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CABMMA Changes Stewart-Barroso Result at UFC Fight Night 100 to No Contest

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UFC Fight Night 100: Bader vs. Nogueira Gate and Attendance from Sao Paulo

The UFC returned to Sao Paolo, Brazil, featuring a card headlined with a rematch six years in the making.

UFC Fight Night 100 saw Ryan Bader take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira for a second time. A total of 9,028 spectators came out to the Ginásio do Ibirapuera to see their fellow countryman attempt to even the score against the American wrestler. 

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Ryan Bader vs Rogerio Nogueira - UFC FaceoffThe crowd sounded disappointed with the result, remaining largely quiet when Bader was pulled off his opponent, signaling him the winner via technical knockout. It was a takedown extraveganza for Bader as he earned his 22nd career win and put himself in position to call for a 205-pound title shot.

Nogueira, meanwhile, loses his eighth career fight.

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Thomas Almeida Earns Bonus with Hometown Win (UFC Sao Paulo Fighter Bonuses)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced the fighter bonuses stemming from Saturday’s UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo following the event in Brazil. Thomas Almeida, Cezar Ferreira, Gadzhimurad Antigulov, and Pedro Munhoz were awarded the $50,000 performance-based incentives.Thomas Almeida wrapping IMG_7095 - 750

There were four “Performance of the Night” bonuses awarded with no Fight of the Night from the 12-fight card that featured four decisions, four submission wins, and four TKO finishes. 

Main event fighter Thomas Almeida earned a bonus for his second-round finish of Albert Morales.  The opening round saw spirited exchanges, but Almeida’s precision striking was too much for Morales.  The end came early in the second frame when Almeida landed a series of strikes that had Morales out on his feet. 

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The remaining three bonuses went to preliminary card fighters.  Cezar Ferreira banked some extra bucks for his second-round submission win over Jack Hermansson in their middleweight bout that headlined the preliminary card on Fox Sports 1. 

Promotional newcomer Gadzhimurad Antigulov was awarded a bonus for his first-round submission win over Marcos Rogério de Lima in light heavyweight action.  The Russian wasted little time in securing a win in his UFC debut, finishing his Brazilian opponent in just 67 seconds. 

Pedro Munhoz  earned the fourth “Performance of the Night” award for his second-round submission finish of UFC veteran Justin Scoggins on the Fight Pass portion of the preliminary fight card.  He locked on a guillotine choke midway through the second frame that forced Scoggins to tap out. 

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Fedor Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Bellator

Bellator on Saturday announced its latest free agent signing, and it was a big one: Fedor Emelianenko.

“The Last Emperor” has inked a multi-fight deal with Bellator, which will begin with his first fight on Feb. 18, 2017. He will square off with UFC veteran Matt Mitrione at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif.

Fedor-Emelianenko-Afl1_7757-478x270Bellator announced Fedor’s signing during the Bellator 165 broadcast.

Mitrione was called out for a live interview in the arena, admitting that he had signed a contract to fight in February, but didn’t know who he would be fighting or where. He was excited when the promotion revealed Fedor as his opponent.

“I’m honored, welcome to the family. I’m so excited I get to touch gloves with you,” said Mitrione as he greeted Fedor.

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“I’m happy to be fighting here in San Jose,” said the former Pride champion.

Fedor retired from fighting in 2012, but returned in 2015 with a win over Singh Jaideep. He then scored a highly controversial win over Fabio Maldonado in June of this year.

He is well past his prime, when he was dominating the likes of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Mark Coleman, and the like in Japan, but he is still a popular figure amongst the MMA community.

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Claudia Gadelha: Changing Camps and Beating Cortney Casey (video)

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UFC Fight Night 100 was a big night for strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha. Not only did she get the win over Cortney Casey, she also proved that she made the right move be changing up training camps.


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Ryan Bader Wants a Shot at Winner of Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson (video)

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Ryan Bader went two-for-two after beating Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in their UFC Fight Night 100 headlining rematch on Saturday night. After the fight, Bader broke down how it was different from their first match-up, and then he took aim at the winner of the upcoming UFC light heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson.

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