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Bellator 225 highlights
Bellator With Bellator 225 [1] in the books, watch Sergei Kharitonov [2] defeat Matt Mitrione [3] as well as all the other main card finishes Saturday night. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/...
Bellator 225 Results: Sergei Kharitonov knocks out distracted Matt Mitrione
Bellator It was a night of finishes at Bellator 225 [1], with all 14 bouts ending without the use of the judges. But despite the great night of action, all the talk coming out of Bridgeport, Connecticut,...
Bellator 225 Results: Mitrione vs. Kharitonov 2
Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov will square off in the Bellator 225 main event Saturday. | Bellator MMA Fighting has Bellator 225 [1] results for the Mitrione vs. Kharitonov fight card Saturday night...
Video: Nick Newell makes successful Bellator debut with first-round submission victory
It looks like Nick Newell [1] will be sticking around Bellator. Newell has become well known for the fact that he is a congenital amputee missing an arm, who nonetheless has had a highly successful MMA...
Video: Aviv Gozali records fastest submission in Bellator history
Fastest submission in @BellatorMMA [1] history What a start to #Bellator225 [2] pic.twitter.com/zs9xkD1evX [3] — DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) August 24, 2019 [4] Aviv Gozali [5] didn’t waste any time Saturday...
Dana White: Amanda Nunes will defend featherweight title after Germaine de Randamie fight
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The UFC women’s featherweight division isn’t going anywhere, and Amanda Nunes [1] will defend her 145-pound title in the near future. That’s the message from UFC president Dana...
Bellator 225 live stream online
Nick Newell will compete on the Bellator 225 undercard against Corey Browning. | Bellator Watch the Bellator 225 [1] live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 5:45 p.m. ET. The fight...
Vitaly Minakov to fight Tim Johnson, not Javy Ayala at Bellator 225
Vitaly Minakov and Javy Ayala, who faced off Friday, will no longer meet each other tonight. | Bellator A last-minute shake-up changed tonight’s Bellator 225 [1] lineup. Heavyweights Vitaly Minakov [2] and...
Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson 2 headlines Bellator 231 in Connecticut
A heavyweight rematch between Frank Mir [1] and Roy Nelson [2] will headline Bellator 231 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 25, which goes down 24 hours before Bellator...
Hot Tweets: Conor McGregor’s apology and who is the heavyweight GOAT
Conor McGregor EL | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last week, Conor apologized for going wild, Stipe reignited the heavyweight GOAT debate, and Nate Diaz [1] started his own belt. Let’s talk about all that plus...
Close calls out on the oil fields pushed Rudy Schaffroth back towards MMA
Rudy Schaffroth (pictured) fights Tyrell Fortune in a heavyweight bout Saturday at Bellator 225 in Bridgeport, Connecticut | Bellator MMA Rudy Schaffroth [1] had always planned to continue fighting after...
Matt Mitrione wants a title shot with a win at Bellator 225 but admits he’d rather fight Cheick Kongo
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Matt Mitrione [1] isn’t afraid of the brutal truth. The former UFC heavyweight and current Bellator contender is preparing for a rematch against Sergei Kharitonov [2] this Saturday...
Video: Dustin Poirier sees himself stopping Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘I feel it in my body’
MMA Fighting COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier [1] discusses his upcoming title unification bout with champion Khabib Nurmagomedov [2] at UFC 242 [3], preparations for...
Video: Bruno ‘Ogro’ blows past opponent’s defenses for nasty head kick KO
Bruno “Ogro” lands a head kick on Heder Araujo at Shooto Brasil 94 on Saturday | @Grabaka_Hitman, Twitter Sometimes, you’ve got to do more than just get your hands up. Heder Araujo learned this the hard...
Video: Referee seemingly ignores fighter repeatedly tapping out to strikes
Landon Quinones punches Calvin Glover on the mat in front of referee Jorge Alonso | UFC Fight Pass Landon Quinones put on an impressive performance at Titan FC 56 on Friday. Unfortunately, that performance...
Matt Brown returns against Ben Saunders at UFC 245 in December
Esther Lin, MMAFighting.com Matt Brown [1] will make his return to action at UFC 245 [2] on Dec. 14 when he faces Ben Saunders [3] in a welterweight showdown in Las Vegas. Sources close to the contest...
Arnold Allen in ‘no rush’ following biggest career win over Gilbert Melendez
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Arnold Allen [1] recorded the biggest win of his young career in the feature bout of the UFC 239 [2] preliminary card, outclassing former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert...
Video: Antonio Carlos Jr. sees ‘a lot of holes’ in Uriah Hall’s game ahead of UFC Vancouver
MMA Fighting COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — Antonio Carlos Jr. [1] discusses his upcoming middleweight bout against Uriah Hall [2] at UFC Vancouver [3], his long layoff due to surgery, his loss to Ian Heinisch [4]...
UFC newcomer Roman Dolidze suspended by USADA before he could make his debut
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting UFC newcomer Roman Dolidze [1] will have to wait until 2020 before he can make his Octagon debut after he was suspended one year after testing positive for a banned substance...
Don’t ask Henrique Silva about his 18-second KO over Johnny Walker
Henrique Silva finished Johnny Walker in devastating fashion at Jungle Fight in 2016. | Leonardo Fabri Henrique Silva, who once stopped future UFC star Johnny Walker [1] in just 18 seconds in Brazil, went...
Ryan Bader’s next Bellator light heavyweight defense could come against Machida vs. Mousasi winner
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — If Bellator has its way, two-division champion Ryan Bader [1] has a busy final stretch of 2019 ahead of him. Already on his schedule: a Bellator 226 [2]...
Marc Diakiese vs. Lando Vannata announced for UFC Copenhagen
Marc Diakiese (pictured) fights Lando Vannata in a lightweight bout at UFC Copenhagen on Sept. 28 | Esther Lin Marc Diakiese [1] and Lando Vannata [2] will both be looking to put together winning streaks...
Jennifer Maia signs new six-fight deal, expects title shot with UFC 244 win over Katlyn Chookagian
Jennifer Maia held the Invicta FC flyweight title before joining the UFC in 2018. | Esther Lin, Invicta FC Is Jennifer Maia [1] a win away from challenging Valentina Shevchenko [2] for the UFC flyweight...
Bellator 225 weigh-in video
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting At the Bellator 225 [1] weigh-ins, all 30 fighters taking part in Saturday night’s Bellator 225 fights at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut, will step on the scale...
Video: UFC 241 rewind
With UFC 241 [1] in the books, MMA Fighting’s E. Casey Leydon takes a look back at a memorable fight week in Anaheim. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1044/ufc-241
Conor McGregor seeking Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch: ‘I want my world title back, I want that redemption’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor [1] is anxious to return to action by the end of 2019 and he would like nothing more than to see Khabib Nurmagomedov [2] standing across the cage from him. The last...
Morning Report: Man struck by Conor McGregor calls former champion ‘a bit of a bully’
Conor McGregor will answer questions at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference. | Michael Reaves/Getty Images Last week, a video surfaced of an incident back in April where Conor McGregor [1] allegedly...
Conor McGregor breaks his silence on bar incident: ‘I was in the wrong’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor [1] is ready to make amends. The former two-division UFC champion has been making far more headlines for his behavior outside the Octagon than anything he’s been...
Video: Colby Covington talks ‘amazing’ UFC 241 fan reaction, sends message to champ Kamaru Usman
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — Colby Covington [1] discusses potential title fight with welterweight champ Kamaru Usman [2], Nate Diaz [3]’s return performance at UFC 241 [4], and much more. [1] https://www....
Video: Jorge Masvidal prefers ‘masterpiece’ fight with Nate Diaz over title shot: ‘This is for the ages’
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — Jorge Masvidal [1] discusses meeting Hurricanes football team, Nate Diaz [2]’s recent performance, what the fans want, and more. [1] https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/520/jorge-...
Olympic medalist Mark O. Madsen signs with the UFC, debuts in Denmark
Mark O. Madsen (pictured) makes his Octagon debut against Daniel Belluardo in Denmark. | Phil Walter/Getty Images Mark O. Madsen is the latest Olympian to join the UFC. The promotion announced Thursday...
Scott Coker: Cris Cyborg-Bellator talks progressing; Interest in Cat Zingano surfaces
Photo by Josh Hedges/Forza LLC/Forza LLC via Getty Images BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — For those interested in where featherweight great Cris Cyborg [1] will next turn up, an answer /could/ come sooner rather than...
Georges St-Pierre not interested in Nick Diaz rematch: ‘There’s nothing I can gain from that’
Georges St-Pierre and Nick Diaz ahead of their matchup at UFC 158 on March 16, 2013, in Montreal, Quebec | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Even when Georges St-Pierre [1] and Nick Diaz [2] were in different...
Rory MacDonald vs. Douglas Lima 2 Bellator World Grand Prix final set for Oct. 26
Bellator BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The rematch between Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima [1] is official. The two top Bellator welterweights have agreed to meet in the World Grand Prix Final on Oct. 26, promotion...
Ben Askren vs. Demian Maia will headline UFC’s return to Singapore
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting A highly anticipated showdown between two elite grapplers is expected to headline the UFC’s return to Singapore on Oct. 26 as Ben Askren [1] meets Demian Maia [2] in the five-round...
Brian Ortega targets ‘The Korean Zombie’ in a main event fight for his return to the UFC 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Brian Ortega [1] is ready to book his next fight in the UFC and he knows exactly who he’d like to face. Rumors swirled for several weeks that Ortega was going to meet “The Korean...
Missed Fists: Everybody dance now with Stamp Fairtex, more
ONE Championship /Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s an MMA...
Morning Report: Colby Covington addresses Nate Diaz dismissing him: ‘I could give a sh*t less about that journeyman’
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Last Saturday, Nate Diaz [1] returned to the octagon after a 3-year layoff. It was a triumphant return for Diaz who stole the show and won a dominant decision over former...
English rugby star James Haskell signs for Bellator
Decorated English rugby international James Haskell is set to compete in the Bellator cage after agreeing terms with the American promotion. Earlier this week, Bellator teased that they would unveil an “...
Video: Khama Worthy doesn’t care about world titles: ‘I’m here to make money’
MMA Fighting ANAHEIM, Calif. — Short-notice lightweight replacement Khama Worthy [1] talks about his unlikely journey to UFC 241 [2], wanting to make as much money as possible, dream fights with Conor...
Max Griffin vs. Alex Morono, JJ Aldrich vs. Lauren Mueller official for UFC Tampa
Max Griffin (pictured) fights Alex Morono in a welterweight bout at UFC Tampa on Oct. 12 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Two more bouts have officially been announced for UFC Tampa [1]. A welterweight bout...
Jamahal Hill withdraws from UFC Shenzhen due to visa issues
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting A light heavyweight bout at UFC Shenzhen appears to be in jeopardy once again. Already pegged as a short-notice replacement to face Da Un Jung [1] (11-2) at UFC Shenzhen [2]...
Stipe Miocic received incredible news about his father moments after winning back UFC title 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Aug. 17, 2019 will go down in history as one of the best days of Stipe Miocic [1]’s life. The Cleveland, Ohio native reclaimed the heavyweight title this past Saturday night with...
UFC 241 only finishes sixth among eight pay-per-view prelims since ESPN move
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The prelims on Saturday before UFC 241 [1] drew 817,000 viewers on ESPN, a number that has to be considered disappointing since it led into arguably the biggest show so far this...
Fortunes changed for five at UFC 241
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Daniel Cormier [1]’s career is very much in question after his heavyweight title loss on Saturday to Stipe Miocic [2]. But as his days wind down in the sport as an active...
Dana White doesn’t want Daniel Cormier to retire, open to booking potential trilogy against Stipe Miocic
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Dana White [1] still wants to be in the Daniel Cormier [2] business. This past Saturday night at UFC 241 [3], Cormier suffered only the second loss of his professional career when...
Filipe Esteves wins title in Brazil, donates purse to opponent
Filipe Esteves (right) submitted Rildeci Dias to claim a flyweight belt in Salvador. | Adilton Venegeroles, Brazil MMA Filipe Esteves improved to 7-0 as a MMA fighter and captured the Brazil MMA flyweight...
Dana White: Henry Cejudo needs to defend flyweight title next or give up the belt 
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Cejudo [1] needs to defend the flyweight title in his next fight or he won’t be able to call himself ‘Triple C’ any longer. The reigning two-division UFC champion is...