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Thiago Santos expected to step in against Jimi Manuwa in UFC Sao Paulo main event

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:06 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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A bit of good news for fight fans in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and anybody that was planning on watching the September 22 UFC Sao Paulo card. Days after Glover Teixeira was forced out of his main event battle with Jimi Manuwa, the UFC has found a replacement opponent for Manuwa: middleweight contender Thiago Santos. The […] The post Thiago Santos expected to step in against Jimi Manuwa in UFC Sao Paulo m...

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Bellator 204: Caldwell vs. Lahat fight card preview 

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:00 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Eddie Mercado
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Here’s the rundown for this Friday’s Bellator 204 card, where bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell takes on Noad Lahat at featherweight in the main event. The Viacom brand of MMA is back this Friday for Bellator 204, headlined with the promotion’s bantamweight king, Darrion Caldwell, stepping up to featherweight to take on the 12-3 Noad Lahat. Undefeated 8-0 prospect Logan Storley steps back in ...

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Demetrious Johnson on TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo superfight: “Let them do it”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:16 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Tom Taylor

At UFC 227, TJ Dillashaw defended the UFC bantamweight title with a first-round drubbing of his rival Cody Garbrandt. Earlier on the same night, Henry Cejudo scored a shocking upset, unseating long-dominant UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson via split decision. Since then, there’s been much discussion about a potential superfight between the two champions. If […] The post Demetrious Johnson...

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Luke Rockhold updates on potential move to light heavyweight: “I like it”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:02 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has recently been linked to a rematch with Chris Weidman, who he defeated back in 2015. While negotiations for this middleweight bout are ongoing, Rockhold says he still plans to move to the 205-pound light heavyweight division in the near future. The reason he hasn’t made the move yet, […] The post Luke Rockhold updates on potential move to light hea...

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Luke Rockhold updates on potential move to light heavyweight: “I like it”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:02 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has recently been linked to a rematch with Chris Weidman, who he defeated back in 2015. While negotiations for this middleweight bout are ongoing, Rockhold says he still plans to move to the 205-pound light heavyweight division in the near future. The reason he hasn’t made the move yet, […] The post Luke Rockhold updates on potential move to light hea...

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Khabib outraged at ‘modern Dagestan’ for hosting rap concert 

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Karim Zidan
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The UFC lightweight champion expressed his discontent on social media, which led to backlash from his followers. Back in June 2018, Azerbaijani rap duo Alexander Aliev and Navai Bakirov — known by their aliases HammAli & Navai — held a rare rap concert in Dagestan. The event, which took place in the republic’s capital, Makhachkala, caused UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to express his...

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James Gallagher: Conor McGregor is “better than ever” ahead of UFC 229 return

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:32 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Bellator bantamweight contender James Gallagher, one of Conor McGregor’s training partners at SBG Ireland, says the Irish MMA superstar is looking good as he prepares for his UFC 229 showdown with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. In fact, Gallagher claims McGregor is looking better than ever. “[Conor] looks better than ever,” Gallagher told MMA Fighting‘s […] The post James Gallagher:...

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James Gallagher: Conor McGregor is “better than ever” ahead of UFC 229 return

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:32 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Bellator bantamweight contender James Gallagher, one of Conor McGregor’s training partners at SBG Ireland, says the Irish MMA superstar is looking good as he prepares for his UFC 229 showdown with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. In fact, Gallagher claims McGregor is looking better than ever. “[Conor] looks better than ever,” Gallagher told MMA Fighting‘s […] The post James Gallagher:...

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PFL 6 full results, highlights and standings: Ray Cooper III snatches top seed with 18-second KO

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:10 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Last night, the Professional Fighters League (PFL) touched down in Atlantic City, New Jersey with PFL 6. This card saw the league’s middleweight and welterweight stars battle to cement their places in the PFL playoffs, and edge closer to each division’s million-dollar prize. As has become the norm for PFL cards, PFL 6 included plenty […] The post PFL 6 full results, highlights and standings: Ray C...

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PFL 6 full results, highlights and standings: Ray Cooper III snatches top seed with 18-second KO

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:10 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Last night, the Professional Fighters League (PFL) touched down in Atlantic City, New Jersey with PFL 6. This card saw the league’s middleweight and welterweight stars battle to cement their places in the PFL playoffs, and edge closer to each division’s million-dollar prize. As has become the norm for PFL cards, PFL 6 included plenty […] The post PFL 6 full results, highlights and standings: Ray C...

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Luke Rockhold slams Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones: “These guys should be suspended for a long time”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12:47 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Former UFC and Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold believes fighters who fail drug tests — particularly those who fail multiple drug tests — should face harsher punishments from the UFC and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Speaking with MMAjunkie recently, Luke Rockhold discussed former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, who has recently been […] The post Luke Rockhold...

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Smith to Cormier: Put up your title or get out of my way

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 PM Aug 17, 2018 by Harry Davies
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Anthony Smith has his sights set on Daniel Cormier’s UFC light heavyweight title after his fight with Volkan Oezdemir in October. Anthony Smith may have a big main event fight lined up next against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night: Moncton in October, but “Lionheart” is making one thing clear, he doesn’t want current 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier to delay his path to UFC gold. Smith (30-13) ...

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Luke Rockhold not willing to ‘lose money to go fight’, wants better deal for potential Chris Weidman rematch at UFC 230

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:16 AM Aug 17, 2018 by Drake Riggs

As UFC 230 began to stack up last month, it did so with a plethora of awesome top 10 middleweight matchups. One of which included a rematch between former champions. Late in July, it was reported that the second encounter between Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman was in the works for the New York City […] The post Luke Rockhold not willing to ‘lose money to go fight’, wants better deal for potential...

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Luke Rockhold not willing to ‘lose money to go fight’, wants better deal for potential Chris Weidman rematch at UFC 230

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:16 AM Aug 17, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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As UFC 230 began to stack up last month, it did so with a plethora of awesome top 10 middleweight matchups. One of which included a rematch between former champions. Late in July, it was reported that the second encounter between Luke Rockhold and Chris Weidman was in the works for the New York City […] The post Luke Rockhold not willing to ‘lose money to go fight’, wants better deal for potential...

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PFL 6 results and highlights: Harrison wins again, Cooper crushes Kusch

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:11 AM Aug 17, 2018 by Eddie Mercado
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Check out the results and highlights from PFL’s sixth event of the 2018 season, where Olympic gold medalist Judoka Kayla Harrison won her second pro fight with a third round TKO. The sixth week of PFL’s 2018 season just ended with Ray Cooper III smoking Pavel Kusch in a brief 18 seconds to win six points, giving him eleven points total. The co-main event saw Magomed Magomedkerimov and Bojan Velick...

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