MMA fighting

Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov on Bellator 265 on August 20 in South Dakota

Heavyweight veterans Cheick Kongo and Sergei Kharitonov will face off in the main event during the upcoming Bellator 265 map scheduled for August 20 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Promotion officials confirmed the pairing with MMA Fighting on Tuesday. Competing for the first time in 2021, Kongo, 46, will return …

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Needham native kicks off MMA career with Plymouth win

Needham native and mixed martial artist Dan Walsh took part in his first-ever Cage Titans Amateur Fighting Championship bout on July 10 at Plymouth Memorial Hall. “I’m pretty dedicated to this and it was cool to see on Saturday that it’s not a pipe dream anymore,” he said last week. …

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Matt Mitrione among 3 fighters released after Bellator 262

Veteran MMA heavyweight Matt Mitrione has been released from his contract after his fifth consecutive defeat in the Bellator cage. A promotion manager has confirmed the exit of MMA Fighting Mitrione, which was among three staff cuts after Bellator 262 last Friday at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Ronny …

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Dana White’s 2021 Contender Series season officially kicks off August 31

Dana White’s Contender series is officially slated for its fifth season and will debut later this summer. The UFC announced the return of the series on UFC Vegas 31, which begins August 31. The promotion revealed that four additional cards will also take place every Tuesday throughout September. Headlining the …

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UFC Vegas 31 results: Makhachev vs. Moises

MMA Fighting has UFC Vegas 31 results for the Makhachev vs Moises fight card, live blogging from the top two fights, and Live UFC Vegas 31 Twitter updates. In the main event, Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises will face off in a crucial light battle. Makhachev won seven consecutive fights, …

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Johnny Bedford vs. Reggie Barnett Jr. rematch for BKFC 20 Championship, Alan Belcher takes on Tony Lopez

Johnny Bedford and Reggie Barnett get another shot at each other and another shot at gold at the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. The BKFC ad On Friday, a rematch between Bedford and Barnett will headline BKFC 20 on August 20 in Biloxi, Mississippi, with the winner claiming a vacant bantamweight …

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Hyde Park’s Fatima Kline wins first Invicta pro MMA fight

When Fatima Kline arrived for her first professional match, the first thing that struck her was the name of the venue she was competing in. It’s a place called “The Fight Church” in Kansas City, with stained glass windows. A suitable arena for a fighter with the nickname “Archangel”. “Making …

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Mike Brown thinks Dustin Poirier has proven he’s just Conor McGregor’s ‘top fighter’ now

Dustin Poirier may not have got the final finish he wanted in his third fight against Conor McGregor, but his head coach believes the results would have been the same no matter what. In the main event of UFC 264 last Saturday night, Poirier dominated the opening round against McGregor …

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UFC 265 poster released, featuring two championship fights

There will be a lot of gold in the building at UFC 265. An official poster has been released for the August 7 pay-per-view event, which takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston. The poster includes interim heavyweight title contenders Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane, and dual division champion …

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Fighters whose careers may be in jeopardy

UFC 264, arguably the biggest night of the year for the UFC, hosted several eyebrow-raising moments. From a breathtaking injury that left the main event in disarray to a grisly injury in the prelims, many fighters have come out worse for wear. While losses are just a stark reality in …

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