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Stacked! Bellator 194: Mitrione vs. "Big Country" Nelson Fight Card And Line Up - MMA Imports

Next month Bellator is bringing the second bout of their heavyweight tournament back to T.V. with a rematch between Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione.

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John Kavanagh: Gunnar Nelson vs. Darren Till offered for UFC Fight Night 127 headliner

“There’s the payday. I’ve got some lawsuit (expletive) that’s still going on. I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but lawyers are very expensive. Also, one doesn’t want to go out on my last fight, that being the lasting impression on my MMA career. Also, I kind of feel that I owe it to the U.K. fans because they were so supportive throughout my career. I always envisioned in my mind having that retirement fight in London, and there it is on a plate. I just need to take it, but everyone around me is telling me not to.”

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Matches to Make After Bellator 192

The first bout of the Bellator MMA heavyweight grand prix went about as one might expect, with Chael Sonnen outwrestling Quinton Jackson to earn a unanimous decision triumph in the Bellator 192 headliner at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday night. Barring injury or other unforeseen circumstance, Sonnen’s fate is already sealed. He will advance to the bracket’s semifinals to face the winner of the Frank Mir vs. Fedor Emelianenko bout, which will take place in April. A new welterweight champion was also crowned on Saturday, as Rory MacDonald earned a hard-fought five-round verdict over Douglas Lima in the evening’s co-main event. Competing in one of the promotion’s deepest divisions, there should be plenty of interesting options on the horizon for “The Red King.” In the wake of Bellator 192, here are five matches that need to be made. Rory MacDonald vs. Andrey Koreshkov : MacDonald has talked about winning Bellator titles in multiple divisions, but his victory over Douglas Lima was difficult enough that a move up doesn’t seem necessary at this point.

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Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Hot Challengers Get Doused

Last year gave us two hot Ultimate Fighting Championship title challengers, but in 2018, Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier are still on top of their divisions. Miocic clobbered anointed challenger Francis Ngannou in the UFC 220 main event on Jan. 20 in Boston, ending his 10-fight winning streak via lopsided 25-minute decision while becoming the first man to defend the heavyweight title three consecutive times. Meanwhile, Daniel Cormier retained his light heavyweight crown and No. 1 spot by pounding out surging Volkan Oezdemir , who tore up the 205-pound division in 2017. Conversely, inactivity plays a large role in our latest update. With perennial heavyweight standouts Ben Rothwell and Josh Barnett awaiting formal discipline from the United States Anti-Doping Agency, both men have been on the sidelines for well over a year and as such drop two spots to ninth and 10th pending their USADA punishments. Meanwhile, former pound-for-pound queen Ronda Rousey is gearing up for a possible pro wrestling career, has not fought for nearly 13 months and may never do so again.

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Francis Ngannou: I learned more at UFC 220 than in four years of MMA

“I’ve been in this sport only four years, and I know I’ll keep learning and improving,” Ngannou (11-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC) told MMAjunkie after his unanimous decision loss to Miocic (18-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC) in the pay-per-view headliner of UFC 220, which took pace Saturday at TD Garden in Boston. “What happened tonight was the last step for me to learn about this sport, because it’s the only thing I’ve never faced – a five-round fight, and how to deal with it. I made a mistake, and that will not happen again.”

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Walker: Daniel Cormier Doesn’t Need Jon Jones

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. * * * After successfully defending the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title in the UFC 220 co-main event on Saturday in Boston, Daniel Cormier , overwhelmed by emotion, dropped to his knees as the belt was wrapped around his waist yet again. During his post-fight interview, the champion did not wait long before he brought up a familiar name: Jon Jones . It’s understandable why Cormier was fixated on his chief rival in the aftermath of his victory over Volkan Oezdemir . Before UFC 220, our last image of the American Kickboxing Academy captain was in the form of his tearful display after a well-timed Jones head kick and subsequent ground-and-pound resulted in his being finished for the first time. Of course, Jones was later stripped of the championship and the fight declared a no-contest after the United States Anti-Doping Agency flagged him for suspected use of performance enhancers.

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Eddie Alvarez, Kevin Lee Respond to Nate Diaz Instagram Post Hinting at UFC Return

Eddie Alvarez, Kevin Lee Respond to Nate Diaz Instagram Post Hinting at UFC Return

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Report: Hawaii Officials Met with UFC in Las Vegas to Discuss 2018 Event

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is getting closer to holding its first-ever event in The Aloha State. According to a report from KHON2 , a “delegation” that including the Hawaii Tourism Authority and Aloha Stadium officials met with the UFC at the promotion’s headquarters in Las Vegas on Tuesday to discuss the possibility of holding an event in Hawaii this year. The meeting reportedly went well, and the Octagon could touch down in the state by the summer or fall. Such a card, of course, would center around the presence of reigning UFC featherweight king Max Holloway , who is scheduled to defend his title against Frankie Edgar at UFC 222 in Las Vegas on March 3. According to the report, further details of a Hawaiian UFC event will be negotiated after Holloway’s fight. A native of Waianae, Hawaii, Holloway has repeatedly campaigned for the Las Vegas-based organization to travel to his home state. UFC President Dana White admitted that such an event was in the works at a recent press conference to promote UFC 220. “We’re working on UFC Hawaii,” White said.

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Carbajal: Keep an Eye on Aaron Pico in 2018

THE BODY SHOT EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT! Watch @AaronPicoUSA's big knockout win from #Bellator192! pic.twitter.com/RpfsFF90wO — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) January 22, 2018 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. * * * There was plenty of hype behind Aaron Pico when he made his professional mixed martial arts debut under the Bellator MMA banner at Bellator 180 on June 24, and many observers felt it stalled in his upset loss to Zach Freeman . However, the 21-year-old prospect won over fans with how well he handled the setback and held his head high, acknowledging the adjustments he would make by learning from his mistakes. Everyone was aware of Pico’s wrestling pedigree when he signed with Bellator, and it was the focus in the run-up to his debut. His accomplishments in boxing and pankration were mentioned as mere subtitles. Pico indeed has thunder in his fists, as first demonstrated at Bellator 183 in September.

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Nate Diaz Teases UFC Return: ‘Sick of Sitting Around Waiting for You F---ers to Do S--t’

Nate Diaz could be making his long-awaited Octagon return in the late spring or early summer. The Stockton, Calif., native teased a comeback via Instagram on Tuesday, targeting May or June for his first fight since August 2016. “Sick of sitting around waiting for you f----ers to do s—t,” Diaz wrote. “There's no excitement in this fight s—t. Step your games up. I'll see u around May, June. Sincerely, The Real Champ.” Diaz last appeared at UFC 202 on Aug. 20, 2016, when he lost a majority decision to Conor McGregor . Diaz’s rivalry with the Irish star that year – he submitted McGregor in the second round of their first meeting at UFC 196 – raised his stock considerably within the Las Vegas-based promotion. Since then, Diaz’s boxing coach said that his fighter would require a $20 to $30 million payday for a trilogy bout against McGregor, which remains one of the most fan-friendly fights should the “Notorious” one elect to fight again in the UFC. Late last year, Diaz was linked to a welterweight title bout against Tyron Woodley at UFC 219 on Dec.

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Quinton "Rampage" Jackson issues statement following loss to Chael Sonnen | BJPenn.com

Shortly following the tough loss, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson took to Twitter where he assured his fans that he will be back while taking the time to also throw a jab at Sonnen’s performance.

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Bellator 192 medical suspensions: Rory MacDonald faces potential six months for gnarly leg

Rory MacDonald: mandatory seven day suspension; suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by doctor for possible fracture to right hand and right lower leg; suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for precautionary reasons.

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After 'retiring for the holidays,' Matt Brown unsure if Carlos Condit fight will be his last

“A lot of it is going to depend on how I feel throughout the camp,” Brown said. “That’s really the big thing. Specifically, when I announced the retirement, I had this fight with Diego, and my body was hurting real bad and just not getting into shape the way that I had when I was younger. My mindset wasn’t really there to take the kind of abuse that I’ve been taking.

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Kelvin Gastelum feels snubbed by Yoel Romero getting UFC interim title shot

“What I do think set me back was Robert Whittaker getting hurt and them making that matchup for the interim belt,” Gastelum said. “That sets every middleweight back, because the winner is going to have to fight Whittaker. It’s just going to have to be a process for anyone to get a title shot.”

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Champ Rose Namajunas on Joanna Jedrzejczyk rematch: 'You can't paint the Mona Lisa twice'

“That’s the tough part (doing a rematch),” Namajunas said. “You can’t paint the Mona Lisa twice. It has to be something different, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, either. We’ve just got to keep doing what we’re doing but keep getting better obviously all the time.”

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5 Things You Might Not Know About Tyrell Fortune

All the usual star-quality ingredients can be found in heavyweight Tyrell Fortune . Time will tell whether or not he can put them all together. The undefeated Arizona Combat Sports prospect will carry a perfect 3-0 record into his battle with Joe Hernandez on the Bellator 193 undercard this Friday at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. Fortune, 27, signed with Bellator MMA in 2015 and later transitioned to full-time mixed martial arts training following a distinguished wrestling career that saw him excel at multiple levels. He last competed on April 21, when he went the distance for the first time and took a unanimous decision from Branko Busick across three rounds at Bellator 178. As Fortune makes final preparations for his latest test against Hernandez, here are five things you might not know about him: 1. His amateur resume speaks for itself. Fortune was a two-time state wrestling champion in high school, captured a pair of junior college national titles and won an NCAA championship at Grand Canyon University -- a Division II school in Phoenix -- before attempting to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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Twitter Erupts After Stipe Miocic Sets UFC Record | MMAWeekly.com

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was the underdog coming into Saturday night’s fight with Francis Ngannou, who was supposed to be the next big thing in the UFC heavyweight division.

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UFC Fighters React to Chael Sonnen's Big Win over Rampage - MMA Imports

UFC fighters have begun taking to social media to share their reactions to Chael Sonnen’s recent victory over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

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Arjan Bhullar cleared to wear turban at UFC on FOX 29

Although Bhullar’s headwear is affiliated with his religion and bears no relation to commercial interests, he said there’s a way for the UFC’s official apparel partner to get what it wants: A Reebok turban. He agrees Nike’s recent release of a “pro hijab” is a good example of allowing athletes to represent their faith without interfering with a sports league’s business partners.

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The MMA (After) Hour: Episode 418 (w/ Ric's Picks and Twitter Q&A Exclusive)

On The MMA (After) Hour, MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani and Eric Jackman answer your questions regarding Stipe Miocic's status as the heavyweight GOAT, Helwani's favorite part about covering UFC 220 in Boston, Conor McGregor possibly getting stripped from the lightweight title, and much more. Subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_c... Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/mmafightingons... Visit our playlists: http://www.youtube.com/mmafightingons... Like MMAF on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mmafighting Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mmafighting Read More: http://www.mmafighting.com

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Dana White: UFC Middleweight Champion Robert Whittaker in Serious Condition | MMAWeekly.com

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker had been looking forward to making the first defense of his belt on his home turf, but now the Aussie is fighting a much more serious fight. 

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Is Stipe Miocic the greatest heavyweight in UFC history after record-breaking title defense?

The rational answer – the one that relies on stuff like proof and evidence – is yes. By dominating Ngannou (11-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC), one of the more electrifying heavyweight contenders in years, Miocic broke a UFC record that stretches back to the VHS days. Three in a row wouldn’t be historic in most other weight classes, but at heavyweight it practically makes you a one-man dynasty.

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Felice Herrig vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Booked for UFC 223 in Brooklyn

It’s official. I will face Karolina Kowalkiewicz April 7 in Brooklyn NY on #ufc223 I’m super pumped because I’ve been asking to face a top 10 fighter for a while but keep getting the toughest fighters just out of the top 10. This is the match up I asked for. ask and you shall receive. I’m excited to show people what I can do against a step up in competition . I’m well aware that I will be the underdog in this fight which is ok with me. I’ve been the underdog most of my career and I thrive off of it. Bring it on. I’ll be ready

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This dance video inspired by Aaron Pico's matador celebration is amazing

Because Pico (2-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) gave us an incredible finish, he also graced us with his matador victory celebration. You’ve probably seen all this by now, but in case you haven’t, here you go .

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Bellator 193 pre-event facts: Lorenz Larkin tries again for first Bellator win

For more on the numbers behind Bellator’s second event of the year, check below for 17 pre-event facts about Bellator 193.

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Demetrious Johnson Only Willing to Face T.J. Dillashaw on ‘Stacked’ Pay-Per-View Card

Reigning flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is ready to sign on the dotted line to defend his crown against T.J. Dillashaw , but the placement of their fight must first meet his requirements. “Mighty Mouse” recently told ESPN.com that he doesn’t want his showdown with Dillashaw to anchor a UFC pay-per-view card. Instead, he prefers that it be part of a “stacked” event that features multiple title fights or a big draw as a headliner. "I'd rather have somebody else [be the] main event, who is going to bring in way more PPVs," Johnson told ESPN. "In my opinion, that's held up the fight on my end. I've seen guys jump on [stacked] PPV cards and make $1.5 million, fighting an inferior opponent than who I'm about to fight. Me and T.J. could fight on a smaller card and pull 275,000 buys, get an extra check for $75,000. My management told me, 'You know what, we'll hold out for a big event.' "A lot of media and fans think that's a way of turning down fights or ducking someone, but that's a way of being a smart businessman and getting the most money you can get.

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Jack Marshman vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos official for UFC Fight Night 127 in London

Marshman, from Wales, has alternated wins and losses in his four fights since coming to the UFC as Cage Warriors’ middleweight champion. He debuted in the promotion with a bonus-winning TKO of Magnus Cedenblad in November 2016, but was stopped by Thiago Santos his next time out. He rebounded with a decision over Ryan Janes this past July, but was submitted by Antonio Carlos Junior in October in Brazil.

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Michael Bisping on the Cusp of Retiring or Headlining UFC London | MMAWeekly.com

“There’s a payday. I’ve got some lawsuit bulls–t that’s still going on. Lawyers are very expensive,” he admitted. “One doesn’t want to go out on the last fight (with Gastelum) being the lasting impression on my MMA career. Also, I feel I owe it to the U.K. fans because they were so supportive throughout my career and I always envisioned, in my mind, having that retirement fight in London and there it is. It’s on a plate. I just need to take it.

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Nate Diaz says he is ready to return and two top lightweights have already offered their services | BJPenn.com

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Danny Roberts vs. Oliver Enkamp set for UFC Fight Night 127 in London

The UFC’s return to London in March still is without an announced headliner, but the card continues to build.

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The Fallout Of White And Miocic, Told In Hilarious Animated Video - MMA Imports

In the video above, you can watch as UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic grabbed the belt from Dana White, instead of letting him place it on him after the Ngannou fight.

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