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Sean Grande to Make ‘One Night Only’ Return for Broadcast Duties at Bellator 196

Former Bellator MMA commentator Sean Grande will return to work for the California-based promotion for “one night only” next month.
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UFC Fight Night 130 in Liverpool Gains Lina Lansberg-Gina Mazany Clash at 135 Pounds

UFC Fight Night 130, the Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s debut in Liverpool, England, continues to grow with the addition of a women’s bantamweight contest.
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Volkan Oezedmir vs. ‘Shogun’ Rua Announced for UFC Fight Night in Chile on May 19

Former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir will square off against ex-champion Mauricio Rua at UFC Fight Night 129.
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UFC Fight Night Utica Update: Jake Ellenberger to Meet Bryan Barberena on June 1

Jake Ellenberger and Bryan Barberena will lock horns at UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica, N.Y., on June 1.
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UFC Fight Night 127 Medical Suspensions: Blachowicz, Manuwa Facing 6 Months

The light heavyweight rematch between Jan Blachowicz and Jimi Manuwa at UFC Fight Night 127 earned both men a $ 50,000 post-fight bonus, but it could also leave both sidelined for an extended period.
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UFC Fight Night 127 Results: Alexander Volkov KOs Fabricio Werdum

Everyone gets old eventually.

That’s the big takeaway from UFC Fight Night 127’s main event, which pitted former champ Fabricio Werdum against a Bellator refugee in Alexander Volkov.

If you compared the two resumes, Werdum’s accomplishments and wins far out-shined anything Volkov has ever done in the cage. Cain Velasquez? Werdum took him out. Mark Hunt? Werdum ate him for dinner. Volkov had yet to lose in three trips to the Octagon, and had beaten Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson, but so what? This was Werdum’s easy paycheck.

And it really did look like it would be an easy paycheck at first, with Werdum taking the Russian down easily and having his way with him. But Volkov survived Round 1 onslaught, and gradually those takedown came a little harder to come by. Meanwhile, the much taller Bellator vet remained hard to hit with Werdum’s jumping knees, and that reach soon had the former champ covering up while eating fist after fist.

Volkov wrecked Werdum’s eye early in Round 3, and so it was suddenly Flop To Guard City, with Werdum hoping Volkov would join him down there, and Volkov saying, “No thanks.”

The end came in Round 4, when a spent Werdum could do nothing but eat the combination that floored him.

Folks, Werdum has never looked more old. So much for earning a shot at the belt!

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UFC Fight Night 127 Results: Alexander Volkov KOs Fabricio Werdum

Everyone gets old eventually.

That’s the big takeaway from UFC Fight Night 127’s main event, which pitted former champ Fabricio Werdum against a Bellator refugee in Alexander Volkov.

If you compared the two resumes, Werdum’s accomplishments and wins far out-shined anything Volkov has ever done in the cage. Cain Velasquez? Werdum took him out. Mark Hunt? Werdum ate him for dinner. Volkov had yet to lose in three trips to the Octagon, and had beaten Stefan Struve and Roy Nelson, but so what? This was Werdum’s easy paycheck.

And it really did look like it would be an easy paycheck at first, with Werdum taking the Russian down easily and having his way with him. But Volkov survived Round 1 onslaught, and gradually those takedown came a little harder to come by. Meanwhile, the much taller Bellator vet remained hard to hit with Werdum’s jumping knees, and that reach soon had the former champ covering up while eating fist after fist.

Volkov wrecked Werdum’s eye early in Round 3, and so it was suddenly Flop To Guard City, with Werdum hoping Volkov would join him down there, and Volkov saying, “No thanks.”

The end came in Round 4, when a spent Werdum could do nothing but eat the combination that floored him.

Folks, Werdum has never looked more old. So much for earning a shot at the belt!

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UFC Fight Night 127 ‘Werdum vs. Volkov’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC Fight Night 127 coverage kicks off Saturday at 1:45 p.m. ET.
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UFC Fight Night 127 Primer: Leon Edwards – Who Da Fook Is Dat Guy?

Events broadcast solely on Fight Pass sometimes carry with them a good slice of unintended comedy.

After all, Fight Pass events are far from the highest level of content the UFC produces – that distinction goes to their pay-per-views. No, the Fight Pass events are the “filler” events meant to satisfy contracts and build up the library. Still, the UFC has a big promotional apparatus at it’s disposal, so even these smaller events get a little bit of push. Which means that sometimes the promotional spotlight gets cast on a fighter wholly undeserving of the attention.

Case in point: Leon Edwards. Today’s UFC Fight Night 127 comes to us from London, England, and the main event has former heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum taking on Alexander Volkov. But kicking off the main card is Edwards, who will be pitting his 6-2 Octagon record against Polish fighter Peter Sobotta.

Holy crap is that an inconsequential match-up.

There is literally nothing either man could do in that fight that could have an impact on the welterweight division. Edwards could punch Sobotta and Sobotta could explode like a cartoon character, and still there’d be no title shot. In fact, champ Tyron Woodley likely wouldn’t even tweet about it.

But hey, it’s a UFC event, and the promotional machine had to shine a light on someone, so here’s Edwards talking about how he’s working his way up to the belt.

To quote the great Conor McGregor: “Who da fook is dat guy?”

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UFC Fight Night 127 ‘Werdum vs. Volkov’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round-by-Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live UFC Fight Night 127 coverage kicks off Saturday at 1:45 p.m. ET.
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