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Former Bellator matchmaker Sam Caplan says that back in 2010, they came very close to signing current middleweight champion Chris Weidman. After four-and-a-half years as their matchmaker, Bellator decided to part ways with Sam Caplan during the regime change that brought in former Strikeforce heads Scott Coker and Rich Chou. In an interview with Sherdog, Caplan spoke about his time with the world's number 2 promotion, and among the interesting stories that he shared was an anecdote on 'the one t read news >>

  • 13 days ago
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When Scott Coker took the reins at Bellator MMA, it was no secret that changes were on the horizon. The promotional renovations would, of course, include the fighters, but the overhaul also affected people on the other side of the organization. read news >>

  • 20 days ago
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Former MMA media member turned Bellator matchmaker Sam Caplan will discuss what's next for him after leaving Bellator. read news >>

  • 23 days ago
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Mookie Alexander plays fantasy matchmaker for the main card fighters from last night's UFC 177 in Sacramento, CA. Last night, Dana White told fans who weren't interested in attending or buying UFC 177 to "go to the movies". Personally? I had a full plate of Chinese food and watched some college football. So I spent much of this morning catching up on what I missed last night, and I must admit there were plenty of good finishes, a great performance by T.J. Dillashaw, a gutsy effort by Joe Soto, a read news >>

  • a month ago
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Sam Caplan has tweeted that he will be officially done with Bellator on August 25. Things keep changing at Bellator. First it was the ousting of Bjorn Rebney and replacing him with Scott Coker, War Machine has been released in a bit of a new "zero tolerance" policy from a promotion that previously signed Brett Rogers and played up War Machine's legal troubles and now matchmaker Sam Caplan is out the door. Caplan tweeted earlier today, "Just wanted to let everyone know that 8/25 will be my last d read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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How good was Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 45 event? Good enough that UFC matchmaker Joe Silva was tempted to retire.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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There is an art to matchmaking in combat sports. While some fights come together with natural ease, most bouts are formed through a hectic process of evaluation. Several aspects need to be graded on each side of the table before committing to the matchup. Whether or not a fight makes sense in the divisional scheme, timing and making sure both fighters stand to gain similar rewards are the most pressing issues that come to mind. Then, of course, there is the most important aspect of a potential f read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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World Series of Fighting (WSOF) matchmaker and executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz saw the recent shakeup at Bellator MMA coming, and he wasn't alone. MMA journalists such as MMA Fighting's Luke Thomas and Fox Sports' Mike Chiappetta said that grumblings of Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney's departure could be heard as long ago as 2012, making his eventual split anything but a surprise. To Abdel-Aziz, the move, while not shocking, represents a key moment for the sport of mixed martial a read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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Once banned by the UFC, welterweight Paul Daley is now working behind the scenes to make a return to the promotion. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio Highlight, UFC, Videos read news >>

  • 3 months ago
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ONE FC matchmaker Matt Hume has made a lot of new signings this year, but perhaps none more intriguing than undefeated heavyweight Chi Lewis Parry. read news >>

  • 4 months ago
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Think your man cave is the cat's meow? Think again. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmaker Joe Silva goes far beyond the standard bar top and home theater system and complete transforms his dude den into a decorated dwelling of epic proportions. In addition to a library and his original Street Fighter arcade machine, Silva has an Octagon inside his hangout. You know, for those times when boyz have to settle things like men. read news >>

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