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MMA Junkie Radio #3148: Unpacking McGregor-Poirier drama, UFC on ABC 2, Bellator 256

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here, and you can join the live stream on SportsCastr at noon ET. (9 a.m. PT).
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Julia Budd expects to earn rematch with Cris Cyborg after Bellator 257, knows fight “would be a different outcome”

Julia Budd believes she can earn a rematch with Cris Cyborg if she beats Dayana Silva at Bellator 257. On Friday night, Budd will welcome the Contender Series veteran to …read more

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Cody Law says Bellator 256 win was another good learning experience

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Cody Law is still early enough in his MMA career that every fight is going to be another learning experience.
This past Friday, Law (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) …read more

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Jaylon Bates on getting a Japanese necktie for his first pro finish at Bellator 256

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Jaylon Bates won’t forget his first pro submission any time soon – and MMA fans likely won’t, either.
Bates (2-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) submitted Jeffrey Glossner (2-2 MMA, …read more

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Nainoa Dung says Bellator 256 win was redemption after lessons in losses

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With a win in his pocket, Nainoa Dung may be looking at his career as a clean slate.
Dung (4-2 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) snapped a two-fight skid with …read more

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John Douma hopes Bellator 256 win keeps him around, even if he's unimpressed by his performance

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – John Douma burst onto the Bellator scene a couple years back with an upset of a highly touted prospect in Mike Kimbel.
But after a loss to Jornel …read more

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Scott Coker: Bellator ‘Most Likely’ Putting Together Interim Heavyweight Title Bout Soon

Ryan Bader is moving on in Bellator’s light heavyweight grand prix, and that means the heavyweight division could be moving forward – at least temporarily – without him.
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Dan Moret thinks he's on the way into the rankings after Bellator 256 win

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Following an upset win in his promotional debut, Dan Moret thinks he just might crack Bellator’s lightweight rankings this week.
Moret (15-6 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) opened up the …read more

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Video: Cat Zingano believes her resume justifies shot at winner of Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith 2

Bellator featherweight Cat Zingano spoke about her big win at Bellator 256 and her thoughts about facing the winner of Cris Cyborg vs. Leslie Smith 2, which takes place at …read more

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Ryan Bader issues statement after smashing Lyoto Machida at Bellator 256

Bellator light heavyweight contender Ryan Bader issued a statement after smashing Lyoto Machida in the main event of Bellator 256. Bader is part of the eight-man Bellator World Light Heavyweight …read more

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Bellator 257: Make your predictions for Vadim Nemkov vs. Phil Davis

We want your predictions for Friday’s Bellator 257 event in Connecticut.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, …read more

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Liz Carmouche after Bellator 256: 'I'm ready to get back into fighting camp and go for the belt'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Liz Carmouche has been close to winning a major MMA championship, but come up short on more than one occasion.
There was the Strikeforce bantamweight title fight that …read more

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After Bellator 256 win, Cat Zingano happy being a title contender once again

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Cat Zingano woke up Friday morning and received some motivation from her son before her Bellator 256 fight.
Zingano’s son had his first high school wrestling match one …read more

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Scott Coker confirms plans to announce interim heavyweight title fight ‘in the next couple of weeks’

With Ryan Bader advancing to the second round of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix, Scott Coker is ready to get the heavyweight division moving.
Coker spoke with reporters backstage at …read more

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Bellator 256 post-event facts: Lyoto Machida falls to 0-4 in rematches

Bellator’s second event of the year took place Friday with Bellator 256 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The opening fight of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix headlined the …read more

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With Ryan Bader advancing, Scott Coker says interim Bellator heavyweight title 'likely'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Ryan Bader advanced to the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix semifinals.
That’s good news for Bader (28-6 MMA, 6-1 BMMA), who seeks to avenge the title he lost …read more

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Diana Avsaragova after good looking Bellator debut KO: 'I proved today that I belong here'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – For her Bellator debut, Diana Avsaragova set out to prove she’s a combination of beauty and brawn, and she did just that. Only thing is, her fight …read more

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Scott Coker provides timeline on Bellator return to hosting events on the road

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – When it comes to hosting events outside the bubble at Mohegan Sun, Bellator president Scott Coker “can see light at the end of the tunnel.”
Coker said Friday …read more

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Bader avenges '12 KO loss, dominates Machida

Ryan Bader put a ferocious beating on Lyota Machida and rolled by unanimous decision Friday night at Bellator 256, avenging a knockout loss to Machida nearly a decade ago. …read more

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Bellator 256 results: Ryan Bader smashes Lyoto Machida, advances to grand prix semifinal

Ryan Bader is the first fighter to move on in the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix.
Bader, the former 205-pound champion who currently holds the promotion’s heavyweight title, exacted a measure …read more

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Bellator 256 results: Bader outwrestles Machida to win decision

Ryan Bader easily beat Lyoto Machida in their Bellator 256 rematch. | Photo by TASSTASS via Getty Images

Ryan Bader won a one-sided unanimous decision …read more

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Bellator 256: Pros react to Ryan Bader’s win in rematch against Lyoto Machida

Ryan Bader defeated Lyoto Machida at Bellator 256. | Photo by TASSTASS via Getty Images

Ryan Bader bested Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision at Bellator …read more

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Bellator 256 results: Ryan Bader gets revenge on Lyoto Machida, advances in light heavyweight grand prix

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Nearly nine years after their first meeting, Ryan Bader extracted some revenge and took a step toward regaining his light heavyweight title.
In the …read more

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Bellator 256 Results: Ryan Bader gets his revenge on Lyoto Machida (Highlights)

Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida will rematch in the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 256 event. The bout will serve as part of the opening round of Bellator’s light heavyweight tournament. …read more

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Bellator 256 results: Liz Carmouche outhustles Vanessa Porto to win unanimous decision

Liz Carmouche might not get any credit for style points, but she’s got a win.
Carmouche, a former two-weight UFC title challenger, picked up her second Bellator victory in as many …read more

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Bellator 256 live blog: Ryan Bader vs. Lyoto Machida 2

Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida face off ahead of their light heavyweight main event bout Friday at Bellator 256 in Uncasville, Conn. | Bellator MMA

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Bellator 256 results: Cat Zingano shows slick ground game in armbar submission win

Cat Zingano is on a roll in Bellator and looking for gold.
Zingano, a former UFC bantamweight title challenger, picked up her second promotional win in as many fights Saturday night, …read more

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Bellator 256 results: Cat Zingano submits Olivia Parker for first Bellator finish, calls for title shot

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Cat Zingano picked up her first finish in over six years on Friday night.
Zingano took on Olivia Parker on the main card …read more

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Highlights! Watch Avsaragova KO Graff In 29 Seconds!

Bellator MMA may have just found another gem after Diana Avsaragova made a splash in her promotional debut earlier today (Fri., April 9, 2021) at Bellator 256: “Bader vs Machida …read more

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Bellator 256 video: Diana Avsaragova scorches in debut with 29-second knockout

Diana Avsaragova sure made a statement in her Bellator debut.
The 22-year-old Russian prospect picked up a 29-second knockout over Tara Graff on Friday night at Bellator 256 in Uncasville, Conn.
Avsaragova …read more

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Bellator 256 video: Diana Avsaragova brutally knocks out Tara Graff in 29 seconds

Debuts don’t go much better than Diana Avsaragova’s at Bellator 256, with the promotional newcomer laying out Tara Graff in just 29 seconds.
A flurry of punches sent Graff limp …read more

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Video: Watch Free Bellator 256 Undercard Stream Right Here!

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Bellator MMA kicked off its 2021 campaign last week with Bellator 255, which saw Patricio Freire submit …read more

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Vanessa Porto ranks Liz Carmouche her fifth-best opponent ahead of Bellator 256 debut

Vanessa Porto makes her Bellator debut against Liz Carmouche on Friday. | Esther Lin, Invicta FC

Vanessa Porto has fought the who’s who of women’s …read more

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Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida 2 results, live stream, play by play updates

Ryan Bader (L) and Lyoto Machida (R) face off after the Bellator 256 weigh-ins. | Bellator MMA

Watch the free prelims live stream and follow …read more

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Bellator 256 ‘Bader vs. Machida 2’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live Bellator 256 coverage kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. ET. …read more

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Bellator 256 live stream online

Diana Avsaragova and Tara Graff will fight in a flyweight bout Friday on the preliminary card of Bellator 256 in Uncasville, Conn. | Bellator MMA

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Valerie Loureda Draws Hannah Guy for Bellator 258

Valerie Loureda has an opponent for Bellator 258 and is looking to continue her winning streak in May. Loureda teased the announcement on social media before news broke on Maxim …read more

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Eddie Alvarez Seeks To Overturn DQ Loss, ONE CEO Responds

Lightweight legend and the former UFC and Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez intended to get his disqualification loss reversed, but the outlook is looking bleak. In a chaotic striking sequence, it …read more

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Cody Law predicts 'clean knockout' at Bellator 256 after training with Dustin Poirier

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Cody Law spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday prior to Bellator 256.
Law (2-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) discussed his featherweight matchup with Nathan Ghareeb, the possibility of a …read more

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Dalton Rosta says Bellator's new rankings system gives him targets

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Dalton Rosta spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday prior to Bellator 256.
Rosta (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) discussed his middleweight matchup with Tony Johnson, how Bellator’s rankings system …read more

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Bellator 256's Vanessa Porto eager to prove herself in major organization

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Vanessa Porto spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday prior to Bellator 256.
Porto (22-8 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), a former Invicta FC flyweight champion, discussed her decision to sign …read more

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Curtis Millender replaces David Michaud, meets Rory MacDonald at PFL 2021, Week 2

Curtis Millender is getting a big opportunity. Originally, UFC veteran and former Bellator champion, Rory MacDonald was set to make his PFL debut against David Michaud. Yet, Michaud revealed he …read more

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Bellator 255 preview: Bader vs Machida 2 kicks off Light Heavyweight GP

Nine years later, a rematch no one saw coming is about to take place. Wild. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

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Fight Game on the 'Gram: Diana Avsaragova's best posts before Bellator 256

Social media is part of life in the fight game for most fighters. Many of them turn to Instagram to keep their fans and followers informed and entertained since (for …read more

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Bellator 256: Cass Bell details rescuing baby abandoned by father

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Cass Bell spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday prior to Bellator 256.
Bell (5-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) discussed the incident in which he saved a baby girl who …read more

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Bellator 256 predictions

Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida meet in the light heavyweight main event of Bellator 256 Friday in Uncasville, Conn. | Bellator MMA

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Jaylon Bates reflects on 'life-changing' experience training at American Top Team Portland

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Jaylon Bates spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday prior to Bellator 256.
Bates (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) recounted his first pro win, training at American Top Team Portland …read more

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Video: Road to Bellator light heavyweight grand prix

The eight-man Bellator light heavyweight grand prix kicks off Friday night at Bellator 256 where Ryan Bader takes on Lyoto Machida in the first of four quarterfinals.
The other three quarterfinals …read more

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Bellator 256 live and official results (6 p.m. ET)

Bellator 256 takes place Friday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).
The event takes place at …read more

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Bellator 256 discussion thread

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s Bellator 256 event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., which kicks off at 6 p.m. ET (3 …read more

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Bellator 256 Results: Bader vs. Machida 2

Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida face off ahead of their light heavyweight main event bout Friday at Bellator 256 in Uncasville, Conn. | Bellator MMA

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Bellator 256's Goiti Yamauchi explains how 6-pound weight miss was wake-up call

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Goiti Yamauchi spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday prior to Bellator 256.
Yamauchi (25-4 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) discussed his matchup with Dan Moret, his big weight miss before …read more

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Cat Zingano welcomes rematches with past opponents Miesha Tate and Megan Anderson

Cat Zingano has plenty of new challenges that await her as part of the Bellator roster, but that doesn’t mean she’s against revisiting fights from her past as well.
Just recently, …read more

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Bellator Grand Prix: The Featherweight Road To $1 Million (Pic)

Patricio Freire submitted Emmanuel Sanchez at Bellator 255 in the first round last Friday night (April 2, 2021) not only to retain the promotion’s Featherweight title, but advance to the …read more

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Lyoto Machida not ready to address retirement with ‘long path ahead of me’ in Bellator grand prix

Lyoto Machida | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Lyoto Machida has accomplished a lot but winning the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix at 42 would …read more

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Bellator 256 predictions: Ryan Bader or Lyoto Machida in tournament rematch?

Bader
vs.
Machida
Carmouche
vs.
Porto
Borics
vs.
Kennedy
Parker
vs.
Zingano
Moret
vs.
Yamauchi

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2021: 31-26

Bader
(64%)

Carmouche
(69%)

Borics
(72%)

Zingano
(90%)

Yamauchi
(88%)

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2021: 35-22
2020 Champion

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2021: 35-22

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2021: 34-23

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
2021: 34-23

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2021: 34-23
2018 Champion

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2021: 34-23

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2021: 33-24
2017 Champion

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2021: 32-25

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
2021: 32-25

Bader

Carmouche

Borics

Zingano

Yamauchi

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
2021: …read more

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Bellator 256 staredowns: Ryan Bader, Lyoto Machida square off ahead of rematch

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Bellator 256 goes down Friday and light heavyweight headliners Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida are ready for their rematch.
It’s been over eight years …read more

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Face Off! Bader Stares Down Machida!

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Bellator MMA staged its weigh-in show earlier today (Thurs., April 8, 2021) ahead of Bellator 256, which goes down tomorrow night (Fri., April …read more

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Bellator 256 faceoff video highlights: Cat Zingano returns in vintage fashion

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator makes its return Friday and kicks off its light heavyweight grand prix with a rematch between heavyweight champion and former light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader and …read more

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Ryan Bader Unwilling To Vacate Bellator Heavyweight Title

Ryan Bader isn’t interested in vacating his heavyweight title. In the main event of Bellator 256 on Friday night, Bader is set to rematch Lyoto Machida in the opening round …read more

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Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida 2 Full Card & Weigh-In Results

The Bellator 256 weigh-ins are complete, and all but one fighter successfully made weight. Tomorrow night at Bellator 256, the light heavyweight grand prix will kick off with former division …read more

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Machida: This isn’t just a rematch with Bader, it’s a ‘mission’ to win the GP

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Lyoto Machida is excited to take on Ryan Bader for the second time at Bellator 256. Former UFC light heavyweight champion …read more

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Bellator signs heavyweight Marcelo Golm to multifight deal

Already having fought in the UFC, heavyweight Marcelo Golm can now add Bellator to his resume, too.
Bellator officials told MMA Junkie on Thursday that Golm (8-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has …read more

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Valerie Loureda booked for next fight at Bellator 258 on May 7

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Valerie Loureda has her next fight booked.
A popular flyweight up-and-comer, Loureda (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) will fight Hannah Guy at Bellator 258 on May 7, a promotion …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3147: Bellator president Scott Coker

Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here and will be live on SportsCastr at noon ET.
On episode 3,147, the boys welcome in Bellator …read more

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Valerie Loureda returns at Bellator 258

Women’s flyweight prospect Valerie Loureda returns to the cage at Bellator 258 when she takes on promotional newcomer Hannah Guy. Tom Taylor of Maxim.com was the first to report the …read more

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Valerie Loureda to face Hannah Guy at Bellator 258

Valerie Loureda | Bellator MMA

Valerie Loureda has her next opponent.
The 22-year-old flyweight prospect fights Hannah Guy at Bellator 258 at Mohegan Sun Arena in …read more

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Bellator 256 weigh-in video

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At the Bellator 256 weigh-ins, all 26 fighters on Friday’s fight card in Uncasville, Conn., stepped on the scale Thursday morning local time. …read more

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Bellator 256 weigh-in results: Ryan Bader, Lyoto Machida make championship weight for grand prix opener

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Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida are ready for their rematch.
The top contenders successfully weighed in Thursday morning for the Bellator 256 main event, …read more

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Bellator 256 Weigh-in Results: Main Event Set; 1 Fighter Misses Weight

Bellator MMA’s second show on Showtime will see its light heavyweight grand prix begin as former champion Ryan Bader faces ex-Ultimate Fighting Championship champion Lyoto Machida in the Bellator 256 …read more

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Bellator 256 breakdown: Can Lyoto Machida prevail over Ryan Bader again, nine years later?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down Bellator’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for Bellator 256.
Bellator 256 takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, …read more

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Bellator 256 weigh-in results (9 a.m. ET)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Thursday’s official Bellator 256 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT).
The weigh-ins take place at …read more

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Lyoto Machida sees Ryan Bader rematch at Bellator 256 as a new fight: 'We're different fighters'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – In Lyoto Machida’s eyes, he’s facing a new opponent this weekend despite having already crossed paths with his foe years ago.
The former UFC light heavyweight champion takes …read more

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Grand prix pulled Ryan Bader away from heavyweight, but he has no plans to vacate title

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Ryan Bader was headed to heavyweight to defend his title. Then the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix happened, and things changed.
One fight removed from losing his 205-pound …read more

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Having studied both, Liz Carmouche expects to beat Vanessa Porto, Juliana Velasquez

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Liz Carmouche likes her chances against her Bellator 256 opponent – and her division’s champion.
Scheduled to make her second Bellator appearance, Carmouche (14-7 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) faces …read more

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Liz Carmouche expects to finally ‘have the belt’ in Bellator chapter of career

Liz Carmouche | Bellator MMA

Liz Carmouche is close to another world title opportunity.
This Saturday’s Bellator 256 co-main event could determine the next challenger for …read more

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Saul Rogers vs. Mads Burnell rescheduled for Bellator 257

Saul Rogers | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

European featherweight standouts Saul Rogers and Mads Burnell have been re-booked.
Officials announced Wednesday that Rogers (14-3) and Burnell …read more

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Bellator 256 media day video at 1:30 p.m. ET

Lyoto Machida at UFC 199 Media Day | Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com

At Bellator 256 media day, all of Bellator’s biggest stars at Friday’s event will answer …read more

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Saad Awad vs. Nate Andrews booked for Bellator 259 on May 21

Nate Andrews will finally make his Bellator debut when he meets a grizzly veteran.
Andrews (16-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) is set to face Saad Awad (23-13-1 MMA, 11-10-1 BMMA) on May …read more

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Bellator's light heavyweight tournament keeps former champ Ryan Bader motivated at 205

Ryan Bader’s focus was on defending his heavyweight title, but Bellator’s tournament at light heavy couldn’t have come at a better time. …read more

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Julia Budd vs. Dayana Silva, Pedro Carvalho vs. Jay-Jay Wilson Added to Bellator 257 Bill

Two more bouts are official for Bellator 257, as Julia Budd will face Dayana Silva at featherweight, and Pedro Carvalho will lock horns with Jay-Jay Wilson at featherweight. …read more

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Erik Perez to Face Brian Moore at Bellator 258 on May 7

Erik Perez will clash with Brian Moore in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 258. …read more

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Julia Budd vs. Dayana Silva, Pedro Carvalho vs. Jay Jay Wilson official for Bellator 257

Julia Budd | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd and recent featherweight title challenger Pedro Carvalho will be back in the …read more

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Bellator 256 pre-event facts: Can Lyoto Machida finally win a rematch?

Bellator’s busy April continues on Friday with Bellator 256, which took place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., with a main card that aired on Showtime following prelims …read more

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Pedro Carvalho vs. Jay Jay Wilson added to Bellator 257

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Pedro Carvalho has his first Bellator fight booked following his unsuccessful title defense at Bellator 252 in November.
Team SBG’s Carvalho (11-4 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) will face Jay …read more

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Former champion Julia Budd meets Dayana Silva at Bellator 257 on April 16

Former Bellator women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd has her next fight officially booked.
Canada’s Budd (14-3 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) will take on Dana White’s Contender Series alumnus Dayana Silva in a …read more

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John McCarthy Shares Why He Thinks Mike Goldberg Is Off Bellator Team

“Big” John McCarthy has provided a theory on why Mike Goldberg has been removed from the Bellator commentating team. Fans who tuned into last Friday’s Bellator 255 card were greeted …read more

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Cody Law expects to remain undefeated at Bellator 256

After finishing up his amateur career and being forced to wait for MMA to return following the wake of the novel coronavirus, featherweight Cody Law finished out his 2020 in …read more

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Posted on April 6, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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Fight booking wire (April 5-11): Erik Perez books next fight for Bellator 258

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize.
But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got you covered.
Each week, we’ll compile …read more

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Posted on April 6, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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Austin Vanderford vs. Fabian Edwards targeted for Bellator 259

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Bellator middleweight prospects Austin Vanderford and Fabian Edwards are targeted to clash at the ViacomCBS-owned promotion’s May 21 event.
Multiple people with knowledge …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Austin Vanderford puts his undefeated record on the line against Fabian Edwards at Bellator 259

Austin Vanderford is set to fight Fabian Edwards in a fascinating middleweight bout on May 21 at Bellator 259, MMA Junkie reports. The two rising contenders have both been viewed …read more

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Bellator 259 Update: Fabian Edwards vs. Austin Vanderford Targeted for May 21 Event

Fabian Edwards is likely to face Austin Vanderford in a middleweight tilt at Bellator 259. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Posted on April 6, 2021, 5:46 am By
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Fabian Edwards vs. Austin Vanderford targeted for Bellator 259

A key middleweight matchup is in the works for May 21.
MMA Junkie confirmed with a person with knowledge of the plans that Fabian Edwards vs. Austin Vanderford is currently targeted …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Dada 5000 headed to bare-knuckle boxing

Former Bellator fighter Dada 5000. | Photo by Vallery Jean/FilmMagic

Best known for his infamous 2016 Bellator heavyweight bout with Kimbo Slice, Dada 5000 is …read more

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Posted on April 5, 2021, 9:46 pm By
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Scott Coker Believes Oliveira/Chandler Is A UFC vs. Bellator Fight

Scott Coker believes that MMA fans will get to witness a UFC vs. Bellator cross-promotional fight after all. Fans have long fantasized about UFC athletes competing against Bellator’s or another …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on April 5, 2021, 6:46 pm By
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Cat Zingano sets up $10,000 scholarship with Bold.org ahead of Bellator 256

Bellator women’s featherweight Cat Zingano has set up a scholarship in partnership with Bold.org ahead of her next fight.
Zingano on Monday announced a $10,000 scholarship on Bold.org, a platform “committed …read more

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Posted on April 5, 2021, 6:16 pm By
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Coker discusses about Goldberg’s Bellator exit

Mike Goldberg was the long time voice of the UFC. | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

The longtime announcer will no …read more

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Posted on April 5, 2021, 4:16 pm By
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Aaron Pico Pulled from Bellator 257 on April 16 Due to ‘Medical Issues’

A featherweight showdown at Bellator 257 pitting Aaron Pico against Aiden Lee has been postponed. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Posted on April 5, 2021, 4:16 pm By
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MMA Junkie Radio #3146: Bellator 255 recap, UFC/Bellator/ONE previews, news, more (noon ET)

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here and will be live on SportsCastr at noon ET.
On episode 3,146, the boys will look back …read more

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Posted on April 5, 2021, 2:46 pm By
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Scott Coker details Bellator’s decision to part ways with Mike Goldberg

Bellator president Scott Coker has explained the decision behind Mike Goldberg no longer being part of Bellator broadcasts on Showtime. Mike Goldberg has been one of the most consistent and …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

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