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Watch The UFC Fight Night Phoenix Weigh-in Live at 7 PM ET | MMAWeekly.com

Watch the UFC Fight Night Phoenix official weigh-in streaming live at 7 p.m. ET from the Talking Stick Resort in Phoenix, Arizona.

Floyd Mayweather Responds to Dana White's Offer: 'You're a F***ing Comedian' (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

UFC president Dana White officially made Floyd Mayweather an offer to box UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Money responded as only Money would.

Absolute Championship Berkut (ACB) Set for USA Debut

(PRESS RELEASE) -- One of Russia’s biggest MMA promotions will be making their United States debut in 2017.

Robbie Lawler is no longer with American Top Team

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has left American Top Team after more than four years of training at the Florida-based gym.

Three new bouts added to Bellator 171, including A.J. McKee vs. Brandon Phillips

Three new bouts have been added to Bellator 171.

Charmaine Tweet Plans to Snap Magan Anderson's Win Streak (Invicta FC 21 Video) | MMAWeekly.com

Charmaine Tweet headlines Invicta FC 21 against Megan Anderson on Saturday for the interim 145-pound title.

Floyd Mayweather responds to Dana White's "comedic" offer

TMZ Sports caught up with Floyd Mayweather to get his response to Dana White's offer of $25 million dollars for a fight with Conor McGregor.

Comeback Set as BJ Penn and Yair Rodriguez Make Weight (UFC Phoenix Weigh-in Results) | MMAWeekly.com

BJ Penn's return to the Octagon is set after he and UFC Fight Night 103 opponent Yair Rodriguez made weight at the early official weigh-in on Saturday.

Bellator 171 Adds More Bouts, Fight Card at 14 Fights | MMAWeekly.com

A pair of heavyweight fights featuring undefeated blue chip prospects Jarod Trice and Tyrell Fortune have been added to the preliminary card of Bellator 171.

Rodriguez on Penn’s trash talk: ‘He’s acting like an amateur’

Yair Rodriguez responded to B.J. Penn’s comments that their UFC Fight Night 103 headliner would end up looking like a professional fighting an amateur.

LFA 1 Results & Highlights: A Bantamweight Champion is Crowned | MMAWeekly.com

Check out the full results and fight highlight from the first ever LFA event, where the promotion's inaugural bantamweight champion was crowned.

Ahead of UFC comeback, B.J. Penn reflects on a suddenly unfamiliar MMA game

A staggering amount has changed in MMA since the last time B.J. Penn left a UFC cage. And as the legend’s comeback fight approaches, he can’t help but marvel at how oddly foreign these new surroundings feel.

Sonnen talks DFW, Rousey, Schwarzenegger, Ortiz & more

This week’s Three Amigos Podcast is stacked with a trio of guests: Chael Sonnen, Ben Saunders and Jimmie Rivera.

ACB 51 Streams Live and Free on MMAWeekly.com, Friday at 10pm ET | MMAWeekly.com

If you can't make it out to California to get to the arena, fear not, you can watch ACB 51 streaming live on MMAWeekly.com beginning at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT.

Ortiz, Sonnen pass latest round of drug testing

According to Andy Foster, executive officer of the California State Athletic Commission, both Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen have passed all out-of-competition drug tests leading up to their Bellator 170 main event next weekend.

Watch The MMA Beat now

On this week's show, the panel will discuss the Mark Hunt lawsuit, B.J. Penn's return, UFC 207's pay-per-view numbers and much more.

Watch The MMA Beat now

On this week's show, the panel will discuss the Mark Hunt lawsuit, B.J. Penn's return, UFC 207's pay-per-view numbers and much more.

Brad Pickett Lands Retirement Bout at UFC London | MMAWeekly.com

Veteran slugger Brad "One Punch" Pickett has landed a retirement fight on his home turf at UFC London.

Jack vs. DeGale: Live results, RBR, discussion

Bloody Elbow has your live fight night results, round by round coverage, and discussion for James DeGale vs. Badou Jack on Showtime.

Joe Rogan: ‘I don’t think we’ll see Ronda fight again’

“I don’t think she is (going to fight again). Amanda Nunes is a very, very dangerous puncher. She kicks and punches so (expletive) hard, and she has long ar

Rogan Reveals Who He Believes Is The Greatest MMA Fighter Of All Time… And He’s Never Fought UFC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyWzIN4chyE UFC commentator Joe Rogan has seen it all. As the man responsible for calling all the action, Rogan has had the b

Conor McGregor In A Competitive Jiu Jitsu Match — Replay!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEvIuwZ2PMc Though MMA fans have come to know Conor McGregor as a knockout artist, the UFC champ didn't get to the top withou

Invicta FC 21: Anderson vs Tweet preview

MMA’s only all-women’s organization has another great offering this weekend.

UFC Phoenix: Tommy Toehold’s Picks

Bloody Elbow content partner Tommy Toehold is back with another prediction video for UFC Fight Night 103.

Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. set for May 6th on HBO PPV

WBO junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez will face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a catchweight fight.

VIDEO | BJ Penn on Yair Rodriguez fight: 'I'm not here shake your hand, be nice to you' | BJPenn.com

UFC Fight Night 103 takes place in Phoenix, Arizona this Sunday as UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn makes his way back into the Octagon to face rising...

Proof Manny Pacquiao Threw 7 Punches In 1.2 Seconds

How fast is boxer Manny Pacquiao, well pretty darn fast! Check out this video which proves that he threw 7 punches in 1.2 seconds.....yeah. See for yours

Holy Sh*t! This Is The Worst Beatdown We’ve Seen In A Long Time!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uz2xkmdiBE These two girls threw down on a field of grass and only one walked away with her head held high. The other? She h

UFC Fight Night 103 weigh-in video

Watch UFC Fight Night 103 weigh-in video to see all the UFC Fight Night 103 fighters try to make weight Saturday for Sunday's big event.

Invicta FC 21 results: Anderson vs. Tweet

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Tommy Toe Hold on Twitter

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Preview: UFC Fight Night ‘Rodriguez vs. Penn’ - Rodriguez vs. Penn

Well past his prime, B.J. Penn continues to spur interest. The former two-division Ultimate Fighting Championship titleholder will return to the cage for the first time since July 2014 when he faces surging featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez in the UFC UFC Fight Night 103 main event on Sunday at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix. Meanwhile, Joe Lauzon faces Polish leg lock specialist Marcin Held in the three-round co-headliner at 155 pounds. The rest of the four-fight main card features a welterweight clash pitting “The Ultimate Fighter 11” winner Court McGee against Ben Saunders and a flyweight tilt pairing John Moraga with Roufusport standout Sergio Pettis . Let us take a closer look at each UFC Fight Night “Rodriguez vs. Penn” matchup, with analysis and picks: Featherweights Yair Rodriguez (8-1) vs. B.J. Penn (16-10-2) THE MATCHUP: Let’s not mince words: Penn looked bad in his last fight. Faced with Frankie Edgar , a man known for his wrestling and lateral movement, the Hawaiian made the baffling decision to fight high on his tippy-toes with both feet close together.

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Stefan Struve injured, out of main event fight against Junior Dos Santos | FOX Sports

“(Struve) is having surgery tomorrow morning to repair an injury to his shoulder,” Struve’s camp told FOX Sports on Thursday. “He is very disappointed and looks forward to returning to competition as soon as possible. Thanks to all his fans for their support and apologizes to Junior Dos Santos that they are not able to fight in February but looks forward to that fight in the future.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson for the interim title official for UFC 209 | FOX Sports

Now they meet with a title on the line as Nurmagomedov and Ferguson look to build on recent momentum. Nurmagomedov is undefeated throughout his professional career including a perfect 8-0 inside the Octagon including a third round submission over Michael Johnson in his most recent fight at UFC 205.

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MMAjunkie on Twitter

Take a look at the key facts behind this week's #UFCPhoenix event, including @panteraufc vs. @bjpenndotcom . More: http://bit.ly/2iZ3nGt  pic.twitter.com/DXokx6Zmkt

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Rothwell Tells Dana White That Mayweather vs. McGregor Must Be For Interim Title

UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell thinks if the UFC makes Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, it should be like many pay-per-view main events and feature an interim title.

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Video replay: UFC Fight Night 103 fighter weigh-ins in Phoenix

It’s a new year and a clean slate for our staff members when it comes to picking fights. Check out our picks for the first UFC card of 2017: UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix.

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'The Herd': Dana White makes offer to Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor | FOX Sports

“First of all let’s cut the B.S. right from the get go — (Floyd Mayweather) hasn’t talked to anybody about this fight. You’re talking to somebody about the fight, you’re talking to me. I’m the promoter. Conor McGregor is under contract to me. To say that Conor McGregor hasn’t made $8 million or $10 million in a fight, wrong again. To think that you’re the ‘A’ side — how are you the ‘A’ side?” White said.

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Anderson Silva returns to face Derek Brunson at UFC 208 in Brooklyn | FOX Sports

Anderson Silva will make his return to action on short notice when he faces Derek Brunson in a middleweight bout just added to UFC 208 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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Robert Drysdale’s Technique of the Week: Rolling Kneebar

Robert Drysdale demonstrates a great rolling kneebar in this edition of Sherdog's Technique of the Week.

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UFC Fight Pass on Twitter

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Download the free Sherdog mixed martial arts app, which gives you access to the latest UFC news, results and fighter updates!

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Floyd Mayweather Says He Offered Conor McGregor $15 Million, PPV Points for Boxing Match

Shortly after he become lightweight champion at UFC 205, Conor McGregor said he would need $100 million to face pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. “Money” claims he recently made a counter offer to McGregor. And while it wasn’t in the $100 million ballpark -- that’s Mayweather territory, according to the man himself -- it was an impressive figure nonetheless. “We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather said on ESPN’s “First Take” on Wednesday. “They know what my number is. My number was a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number. We’re the A-side. I don’t know how much money Conor McGregor has made. I’m pretty sure he hasn’t even made $10 million in an MMA bout. We are willing to give him $15 million and then we could talk about splitting the percentage, the back end percentage on pay-per-view.” McGregor earned a disclosed $3 million payday for his victory over Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August. Salaries from UFC 205, which took place at Madison Square Garden in New York City, were not released. The Dublin native recently received a boxing license in California but remains under contract with the UFC, which means the Las Vegas-based organization has exclusive rights to promote his fights.

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Joe Lauzon did the fan Q&A on the UFC Facebook page

Mike Swick is an original AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) team member and appeared on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter. He is the CEO and founder of AKA Thailand: one of the largest destination fight gyms in the world, that regularly caters to some of the biggest names in combat sports. AKA Thailand opened in 2014 on the tropical island of Phuket, Thailand. After competing in MMA for over 20 years, Mike retired from an 11 year UFC career in 2015. In December 2016, Mike relaunched MikeSwick.com, this time with the focus on fight news, media and unique content. Mike's goal is to build the most comprehensive and multifaceted fight enthusiast site on the web, using his relationships with both fighters and MMA industry authorities to bring the fans closer than ever to the fighters and the sport. MikeSwick.com is a media and quality content driven site that will constantly be evolving and expanding to provide the best and most unique user experience.*

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Sherdog.com’s 2016 Year-End Awards: The Complete List

Another memorable year has come and gone in the sport of mixed martial arts. Though Bellator MMA , the World Series of Fighting , Rizin Fighting Federation , One Championship and Invicta Fighting Championships all made moves, the Ultimate Fighting Championship once again dominated the headlines; and change became an operative word. It started with UFC 195 on Jan. 2 and finished with UFC 207 on Dec. 30. Within the confines of those 12 months, Zuffa sold the UFC to WME-IMG for an eye-popping $4 billion and ushered in a new era for MMA’s premier organization. Matchmaker Joe Silva, play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg and others with longstanding ties to the promotion said their goodbyes. The winds of change also blew inside the cage. Seven of the 10 weight classes saw their titles switch hands, some of them more than once. Fabricio Werdum , Luke Rockhold , Robbie Lawler , Eddie Alvarez , Rafael dos Anjos , Dominick Cruz , Holly Holm and Miesha Tate were all dethroned. Meanwhile, at 145 pounds, Conor McGregor was stripped of his championship two weeks after becoming the company’s first simultaneous two-division titleholder.

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Sherdog’s Top 10: UFC Ironmen - Top 10

Speak the word ironman to any knowledgeable sports fan and certain names come to mind: Lou Gehrig and Cal Ripken Jr. in MLB, Brett Favre in the NFL, Doug Jarvis in the NHL and A.C. Green in the NBA. Durability and longevity serve as the connective tissues, and they are often accompanied by remarkable achievement. The same holds true for MMA in general and the Ultimate Fighting Championship in particular. In compiling a “UFC Ironmen” list for the latest installment in the Sherdog Top 10 series series, any number of qualifiers could have been used: total fights, total rounds, career length, etc. However, for the purpose of this exercise, we settled on total time spent competing inside the Octagon, according to FightMetric . Sorry, Travis Fulton : *** HONORABLE MENTIONS: Demian Maia (4:40:34), Demetrious Johnson (4:31:08), Jim Miller (4:27:53) *** Continue Reading » Number 10

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Opinion: Is Mark Hunt Going To Get Paid or Not?

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sherdog.com, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * Mark Hunt will never stop swinging for the fences. Perhaps this week's news of the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix champion suing the Ultimate Fighting Championship , UFC President Dana White and former opponent Brock Lesnar shouldn't come as a surprise, since Hunt has been laying the groundwork for a lawsuit since the summer, almost immediately following the news of his victorious UFC 200 opponent allegedly testing positive for anti-estrogenic agent clomiphene and its metabolite 4-hydroxyclomiphene in a test administered June 28, 2016, by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. After all, Hunt retained the services of San Diego attorney Christina Denning, a partner at Higgs, Fletcher and Mack, all the way back in October. If it says anything at all, even the slightest disbelief that Hunt would sue the UFC speaks to how historically one-sided labor relations in mixed martial arts have been.

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Bellator 170’s Derek Anderson Believes Lightweight Title Shot Could Be Imminent

Derek Anderson is far from a household name in Bellator MMA right now, but the 26-year-old lightweight might only be a couple wins away from becoming a much more well-known commodity. The Team Xplode MMA representative will be gunning for his third consecutive victory when he faces Derek Campos at Bellator 170 in Los Angeles on Jan. 21. Anderson is 5-2 thus far during his promotional tenure, and his resume includes notable triumphs over former title challenger Patricky Freire (twice) and Saad Awad . A victory on one of Bellator’s most high-profile cards to date — headlined by Chael Sonnen and Tito Ortiz — can only bolster his profile. “I think they’re starting to know who I am. Maybe I’m like a darkhorse or something like that. Or a gatekeeper. I don’t care. As long as they start calling me something,” Anderson told Sherdog.com. “I feel like it’s my title shot very soon, if not next. And I want it. There’s no lightweight that’s going to beat me. In my eyes, I’m the man. I just need to make that known to everybody else,” he added.

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Leandro Higo Outpoints Steven Peterson, Captures Inaugural LFA Bantamweight Title

Leandro Higo made Legacy Fighting Alliance history on Friday night, and he just might have punched his ticket to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the process. Higo, the former Resurrection Fighting Alliance champ, claimed the new promotion’s bantamweight title with an impressive five-round verdict over ex-Legacy FC titlist Steven Peterson in the LFA 1 headliner at the Bomb Factory in Dallas. The 27-year-old Brazilian swept the scorecards by identical 50-45 counts to win his eighth consecutive bout. Peterson (14-5) saw a six-fight winning streak come to an end. Higo (17-2) battered his opponent throughout the 25-minute affair, flurrying with hard and fast punching combinations that left Peterson bloodied from opening stanza. Higo repeatedly snapped his foe’s head back with counter right hands, powerful hooks and uppercuts. Despite absorbing a considerable amount of damage, Peterson continued to press forward throughout the contest. His best moment of the fight came in round four, when he landed a takedown and attached himself to Higo’s back as the Brazilian stood.

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Dana White on Twitter

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UFC FIGHT PASS Free Weekend Begins This Friday

Las Vegas – UFC FIGHT PASS® - the world’s premier digital subscription network for fight fans – is presenting a  FREE WEEKEND beginning this Friday, January 13. From midnight tonight (Eastern time) fans around the world will be able to enjoy three exclusively live fight streams and spend three days sampling FIGHT PASS’s vast library of content. The  FREE WEEKEND will include the TKO 37 event on Friday, Invicta FC 21 on Saturday plus four exclusively live fights from this Sunday’s UFC FIGHT NIGHT event. Fans will also have unprecedented free access to FIGHT PASS’s vast archive of over 11,000 historical fights, UFC programming and Original content. “This is a thank you to our fans,” UFC Senior Vice-President & UFC FIGHT PASS General Manager Eric Winter said. “In 2016, FIGHT PASS live-streamed over 100 fight card live and exclusively, and we’re excited to begin the New Year by showcasing the first of many action packed weekends on FIGHT PASS. “We also invite viewers to take full advantage of the  FREE WEEKEND and deep-dive into the FIGHT PASS Library.

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ONE Championship 51 results: Vitaly Bigdash tops Aung La N Sang in dominant title defense

It was clear Nguyen was waiting for the right time to pick his shot. That opportunity came a little more than three minutes into the contest when he loaded up with an overhand right that caught Yokota on the chin. He went down, and Nguyen showed his killer instinct by swarming with more punches for the stoppage at 3:36 of Round 1.

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Georges St. Pierre Gets Submitted With Flying Armbar At ADCC

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre is truly a student of the game and one of the hardest workers in the sport. GSP has always been a class act and learned from the mistakes he’s made during competition only to come back stronger from them. He certainly showed this after his knockout loss to former champion Matt Serra at UFC 69 as he came back and avenged the loss a year later in dominating fashion at UFC 83.

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Did Holly Holm’s Body Look Different When She Fought Ronda Rousey?

Holly Holm was a heavy favorite heading into her UFC 196 title defense against Miesha Tate. Holm was not only the reigning UFC champion and undefeated in her professional career, but she was also the lone woman defeat former champion Ronda Rousey.

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Learn 12 essential BJJ drills in just 2 minutes by @bjj_fundamentals

Are you a guard player or a passer? No matter. Either way, there are drills to help you work on top or on the bottom and start your training session with efficiency. In just two minutes you can learn twelve drills essential to improving your game. Evolve MMA black-belts Almiro Barros and Marcos Ratinho have selected the most important drills and made them into this concise video lesson. #jiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu

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Bellator MMA on Twitter

All New #InFocus : Follow @ChaelSonnen to his hometown as he prepares for his Jan 21st MMA reboot & making good on a promise #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/gmHq8QbTjW

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Invicta FC 21 Results: Play-by-Play & Updates

Sijara Eubanks vs. Aspen Ladd Round 1 Ladd takes the center of the cage and lands a left hook. Eubanks defends a takedown try and answers with a combination. Ladd goes upstairs with a kick but it’s blocked. Ladd with a one-two combination. Ladd stays active with her jab, mixing the occasional left hand. Ladd continues to find openings for straight punches. Eubanks misses a standing elbow but connects a follow-up right hand. Eubanks lands a pair of kicks to the body and follows up with a front kick while Ladd is content to continue with straight punching combinations. Eubanks changes levels for a takedown and Ladd sprawls. Ladd lands several hard elbows to the ribs as Eubanks hangs on for the takedown. Eubanks won’t give up on the takedown, and Ladd defends for a while before Eubanks picks her foe up and dumps her on the canvas. Eubanks is now on top with less than a minute remaining. Eubanks lands some punches to the side of the head in a scramble before Ladd works her way back to her feet. 10-9 Ladd. Round 2 Ladd resumes with her crisp one-two combinations to begin the stanza.

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MMAjunkie on Twitter

All 12 fights for #UFCPhoenix are now official. Check out the @ufc Fight Night 103 fighters on the scale at the official ceremony. pic.twitter.com/kTJhAz8w3F

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Shogun Still Wants The UFC Belt, Not Giving Up On Championship Aspirations

“My biggest dream is the belt,” Run told MMA Fighting . “But I’ve been through this experience before, and I know that if I think about the belt before fighting my next opponent, that might not get me motivated. I’m more experienced now, and I know I have to think about my next opponent. This is what motivates me.”

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. @RealSkipBayless : Floyd Mayweather is AFRAID of Conor McGregor. RT if you agree with Skip pic.twitter.com/mLbL2YNOj5

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Manny Pacquiao to Fight Jeff Horn for WBO Welterweight Title on April 23

It looks like future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao is going to remain an active boxer as the Filipino senator is set to fight virtual unknown Jeff Horn. The bout will take place on April 23, though a city and venue have yet to be determined. Top Rank’s Bob Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, tweeted a few days ago that he is receiving offers for the fight from Australia, Russia and the U.S., though “The Land Down Under” seems to be the leading candidate as Horn is a superstar in his Aussie homeland. The bout will be for “Pac Man’s” WBO welterweight title; Horn is currently the No. 2-ranked contender for the sanctioning body at that weight. Arum said that he expects to have a definitive location set in stone in the coming weeks and that if the bout, which could be Pacquiao’s last, is held in Australia, it could become the biggest fight that continent has ever seen.

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Opinion: Moving on Up

Editor’s note: The views and opinions expressed below are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sherdog.com, its affiliates and sponsors or its parent company, Evolve Media. * * * This week, former Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos announced his intention to move up 15 pounds to welterweight, joining Donald Cerrone , who he thrashed in 66 seconds in a title defense 13 months ago. Citing new challenges and the severity of his current weight cut, Dos Anjos is an interesting addition in the increasingly large group of fighters who have made the call to move up as of late. While his skill could easily carry him to the upper echelon of the division, just how far he can go is a bit of a question mark compared to fighters who have had success moving up. The obvious comparison, for the aforementioned reasons, is Cerrone, who moved up to welterweight several weeks after their title fight and quickly became a top contender. Cerrone, however, has significant height and reach over Dos Anjos.

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Demi Lovato’s New Bellator Fighter Boyfriend Talks…

Demi Lovato’s new boyfriend, Bellator fighter Guilherme Vasconcelos, doesn’t want to talk much about his famous girlfriend.

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Ross Baines Art on Twitter

@ChaelSonnen Good news Chael, you made the cut in my customer's ultimate fighters painting... pic.twitter.com/GBAk2wdUaf

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EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn "It is time to wake up and come eat the long-legged fish" | BJPenn.com

UFC Hall of Famer and former two division world champion BJ Penn will return to the octagon this Sunday night in Phoenix when he meets surging featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103.

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BJ Penn on Twitter

TODAY! What's up Phoenix! Come check us out! @ufc #UFCPhoenix pic.twitter.com/Z1coGtDBKW

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Demi Lovato’s New Bellator Fighter Boyfriend Talks…

Demi Lovato’s new boyfriend, Bellator fighter Guilherme Vasconcelos, doesn’t want to talk much about his famous girlfriend.

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FOX Sports: UFC on Twitter

"They say this is old school vs new school. Kicking ass is timeless."- @bjpenndotcom #UFCFightNight http://snpy.tv/2jcg2pV 

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Bellator MMA on Twitter

Miss last night's "Countdown to Ortiz vs Sonnen" on @spike ? We got you covered. #Bellator170 Full show here http://spke.co/2ioWRMa  pic.twitter.com/eITL7cK2nm

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Mookie Alexander on Twitter

@campbellcombate @SecretMovesMMA Agreed. I don't want to see anyone's juiced tits and raging erections.

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Invicta FC on Twitter

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Invicta FC on Twitter

We're less than 2 hours away from being LIVE on @UFCFightPass ! Tune in for FREE to witness all of the action! #InvictaFC21 pic.twitter.com/ztTKmFn4nX

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BJJ technique: Learn the pendulum sweep from Marcus Buchecha by @gallerr

Marcus Buchecha teaches a simple, functional position. From closed guard the Checkmatter makes a pendulum to distract his foe and achieve a sweep. The position is so efficient, Buchecha sweeps and immediately gets the mount. Pay attention to the grips on this one. #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #bjj

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UFC Fight Pass on Twitter

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Mike Straka on Twitter

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UFC Fight Night Phoenix - Lauzon vs Held - Episode 2

UFC Fight Night Phoenix - Lauzon vs Held - Episode 2

51 Invicta FC on Twitter
52 Jamie Foxx Gets In Street Fight, Ends It With Rear Naked Choke — Watch!
53 Instagram photo by Mike Dolce • Jan 14, 2017 at 6:45pm UTC
54 MMAFighting.com on Twitter
55 The Phil Baroni Documentary: DO OR DIE
56 Invicta FC on Twitter
57 Instagram photo by Sherdog.com • Jan 14, 2017 at 4:22pm UTC
58 UFC Champ Daniel Cormier Reveals When He’ll Return To Action, Following A 2016 With No Title Defenses
59 Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2362 with Enson Inoue and Ron Kruck
60 MMAjunkie on Twitter
61 After Wineland, Faber, UFC Fight Night 103's Frankie Saenz sticking with 'the best guys' for opponents
62 #WSOF35 on Twitter
63 2 vs 1 Sparring With Cung Le
64 Getting Candid w/ the Invicta FC 21 Athletes!
65 Crooklyn’s Corner Daily News
66 Dillashaw: ‘I beat Cody 75% of the time in practice’
67 Chael Sonnen Passes Latest Round Of Bellator Drug Testing