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6:01 PM ET Chamatkar Sandhu Rose Namajunas received an apology from Conor McGregor for his infamous “bus attack” during UFC 223 media day in Brooklyn this past spring, but she said it wasn’t up to scratch. On April 5, McGregor hurled a dolly through the window of a bus transporting fighters following the media day
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11:28 AM ET A new name is pushing his way into UFC welterweight title contention. Leon Edwards (16-3) recorded his sixth consecutive victory on Saturday, as he defeated Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night in Singapore. The scores were close — unanimously 48-47 after five rounds — but it was a relatively
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3:42 PM ET Ariel Helwani A yet-to-be announced Bellator card will feature two of the promotion’s brightest young stars swapping roles. The Aug. 17 event will be headlined by Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell (12-1) moving up to featherweight to face former UFC fighter Noad Lahat (12-3), multiple sources told ESPN. The main card will
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2:55 PM ET Ariel Helwani Another former UFC star is on his way to Bellator. Lyoto Machida has verbally agreed to an exclusive multifight contract with the promotion, sources told ESPN. “The Dragon” is expected to sign the deal in the near future. Machida, 40, leaves the UFC on a two-fight winning streak and with
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6:24 PM ET Ariel Helwani Another former UFC star has joined the ranks of Bellator. Lyoto Machida has signed an exclusive multifight contract with Bellator, the promotional outfit announced on Friday. “The Dragon” is coming. Please welcome @lyotomachidafw to the #BellatorNation. pic.twitter.com/a9earQHdBt — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 22, 2018 Machida, 40, leaves the UFC on
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12:58 PM ET Ariel Helwani Michael Chandler is inching closer to free agency. Chandler’s Bellator contract is set to expire imminently, sources told ESPN. Per the terms of the contract, the sources were not at liberty to discuss exactly when the contract runs out. However, according to those same sources, Chandler’s management and Bellator are
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5:55 PM ET Ariel Helwani Former NFL player turned MMA fighter Greg Hardy suffered a knee injury in an arena football game Saturday night. Hardy, who also currently stars for the Richmond Roughriders of the American Arena League, was hurt in the first quarter of the Roughriders’ 57-43 win over the Carolina Energy. Hardy is
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2:02 PM ET Ariel Helwani Bellator is getting into the superfight business. The promotion has booked a fight between middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and welterweight champion Rory MacDonald on Sept. 29 in San Jose, Calif., multiple sources confirmed to ESPN. Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi will put his 185-pound belt on the line Sept. 29
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11:42 PM ET Veteran heavyweight Josh Barnett is in the process of finalizing a mutual release with the UFC. Barnett, 40, confirmed his pending release in a statement to ESPN on Wednesday. MMAJunkie reported earlier that Barnett had secured a release, but he stressed it is not yet finalized. “It’s true that I have asked
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3:24 PM ET The UFC has finalized a welterweight matchup between Sage Northcutt and Zak Ottow for a UFC Fight Night event on July 14 in Boise, Idaho. Ottow (16-5) discussed the 170-pound matchup on his social media feed as far back as May, but UFC officials only made the bout official this week. Northcutt
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1:12 PM ET UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta is not going back to afternoon weigh-ins. That is one fight the Long Island native says he will not lose. Iaquinta (13-4-1) will face Justin Gaethje on Aug. 25, in Lincoln, Nebraska — and will obviously need to make weight the day before. At the moment, there is
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9:23 PM ET Chamatkar Sandhu LONDON — Three weeks after his successful return to the Bellator MMA cage, Michael “Venom” Page once again turned his attention to the boxing ring and put in an easy day’s work. Page, the self-proclaimed “King of Combat,” landed a brutal right hand and knocked out Michal Ciach just 18
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11:24 AM ET BROOKLYN — UFC star Conor McGregor‘s criminal court case remains unresolved, following a brief hearing at Kings County Family Courthouse on Thursday. The 29-year-old mixed martial artist appeared in court for no more than two minutes, just one mile away from Barclays Center, where he threw a hand truck at a UFC
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6:22 AM ET Chamatkar Sandhu It’s only been a few weeks since the UFC’s inaugural event in Liverpool, England, an event used as a vehicle for Darren Till to level up his star power in the sport, and it appears to have worked. Till (17-0-1) defeated Stephen Thompson (14-3-1) via unanimous decision in the main
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