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Episode No. 80 of the Co-Main Event Podcast now is available for streaming and download. This week, the boys discuss Nate Diaz’s big win, Ronda Rousey’s cringe-worthy interviews, Friday’s UFC Fight Night 33 event and more.Filed under: News read news >>
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White says roughly 80 percent of the UFC roster would test positive if random, year-round drug testing was implemented. read news >>
The Bellator TV ratings for their two most recent events were nearly identical, but unfortunately a little on the low side. read news >>
Friday night’s Bellator 80 averaged 148,000 viewers on MTV2, while Saturday’s early morning UFC on Fuel TV 6 drew 88,000. read news >>
After scoring a season-high 220,000 viewers with Bellator 79 a week prior, ratings dropped this past weekend for Bellator 80.
The Nov. 9 event, which featured a main-event win for former champ Joe Warren, averaged 148,000 viewers on MTV2, MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with industry sources.
That's well below the previous season average of 172,200 viewers.
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Vinicius Queiroz's manager thinks the referee may have contributed to the fighter's loss to Alexander Volkov at this past Friday's Bellator 80.
An email protesting the officiating today was forwarded to MMAjunkie.com.
"[Referee James] Warring could have contributed to [and] altered the result of the fight after he ordered the fighters to rise up with [after] only 15 seconds [on the ground] . in a moment that was favorable for Vincius," manager Josef Borges wrote to the Florida State Bo read news >>
Bellator's heavyweight and featherweight tournament semifinals continued on Friday at Bellator 80, and a former champion made his return to the cage.
Video highlights of the two tourney bouts, as well as two other main-card fights, now are available.
They include Alexander Volkov's TKO of Vinicius Queiroz in the heavyweight semis, Rad Martinez's win over Wagnney Fabiano in the featherweight tourney and former champ Joe Warren's return in the main event.
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Prior to Friday night, former Bellator champion Joe Warren would have certainly liked to forget his last two performances inside the Bellator cage. read news >>
Joe Warren never let Owen Evinger breathe.
The ex-featherweight champ returned to the cage for the first time since a pair of knockout losses and smothered Evinger for a shutout on the judges' scorecards.
The bout headlined Bellator 80, which saw Alexander Volkov and Rad Martinez advance to the finals of the Season 7 heavyweight and featherweight tournaments, respectively.
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Onetime Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight titleholder Joe Warren returned to form following consecutive knockout losses, as he grinded out a unanimous decision against the overmatched Owen Evinger in the Bellator 80 headliner on Friday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. read news >>
Sherdog.com will report from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., at approximately 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT with play-by-play and live results of Bellator 80. read news >>