MMA Chronicles

UFC’s Calvin Kattar becomes ‘bird whisperer’ in viral video

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8 hours ago by Lewis Mckeever
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Calvin Kattar formed the most unusual of friendships with a wild bird on his way to training last week. This is a story you don’t hear about every day, especially not in the MMA sphere. Last week, UFC featherweight contender Calvin Kattar became best friends with a random bird he crossed paths with on the street, and he posted the entire heart-warming encounter on Instagram in a video that soon we...

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UFC Singapore: Cerrone vs. Edwards Toe-to-Toe Preview

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 19 hours ago by David Castillo
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Phil and David breakdown everything you need to know about Cerrone vs. Edwards for UFC Fight Night in Singapore, and everything you don’t about welterweight turnover. Donald Cerrone vs. Leon Edwards headlines UFC Fight Night 132 this June 23, 2018 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore. One sentence summary: David: Cowboy begins his early retirement tour by threatening to retire som...

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Under the MMA Microscope | Is equality in the UFC a myth?

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:46 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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There are a handful of things that can be considered wrong with the UFC. Especially since the organization was purchased by WME-IMG. Something that doesn’t seem to get talked about enough is that the UFC could be casting a mythical shadow of equality over the fans and more importantly, the fighters themselves. Perhaps the veil […] The post Under the MMA Microscope | Is equality in the UFC a myth? ...

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Under the MMA Microscope | Is equality in the UFC a myth?

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:46 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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There are a handful of things that can be considered wrong with the UFC. Especially since the organization was purchased by WME-IMG. Something that doesn’t seem to get talked about enough is that the UFC could be casting a mythical shadow of equality over the fans and more importantly, the fighters themselves. Perhaps the veil […] The post Under the MMA Microscope | Is equality in the UFC a myth? ...

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Report | Lyoto Machida to sign with Bellator MMA

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:20 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Machida’s time as a UFC fighter is almost over. Per a report from ESPN, the former champ is parting ways with the promotion, and has verbally agreed to an exclusive, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA. Machida is expected to put pen to paper and make it all official in the […] The post Report | Lyoto Machida to sign with Bellator MMA appeared first on | BJPenn...

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BREAKING | Former UFC champion, Lyoto Machida headed to Bellator

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:54 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Drake Riggs

Bellator continues to make big acquisitions and now they’ve made a rather unexpected one as they’ve picked up a former UFC champion. ESPN is reporting that former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida has agreed to a multi-fight deal with Bellator. The move comes as a big surprise as Machida has never seemed to have any […] The post BREAKING | Former UFC champion, Lyoto Machida headed to B...

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BREAKING | Former UFC champion, Lyoto Machida headed to Bellator

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:54 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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Bellator continues to make big acquisitions and now they’ve made a rather unexpected one as they’ve picked up a former UFC champion. ESPN is reporting that former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida has agreed to a multi-fight deal with Bellator. The move comes as a big surprise as Machida has never seemed to have any […] The post BREAKING | Former UFC champion, Lyoto Machida headed to B...

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Report | Michael Chandler’s Bellator contract nearing expiration, free agency possible

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:32 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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According to a report from ESPN, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s current Bellator contract is set to expire “imminently.” This news has generated a tidal wave of excitement among fans who are interested in seeing Chandler, long considered one of the world’s premier lightweights, move to the UFC’s Octagon where a bevy of fresh […] The post Report | Michael Chandler’s Bellato...

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Report | Michael Chandler’s Bellator contract nearing expiration, free agency possible

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:32 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Tom Taylor

According to a report from ESPN, former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s current Bellator contract is set to expire “imminently.” This news has generated a tidal wave of excitement among fans who are interested in seeing Chandler, long considered one of the world’s premier lightweights, move to the UFC’s Octagon where a bevy of fresh […] The post Report | Michael Chandler’s Bellato...

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Singapore - Main card preview

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:00 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Dayne Fox
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Get the scoop on the main card action of UFC Singapore, featuring former PPV headliner Ovince Saint Preux looking to turn away up-and-coming Tyson Pedro in a light heavyweight clash. The main card of UFC Singapore offers a few names most fans should recognize, including a former PPV headliner. No, I’m not talking about Donald Cerrone, one of the headliners of this car. Nope, I’m referencing Ovince...

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Firas Zahabi says Georges St-Pierre likely had a concussion when he fought Dan Hardy

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:52 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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According to Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre is likely to have sustained a concussion just two weeks out from his battle with Dan Hardy. Zahabi believes St-Pierre sustained this injury in a sparring session. Worried that ending this sparring session could diminish St-Pierre’s confidence, however, Zahabi allowed it continue […] The post Firas Zaha...

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Moraga fights Figueiredo at UFC Lincoln

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:00 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Harry Davies
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Flyweights John Moraga and Deiveson Figueiredo will meet at UFC Lincoln on August 25th. A flyweight fight between UFC veteran John Moraga and Deiveson Figueiredo has been added to UFC Lincoln on August 25th. Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting reported the matchup on Wednesday. This will be Figueiredo’s first MMA fight outside of his native country of Brazil. Moraga (19-6) is currently on a three-fight ...

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Leon Edwards is not a fan of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s approach to fighting

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:02 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is one of the most widely adored fighters in MMA, but don’t count his UFC Singapore opponent Leon Edwards among his fans. Speaking to MMA Fighting this week, the rising Englishman Edwards divulged that he’s not big on Cowboy’s approach to competition, suggesting that the American no longer cares about wins or […] The post Leon Edwards is not a fan of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone...

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Leon Edwards is not a fan of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone’s approach to fighting

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:02 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is one of the most widely adored fighters in MMA, but don’t count his UFC Singapore opponent Leon Edwards among his fans. Speaking to MMA Fighting this week, the rising Englishman Edwards divulged that he’s not big on Cowboy’s approach to competition, suggesting that the American no longer cares about wins or […] The post Leon Edwards is not a fan of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone...

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Video: Mousasi vs. MacDonald news reaction

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:00 PM Jun 22, 2018 by Michael Hutchinson
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Michael Hutchinson reacts to the news of one of the biggest fight in Bellator MMA history. Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald has been set for a Bellator MMA event in September, according to multiple reports. Mousasi, the reigning middleweight titleholder, will put his belt on the line against the current welterweight king. When it comes to quality fights outside of the UFC, this fight tops them al...

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