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Eddie Alvarez denied UFC 159 fight

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Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will not be fighting at UFC 159, and could be spending more time in a courtroom than training for his octagon debut. His injunction to fight at uFC 159 was denied in the courts of New Jersey today. Read More »

UFC and Bellator join forces

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator Fighting Championships,the two major fight promotions in professional mixed martial arts, joined forces on Monday -- for nearly 3 hours -- while Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith was a guest on UFC color commentator Joe Rogan's podcast. Read More »

Interview: Brian Rogers ready for Bellator season eight middleweight tournament *VIDEO*

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ProMMAnow.com caught up with Bellator Fighting Championships middleweight Brian Rogers in Irvine, Calif., last week where he was checking out Bellator 85, the promotion's debut card on Spike TV. Rogers shared his thoughts on the move to Spike and talked about his upcoming fight at Bellator 89 where he will compete in the season eight middleweight (185 pounds) tournament quarterfinal round February 14 in Charlotte, N.C. Read More »

Three reasons why Vitor Belfort versus Hector Lombard is a great idea

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So...... here's what I was thinking the other night after the UFC fight..... Vitor vs. Hector.... And here's why. Reason #1 Vitor Belfort is the current gatekeeper for a title shot Following Vitor Belfort's amazing 2nd round finish of Michael Bisping in the last UFC on FX, it is evident that Vitor is the gatekeeper for the 185 lb division. Why do I say gatekeeper? Read More »

Interview: ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley on his appreciation for the ‘art’ of MMA and upcoming bout with Paulie Malignaggi *VIDEO*

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ProMMAnow.com caught up with boxing icon "Sugar" Shane Mosley at Bellator 85 this past week in Irvine, Calif. Mosley talked about some of the fights he was impressed with on the card and his familiarity with mixed martial arts. Mosley discussed his appreciation for the various disciplines of mixed martial arts, and although he said he has tried grappling, we probably shouldn't expect the 41-year-old three-division world champ to start following UFC President Dana White around the country and stalking him at press conferences asking for a shot in the UFC like our old friend James Toney did. Read More »

The weekly best of Pro MMA Now

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Kelvin Hunt highlights some of the best posts and top articles from the Pro MMA Now (www.prommanow.com) staff this week. We know people are busy, so here are a few things you may have overlooked. Read More »

Interview: Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson talks MMA, brain injury and fighting ‘Jean Fraud Van Dumb’ for charity *VIDEO*

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Guess who ProMMAnow.com ran into checking out some fights at Bellator 85? It was none other than kickboxing legend and martial arts movie star Don "The Dragon" Wilson! "The Dragon" was kind enough to take a few minutes to talk with us about his fighting history, his thoughts on MMA and whether or not he would have competed in mixed martial arts had it been around when he was coming up. Read More »

Featherweight champ Pat Curran reflects on split decision win over ‘Pitbull’ at Bellator 85; ready for Straus ASAP *VIDEO*

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Featherweight champion Pat Curran (18-4) spoke with ProMMAnow.com's Daniel Theodore following his five-round split decision win over Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (17-2) Thursday night at Bellator 85 in Irvine, Calif. Curran discussed his thoughts on the close decision, his performance, Pitbull's strategy and how soon he would like to face Bellator's Season 6 tournament winner Daniel Straus in his next title defense. Read More »

Jason Lambert talks Bellator 85 victory and future *VIDEO*

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UFC vet Jason Lambert (26-12) spoke with ProMMAnow.com following his first round straight armbar submission win over Hector Ramirez (9-5-1) at Bellator 85 Thursday night in Irvine, Calif. Lambert explained how he set up the submission and whether or not he would like to compete in a future Bellator light heavyweight tournament. Lambert also talked about working as a stuntman and fight choreographer on "Here Comes the Boom" with Kevin James. Read More »

UFC Unrestricted: UFC 148 – Full length episode *VIDEO*

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FUEL TV has made the full episode of "UFC Unrestricted: UFC 148" available to us for your viewing pleasure. Watch the most anticipated rematch in UFC history through the eyes of the fighters who were part of it! UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and top 185 pound contender Chael Sonnen, along with UFC President Dana White provide commentary on 2012's biggest fight. Enjoy! Read More »

Bellator 85: Michael Chandler defends title, makes easy work of Rick Hawn

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Bellator MMA lightweight champion Michael Chandler took out Rick Hawn with relative ease for his first title defense. Chandler used good movement while trading some strikes with Hawn before shooting in for the takedown and getting it in the first round. He landed some head and body shots while Hawn was content to lock up his guard while landing occasional elbows from the bottom. Hawn was able to get back to his feet, but not without taking some heavy shots to the back of his legs. Read More »

Bellator 85: Pat Curran scrum and workout

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Following an open workout Tuesday, Bellator featherweight champ Pat Curran spoke with ProMMAnow.com and other media outlets about his upcoming title defense against Patricio "Pitbull" Freire at Bellator 85. Curran shared his opinion on how he feels he matches up with Pitbull, as well as his general game plan for the fight. He also talked about it being Pitbull's first five round fight and how that should prove to be an advantage for himself. Although Pitbull told us he would "kill" Curran should the fight go to the ground, Curran explained why he's not worried about playing the submission game with the BJJ black belt. Read More »

Interview: Bjorn Rebney talks Rampage, Eddie Alvarez contract, Dana White and more

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Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney talks with ProMMAnow.com about the possibility of signing Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the potential of a Rampage vs. King Mo match-up, the Eddie Alvarez contract dispute, the future of women's MMA in Bellator, and if he thinks the tension may heat up between himself and UFC President Dana White now that Bellator is on Spike TV. And if the tension does heat up between himself and the UFC Prez, we asked him if there's any chance they could settle their business inside the cage. Read More »

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