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Twitter reacts to Kelvin Gastelum's KO of ex-champ Michael Bisping at UFC-Shanghai

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Gastelum’s victory over Bisping at UFC Fight Night 122.

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Emil Meek said he talked with Usman about fighting him in a different country instead of US at 219 but he said he already has people coming to Vegas to see him fight. #TheMMAHour

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Sherdog Boxing Giveaway: Miguel Cotto Signed Glove!

a Rafflecopter giveaway Enter for the opportunity to win a glove signed by Miguel Cotto, courtesy of our friends at HBO Boxing. Cotto vs. Sadam Ali happens Saturday, Dec. 2 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. Estimated value of the signed glove is $200 U.S. This contest is open to residents of U.S. and Canada (excluding Quebec) 18 years and over. View the contest’s official rules here .

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Report: Tae Hyun Bang Gets 10 Months in Prison for Fight Fixing at 2015 UFC Event

South Korean lightweight Tae Hyun Bang was sentenced to 10 months in prison for his role in a fight-fixing scheme at UFC Fight Night 79, according to a report from The Korea Herald . Bang was sentenced in Seoul Central District Court for taking bribes totaling $92,160 to throw his fight against Leo Kuntz on Nov. 28, 2015. The three brokers who paid Bang also received jail time, according to the report. One of those men was reportedly Pride Fighting Championship veteran Dae Won Kim . Kim allegedly acted as the middle man in the fix-fixing plot. “The crime of match fixing damages the credibility of sport, and in international matches, it has a bad effect on the country’s credibility as well,” the court said. “Bang had an obligation to play the game fairly, but he ignored it and took an important role in the scheme. But we did take into consideration that Bang won the bout and returned the money afterwards.” Bang allegedly agreed to lose the first two rounds to Kuntz, but “The Korean Cowboy” apparently changed his mind and went on to win a split decision over his opponent.

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UFC Fight Night 122 Prelims: Zabit Magomedsharipov Anaconda Chokes Sheymon da Silva Moraes

THIS GUY!!@Zabit_MMA puts on another spectacular performance and finishes Moraes in round 3! Unreal! #UFCShanghai pic.twitter.com/3gsxmPlmbo — UFC (@ufc) November 25, 2017 Shares in Zabit Magomedsharipov stock continue to soar. Magomedsharipov improved to 2-0 in the Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight division, as he submitted Sheymon da Silva Moraes with a third-round anaconda choke in the featured UFC Fight Night 122 prelim on Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai. Moraes (9-2, 0-1 UFC) bowed out 4:30 into Round 3. Despite the Brazilian’s best efforts, it was not competitive. Magomedsharipov (14-1, 2-0 UFC) overwhelmed the World Series of Fighting veteran with takedowns, positional control and ground-and-pound. Moraes spent much of the match in survival mode, buried beneath the former Absolute Championship Berkut titleholder. In the third round, Magomedsharipov landed a takedown, climbed to full mount and found the anaconda choke in a scramble, gator rolling into a dominant position before eliciting the tapout. Magomedsharipov has rattled off 10 straight wins.

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Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Henry Corrales set for Bellator 192 in Southern California

After dropping two of his first three in his return, he has surged in the past year and a half with a 53-second knockout of Bubba Jenkins in August 2016, a first-round TKO win over Kirill Medvedovsky a year ago and a second-round TKO from a doctor’s stoppage over Daniel Pineda at Bellator 182 in August. That win got him back on track after a majority decision loss to Emmanuel Sanchez in January.

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MMAjunkie on Twitter

What's next for Kelvin Gastelum​ and the other winning fighters from #UFCShanghai after Saturday's card in China? https://usat.ly/2joMTbi  pic.twitter.com/2TkxNiRUYz

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Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - Gastelum in the Middle of Things

Maybe you still think Kelvin Gastelum is an elite welterweight with an extra 15 pounds on him, and you may be right. However, regardless of whether or not Gastelum ever makes 170 pounds again, this update of the official Sherdog rankings has him right in the middle of things at 185. Gastelum’s 2017 campaign has been complicated, to say the least. Forced up to 185 because of his constant battle with the scale at welterweight, “The Ultimate Fighter 17” winner met faded Vitor Belfort in March, destroying him in less than four minutes to set up a potential June showdown with another Brazilian legend in Anderson Silva . Unfortunately, Gastelum tested positive for cannabinoid metabolites, voiding his Belfort victory and nixing the Silva contest. Instead, Gastelum was rebooked for July, headlining UFC on Fox 25 against former middleweight king Chris Weidman , a man he nearly knocked out in the first round before succumbing to an arm-triangle choke in the third. The UFC opted to rebook the Silva contest for Nov. 25 to headline its mainland China debut, but naturally, knowing Gastelum’s fortunes, “The Spider” was then flagged for a potential drug violation by the U.

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Chamatkar Sandhu on Twitter

Alexander Gustafsson just had shoulder surgery and is about to start rehab. Don't expect him back in the Octagon any time soon. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bb_xJ0AhnSu/  pic.twitter.com/iIVlInoiSN

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Anik and Florian by FOX Sports on Apple Podcasts

Jon Anik and Kenny Florian talk MMA, sports, pop culture, and whatever else they can think of. Join Anik and "Ken-Flo" as they break down the latest on-goings in the UFC, take listener calls, and interview personalities from all over the world. It's "The Jon Anik and Kenny Florian Podcast!"

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Eddie Alvarez details the title that is up for grabs in his fight with Justin Gaethje | BJPenn.com

"The title isn't on the line, but there is another title up for grabs and that is for UFC's most violent fighter. That title is gonna' be crowned on Saturday night and that title is the most important in the division right now." – Alvarez #TheMMAHour #UFC218 pic.twitter.com/7EcHwlIlbf

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Miesha Tate: Holly Holm Has Right Style to Defeat Cris ‘Cyborg’ at UFC 219

Miesha Tate isn’t counting Holly Holm out against Cristiane Justino . In fact, Tate believes the former bantamweight champion might be the most intriguing stylistic matchup out there for “Cyborg.” Holm will challenge for Justino’s featherweight crown at UFC 219 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 30. The 32-year-old Brazilian has been a wrecking machine for the duration of her career, earning 16 of her 18 triumphs via knockout or technical knockout. That includes a trio of victories in the Octagon. “Of anybody that I can think to fight Cyborg to right now, that has the best chance, I honestly, truly believe that it’s Holly,” Tate said during a recent appearance on MMA Tonight on Sirius XM Rush . “The reason I say that is, if Cyborg cannot get ahold of Holly, if she recklessly chases her down - similar to how Ronda [Rousey] did, not using the correct angles - if she follows her like a missile - which she does in every fight I’ve ever seen before. That’s how she hunts girls down because she can. With Holly, that’s not a good idea.

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MMA fighter's body freezes mid-collapse after spectacular (and terrifying) head-kick KO

MMA fighter's body freezes mid-collapse after spectacular (and terrifying) head-kick KO

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Michael Bisping's two stoppage losses in three weeks leave UFC with one big question

“First of all, if you get a concussion, if you get knocked out or you get hurt whatsoever in the UFC, three months suspension,” White said. “You are on suspension for three months, and you cannot come back until you are cleared by a doctor. You can’t have any contact whatsoever. In the NFL, you’re not going to lose Tom Brady for three months, man. You lose Tom Brady for three months, and your whole season is wiped out.”

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Danny Segura on Twitter

Rory MacDonald says he spoke to Bellator president Scott Coker and he could serve as an alternate for the heavyweight tournament. They're first going to see how his title fight with Douglas Lima goes on Jan. 20. #TheMMAHour

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MMAjunkie reader predictions: Make your picks for UFC 218 in Detroit

Those MMAjunkie MMA reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC 218 staff picks we release Friday ahead of the event. UFC 218 takes place at the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit, and it’s the promotion’s first event in Michigan since UFC 123 in 2010. The main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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MMA luminaries talk about rising heavyweight star Francis Ngannou before UFC 218

Ngannou (10-1 MMA, 5-0 UFC) takes on former Strikeforce champion and recent UFC title challenger Alistair Overeem (43-15 MMA, 8-4 UFC) in the co-feature at UFC 218, which takes place at the new Little Caesars Arena in downtown Detroit. The main card airs live on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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Trading Shots: How will we remember Michael Bisping once he's gone?

After a loss at UFC Fight Night 122 in Shanghai, Michael Bisping said he still plans to fight one more time and then call it quits. But how will we remember him once he’s gone? And what are the odds he changes his mind about leaving when the time comes? Former UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots.

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UFC 219's Edson Barboza on the downside of being famous for a wheel kick

“I’ve fought with seven guys in the top 15, and definitely, I think if I win this fight, I really deserve the title shot,” he said. “I don’t care if it’s (undisputed UFC lightweight champ) Conor (McGregor) or (interim champ Tony) Ferguson. But I definitely deserve the title shot.”

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Joe Rogan criticizes Michael Bisping's 'crazy' turnaround: 'It just does not make sense'

“You really have to protect the fighter from themselves,” Rogan said. “You really can’t be letting a guy fight three weeks after a brutal fight like that. It just does not make sense. I don’t think it’s smart. I understand the UFC needed someone to fill in on short notice because Anderson Silva tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and they did not want to lose the Shanghai main event. It turns into an even bigger fight when you’ve got the former middleweight champion right off his loss.

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Federal Judge Issues Ruling In Mayweather vs. McGregor Lawsuit - MMA Imports

Showtime has since been hit with a series of class action lawsuits, as many fight fans had difficulty streaming the hefty $99.95 live broadcast of the fight online. Now it would appear that Showtime’s recent litigation has been granted an arbitration.

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Kate Quigley on Twitter

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UFC Fight Night 122 Post-Mortem: Changing Lanes

UFC Fight Night 122 on Saturday in Shanghai marked the Ultimate Fighting Championship ’s first ever event in mainland China; and with plenty of victories for hometown fighters, it seems it all went picture perfect, including a vicious knockout in the main event that may help usher in the new guard for the middleweight division. Ushering in the New Guard Michael Bisping made the walk to the Octagon just three weeks after being tossed from the middleweight throne by Georges St. Pierre and took on “The Ultimate Fighter 17” winner Kelvin Gastelum in the main event. Bisping got off to a promising start by utilizing crisp boxing and fast footwork, but it proved to be a short night for the former champion. Midway through the first round, Gastelum managed to slip a straight shot from Bisping and land a crushing left hand that had “The Count” out before he hit the canvas. The decisive win helped Gastelum bounce back from a stoppage loss to former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in July. Afterward, Gastelum made it clear he is setting his sights directly on the top of the division.

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FighterandtheKid on Twitter

Big Brown Heavyweight Podcaster Tees & CDD Tees are Available Now! Only @ http://TFATK.com  pic.twitter.com/Hk4zpqLsBE

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R.I.P. | Golden Boy Promotions Boxer Passes Away, Way Before His Time - MMA Imports

“Everyone at Golden Boy Promotions is heartbroken over the passing of Cesar Diaz over Thanksgiving weekend. As talented and aggressive as he was in the ring, anyone who met Cesar knew how kind and nice he was outside of it. Our thoughts and prayers are with Cesar’s girlfriend who remains in critical condition and his entire family.”

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Sherdog.com on Twitter

Opinion: What’s Legacy Got To Do With It? How fighters are remembered historically is a complicated subject, as a wide swath of current mixed martial artists has shown, writes @TombstoneStint http://bit.ly/2hT458G  pic.twitter.com/hQE6IUPjzj

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MMAFighting.com on Twitter

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Scott Coker on Twitter

"Be water my friend." - @brucelee Happy Birthday to the greatest Mixed Martial Artist ever and a true inspiration to so many. #BruceLee pic.twitter.com/sr2al9aryh

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. @Ealvarezfight has no idea how his @Justin_Gaethje fight will go, but he does know one thing: "It's going to be f*cking nuts." #TheMMAHour pic.twitter.com/OuGTew7A1k

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Dustin Poirier promises Tony Ferguson that he will show up to fight! | BJPenn.com

Shouted out after victory to the UFC masses, BJPENN.COM is the home to multiple time champion BJ Penn. After a decade of on-line operation BJPENN.COM has evolved into the most reliable destination for all your fighter interviews, fighter blogs and MMA/UFC news stories.

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Ariel Helwani on Twitter

#themmahour link w/ Gastelum, Eddie, Rory, PVZ, Mitrione, Askren, Meek, van Soest in studio: https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/11/27/16702998/the-mma-hour-with-eddie-alvarez-rory-macdonald-paige-vanzant-matt?utm_campaign=arielhelwani&utm_content=chorus&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter … pic.twitter.com/js6WdMfJsH

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T.J. Dillashaw renews call for fight with Demetrious Johnson: 'Don't be scared, man'

“Demetrious Johnson’s always showed up,” Dillashaw said. “He’s always done his job. He’s always been the better fighter. He’s looked awesome. He’s finished fights – looking great. Really, what it comes down to, is not having an opponent to say, ‘We’re excited about this fight.’ Everyone’s always excited like, ‘Let’s see if Demetrious Johnson can break the record,’ or ‘He’s on this long win streak,’ this, this and that. But they never talk about Demetrious Johnson and who he’s fighting.

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MMAjunkie on Twitter

UFC Fight Night 122 post-event facts: Michael Bisping sets new UFC record for most times knocked down http://bit.ly/2ABSYMN  pic.twitter.com/dCGI9B2rR1

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MMAjunkie on Twitter

Sean Shelby's Shoes: What's next for Kelvin Gastelum and UFC Fight Night 122's other winning fighters? http://bit.ly/2Aa7tXt  pic.twitter.com/p0VTNG57SU

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MMAFighting.com on Twitter

. @JoseAldoJunior believes it’s time for Conor McGregor to defend or vacate his UFC belt. Read full story: https://www.mmafighting.com/2017/11/26/16682078/jose-aldo-time-for-conor-mcgregor-to-defend-vacate-his-ufc-belt … pic.twitter.com/kgleJVbTJJ

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UFC champion Amanda Nunes: "The UFC wants to get someone to beat me!" | BJPenn.com

“It’s all about pay-per-view, everything revolves around that and I don’t really get a part of that. I don’t really fit the profile of a UFC champion, but they have to do [business] with me, even though they’re never going to promote me to a level like they did Ronda Rousey or Holly Holm. They want blondies, cute little girls who fight and take pictures. Let’s face it, I have to face the girls who sell best.”

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'UFC 218 Embedded,' No. 1: Heavyweights loving life, Holloway not so much

The UFC visits Detroit this week, and the promotion has rolled out its “Embedded” treatment for a preview of Saturday’s UFC 218 event.

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Here's 10 minutes of 'EA Sports UFC 3' footage featuring Conor McGregor you can watch

The “EA Sports UFC 3” isn’t available for purchase until Feb. 2, but today EA Sports released 10 minutes of in-game BETA footage featuring lightweight champion Conor McGregor – which, to me, looks real as hell and pretty awesome.

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Ben Askren reminds us what MMA is and isn't, even in retirement

That right there tells you something about this sport, doesn’t it? The reason Askren stands so little chance of getting a fight with GSP isn’t because he’s not good enough. Skill doesn’t even enter into the conversation. Style certainly does, but that’s not the same as skill, and it’s skill that most sports purport to measure with their competitions.

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Ryan Bader Unimpressed With Bellator Tournament Participants, Planning To Dominate Old Guys - MMA Imports

“I can make the case for fighting anyone of those guys would be awesome. It’s one of those stacked tournaments where you look at one paper and you’re like, ‘Man, there’s some big names in here. Big guys.’ But there’s not a guy in there that I’m like, ‘Oh man, he may be too big.’ Or (that) I’m concerned about. I’m going in there to win that thing. So it really doesn’t matter to me.

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Amanda Nunes on Twitter

She's not being promoted as she should be. She's a dominant Champion and I haven't seen any advertising or anything for her. Look at all the promotion PVZ gets when she fights, you gonna tell me that's right? That's her point

51 Ahead of their Bellator 189 title rematch, watch champ Julia Budd's first win over Arlene Blencowe
52 Instagram post by Duane Ludwig • Nov 28, 2017 at 3:22am UTC
53 That Time A Male UFC Fighter Publicly Threatened To Knock Out Ronda Rousey's Teeth And Break Her Arm - MMA Imports
54 Time Magazine: We Never Spoke With President Trump, He’s Lying About The Whole Thing
55 "Rowdy" Bec Rawlings Just Knocked Out The Internet With New Post-Fight Poolside Pic | You're Welcome - MMA Imports
56 Eric Jackman on Twitter
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58 Rogan Thinks The UFC Should Have Protected Bisping, Criticizes Decision To Use Him To Save Main Event - MMA Imports
59 That MMA Fighting NHL Hockey Player Returns, Just Knocked Out Someone On The Ice With One Punch - MMA Imports
60 Marc Raimondi on Twitter
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64 Michael Bisping Breaks Social Media Silence Following Second Loss In Three Weeks - MMA Imports
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67 Cameras Just Caught Real-Life Fight Fixing In-Action, Kickboxing World Erupts In Controversy - MMA Imports
68 Fighter Gets Frozen Stiff While Standing In Shocking New K.O. Of The Year Candidate - MMA Imports
69 Bas Rutten on Twitter
70 Pic: Holly Holm Has Put On A Lot Of Size Ahead Of Cyborg Bout ... And It Looks Great On Her - MMA Imports
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75 EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero only thinks about the UFC belt, eyes a rematch with Robert Whittaker | BJPenn.com
76 Report: Conor McGregor Badly Beat Up Random Dude In Bar Last Night, In Dublin - MMA Imports
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