Bellator MMA is going all-in for its head-to-head showdown with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sept. 5. more
Chris Weidman and Ronda Rousey will both defend their titles at UFC 175 on Saturday night, according to an EA Sports UFC simulation released Tuesday.
Weidman will defend his UFC middleweight title against Lyoto Machida with a second-round TKO, while Rousey retained her UFC women's bantamweight title with a submission (armbar) in the second round.
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ONE FC will make its first trip to Dubai in August, and the card will feature four championship fights.
Lightweight champion Shinya Aoki will put his title on the line against Kamal Shalorus, while welterweight champion Nobutatsu Suzuki takes on former Bellator kingpin Ben Askren in a five-round bout, ONE FC announced Thursday.
ONE FC 19 takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre in Dubai, UAE, on August 29. The promotion has yet to announce the other title fights.
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ONE FC will visit the Middle East for the first time on August 29th with a blockbuster event at the Dubai World Trade Centre, which will feature an unprecedented four title bouts with Shinya Aoki, Nobutatsu Suzuki and Koji Oishi all set to defend their belts.
Aoki (35-6) will take on seasoned Iranian wrestler Kamal Shlaorus (9-3-2), Suzuki (11-1-2) will go up against former Bellator 170-pound champion Ben Askren (13-0), and Oishi (25-9-10) is likely t more
After failing to wrest the belt from UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, former Olympian Sara McMann will face another champion in her next bout. more
UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida kicks off a stacked weekend at Mandalay Bay on Saturday with Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida, but the fighters first had to weigh-in on Friday to give their bouts the Nevada Athletic Commission official stamp of approval. more
Ronda Rousey has defeated all her opponents by an average time that is actually shorter than the entire length of her Joan Jett walkout song. While this is great for her, it's really bad for the women's bantamweight division. And if the champ keeps fighting three times a year or more, it may be even worse.
When the Joan Jett song "Bad Reputation" begins playing -- the walk out music for UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey -- it takes 19 seconds before one of the baddest women in Rock more
They will meet again in September.
Pat Curran will put the Bellator featherweight title on the line on September 5, when he finally meets two-time tournament winner Patricio "Pitbull" Freire at Bellator 123. Combate first reported the bout, and MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with sources close to the situation.
Curran (20-5) first fought Freire in January 2013, defending his title via split decision on Bellator's first live event on Spike TV. Curran lost his belt to Daniel Strauss ten months more
Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will put his belt on the line against a familiar foe at Bellator 123.Filed under: Bellator, News more