Sun, 2017-10-08 10:00

Tony Ferguson became the interim UFC lightweight champion with a submission win over Kevin Lee Saturday night at UFC 216.

Hear from Ferguson and Lee after the fight.

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Mackenzie Dern Fight Replay Before LFA 24

Sun, 2017-10-08 07:00

Before she returns to the cage next Friday, check out this fight replay between Mackenzie Dern and Katherine Roy from Legacy Fighting Alliance 6 earlier this year.

Dern will be part of the AXS TV broadcast next week for LFA 24.

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UFC 216 Results From Las Vegas

Sun, 2017-10-08 06:00

Tony Ferguson positioned himself for a bout with Conor McGregor Saturday night, and Demetrious Johnson made history, as UFC 216 went down inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Prior to the start of the pay-per-view main card, the UFC honored the victims and survivors of the recent terrorist attack that hit the city. Over 1,500 police, firefighters and EMTs were expected to be in attendance.

Ferguson finished off the night with a third round submission vs. Kevin Lee, winning the interim lightweight title. The former Ultimate Fighter winner is expected to unify the belts with McGregor.

In the co-main event, Johnson set a new UFC record for consecutive title defenses with a fifth round submission of Ray Borg. In a bout he completely controlled, Johnson ended it with an armbar to record his 11th successful defense of the flyweight belt.

Fabricio Werdum had no trouble with a change in opponents, submitting Walt Harris with a first round armbar. Derrick Lewis was forced out of the fight earlier in the day after a back injury flared up and Harris agreed to move from his fight with Mark Godbeer to meet the former champion.

Mara Romero Borella submitted Kalindra Faria and Beneil Dariush fought Evan Dunham to a majority draw to begin the main card.

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ONE Going Out-School With Open-Weight Bout

Sat, 2017-10-07 17:00

ONE Championship is going back in time, putting together a “David vs. Goliath” main event for later this year.

The promotion announced recently that reigning middleweight champion Aung La N Sang will face heavyweight Alain Ngalani at ONE: Hero’s Dream on November 3 in a non-title fight openweight contest. The event takes place from the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium in Yangon, Myanmar.

Sang won the belt in June with a decision over Vitaly Bigdash, improving to 20-10 overall and 5-1 with ONE.

Ngalani has split his six ONE appearances evenly, going 3-3.

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Cormier Calling UFC 216

Sat, 2017-10-07 12:00

Daniel Cormier will help call the action and Paul Felder will work the desk this Saturday for the UFC 216 coverage.

The event airs on UFC Fight Pass, FX, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and pay-per-view.

In the headline bout, Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee meet for the interim lightweight title.

Below is a press release with more details:

FOX Sports announces its broadcast team for UFC 216: FERGUSON VS. LEE on FS1, FX, FS2 and FOX Deportes this Friday and Saturday. Current UFC lightweight Paul Felder (@felderpaul) makes his FOX Sports studio analyst debut with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley (@TWooodley), retired contender Kenny Florian (@KennyFlorian) and host Karyn Bryant (@KarynBryant) from FOX Sports’ Los Angeles studios.

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) joins analyst Joe Rogan (@JoeRogan) and blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik (@Jon¬_Anik) to call UFC 216: FERGUSON VS. LEE on Saturday live from Las Vegas. Reporter Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) interviews fighters on-site. Mario Delgado (@mariodelgadorzm), Santiago Ponzinibbio (@SPonzinibbioMMA) and Victor Davila (@mastervic10) call the Spanish language telecast on FOX Deportes.

No. 2-ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson (23-3) and No. 7 Kevin Lee (16-2) fight for the interim UFC lightweight title at UFC 216’s headliner on Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Winner of season 13 of THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER, Ferguson has gone 12-1 in the Octagon with eight finishes and eight post-fight bonuses, cementing his place as not just one of the best fighters in the world, but one of the most exciting as well. He’ll face fellow contender Lee, who has nine UFC victories and plenty of ambition to add a gold championship belt to his trophy case when he puts his five-fight winning streak on the line.

In the co-main event, UFC’s first and only flyweight champion has a chance to make history as Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (26-2-1) defends his title against No. 3-ranked Ray Borg (11-2). Already tied with Anderson Silva for the most successful consecutive title defenses in UFC history, Johnson can break that record against Albuquerque’s Borg, a hungry challenger eager to stop Johnson’s quest for glory.

Saturday’s coverage begins on FX (7:00 PM ET) with the UFC 216 PREFIGHT SHOW with Bryant, Felder, Florian, Woodley and Olivi. The two-hour UFC 216 PRELIMS are on FX and FOX Deportes at 8:00 PM ET and feature four action-packed bouts. Bantamweight Tom Duquesnoy (15-1, 1NC) faces Cody Stamann (15-1). Lightweight Will Brooks (18-3) squares off with Nik Lentz (29-8-2, 1NC), while Lando Vannata (9-2) and Bobby Green (23-8) go head-to-head in another lightweight bout. Plus, Pearl Gonzalez (6-2) and Poliana Botelho (5-1) open the PRELIMS with an exciting strawweight bout.

The action wraps up immediately following the main event with the UFC 216 POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS2.

Leading up to UFC 216, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and on the FOX UFC social pages. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all updates throughout the #UFC216 fights this Saturday.

Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on FOX Sports GO, available in English or Spanish through the FS1 or FOX Deportes feeds. The shows are available on desktop at FOXSportsGO.com and through the app store or on connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are also available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

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Inside The Octagon: Ferguson Vs. Lee

Sat, 2017-10-07 07:00

John Gooden and Dan Hardy preview Saturday’s UFC 216 main event between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title.

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Bellator Results: Caldwell Dominates Dantas

Sat, 2017-10-07 06:00

Bellator has a new bantamweight champion, as Darrion Caldwell dominated Eduardo Dantas Friday night at Bellator 184.

Caldwell, a former NCAA wrestling standout, improved to 11-1 in his career with a decision victory over Dantas. The bout served as the main event on Spike from Thackerville, Oklahoma.

Emmanuel Sanchez submitted Daniel Straus in the co-main event, with Pat Curran scoring a decision vs. John Teixeira in another main card bout.

Results are below:

Darrion Caldwell def. Eduardo Dantas via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 50-45) to become Bellator bantamweight champion

Emmanuel Sanchez def. Daniel Straus via submission (triangle choke) at 1:56 of Round 3

Pat Curran def. John Teixeira via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)

Leandro Higo def. Joe Taimanglo via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Manuel Muro def. Emmanuel Rivera via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Sean Holden def. Shakir McKillip via TKO (strikes) at 4:39 of Round 2

Carrington Banks def. Steve Kozola via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-25, 30-25)

Chance Rencountre def. Justin Patterson via submission (D’Arce choke) at 2:58 of Round 1

Teagan Dooley def DeMarcus Simmons via submission (Americana) at 2:12 of Round 2

Westin Wilson def. L.J. Hermreck via submission (rear-naked choke) at :55 of Round 2

Kendall Carnahan def. Daniel Carey via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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Gracie Bobblehead At Bellator 185

Fri, 2017-10-06 17:00

Fans in attendance for Bellator 185 later this month will have the opportunity to obtain a Royce Gracie bobblehead.

Officials announced recently that Gracie will be the second special bobblehead handed out, this one coming to the first 5,000 at Mohegan Sun Arena on October 20. Earlier, a special Fedor Emelianenko bobblehead was handed out to fight fans.

Below is more information:

Bellator MMA will be giving away a free limited-edition Royce Gracie bobblehead on Friday, Oct. 20 to the first 5,000 fans in attendance at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. for Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko. The bobblehead giveaway is limited to one per person and will only be available to ticketholders upon entry into the arena.

Additionally, Bellator MMA fans are invited to attend a unique opportunity to meet the Brazilian jiu-jitsu great, Royce Gracie, prior to Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko. The fan meet and greet will take place on the concourse of Mohegan Sun on Friday, October 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. ET. Space is limited and fans are encouraged to arrive early to reserve their place in line.

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Carrington Banks Chases Third Straight Win

Fri, 2017-10-06 12:00

A former Iowa Central Community College wrestling standout like Jon Jones, Joe Soto, Colby Covington and others, Carrington Banks seeks more success in MMA at Bellator 184.

Check out this promo video on Banks, who fights Friday night.

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Complete Countdown To UFC 216 Replay

Fri, 2017-10-06 07:00

Ahead of Saturday’s UFC 216 card, check out a replay of “Countdown to UFC 216.”

The preview show spotlights Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight title, along with flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg and heavyweights Fabricio Werdum vs. Derrick Lewis.

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Gegard Mousasi Set For Bellator Debut This Month

Thu, 2017-10-05 17:00

Check out this highlight reel package of fights from the career of Gegard Mousasi before he makes his debut with Bellator later this month at Bellator 185.

Mousasi, a former Strikeforce champion, meets Alexander Shlemenko in the main event on Spike.

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