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UFC featherweight contender Frankie Edgar is receiving high praise from fans, reporters and fellow fighters alike after his brutal mauling of Cub Swanson at UFC Fight Night 57, but the highest praise may have been that given by lightweight staple Diego Sanchez. Shortly after The Answer scored the latest submission in UFC history, tapping Swanson with a neck crank with just four seconds remaining on the clock, Sanchez took to Twitter to evaluate his performance. @FrankieEdgar surpasses gsp as bes read news >>

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SAN DIEGO - The fans at the Valley View Casino Center on Saturday night apparently forgot that they were supposed to hate the Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar fight. While commenters on Twitter went out of the way to one-up one another in trash-talking the main event of Bellator 131 - and they may have had a point with Bonnar's performance - in Southern California, the assembled had a party, turning the clock back to the days when their corner of the world reigned supreme. From the moment Ortiz sta read news >>

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SAN DIEGO - If it's up to Tito Ortiz, his next fight will be that one he's long wanted against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. But "King Mo" Lawal is doing his best to agitate his way into a fight with Ortiz, who defeated Stephan Bonnar on Saturday night in the main event of Bellator 131. At the post-fight press conference at Valley View Casino Center, Lawal, who TKO'd Joe Vedepo earlier in the main card, made his case. "Now if you want some, you get some," Lawal said. "I'm just saying. You fought Bo read news >>

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SAN DIEGO — The finish seemed so strange. There was Michael Chandler, in the fourth round of his Bellator lightweight title fight against Will Brooks, waving his hands and moving away from his opponent after an awkward scramble. To some, it appeared Chandler popped back to his feet and complained about a foul. To others, it appeared he was looking to wave off the fight on his own. Either way, referee Jason Herzog, correctly, let the fight continue. And after a moment’s hesitation, Brooks swopped read news >>

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SAN DIEGO — It was a night filled with a sparkling new sheen for North America's second-largest mixed martial arts promotion. When Viacom ousted former Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney earlier this year, the company promised a new direction. By installing former Strikeforce founder Scott Coker, it brought in a man with more than two decades of promoting experience. And on Saturday night—in the first true Bellator event with Coker's fingerprints on it—the promotion showed that bringing in Co read news >>

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SAN DIEGO -- Tito Ortiz defeated Stephan Bonnar by split decision after a heated build up to their Bellator 131 light heavyweight scrap at the Valley View Casino Center. read news >>

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SAN DIEGO - In the end, after all the bluster, Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar looked like a pair of fighters a couple years removed from their first retirement. The difference between the two UFC Hall of Famers is that despite whatever limitations Ortiz had in the cage, he appeared to have taken his training seriously, and gave all of what he had left at Bellator 131 on Saturday night. Bonnar looked like he never should have entertained the thought of coming out of retirement. While the fight see read news >>

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SAN DIEGO — The Bellator lightweight title rematch between Will Brooks and Michael Chandler looked like it could turn into a potential classic over the championship rounds.Instead, it turned into one of the most memorably strange finishes you’ll ever see in the sport.In the fourth round of their Bellator 131 co-feature bout Saturday night, Brooks and Chandler both hit the mat as Chandler attempted to throw them. As they scrambled back to their feet, Brooks drilled Chandler with a monster right h read news >>

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SAN DIEGO — There was no secret as to why Joe Schilling and Melvin Manhoef agreed to tango at the Valley View Casino Center on Saturday night.The two kickboxing standouts were expected to bring fireworks to Bellator 131. And fireworks they provided. A huge right hand to the jaw ended an entertaining middleweight slugfest, as Schilling knocked Manhoef cold. The time of the finish was 0:32 of the second round.At one point in the opening round it didn’t look like Schilling, the Glory standout from read news >>

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SAN DIEGO — Nam Phan competed 33 times in his career before setting foot in the Bellator cage.Mike Richman made sure Phan didn’t actually spent much time in that cage on Saturday night. A wicked body shot spelled the beginning of the end for Phan on Saturday night, as Richman went on to record a swift TKO victory at Bellator 131 at the Valley View Casino Center. The time of the stoppage in the 143-pound catchweight bout was 0:46 of the first round.Richman scored a pair of flash knockdowns right read news >>

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SAN DIEGO — "King Mo" Lawal’s path to the Bellator light heavyweight title will be blocked as long as Emanuel Newton, who defeated him twice, holds the belt. In the meantime, all Lawal can do is defeat the fighters the company puts in front of him and hope things break his way. Lawal upheld his end of the bargain on Saturday night, as he made it look easy against substitute Joe Vedepo on the main card of Bellator 131 at the Valley View Casino Center. With the third-round TKO victory, Lawal, the read news >>

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