Caldwell overwhelms Lahat at Bellator 204
Darrion Caldwell finished Noad Lahat via TKO at 2:46 of the second round of their non-title featherweight fight at Bellator 204 on Friday. It was Caldwell's first appearance at 145 pounds since October 2014.
KO'd fighters should be suspended, doctors say
Ringside doctors in combat sports such as boxing and MMA have called for suspensions and examinations for fighters who get knocked out to ensure they have enough time to recover.
Bandejas knocks out, taunts Gallagher
Ricky Bandejas drops James Gallagher with a kick to the face, then delivers several blows to finish him off at Bellator 204.
Rising star Petr Yan's new opponent for the Sept. 15 UFC Moscow show is newcomer Jin Soo Son, according to multiple sources. Yan's original opponent Douglas Silva de Andrade recently withdrew from the fight. Son (9-2) has won his last 4 in a row in the DEEP organization. Yan is 1-0 in the UFC and 9-1 overall.
Bellator bantamweight Ricky Bandejas (11-1) knocks out James Gallagher (7-1) in the first round, at Bellator 204 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Gallagher had said Bellator promised him a title shot in Dublin at the end of the year if he won, but Bandejas spoiled those plans. Bandejas dropped him with an early right hand, and hurt him again moments later with a side kick to the face. Devastating finish.
Thiago Santos (18-6) has emerged as the frontrunner to fight Jimi Manuwa (17-4) on short notice at next month's UFC Fight Night São Paulo event on Sept. 22, though the fight isn't a done deal just yet, sources say. Santos, who typically fights at middleweight, most recently defeated Kevin Holland at UFC 227 earlier this month. Manuwa was left without an opponent after Glover Teixeira withdrew from the main event fight earlier this week due to a shoulder injury. The proposed fight would take place at light heavyweight.
Bellator's Gallagher says he's been promised December title shot in Dublin
James Gallagher tells ESPN he was guaranteed a Bellator title fight in December -- with or without current bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell.
Chael says he is 'disappointed' in the UFC 229 card
Chael Sonnen explains why he is upset with the UFC 229 card under Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov and thinks more top guys will be added.
Just spoke to Al Iaquinta. He said he's finally healthier than he's been in years. He wants to fight the recently medically cleared Tony Ferguson next. Any card in November (MSG, China, TUF Finale ...). "Can't stand that guy," he said. Ferguson hasn't fought since last October, while Iaquinta's last fight was in April.
Couple notes for Bellator's big weekend in October: Newly-signed heavyweight Timothy Johnson will meet Cheick Kongo on Oct. 13 on Long Island, N.Y., while Kevin Ferguson Jr. aka "Baby Slice" will make his lightweight debut on the Oct. 12 card in Uncasville, CT, versus TBD.
According to his management team, Islam Makhachev wants to fight Alex Hernandez next.
Talks are progressing between Bellator and former heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov. Nothing is finalized at the moment, but I'm told they are finally moving in the right direction and he's close to coming back. Minakov (21-0) hasn't fought for the promotion since 2014.
Brunson calls fight with Adesanya 'a step down'
Middleweight contender Israel Adesanya has been on a tear since joining the UFC last year. Derek Brunson, his next opponent, isn't too impressed.
Arjan Bhullar using history of Sikh people as inspiration for rebound
Arjan Bhullar, the first UFC fighter to ever wear a turban to the Octagon, aims to bounce back from his first professional loss.
Volkanovski healed from injury, eyes Swanson, Stephens
Australian featherweight Alex Volkanovski says he is fully recovered from a painful rib injury suffered last month and is ready to book his next bout. And he has some opponents in mind for his next few fights.
Lee explains why he wants to fight Pettis
Kevin Lee shares his conversation with GSP and details why he wants to fight Anthony Pettis in front of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
UFC's Kevin Lee asks for former champion Anthony Pettis
UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee tells ESPN he would like to fight on Oct. 6 against former champion Anthony Pettis.
VanZant has her eye on December return
Paige VanZant tells Ariel Helwani about her second arm surgery and explains the steps needed to ensure a return to the Octagon by the end of the year.
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