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Tyron Woodley Takes Demian Maia’s Back at UFC Athlete Retreat

Tyron Woodley is expected to put his UFC welterweight belt on the line against top contender Demian Maia the next time he steps in the cage, but he’s already got a jump on his Brazilian foe. 

Woodley put his newfound backpack technique to work, taking Maia’s back at the UFC Athlete Retreat this weekend in Las Vegas. 

Yeah, this was totally in jest, but could it happen in their fight? Was this a foretelling of things to come?

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Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald Fight Highlights

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Rory MacDonald left a lasting impression in his promotional debut at Bellator 179 on Friday in London. He made quick work of slugger Paul Daley, submitting the Brit less than two minutes into the second round. Check out the full fight highlights from Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald.

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Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald Results:

  • Rory MacDonald def. Paul Daley by submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:45, R2
  • Linton Vassell def. Liam McGeary by submission (arm-triangle choke) at 2:28, R3
  • Cheick Kongo def. Augusto Sakai by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Alex Lohore def. Dan Edwards by TKO (strikes) at 0:56, R2
  • Kevin Ferguson Jr. def. DJ Griffin by TKO (strikes) at 3:40, R1
  • Stav Economou def. Dan Konecke by submission (guillotine choke) at 1:05, R1
  • Amir Albazi def. Jamie Powell by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Nathan Jones def. Umer Kayani by submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:35, R1
  • Fabian Edwards def. Rafał Cejrowski by KO (flying knee) at 3:44, R1
  • Jeremy Petley def. Chase Morton by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Mike Shipman def. Marcin Prostko by TKO (knees) at 2:39, R1
  • Salih Kulucan def. Diego Barbosa by submission (heel hook) at 2:18, R1
  • Alfie Davis def. Jay Dods by KO (spinning side kick), R1

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Cris Cyborg and Megan Anderson Pressure UFC for Real Featherweight Fight

Whatta ya have to do for a fight around here?

Cris “Cyborg” Justino, the uncrowned queen of the women’s featherweight world, and Invicta FC champ Megan Anderson want nothing more than to step into the cage together, and they’re not afraid to say it, which is a rarity for someone to say about wanting to fight Cyborg.

Thus far, the UFC isn’t biting.

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With both women in Las Vegas recently, Cyborg and Anderson posed for their own promotional pic, sending a direct message to the UFC and matchmaker Sean Shelby that they want to fight in the Octagon.

So what gives? 

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Scott Coker Reacts to Paul Daley and Michael Page’s Scuffle at Bellator 179

Paul “Semtex” Daley and Michael “Venom” Page are two of England’s premier mixed martial artists. A fight between the two was targeted for Saturday’s Bellator 179 fight cad in London, but negotiations fell apart when Daley declined the bout. Page was lined up against Derek Anderson, but was forced off the fight card due to a knee injury.

Page was in attendance at the event, sitting front row. After Daley’s loss to Rory MacDonald in the main event, he hurled insults at Page during his post-fight interview. As he exited the cage, he and Page had a physical altercation.

Paul DaleyBellator MMA president Scott Coker reacted to the scuffle following the event at SSE Arena. He was unsure whether Daley or Page would face disciplinary action for the incident, but was eager to book a grudge match between the two.

“I think it stemmed from something that (Daley) was saying during the post-fight interview that led to the whole thing,” said Coker. “There’s a lot of heat between those guys, and there’s some animosity there. It’s unfortunate because we have to keep this thing professional. Never do we want to have something like that happen at one of our events. It’s a lot more personal than I originally thought it was.”

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“We’re definitely going to go back and take a look at the video,” he added.

With the fight nearly being booked once and the built in story line, Coker believes a bout between “Semtex” and the undefeated “MVP” makes perfect sense.

“I think that’s a fight that people want to see. I think it’s a fight both those guys want to see. If they want to throw it down, we’ll put it together,” said the Bellator president. “If they both tell me they want to do it, we’re going to do it.”

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Dana White: What Obstacles Might Hold Up McGregor vs Mayweather?

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Dana White talked to the press from the new UFC headquarters about Conor McGregor signing to fight Floyd Mayweather and what kind of obstacles he sees to getting the deal done.

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Amanda Nunes: ‘It Doesn’t Make Sense to be a Champion & be Afraid’

Amanda Nunes says she doesn’t fear any challenger, including Valentina Shevchenko. Nunes, who is the reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight title holder, is set to defend her title against Shevchenko at UFC 213 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 8. Speaking with A.G. Fight, Nunes said this is her […]

Scott Coker Feels Rory MacDonald Can Spark Canadian MMA Market Again

Bellator President Scott Coker has a star welterweight in Rory MacDonald, who could reignite the mixed martial arts (MMA) scene in Canada. This past Friday (May 19), MacDonald earned second-round submission victory over Paul Daley inside the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England. The win has earned “Red King” a shot at the Bellator welterweight […]

Linton Vassell: ‘I Don’t See Why I Shouldn’t Get That World Title Shot Next’

Linton Vassell feels he deserves a shot at Bellator gold after earning his third straight win. Vassell is coming off a third-round submission victory over former light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary. His wrestling made the difference in the fight and he was able to overwhelm the former title holder. It was Vassell’s second win against […]

Invicta FC 23 Fight Highlights: The Happy Warrior’s Newfound Aggression

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Commentators TJ De Santis and Julie Kedzie recap the night’s events at Invicta FC 23. The event was held at The Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City, Mo., on May 20, 2017.

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Invicta FC 23: Porto vs. Niedzwiedz Results

  • Agnieszka Niedźwiedź def. Vanessa Porto via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Roxanne Modafferi def. Sarah D’Alelio via TKO (elbows) at 1:23, R3
  • Herica Tiburcio def. Tessa Simpson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Kelly Faszholz def. Elizabeth Phillips via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Andrea Lee def. Liz Tracy via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Ediane Gomes def. Pam Sorenson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Tiffany Van Soest def. Christine Ferea via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Shaianna Rincon def. Brooksie Bayard via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

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Amanda Nunes Says She Wants to See Cris Cyborg Hold UFC Gold

Amanda Nunes would rather rule the roost at 135 pounds, than meet Cris Cyborg unprepared in the women’s featherweight division. Nunes will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight title against Valentina Shevchenko on July 8. The two are set to meet again inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC 213. […]