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Report: Bellator, Sengoku Vet Marlon Sandro Faces Attempted Murder Charge in Brazil

Bellator and Sengoku veteran Marlon Sandro is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, for two separate attacks on his fiancee.
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Report: Bellator, Sengoku Vet Marlon Sandro Faces Attempted Murder Charge in Brazil

Bellator and Sengoku veteran Marlon Sandro is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, for two separate attacks on his fiancee.
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Report: Bellator, Sengoku Vet Marlon Sandro Faces Attempted Murder Charge in Brazil

Bellator and Sengoku veteran Marlon Sandro is facing multiple charges, including attempted murder, for two separate attacks on his fiancee.
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Pic: Poster for UFC Fight Night 125: ‘Machida vs Anders’ on Feb. 3 in Belem, Brazil revealed

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is all set to make its return to Brazil, as the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization is set to stage UFC Fight Night 125: “Machida vs Anders” on February 3, 2018 in Belem

The event will feature a Middleweight showdown between Lyoto Machida taking on up-and-coming Eryk Anders in the headlining bout. UFC recently released the official poster to promote the card:

Machida is in the midst of the worst losing streak of his career, as “The Dragon” has dropped three straight, getting stopped in every fight. As for Anders, he is currently undefeated (10-0, 2-0 UFC), which makes one wonder about that pairing of these two 185-pounders.

As you can see, the event will also feature a Bantamweight bout between John Dodson and Pedro Munhoz, as well as a women’s Flyweight bout between Valentina Schevchenko and Priscila Cachoeira.

To see the latest up-to-date UFC Fight Night 125 fight card click here.

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Colby Covington Won’t Stop Until All of Brazil Hates Him

Want to know the definition of the word ‘irony’? It’s Colby Covington beating Demian Maia in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 119, taking the mic in his postfight interview and insulting all of Brazil (remember: this event was in Sao Paulo, Brazil), and knowing that Covington’s team is… American Top Team. A team founded […]

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Colby Covington’s ‘inappropriate’ insults toward Brazil under review by UFC’s Code of Conduct committee, ‘Chaos’ semi-apologizes

Colby Covington has found himself in some hot water, as “Chaos” is now under review by Ultimate Fighting Championship’s (UFC) Code of Conduct Committee.

After defeating Demian Maia in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 119 last night (Sat., Oct. 28, 2017) in Sao Paulo, Brazil (video replay here), Covington once again slammed the country of Brazil, calling it a “dump” and its citizens “filthy animals.”

His tirade prompted the locals to shower Colby with trash on his way backstage.

UFC Senior Vice President David Shaw took to the post-fight presser to announce his disdain for Colby’s comments and revealed that the promotion would indeed be looking into the matter.

“Overall, I thought the fan reactions throughout the course of the night were fantastic generally,” Shaw said. “Brazilian fans are obviously very intelligent, very knowledgeable about the sport, very scrutinizing, and generally it was loud and energetic and boisterous the whole time,” he said.

“In terms of the fan reactions with Covington fighting, there’s no way for us to support any fans throwing items at any staff or any fighters. However, having said that, we are taking the situation with Covington very seriously. It’s already being reviewed by our code of conduct committee and it’s something that we are not very happy about.”

“We’ve got to go back and look at it,” Shaw added. “It’s not something we are proud of. Our investment and our support of Brazilian fans, Brazilian athletes and the Brazilian market is steadfast and will continue. I think in our opinion it’s just something that is uncalled for and inappropriate.”

No word if “Bigfoot” will be sitting in on that committee. Meanwhile Covington sort of apologized for his remarks on social media.

Of course, Covington isn’t the first fighter to take aim at Brazil, as Chael Sonne nand Conor McGregor both did it before him. That said, the two men never actually insulted the citizens quite like Covington did, opting to focus more on their Brazilian foes, instead.

For the record, neither Sonnen or McGregor ever faced any disciplinary action for their comments. What say you, Maniacs, did Covington go overboard with his insults and does it warrant disciplinary action?

For complete UFC Fight Night 119 results and coverage click here.

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UFC Fight Night 119: Lyoto Machida, ‘Fighter To Watch’ tonight in Brazil

It’s time for the mixed martial arts (MMA) world to get a look at a 39-year-old Lyoto Machida as the former UFC light heavyweight champion makes his awaited return to the Octagon later tonight (Sat., Oct. 28, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 119 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Machida is returning from a 18-month suspension stemming from a United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) violation dating back to April 2016. He will be stepping right back into the middleweight fire by matching up against proven divisional knockout artist Derek Brunson, who will be fighting in Brazil for the first time in his career.

While some people will tune in to UFC Fight Night 119 to see the co-main event between welterweights Demian Maia and Colby Covington, most of the attention will be cast upon “The Dragon” and his headlining act opposite Brunson. After all, Machida left the division last year as one of its most consistent contenders. He’ll look to regain that same middleweight notoriety when he makes his first career appearance in Sao Paulo.

Like many MMA veterans his age, Machida must prove that he’s still a world-class threat inside of the cage when he squares off with Brunson later tonight. More importantly, Machida needs to show the ability to fight clean, and win clean. Remember, before his lengthy suspension “Dragon” had lost his previous two outings against former UFC champion Luke Rockhold and Cuban powerhouse Yoel Romero. Not only did he lose, but Machida was completely overpowered and flattened by both middleweights.

Luckily for Machida, Brunson is the perfect type of opponent to gauge his abilities at this point in his career. Brunson is extremely athletic, equipped with elite wrestling skills, is a seek-and-destroy type of fighter, and can finish a contest with one single punch. That type of mixture is going to test Machida’s discipline after a long layoff, the same counter-striking capabilities that made him a household name so many years ago, and his resolve to weather a storm against a younger and stronger opponent.

If Machida is able to get past Brunson in his return then he’ll be in consideration as one of the key players in the middleweight division entering 2018. But if the former UFC champion is unable to make good on his comeback from suspension then he may want to think about moving back up to 205 pounds. With a shortened list of top contenders, Machida could fight his way back into contention much quicker as a light heavyweight.

We’ll find out if the Karate assassin can pull off yet another magic trick later tonight at UFC Fight Night 119 against a hungry Derek Brunson.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 119 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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Live: Watch the UFC Fight Night 119 ceremonial weigh-ins for ‘Brunson vs. Machida’ in Brazil

Tune in at 4PM EST to see all the fighters from Saturday’s event step on the scales in Sao Paulo.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is gearing up for its UFC Fight Night 119 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1, locked and loaded for this Saturday night (October 28th, 2017) in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Prior to this weekend’s big shebang, which also features “Prelims” bouts on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass, the promotion sent all 24 fighters to the scale for the official weigh ins.

Get complete UFC Fight Night 106 weigh-in results here.

With the early weigh ins complete, it’s now time to have the fighters come back out for the fans in attendance, which means photo ops on the scale, as well as all the pre-fight staredowns. Watch it all unfold in the embedded video above beginning at 4 p.m. ET.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Fight Night 119 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, and then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 2 at 8 p.m. ET, before the main card start time at 10 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1.

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Midnight Mania! UFC fighter Rony Jason punches downed woman at party in Brazil

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Add Rony Jason to the long list of current and former UFC fighters who have a record of violence against women. As reported by BloodyElbow.com, he can be seen in the above video punching a grounded woman and shouting down at her after others pull him off her.

Jason has an explosive temper; after his loss to Jeremy Stephens, he put his fist through a wall and had to get stitches at the hospital. Assaulting a grounded woman is obviously not justifiable under any circumstances, and being a professional fighter only makes it worse.

Rony Jason has gone 0-3 in his latest UFC run, with one no contest. It is not known if he is even still under contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. They have not issued a statement as yet on his behavior.


Insomnia

Doesn’t look like McGregor is all too concerned about the results this weekend

This fight is going to be awesome. Rountree called out Saki after his last win, and its the perfect stylistic matchup to guarantee fireworks.

Ian McCall said he has no problem taking blood money from Ramzan Kadyrov. That’s…certainly… a stance to take.

McCall knows how bad it sounds. Evidently he doesn’t care.

Walt Harris is a good sport after stepping up and getting tapped by Werdum in seconds

Poor Will Brooks. Reminder: the UFC is not contractually obligated to pay their fighters if the opponent pulls out, even if the fighter is ready to go and fulfilled all their requirements.

Tiramisu is Tony Ferguson’s worst nightmare.

Weight cuts are a problem for the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA)

Workouts can get creative in MMA

Dwayne Johnson pays homage to Demetrious Johnson, “the bigger DJ”

Khabib gives Tony Ferguson the credit he deserves

Justin Gaethje had different sentiments Saturday night

If you don’t know who Darren Till is ahead of his main event slot against Cowboy Cerrone, here’s an introduction. His English trash talk is fantastic against Mike Perry. “Cos I like ye” is the greatest line I’ve read this weekend.

The list grows

Horseheads on the mat!

Dan Henderson out here celebrating his decade.

Hendo’s Annual Pig Roast in full force 80s style

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I hope Derrick Lewis recovers well

Cody Garbrandt and Justin Gaethje are training together

Great Cardio Push with @dynamitedan808 & @justin_gaethje loving the new @ufcpi

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Good social media work, UFC. Well done.


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

There is only one Cody McKenzie.

It is rare to see Muay Thai fighters just exchanging head punches like this

Sit back and enjoy the madness One of the most savage exchanges in modern MuayThai history: Pakorn Pornsanae

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A reminder: this fight rocked and a draw just means I want to see the rematch. Lando Vannata and Bobby Green threw down!

Moraga got a bonus with this knockout

What a finish

Another angle

Eat your heart out, Benson Henderson

I love me a good footsweep

Defense

A reminder that Darrion Caldwell is the new Bellator bantamweight champion


Good Reads


Podcasts and Video

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Pride, WEC Veteran Paulo Filho Suffers Multiple Fractures from Car Accident in Brazil

Pride Fighting Championships and World Extreme Cagefighting veteran Paulo Filho was injured in a car accident in Niteroi, Brazil, on Monday morning.
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