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UFC on FOX 27: Derek Brunson vs Jacare Souza on tap for Jan. 27 in Charlotte

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has apparently rubber-stamped a middleweight bout between top contenders Derek Brunson and Ronaldo Souza for the upcoming UFC on FOX 27 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on Sat., Jan. 27, 2018 inside Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

“I signed my contract and I’m pretty sure Jacare signed his contract,” Brunson told ESPN. “I was aiming for somebody who would get me a title shot. But after thinking about it, a first-round finish over Jacare, who’s been considered as one of the best fighters on the planet, I think that gets me a shot.”

After a shady decision loss to Anderson Silva at UFC 208, Brunson (18-5) roared back with consecutive knockout wins over Daniel Kelly and Lyoto Machida. Souza (24-5, 1 NC), meanwhile, is looking to rebound from his technical knockout loss to interim kingpin Robert Whittaker last April.

UFC on FOX 27 is expected to be headlined by the middleweight showdown pitting Vitor Belfort opposite Uriah Hall. Elsewhere on the card, Ovince Saint Preux tangles with Ilir Latifi for a spot in the 205-pound title chase.

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Khonry Gracie, Son of Royce Gracie, to Make Pro Debut at Bellator 192 on Jan. 20

Khonry Gracie, the son of UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie, will make his professional mixed martial arts debut at Bellator 192.
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J.J. Aldrich-Danielle Taylor Becomes Fourth Women’s Bout Added to UFC’s Jan. 14 Debut in St. Louis



The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in the Gateway City has gained another women’s contest.
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J.J. Aldrich-Danielle Taylor Becomes Fourth Women’s Bout Added to UFC’s Jan. 14 Debut in St. Louis



The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s debut in the Gateway City has gained another women’s contest.
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Henry Corrales-Georgi Karakhanyan Featherweight Bout Added to Bellator 182 Bill on Jan. 20

Bellator MMA has added a featherweight contest between between Henry Corrales and Georgi Karakhanyan to the lineup for Bellator 192 on Jan. 20.
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Henry Corrales-Georgi Karakhanyan Featherweight Bout Added to Bellator 182 Bill on Jan. 20

Bellator MMA has added a featherweight contest between between Henry Corrales and Georgi Karakhanyan to the lineup for Bellator 192 on Jan. 20.
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Henry Corrales-Georgi Karakhanyan Featherweight Bout Added to Bellator 182 Bill on Jan. 20

Bellator MMA has added a featherweight contest between between Henry Corrales and Georgi Karakhanyan to the lineup for Bellator 192 on Jan. 20.
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Lorenz Larkin-Fernando Gonzalez Catchweight Bout Headlines Bellator 193 on Jan. 26

Lorenz Larkin and Fernando Gonzalez will square off in a 180-pound catchweight affair in the Bellator 193 headliner on Jan. 26.
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Rory MacDonald vs Douglas Lima Bellator title fight set for Jan. 20

The long-awaited title fight between Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima isn’t happening soon, but rest assured it is, in fact, finally happening.

Bellator has officially set the date and place for Douglas Lima’s next title defense: Jan. 20, 2018 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The so far unnumbered Bellator card will put No. 1 contender Rory MacDonald into the fight he earned by beating the bricks off Paul Daley back in May.

For Lima it will be a second chance to prove himself against a newcomer who made the jump from UFC to Bellator. In his last outing, Lima scored a unanimous decision win over Lorenz Larkin in Larkin’s first fight for the promotion.

The event is tentatively being called “Bellator: Lima vs. MacDonald.” This fight itself is big enough that no other matches have been announced for the card. In fairness, nothing else needs to be.

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Douglas Lima vs. Rory MacDonald Headlines Bellator Event in Los Angeles on Jan. 20

Douglas Lima will defend his welterweight title against UFC veteran Rory MacDonald in the evening’s main event when Bellator MMA travels to Los Angeles on Jan. 20.
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