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UFC 229 Standout Performances

LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 06: Derrick Lewis celebrates knocking out Alexander Volkov of Russia in their heavyweight bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC) The historic event that was UFC 229 took place in Las Vegas this past Saturday with a main event for the ages. The lightweight title was to be defended for the first time in nearly two years. Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov put his title on the line against the former two-division champion, Conor McGregor. Plus, in the co-main event, the former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson, took...

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Daniel Cormier set to defend heavyweight title at UFC 230 against Derrick Lewis

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 07: Daniel Cormier celebrates his victory over Stipe Miocic in their UFC heavyweight championship fight during the UFC 226 event inside T-Mobile Arena on July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The main event drama continues in New York City for UFC 230 as yet another main event has been announced. Brett Okamoto of ESPN has confirmed, via UFC president, Dana White, that UFC heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier will be defending his title in just under four weeks against Derrick Lewis. BREAKING: Per Dana White, “the fight is done” between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis at...

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UFC 229 Results

Las Vegas , United States – 5 October 2018; Conor McGregor, right, and Khabib Nurmagomedov are kept apart by UFC President Dana White after weighing in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images) The biggest fight in UFC history is finally here. Live from Las Vegas on October 6, UFC 229 goes down. The main event will feature the biggest lightweight title fight of all time. Current lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, will look to defend his belt for the first time against former two division champion, Conor McGregor. After the bus incident in Brooklyn during the week of UFC...

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Douglas Lima Advances in Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Courtesy of Bellator. The Bellator welterweight grand prix kicked off at Bellator 206 on September 29. The first fight of the tournament featured a trilogy fight between two former Bellator champions, Douglas Lima and Andrey Koreshkov. Douglas Lima Finishes Andrey Koreshkov Late The first four rounds of this fight were very close. It was a very technical match-up throughout those first four rounds. Koreshkov came into the fight with a wrestling game plan it seemed like. That would lead to a lot of clinch work throughout the fight. While Koreshkov would hunt for takedowns, Lima did a very good job...

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‘Rampage’ Jackson Evens up the Series with Wanderlei Silva

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Courtesy of Bellator. Heading into Bellator 206, Wanderlei Silva had a 2-1 lead over ‘Rampage’ Jackson in their three previous fights. ‘Rampage’ looked to even it up against the Brazilian legend with a win Saturday night in San Jose. ‘Rampage’ Jackson and Wanderlei Silva go to War After only fighting one time in the last five years, Wanderlei Silva looked to go up 3-1 against ‘Rampage’ Jackson in their fourth fight. The entire fight was a back and forth war between two of the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. ‘Rampage’ would have the biggest moment of the...

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Gegard Mousasi Defends Middleweight Title against Rory MacDonald

Courtesy of Bellator Gegard Mousasi met Rory MacDonald in the first defense of his middleweight title on Saturday, September 29 at Bellator 206. The fight was the first champion vs. champion fight in Bellator history as Rory MacDonald holds the title at 170 pounds. Gegard Mousasi Dominant Against MacDonald In the first round, both fighters performed well, feeling each other out and being technical. MacDonald shot in for a takedown a few times but was never able to finish one. Mousasi was the clear aggressor in round one as he did very well with his striking. He utilized his jab exceptionally well in...

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Bellator 206 Results

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 26: (L-R) Gegard Mousasi, President of Bellator Scott Coker and Rory MacDonald attend the Bellator-DAZN announcement press conference on June 26, 2018 at Viacom in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Bellator MMA) The biggest Bellator event of the year, Bellator 206, goes down on Saturday, September 29. In the main event, middleweight champion, Gegard Mousasi, will take on welterweight champion, Rory MacDonald for the middleweight title. It will be the first champion vs. champion fight in promotional history. MacDonald will attempt to become the first two-division champion in Bellator history. Plus, in the co-main event,...

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Bellator 206: Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald Breakdown

NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 26: (L-R) Gegard Mousasi, President of Bellator Scott Coker and Rory MacDonald attend the Bellator-DAZN announcement press conference on June 26, 2018 at Viacom in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Bellator MMA) The biggest event of the year under the Bellator banner goes down on Saturday, September 29 as Bellator 206 goes down in San Jose, California. The card is stacked as it features names like Wanderlei Silva, Rampage Jackson, Aaron Pico, and Douglas Lima. But, the most important fight of the night will be the main event. The main event will feature the first champion vs. champion fight in...

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UFC Fight Night 137 Standout Performances

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 22: (R-L) Francisco Trinaldo of Brazil lands a knee to the body of Evan Dunham in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Ibirapuera Gymnasium on September 22, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The UFC returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil with UFC Fight Night 137 as Thiago Santos took on Eryk Anders in the main event. Plus, in the co-main event, the other ‘Cowboy’, Alex Oliveira returned for the first time since defeating Carlos Condit to take on Carlo Pedersoli Jr. The whole event was action-packed and entertaining as ten of the fourteen bouts ended with a finish....

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UFC Fight Night 137 Results

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 21: (L-R) Opponents Thiago Santos of Brazil and Eryk Anders of the United States face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Ibirapuera Gymnasium on September 21, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) The UFC returns to Brazil for UFC Fight Night 137 with a completely different main event than what was originally scheduled. Thiago Santos filled in for an injured Glover Texeira to take on Jimi Manuwa who has since been replaced by Eryk Anders. The main event will feature the two middleweights as they take each other on at light heavyweight. Santos is coming off...

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