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Jan 22, 2017 10:16 am

Paul Daley on knocking out friend Brennan Ward: “It was hard, I just hope he’s ok”

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170, a stacked card that emanated from Los Angeles, California. Though the card had several exciting moments, the undeniable highlight in terms of spectacle was Paul Daley’s defeat of Brennan Ward. The British knockout artist put his foe down with an incredible flying knee...

Jan 22, 2017 8:56 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen discusses Ortiz loss, assures he’ll be back

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 170, three-time UFC title challenger and beloved mouthpiece Chael Sonnen returned from a hiatus of more than three years to take on retiring UFC Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz. Unfortunately for Sonnen and his throngs of fans, this comeback fight was a bit of a flop, as he was...

Jan 22, 2017 7:58 am

Bellator 170 salaries: Ortiz makes bank, Sonnen pockets just $50K

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. This exciting, 18-fight card was headlined by a light heavyweight clash between two veteran, West Coast wrestlers. In one corner, we had California’s Tito Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall-of-Famer. In the other, we had Oregon’s Chael Sonnen, a...


Jan 22, 2017 6:49 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz taps Chael Sonnen in the first

ICYMI last night, Tito Ortiz taps out Chael Sonnen with a face crank/rear-naked choke hybrid #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/yqik082NSw — Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) January 22, 2017 On Saturday evening, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. Featuring plenty of jaw-dropping moments, this thrilling card was topped by a light heavyweight showdown between UFC Hall-of-Famer and MMA...

Jan 22, 2017 6:31 am

MMA community reacts to Tito Ortiz’s defeat of Chael Sonnen, retirement from MMA

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. Featuring some of the organization’s biggest names, this action-packed card was topped by a light heavyweight showdown between UFC Hall-of-Famer and veritable MMA legend Tito Ortiz, and returning cult hero Chael Sonnen. In the buildup to this fight, we learned that Tito Ortiz...

Jan 22, 2017 5:56 am

VIDEO | Paul Daley scores crushing, flying knee KO at Bellator 170

Paul Daly KOs Ward with a stunning knee! Wow #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/qox3MS7fTp — Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) January 22, 2017 On one of the increasingly rare weekends without a UFC card, Bellator MMA came to the rescue with a stacked night of fighting in Bellator 170. Emanating from sunny Los Angeles, California, the card featured the swan...

Jan 22, 2017 4:57 am

EXCLUSIVE | Phil Baroni weighs in on BJ Penn’s loss to Yair Rodriguez

Former two division UFC champion BJ Penn returned to the octagon at last weekend’s UFC Fight Night 103 event in Phoenix, Arizona. The UFC Hall of Famer, Penn, squared off with surging featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez in the evening’s main event. Unfortunately for fans of “The Prodigy”, after a decent opening two minutes, Rodriguez caught...

Jan 22, 2017 4:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry was involved in one hell of a brawl in Orlando

UFC welterweight fighter Mike Perry suffered the first loss of his professional career at last month’s UFC on FOX event in Sacramento dropping a decision against surging division contender Alan Jouban. Prior to the setback, “Platinum” had put together a very impressive win streak which included six first-round finishes. Perry, who is currently lobbying for...

Jan 22, 2017 4:41 am

Donald Cerrone wants Robbie Lawler at UFC 209

UFC welterweight contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will return to the UFC octagon at next weekend’s UFC on FOX event in Denver where he will square off with Jorge Masvidal in the evenings co-main event. Cerrone, who has gone undefeated since moving up from lightweight to the UFC’s welterweight division, was most recently seen in action...

Jan 22, 2017 4:37 am

Fights to make for four UFC champions

Below are fights to make for four current UFC champions. UFC Flyweight Champion: Demetrious Johnson UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson has run out of challengers in the UFC’s 125-pound division. Sure there is Joseph Benavidez, who is coming off a controversial decision victory over Henry Cejudo, but “Mighty Mouse” has already defeated Joe on two...

Jan 22, 2017 4:26 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry “Give me Matt Brown, I will end his career!”

Welterweight knockout artist Mike Perry burst on to the UFC scene in 2016 scoring electrifying stoppage victories in his first two fights with the promotion. Unfortunately for fans of “Platinum”, the 170-pound slugger suffered his first career setback at December’s UFC on FOX event in Sacramento, dropping a decision loss to surging welterweight contender Alan...

Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz submits Chael Sonnen, holds onto choke

Tito Ortiz def Chael Sonnen via RNC #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/eo96s90MnK — Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) January 22, 2017 In the main event of Bellator 170 on January 21st, UFC veterans Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen stepped into the Bellator MMA cage for a highly anticipated showdown that had been building up steam over the course of the...

Jan 21, 2017 5:16 pm

VIDEO | 2 vs. 1 MMA fight is the most brutal thing you’ll see all day

2 on 1 MMA #TeamMMABattle ORDER ON @FloCombat pic.twitter.com/dF5sZzwBEt — Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) January 21, 2017 As if fighting one opponent isn’t hard enough, fighters have now begun to enter into fights against two men in an extremely puzzling display of mixed martial arts. From the commentary, it appears as though the team of two...

Jan 21, 2017 5:10 pm

GIF | Chinzo Machida picks up 3rd round KO win in Bellator

Machida Style!!! #Bellator170 Prelims streaming live right here 👉https://t.co/2ow8UELoX3 pic.twitter.com/XJ3H6rmDpw — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) January 22, 2017 At Bellator 170 on Saturday night, UFC veteran Lyoto Machida’s brother Chinzo Machida scored an impressive 3rd round comeback as he picked up an impressive KO that left his opponent out cold on the canvas. The win for...

Jan 21, 2017 4:52 pm

Rafael dos Anjos weighs-in on potential McGregor Mayweather superfight

In early 2017, talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight picked up steam as Mayweather offered McGregor $15 million to accept the boxing match. While McGregor of course didn’t publicly fire back at Mayweather, UFC President Dana White was quick to make a counteroffer as he offered the undefeated prizefighter $25 million...

Jan 21, 2017 11:40 am

Cody Garbrandt blasts TJ Dillashaw on Instagram

Later this year, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will defend his bantamweight championship for the first time as he steps into the Octagon against former teammate TJ Dillashaw for a highly anticipated scrap. Leading up to Garbrandt’s UFC 207 scrap with Dominick Cruz, former Team Alpha Male teammate TJ Dillashaw took to Twitter to allege...

Jan 21, 2017 10:51 am

VIDEO | Nick Diaz clowns coach as he takes him down while smoking

In a newly released video, MMA veteran Nick Diaz can be seen hitting a single leg takedown on his strength & conditioning coach Jose Garcia, who jokingly spars with Diaz while holding a cigarette the entire time. While Garcia may have had plans of having a cigarette break, he quickly found himself on his back...

Jan 21, 2017 10:31 am

Mark Hunt: I didn’t know Brock Lesnar was using PEDs before UFC 200

Leading up to UFC 200, where former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made his highly anticipated return to the Octagon after 5 years away from the Octagon, there was quite a bit of controversy regarding Lesnar’s USADA exemption that saw him evade the first several months of random USADA drug testing leading up to the...

Jan 21, 2017 10:06 am

Jamie Varner & Tyron Woodley engage in Twitter beef

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently gearing up for his UFC 209 welterweight title fight with Stephen Thompson in March. Ahead of the fight, Woodley has drawn some criticism for his recent comments in which he explains that he believes he is the worst treated champion in the UFC. In addition, Woodley explained that...

Jan 21, 2017 8:44 am

Amanda Nunes to retire after ‘2-3 fights’

Going into 2017, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is riding the momentum of a dominant 2016, where she went 3-0, winning the UFC women’s bantamweight championship before then defending her belt for the first time at UFC 207, where she handed former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey her second straight loss. Following the...

Jan 21, 2017 1:12 am

Donald Cerrone eyeing #1 contender fight at welterweight

After ending 2015 by dropping a 1st round TKO to Rafael dos Anjos in a failed bid for the UFC lightweight championship, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone kicked off 2016 by moving up to welterweight. Over the course of the year, Donald Cerrone posted arguably the best 2016 out of anyone in the UFC. Cerrone not only...

Jan 21, 2017 12:58 am

Bethe Correia sends Amanda Nunes warning

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes had arguably one of the best years in MMA over the course of 2016. To start the year, Nunes fought top ranked women’s bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko in a highlight anticipated UFC 196 scrap which she won via unanimous decision. In her next fight, Nunes headlined UFC 200, where she...

Jan 21, 2017 12:47 am

“Motivated and happy” Vitor Belfort looking forward to Kelvin Gastelum fight

Despite being on a 2-fight skid that has seen him drop back to back TKO losses, MMA legend Vitor Belfort remains a top 10 ranked middleweight on the UFC’s official roster. After going 0-2 over the course of 2016, reports surfaced that Belfort was going to retire following his UFC 204 loss to Gegard Mousasi,...

Jan 21, 2017 12:27 am

Shogun Rua discusses potential retirement

After fifteen years of fighting professionally, at the age of 35, many are wondering just how much longer MMA legend Mauricio Shogun Rua will continue to fight. Despite his age, Shogun Rua is currently on a 2-fight win streak that has seen him pick up back to back wins over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Corey...

Jan 21, 2017 12:16 am

Anderson Silva breaks down upcoming fight with Derek Brunson

On February 11th at UFC 208, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva will step into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with middleweight prospect Derek Brunson. For Anderson Silva, he will be looking to return to the win column and secure his first win since his 2012 win over Stephan Bonnar. While Silva defeated...