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Bellator 207 Weigh-in Video & Results: All Main Card Fighters on Weight

Bellator 207 is almost upon us as the fighters have finally weighed in. The event takes place Friday in Uncasville, Connecticut, with the prelims starting at 6:30 p.m. ET and the main card at 9 p.m. ET.
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Report: Nate Diaz Also Off UFC 230 Card Following Dustin Poirier Injury Withdrawal

It appears that UFC 230 is down a fight, as Nate Diaz will not compete on the Madison Square Garden card following Dustin Poirier’s injury-related exit.
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UFC 229 Primer: Guess What? Conor and Khabib Aren’t the Only Fighters on the Card!

Combat sports superstar Conor McGregor and lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov are clashing at tonight’s UFC 229. And of course, because it’s Conor, the entire world is tuning in and thinking about that main event. But guess what? There are other fighters on the card, too! Crazy, right?

The co-main event pits former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis against former interim champ (and TUF winner) Tony Ferguson. That’s… actually a pretty amazing match-up. Both men are elite members of the 155-pound weight class, and could conceivably be facing McGregor or Nurmagomedov in the future. Heck, Ferguson was supposed to take on Nurmagomedov about two dozen times, but the fight always fell apart for some reason or another.

There’s also a stellar heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov on the card. Volkov has won four times in four trips to the Octagon, and has taken out the likes of Fabricio Werdum, Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson. Lewis, meanwhile, had a ton of momentum in the division before Mark Hunt derailed him. But he beat Francis Ngannou in his last fight, so there may be hope for Lewis yet.

Ovince St. Preux is also fighting, as is Michelle Waterson and Felice Herrig. Granted, they’ll all have to do something seriously dramatic to steal even a sliver of the spotlight from McGregor, but whatever! They’re on the card!

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One Last Look At UFC 229’s Fight Card!

Fight card no longer subject to change!

With the weigh-ins complete (see staredown here), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight kingpin, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and former 145- and 155-pound “champ-champ,” Conor McGregor, are now officially set to compete later tonight (Sat., Oct. 6, 2018) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. And it’s going to be absolutely bonkers. Indeed, there hasn’t been this much excitement around a UFC pay-per-view (PPV) event since, well, when McGregor locked horns with Nate Diaz for a second time at UFC 202 more than two years ago. That’s actually right around the same time that “Notorious” last stepped foot in the Octagon — he has not competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) since stopping Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in Nov. 2016 to win the promotion’s Lightweight title. It’s a belt — along with the Featherweight strap he claimed in Dec. 2015 — that he would never defend. That’s because McGregor was somehow able to finagle a “money” blockbuster boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, which the Irishman would lose via technical knockout in round 10.

But, he didn’t really lose anything, amirite? Nah …

Nurmagomedov and McGregor are expected to step into the cage sometime before midnight later this evening. The bout, which will be contested at 155 pounds, is scheduled for five, three-minute rounds. And the longer the fight goes, the more it favors Nurmagomedov, who pushes a brutal pace that grinds his opponents into fleshy red pulps. McGregor, meanwhile, has only fought for 25 minutes once (Diaz rematch), averaging just under five minutes in the cage throughout his 24-fight MMA career.

Nevertheless, before Nurmagomedov and McGregor hook ‘em up, Fight Pass will kickoff the action online at 6:30 p.m. ET then FOX Sports 1 will pick up the broadcast at 8 p.m. ET before transitioning to pay-per-view (PPV) at 10 p.m. ET. There, UFC 229 will also feature a pivotal match between top-ranked Lightweight contenders, Tony Ferguson (No. 1) and Anthony Pettis (No. 8), with the winner likely competing against the winner of the main event.

That’s not all, though … not by a long shot.

Check out the finalized “Khabib vs. McGregor” line up below:

UFC 229 PPV Main Event:

155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

UFC 229 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET start time):

155 lbs.: Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis
205 lbs.: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov
115 lbs.: Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig

UFC 229 FOX Sports 1 ‘Prelims’ Undercard (8 p.m. ET start time):

125 lbs.: Jussier Formiga vs. Sergio Pettis
170 lbs.: Vincente Luque vs. Jalin Turner
135 lbs.: Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger
155 lbs.: Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick

UFC 229 Fight Pass ‘Prelims’ Undercard (6:30 p.m. ET start time):

135 lbs.: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Lina Lansberg
155 lbs.: Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz
170 lbs.: Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin

Remember that MAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 229 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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Bellator 206: ‘Mousasi Vs. MacDonald’ Fight Card, Rumors

Event: Bellator 206: “Mousasi vs. MacDonald”
Date: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, on DAZN
Location: SAP Center in San Jose, California

Bellator 206 Main Event:

185 lbs.: Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi (44-6-2) vs. Rory MacDonald (20-4)

Bellator 206 Main Card (10 p.m. ET):

265 lbs.: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-13) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-13-1-1)
170 lbs.: Douglas Lima (29-7) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (21-2)
145 lbs.: Aaron Pico (3-1) vs. Leandro Higo (18-4)
115 lbs.: Keri Taylor-Melendez (2-0) vs. Dakota Zimmerman (0-0)
145 lbs.: Gaston Bolanos (3-1) vs. Ysidro Gutierrez (4-2)

Bellator 206 Undercard:

145 lbs.: Ignacio Ortiz (1-0) vs. Jacob Ycaro (1-0)
145 lbs.: Arlene Blencowe (10-7) vs. Amber Leibrock (3-1)
160 lbs.: Adam Piccolotti (10-2) vs. James Terry (20-9)
145 lbs.: Justin Smitley (10-7-1) vs. Jeremiah Labiano (11-6)
135 lbs.: Joe Neal (6-3) vs. Josh San Diego (7-4)
205 lbs.: Chuck Campbell (0-0) vs. Joseph Ramirez (1-1)
155 lbs.: Anthony Figueroa Jr. (0-0) vs. Samuel Romero (0-1)
135 lbs.: Isaiah Gonzalez (2-0) vs. Khai Wu (2-1)
145 lbs.: Ahmed Abdelaziz (0-0) vs. Laird Anderson (0-0)
135 lbs.: Cass Bell (1-0) vs. Ty Costa (3-3)

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Video: Main Card Fighters On Weight for Saturday’s Bellator DAZN Debut

Bellator MMA is set to debut on the DAZN streaming service with a blockbuster card featuring a superfight between middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi and welterweight champ Rory MacDonald, as well as a fourth grudge match between Quinton Jackson and longtime rival Wanderlei Silva.
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Bellator 206 Main Card Gets Sixth Bout After Bolanos vs. Gutierrez Elevated from Prelims

MacDonald-69637″>Bellator 206 main card will be a six-bout affair after a featherweight clash pitting Gaston Bolanos against Ysidro Gutierrez was promoted from the preliminary draw.
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Latest UFC Moscow Fight Card, Line Up

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will finally make its long-awaited debut in Moscow, Russia, without putting top draw Khabib Nurmagomedov on the fight card. Instead, the local fans will get long-time banger Mark Hunt as he trades leather with hometown hero Alexey Oleinik in the UFC Fight Pass main event.

Event: UFC Fight Night 136: “Hunt vs. Oleinik”
Date: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018
Location: Olympic Stadium in Moscow, Russia
Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 136 Main Event:

265 lbs.: Mark Hunt vs. Aleksei Oleinik

UFC Fight Night 136 Main Card (2 p.m. ET):

205 lbs.: Jan Blachowicz vs. Nikita Krylov
265 lbs.: Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Andrei Arlovski
170 lbs.: Thiago Alves vs. Alexey Kunchenko

UFC Fight Night 136 ‘Prelims’ Undercard (10:30 a.m ET):
185 lbs.: Omari Akhmedov vs. C.B. Dollaway
135 lbs.: Petr Yan vs. Jin Soo Son
155 lbs.: Kajan Johnson vs. Rustam Khabilov
155 lbs.: Desmond Green vs. Mairbek Taisumov
205 lbs.: Magomed Ankalaev vs. Marcin Prachnio
185 lbs.: Jordan Johnson vs. Adam Yandiev
170 lbs.: Ramazan Emeev vs. Stefan Sekulic
135 lbs.: Merab Dvalishvili vs. Terrion Ware

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Matches To Make For ‘Woodley vs Till’ Main Card Winners

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last night (Sat., Sept. 8, 2018) as it staged UFC 228 from inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. And of course, after earning a low score on my preview prior to fight night, the event delivered with nine finishes, including four on the main card such as Tyron Woodley’s impressive submission victory over Darren Till (see it again here).

Winner: Tyron Woodley

Who He Should Fight Next: Colby Covington

Let’s now screw this one up UFC, as this is the fight to make. While I didn’t have a big problem with the promotion pegging Darren Till as “Chaos’s” replacement against Tyron, I would’ve preferred UFC wait a month for Colby to get ready.

Just to avoid a potential upset and ruin this potential matchup. While it’s not one that will shatter box office records, it’s one that needs to happen bases on their history and Colby’s non-stop chatter. It’s the chance for Woodley to shut him up once and for all, or for Covington to say, “told you so.”

Winner: Jessica Andrade

Who She Should Fight Next: Title shot vs Rose Namajunas

Jessica deserves it without a doubt, which won’t be what Joanna Jedrzejczyk wants to hear, but tough cookies. No way on earth does “JJ” deserve it after getting stomped twice by “Thug Rose” and winning one fight since. Jessica is on a three fight win streak and put a stamp on it by knocking out Karolina Kowalkiewicz. I really don’t have to make a strong argument for Andrade, she did that last night herself.

Winner: Zabit Magomedsharipov

Who He Should Face Next: Yair Rodriguez

I just want to see this fight, and since Zabit defeated Brandon Davis to secure his win streak (see it), I’d like to see the promotion re-book this fight, possibly for UFC 230 in New York. “ZaBeast” wants Jose Aldo or Chad Mendes next, and though I’d like to see those fights, too, I don’t seem them happening anytime soon. Match him up against Yair, and if he defeats him, then give him Mendes or Aldo.

Winner: Jimmie Rivera

Who He Should Face Next: Dominick Cruz

No, Cruz shouldn’t be in the title conversation, as he is coming off a loss and an extended hiatus due to injury. While it’s a tough break for Dominick, he needs to win another fight in order to earn shot at the title. Call me crazy, but it’s getting kind of old seeing the same three fighters take one another in Cruz, T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. Rivera was on the cusp of a title shot before Marlon Moraes cleaned his clock, so a win over Dominick after taking out John Dodson, will put him back in the picture. For Dominick, handing Rivera another defeat definitely puts him at the top of the list.

Winner: Abdul Razak Alhassan

Who He Should Face Next: Geoff Neal

Both men scored impressive knockouts in Dallas, and this fight just screams “fun.” Geoff and Abdul are riding a four an three fight win streaks, respectively, and are looking to take the leap into the top 15. While they have plenty of work to get there, this matchup will help their case. Both like to bang it out, and I honestly don’t see a reason for this fight to happen.

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Hakeem Dawodu, Kyle Bochniak Featherweight Scrap Added to UFC 231 Card in Toronto

Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweights Hakeem Dawodu and Kyle Bochniak will collide at UFC 231 in December, the promotion announced on Friday.
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