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Bellator 166 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Dantas vs. Warren 2 Card

On a night headlined by Eduardo Dantas defeating Joe Warren for the world bantamweight title, Bellator 166 featured eight fights from Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Here are the results from the main card first, followed by the undercard outcomes: Undercard Results Kinny Spotwood def. Show More Summary

Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes Laid Off by New UFC Owners: Latest Details, Reaction

UFC legends Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes were laid off by the organization's new owners Friday, according to Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting. WME-IMG, which bought the UFC in July, has reportedly laid off 10 to 15 employees this week. In October, Helwani report ed "approximately 60-80 employees would be fired." More to follow. Read more MMA news on BleacherReport.com

Conor McGregor Fires Back at UFC over Stripped Titles: 'Them Belts Are Mine'

According to the UFC, Conor McGregor isn't a two-division champion anymore. McGregor has other ideas, though. Speaking with fans at an event in Ireland, McGregor stated that no matter what the UFC says, he's still champion at both 145...Show More Summary

From Forrest Griffin to Tim Elliott: The Life & Times of 'The Ultimate Fighter'

When Demetrious Johnson takes on Tim Elliott for the flyweight title this Saturday, December 3, it will mark the conclusion of the 24th American season of The Ultimate Fighter. Including 10 international seasons spread out between Brazil,...Show More Summary

The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Picks

Tim Elliott is on the precipice of one of the best comeback stories in UFC history. The talented flyweight lost three tough fights in a row in the Octagon and was cut from the roster. He then won three straight in Titan FC and claimed...Show More Summary

Dana White Comments on Conor McGregor Relinquishing Featherweight Belt

Conor McGregor made history at UFC 205 when he became a two-division champion by virtue of his lightweight title victory over Eddie Alvarez, but he relinquished his featherweight belt on Nov. 26. On Thursday, UFC President Dana White...Show More Summary

Jon Jones Comments on Previously Partying Before Fights

Jon Jones is one of the most talented MMA fighters in history, but his actions outside the Octagon have held him back. He discussed some of his past actions Thursday on The Joe Rogan Experience (h/t Evan Bell of BJPenn.com): I had this crazy thing that I would do where I would party one week before every fight. Show More Summary

Conor McGregor Lost the UFC Featherweight Title but Still Has a Winning Hand

Conor McGregor remains mum on the UFC's decision to strip him of the featherweight championship, but that hasn't stopped him from sending a message. It has been five days since the fight company announced during last Saturday’s Fight Night 101 that McGregor was “relinquishing” the 145-pound title. Show More Summary

UFC 208 Reportedly Moved to Brooklyn: Latest Details, Venue, Schedule and More

UFC 208, scheduled to take place in Anaheim, California, in January 2017, has reportedly been "scrapped," according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN. Instead, UFC 208 will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Feb. 11,Show More Summary

The Complete Guide to the Ultimate Fighter Finale: Johnson vs. Elliott

The Ultimate Fighter 24 reaches its conclusion when finalist Tim Elliott takes on dominant flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson on Fox Sports 1 this Saturday. Johnson has run through the newly formed division, defending his title eight consecutive times. Show More Summary

Demetrious Johnson vs. Tim Elliott: A Head-to-Toe Breakdown

The Ultimate Fighter victor on Wednesday was Tim Elliott, and his prize is a shot at Demetrious Johnson's flyweight title on Saturday. Johnson is the UFC's most dominant champion. He is one of the most well-rounded titleholders to date, and he has dispatched of almost every contender in the division without much issue. Show More Summary

New MMA Athletes Association Offers Soul, but Path to Power Is Muddy

Turns out, the “industry-redefining MMA announcement” was just another promise to redefine the industry. Another association, to be exact. If you’re keeping count, this is third one this year alone that has attempted to corral the multinational...Show More Summary

Conor McGregor Issued Boxing License in State of California

For those who are waiting on a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. superfight, it looks as though things might have been set in motion. On Wednesday, California granted McGregor a boxing license, his agent Audie Attar told MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani. More to follow. Read more MMA news on BleacherReport.com

'Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association' Fighters Union Announced

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre helped announce the launch of the Mixed Martial Arts Athlete Association on Wednesday. Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting passed along comments from GSP, who stated the fighters' union will...Show More Summary

MMA World Reacts to New Fighter's Assc. Led by GSP, Cerrone, Kennedy and Rebney

A much ballyhooed press conference took place on Wednesday afternoon, and it didn't take long to parse out the intentions of those in attendance. Talks of a fighter's union in MMA has gone through numerous iterations over the years, but 2016 was a decidedly big year with the addition of the Professional Fighter's Association (PFA). Show More Summary

The Question: Was UFC Right to Strip Conor McGregor of the Featherweight Title?

Conor McGregor’s reign as the first man to hold UFC titles in two different weight classes simultaneously lasted all of 14 days. McGregor’s fight company bosses trumpeted his historic accomplishment to the masses at UFC 205 on November...Show More Summary

With Conor McGregor Shelved, Nurmagomedov and Ferguson Are Down to Battle

The most lucrative fight in MMA today is a "red panty night" with Conor McGregor. Two fighters all too aware of this reality are top lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0) and Tony Ferguson (22-3). Both men are beyond qualified for a crack at the lightweight title. Show More Summary

Jose Aldo Speaks on Conor McGregor Relinquishing UFC Featherweight Title

Jose Aldo wasn't surprised to see Conor McGregor vacate the UFC Featherweight Championship in order to hold onto his lightweight belt. " It was a fact that this was going to happen," Aldo said in an interview on Brazilian sports program Planeta (via MMAjunkie's Steven Marrocco and Fernanda Prates). Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 101 Results: Matches to Make for the Winners and Losers

UFC Fight Night 101 was a fun show in spite of the lack of a strong card. We saw excellent debuts, developing talent and a middleweight main event between two contenders. All in all, not much to complain about. Robert Whittaker took care of Derek Brunson inside the first five minutes thanks in part to Brunson 's wild game plan. Show More Summary

UFC Fight Night 101: Robert Whittaker Makes Wild Derek Brunson Pay for Slugfest

Robert Whittaker made Derek Brunson pay for his mistakes Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night 101. The price may end up being contender status in a middleweight division that is already teeming with talent. Whittaker evadedShow More Summary

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