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Author: Brian Gerson

Five Fights to Watch, UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 20: Opponent Renan Barao of Brazil poses for photographers during the UFC Fight Night ultimate media day at Pestana Hotel on September 20, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The UFC travels back to Brazil Saturday when the promotion touches down in the gorgeous city of Sao Paulo. Their last visit took place last year at UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida in October. Three victorious fighters from the UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida event return to Brazil, two of which find themselves in must-see...

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Andre Ewell and The Double-Edged Sword

Andre Ewell shows off his CES championship belt. The UFC returns to Brazil a major hub of mixed martial arts, by the end of the third week in September. With them come a handful of unfamiliar faces of fighters looking to build glory from humble beginnings. Six athletes make their promotional debut Saturday, yet only one arrives internationally. That man is Andre Ewell and he makes his promotional debut in Sao Paolo, Brazil Saturday at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders. Andre Ewell and the Double-Edged Sword Coaches, equipment, a passport, and an electric personality that forces even the...

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Brendon Marotte talks Combat Zone 67 Main Card Bout

[embedded content] Brendon Marotte spoke with MMASucka ahead of his main card match-up at Combat Zone 67. The New Hampshire fighter takes on Robert Best at the event.   This appearance is his fifth for the long-running New England promotion. All four of his previous appearances came as an amateur. Overall he went 2-2 during his amateur run with the promotion. In that span, Marotte captured the amateur featherweight title. The only losses of his amateur career came inside the Combat Zone cage. As an amateur, Marotte fought for several of the region’s top promotions. Besides the aforementioned Combat...

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Lion Fight 46 Live Results

Steve Walker and Kristaps Zile pose for photos at weigh-ins ahead of Lion Fight 46. Photo Courtesy of Lion Fight. Muay Thai is back in New England. Lion Fight 46 goes down live from the Fox Theatre at Foxwoods Resort and Casino. Streaming live on Flocombat. 8 fights are scheduled for tonight’s event. For the first time in Lion Fight history, an amateur title is on the line. Former Cage Titans competitor, Jurrell Laronal takes on Shaun Shubert for the promotions vacant amateur welterweight title. Laronal and Shubert have already fought once before. The two first met inside the...

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Brennan Ward to Retire Following Bellator 207 Withdrawal

Brennan Ward (red gloves) battles Dennis Olson (blue gloves) during their bout at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Former Bellator title challenger and New England MMA veteran Brennan Ward reportedly retired Monday. In a report by MMAJunkie, Bellator officials stated the fighter had informed the organization of his intent to retire. Ward was set to compete at the upcoming Bellator 207 until withdrawing due to an undisclosed injury. Brennan Ward to Retire The withdrawal was his second consecutive due to injury. Nearly one year earlier, Ward withdrew from Bellator 185. The New England fighter last competed 382 days...

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Hilarie Rose vs. Jenna Serio Added to CES 53

Hilarie Rose announces her upcoming bout with Jenna Serio on Instagram (@hilarierosemma) CES added the third bout to its upcoming November card, CES 53. Cage Titans and CES veteran, Hilarie Rose takes on New York fighter, Jenna Serio. Promotion officials made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. Rose vs. Serio becomes the third official bout scheduled for CES 53. The first bout featured Richie Santiago in his MMA return, taking on Billy Giovanella. Second to be announced, Army veteran Kody Nordby takes on Zachary Burhans. While only three bouts are official for Novembers event, many more fighters are rumored to be...

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Brennan Ward Withdraws from Bellator 207 with Injury

Brennan Ward is tended to after being submitted by Evangelista Santos (not shown) during their bout in Bellator 153 at Mohegan Sun Arena on April 22, 2016 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Bellator 207 received another cut from the fight night roster Sunday. Promotion veteran, Brennan Ward is no longer competing in his home state Connecticut next month. First reported by MMAJunkie, Ward suffered an undisclosed injury during preparation for his fight against Andre Fialho. With a little over 30 days between the withdrawal and the event itself, a replacement opponent for Fialho is unclear at the moment.  Fialho like Ward...

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Bellator 207’s Blair Tugman Tests Positive for Steroid

Bellator’s Blair Tugman will be unable to compete in his upcoming bout. According to a report by Jason Floyd of the MMA Report, Connecticut fighter Blair Tugman tested positive for an unspecified steroid. Tugman was scheduled to face Cage Titans veteran Peter Barrett at the upcoming Bellator 207. He faces a 12-month suspension and $1,200 fine. Blair Tugman Tests Positive for Steroid In a statement given to the MMA Report, Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulations Director, Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports President Mike Mazzulli detailed the terms of the suspension. Mazulli explained that the Mohegan Tribe...

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UFC 228 Weigh-In Results

Darren Till of England talks with members of the media during the UFC 228 ultimate media day on September 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. UFC 228 in Dallas, Texas is a little more than 24 hours away. With the waning hours of the morning come and go, tomorrow’s night’s fighters prepare for the UFC 228 weigh-in. Fighters begin hitting the scale at 10 pm ET. The event features two intriguing title fights. First, in the evening’s co-main event the women’s flyweight title is on the line. Champion Nicco Montano faces #1 contender Valentina Shevchenko. Ending the PPV in typical...

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Holly Holm Undergoes Successful Knee Surgery

Holly Holm celebrates after defeating Megan Anderson of Australia in their women’s featherweight fight during the UFC 225 event at the United Center on June 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Hidden behind the circus which of the UFC 228 weigh-ins was news of a former champion undergoing surgery. According to a report by ESPN, Holly Holm went under the knife yesterday for a procedure to repair an injured meniscus. The report cited Holm’s agent, Lenny Fresquez claiming the former bantamweight champion has a four week recovery period following the procedure. This is her first procedure of the kind. The...

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Richie Santiago Returns at CES 53

Richie Santiago returns to action at CES 53 (Photo courtesy of Santiago on Instagram) CES adds an exciting flyweight matchup to its upcoming November card, CES 53. Promotion officials announced yesterday the return of Richie Santiago as he takes on Billy Giovanella at the upcoming event. The announcement becomes the first official bout slated for the event. Richie Santiago vs. Billy Giovanella Richie Santiago returns to the CES cage after suffering his first career loss. He went undefeated in six pro bouts before falling to Matt Almy at CES 49. While the loss was the first on his professional...

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Kylie O’Hearn Earns 1st Rd. Submission in Pro Debut at Cage Titans 40

Cage Titans 40 Kylie O’Hearn [embedded content] Exclusive Post-Fight Interview: Kylie O’Hearn Deep inside the walls of Plymouth Memorial Hall in the historic town of Plymouth, MA, 15 bouts and five title fights graced fans of the New England mixed martial arts. Of the 15 bouts at Cage Titans 40, only two were women matchups. One of the two matchups featured highly touted New England flyweight prospect, Kylie O’Hearn. O’Hearn made her professional debut after a long stretch of fight cancellations and injuries. Historically the New England region is light on female MMA competitors. In the US Northeast region*,...

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Is this the ‘Most Brutal KO’ in Cage Titans History?

Is Cage Titans Randy Costa the new Owner of ‘Most Brutal KO’ in Promotion History? Randy Costa KOs Kenny Lewis in 11 seconds at Cage Titans 40. Exclusive Post-Fight Interview: Randy Costa [embedded content] Deep inside the walls of Plymouth Memorial Hall in the historic town of Plymouth, MA, 15 bouts and five title fights graced fans of the New England mixed martial arts. On top of delivering a night of great fights, Cage Titans 40 featured one of New England’s young and quickly rising stars, Randy Costa. Costa first made an appearance in the professional ranks at Cage...

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