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Thomson wants to resolve ‘unsettled business’ with Melendez in Bellator

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 16 hours ago by Milan Ordoñez
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Photo by Esther Lin/Forza LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Josh Thomson wants a fourth fight with Gilbert Melendez, this time inside the Bellator cage. Lightweight contenders Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez already faced each other thrice inside a mixed martial arts cage. All three fights happened in the now defunct Strikeforce promotion, with “El Niño” winning two of those contests via decision. ...

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Frankie Edgar discusses bantamweight move and Cory Sandhagen fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:36 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Harry Kettle

UFC veteran Frankie Edgar has given details on his decision to move down to bantamweight in order to face Cory Sandhagen. The move had seemingly been a long time coming for Edgar who has always seemed to fight guys that are naturally bigger than him. While that is also going to be the case against […] The post Frankie Edgar discusses bantamweight move and Cory Sandhagen fight appeared first on | B...

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Sara McMann vs. Lina Lansberg slated for UFC Raleigh

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:00 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports Former UFC title challenger Sara McMann is expected to end her nearly two-year layoff against Sweden’s Lina Lansberg. Sara McMann is in an arguable must-win situation entering her next fight, and the UFC has booked her against an opponent who’s currently on a two-fight win streak. In an official announcement made on Wednesday, the former women’s bantamweight title...

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Edgar sees Sandhagen as stepping stone to climb 135-pound rankings

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:00 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Frankie Edgar sees a golden opportunity in facing top-ranked bantamweight Cory Sandhagen. Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will welcome 2020 in his third weight class with the UFC. “The Answer” is making his bantamweight debut against number three-ranked contender Cory Sandhagen, a fight that co-headlines the UFC’s event in Rale...

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Halle Berry injured during fight scene on MMA movie ‘Bruised’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:45 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Carolyn Lee Adams
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Halle Berry’s Bruised is expected to resume production shortly. | Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images Production has been rescheduled to work around her recovery. Halle Berry was injured on the set of Bruised, the MMA movie in which she plays Jackie “Justice”, a disgraced MMA fighter looking for redemption. Bruised is also the Academy Award winner’s directorial debut. Berry joins a small and elite g...

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James Gallagher says he punched Mike Kimbel in backstage altercation, explains why

www.bjpenn.com Posted 9:05 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Tom Taylor

This morning, Bellator bantamweight prospects James Gallagher and Mike Kimbel came to blows backstage at Bellator London media day. Speaking to MMA Junkie shortly thereafter, Gallagher gave his take on how this chaotic scene was sparked. Apparently, it all started with some comments about Gallagher’s mother. “He’s 2-4 or something like this, but he was […] The post James Gallagher says he punched ...

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Video: Watch Countdown to Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz 2

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:30 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Photo by Edward Diller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Watch the full episode of PBC’s Countdown to Deontay Wilder vs. Luis Ortiz 2. We don’t have a UFC event this weekend, but the big card on Saturday night features a rematch of one of the most entertaining boxing matchups of 2018. WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KOs) is set to defend his title against Cuba’s Luis Ortiz (31-1...

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Chael Sonnen rips into Tito Ortiz ahead of Combate Americas fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:26 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Tito Ortiz is currently gearing up for a Combate Americas fight with Alberto El Patron, but that hasn’t stopped him from bad-mouthing his former rival Chael Sonnen. Ortiz shared his disdain for Sonnen on The Rich Eisen Show. “Chael Sonnen. That guy he just . . . I dislike that man,” Ortiz said (via MMAFighting.com). “He’s […] The post Chael Sonnen rips into Tito Ortiz ahead of Combate Americas fig...

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Corey Anderson calls Jon Jones a ‘casual’ MMA fan

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:16 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Adam Martin
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UFC light heavyweight contender Corey Anderson labeled UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones as a “casual” fan for his use of MMA math to justify fighting Dominick Reyes next. Jones wrote on Twitter that he wants to fight Reyes next instead of Anderson, and used the fact that Ovince Saint Preux knocked out Anderson while […] The post Corey Anderson calls Jon Jones a ‘casual’ MMA fan appeared fi...

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Brendan Schaub weighs in on Ben Askren’s retirement

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:52 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Fernando Quiles

Brendan Schaub is giving Ben Askren props for giving it a shot with the UFC. Askren wrapped up his MMA career after going 1-2 under the UFC banner. “Funky” cited needing to undergo hip replacement surgery as the reason for his decision. While Askren’s UFC run may not have been a total success, his reigns […] The post Brendan Schaub weighs in on Ben Askren’s retirement appeared first on | BJPenn.co...

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Logan Paul appeals split decision loss to KSI

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:50 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Adam Martin

YouTuber Logan Paul has filed an appeal for his split decision loss to rival YouTube sensation KSI during their recent boxing match in Los Angeles. Paul lost a split decision to KSI in the pair’s professional debut rematch on DAZN after they fought to a majority draw last summer in an amateur bout. Paul was […] The post Logan Paul appeals split decision loss to KSI appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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Page felt he was ‘dominating’ Douglas Lima up until KO, looks forward to rematch

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports Michael ‘Venom’ Page is looking forward to a rematch with Douglas Lima. UK fan favorite Michael ‘Venom’ Page experienced a huge setback earlier this year at Bellator 221, suffering a devastating knockout loss to three-time welterweight champ Douglas Lima in the semi-finals of Bellator’s welterweight grand prix. Speaking to ESPN in a recent interview, however, ‘MVP’ said ...

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VIDEO | Fabian Edwards talks Bellator London fight, Leon Edwards, and more

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:16 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Natasha Hooper

Rising middleweight contender Fabian Edwards will square off against Mike Shipman at the blockbuster Bellator London event on Saturday 23rd November. Training out of Birmingham in the UK, Edwards is currently undefeated, having beaten Jonathan Bosuku by unanimous decision in his last fight. He is one of the most active fighters in the Bellator middleweight […] The post VIDEO | Fabian Edwards talks...

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Jon Jones defends decision to fight Dominick Reyes over Corey Anderson

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:37 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Harry Kettle

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has defended his decision to fight Dominick Reyes in his next bout as opposed to Corey Anderson. Jones hasn’t fought since International Fight Week when he narrowly edged out Thiago Santos via split decision, and ever since then, the light heavyweight division has certainly been busy. The two primary […] The post Jon Jones defends decision to fight Dominick...

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Allen Crowder announces retirement from MMA: ‘I’ve had some memory problems’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:42 PM Nov 21, 2019 by Cole Shelton

Allen Crowder has announced his retirement from mixed martial arts. The former UFC heavyweight went 1-2 inside the Octagon. Recent reports on social media suggested he was released by the promotion, yet he makes it clear he was not released and that he actually decided to walk away from the sport. “Retiring, or quitting fighting […] The post Allen Crowder announces retirement from MMA: ‘I’ve had s...

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