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Michael Chandler has a message for Eddie Alvarez: ‘It was an honor’
Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler had a farewell message for Eddie Alvarez after news broke that the champion had been given an unconditional release from the organization to join the UFC.
Submitted Aug 20, 2014 7:35PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Jerrod Sanders drops two divisions, meets Pedro Munhoz at UFC Fight Night 54
Jerrod Sanders is dropping two weight classes for his next UFC bout.
Submitted Aug 20, 2014 4:03PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator cuts Phil Baroni for supporting 'War Machine'
Phil Baroni had been steadfast in his support of "War Machine" on social media, even though his old friend and protege is facing awful domestic violence charges in connection to an alleged attack on former girlfriend, Christy Mack.
Submitted Aug 20, 2014 11:31AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC signs 155lb Ring of Combat Champion Chris Wade
Ring of Combat's lightweight champion, Chris Wade comes to the UFC with a 7-1 record, fighting principally out of Long Island MMA, as one of the team's wrestling coaches
Submitted Aug 20, 2014 11:28AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Thiago Tavares hid knee surgery from UFC before featherweight debut
Thiago Tavares defeated Robbie Peralta in dominant fashion at UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor, Maine, with a first-round submission victory. His quick win is about to become even more impressive since the Brazilian underwent a surgery two months before the bout.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:59PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: UFC
Magalhaes out of Titan FC 29 with 'minor injury'
Vinny Magalhaes was scheduled to fight twice in 36 days for Titan FC "assuming he's healthy," but it turns out he can't.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:58PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other MMA Organizations
Matt Manzanares to Defend Flyweight Title Against Alexandre Pantoja at RFA 18
RFA 18 now has a new headliner, as Matt Manzanares will defend his flyweight strap against Alexandre Pantoja Passidomo on Sept. 12.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:56PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC
UFC Fight Night 47 pulls 735,000 viewers on FS1
Ryan Bader's five-round decision win over Ovince St. Preux anchored UFC Fight Night 47, which did 735,000 viewers. The number ranked sixth among the ten Saturday night live main card events that have aired thus far since the move last summer to Fox Sports 1.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 8:42PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: UFC
Paul Daley Says Potential Bellator Fight with Melvin Manhoef ‘Will Not Be Happening’
Melvin Manhoef and Paul Daley are two of Bellator MMA’s newest signings.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 8:39PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Alvarez Signs With UFC; Faces Cerrone at 178
Long considered the best lightweight fighter outside the UFC, Eddie Alvarez will now get his opportunity to join the Octagon elite. The 30-year-old Philadelphia native signed an exclusive contract with the UFC, the leading promotion in mixed martial arts on Tuesday following months of speculation about his future in the sport.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 6:18PM by FastKnockout - 21 comments
Filed under: UFC
Anthony Johnson: The Alistair Overeem takedown that injured Jon Jones was done 'accidentally on purpose'
And "Rumble" wouldn't mind getting the opportunity to knock his former Blackzilian teammate's head clean off.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 3:01PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
Hector Lombard changes nickname to 'Showeather'
Hector "Lightning" Lombard is changing things up.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 2:55PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous
Bellator releases lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez
The saga is over between Bellator and Eddie Alvarez, who is now a free agent as of today.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 2:53PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
Andrei Arlovski: I know that Overeem injured Jon Jones simply because he injures everyone with whom he trains
UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski revealed that he is cautious about sparring with Alistair Overeem because he injures all those who train with him.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 2:52PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Fight Camp / Team
Video: Georges St-Pierre does the Ice Bucket Challenge (and actually used ice)
Georges St-Pierre Athlete · 4,090,174 Likes · 1 hr · I did the ?#?ALSIceBucketChallenge? but the most important part is that everyone donates: http://www.alsa.org/donate. So, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Eugenie Bouchard: you're up next!!!
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 1:23PM by xdanish020 - 2 comments
Filed under: General MMA
New GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin says kickboxing promotion will return to Spike in late October
GLORY's new CEO says his kickboxing promotion will be back in action in late October. In addition, their Spike TV deal is renewed, Amsterdam and Paris are possible destinations, and "the door is open on all possibilities" with Bellator MMA.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 1:07PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
Filed under: Other Combat Sports
Paige VanZant undergoing physical therapy for spinal injury, fight with Kailin Curran in the balance
UFC strawweight fighter Paige VanZant revealed that she is undergoing intensive physica therapy for a spinal injury and uncertain whether she will be able to fight come Oct. 4.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 1:02PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: UFC
Josh Barnett open to Jared Rosholt's challenge, but in no rush to fight
Josh Barnett had an answer on Monday for Jared Rosholt, the UFC heavyweight fighter who recently called Barnett out over Twitter.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC
Bellator eyeing Paul Daley vs. Melvin Manhoef for November
If all goes well, two of Bellator's newest signed sluggers are going to square off against each other later this year.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:36AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
Filed under: Bellator
UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant targeting fall return
UFC lightweight contender T.J. Grant, whose title hopes were delayed when he suffered a concussion during a 2013 training session, could return to the cage as soon as this fall.
Submitted Aug 19, 2014 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC
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