MMA Chronicles

Coach John Kavanagh feels ring rust was a factor for Conor McGregor at UFC 229

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:08 PM Oct 14, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Conor McGregor was not able to reclaim the UFC lightweight title from his arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. Although McGregor had some success in his UFC 229 mega fight with Nurmagomedov, he just couldn’t keep up with his destructive foe. His head coach John Kavanagh believes that might have something to do with his lengthy absence […] The post Coach John Kavanagh feels ring rust was a factor for Co...

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Coach John Kavanagh feels ring rust was a factor for Conor McGregor at UFC 229

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:08 PM Oct 14, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Conor McGregor was not able to reclaim the UFC lightweight title from his arch rival Khabib Nurmagomedov. Although McGregor had some success in his UFC 229 mega fight with Nurmagomedov, he just couldn’t keep up with his destructive foe. His head coach John Kavanagh believes that might have something to do with his lengthy absence […] The post Coach John Kavanagh feels ring rust was a factor for Co...

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Chael Sonnen praises Fedor Emelianenko after Bellator 208: I’ve never ‘been ground-and-pounded like that’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:50 PM Oct 14, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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On Saturday night, in the main event of Bellator 208, former UFC light heavyweight and middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen came up short to heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. Although Sonnen had some success in this short but thrilling fight, landing a handful of takedowns, he had no answer for Emelianenko’s legendary power and ground and […] The post Chael Sonnen praises Fedor Emelianen...

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Chael Sonnen praises Fedor Emelianenko after Bellator 208: I’ve never ‘been ground-and-pounded like that’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:50 PM Oct 14, 2018 by Tom Taylor

On Saturday night, in the main event of Bellator 208, former UFC light heavyweight and middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen came up short to heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. Although Sonnen had some success in this short but thrilling fight, landing a handful of takedowns, he had no answer for Emelianenko’s legendary power and ground and […] The post Chael Sonnen praises Fedor Emelianen...

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Ryan Bader wishes he’d had the chance to fight Daniel Cormier, Cormier agrees ‘it would have been a fun one’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:33 PM Oct 14, 2018 by Tom Taylor

On Friday night, in the main event of Bellator 207, Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader advanced to the finals of the promotion’s exciting Heavyweight Grand Prix with a win over Matt Mitrione. While Bader has looked pretty much unstoppable since joining the Bellator roster — in two divisions at that — he still regrets […] The post Ryan Bader wishes he’d had the chance to fight Daniel Cormi...

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Shinya Aoki could become a two-time lightweight champion, but A former nemesis might stand in his way

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:29 PM Oct 14, 2018 by Atilano Diaz
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Shinya Aoki’s road back to the ONE Lightweight World Title might require him to defeat the opponent who took the very same belt from him via TKO two years ago. While Eduard Folayang still has work to do at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS in his homeland of the Philippines against Amir Khan, a second showdown […] The post Shinya Aoki could become a two-time lightweight champion, but A former nemesis mig...

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Shinya Aoki could become a two-time lightweight champion, but a former nemesis might stand in his way

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:29 PM Oct 14, 2018 by Atilano Diaz

Shinya Aoki’s road back to the ONE Lightweight World Title might require him to defeat the opponent who took the very same belt from him via TKO two years ago. While Eduard Folayang still has work to do at ONE: CONQUEST OF CHAMPIONS in his homeland of the Philippines against Amir Khan, a second showdown […] The post Shinya Aoki could become a two-time lightweight champion, but a former nemesis mig...

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Ronda Rousey gives her take on UFC 229 brawl, doesn’t think Khabib or McGregor should get ‘special treatment’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:17 PM Oct 14, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Pretty much everybody has an opinion on the wild, post-fight brawl that occurred shortly after Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the UFC 229 main event last weekend. Former women’s bantamweight champion and current WWE star Ronda Rousey certainly does. In Rousey’s opinion, this post-fight brawl is the kind of thing the UFC should work […] The post Ronda Rousey gives her take on UFC 2...

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Ronda Rousey gives her take on UFC 229 brawl, doesn’t think Khabib or McGregor should get ‘special treatment’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:17 PM Oct 14, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Pretty much everybody has an opinion on the wild, post-fight brawl that occurred shortly after Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the UFC 229 main event last weekend. Former women’s bantamweight champion and current WWE star Ronda Rousey certainly does. In Rousey’s opinion, this post-fight brawl is the kind of thing the UFC should work […] The post Ronda Rousey gives her take on UFC 2...

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Zahabi: Conor McGregor got away with so many fouls against Khabib

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 PM Oct 14, 2018 by Anton Tabuena
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Firas Zahabi detailed the numerous fouls he saw happen at the UFC 229 main event. With the chaos after UFC 229, it is somewhat understandable that most talking points after UFC 229 was about the brawl and not the title bout itself. A lot of notable things did happen during the actual contest, and renowned coach Firas Zahabi gave a detailed analysis on the bout on his YouTube channel. Apart from di...

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Bellator 208 recap: Fedor takes out Chael, sets up finale with Bader

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 AM Oct 14, 2018 by Tim Bissell
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The Last Emperor Fedor Emelianenko booked a Bellator heavyweight title match-up with Ryan Bader. Fedor Emelianenko turned back the clock at Bellator 208 with a ground-and-pound victory over Chael Sonnen. The win, in the semi-final of Bellator MMA’s heavyweight world grand prix, set the Last Emperor up with a finale/title fight with Bellator’s light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader. The fight with Sonn...

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Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen full fight video highlights

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:36 AM Oct 14, 2018 by Mookie Alexander
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Watch highlights from the Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen main card. Bellator 208 took place on Long Island, New York on Saturday night, and in the main event fans witnessed Fedor Emelianenko TKO Chael Sonnen to clinch a spot in the heavyweight tournament final against Ryan Bader on January 26th, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. Also featured on the card was a unanimous decision win for ...

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Video: Terence Crawford wipes out Jose Benavidez in 12th round

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:12 AM Oct 14, 2018 by Mookie Alexander
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Jose Benavidez Jr said that he didn’t see anything special in Terence Crawford. He was made to eat those words. In the lead-up to Saturday’s Top Rank on ESPN main event, Jose Benavidez Jr (27-1, 18 KOs) declared that he didn’t see anything special in WBO welterweight champion Terence Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs), and that all he does is “run and switch [stances].” On Friday, Benavidez shoved Crawford a...

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Bellator 208: Fedor vs. Sonnen results and post-fight analysis

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:46 AM Oct 14, 2018 by David Castillo
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Fedor Emelianenko crushes Chael Sonnen with hammerfists in round 1, which means the ‘Last Emperor’ lives to fight another day despite a fun, but graceless performance. Bellator 208 was a modest card by Bellator standards, but it had a marquee matchup in Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen. In Sonnen’s pre-fight promo, Chael was dressed like Apolllo Creed in Rocky IV cracking political jokes. For th...

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Pros react to Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:16 AM Oct 14, 2018 by Chris Taylor
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The second semi-final of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix took place tonight at as former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko squared off with former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen. Chael Sonnen entered tonight’s Bellator 208 event having won two fights in a row, his latest being a unanimous decision victory over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at January’s […] The post Pros react to Fedor Emelianenk...

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