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In the first quarterfinal fight of the Bellator Season Six Middleweight Tournament, excitement was in the air as Bellator veterans Vitor Vianna and Brian Rogers were expected to bring fireworks when they squared off. The fight started with both men exchanging on the feet, however, Vianna soon made it known his intentions of bringing the fight to the ground. Rogers, showing excellent takedown defense, preferred to keep the fight standing where he was at a distinct advantage. Rogers rocked Vianna with a right cross and followed up with a highlight-reel flying knee that sent the Brazilian Vianna to the canvas. Referee Jason Herzog stepped in to stop the fight at 4:14 of the first round and give Brian Rogers the knockout victory. watch video >>
- 2 years ago
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Fight Network previews fight cards taking place this weekend including Sergio Martinez vs. Matthew Macklin for the WBC Diamond middleweight title, Bellator 61 featuring Bellator's season-six middleweight tournament opening rounds and Ringside MMA 13 featuring Eric Barrak vs. Paul Cheng in a heavyweight bout.
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The Fight Nerd had a chance to interview Bellator MMA lightweight contender, Michael Chandler, at a recent press event in NYC, where we talked about fighting, fighting, and more fighting!
Chandler updates us on his back injury and when fans will see him back in the cage again, and tells us that he wants to fight Will Brooks again under better circumstances for another shot at the belt. The former champ also talks about if Brooks surprised him at all in their title fight, and if he watched the fight again yet.
The big news from this interview is that Chandler is not as interested in fighting Eddie Alvarez as much right now, and wants the rematch with Brooks more - "Losing the close split-decision to Alvarez doesn't sting as bad as losing to Will Brooks." Chandler says he still wants Eddie, but since no one knows what is up with his contract - including Chandler. watch video >>
The Fight Nerd had a chance to interview Bellator MMA lightweight contender, Michael Chandler, at a recent press event in NYC.
In part two of this interview, Chandler talks about the recent change in power when Bjorn Rebney left Bellator MMA and was replaced by former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, and what he would like to see Coker change and do differently in this role.
Chandler also tells us if he has any plans to ever return to amateur wrestling or if he will stay in MMA for good, and we ask him if the money was as good in wrestling as it was in MMA whether he would have stayed in the wrestling scene. Plus, we ask the age-old question - does Michael Chandler have a nickname? watch video >>
The Fight Nerd had a chance to talk with Quinton Jackson at a recent Bellator MMA press event at Dave & Buster's in New York City, and he had plenty to say in typical Rampage fashion.
In the second part of this interview, we discuss Rampage's short-lived career in TNA Wrestling and why we did not see much of him there (or ever see him actually wrestle). A very sleepy Jackson also talks about his continuing plans to get in the ring and pro wrestle, what happened with his "Street Soldier" comic and what he wants to do with it, how he feels about his portrayal on his Spike TV reality show "#Rampage4Real", and the general multi-platform plan that Viacom had for Rampage when he first signed the deal with the company and how it has not panned out much since then.
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Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks spoke with The Fight Nerd earlier this week at the Bellator MMA Press Event in New York City about his newly won title and what is ahead for him in the promotion.
Brooks tells us about his excitement in becoming the champ and defeating Michael Chandler en route to get that interim title (and how fast it all happened), and comments on Eddie Alvarez saying that his belt is just a trophy and is not the real thing. Brooks also talks about plans to unify his title with Alvarez, but is unsure what is going with Eddie and whether or not he will stay in the company.
Plus, Will discusses the recent change in power at Bellator MMA with Bjorn Rebney exiting the company and Scott Coker taking over, and tells us a bit more about his personal struggles coming up in the world that helped drive him to succeed and keep moving forward. watch video >>
The Fight Nerd spoke with Tito Ortiz at a Bellator MMA Press Event in NYC, and gave us his thoughts on a variety of topics in the fight world.
In part one of this two-part interview, "The People's Champ" gives us a little insight on his lawsuit with John Ibarra (as much as he is allowed to tell us without getting himself into any trouble), and talks about his comeback fight against Alexander Shlemenko and the negative criticism he took while fighting a natural middleweight in a light-heavyweight bout.
Ortiz also tells us that he still wants to fight Rampage and that he thinks Rampage definitively beat King Mo in their match at Bellator 120, and why he has zero interest in fighting King Mo. Plus, Tito talks about Bjorn Rebney's departure from the promotion and what he hopes Scott Coker will do to make Bellator a better place for fans and fighters alike, and who he would like to see Bellator pick up to add to their growing roster. watch video >>
The Fight Nerd got some time with Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran at a recent Bellator MMA Press event, where we talked about how his injury has been healing up and how his upcoming rematch against Patricio Pitbull in September for Curran's title at Bellator MMA 123. We discuss the history between these two fighters, as well as how their Twitter war has been heating up the feud between these two more than Curran's trilogy with Daniel Straus. We also talk about any potential plans for a fight with Frodo Khasbulaev, and his thoughts on Bjorn Rebney leaving Bellator and Scott Coker coming in to take over his role, and what changes Curran would like to see Coker implement in this new era for Bellator MMA. watch video >>
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The Fight Nerd caught up with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson at a recent Bellator MMA event, and he had plenty to say about current events in the combat sports world. In the first part of this interview,we talked a bit about his fight with King Mo and if he wants a rematch, as well as if the two could ever bury the hatchet once and for all. We also discuss whether a fight with Tito Ortiz is still in the cards for Bellator fans, and if he has his eyes set on any other opponents in the promotion.
Rampage also talks about how he heard about the news that Bjorn Rebney was done with Bellator and was replaced with former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker, and reveals that Bjorn did not live up to his end of the bargain when it came to certain big things, and what Rampage hopes Coker can accomplish in his new role in the company. watch video >>
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http://fightnetwork.com/ - Fight Network's John Pollock, John Ramdeen, and Robin Black give us a complete breakdown of the world of mixed martial arts, including what new President of Bellator, Scott Coker plans to do with the organization, Bobby Green discusses his brother's death after defeating Josh Thomson at UFC on Fox 12, Nate Diaz's manager, Mike Kogan discusses his client's inactivity, Cormier tells us what he thinks about cutting to 185, Danny "Last Call" Castillo's five year plan and Ramsey Nijem's thoughts on the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine.
On The Shift, Priscilla Caripan gives take a look at the festivities that went down at San Diego Comic Con last weekend with exclusive interviews from the cast of Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.
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