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Bellator 197 Weigh-in Video & Results: Michael Chandler vs. Brandon Girtz Gets Green Light |

Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz got the green light on Thursday after main eventers Michael Chandler and Brandon Girtz hit the mark on the scale, making their headlining lightweight bout official.

Kevin Lee: 'Cokehead' Conor McGregor is Not a Real Gangster |

UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee warns Conor McGregor that he is trodding down a dangerous road by trying to act like a gangster when he's not.

T.J. Dillashaw: UFC Told Me Demetrius Johnson Was ‘Too Scared’ to Accept Fight

Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight king T.J. Dillashaw is scheduled to rematch former teammate Cody Garbrandt for the belt on Aug. 4 at UFC 227 inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

UFC Star Paige VanZant Shares Details of Being Sexually Assaulted at Party in New Book

UFC star Paige VanZant went through a lot to get to where she is today, and for the first time, she is sharing some of the most difficult aspects of her youth in detail.

Dana White Believes Nick Diaz is Interested in a UFC Fight |

UFC president Dana White on Wednesday stated that he believes Nick Diaz, who will soon return from a suspension, is interested in returning to the Octagon.

UFC 223 The Thrill and The Agony: 'This Champion Wants to Defend His Title' |

Take a look at UFC 223: The Thrill and The Agony, which takes an emotional look behind the scenes at the recent event in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Holly Holm meets Megan Anderson at UFC 225 in first non-title featherweight bout

The first non-title women’s featherweight bout in UFC history will take place at UFC 225, and it features former champ Holly Holm against Megan Anderson .

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MMA Fighting Presents: UFC on FOX 29 Glendale

LIVE! UFC on FOX 29 open workouts at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ with Carlos Condit, Alex Oliveira, Justin Gaethje, and Dustin Poirier.

Carlos Condit: By The Numbers

Carlos Condit has accomplished much in his 15-plus years as a professional mixed martial artist, but “The Natural Born Killer” has fallen on hard times of late. The former World Extreme Cagefighting champion will carry a career-worst three-fight losing streak into his battle with Alex Oliveira in the UFC on Fox 29 co-main event this Saturday at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Condit has become something of an afterthought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship ’s welterweight division following consecutive defeats to Robbie Lawler , Demian Maia and Neil Magny . Even so, the Jackson-Wink MMA standout wields quite a resume, with wins over Nick Diaz , Thiago Alves , Rory MacDonald , Jake Ellenberger and Dong Hyun Kim . As Condit sets his sights on Oliveira, here are some of the numbers that have come to define him: 1: Loss by knockout or technical knockout. It was the result of a knee injury suffered against Tyron Woodley at UFC 171 on March 15, 2014. 4: Men other than Condit who have held the WEC welterweight crown.

Bellator 197 weigh-in results: Michael Chandler, Brandon Girtz official for main event

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official Bellator 197 fighter weigh-ins, where the eight fighters on the main card hit their marks for Friday’s event.

Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno rebooked for UFC Fight Night 129 in Chile

UFC officials announced today that Borg (11-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) and Moreno (14-4 MMA, 3-1 UFC) have been rebooked to square off at UFC Fight Night 129, which takes place May 19 from Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been set.

Michael Bisping: McGregor Had Announcement Planned at UFC 223 Before Bus Incident

Michael Bisping can’t say exactly what it was, but he claims the have insider knowledge that Conor McGregor was going to attend UFC to make a major announcement before the now infamous bus incident went down. “By all accounts, Conor was going to be at the Barclays Center on Saturday night to make an announcement,” Bisping said on his "Believe You Me” podcast . “It was going to be a title fight or whatever the fight was going to be, I’m sworn to secrecy so I can’t say but he was going to be there.” If Bisping is correct, the announcement was likely going to be that McGregor would challenge newly-crowned champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for lightweight gold at a later date. However, UFC President Dana White said at a pre-fight press conference earlier in the week that McGregor was not expected to attend UFC 223. Regardless, McGregor’s future is uncertain after he threw a dolly at the window of a bus transporting UFC fighters and employees at the Barclays Center two days before the event. As a result of McGregor’s actions, Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg suffered injuries from the broken glass and had to withdraw from UFC 223.

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Combate Americas ‘Combate Estrellas 1’ Gets New Main Event for Friday’s Card in Los Angeles

There have been several changes to Friday’s Combate Americas card, including a revision to the bantamweight main event. Marc Gomez , who was supposed to face John Castaneda in the “Combate Estrellas 1” headliner, was declared ineligible to compete when a pre-fight medical exam revealed a detached retina. As a result, Mexico native Jose Alday will step in for Gomez against Castaneda. Meanwhile, the mixed martial arts debut of five-division boxing world champion Amanda Serrano will come against a new foe in the co-main event. Serrano’s original opponent, Erendira Ordonez was unable to secure a work visa for the fight, so she will be replaced by Corina Herrera . Finally, Rudy Morales will step in for the injured Pablo Sabori and face Jose Estrada in the evening’s first televised main card bout. “Combate Estrellas 1” will be televised on Univision (12 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT) and Univision Deportes (12 a.m. ET/9 p.m. PT). The event marks the first live MMA broadcast on Univision Deportes.

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Are Trump's travels imposing historic costs on taxpayers?

Following news that President Donald Trump’s packed travel schedule and large family have depleted the Secret Service’s annual funds, conservative pundit David Frum declared the costs incurred by the president unprecedented.

UFC 223 'Thrill and Agony' shows warm moment between Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier

UFC 223 took place this past Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and aired on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass. A chaotic fight week unlike any before culminated with Nurmagomedov (26-0 MMA, 10-0 UFC) dominating Al Iaquinta (13-4-1 MMA, 8-3 UFC) in the main event to become the undisputed lightweight champion .

Dustin Poirier: 'I Believe I Will Be the No. 1 Contender When I Finish Justin Gaethje' |

“Time will tell. He might be more motivated than ever and he’s getting better every day or he might be doubting himself. Who knows?” Poirier said. “When it comes to me personally, I’ve had some setbacks, but I’ve bobbed and weaved through the tough times and I keep on fighting. I believe he’s one of those guys that’s going to do the same. I think he’s still going to walk forward and throw shots with 100-percent belief in himself.”

Mackenzie Dern’s Father Will Watch Her Compete in MMA for First Time at UFC 224

Following a successful Octagon debut at UFC 222, grappling standout Mackenzie Dern immediately asked for an opportunity to compete at the Las Vegas-based promotion’s upcoming pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro. Dern’s wish was granted, as she will face Amanda Bobby Cooper at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro on May 12. One of the biggest incentives for Dern to compete at UFC 224, she recently told Portal do Vale Tudo , is it will be the first time her father, Wellington “Megaton” Dias, will get to see her compete in mixed martial arts. "It's very special for me to fight in Rio,” Dern said. “It was something I had asked the UFC to do. I was very happy that they gave me this opportunity. My family will be all present, and it will be the first time my father will watch me fighting MMA.” Dern entered her first promotional foray with plenty of hype behind her, but she struggled to take opponent Ashley Yoder down for much of the contest and was even dropped in the second frame. However, she did enough damage on the feet and in the clinch -- while making a final imprint on the fight with a late takedown – to capture a split-decision triumph.

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What can UFC do with Nick Diaz? Here are three different approaches – but one is awful

I don’t have to tell you what a waste this would be, right? Plus, there’s a good chance Diaz just wouldn’t do it. Like his younger brother, you offer him a less-than compelling opponent at non-life-changing money, he’s probably not even going to call you back. Treating him like just another guy in the division is a good way to end up with no Diaz in any division.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: 'I was too much Muhammad Ali in Joe Frazier fight'

So what was with all the stand-up from Khabib Nurmagomedov when he fought Al Iaquinta at UFC 223? After all, his strongest attributes are in the wrestling realm. Simple, as Nurmagomedov admitted, "I was too much Muhammad Ali in Frazier fight." Listen in as Nurmagomedov assesses his performance against Iaquinta. Website: Subscribe on Youtube: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Google+:

Dustin Poirier raises questions about Khabib Nurmagomedov's status as UFC lightweight champ

Despite the NYSAC’s stance, the UFC avoided an even stickier situation when Nurmagomedov took home the belt. But the way Poirier sees it, there needs to be a more definitive hurdle for the champion to clear before he’s really the champ.

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Been away awhile....why was TWood stripped of his title? Curious about that. Any help would be appreciated. Another thing, so if you talk shit about a country, you don't have to fight in it? Slippery slope UFC. I personally don't think it matters. RDA is a beast.

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Justin Gaethje’s assisted rise to the top: The UFC needs to accelerate its promotional plans for the former WSOF champion because his star will not burn for long, writes @pressme .  #UFCGlendale

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Perfect storm: Four-time NCAA All-American Logan Storley will put his 7-0 record on the line against Joaquin Buckley at #Bellator197 on Friday in St. Charles, Missouri.  via @benjaminduffy

Russian supermarket's got jokes, puts 'Conor McGregor' label on chicken

The dig at the recently stripped UFC lightweight champion is inspired, of course, by Nurmagomedov (26-0 MMA, 10-0 UFC), who’s been calling McGregor (21-3 MMA, 9-1 UFC) a chicken ever since UFC 205, when he referred to him as a “chicken who tapped” in reference to his submission loss to Nate Diaz .

Sherdog’s Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings - The Eagle Has Landed

Khabib Nurmagomedov stayed focused on the prize during one of the most chaotic weeks in Ultimate Fighting Championship history, and that discipline resulted in a massive payoff. Nurmagomedov captured the undisputed lightweight championship with a unanimous decision over Serra Longo Fight Team representative Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 headliner on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. His win -- which was given the seal of approval with 50-44, 50-43 and 50-43 scores from the judges -- closed the book on an event that was marred by Conor McGregor ’s dolly attack on a charter bus on media day. The incident resulted in injuries to Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg , prompting multiple fight cancellations and leading to McGregor’s arrest. The undefeated Nurmagomedov now rules the 155-pound weight class with a perfect 26-0 record. “The Eagle” has plenty of worthy challengers available to him, including McGregor and Tony Ferguson . Nurmagomedov has yet to lose a round in the UFC, a run of dominance that spans 10 appearances.

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Brock Lesnar wants a title match between himself and the winner of Daniel Cormier vs Stipe Miocic, on this episode of Tommy Toe Hold.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov 'a little bit scared' by UFC title fame: 'I don't want to change'

Science teacher Josh Sampo returns to MMA at Bellator 197, and he has no worries

Sampo’s current deal with Bellator is for one bout – which means that a lot can happen after Friday’s fight. Sampo would love for it to lead to other fights, a few wins, maybe even a title at some point. But if they end up parting ways, Sampo says, that’s fine, too.

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UFC on FOX 29’s Justin Gaethje talks Conor McGregor and Nurmagomedov, says he would kick Khabib’s ‘legs off’ in title fight ( @Mckeever89 ) …

5 reasons to watch Bellator 197, where Brandon Girtz could spoil Michael Chandler's plans

Fans have been waiting for a matchup like this for some time. No offense to the previous 10 fighters whom McKee (10-0 MMA, 10-0 BMMA) defeated, but none of them had top-level fighting experience. Lawrence (11-4 MMA, 4-2 BMMA), though, has that type of experience. A competitor on Season 15 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Lawrence captured the RFA featherweight crown after his three-fight UFC run concluded. The 27-year-old signed with Bellator in 2015 and has gone 4-2 with the promotion. He, without a doubt, represents the toughest test of McKee’s career.

Ricardo Lamas vs. Mirsad Bektic teed up for UFC 225 in Chicago

Lamas will be looking to rebound from a devastating first-round knockout loss to Josh Emmett this past December in Canada. Prior to that, he had back-to-back wins on the heels of a decision loss to current featherweight champion Max Holloway at UFC 199 in 2016. Lamas has gone 5-3 since a decision loss to then-champion Jose Aldo a little more than four years ago in a title fight at UFC 169.

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UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica gets two new bouts

UFC Fight Night 131 takes place June 1 at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.

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AJ McKee Coming to Bellator 197 to 'Whoop Justin Lawrence's Ass' |

McKee (10-0) will look to keep his undefeated streak going when he takes on veteran Justin Lawrence (11-4) in the featherweight co-main event of Bellator 197 in St. Charles, Missouri, on April 13.

Bellator 197 ceremonial weigh-in video highlights, photos featuring Chandler vs. Girtz

Check out our exclusive highlights video above and full photo gallery below from today’s Bellator 197 ceremonial weigh-ins from the Sheraton Westport Plaza Hotel near St. Louis.

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Full camp? Ray Longo says Al Iaquinta-Khabib Nurmagomedov would've been 'totally different ballgame'

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2658 with Cub Swanson and Jim Ross

UFC featherweight Swanson, who fights Frankie Edgar on April 21 in UFC Fight Night 128’s headliner, talked about that fight, as well as his recent experience as a free agent. WWE Hall of Famer Ross also joined the program, sharing his thoughts on Ronda Rousey’s pro-wrestling debut.

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I agree on the most part, with the exception of Meg Anderson. Meg and Cyborg have been calling each other out for a good while now, making Meg vs Holly is a good way to introduce Meg to a larger audience before the Cyborg fight (assuming Meg pulls off the victory)

Opening odds: Khabib Nurmagomedov favored over Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson

“If you look at social media, fans are divided on how high a favorite Khabib would be against either fighter (McGregor or Ferguson) – or a favorite at all,” Oddessa told MMAjunkie. “People just watched Khabib in a stay-busy fight that he won by a blowout on all the scorecards. But he didn’t finish. Big deal.

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Slippery Slope: Getting comfortable with dismissing athletic commissions whenever it is convenient is opening a can of worms that could do irreparable harm, writes @AntWalkerMMA .

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Bellator 197 weigh-in results: Michael Chandler, Brandon Girtz official for main event

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s early and official Bellator 197 fighter weigh-ins, where the eight fighters on the main card hit their marks for Friday’s event.

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Here's #UFCGlendale headliner @Justin_Gaethje working out ahead of his bout with @DustinPoirier . However, he's got an additional lightweight (a real 'turd,' he said) on his mind. More on that simmering beef here:

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Colby Covington: 'Paper Champ' Tyron Woodley Is Doing Everything But Fighting Right Now |

“I knew Tyron Woodley was fronting the whole time. Everything he’s been saying is fake news,” Covington said. “At the end of the day, he’s trying to block me from a paycheck. He knows I’m at the top of the division now and he doesn’t want me to get paid. He doesn’t even want to come back now until August. Mark my words right now, that guy’s not coming back until September, October or November. That guy’s doing anything but fight right now.

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Kimbo Slice didn't want son to fight, but now 'sky's the limit' for Bellator's Kevin Ferguson Jr.

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