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  • 3 months ago
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After a historic weekend with a pair of UFC events on a single day, a handful of fighters made strong moves in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings, but none capitalized as much as Gegard Mousasi. “The Dreamcatcher” moved up five slots following (...) read news >>

  • a year ago
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Bellator heavyweight Ron Sparks' opportunity to redeem himself for his first professional loss didn't go exactly as planned. He was declared unfit to fight thanks to the wrong cuff being used to measure his blood pressure. read news >>

  • a year ago
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Bellator’s upcoming four-man heavyweight tournament will begin June 19 and will feature Richard Hale, Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz, Vitaly Minakov and Ron Sparks. read news >>

  • a year ago
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UFC Canada’s Director of Operations Tom Wright called for regulation following the tragic loss of Felix Pablo Elochukwu following in unregulated MMA event on April 5 in Michigan. read news >>

  • a year ago
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A woman has never made the Y! Sports pound-for-pound rankings. Will Ronda Rousey change that in this month's version? read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Ron Sparks doesn't see his first professional MMA loss as a positive, but he admits the setback was certainly a perspective-changer. "I wouldn't say it's the best thing to happen to me because I hate to lose to be honest," Sparks told MMAjunkie.com Radio earlier this week, of his first-round knockout defeat to Eric Prindle this past October. "But I got caught. Just like any fighter when you lose, it sucks. But the positive thing is, it humbled me. It brought me back to planet Earth." read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the show Ron Sparks, who meets Kevin Asplund on the main card of Friday's Bellator 69 event. We also catch up with Team Takedown head coach and former MMAjunkie.com Radio cohost Marc Laimon. MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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The sound bites were flying today at a press conference announcing UFC on FOX 2, and there were contenders aplenty. All six fighters sitting on the dais at Chicago's United Center are in the hunt for a UFC title. Two of them have to fight a friend to get there. As expected, the winner of Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen fights middleweight champ Anderson Silva, and the winner of Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis is next for the light-heavyweight title. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Bellator heavyweight Ron Sparks felt a strange sensation leading into his Bellator 52 fight with Mark Holata. His usual pre-fight nerves were replaced by complete calm - almost happiness. "When I walked into that cage, I felt great," the affable heavyweight today told MMAjunkie.com about his Saturday win at L'Auberge du Lac Casino and Resort in Lake Charles, La. Sparks knocked Holata out in 84 seconds. It was his seventh first-round stoppage in an eight-fight pro career. What's his sec read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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LAKE CHARLES, La. -- As the Bellator Season 5 heavyweight tournament quarterfinals kicked off Saturday night at the L'Auberge du Lac Hotel and Casino, no entrant was more brutal in victory than Bulgarian sambo world champion Blagoi Ivanov, who remained undefeated by destroying late replacement Zak Jensen over two lopsided rounds. read news >>

  • 2 years ago
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Neil Grove and Mike Hayes both started slowly, but only one took the reigns late. The matchup served as the main event of Bellator 52, which took place Saturday at L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, La. The main card aired live on MTV2 while the preliminary card streamed on Spike.com. It was a feeling-out process early as both men appeared to be in counter mode throughout the majority of the opening round. read news >>

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