If you thought Bellator MMA was just going to roll over on Sept. 5, you better think again.
Bellator MMA is not going down without a fight.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) scheduled its upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1 from the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard, Conn., the same night Spike TV airs its Bellator 123 fight card at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville.
And both promotions are bringing their A game for the Friday night face off.
Bellator is bringing out its big guns for September 5th's unofficial battle for Connecticut. In an effort to keep pace with UFC Fight Night 50, Bellator officials announced on Wednesday that Bellator 123 will be highlighted by the returns of both Cheick Kongo and Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, as well as the promotional debut of Bobby Lashley.
As previously announced, the event is headlined by a featherweight championship rematch between Pat Curran and Patricio Freire.
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This past Fourth of July weekend was particularly good to Pat Miletich. The pioneer coach and the UFC's first welterweight champion became the twelfth man to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, marking a moment that few ever thought possible considering Miletich's penchant over the years for butting heads with promotion president Dana White.
Now 48 years old, Miletich's list of accomplishments are expansive, from his UFC 16 tournament run and four consecutive welterweight title defenses, to h more
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Robbie Lawler’s slow burn toward the UFC welterweight title smolders on.
After pulling the plug on Matt Brown’s Cinderella story via unanimous decision on Saturday in the main event of UFC on Fox 12, Lawler once again finds himself the top contender for the company’s 170-pound title.
He’s now assured a second bite at the apple against champion Johny Hendricks, but, as is often the case for UFC title hopefuls these days, he’ll have to wait a bit to get it.
Hendricks is still healing from a torn b more
Pat Miletich is the latest inductee to the UFC Hall of Fame.
UFC president Dana White confirmed the news, which has been rumored for the past several days, to MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.
The 48-year old Miletich had an almost incalculable influence on the sport of mixed martial arts, first as one of the sport's great fighters and then as the head of one of the first true elite MMA gyms.
The pride of Bettendorf, Iowa was the first holder of what is now known as the UFC welterweight title, current more
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