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Exclusivity is a tough ask for promoters who want to sign and build a fighter but may not necessarily have the resources to give them a living. And from a standpoint of prestige, convincing a prospect to stay in one place when the UFC is calling is nearly impossible.
Paul Daley won his second fight in a row and six of his last seven on Saturday at BAMMA 16 in Manchester, England when he knocked out Marinho Moreira da Rocha in the second round. The win improved Daley's MMA record to 35-13-2. He is scheduled for fight for Bellator next.
Marlon Moraes (14-4-1) was considerably outsized by Cody Bollinger (16-3) in the WSOF 13 main event, but that didn’t stop the organization’s bantamweight champion from scoring a second-round submission in the non-title headliner.
Former Shooto middleweight champion Carlos Alexandre Pereira claimed the Shooto Brazil welterweight championship with a split-decision victory over Luiz Gustavo Dutra in August, but he will have to return the belt.
Despite some 17 months of inactivity, Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson (12-3) showed absolutely no signs of ring rust, destroying a gritty but overmatched Yasuko Tamada (15-9-3) to retain her 105-pound belt.