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Bellator & Gilbert Melendez agree on structure to bring top lightweight To Bellator

Gilbert Melendez

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s best, including Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, Dave Jansen and a host of top lightweights from around the world. Read More »

Danasabe Mohammed earns multi-fight contract at XFC tryouts

XFC Papa

One hundred sixty hopefuls filed into Charleston MMA, all with the same dream and goal; to secure a multi-fight contract with the XFC. The talent in the room was plentiful, but when the smoke settled, there was one young fighter that stood out from the rest. President John Prisco and the XFC staff are proud to announce the XFC Open Tryout winner and newest member of the Welterweight Division, Danasabe Mohammed. Read More »

World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares full card

WSOF Belt

The five-fight, NBCSN-televised main card for World Series of Fighting 9 is now complete with the addition of three new contests, including welterweights Josh "The People's Warrior" Burkman (26-10) vs. Tyler "The Evolution" Stinson (27-9), lightweights Ozzy Dugulubgov (5-1) vs. Johnny Nunez (4-0) and featherweights Mike Corey (12-3-1) vs. Shane Kruchten (11-2). Read More »

Australian Fighting Championship 8 preview

AFC 8

The Australia Fighting Championship is back in 2014 and we are stating off with a bang on 22 February when we very proudly present AFC 8. This card has it all… the best Bantamweights, Lightweights and Welterweights from Australia and ... Read More »

With Silva Injured, Anthony Leone Steps Up To Face Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas For World Title Friday, March 7th Live On Spike

bellator-eduardo dantas-anthony leone

Bantamweight Title contender Rafael Silva has suffered an knee injury and will be unable to compete is his scheduled March 7th title fight against reigning Bellator Champion Eduardo Dantas. While the injury will force Silva out of the cage, Former Bellator Tournament Finalist Anthony Leone will now step in and face Dantas for the Bantamweight Title on March 7thfrom WinStar World Casino, live on Spike TV. Read More »

Bellator 112: Curran vs. Straus III full card

Bellator 112

The Bellator Featherweight Title is on the line in one of the biggest rematches of 2014 as reigning Bellator Featherweight Champion Daniel Straus defends his crown against former Bellator Champion and Crystal Lake, Illinois native Pat Curran on Friday, March 14th from Chicago’s Horseshoe Casino live on Spike TV at Bellator 112. Read More »

World Series of Fighting 9: Carl vs. Palhares set for March 29

WSOF Belt

World Series of Fighting, the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion, returns to The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on March 29 with a pair of championship titles on the line, as welterweight title holder Steve Carl (21-3) defends his belt against Brazilian jiu-jitsu master Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares (15-5) and bantamweight Marlon Moraes (12-4-1), a world-ranked top-10 contender, meets Josh "The Finisher" Rettinghouse (10-2) for the promotion's inaugural 135-pound championship. Read More »

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