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Bellator MMA Adds Another Title Fight For Their Inaugral PPV

Bellator MMA is really making a splash as the organization gets ready to make their PPV debut. The organization announced today that Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will look to make his third straight title defense as he faces off with Daniel Straus for a second time at Bellator 106 on November 2. Curran has fought two times already ...

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UFC Fight Night 27 Weigh-Ins Live on BetweenTheRopes.com At 4 P.M. ET

UFC Fight Night 27 takes place tomorrow night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The main event features a rematch from 2009 with Carlos Condit looking to avenge his first ever loss in the UFC as he squares off with Martin Kampmann. Before the fighters get in the cage, all 24 fighters hit the scales today to weigh-in ...

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Between The Ropes WWE Raw Review Podcast – August 27, 2013

Brian and Steve are back as they talk about Klondike bars, mints, coupons, concerts and NBA Championships and then they get into a full review of WWE Raw including the latest in the Triple H – Daniel Bryan – Randy Orton storyline, the eye-popping Paul Heyman – CM Punk – Curtis Axel segment, AJ Lee with her version of a ...

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WWE RAW Reaction and Review – August 26th, 2013

For full coverage of last night’s show, be sure to check out the complete Raw Rundown. The Triple H and Randy Orton opening felt very old school. What I mean is that, the heels came out to put over their ongoing ‘victories,’ then the face came out and played to the crowd.

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WWE Raw Rundown LIVE – 8/26/2013

Refresh this page throughout the show tonight for LIVE ongoing coverage and analysis! Tonight, live on USA Network, WWE Raw is bringing a lot of hype with two major matches.  First, CM Punk sent out a tweet over the weekend accepting Curtis Axel’s challenge from Friday Night Smackdown.  Also, WWE.com is advertising Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam in ...

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Between The Ropes Podcast – August 26, 2013

It’s Monday so Brian and Steve are back to look ahead to WWE Raw tonight.  Plus, they talk about Goldberg and whether or not he could return to WWE for the Hall of Fame and possibly a match at WrestleMania XXX next year, where it looks like WrestleMania could be in 2015 and 2016, Ted DiBiase Jr. leaving the WWE, ...

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Ted DiBiase Jr. Departs from WWE

Ted Dibiase Jr. announced today on YouTube that his contract with the WWE is up and he has decided not to re-sign. DiBiase said the decision was “bittersweet” but this was best for him and his family right now. “I have had just some amazing life experiences with the WWE. I’ve done some amazing things. I’ve traveled the world, wrestling ...

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WWE Smackdown Rundown – 8/23/2013

Tonight’s WWE Friday Night Smackdown comes only five short days after an epic SummerSlam pay-per-view event.  Del Rio looks for revenge in a match against Christian, and 3MB is being advertised against Mark Henry and Big Show.  Let’s see if this week’s show delivers.

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TNA News: Devon Makes First Statement Since Leaving TNA

Former ECW, WWE and TNA champion Devon is gone from TNA after taking the pinfall last night in the main event of Impact Wrestling. Devon was apart of Aces and Eights facing off with the Main Event Mafia and he got pinned by AJ Styles. The loser of the match as part of the stipulation had to leave TNA. Devon ...

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UFC News: Conor McGregor Out Around 10 Months With A Torn ACL

The hype train surrounding Conor McGregor will be derailed for awhile. UFC President Dana White told Fox Sports Live that a MRI McGregor took today revealed a torn ACL, posterior horn meniscal tear and a MCL strain. White said that McGregor would out for about nine to ten months. BREAKING – @UFC's Conor McGregor's MRI results: complete ACL tear, MCL ...

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WWE News: John Cena Says His Goal Is To Return To WWE “Healthy And Strong”

Former 13 time world champion John Cena made his first comments today since his triceps surgery on Tuesday. Cena told WWE.com that he wants to be healthy and put rumors to rest about being at WrestleMania 30 in April. “I plan on using the next couple months to rehab and get healthy as I can, as quickly as I can,” ...

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TNA News: AJ Styles Leaving TNA?

You think of AJ Styles and you think of him being an original member of TNA since the organization started in 2002. Well that run could be coming to an end. PWInsider.com is reporting that Styles’ contract expires next month and TNA has made very little effort to make him an offer. The former TNA world champion posted this on ...

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UFC News: Jessica Eye Talks Leaving Bellator And Signing With The UFC

On today’s podcast, Steve talks to top-ranked women’s fighter, UFC women’s bantamweight fighter Jessica Eye. “Evil” discusses what led to her no longer being with Bellator MMA, what organizations talked to her right after her release from Bellator and what led Eye to signing with the UFC. Eye also tells Steve if Sarah Kaufman is the next opponent, how soon ...

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Lyoto Machida Drops To 185 And Faces Tim Kennedy At UFC Fight For The Troops 3

It had been said since last year at UFC on Fox 4 when Lyoto Machida weighed in at 201 pounds for his fight against Ryan Bader that he could make 185 pounds. Now you will get the chance to see that. UFC President Dana White announced on Fox Sports Live on Fox Sports 1 that Machida will make his debut ...

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Jon Jones Appears in Nike’s 25 Year Anniversary “Just Do It” Commercial

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones signed a deal last year with Nike, but with all big name athletes we have seen them in commercials. We hadn’t seen Jones in any Nike commercials, until now. Nike has released a commercial celebrating the 25 year anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign. The commercial, which was directed by Nicolai Fuglsig features ...

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WWE Night of Champions Main Event Announced At Smackdown Tapings

It was announced at last night’s WWE Smackdown tapings in Bakersfield, California that the main event for WWE’s Night of Champions will be Randy Orton defending his WWE championship against Daniel Bryan. The feud started started when Bryan defeated John Cena for the WWE title on Sunday at Summerslam. Orton came out after the match, while Bryan was celebrating, he ...

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UFC Signs Top Ranked Women’s Fighter Jessica Eye

It was reported on Tuesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that top ranked 125 pounds women’s fighter Jessica Eye has signed a deal with the UFC fight at 135 pounds. Eye released a statement on twitter a short time later confirming the report. Yes every1 it true I official with the @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby I Can't wait to step in the ...

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UFC Heavyweight Stefan Struve’s Fighting Career Put On Hold

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The career of UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is in jeopardy. A report on Tuesday’s, “UFC Tonight” stated that Struve has been diagnosed with a leaking aortic valve and an enlarged heart. Struve’s management team sent a statement to MMAFighting.com explaining Struve’s situation, which includes Struve’s desire to return to the UFC and fight again: Stefan Struve has recently been diagnosed ...

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WWE Raw Reaction and Review – August 19th, 2013

For full coverage of last night’s show, be sure to check out the complete Raw Rundown.  Also, get the latest Between the Ropes podcast for thoughts from Brian and Steve! Stephanie McMahon and Daniel Bryan opened up last night’s show in a very interesting way. It wasn’t what I expected coming out of the Pay-Per-View, but I still really liked it. ...

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WWE Raw TV Rating Up Post SummerSlam

Last week, Raw saw a slight uptick in ratings.  The trend continued this week. For the night after SummerSlam, Raw averaged 4.3 million viewers.  

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