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Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her title against Jessica Andrade at UFC 211 | FOX Sports

Jedrzejczyk last defended her belt against fellow Polish strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC 205 in New York this past December. Now she’ll face one of the fiercest fighters in the 115-pound division as Andrade looks for her third straight win since moving to the strawweight division.

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Gian Villante Granted Retroactive TUE by USADA, Cleared to Fight ‘Shogun’ in March

UFC light heavyweight Gian Villante has been cleared of a potential anti-doping violation by USADA. The organization announced that Villante has been granted a retroactive therapeutic use exemption after disclosing the use of an inhaler during an out-of-competition drug test conducted on Jan. 18. The inhaler contained the substance vilanterol, which is listed as a Beta-2 Agonist (drugs that cause smooth muscle relaxation) and banned under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code. “Following his disclosure, USADA advised Villante that absent a valid TUE, the use of the inhaler was prohibited under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. Thereafter, Villante submitted a TUE application documenting that his physician prescribed a 14-day course of the inhaler to treat conditions associated with airflow restriction and asthma,” the USADA statement read. “Upon a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding Villante’s use of vilanterol, which included the retroactive TUE application process, USADA determined that the athlete had an unequivocally diagnosed acute medical condition for which the use of vilanterol is consistent with the standard of care.

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Bellator 173’s Liam McGeary Focused on Training Smarter After Phil Davis Loss

In hindsight, Liam McGeary admits he might have been overprepared heading into his second light heavyweight title defense against Phil Davis at Bellator 163 this past November.   The hard work didn’t show, at least in terms of the end result, as Davis dominated the fight to claim a unanimous verdict and the 205-pound strap. It was McGeary’s first loss in 12 professional appearances.   “Everything I did in the training camp was fine. The coaching I got, everything I was learning was spot on. I did too much of it,” McGeary told Sherdog.com. “I was cramming way too much into a 14-week fight camp. It was ridiculous trying to compete four times a day, six days a week. I ain’t no spring chicken, so I have to respect my body. I have to respect the need to rest between training sessions....It was a bit too much.   “My body started feeling fatigued. My body wasn’t really working well with my brain. What my brain wanted my body to do, it just wasn’t doing what I wanted it to do... I just started getting frustrated.

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The Hit List: Undefeated Fighters in the UFC

Khabib Nurmagomedov remains part of an exclusive fraternity. One of only 34 undefeated mixed martial artists on the Ultimate Fighting Championship roster with at least one victory inside the Octagon, Nurmagomedov will put his perfect 24-0 record on the line against Tony Ferguson in the UFC 209 co-main event on March 4 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The winner vaults to the front of the line as the No. 1 contender at 155 pounds. Only injuries have managed to slow down Nurmagomedov. Since arriving in the UFC in 2012, the two-time Combat Sambo World Championships gold medalist has beaten Kamal Shalorus , Gleison Tibau , Thiago Tavares , Abel Trujillo , Pat Healy , Rafael dos Anjos , Darrell Horcher and Michael Johnson in succession. Nurmagomedov last competed at UFC 205 on Nov. 12, when he submitted Johnson with a third-round kimura at Madison Square Garden in New York. An updated list of undefeated fighters in the UFC: Khabib Nurmagomedov Record: 24-0 (8-0 UFC) Last Fight: UFC 205 | Nov. 12, 2016 Result: def.

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BAMMA 28 - Parke vs. Redmond

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Opinion: Best and Worst of UFC’s Heavyweight Division

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. * * * What the hell did I watch Saturday? I’m honestly not sure if, even by Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight standards, Derrick Lewis is actually good. He has skills, and he may just be incredibly worn out from his schedule in the last two years, but I just watched him beat someone in Travis Browne who is, in many ways, the better fighter, and I’m not even sure how he did it. Browne looked the best he has in years, quickly hurting Lewis with body kicks before...not really doing anything? He was right not to rush in against Lewis, but he just kind of...stopped fighting with any kind of plan, which was always the story with him. Even with Lewis constantly clutching his abdomen in a fashion that resembled a child who ate too much ice cream more than a hurt prize fighter, Browne didn’t look to finish with kicks the way he did against Alistair Overeem .

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Bellator 173/BAMMA 28 Weigh-ins: Liam McGeary, Brett McDermott Make Headliner Official

One way or another, former Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary will be fighting Friday night. After original opponent Chris Fields fell through due to injury and then replacement foe Vladimir Filipovic was booted off the card for visa issues, McGeary will now face Brett McDermott in a catch-weight bout. At Thursday’s weigh-in, McDermott, who came in on about two full days’ notice, stepped onto the scale at 217.6 pounds, ready for the main event. McGeary didn’t look too bothered by the opponent switcheroo, though, and weighed in at 211.5. Bellator 173 will be televised on tape delay from SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Spike will air the coverage, which begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Bellator 173 Weigh-ins: Liam McGeary (211.5) vs. Brett McDermott (217.6) James Gallagher (145.4) vs. Kirill Medvedovsky (146) Sinead Kavanagh (140) vs. Iony Razafiarison (136.2) Colin Fletcher (170.4) vs. Alex Lohore (170) Shay Walsh (136) vs. James McErlean (145.8) BAMMA 28 Weigh-ins Norman Parke (155.8) vs. Paul Redmond (155) Andy Young (125.

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‘Jacare’ Goads Bisping on Social Media, Again — Here’s The Latest Assault

🇧🇷 Olha o que acontece quando eu luto contra o 13º do ranking! Olha o que acontece quando o Bisping luta contra o 13º do ranking! 😂 . Soube que o medroso do Bisping andou falando algumas besteiras sobre mim, mentindo porque não tem mais desculpas para não subir no octógono comigo, exatamente como fazem os covardes. Disse que eu parecia um amador lutando em pé contra o 13º do ranking (Tim Boetsch), mas todos nós lembramos como ele saiu da luta contra o 13º do ranking (Dan Henderson). Foi moído! Você é um burro, Bisping! Depois de ser nocauteado com uma mão direita brutal do Hendo, você teve 7 anos para aprender e quando lutou novamente não conseguiu se defender da mesma mão direita que te fez dormir. . Falou também sobre o tamanho do meu corpo. Esquisita sua mania de ficar reparando os outros atletas. Você pode trabalhar na USADA e fazer meus testes, só assim você chegaria perto de mim sem medo. E é melhor investir na carreira como blogueiro ou escritor, porque lutador de verdade você não é! #TimeJacare 🐊 . 🇺🇸 Look what happens when I fight the #13 in the ranking! Look what happens when @mikebisping fights the #13 in the ranking! 😂 .

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UFC 209: Woodley vs Thompson + Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson Pre-Fight Media Call (LIVE! / FULL)

MMA H.E.A.T. brings you the UFC 209 pre-fight media conference call featuring UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen Thompson, who are ready to settle the score after fighting to a draw last November. Also on the call are Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will meet in the night’s co-main event as the two vie for the interim lightweight championship. UFC 209 takes place Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. #UFC #UFC209 #TyronWoodley #StephenThompson #Rematch #Welterweight #Championship #TitleFight #KhabibNurmagomedov #TonyFerguson #Lightweight #MMA Be sure to subscribe + bookmark our website: http://www.MMAHEAT.com Also, please remember you can find our content at these domains: * http://www.MMA.media: HD video coverage * http://www.MMA.audio: iTunes * http://www.MMA.help: pro-MMA techniques and instruction * http://www.MMA.diet: essential nutrition and discounts Nós falamos Português! * Join us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MMAHEAT * Follow MMAHEAT on Twitter: http://www.

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Opinion: A Retroactive Look at Recent Retroactive TUE Drama

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. * * * Last Friday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency cleared featherweight queen Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino in her case stemming from a positive test for spironolactone this past December, granting her a retroactive therapeutic use exemption for the banned diuretic and imposing no punishment. Two days later during the Ultimate Fighting Championship 's Fight Night card in Halifax, cursed UFC flyweight Ian McCall joined Joe Rogan and Eddie Bravo for their “Fight Companion” podcast. In their multi-hour chat session, “Uncle Creepy” revealed that ahead of his ill-fated, canceled bout with Jarred Brooks at UFC 208, he was given intravenous rehydration by UFC officials, despite being banned by USADA rules. Since the UFC beefed up its drug testing policy and USADA officially began testing its athletes on July 1, 2015, the relationship between the two entities has undeniably, provocatively changed the landscape of this sport's biggest promotion and this sport on the whole.

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Bellator 173: Liam McGeary Q&A - Fighters Only Magazine

A. Yeah that’s true. I think I forgot my age. I’m not 29 or 30 years old. I’m 34. I really had to sit down in between my training session to try to rest and recover and then go for another one. I went from one to the next to the next to the next and then I had to drag my ass home on the train. I would go to sleep and then be up the next day at 6am. Some days I would leave my house at 6am and get home at 8:30 at night. It was a long day.

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Liam McGeary Gets Third New Opponent for Bellator 173 Headliner

Liam McGeary now has a third proposed opponent for the Bellator 173 headliner in Belfast on Friday. Just days after it was revealed that Vladimir Filipovic would replace the injured Chris Fields in the main event, Filipovic was forced off the card due to visa issues. As a result, Brett McDermott will step in to face McGeary at the SSE Arena. The promotion confirmed the new booking on Wednesday. Bellator 174 will air on Spike via tape delay in the United States on Friday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. McDermott, a five-time British Association of Mixed Martial Arts veteran, won two of his three bouts in 2016. Most recently, the Englishman scored a second-round technical knockout victory over Dan Konecke at Full Contact Contender 17 in Manchester on Sept. 24. McDermott owns a 7-4 professional mark, with six of his triumphs coming by KO or TKO. McGeary is coming off the first defeat of his career, a lopsided five-round decision loss to Phil Davis in a light heavyweight title bout at Bellator 163. Prior to that, the 34-year-old Team Renzo Gracie product had won his first 11 fights, finishing all but one of his opponents inside the distance.

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Tom Lawlor gets 2-year suspension from USADA for ostarine

“USADA conducts the year-round, independent anti-doping program for all UFC athletes. USADA is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental agency whose sole mission is to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport, and protect the rights of clean athletes. In an effort to aid UFC athletes, as well as their support team members, in understanding the rules applicable to them, USADA provides comprehensive instruction on the UFC Anti-Doping Program website (www.ufc.usada.org) regarding the testing process and prohibited substances, how to obtain permission to use a necessary medication, and the risks and dangers of taking supplements as well as performance-enhancing and recreational drugs. In addition, the agency manages a drug reference hotline, Drug Reference Online (www.ufc.globaldro.com), conducts educational sessions, and proactively distributes a multitude of educational materials, such as the Prohibited List, easy-reference wallet cards, and periodic athlete alerts.”

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'The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America' vets Enrique Barzola and Gabriel Benitez meet at UFC 211 in Dallas

A pair of former contestants on “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America,” including one season winner, will meet at UFC 211 in Dallas.

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UFC Fight Night 105 Medicals: Browne, Hendricks Among Those Facing 6-Month Suspensions

Travis Browne and Johny Hendricks are two of the 10 fighters facing 180-day suspensions following UFC Fight Night 105 . The Nova Scotia Boxing Authority recently released a list of medical suspensions from the event, which took place at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, this past Sunday. In the evening’s main event, Derrick Lewis knocked out Browne 3:12 into the second round of their heavyweight encounter. Browne has been suspended six months unless he is cleared by a negative CT scan. At a minimum, he faces a 60-day layoff. Lewis, who earlier this week said he broke his foot , was suspended 30 days with no contact in training for 21 days due to a “hard bout.” The foot injury was not mentioned, however. Meanwhile, Hendricks made a successful middleweight debut, as he outpointed Hector Lombard in the evening’s co-headliner. “Bigg Rigg” injured his left hand in the bout and is suspended 180 days unless he is cleared by an x-ray. Otherwise, he is only facing a minimum seven-day suspension. Eight other fighters from UFC Fight Night 105 are potentially facing six months on the sideline: Cezar Ferreira , Sara McMann , Gina Mazany , Alessandro Ricci , Nordine Taleb , Aiemann Zahabi , Reginaldo Vieira , and Ryan Janes .

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With 2 late additions, next week's UFC 209 lineup now has 12 bouts total

With just nine days until UFC 209, two late fight additions are set to round out the organization’s second pay-per-view card of the year.

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Chael Sonnen reveals Tito Ortiz tapped at Bellator 170 | BJPenn.com

“The score is one-one between Tito and I and you always go into a rubber match. Everyone knows that. The only reason I kept my mouth shut at the Tito fight – look, Tito tapped in that fight. I knew Tito tapped when he tapped. I heard Tito verbally tap and I’ve never said a word about it, privately to Tito at the press conference or to you guys. I never said anything and the reason is, first off, when you lose, you just take your loss. It’s not a tap if the referee doesn’t call it a tap so therefore, Tito didn’t tap. I thought he tapped, and I let a move go. He verbally tapped, and I never said anything about it and the reason was, he quit the sport five seconds later. He quit the sport five seconds after I tapped and he quit the sport a minute and five seconds after he tapped. There was no rematch. There was nothing to build and no reason to tell the real story. “He then make-believes that he’s gonna come back for Fedor. Now, Tito was nowhere near the Fedor fight. He didn’t offer his services, he had nothing to do with it, but the bottom line was, he then took himself out of retirement by pretending that he offered to fight Fedor, which he did not do.

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UFC 209 Lost Two, Got Two — Here’s The New Bout Order And Lineup

CES Bantamweight Champion Andre Soukhamthath will be making his transition into the octagon at the T-Mobile Arena when he is welcomed by Albert Morales on the televised preliminaries. Another newcomer in Cynthia Calvillo will be meeting Amanda Cooper in the octagon in a fight that is set to kick off the fights on Fight Pass. Check out the updated lineup below:

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Anderson Silva responds to Roy Jones Jr. | BJPenn.com

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27 Cody Garbrandt: I think I broke Dominick Cruz at UFC 207 | BJPenn.com

“I was very surprised with Dominick, all the sh*t talking he did. What he said he was gonna do to me, he wasn’t able to do that, so I was just waiting for him to get the rematch. Give him the rematch, give him the respect for being the most dominant bantamweight fighter in the world. If I talked a lot of sh*t and a kid comes and beats me up like that, I’d at least try again, because I have a fighter heart.”

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Tyron Woodley Focused on Thompson Rematch, Not Future Bout vs. Georges St. Pierre

Not long after Tyron Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler to claim the welterweight crown at UFC 201, he set his sights on a pair of high-profile opponents. One of those was Nick Diaz , whose suspension for a positive marijuana test at UFC 183 ended last summer. While Diaz is cleared to compete, there are currently no fights on the horizon for the Stockton, Calif., native. The other option that interested Woodley was ex-champ Georges St. Pierre , who in June had expressed a desire to end a hiatus from the sport that began in late 2013. Now, St. Pierre is officially back in the UFC fold after recently signing a new contract with the Las Vegas-based promotion. However, Woodley is more focused on his rematch with Stephen Thompson , the man he initially dismissed after vanquishing Lawler, than any “money fights” the future might hold. “I’m not worried about GSP right now. I don’t have time to go back-and-forth on that roller coaster ride,” Woodley said during a teleconference on Thursday. “‘Wonderboy’" is getting a second opportunity; he’s in a win-win situation.

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Tony Ferguson: McGregor running to boxing to avoid getting 'his ass kicked' in the UFC | FOX Sports

That’s part of the reason why Ferguson has such an issue with McGregor because he may have beaten Alvarez to win the title but he certainly didn’t earn his shot at the championship ahead of the competitors who have been grinding their way to the top in arguably the deepest division in the sport.

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lesson: Keenan Cornelius teaches the krab guard by @gallerr

Keenan Cornelius continues to innovate and share his discoveries on his YouTube channel. This week, the Atos black-belt created a guard dubbed the krab. Similar to a half-guard, Keenan swaps the half-guard hooks to apply pressure on his foe's legs. He says the technique is ideal for those who dislike playing the open guard. Check out Keenan's modified half-guard in the video. #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj

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Glory 38 Weigh-in Results: Vakhitov, Cavalari Cleared for Title Clash

Glory, the world’s leading kickboxing promotion, returns to the Windy City Friday night with another solid night of action. Headlining the Glory 38 main card is the light heavyweight championship as Artem Vakhitov (17-5, 7 KOs) will defend his crown against Saulo Cavalari (60-4, 49 KOs). Zinedine Hameur-Lain (56-14, 35 KOs), a former Glory tournament winner, will face Zack Mwekassa (15-4, 13 KOs) in the first half of the one-night four-man light heavyweight contender tournament. Rounding out the other half of the bracket will be Danyo Illunga (57-10, 44 KOs) locking horns with Ariel Machado (43-8, 33 KOs). At Thursday’s weigh-ins, all of the combatants made weight, giving the event the expected green light. Cavalari was the first of the featured fighters to step to the scale and he came in at 209 pounds. Vakhitov looked equally sculpted, though he was a shade lighter; the champ weighed in at 207 pounds. The event takes place at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, just outside Chicago, and will air live on ESPN3 beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT. The Glory 38 SuperFight Series undercard will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass starting at 7 p.

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2391 with Beneil Dariush, Kevin Lee and Burt Watson

Dariush and Lee fight on March 11 at UFC Fight Night 106 vs. Edson Barboza and Francisco Trinaldo, respectively. Former UFC site coordinator Burt Watson joined us to talk about his recent meeting with UFC President Dana White.

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I have always loved Bas, but who doesn't? I didn't know anything about Mauro, so this was my first introduction to him on a more personal note than his tv broadcasts. They are great together. Feeding off of each other, they keep this show entertaining, inspiring, and most of all...upbeat. I love the guests and the great chemistry of the hosts. Keep up the great work guys!

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Derrick Lewis Goes From ‘Black Beast’ To Gentle Giant Around The Kids

Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis just proved how fierce he can be inside the octagon when he most recently put Travis Browne to sleep with his right hand. Now, check out how he can go from the “Black Beast” to a gentle giant in the clip above!

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Bellator 173 Primer: Righting Wrongs in Partnership

For the second time in four months, Bellator MMA and the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts will co-promote a show in Ireland. Having previously visited the Republic’s 3Arena in Dublin, the cross-Atlantic partners will set up shop with Bellator 173 and BAMMA 28 on Friday at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The first Bellator-BAMMA event in December was an all-around success. The fights were enjoyable, fans came out in force and Ireland continued to establish its place as the premier destination for mixed martial arts in Europe. Still, it wasn’t all positive. Leaving aside the fact that Bellator still only has access to heavily delayed and abbreviated television coverage in the United Kingdom and Ireland, there was something simpler amiss. It came in the shape of disappointment about where Irish fighters were placed on the card at Bellator 169. Muhammed Lawal and Satoshi Ishii may have name value to most MMA observers around the globe, but to Irish fans, a large percentage of whom only discovered the sport when Conor McGregor asked UFC President Dana White for “60Gs, baby,” it was a main event with no intrigue or meaning.

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The Bottom Line: Resist the Temptation

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. * * * With Georges St. Pierre ’s return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship finally official, attention has quickly turned to who he will fight. One name has quickly emerged as the favorite: UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping . St. Pierre vs. Bisping was discussed as a possibility for UFC 206 in Toronto last year and could be the first big-money MMA fight of the calendar year. It’s understandable that Bisping-St. Pierre would come up as a possibility for GSP’s return fight. For Bisping, it’s an opportunity to make the biggest paycheck of his career by far, a reward for all his years of service. For St. Pierre, the brash and talkative Bisping fits the mold of the type of opponent with which he has drawn his biggest buy rates. With the UFC struggling to put together major pay-per-view attractions in 2017, Bisping-St. Pierre is probably the biggest of the realistic options for St.

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Todd Grisham explains why Conor McGregor is a perfect fit for the WWE | FOX Sports

“Of course. Why not? Ronda Rousey was there last year or the year before last. We saw Floyd Mayweather fight ‘The Big Show’ at WrestleMania. There’s always those big matches, most of them involving the Undertaker and Triple H and the John Cena’s of the world. But there’s usually that one gimmick match or that one memorable moment that involves an outside celebrity or sports star. I’d love to see Conor McGregor cross over to WWE,” Grisham told FOX Sports.

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Bellator Social for Bellator 179: DALEY vs MacDONALD

Find tickets – When purchasing tickets, select a quantity for yourself and then a quantity to reserve for friends. (For events with assigned seating,our system will return a block of seats so you can all sit together.)

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Bruce Buffer on Twitter

When you tweet with a location, Twitter stores that location. You can switch location on/off before each Tweet and always have the option to delete your location history. Learn more

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MMAjunkie on Twitter

My WORD. You don't want to miss the slick helicopter armbar @DiegoBrandaoMMA dropped in Dagestan. http://wp.me/p3WzJ0-Z4s  pic.twitter.com/vRMMMuBva0

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MMA Roasted on Twitter

Had such a great time Judging The Roast Battle at The Comedy Store last week along with Jeff Ross, Mark Normand and The Sklar Brothers pic.twitter.com/SB4YrvdnIw

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UFC Fight Night 105 medical suspensions: Derrick Lewis dodges lengthy suspension (Updated)

Browne emerged from the fight was a serious diagnosis from the NSBA, which gave him a 180-day suspension unless he’s cleared by a clean CT scan. Even if cleared, he remains suspended for a minimum of 60 days.

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Today Is The 10 Year Anniversary Of Nick Diaz’s Star-Making Performance Over Gomi

Ultimate Fighting Championship may be the premier promotion for fighters to ink a deal with now, however, before the death of PRIDE there were two places to make decent money.

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MMAjunkie on Twitter

That vicious stoppage by Derrick Lewis against Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 105 has us asking one question: http://wp.me/p3WzJ0-Z6a  pic.twitter.com/DajgwqVXRq

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Bellator MMA on Twitter

Get ready for another great show tonight, as we return to Ireland for #Bellator173 on @spike 9/8c! pic.twitter.com/71NzVScvyz

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68 Watch Gabi Garcia Deadlift Over 400 Pounds … With Ease!
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