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Behind Scott Coker, Bellator Taking Steps Forward to Compete with UFC

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Bellator MMA is in no position to overtake the UFC for supremacy in the mixed-martial arts world anytime soon. However, recent evidence shows that the Viacom-owned promotion may have finally found the right formula for claiming a solid slice of the pie. When former Strikeforce head Scott Coker took over day-to-day operation of Bellator, in June of this year, we ... Read More »

Just Like UFC, Brock Lesnar Absence Now Hurting WWE

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In pro wrestling, fantasy often imitates reality. In fact, when used most effectively, real-life beefs (Bret Hart/Shawn Michaels, The Rock/John Cena) translate into engaging, believable in-ring action. Sometimes, however, this emulation is hurtful. Such is the case with current WWE Champion Brock Lesnar. Lesnar is a freak athlete, on a historical level. So much so that he nearly secured a ... Read More »

UFC 179 Recap: Jose Aldo Holds off Chad Mendes

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Jose Aldo survived an early onslaught from a very game Chad Mendes and went on to retain his UFC Featherweight Championship by unanimous decision in the main event of UFC 179, Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mendes scored the first knockdown of the contest, dropping the champion with a left hook, but Aldo responded with a knockdown of ... Read More »

Cain Velasquez Injured, Mark Hunt Gets Title Shot at UFC 180

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It’s been a bad year for the UFC when it comes to main events and top fighters.  Georges St. Pierre has been out due to his “retirement” and then blowing out his knee.  Anderson Silva has been sidelined all year after his leg was shattered into a thousand pieces.  And it’s seemed like countless main event fights have been scrapped due ... Read More »

UFC Fighter Cody Gibson Learns Hard Lesson in Viral Video

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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…unless you’re UFC bantamweight Cody Gibson, and you live in a universe where TMZ exists. Days following his UFC 178 submission defeat at the hands of Manny Gamburyan, Gibson decided to drown his sorrows at a local watering hole. For years, combat athletes have had to deal with tavern tough guys looking to test ... Read More »

UFC Releases Video of Tim Kennedy, Yoel Romero Backstage at UFC 178

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You can’t really blame Tim Kennedy for being upset following what happened at UFC 178. Sure, he got knocked out by Yoel Romero in the third round of their bout but this was after he dominated the second round.  In fact, he almost scored a TKO before Romero was saved by the bell.  And when it was time for the ... Read More »

Weidman Injured, Hendricks-Lawler II to Headline UFC 181

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UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is out of UFC 181 after injuring his hand in training,  Now, the show will be headlined by the long-awaited rematch between welterweights Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Weidman was scheduled to defend his championship against Vitor Belfort on the Dec. 6 which will now be rescheduled for another date. Instead, it will be Hendricks ... Read More »

Wanderlei Silva Retires, Blames UFC for Decision

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After a combustable and controversial few months, Wanderlei Silva has had enough and decided to retire from the sport of MMA. And the reason: according to Silva, it’s because the UFC turned his fans on him. “I am stepping down from the ring,” announced the former PRIDE Champion in a video on YouTube.  “After today, Wanderlei Silva will not fight ... Read More »

Bellator Announces Tito Ortiz And Stephan Bonnar Opposite UFC 180, Scuffle Ensues After Fight Announcement

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During tonight’s Bellator 123, the promotion announced that Tito Ortiz will be facing Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 on Saturday, November 15th from the Valley View Center in San Diego, California, which is opposite of UFC 180 from Mexico City, Mexico. In a press release from Bellator, Ortiz said he hates Bonnar and is a phony. “This fight is as ... Read More »

UFC Fight Night 50 Results: “Jacare” Souza Taps Out Gegard Mousasi To Highlight Action Packed Main Card

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There was a lot of anticipation heading into Friday night’s UFC Fight Night 50 as the main card was expected to feature fireworks. That is exactly what we got. In the middleweight main event in where the winner could get the next shot at the UFC middleweight championship, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza defeated Gegard Mousasi by third submission via guillotine choke. ... Read More »

UFC Fight Night 50 Countdown Show

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UFC Fight Night 50 takes place on Friday night from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. In the main event is a rematch featuring top ranked middleweight as Jacare Souza battles Gegard Mousasi. The co-main event features top ranked heavyweight Alistair Overeem facing off with Ben Rothwell. Prior to UFC events, the company releases a countdown show and this ... Read More »

Alistair Overeem Addresses Dana White Issue On Jon Jones Injury

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Alistair Overeem returns to the UFC octagon on Friday night as he battles the returning Ben Rothwell in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 50. “The Reem” has been dealing with some criticism leading up to the fight as UFC president Dana White was placing the blame of Jon Jones’ injured knee and ankle in training for his fight ... Read More »