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Bellator 200: Carvalho vs. Mousasi play-by-play, results, and discussion

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1 hour ago by Tim Burke
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Bloody Elbow is the place to be for not-really-live results and full play-by-play of Bellator 200 from London. Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results and detailed play-by-play as Bellator 200 comes to London, England. The headliner for the card was supposed to be an alternate Heavyweight Grand Prix bout between Roy Nelson and Mirko Cro Cop, but Cro Cop badly injured his leg and was force...

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Report | Nick Diaz arrested for alleged domestic violence

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10:25 PM May 25, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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The Diaz brothers haven’t been fighting inside of cages all to recently but it appears that they can’t avoid it outside of the cage. MMAJunkie has confirmed initial reports from Front Row Brian that former Strikeforce welterweight champion and UFC veteran, Nick Diaz has been arrested for alleged domestic violence in Las Vegas. The charges […] The post Report | Nick Diaz arrested for alleged domest...

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Report | Nick Diaz arrested for alleged domestic violence

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10:25 PM May 25, 2018 by Drake Riggs

The Diaz brothers haven’t been fighting inside of cages all to recently but it appears that they can’t avoid it outside of the cage. MMAJunkie has confirmed initial reports from Front Row Brian that former Strikeforce welterweight champion and UFC veteran, Nick Diaz has been arrested for alleged domestic violence in Las Vegas. The charges […] The post Report | Nick Diaz arrested for alleged domest...

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Can Till pressure Wonderboy without getting hurt?

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:24 PM May 25, 2018 by Zane Simon
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Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch are back to breakdown this week’s UFC card in Liverpool, England. With picks and odds for every bout on the card. From Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson vs. Darren Till in the main event, down to Elias Theodorou vs. Trevor Smith in the opening prelim. The UFC returns with a Liverpool Fight Night card that, once again, has one big feature fight and a bunch of ‘stuff.’ That...

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Davey Grant off UFC Liverpool due to staph

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:00 PM May 25, 2018 by Zane Simon
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TUF 18 contestant Davey Grant has had another bout fall apart at the last minute, this time after being diagnosed with a staph infection. Davey Grant’s UFC career has been snakebit from day one. Runner up on Season 18 of the Ultimate Fighter, back in 2013, Grant has only competed twice in the Octagon during the five years since. A torn meniscus one day out from UFC Fight Night: Gustafsson vs. Manu...

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Mousasi: MMA world title ‘means a lot but it also means nothing’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:00 PM May 25, 2018 by Milan Ordoñez
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For Gegard Mousasi, winning an MMA world title is both significant and trivial at the same time - he sees it like how an actor wins the prestigious Academy Award. The last time middleweight standout Gegard Mousasi fought for an MMA world title was in July 2011, when he defended the DREAM light heavyweight title via first-round TKO against Hiroshi Izumi in Tokyo, Japan. In his succeeding fights und...

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Combate Americas withdraws offer to Yair Rodriguez, won’t sign UFC veteran

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:54 PM May 25, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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When the UFC made the shocking decision to cut Yair Rodriguez earlier this month, the expectation was that he would find another home quite quickly — potentially with South American MMA powerhouse Combate Americas. Apparently, Combate Americas was initially interested in signing Rodriguez, and quickly offered him a deal that is said to be more […] The post Combate Americas withdraws offer to Yair ...

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Combate Americas withdraws offer to Yair Rodriguez, won’t sign UFC veteran

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:54 PM May 25, 2018 by Tom Taylor

When the UFC made the shocking decision to cut Yair Rodriguez earlier this month, the expectation was that he would find another home quite quickly — potentially with South American MMA powerhouse Combate Americas. Apparently, Combate Americas was initially interested in signing Rodriguez, and quickly offered him a deal that is said to be more […] The post Combate Americas withdraws offer to Yair ...

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Combate Americas won’t sign ex-UFC fighter Yair Rodriguez

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:30 PM May 25, 2018 by Mookie Alexander
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It doesn’t look like Mexican featherweight Yair Rodriguez will be going from the UFC to Combate Americas. It’s been two weeks since the shocking announcement that the UFC had released Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez, whom Dana White decided wasn’t worth keeping around after alleging that Yair turned down fights against Ricardo Lamas and Zabit Magomedsharipov. Rodriguez claims he acce...

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Stephen Thompson won’t be surprised if Darren Till shoots for a takedown in Liverpool

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:17 PM May 25, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Stephen Thompson, who holds the number-one spot in the UFC welterweight rankings, is confident that he’ll be too much for his UFC Liverpool opponent, eighth-ranked welterweight Darren Till. “That’s what I’m out there to prove to the fans and everybody around the world,” Thompson told Damon Martin of MMAWeekly. “There are levels to this. I’m […] The post Stephen Thompson won’t be surprised if Darre...

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Stephen Thompson won’t be surprised if Darren Till shoots for a takedown in Liverpool

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:17 PM May 25, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Stephen Thompson, who holds the number-one spot in the UFC welterweight rankings, is confident that he’ll be too much for his UFC Liverpool opponent, eighth-ranked welterweight Darren Till. “That’s what I’m out there to prove to the fans and everybody around the world,” Thompson told Damon Martin of MMAWeekly. “There are levels to this. I’m […] The post Stephen Thompson won’t be surprised if Darre...

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UFC Fight Night Maia vs Usman: Moves to Remember

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:00 PM May 25, 2018 by Kostas Fantaousakis
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For those training in the sport of MMA, here are several technical moves that UFC fighters used to press the action this past weekend. Learn from the pros in action. UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Usman (also known as UFC Fight Night 129) is in the books and did not have a particularly exciting main event. According to Fightmetric Kamaru Usman has a 100% score in takedown defense. This is not the oppon...

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Video: ‘The Monster’ destroys McDonnell in under two minutes

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:50 PM May 25, 2018 by Mookie Alexander
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That was fast. Naoya Inoue (16-0, 14 KOs) further staked his claim as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world, as the Japanese sensation dethroned WBA “regular” bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell (29-3-1, 13 KOs) in almost comically easy fashion. McDonnell is a quality fighter who’d never been knocked out before, but in front of a packed crowd inside the Ota-City General Gymnasium i...

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VIDEO | Check out Conor McGregor’s new, $1.5 million villa in Spain

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:19 PM May 25, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor is known for his extravagant spending. According to NESN, he’ll soon be taking his spending habits to new heights, as he’s set to cash in on an absurdly luxurious villa in the postcard-worthy town of Marbella, Spain. This villa, which is perched just a short distance from […] The post VIDEO | Check out Conor McGregor’s new, $1.5 mill...

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The crowd at Bellator 200 will be full of mainstream stars

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:17 PM May 25, 2018 by Tom Taylor

The crowd at Bellator 200 will be full of stars from mixed martial arts, television, and the silver screen. According to Chamatkar Sandhu, who spoke to Bellator officials, names like Conor McGregor, Chris Pratt and Sophie Turner will be in attendance. Been informed by Bellator officials that the following guests will be sitting cageside for […] The post The crowd at Bellator 200 will be full of ma...

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