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Bellator to Crown Heavyweight Champion with Grand Prix Tournament in 2018

Bellator president Scott Coker loves a good Grand Prix tournament and that’s exactly what he has planned to crown a new heavyweight champion in 2018. Plans were revealed on Friday for an eight-man tournament that will run throughout next year with the winner being crowned the new Bellator heavyweight champion. Coker initially revealed the news to MMAJunkie. While Coker didn’t ...

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Daryl Wilson Says LFA 27 Title Fight Won’t Go the Distance

In three fights so far in 2017, lightweight Daryl Wilson has performed just about as well as anyone could be expected to. Against Marcus Penland in March and James Warren in June both for Xtreme Fight Night, and then again versus Jarrod Card for the LFA in August, Wilson was able to come away with finishes, raising his current winning ...

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Rampage Jackson Free of UFC, Inks New Deal with Bellator

Bellator on Thursday announced that it has signed a new multi-fight contract with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson that will likely keep the former UFC light heavyweight champion under the Bellator promotional banner for the duration of his career. Jackson (37-12) has flirted with retirement several times in the past, but at 39 years of age, it’s unlikely that he plans to ...

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Sheila Padilla ‘Prepared for Whatever’ at Copa Combate

In her win over Alyssa Garcia at Combate Americas 14 in May, atomweight Sheila Padilla feels there wasn’t much more that could have been done to get the win. In just under three minutes, Padilla was able to submit Garcia and pick up her third win in four fights to start off her MMA career. “The fight kind of happened ...

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Martin Nguyen Sets Friendship Aside to Make ONE Championship History

This Friday’s fight between Martin Nguyen and Eduard Folayang pits champion against champion. Both man come into the headline bout at the MOA Arena as current ONE Championship titleholders, and one of them is hoping to leave with two belts. There are plenty of potential storylines going into ONE: Legends of the World. But featherweight champion Nguyen, who is moving ...

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