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“The Gracie Hunter” paired immense physical talent with once-in-a-lifetime charisma and an inhuman ability to withstand punishment.

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Former world-champion boxer Paulie Malignaggi continues his pursuit of UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and a big money fight.

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Former world-champion boxer Paulie Malignaggi continues his pursuit of UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and a big money fight.

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Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic: By The Numbers

Few fighters in mixed martial arts history have inspired fear and trepidation quite like Mirko Filipovic . The 2006 Pride Fighting Championships open weight grand prix and 2016 Rizin Fighting Federation open weight grand prix winner will be remembered as one of the best heavyweights of all-time, in the same breath with Fedor Emelianenko , Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Fabricio Werdum . “Cro Cop” debuted on Aug. 19, 2001 and went on to become one of the cornerstones of the Japan-based Pride promotion, compiling a stellar resume that includes victories over Japanese legend Kazushi Sakuraba , Olympic gold medalists Hidehiko Yoshida and Satoshi Ishii (twice), Brazilian buzzsaw Wanderlei Silva , onetime Strikeforce champion Muhammed Lawal and three former Ultimate Fighting Championship titleholders: Kevin Randleman , Mark Coleman and Josh Barnett (three times). He was also a member of the Lucko Anti-Terrorist Unit, a Special Forces branch of the Croatian police: Hence the nickname “Cro Cop.” Over the course of his outstanding 16-year career, Filipovic has accumulated his share of compelling statistical data: 1: K-1 World Grand Prix title.

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Bellator 184 pre-event facts: Eduardo Dantas can take lead in championship-fight wins

For more on the numbers behind the 135-pound title fight, as well as the other bouts scheduled for the main card, check out 20 pre-event facts about Bellator 184.

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This Month’s MMA Birthdays: Frankie Edgar Turns 36

Still going strong well into his 30s, Frankie Edgar has a well-established reputation as one of MMA’s most durable and consistent competitors. The man they call “The Answer” will celebrate his 36th birthday on Oct. 16. One of nine fighters who have captured the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight crown, Edgar held the title for 687 days -- the second-longest reign at 155 pounds in the history of the promotion. The New Jersey native has compiled a stellar 16-5-1 record in the UFC, including wins over B.J. Penn (three), Sean Sherk , Gray Maynard , Charles Oliveira , Cub Swanson , Urijah Faber , Chad Mendes and Jeremy Stephens . A Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under former Pancrase champion Ricardo Almeida , Edgar has never been finished in his 28-fight career. He last competed at UFC 211 on May 13, when he scored a second-round technical knockout against highly regarded prospect Yair Rodriguez , the victory putting him on a short list of potential suitors for current featherweight champion Max Holloway .

10 October Tussles Worth Watching

In an effort to bring more attention to the global stage of mixed martial arts, this list does not focus on major North American-based promotions like the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA. *** A familiar face awaits Mateusz Gamrot in his bid to remain on the Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki throne at 155 pounds. The undefeated Pole will put his perfect 13-0 record and lightweight championship on the line in a rematch with Norman Parke in the KSW 40 co-main event on Oct. 22 at 3Arena in Dublin. This serves as a follow-up to their KSW 39 encounter in May, which resulted in a unanimous decision for Gamrot before 57,776 fans in Warsaw, Poland. The 26-year-old remains one of the bright young stars in the European sky, with other notable victories against Mansour Barnaoui , Marif Piraev and Andre Winner . The loss to Gamrot snapped a modest two-fight winning streak for Parke, a judo black belt who has gone the distance in 11 of his past 12 bouts. “The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes” winner compiled a 5-3-1 record under the Ultimate Fighting Championship flag before parting ways with the promotion following a February 2016 defeat to Rustam Khabilov .

UFC Middleweight Champ Michael Bisping To Appear on ‘Conan’ This Wednesday

Ahead of his next Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight title defense, Michael Bisping is getting the star treatment, or at least a very specific kind of star treatment: the Team Coco treatment. This coming Wednesday, Bisping will appear on “Conan” with host Conan O'Brien. With his appearance, “The Count” joins the likes of UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor , former bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey and Nate Diaz . Last September, O'Brien himself became a stakeholder in the UFC, joining a diverse list of celebrities mobilized by new ownership group WME-IMG including Ben Affleck, Tom Brady, Cam Newton, Guy Fieri, Anthony Kiedis and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Bisping, 38, will make the second defense of his 185-pound crown against returning welterweight legend Georges St. Pierre at UFC 217 on Nov. 4 from Madison Square Garden. Wednesday's “Conan” guests also include comedian and host of "Billy on the Street" Billy Eichner and musical guest Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. "Conan" airs 10 p.

‘King Mo’ Lawal Withdraws From Bellator 185 Co-Headliner With Liam McGeary Due to Injury

Less than three weeks out from Bellator 185 , the card has lost half of its co-main event. Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has pulled up his slated Bellator 185 bout with former promotional light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary due to an undisclosed knee injury. MMAJunkie was first to report the withdrawal on Monday. Bellator 185 is scheduled for Oct. 20 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., headlined by Gegard Mousasi 's debut in the promotion, facing former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko . The 36-year-old Lawal has had a history of injury issues, most notably knee problems that have required several surgeries. More recently, Lawal pulled out of a proposed bout with Ryan Bader at Bellator 180 in June due to injury. “King Mo” last saw action in March, picking up a win via unanimous decision in a rematch with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at Bellator 175. McGeary will reportedly stay on the card with Bellator MMA actively seeking a replacement to face the Brit.

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Las Vegas mass shooting leaves Conor McGregor 'absolutely devastated'

Absolutely devastated upon hearing the news in Las Vegas. A city with so much energy and life. A city of celebration and enjoyment. A city so close to my heart. I pray for all the victims, their families, and everyone affected by this senseless act of violence 🙏

14 UFC, MMA community react to Las Vegas mass shooting at Mandalay Bay

Additionally, the UFC has a major event in Las Vegas on Saturday with UFC 216, which airs on pay-per-view from T-Mobile Arena. It appears the origination will move forward with the event, but today it released a statement recognizing the tragic nature of Sunday’s mass shooting (via Instagram ):

UFC champ Max Holloway faces Frankie Edgar in UFC 218 headliner

Meanwhile, Edgar stands at an impressive 7-1 in his past eight appearances, with the only loss in that run coming to Aldo. “The Answer” has since rebounded with wins over Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. The former lightweight champ now looks to join Randy Couture, B.J. Penn and Conor McGregor as the only men to hold titles in two different weight classes.

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'King' Mo Lawal Out of Bellator 185, Replacement Sought for Liam McGeary |

A change has been made to the upcoming Bellator 185 card on Oct. 20 as ‘King’ Mo Lawal has been forced out of his co-main event fight against Liam McGeary with an undisclosed injury.

Cub Swanson Says Bout With Brian Ortega Headlining UFC Fight Night 123 in Fresno

UFC Fight Night 123 will apparently be headlined by two southern Californians vying for supremacy in the Central Valley. Late last week, reports surfaced that the forthcoming UFC bill, scheduled for Dec. 9 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif., would be headlined by a clash between top-10 featherweights Brian Ortega and Cub Swanson . Early Monday, Swanson seemed to confirm those reports . Main Event vs Brian Ortega December 9th UFC Fight Night in Fresno, CA A post shared by Cub Swanson (@cubswanson) on Oct 1, 2017 at 10:04pm PDT The 26-year-old Ortega has put together a 12-0 (1 NC) record since turning pro in April 2010. In his July 2014 UFC debut, “T-City” quickly choked out Mike de la Torre in the first round, but tested positive for drostanolone, had his win overturned and served a nine-month suspension. Since his return, the Rener and Ryron Gracie jiu-jitsu black belt has gone 4-0, stopping Thiago Tavares , Diego Brandao , Clay Guida and Renato Carneiro . Incredibly, all four of those stoppages have come in the Round 3, the longest consecutive streak of third-round stoppages in UFC history.

Michael Bisping to GSP: 'I'm Gonna Really Enjoy Making You Quit' |

While filming promo stuff for UFC 217 @georgesstpierre said I don't mind losing if I make money. George you are even more stupid than you sound. Does this look like the face of a man that's happy to lose? I'm gonna really enjoy making you quit!

Rory MacDonald working through some 'disappointment with Bellator' since signing

“I’ve expressed my disappointment with Bellator,” MacDonald told MMAjunkie. “I had some conversations with (Bellator President) Scott Coker expressing that. I’m not the type of fighter that needs to be sidelined and fight once a year. I need to be kept busy. I think he knows now. I think he wants to improve on that in 2018 and keep me more busy. I’m waiting. We’ll see. I hope that I’ll get at least three fights in during 2018.”

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MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC 216 in Las Vegas (Updated)

Those MMAjunkie MMA reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC 216 staff picks we release Friday ahead of the event. UFC 216 takes place Saturday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass.

The MMA community reacts to terrible tragedy in Las Vegas |

On Monday morning, the world was rocked by news of a sickening attack in Las Vegas, Nevada which left 50 people dead and upward of 400 injured.

After Beginning Career as Teen, Rory MacDonald Sees ‘Another 10 Good Years’ in MMA

Rory MacDonald made his professional mixed martial arts debut at the tender age of 16, on a card Extreme Challenge 4 in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. MacDonald won that night, defeating Terry Thiara via rear-naked choke in the opening stanza. He kept on winning, notching 10 consecutive victories before succumbing to a last-minute firestorm from Carlos Condit in his second UFC appearance in June 2010. Even before he reached his 20s, MacDonald took on tough competition, as he earned triumphs over future UFC talents Jordan Mein and Kajan Johnson in his formative years. MacDonald wouldn’t recommend such an early start in MMA for everyone, but for him, he says it was the right move. “I think it’s case to case and person to person. I saw myself as a hardcore person at that age…But I guess I took myself very seriously, and I was mature in a different way,” MacDonald said on the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show . “I was ready for combat. Mentally and physically I prepared for it. It’s just who I was inside.

Douglas Lima Predicts KO of Rory MacDonald: ‘I’m Gonna Find That Jaw’

Douglas Lima has seen Rory MacDonald fail to make the final bell before in his MMA career, and he believes he has what it takes to join the elite company that has finished “The Red King” inside the cage. Lima will defend his welterweight crown against MacDonald in the main event of Bellator’s Jan. 20 card at the Forum in Los Angeles. The card will air on the Paramount Network – formerly known as Spike – at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Of all the new talent to have signed with Bellator during the Scott Coker regime, MacDonald is perhaps the promotion’s most prized free agent acquisition. A former UFC title challenger, the Tristar Gym export owns victories over the likes of Tyron Woodley , Demian Maia , B.J. Penn , Nate Diaz and Jake Ellenberger , to name a few. His championship loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 is regarded as one of the best fights in the history of the Las Vegas-based organization. Lima, who is coming off a decision win over Lorenz Larkin , another former UFC talent, takes pride in beating opponents from the sport’s largest MMA promotion.

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Wouldn't it be great if every time somebody ran their mouth about somebody they'd get locked in a cage with them.

Werdum Talks: 'I wanted to snap Tony Ferguson's head' - MMA Imports

“I know the guy. He’s not a friend, but I know the guy. He came in with all this f*cking negative energy, I went to shake his hands and he wasn’t pleasant. That’s okay, maybe he’s focused, he’s hungry, on a diet, but that’s his problem, so I stayed cool. When I went to talk to another reporter he tells me to shut up? What is this? Are you crazy? I didn’t beat him up there because something could happen and I could lose my fight. I’d break everything there. That’s why I didn’t do anything, especially in consideration to the UFC and Chris, who was coordinating everything there. F*ck, man. How can this guy come and tell me to shut up?”

Trading Shots: CBD is off the banned list, but does it matter?

Point is, don’t act like it’s a given that the anti-doping forces will make common sense rule changes when appropriate. And isn’t that what we’ve been asking for? When people complain about fighters getting in trouble for substances that shouldn’t even be on the banned list, or when fighters get popped for weed and we all roll our eye in unison, aren’t we saying that we want to see some changes in how the regulatory forces approach this stuff?

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CONFIRMED! Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar at UFC 218 in Detroit! Will it be #AndStill OR #AndNew ?

UFC Officials Release Epic 'UFC 217: Bisping vs. GSP' Poster - MMA Imports

UFC 217 is set to be one of the year’s most anticipated MMA events, as the epic fight night will feature three different title fights. Georges St-Pierre, one of the most dominant welterweight champion’s in UFC history, will be making his return to the octagon after nearly four years away from the sport.

Bubba McDaniel Replaces ‘King Mo,’ Meets Liam McGeary at Bellator 185 on Oct. 20

Bubba McDaniel will step in for the injured Muhammed Lawal and face Liam McGeary at Bellator 185 . confirmed the change with a promotion official on Wednesday following an initial report from . Bellator 185 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Oct. 20 and is headlined by a middleweight tilt pitting Gegard Mousasi against Alexander Shlemenko . The evening’s main card airs on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. McDaniel has won five of his last six bouts after falling to Emiliano Sordi via first-round submission at Bellator 128 in October 2014. However, “The Menace” has fought just twice in the past two years, notching a pair of victories — including one at Bellator 146. McDaniel was a polarizing figure on Season 17 of “The Ultimate Fighter” and went 1-2 during a brief UFC stint from 2013 to 2014. McGeary, the former Bellator light heavyweight king, is coming off a third-round submission defeat to current No. 1 contender Linton Vassell at Bellator 179. The 34-year-old Englishman owns a 12-2 career mark.

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On Sunday, a country concert in Las Vegas was the target of a mass shooting, leaving over 50 people dead and 500 injured. Now, Las Vegas area hospitals are asking for blood donations. Here’s how you can donate:

George Foreman Challenges Steven Seagal to a 10 Round Fight in Vegas - MMA Imports

George Foreman, 68-year-old former heavyweight boxing champion, must have been irritated by the actor in some way. Otherwise, the challenge appears to be completely unprovoked. Still, Foreman has gone to social media to call out 65-year-old martial artist and action movie star Steven Seagal.

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UFC's Kevin Lee admires LeBron James for standing up to Donald Trump over divisive remarks

“You can think like a world champion even when you’re 9 or 10 years old, and that’s what I try and bring to my brothers and people who grew up like me, too,” Lee said. “For somebody like Lebron James that’s been there and done that – the man has $1 billion dollars. He’s got enough money to run a country, and for him to stand up for the little folks, I really have to take my hat off to him.

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50 Dead, More Than 200 Injured in Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History - MMA Imports

More than 50 people were killed in the worst mass shooting in modern American history when a lone gunman opened fire into an outdoor country music festival from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel on Sunday night, police said.

UFC champ Max Holloway hints at possible move to 155 for Conor McGregor rematch

“He can go around and tell everyone he’s the featherweight champion, but he keeps forgetting numbers. It’s 2017. Imagine LeBron (James) going around and saying that he didn’t want to play against Golden State this year because he beat them the year before. That makes no sense, and Golden State ended up winning.

Ronda Rousey Produced Documentary Series Picked Up by Verizon Go90 |

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey continued to push into new avenues outside the cage with her latest project getting picked up by Verizon’s Go90 free video service.

The Bottom Line: An Undesired Narrative

Todd Martin has written about mixed martial arts since 2002 for a variety of outlets, including,,, the Los Angeles Times,, Fight Magazine and Fighting Spirit Magazine. He has appeared on a number of radio stations, including ESPN affiliates in New York and Washington, D.C., and HDNet’s “Inside MMA” television show. In addition to his work at, he does a weekly podcast with Wade Keller at and blogs regularly at Todd received his BA from Vassar College in 2003 and JD from UCLA School of Law in 2007 and is a licensed attorney. He has covered UFC, Pride, Bellator, Affliction, IFL, WFA, Strikeforce, WEC and K-1 live events. He believes deeply in the power of MMA to heal the world and bring happiness to all of its people.

Former UFC Talent, ‘TUF’ Cast Member Shayna Baszler Joins WWE Roster

Shayna Baszler is taking her talents to the sports entertainment industry. After competing and finishing second in the “Mae Young Classic” – a 32-woman tournament broadcast on the WWE Network from Japan -- Baszler has officially joined World Wrestling Entertainment, according to a release . “The Queen of Spades” began training at the WWE Performance Institute in Orlando, Fla., last week. “I’m looking forward to getting out there and twisting limbs off and breaking bodies,” Baszler said in the release. “I can't wait.” A two-time UFC veteran and a cast member of “The Ultimate Fighter 18,” the 37-year-old Baszler owns a 15-11 career mark in MMA. She went 0-2 during a brief stint with the Las Vegas-based promotion, falling to Amanda Nunes and Bethe Correia via TKO. The Josh Barnett protégé was part of the Four Horsewoman in the UFC, which notably included former bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey . Rousey has made a couple appearances at WWE events and has been linked to a potential professional wrestling career in recent years.

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Beatdown: De Santis & Fridley Discuss Las Vegas Shooting, UFC 216 Preview, 'Buy or Sell Oct 2, 2017

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Kevin Lee explains why he hopes Tony Ferguson can survive to the championship rounds at #UFC216  #UFC

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59 And Another One ... Seven Year, Seventeen Fight UFC Veteran Just Announced His Retirement - MMA Imports
60 Jessica Eye Turned Down Fight Against New UFC Signee Andrea "KGB" Lee - MMA Imports
61 The UFC Releases A Heartfelt Statement, Offers Condolences To Las Vegas - MMA Imports
62 Conor McGregor Believes He'd Beat Floyd Mayweather in a Rematch |
63 Rory MacDonald: I’m on a Different Level Than Rest of Bellator Welterweight Division
64 Matchmaker: UFC Offered Nurmagomedov Bout vs. Tony Ferguson on Nov. 4 in New York
65 Andrea Lee Releases Statement Regarding Canceled UFC 216 Bout
66 Primus rematch? Sure, but Michael Chandler also eyes 170 with MacDonald and Daley
67 UFC Fight Night 118 lineup set with 12 bouts on UFC Fight Pass in Gdansk, Poland
68 So, can Walt Harris get back his UFC 216 pay-per-view main-card slot?
69 Kevin Lee: Champ Conor McGregor has lost 3 of 4, got 'outwrestled' by 40-year-old boxer
70 UFC Champ Cody Garbrandt's Harrowing Account of Friend Being Shot at Las Vegas Concert (Video) |
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72 "Platinum" Mike Perry Reveals His UFC Hit List ... And It's A Who's Who Of Top Welterweights - MMA Imports
73 UFC 216 Interim Lightweight Title: Khabib Nurmagomedov Thinks Tony Ferguson Will Beat Kevin Lee
74 BREAKING: "Rumble" Johnson Talking To The UFC About A Return As A Heavyweight - MMA Imports
75 Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar Official For UFC 218 Headliner - MMA Imports
76 Paul Malignaggi and UFC's Chase Sherman Go at it on Twitter |
77 New MMA Standout Micol DiSegni Signs Multi-Fight Deal With UFC Feeder Org - MMA Imports
78 The UFC Announces Three More Fights For Upcoming Fight Cards - MMA Imports
79 UFC And FOX Fail To Come To Terms On Renewal, UFC T.V. Rights Back On Open Market - MMA Imports
80 Cris Cyborg Is Mad Again! Says The UFC Is Trying To Drop Her Pay - MMA Imports
81 Ronda Rousey Announces New Ambitious Business Move - MMA Imports
82 Jon Fitch pays tribute to Tom Petty with (a pretty darn good) rendition of 'Learning to Fly'
83 After Injuries And Cancellations Here's Your Updated UFC 216 Fight Card And Bout Order - MMA Imports
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86 The WBC Orders Canelo vs. GGG Rematch, Cinco De Mayo Event Expected - MMA Imports
87 VIDEO | Conor McGregor gets drink thrown at him after rallying for Glasgow soccer team in nightclub |
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