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Bellator 201 Results & Highlights: Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Cements Flyweight Championship | MMAWeekly.com

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane cemented her position as flyweight champion when she finished Alejandra Lara at Bellator 201, defending her belt for the first time.

Francis Ngannou Breaks Down Derrick Lewis Fight, Heavyweight Title Picture (UFC 226 FULL Scrum) | MMAWeekly.com

Francis Ngannou breaks down his UFC 226 match-up with Derrick Lewis, and talks about his UFC future.

ONE Spirit of a Warrior Fight Highlights: Aung La Nsang Wins Epic Battle to Retain Gold | MMAWeekly.com

Check out the ONE: Spirit of a Warrior fight highlights, as middleweight champion Aung La Nsang put Ken Hasegawa face down on the canvas.

Bellator 201 Weigh-in Video & Results: Ilima-Lei MacFarlane, Alejandra Lara Greenlit

Bellator MMA’s women flyweight title will be on the line Friday when champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane faces Colombia’s Alejandra Lara in the Bellator 201 main event in Temecula, California.

Michael Chiesa Opens Up on Conor McGregor’s Bus Attack

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight contender Michael Chiesa was forced to pull out of the UFC 223 card against his opponent Anthony Pettis back in April after a group led by former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor attacked the media bus he was in just days prior to the event.

Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones' 'who's your daddy' digs have deeper meaning about father's murder

Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones’ trash talk about him: “Look, the guy’s not a good guy, so why would a scumbag like that have any limits?”

Video: Watch today's Bellator 201 ceremonial weigh-ins

Check out a live video stream of the Bellator 201 ceremonial weigh-ins.

Daniel Cormier: Fighters Who Cheat Should be Eliminated from Greatest of All Time Conversation | MMAWeekly.com

Daniel Cormier believes fighters who get busted using performance enhancing drugs should be eliminated from the greatest of all time conversation.

Watch Stipe Miocic Flatten Alistair Overeem (UFC 226 Free Fight) | MMAWeekly.com

Stipe Miocic defended his heavyweight belt against veteran Alistair Overeem in his hometown of Cleveland back at UFC 203 in 2016.

Video: Watch today's Bellator 201 ceremonial weigh-ins

Check out a live video stream of the Bellator 201 ceremonial weigh-ins.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Israel Adesanya

One thing you’ll notice about Nigerian-born kickboxer Israel Adesanya is his confidence.

Sherdog Prospect Watch: Bevon Lewis

The undefeated Jackson-Wink MMA middleweight returns to Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series on July 10 with a developmental deal already in tow.

Khalil Rountree Taking a Zen Approach to UFC 226 Showdown with Gokhan Saki | MMAWeekly.com

UFC light heavyweight Khalil Rountree is taking a Zen-like approach leading up to his UFC 226 showdown with Gokhan Saki.

Max Holloway confirms that he will eventually move to lightweight | BJPenn.com

At present, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has his crosshairs locked on undefeated challenger Brian Ortega, who he will fight at UFC 226 on July 7. While this featherweight title fight is at the forefront of Holloway’s mind, however, the featherweight division is not his permanent home. Speaking on the UFC 226 media conference call, …

‘Rampage’ Jackson Reveals He Isn’t Much of an MMA Fan

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson says his passion for mixed martial arts isn’t what it used to be.

UFC 226 Media Call: Max Holloway and Brian Ortega | MMAWeekly.com

Max Holloway and Brian Ortega fielded questions from members of the media on Thursday on a UFC 226 Media Conference Call ahead of their July 7 showdown.

You Can't Mean-Mug Roxanne Modafferi: 'It's Impossible' | MMAWeekly.com

The trash-talking, mean-mugging approach doesn't work on Roxanne Modafferi; she's way too happy for that.

Lyoto Machida Explains Why He Left the UFC, Looks Ahead to Career with Bellator | MMAWeekly.com

Lyoto Machida's jump from the UFC to Bellator was a move that almost no one saw coming. 

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Brendan Schaub Names His Price To Fight Deontay Wilder, And He Names It To Wilder's Face - MMA Imports

Undefeated WBO, IBF and WBA champion Anthony Joshua and undefeated

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry says he knew Yancy Medeiros would withdraw from fight | BJPenn.com

"Platinum" Mike Perry says he knew Yancy Medeiros would withdraw from their planned showdown at UFC 226 this July 7 in Las Vegas.

It's Summer Time! And The UFC Ladies Are Hitting The Beaches - MMA Imports

Mixed martial arts is a demanding sport both physically and

Stipe Miocic to Daniel Cormier: 'I'm Not Here to Make Friends, I'm Here to Fight' | MMAWeekly.com

Stipe Miocic speaks exclusively about his upcoming fight against Daniel Cormier and how he may view him as a friend but that won't stop him from knocking out the light heavyweight champion at UFC 226

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The Film Room: Israel Adesanya

Illustration: Ben Duffy/Sherdog.com The undefeated Israel Adesanya will face off with longtime Ultimate Fighting Championship staple Brad Tavares in “The Ultimate Fighter 27” Finale headliner on Friday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. Adesanya has compiled a 50-5-2 record as a professional kickboxer and owns a perfect 13-0 mark in MMA, with 12 of those wins coming by knockout. The 28-year-old looks to be one of the more exciting prospects to enter the UFC in recent years. The latest installment of The Film Room examines Adesanya’s stylings. ‘The Last Stylebender’ A lifelong martial artist, Adesanya has competed professionally in boxing, muay Thai, kickboxing and MMA. While his extensive striking background has drawn all of the attention, he also holds the rank of blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Andre Galvao -- one of the most respect coaches in the world. One question always dogs fighters transitioning from kickboxing or boxing to MMA: How will they perform on the ground? However, as seen with fighters like Stephen Thompson , some strikers only need effective takedown defense to succeed in MMA.

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Christian Aguilera Looking to Get Picked Up By UFC With Win At LFA 44 | MMAWeekly.com

Aguilera (11-4) will look to keep his year rolling when he takes on Mathew Frincu (12-3) in the 170-pound main event of LFA 44 on Friday in Phoenix.

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Fight Facts Retrospective: Rashad Evans

Illustration: Ben Duffy/Sherdog.com Fight Facts Retrospective is a branch of the Fight Facts series that chronicles the accomplishments and achievements of legendary fighters. * * * Owner of a lengthy and impressive legacy with the Ultimate Fighting Championship , Rashad Evans conquered the second season of “The Ultimate Fighter” despite being at a massive size disadvantage against his opponents. The onetime 205-pound champion accomplished the rare feat of winning in both the heavyweight and light heavyweight divisions, and his future with the UFC seems secure, as he serves as a popular analyst on a myriad of UFC telecasts. Evans on Monday announced his retirement from competition. SUGA SHOW: Evans fought 23 times in the UFC and only appeared on the prelims once -- in his final bout against Anthony Smith at UFC 225. Serving as the main or co-main event in over 75 percent of his UFC bouts, he was billed as the main event in more than half of his UFC appearances (12) and featured as the co-main event six other times.

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Ed Ruth Seeking Spot in Welterweight Grand Prix Following Victory at Bellator 201

Ed Ruth continues to make waves in Bellator MMA, and he’s about ready to set his sights on some bigger-name opposition. The former three-time NCAA wrestling champion from Penn State University was impressive in his official 170-pound debut as he stopped Andy Murad via technical knockout in the second round of their bout at Bellator 201 on Friday night. Ruth, who began his career at middleweight, made a smooth transition to the welterweight division. “I feel great,” Ruth told reporters in a post-fight interview (video via MMAjunkie.com ). “Honestly this is probably the easiest weight cut.” Ruth improved to 6-0 with the victory, and he has finished all but one of his opponents via knockout or technical knockout. The 27-year-old Dethrone Base Camp representative is hoping his performance was enough to merit consideration for Bellator’s welterweight grand prix , which kicks off on Sept. 29 in San Jose, Calif. “I think that tonight has put me in the running,” Ruth said. “Hopefully I’m going to be in it. I will not say no to that.

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Bellator 201 official results and live stream

TEMECULA, Calif. – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s Bellator 201 event, and you can join us for live results and a live video stream beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT).

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Andre Fili vs. Michael Johnson added to UFC Lincoln in August

After starting his UFC career at welterweight and then making a long run at lightweight, Johnson, 32, will compete in his second featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night 135. He lost his divisional debut to Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 124 in January, dropping his record to 1-5 over the past three years.

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Bellator 201 official results and live stream

TEMECULA, Calif. – MMAjunkie is on scene and reporting live from today’s Bellator 201 event, and you can join us for live results and a live video stream beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET (4:30 p.m. PT).

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I feel like she is more accurate and active with her TKD (and since she won't really have to worry about hitting the mat, may open up a lot like when she took on Hardy). Letourneau has a tendency to wait for that perfect moment that never comes.

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Aung La Nsang Stops Ken Hasegawa in Epic Thriller at ONE Championship in Yangon | MMAWeekly.com

Aung La Nsang and Ken Hasegawa went toe to toe in a middleweight title fight that will be remembered for years to come at Friday’s “ONE: Spirit of a Warrior”  at the Thuwunna Indoor Stadium.

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James Vick Steps in for Al Iaquinta to Fight Justin Gaethje

Me waiting on Sean Shelby to call me back.. pic.twitter.com/TnTwW9rumY — James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) June 28, 2018 Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Justin Gaethje will now fight James Vick , who stepped in for originally-scheduled opponent Al Iaquinta , UFC officials confirmed. The fighters will meet at UFC Fight Night 135 , which is booked for the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Aug. 25. As reported on Wednesday by ESPN, Iaquinta chose to withdraw from his headlining bout opposite Gaethje. The reason behind his choice is yet to be revealed. Vick was slated to fight Paul Felder at UFC Fight Night 133 on July 14. It is unknown if a new opponent will be found for “The Irish Dragon” to keep him on the event. Vick is riding a four-fight winning streak at 155 pounds and has gone 9-1 since joining the UFC in 2013. In his last fight, “The Texecutioner” defeated Francisco Trinaldo by unanimous decision at UFC Austin. Gaethje will enter the event following back-to-back losses. The former World Series of Fighting champion has been finished by Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez , though all of his UFC performances thus far have been awarded with a Fight of the Night bonus.

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Bellator 201 highlights: That Juan Archuleta knockout was no joke

In the main event, Ilima Lei-Macfarlane (8-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) successfully defended her women’s flyweight title with a sensational third-round armbar submission of Alejandra Lara (7-2 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) to remain undefeated. And in the co-main event, Saad Awad (23-9 MMA, 11-6 BMMA) scored a resounding TKO finish of Ryan Couture (11-6 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) in the first round of their 160-pound catchweight bout.

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Melvin Guillard steps in to fight Takanori Gomi at Rizin FF 11 in July

Guillard (32-20-2), who spent nearly nine years in the UFC, is riding a seven-fight losing streak with one no-contest for a failed drug test. “The Young Assassin” hasn’t won a fight since his WSOF debut in July 2014.

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UFC Fight Week on the App Store

Fans and fighters unite at UFC International Fight Week July 3-8 in Las Vegas, and with the official app you won’t miss a moment. Fight Week features a two-day UFC Fan Experience, the UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, The Ultimate Fighter Finale and a championship Super Fight at UFC 226. This year’s lineup brings you closer than ever to the sport you love. Key Features: Register: Get the UFC Fan Access Pass for exclusive access. Autograph Reservation: Reserve your spot to meet your favorite athlete. Schedule: See what’s on tap for each action-packed day, and create your own schedule. Tickets: Purchase tickets to each live event. Plus: Receive live notifications, a list of full appearances, detailed maps, the latest UFC social buzz and more!

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“I’ve been waiting seven months for a title shot. I thought the winner of this fight was up next” - Valerie Letourneau on a flyweight title shot #Bellator201

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After Trials and Tribulations, Paul Daley Inks New Deal with Bellator | MMAWeekly.com

Although Paul Daley has been on anything but good terms with Bellator for the past few months, at one point promising he would fight out his contract and leave, he has inked a new deal with the fight promotion.

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A Man’s Worth

Eddie Gordon heads into his Professional Fighters League debut on Thursday secure in the fact that he does not need mixed martial arts. “I don’t have to fight at the moment,” he said. “I fight because I love it.” His zest for competition will take him to PFL 3 at the GWU Smith Center in Washington, D.C., where the 34-year-old hopes to prove he still has much to offer the sport. For the author and motivational speaker, MMA has become a personal passion and not just a career. The sport may not be his primary revenue source, but “The Ultimate Fighter 19” winner seems to understand his value. “I know what I can bring to the table as a fighter,” Gordon said. The World Series of Fighting had developed a poor reputation prior to an ownership change and subsequent PFL rebranding. Such issues gave Gordon pause, but he decided to join the promotion after a long conversation with Professional Fighters League President Ray Sefo. “I learned to always do your due diligence,” he said. “I felt like it was a good fit.” The sailing has not always been smooth.

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Wanderlei Silva Considering a Run for Political Office in Brazil | MMAWeekly.com

Wanderlei Silva has a fourth fight with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on the horizon, but may have something even bigger waiting in the wings after the fight. “The Axe Murder” is considering a run for Federal political office in Brazil.

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Fight Facts: UFC Fight Night 132

Illustration: Ben Duffy/Sherdog.com Fight Facts is a breakdown of all the interesting information and Octagon oddities on every card, with some puns, references and portmanteaus to keep things fun. These deep stat dives delve into the numbers, providing historical context and telling the stories behind those numbers. * * * The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday brought an event to Singapore for the second time, as UFC Fight Night 132 proved to be a card full of fun matchups that were worth a watch despite a 4:30 a.m. ET start. It featured a terrific showing for Chinese competitors, a fighter with a new lease on life in a new weight class and a rare variation of a classic submission maneuver. TOTAL NUMBER OF UFC FIGHTS: 4,691 TOTAL NUMBER OF UFC EVENTS: 442 THE CHINESE CONNECTION: All four Chinese fighters -- Jingliang Li , Yadong Song , Kenan Song and Xiaonan Yan -- won their bouts at UFC Fight Night 132. OCTAGON OVERLOAD: Leon Edwards has fought into the third round in each of his last eight UFC appearances and 11 of his last 12 bouts dating back to his time in the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts in 2014.

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Saad Awad def. Ryan Couture at Bellator 201: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Saad Awad’s TKO win over Ryan Couture at Bellator 201 in Temecula, Calif. (Photos by Dave Mandel, USA TODAY Sports)

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Do You Want a Tuff Shed or a TUF House? Ultimate Fighter House on the Market | MMAWeekly.com

The house made famous in the venerable UFC reality series The Ultimate Fighter is on the market. But if you want in on the action, it will set you back about $5 million. Well, $4,999,000 to be exact. That’s the price at which the house is listed.

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UFC Announces it’s Keeping Early Weigh-ins For ‘TUF 27’ Finale and UFC 226

“I don’t even know… will there be early weigh-ins (for UFC 226)? They shouldn’t take away morning weigh-ins for fighters who want to do it. They should keep two weigh-ins, the morning one and the option to do it in the afternoon.”

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Bellator 201 staff picks: Is anyone picking Lara to top champ Macfarlane?

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Tested and Ready, Ed Ruth Makes Welterweight Debut at Bellator 201 | MMAWeekly.com

On June 29 in Temecula, California, Ruth (5-0) moves down in weight to face Andy Murad (16-2) in a preliminary 170-pound bout at Bellator 201.

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Bellator 201 results: Tyrell Fortune stays perfect, overwhelms Giovanni Sarran

Sarran continuously looked to change position and find a way back to his feet, but Fortune was heavy on top and continued to rain down punches. Referee Frank Trigg kept a close eye on the action, and Fortune’s attack was relentless. He couldn’t quite do enough damage to finish, though, and had to settle for owning an incredibly dominating first round.

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Retired Vitor Belfort Already Hinting At MMA Comeback - MMA Imports

Mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort recently called an end to his career within the sport. That being said, it would appear that “The Phenom” may not be retired for long.

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Expect Francis Ngannou to employ a different strategy against Derrick Lewis at UFC 226 | BJPenn.com

While Ngannou’s UFC 220 title fight didn’t go as planned, he won’t be making the mistakes that cost him in that fight again. Not even in his July 7th, UFC 226 showdown with fellow knockout artist Derrick Lewis — a bout many fans seem to look at like a guaranteed slobber-knocker.

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52 Brian Ortega Details Burgeoning Friendship with 'Avengers' Star Robert Downey Jr. | MMAWeekly.com
53 Paige VanZant Dances The Day Away In New Video — You’re Welcome - MMA Imports
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55 Drake Seemingly Name Drops Max Holloway, The Champ Goes Crazy - MMA Imports
56 Leslie Smith's labor complaint against UFC suffers setback after initial small victory
57 Michigan Doctor and Fighter Indicted for Fraud, Details Include Payment to UFC Hall of Famer | MMAWeekly.com
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59 Stephie Haynes on Instagram: “I've only owned an old school iPod as far as #Apple products go... until today. I have been assimilated! #ipad”
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61 LFA 44 Results & Highlights: Matthew Frincu Continues Resurgence | MMAWeekly.com
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67 This Month’s MMA Birthdays: Conor McGregor Turns 30
68 With No Weight Cut to Consider, Daniel Cormier Feels Stronger Heading Into UFC 226
69 The UFC's Queen Of Leggings Is Back With Another One - You're Welcome - MMA Imports
70 Ariel Helwani's MMA Show by ESPN on Apple Podcasts
71 You will never see anything stranger than this in MMA. Pinky swear.
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73 Chuck Liddell Pushes Tito To The Side, Hints At Vitor Belfort Scrap - MMA Imports
74 Paige VanZant Shows Off Her New Bikini, And MMA Fans Around The World Take Notice - MMA Imports
75 Khabib Had Six Brides To Choose From, Now We Know Why He Chose Just The One - MMA Imports
76 Daniel Cormier considers Stipe Miocic the best fighter he's ever fought | BJPenn.com