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Bellator 131 Full Card Finalized

The full card for Bellator 131 has been finalized for one of the biggest events in Bellator history from San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center on Saturday, November 15th live […]

The full card for Bellator 131 has been finalized for one of the biggest events in Bellator history from San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center on Saturday, November 15th live and free on Spike TV. The night will feature one of the biggest grudge matches in the sport as MMA icons clash when Tito “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Ortiz returns to the Bellator cage to face “The American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar in a light heavyweight affair, while Will Brooks and Michael Chandler will battle for the vacant Bellator Lightweight Title.

Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Valley View Casino Center Box Office, axs.com or Bellator.com. The main card will also feature an explosive middleweight fight between Melvin Manhoef and Joe Schilling, a light heavyweight affair between King Mo and Tom DeBlass, a bantamweight showdown between Mike Richman and Nam Phan; along with a full preliminary card of Southern California’s top talent.

Kicking off the Spike.com portion of the night will be a battle of California natives as AJ Matthews faces Kyle Bolt. A four-time Bellator veteran, Matthews has grabbed four of his six professional wins by knockout and is looking for the finish against Bolt, who has won four of his last five fights all by KO or submission.

Hailing from San Diego, Bubba Pugh will face fellow Californian Andy Murad. Pugh has tallied all of his professional victories by first round finish, but will have to hold off Murad who enters the cage riding a two-fight win streak and has recorded three knockout victories.

Coming off of a 42-second submission victory at Bellator 125, Matt Ramirez will fight Nick Garcia who has won five-consecutive fights and posted six of his seven professional wins by KO or submission, while Ian Butler will look to improve his undefeated professional record in a lightweight battle against Joao Faria.

Both making their professional MMA debuts, Jonathan Santa Maria will face Ron Henderson in a flyweight fight and Alex Higley will look to make his mark in front of his home state against Jordan Bailey who only has one professional loss.

A battle of San Diego’s best will round out the preliminary card as Rolando Perez faces Mark Vorgeas. Known for this strong ground game, Vorgeas has won four victories by submission and is looking for the finish against Perez who has won three-straight fights.

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MAIN CARD:
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Tito Ortiz (17-11) vs. Stephan Bonnar (15-8)

Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-2) vs. Will Brooks (14-1)

Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: King Mo (13-4) vs. Tom DeBlass (9-2)

Middleweight Feature Fight: Melvin Manhoef (29-11 MMA, 37-12 Kickboxing) vs. Joe Schilling (1-3 MMA, 17-7 Kickboxing)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Mike Richman (17-5) vs. Nan Phan (20-13)

PRELIMINARY CARD:
Middleweight Feature Fight: AJ Matthews (6-3) vs. Kyle Bolt (8-3)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Ron Henderson (debut) vs. Jonathan Santa Maria (debut)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Jordan Bailey (2-1) vs. Alex Higley (debut)
Flyweight Feature Fight: Matt Ramirez (1-0) vs. Nick Garcia (1-1)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Andy Murad (8-2) vs. Bubba Pugh (3-1)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Rolando Perez (7-4-1) vs. Mark Vorgeas (5-2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Ian Butler (1-0) vs. Joao Faria (1-1)

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Paulo Filho Shot In The Leg At A Party In Brazil

Sources have reported that former WEC Champion Paulo Filho was shot in the leg during a party on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was first reported that […]

Sources have reported that former WEC Champion Paulo Filho was shot in the leg during a party on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

It was first reported that Filho had a discussion with a man during a party and ended up getting shot in the leg and the shooter immediately left the house.

Filho was rushed to a local hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. His status is unknown at this time.

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Bibiano Fernandes vs. Dae Hwan Kim For The Title At ONE FC: WARRIOR’S WAY

ONE FC is returning to the Philippines on December 7th. The show will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena, and will debut former UFC veteran Brandon Vera. Current […]

ONE FC is returning to the Philippines on December 7th. The show will be held at the Mall of Asia Arena, and will debut former UFC veteran Brandon Vera. Current ONE FC Bantamweight Champion, Bibiano Fernandes, will be defending his title against no.1 contender Dae Hwan Kim.

Fernandes last defended his title against Masakatsu Ueda in May of this year. Fernandes won the interim bantamweight championship after defeating Koetsu Okazaki. Fernandes is on an 8 fight win streak and hasn’t had a loss since 2011.

The event is featuring a co-main event face off between Brandon Vera and former URCC Heavyweight Champion Igor Subora. The event is also expected to feature popular Filipino fighters such as Eric Kelly and Eduard Folayang.

Fans around Asia can catch all the action live on FOX Sports 3, while fans from around the world can purchase the action online for US$9.99 at: http://www.onefc.com/livestream.

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Andrei Arlovski Out Til 2015 After Shoulder Surgery

Andrei Arlovski underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder last week, his manager Leo Khorolinsky told sources. Doctors have said that he’s looking at about six-to-eight weeks of recovery time. […]

Andrei Arlovski underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder last week, his manager Leo Khorolinsky told sources. Doctors have said that he’s looking at about six-to-eight weeks of recovery time. Which means he won’t be in the ring again until 2015 at the earliest.

Arlovski is a former UFC heavyweight champion and has won two bouts in a row since returning to the UFC from World Series of Fighting. He beat Brendan Schaub at UFC 174 in June and knocked out Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in impressive fashion last month in Brazil.

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George St.Pierre Talks About Diaz vs. Silva Rematch

George St-Pierre has faced Nick Diaz before and knows him and his fighting style well. St-Pierre defeated Diaz in 2013 while defending his UFC welterweight title. Diaz is known for […]

George St-Pierre has faced Nick Diaz before and knows him and his fighting style well. St-Pierre defeated Diaz in 2013 while defending his UFC welterweight title.

Diaz is known for a style where he walks forward constantly, peppers an opponent with punches in bunches and loves to trash talk even during the middle of an exchange. Heres what St.Pierre said about Diaz’s upcoming rematch against Anderson Silva:

“If it’s five rounds, Diaz is a very durable fighter. I’ve seen him in very bad positions and he’s in a lot of trouble and he’s very, very hard to finish. Maybe it happened, but I didn’t remember seeing a guy finishing Nick Diaz. He’s very durable,”So the way I see this fight going and now they are fighting in Anderson Silva’s weight class, which I believe Diaz made a mistake accepting that fight at 185. I think he should have made it a catchweight, it would have been more fair. I believe in the early part of the fight, Silva will have an advantage. If Diaz can survive and weather the storm, I believe he can come back at the end in the last part of the fight like the fourth and the fifth round. He brings a different intensity that you’ve never seen before. You feel like you’re claustrophobic and you lose a lot of energy because he’s constantly pushing you forward and it’s very hard to fight a guy like him. Especially in the later rounds,He said a lot of things. He’s a very, very smart fighter. Behind his image and the character that he is, he’s very smart. My game plan when I fought him was to not fall into this. If I would have fallen into it and got into a slugfest with him, it would have been his fight. I would have fought his fight and he’d probably win. He’s the best at that kind of fight. I believe that Diaz is very good in boxing. I believe a lot of his training is pure boxing. He’s probably the best boxer in mixed martial arts,If you make the fight a boxing fight, I believe he’s going to win.”

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Benson Henderson vs. Eddie Alvarez At UFC Fight Night 59

Former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson and former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez are set to face off at UFC Fight Night 59. The bout was first reported today and UFC […]

Former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson and former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez are set to face off at UFC Fight Night 59.

The bout was first reported today and UFC officials confirmed the booking not long after.

The bout will co-headline the Jan. 18 event at Boston’s TD Garden. The main card will air live on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass.

The decorated lightweights co-headline the Jan. 18 event at Boston’s TD Garden. The event’s main card, featuring a featherweight headliner between Conor McGregor and Dennis Siver, airs live on FOX Sports 1 following prelims on FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass.

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Jorge Masvidal-Norman Parke, Uriah Hall-Costas Philippou Added To UFC Fight Night 59

The UFC Fight Night 59 lineup is filling up qucikly. UFC officials announced some new additions to the card with lightweights Jorge Masvidal vs. Norman Parke and middleweights Uriah Hall […]

The UFC Fight Night 59 lineup is filling up qucikly. UFC officials announced some new additions to the card with lightweights Jorge Masvidal vs. Norman Parke and middleweights Uriah Hall vs. Costas Philippou.

The evening’s order has yet to be announced but the two matchups are expected to take place on the evening’s main card.

With the additions to the card, UFC Fight Night 59 now includes:

Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver
Eddie Alvarez vs. Benson Henderson
Jorge Masvidal vs. Norman Parke
Uriah Hall vs. Costas Philippou

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Anderson Silva & Mauricio “Shogun” Rua Coaching TUF Brazil 4

MMA legends Anderson Silva and Mauricio Rua are now set to be opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4.” Unlike before they will not have to fight at the […]

MMA legends Anderson Silva and Mauricio Rua are now set to be opposing coaches on “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4.”

Unlike before they will not have to fight at the end of the season, which airs on Globo in Brazil and streams worldwide on UFC Fight Pass next year.

It was first reported by Globo today and UFC officials confirmed the plans not long after.

Sources reported that more than 600 people attended Monday’s “TUF: Brazil 4? tryout in Rio de Janeiro. Both lightweights and bantamweights were allowed to attend. It is rumoured now that both classes will compete in the show but has not yet been confirmed by UFC officials.

Rua previously expressed his desire to coach on “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” and now will get his wish.

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Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury At UFC 182

After the move was made to have Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano on the UFC 184 card in Los Angeles, there was an empty spot on the UFC 182 card […]

After the move was made to have Ronda Rousey vs. Cat Zingano on the UFC 184 card in Los Angeles, there was an empty spot on the UFC 182 card on Jan. 3 in Las Vegas.

The UFC has decided to move the Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Myles Jury fight to the co-main event for the upcoming PPV event in 2015 with the highly anticipated headline event of Jon Jones vs Daniel Cormier.
UFC officials confirmed the moves on Thursday.

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Dana White Announces Weidman vs. Belfort & Rousey vs. Zingano Next Year

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