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Anthony Johnson Interested In Returning to UFC at Heavyweight, Fighting Jon Jones

Fans were left stunned and disappointed last April when former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title contender Anthony Johnson announced his retirement from the sport after a second loss to 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier.
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Anthony Johnson Interested In Returning to UFC at Heavyweight, Fighting Jon Jones

Fans were left stunned and disappointed last April when former two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight title contender Anthony Johnson announced his retirement from the sport after a second loss to 205-pound champion Daniel Cormier.
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Lewis: Cormier Fighting Me Because He’s Scared Of Jones

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier, will tell you he’s fighting Derrick Lewis in the UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) main event because the promotion was desperate for a bankable headliner and “DC” was good enough to do them a solid.

Challenger Derrick Lewis, however, is not so sure.

According to the “Black Beast,” Cormier stuck around at heavyweight to defend his title while avoiding an inevitable third fight with longtime 205-pound rival Jon Jones, who stopped “DC” in the UFC 214 championship main event back in summer 2017.

“I think he’s scared to fight Jones, the guy beat him twice,” Lewis told MMA Junkie. “The reason I think he took the fight with me is because Jon Jones was already fighting. They’re already saying he’s basically scared to fight Jones right now, anyway. He feels like it would be perfect to fight a guy like me that don’t have as much skills on short notice before the Jones fight and he thinks it’s going to be an easy fight for him.”

Jones scored a knockout win over Cormier when they last fought but had the finish overturned after United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) popped him for Turinabol. “Bones” was also slapped with a reduced sentence that expired earlier this month.

He’s now scheduled to rematch Alexander Gustafsson in the UFC 232 main event, a title fight the will be contested for Cormier’s light heavyweight strap — relinquished as a result of the Lewis fight — unless “Black Beast” upsets the apple cart this Saturday night (Nov. 3, 2018) in New York City.

I kinda hope he does, just to see this.

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Bare Knuckle FC 3 Complete Guide! How To Watch, Who Is Fighting & More!

The third installment of Bare Knuckle FC will commence later this evening (Sat., Oct. 20, 2018) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

It has been just over four months since the promotion made its ground-breaking debut as the first sanctioned bare knuckle fight in the United States since 1889. With more and more fighters wanting to take part in the Bare Knuckle FC movement it’s been pretty easy for the promotion to make quick turnarounds. Remember, Bare Knuckle FC 2, led by former UFC fighter Bec Rawlings, took place this past August.

For those fight fans looking to change things up from the usual gloved action, we’ve compiled all the necessary information for tonight’s bloody Bare Knuckle FC 3 event.

Enjoy!

Who Is Fighting?

The main attraction of the evening will be a heavyweight championship fight between tournament finalists Arnold Adams and Sam Shewmaker. The two heavyweights have put in work over the past couple of months to get to this point and one will be crowned champion after tonight’s action.

Adams, who holds a 7-10 professional MMA record, scored a second-round TKO victory over D.J. Linderman back at Bare Knuckle FC 1 before ravaging UFC veteran Joey Beltran via fourth-round TKO this past August at Bare Knuckle FC 2. Shewmaker, on the other hand, scored an insane one-punch knockout over Eric Prindle at Bare Knuckle FC 1 before earning a split-decision win over Maurice Jackson at Bare Knuckle FC 2.

In addition to the heavyweight title fight, notable MMA veterans Kendall Grove, Joe Riggs, and Johnny Bedford will also be in action.

The complete fight card is as follows:

Arnold Adams vs. Sam Shewmaker
Kendall Grove vs. Marcel Stamps
Brok Weaver vs. Joe Riggs
Reggie Barnett vs. Josue Rivera
Elvin Britto vs. Harris Stephenson
Christine Ferea vs. Jennifer Tate
Matt Murphy vs. Johnny Bedford
Mike Bissett vs. Aaron Brink
Abdiel Velasquez vs. Shawn West
Rusty Crowder vs. Joe Pegg

How to watch PPV

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018, starting at 9:00 p.m. ET

Price: $ 29.99

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Bellator 206 Primer: Rampage Is Fighting This Weekend and the Joke Is on Us

Bellator is hitting us over the head with a big show this weekend – Bellator 206 to be exact. It will air on that new DAZN platform, which is sort of the equivalent of the UFC’s Fight Pass, and there are some big, compelling fights on the card.

There’s also a very much not-eagerly anticipated rematch between Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, because, I don’t. Maybe promoter Scott Coker thought he could squeeze more money out of these long-faded warriors’ names.

Listen, the joke is on us, people. Neither Rampage nor Silva should be fighting anymore. And they certainly shouldn’t be fighting each other!

They’ve fought three times already. The first two meetings were in PRIDE FC, where Silva destroyed Jackson with knees. Then the UFC had the rubber match, and Jackson won via knockout.

That bout – back in 2008 – was pretty much the last time Rampage looked awesome. Since then, he’s gotten older and slower and infinitely more bitter.

And of course Silva has gotten old, too, and his last fight was a dismal one against Chael Sonnen last year.

There are plenty of other good fights on the Bellator 206 card. Gegard Mousasi versus Rory MacDonald is probably the best match-up Bellator could make in all of their divisions, and it’s always fun watching Aaron Pico.

But Coker is relying on whatever residual love fans may have for the ancient Rampage and Silva, and if you haven’t been living in an underground bunker for the last ten years, or maybe in jail, it’s hard not to see this bout for what it is.

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Georges St. Pierre: Fighting Tyron Woodley Not a ‘Complete Win-Win Situation for Me’

When Georges St. Pierre returned from retirement last year to face Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship, he felt that all the cards were in his favor.
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Bare Knuckle FC 2 Complete Guide! How To Watch, Who Is Fighting & More!

The second Bare Knuckle FC event will unfold later this evening (Sat., Aug. 25, 2018) live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Remember, Bare Knuckle FC made its inaugural debut this past June in what was the first sanctioned bare knuckle fight in the United States since 1889. It was a smashing success, both in action and on paper, and the newly-minted combat promotion is rolling it back for another bloody event this evening as they go up against UFC Fight Night 135 on FOX Sports 1.

In effort to prepare fight fans for the impending chaos, we’ve compiled all the necessary information for Bare Knuckle FC 2, including how to watch the action from the comfort of your own home, who is fighting on the card, and all the intangibles that go into a bare-knuckle beatdown.

Enjoy!

Who Is Fighting?

Former UFC women’s flyweight/strawweight contender Bec Rawlings is back in the driver’s seat tonight as she takes on Britain Hart for the inaugural Bare Knuckle FC diamond belt. Rawlings, who parted ways with UFC last year following a four-fight losing streak, defeated Alma Garcia via TKO this past June in her Bare Knuckle FC debut. Rawlings will try to live up to her “Queen of Bare Knuckle” moniker and take out Hart, a 28-year-old professional boxer, this evening on PPV.

In addition to the women’s main event, former UFC veteran Chris Lytle will come out of retirement to take on MMA journeyman Drew Lipton, “Krazy Horse” Charles Bennett will lock horns with 24-year-old lightweight prospect Michael McDonald, and UFC veteran Kendall Grove will make his bare knuckle debut against Bruce Abramski.

The complete fight card is as follows:

Bec Rawlings vs. Britain Hart
Sam Shewmaker vs. Maurice Jackson
Arnold Adams vs. Joey Beltran
Kendall Grove vs. Bruce Abramski
Drew Lipton vs. Chris Lytle
Michael McDonald vs. Charles Bennett
Tony Lopez vs. Jimmy Jennett
Robert Morrow vs. Michael Bissett
Jamie Campbell vs. Dale Sopi
Reggie Barnatt vs. James Clayton Burns
Diego Garijo vs. Tom Shoaff
Harris Stephenson vs. Jorge Gonzalez
Christine Ferea vs. Maria Andraverde
Michael Bissett vs. Robert Morrow
Marcel Stamps vs. Brandon Martin

How to watch PPV

When: Saturday, August 25, 2018, starting at 8:00 p.m. ET

Price: $ 29.99

TV Options:

  • AT&T DirecTV – Click HERE to order
  • DISH Network – Click HERE to order
  • Verizon FIOS – Click HERE to order
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Streaming Options:

  • Apple TV
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  • Android
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Feeling No Support From The UFC, Al Iaquinta is Enjoying Life Without Pressure of Fighting

The relationship between Al Iaquinta and the Ultimate Fighting Championship seems to get worse by the day and now it might be close to breaking point after the New York native pulled out of his most recent fight with Justin Gaethje at UFC Lincoln.
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Luiz Gustavo Felix dos Santos KOs Yusuke Yachi in Rizin Fighting Federation 12 Main Event

Guess they call him “Killer” for a reason.
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Luiz Gustavo Felix dos Santos KOs Yusuke Yachi in Rizin Fighting Federation 12 Main Event

Guess they call him “Killer” for a reason.
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