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Bellator 213 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Set; Carvalho, Kala Hose Heavy

The undefeated Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is set to defend her belt in her home state of Hawaii, fighting there for the first time in her career against Valerie Letourneau
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Bellator 213 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Set; Carvalho, Kala Hose Heavy

The undefeated Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is set to defend her belt in her home state of Hawaii, fighting there for the first time in her career against Valerie Letourneau
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Referees, Judges Selected for Jones-Gustafsson, ‘Cyborg’-Nunes Title Fights at UFC 232

Herb Dean will be the third man in the cage when Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson square off for a second time at UFC 232.
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Highlights! ‘Bullet’ Pierces Joanna To Win Flyweight Title

Valentina Shevchenko was simply too much for Joanna Jedrzejczyk last night (Sat., Dec. 8, 2018) at UFC 231 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as “Bullet” defeated the former UFC women’s strawweight champion via unanimous decision to claim the vacant women’s flyweight title.

It was all Shevchenko in the early going. The Polish contender utilized her strength and positioning to get inside on Joanna and secure a few slamming takedowns. Jedrzejczyk did get back to her feet, but Shevchenko made her pay with spinning kicks to the body and front kicks to the face.

Shevchenko did fade a bit in the later rounds which allowed Joanna to tally some points on the scorecards, but it was simply too late. Shevchenko was the better and more effective fighter throughout this championship bout and proved that 125 pounds is really the best division for her.

Check out the full fight video highlights above courtesy of UFC.

With this performance, Shevchenko becomes the new UFC women’s flyweight champion. Her skill set is tailor made to reign supreme atop the 125-pound throne for a long time so it will be interesting to see who she takes on next

Maybe a matchup with the always game Jessica Eye?

For complete UFC 231 results and coverage click here.

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Darrion Caldwell to Face Kyoji Horiguchi for Rizin Bantamweight Title on Dec. 31

A cross-promotional, champion vs. champion bout has been added to Rizin Fighting Federation’s New Year’s Eve lineup.
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Anderson Silva: UFC Promised Middleweight Title Shot with Win Over Israel Adesanya

Booking a 43-year-old Anderson Silva against rising star Israel Adesanya seemed like a cruel bit of matchmaking from the UFC, but it seems that there was an added incentive for “The Spider” to accept the bout.
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‘Jacare’ Willing To Wait For Title Shot Against Whittaker-Gastelum Winner

Ronaldo Souza is confident in his place in the Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight division, and willing to wait for the title shot he believes he has earned.
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Cejudo Vs. Dillashaw Title Fight Official For UFC 233

Signed, sealed and soon-to-be delivered.

An Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight title fight between current division kingpin Henry Cejudo and Bantamweight champ, T.J. Dillashaw, has been made official for the upcoming UFC 233 pay-per-view (PPV) event on January 26, 2018 inside The Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The fight has been rumored for quite some time, and now that it’s official, even more questions will be raised regarding the future of the 125-pound division under the UFC umbrella. After reports surfaced pointing to the promotion doing away with the weight class altogether following Demetrious Johnson’s move over to ONE FC, Dana White was non-committal on dissolving the division.

Of course, the booking of the fight doesn’t necessarily mean the 125-pound weight class — which has already lost a few fighters — will remain in tact. It could simply be the promotion’s way of sending it off in style with one big “champion vs. champion” showdown.

Plus, it could provide UFC’s next “champ-champ” should Dillashaw prove victorious.

T.J. has been clamoring for a chance to compete for the 125-pound title since defending his 135-pound strap against Cody Garbrandt at UFC 227. Of course, “Viper” had a different opponent in mind at the time. Still, T.J. was very open to fighting Henry, as well, and will now get his chance at history, much to the chagrin of the 135-pound division, I’m sure.

As for Cejudo, the fight will give him the chance to defend his title at least once and perhaps secure himself a guaranteed title shot at 135 pounds should he take out T.J. Either way, fight fans will be in for one hell of a title fight to kick of UFC’s PPV venture in 2019.

Early predictions?

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Brandon Vera Retains Heavyweight Title At One: Conquest of Champions

A Manila crowd already ecstatic at the return of One Championship to the Philippines reached a fever pitch, as two Filipinos left the arena with belts wrapped round their waists at the end of the evening.
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Mousasi Vs Lovato Title Fight Set Set For Bellator 214

Bellator 214 — which is set to go down on January 26, 2019 inside The Forum in Inglewood, California — just got a bit more interesting, as the promotion announced that Gegard Mousasi will defend his Middleweight title against Rafael Lovato Jr in the co-main event.

Mousasi is fresh of a title defense against Welterweight champion Rory MacDonald, absolutely wrecking “Red King” (see it) to collect his eighth straight win stemming back from his days competing for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The victory was Gegard’s third in a row for the Viacom-owned promotion.

As for Lovato, the former Legacy FC 185-pound kingpin hasn’t tasted defeat in his career, going 9-0 so far, with five of those wins coming under the Bellator MMA umbrella. The submission wizard was last seen submitting John Salter at Bellator 205.

Bellator 214 is expected to be headlined by the finale of the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix, as Fedor Emelianenko will face Ryan Bader for all the marbles after the two hard-hitting men ran the gauntlet to reach the finals.

UFC 233 — which is set to go down the same night in Anaheim, California — will feature perhaps the final Flyweight fight for the promotion, as T.J. Dillashaw will drop down to face current champion, Henry Cejudo. Also, Robbie Lawler will welcome Ben Askren to the Octagon, while Paul Felder and James Vick collide in Lightweight action.

There wont be a shortage of fights for fans to enjoy come January 26, so the question remains: Which one will you be tuning in to?

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