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Richard Anderson Mann is an MMA journalist who makes his home in Washington, DC. He holds a Journalism Master’s degree from Roosevelt University. Currently, he is a columnist for Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com), a news writer for ADCombat.com and an official scorer for FightMetric. Richard has also been published in the Washington Times, Palm Beach Post, Naples Daily News, Michigan Chronicle and Miami Herald. He can be reached by email at RichardAndersonMann@gmail.com or on Twitter at Twitter.com/RichardAMann.

ProMMANow guide to Bellator 98

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Bellator MMA was set to kick off their ninth season with a respectable card. However, medical issues have forced Joe Riggs and Joe Warren off the card, so a lot of the shine has dissipated. However, there is still a middleweight title fight and the first round of another Bellator tournament. The card takes place tomorrow night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card will air live on Spike. Read More »

ProMMANow’s Guide to Bellator 92

Cooper

Bellator MMA returns on Thursday night from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif. The card features the semifinals of the middleweight and featherweight tournaments. As always, the main card airs live on Spike TV, while the undercard can be seen on Spike.com. Read More »

ProMMANow’s Guide to Bellator 91

Mpumbu

Bellator MMA 91 takes place this Thursday night from the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M. As always the main card will air live on Spike TV, while the undercard can be seen on Spike.com. The card features light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu’s first title defense against tournament winner Attila Vegh and the semifinals on the lightweight tournament. Read More »

ProMMANow’s Guide to Bellator 90

RadMartinez

Bellator MMA returns this Thursday night on Spike TV. On the main card, the Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev face off for the season-seven featherweight tournament crown. The season-eight light heavyweight and welterweight tournaments continue as well. Read More »

ProMMANow’s Guide to Bellator 89

Bellator Season 8 Middleweight

The Bellator MMA machine just keeps on turning. Bellator 89 takes place this Thursday night at the Bojangles’ Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. The card features a bamtamweight title fight as well as the first round of the season eight middleweight tournament. As always, the main card will air live on Spike TV while the undercard can been seen on Spike.com. Read More »

The MMA Impact of the IOC’s Decision to Drop Wrestling

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On Tuesday, news broke that the International Olympic Committee had dropped wrestling, one of the most ancient Olympic sports, from the Summer Games. Wrestling and MMA have always shared an odd-yet-symbiotic relationship. The development will certainly change the MMA landscape, but the question is: How? Read More »

ProMMAnow.com’s Guide to Bellator 88

Bellator Featherweight Bracket

This Thursday, Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV. The card, which takes place at The Arena at Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga., features the first round of this season's featherweight tournament as well as a middleweight title fight between tournament winners Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao. Read More »

Pro MMA Now’s Guide to Bellator 87 (Updated)

Bellator 87 Bracket

After a strong debut, the ratings dipped a little bit last week. However, there is no time to regroup, since Bellator's eighth season continues Thursday night at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Mich. As always, the main card will air live on Spike TV, while the undercard can be seen on Spike.com. Bellator 87 features the first round of the season-eighth lightweight tournament. Read More »

Pro MMA Now’s Guide to Bellator 86

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Bellator Fighting Championships is looking to continue their momentum after making their debut on Spike TV last week. On Thursday, Bellator 86 goes down at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. and features a title fight, the first round of the welterweight tournament and the debut of former Strikeforce champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Read More »

Pro MMA Now’s guide to Bellator 85

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Bellator Fighting Championships returns for the eighth season. This season marks the promotion's return to Thursday nights and their debut on Spike TV. The highly anticipated move to the former home of the UFC is expected to propel the promotion forward. Bellator 85 features a pair of title fights and the first three bouts for the light heavyweight tournament. Lightweight champion Michael Chandler will defend his title against Rick Hawn. Tournament winner Patricio "Pitbull" Freire will attempt to displace featherweight champion Pat Curran. Read More »

Mann Talk – Bellator 78 Preview

Bellator season seven rolls on. This Friday, the traveling circus stops at the Nutter Center in Dayton, Ohio with Bellator 78. The card features the semifinal round of the season-seven welterweight tournament. Despite some solid fighters, it might be the most anticlimactic tournament this season. Do we really think any of the final four can avoid a wrestling lesson at the hands of Bellator champion Ben Askren? Read More »

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