MMA Chronicles

Bellator champ Darrion Caldwell reacts to James Gallagher getting knocked out

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2 hours ago by Tom Taylor

Over the weekend, on the main card of Bellator 204, outspoken Bellator bantamweight prospect James Gallagher suffered his first defeat. The polarizing young Irishman was abruptly snuffed by former CFFC champ Ricky Bandejas. Later that same night, Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell picked up a big TKO win in a featherweight showdown with streaking UFC veteran […] The post Bellator cham...

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Bellator champ Darrion Caldwell reacts to James Gallagher getting knocked out

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2 hours ago by Tom Taylor
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Over the weekend, on the main card of Bellator 204, outspoken Bellator bantamweight prospect James Gallagher suffered his first defeat. The polarizing young Irishman was abruptly snuffed by former CFFC champ Ricky Bandejas. Later that same night, Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell picked up a big TKO win in a featherweight showdown with streaking UFC veteran […] The post Bellator cham...

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Kamaru Usman compares Darren Till to Anthony “Rumble” Johnson

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3 hours ago by Tom Taylor
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Surging UFC welterweight contender Kamaru Usman has been tapped as the official understudy for the UFC 228 main event, in the event that either welterweight champion Tyron Woodley or challenger Darren Till fails to make it to the cage. Speaking on a recent episode of The MMA Hour, Usman divulged that he will not be […] The post Kamaru Usman compares Darren Till to Anthony “Rumble” Johnson appeared...

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Kamaru Usman compares Darren Till to Anthony “Rumble” Johnson

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3 hours ago by Tom Taylor

Surging UFC welterweight contender Kamaru Usman has been tapped as the official understudy for the UFC 228 main event, in the event that either welterweight champion Tyron Woodley or challenger Darren Till fails to make it to the cage. Speaking on a recent episode of The MMA Hour, Usman divulged that he will not be […] The post Kamaru Usman compares Darren Till to Anthony “Rumble” Johnson appeared...

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VIDEO | Is this the worst MMA referee of all time?

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3 hours ago by Tom Taylor

WTF Ref! pic.twitter.com/UMdFkCPlhn — Bruno Massami (Бруно Массами) (@BrMassami) August 20, 2018 Want to see some really bad MMA officiating? Like really, really bad? Watch the video above. This baffling referee disaster occurred at Daredevil Fight 13 inside the Ginasio Duduzao in Bauru, Brazil on Saturday night. In the fight, we can see one fighter lock up […] The post VIDEO | Is this the worst M...

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Sonnen: It appears Jones believes he’ll be cleared to fight at UFC 230

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3 hours ago by Milan Ordoñez
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For Chael Sonnen, Jon Jones is seemingly confident that he would be cleared in time to fight at UFC 230, the company’s NYC card this November. Even while on indefinite suspension, Jon Jones and his team have managed to keep themselves relevant enough. Manager Malki Kawa went on record in February expressing optimism about “Bones” returning before 2018 ends, while striking coach Brandon Gibson is e...

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Daniel Cormier reacts to UFC-bound Brock Lesnar losing WWE title at Summerslam

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4 hours ago by Tom Taylor

Last night, in the main event of WWE’s exciting Summerslam event in Brooklyn, NY, Brock Lesnar surrendered his universal title to Roman Reigns. In the eyes of many fans, this seemed like a necessary precursor for Lesnar’s much-discussed return to the UFC. If Lesnar does indeed return to the UFC, which seems like a certainty […] The post Daniel Cormier reacts to UFC-bound Brock Lesnar losing WWE ti...

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WWE SummerSlam 2018 results and live discussion

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 13 hours ago by Tim Burke
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Join us at Bloody Elbow for live discussion of The Biggest Event of the Summer, WWE SummerSlam 2018. Join us at Bloody Elbow for live results and discussion of WWE SummerSlam 2018. The show kicks off at 7pm ET/4pm ET and will feature a ton of elite pro wrestling talent. In addition, two of the top three bouts will feature former UFC champions in Brock Lesnar and Ronda Rousey. You can also catch th...

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UFC 229 quickly becomes second-largest gate in UFC history

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 15 hours ago by Mookie Alexander
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It’s safe to say that MMA fans are really eager to see Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, and it’s great business for the UFC. In just a matter of days, the highly anticipated UFC lightweight championship showdown between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor has racked up millions of dollars in ticket sales, on its way to becoming one of the largest gates in UFC history. Despite reports tha...

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Guillard, Neer, TUF vet sign with bare-knuckle fighting promotion

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:30 PM Aug 19, 2018 by Tim Burke
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A few more notable names are signing on to fight in the WBKFF. A new bare-knuckle fighting organization is trying to bring together some well-known names for their first event on October. On the heels of signing Chris Leben and Phil Baroni, the World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation took to social media to announce the signings of UFC veterans Melvin Guillard and Josh Neer, along with TUF 26 conte...

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UFC bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes and strawweight contender Nina Ansaroff are engaged

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:16 PM Aug 19, 2018 by Tom Taylor

UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and her long-time girlfriend and training partner Nina Ansaroff are now engaged. The pair announced this happy news on their respective social media channels. #shesaidyes ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Xkva8UgPZo — Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) August 18, 2018 …. #Isaidyes A post shared by Nina Ansaroff (@ninaansaroff) on Aug 18, 2018 at 1:06pm PDT […] The post UFC bantamw...

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UFC bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes and strawweight contender Nina Ansaroff are engaged

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:16 PM Aug 19, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and her long-time girlfriend and training partner Nina Ansaroff are now engaged. The pair announced this happy news on their respective social media channels. #shesaidyes ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Xkva8UgPZo — Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) August 18, 2018 …. #Isaidyes A post shared by Nina Ansaroff (@ninaansaroff) on Aug 18, 2018 at 1:06pm PDT […] The post UFC bantamw...

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Joseph Benavidez feels he’s a frontrunner for next flyweight title shot

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:04 PM Aug 19, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Two-time UFC flyweight title challenger Joseph Benavidez feels that, even though he’s currently riding a decision loss to Sergio Pettis, he has a strong claim to the next shot at new UFC flyweight champ Henry Cejudo. If Benavidez is able to win his next fight, a UFC Denver bout with former title challenger Ray Borg, […] The post Joseph Benavidez feels he’s a frontrunner for next flyweight title sh...

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Khabib: McGregor ‘has only one chance, a lucky punch’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:30 PM Aug 19, 2018 by Lewis Mckeever
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“He has only one chance. A lucky punch. He has only a left-hand. That’s it.” Conor McGregor might be the No. 2 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world and the most feared knockout artist in the lightweight and featherweight divisions, but Khabib Nurmagomedov believes the Irishman’s only chance in their upcoming title bout at UFC 229 is to land a ‘lucky punch’. The undefeated Dagestani dismisse...

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Justin Gaethje shares lesson he learned from Alvarez, Poirier losses

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:27 PM Aug 19, 2018 by Tom Taylor

After a perfect, 18-0 start to his MMA career, highlighted by a World Series of Fighting lightweight title win and a thrilling defeat of Michael Johnson in his UFC debut, the sky looked like the limit for Justin Gaethje. Since then, however, Gaethje has lost two in a row, succumbing to strikes dealt by Eddie […] The post Justin Gaethje shares lesson he learned from Alvarez, Poirier losses appeared...

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