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Brandon Girtz Details in-Fight Conversation with Melvin Guillard

Melvin Guillard had the rare opportunity to handpick his opponent at Bellator 141, and he chose Brandon Girtz, a relatively unknown former NCAA Division II wrestler. Big mistake. In his own rendition of “Hit Me Baby One More Time,” Girtz...Show More Summary

Claudia Gadelha Calls Potential UFC Snubbing 'Disrespectful'

A recurring lesson in the UFC has been the importance of contracts. No word or verbal agreement is ever set in stone. As flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson said at the UFC 191 media phone conference (warning: NSFW language) on Thursday, “Nobody is entitled to s--t” in MMA. Show More Summary

Bellator Unveils 4-Man, 1-Night Light Heavyweight Tournament for September

Bellator Dynamite looks like it could be packed with, well, you know. Organizers of the September 19 event are pulling out all kinds of stops to garner fan interest, and on Friday evening they revealed the field for a one-night, four-man...Show More Summary

Jose Aldo Blames Media for Twisting Comments About IV Ban

Jose Aldo has been dominating the ranks of the featherweight division for the past seven years, establishing himself as one of the pound-for-pound best in the process. The Brazilian phenom has steamrolled a long list of elite-level talent...Show More Summary

Bellator 141 Results: What Went Wrong for Melvin Guillard?

Charismatic, strong, explosive, good wrestling, deadly knockout power—these were the things people used to say about Melvin Guillard. It feels like eons ago that the former UFC lightweight contender was boastfully walking down to the...Show More Summary

Melvin Guillard Injury: Updates on Fighter's Hand and Recovery

Melvin Guillard's Bellator debut was spoiled Friday, as he dropped a split decision to Brandon Girtz, but the 32-year-old veteran has even bigger issues to worry about in the form of a hand injury. Continue for updates. Guillard to Undergo Surgery to Repair Broken Hand Saturday, Aug. Show More Summary

Marine Attracts the Attention of Millions After Asking Ronda Rousey to a Ball

Jarrod Haschert has attracted the attention of millions in seeking out the attention of just one woman—Ronda Rousey. The 22-year-old Marine, stationed out of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, asked the reigning UFC women's bantamweight...Show More Summary

Fedor Emelianenko vs. the UFC's Top 10 Heavyweights: How Would He Fare?

For the better part of a decade, the baddest man on the planet wasn't an angry ex-street fighter with a grudge against the world, or a collegiate wrestling star groomed for athletic glory. He was an ice cream eating, sweater wearing,...Show More Summary

Invicta 14: Early Preview and Predictions

An important all-women's event is on the horizon, as Invicta 14 comes to you live on Saturday, September 12 on UFC Fight Pass. The company has a great tradition of bringing exciting live events, which makes it a must-see night of fights. In...Show More Summary

Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm Fight Rescheduled, Relocated to Australia

Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm were originally slated to square off at UFC 195 in Las Vegas on Jan. 2, but their fight has bumped up and shifted across the globe. According to Fox Sports UFC on Twitter, UFC president Dana White announced late Friday night that Rousey and Holm will now headline UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia on Nov. Show More Summary

Titan FC's Belal Muhammad: 'CM Punk a Beast, Would Finish Pendred in 1st Round'

There are few names in the MMA world that draw more attention than CM Punk. A massive tidal wave of headlines and attention was set in motion last December when the former WWE superstar officially signed with the UFC, and the momentum hasn't slowed throughout 2015 as speculation as to when Punk would make his promotional debut continues to circulate. Show More Summary

UFC Champ TJ Dillashaw Calls out Dominick Cruz on Twitter, Cruz Responds

Please, oh please, let TJ Dillashaw fight Dominick Cruz soon. Since Dillashaw took care of former bantamweight champ Renan Barao for a second time at UFC on Fox 16 in July to defend his 135-pound title, fans and critics alike have anxiously...Show More Summary

Brendan Schaub: Rousey 'Hates' on Mayweather but Dates Travis Browne

Brendan Schaub officially let the cat out of the bag about his past romantic dealings with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in his appearance on Joe Rogan ’s Fight Companion earlier this month. According to Schaub, theShow More Summary

The Beaten Path: Prospect Brent Primus Traded His Own Business for MMA Gloves

Brent Primus was kicked out of his home when he was 13. For years, he bounced around, picking berries, selling rugs, mopping convenience store floors to make money. Then, one day, he found his calling: lawn care. “I climbed trees to de limb, I edged, I mowed, I fertilized,” Primus recalled. Show More Summary

UFC 195 Could Make Joanna Jedrzejczyk Household Name Nobody Can Pronounce

There’s an interesting little subplot brewing around UFC 195. The primary plot point of the UFC’s first event of 2016, of course, is one of betrayal. We were originally told the fight card scheduled for Jan. 2 would host Ronda Rousey ’s third meeting with Miesha Tate. Show More Summary

Francis Carmont to Meet Philipe Lins in Bellator 142 Tournament Alternate Bout

Another former UFC contender has been added to the equation in a one-night light heavyweight tournament at Bellator 142 on September 19. Previously a top middleweight, Francis Carmont will meet Philipe Lins in a tournament alternateShow More Summary

UFC Fight Roundup for Week of August 28

The UFC had another busy week of fight announcements, and you may have missed a few that have come along. We will try to recap all the fights made over the past several days for you to get caught up on what the UFC has in store. The UFC has added bouts to eight fight cards this week going through the end of the year. Show More Summary

Report: UFC 190 Draws Massive PPV Numbers, Tops 900,000 Buys

Ronda Rousey sells pay-per-views, y'all. According to's Dave Meltzer, Rousey 's Aug. 1 clash against Bethe Correia at UFC 190 topped 900,000 PPV buys, the most for the company since 2013. This continues a string of strong PPV outings for the UFC, as the promotion has now topped 800,000 buys three times since its year began Jan. Show More Summary

UFC 193 Fight Card: Stefan Struve to Meet Jared Rosholt in Australia

A November bout in Melbourne, Australia, just got bigger than it already was. While it hasn't been made official, the UFC is expected to add heavyweights Stefan Struve and Jared Rosholt to the fight card. According to MMA Junkie's Mike...Show More Summary

UFC Lightweights Eddie Alvarez, Edson Barboza Offer to Fight Anthony Pettis

Despite losing his lightweight title via a five-round thrashing at the hands of Rafael dos Anjos in March at UFC 185, Anthony Pettis hasn't shed the bull's eye on his back. According to's Ariel Helwani during a recent...Show More Summary

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