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Lorenz Larkin Feels Bellator Has Already Promoted Him More Than UFC

Lorenz Larkin feels at home with Bellator. The highly regarded welterweight will get a shot at Douglas Lima’s gold this Saturday night (June 24) inside Madison Square Garden in New …read more

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Colby Covington: UFC welterweight Rafael dos Anjos is a scared bitch

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder, Rafael dos Anjos, made a successful debut at welterweight by turning away Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Singapore last weekend on Fight Pass.
Now, the …read more

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BJ Penn looks back on Yair Rodriguez loss: why didn’t I just slam him on his head like Frankie Edgar?

Earlier this year, former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn made his long-awaited return to the Octagon. He did so against red hot featherweight …read more

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Bellator's Scott Coker: Champ Douglas Lima is 'the best welterweight in the world right now'

Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, News, VideosSorry, Tyron Woodley. But for Bellator CEO Scott Coker, the 170-pound division has another undisputed king across the board.
Douglas Lima is a killer,” Coker …read more

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Fight Archives: Royce Gracie vs. Kimo Leopoldo

A look back at the time when a martial arts pioneer was matched up against a “warrior in the service of the Lord.” This weekend, undefeated welterweight fighter Neiman Gracie …read more

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Posted on June 22, 2017, 3:16 pm By
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Latest UFC rankings update: Holly Holm back in contention, Rafael dos Anjos debuts at welterweight

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently wrapped its UFC Fight Night 111: “Holm vs. Correia” mixed martial arts (MMA) event on UFC Fight Pass (full results here), which took place last …read more

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Hendricks overcomes weighty issue to find new lease on UFC career

Someone call Doc Brown because Johny Hendricks would like to borrow the DeLorean.Go ahead and set the date to October 2, 2015, the day the former welterweight champion was supposed …read more

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Douglas Lima ‘Loves the Match-up’ Against Lorenz Larkin in First Bellator Title Defense

For Douglas Lima, defeating Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 164 last November was more than just an opportunity to reclaim his welterweight championship.
The win gave Lima a modicum of revenge, and …read more

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Report: Nate Diaz hit with million-dollar lawsuit after firing agents, hoarding Conor McGregor payday

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Nate Diaz, who moonlights as a welterweight when the price is right, made so much cash from his Conor McGregor fights, that mixed martial arts (MMA) …read more

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Michael Bisping: Dana White told me ‘GSP does not want to fight’

For a time, it looked as though UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping would next defend his title against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Yet when St-Pierre revealed he wouldn’t be …read more

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Colby Covington sets sights on Tyron Woodley: I’ll break him in half

On Saturday morning in Singapore, on the main card of UFC Fight Night 111, American Top Team’s Colby Covington scored a lopsided decision win over the UFC’s number-seven ranked welterweight, …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Happy with Effort in UFC Welterweight Debut

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After his win over Tarec Saffiedine, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos talked about the victory and his move to the welterweight division.
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UFC Fight Night 111's Rafael dos Anjos wants welterweight belt, but vows to go step-by-step

Jun 17, 2017; Singapore, Singapore; Rafael Dos Anjos (blue gloves) reacts after his fight against Tarec Saffiedine (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Singapore Indoor Stadium. Mandatory …read more

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Colby Covington Sends Warning to Welterweight Division: ‘This is the Embarrassment Tour’

Perhaps the most confident fighter to emerge from UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore on Saturday was rising welterweight talent Colby Covington. …read more

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Tybura continues climb, Dos Anjos wins welterweight debut

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Marcin Tybura caught a kick from Andrei Arlovski in the early stages of the …read more

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Colby Covington Takes Home Decision Win Over Dong Hyun Kim With Wrestling Clinic

Next up on the main card, a welterweight clash between Dong Hyun Kim and Colby Covington. Round 1: Covington opens with a high kick attempt that fails and makes him …read more

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Colby Covington Stuns Dong Hyun Kim (UFC Singapore Results)

Colby “KO” Covington put the welterweight division on notice Saturday when he dominated No. 8 ranked Dong Hyun Kim at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore.
Covington drew on his wrestling …read more

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UFC Fight Night 111 results: Rafael Dos Anjos rolls past Tarec Saffediene in welterweight debut

Former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos moved up to welterweight to face former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffediene today (Sat., June 17, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 111 live on …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Decisions Tarec Saffiedine For Welterweight Debut Victory

Kicking us off on the main card is the welterweight debut of former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, who takes on Tarec Saffiedine. Round 1: Saffiedine starts things off with …read more

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UFC Fight Night 111 results: Rafael dos Anjos tops Tarec Saffiedine in move to welterweight

In his first fight in a new division, Rafael dos Anjos appeared to be the fresher fighter, and without getting overpowered by longtime welterweight Tarec Saffiedine.
That paid off down the …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos Impresses in Welterweight Debut (UFC Singapore Results)

Rafael dos Anjos moved to welterweight on Saturday, making an impressive debut in the division with a win over Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 111 in Singapore.
A former UFC …read more

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Side-by-side with smiles, Stephen Thompson and Jorge Masvidal agree to upcoming fight

After each suffered a recent high-profile loss, welterweight contenders Stephen Thompson and Jorge Masvidal are looking at each other for an upcoming fight.
Thompson (13-2-1 MMA, 8-2-1 UFC) and Masvidal (32-12 …read more

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Singapore: Holm vs. Correia - Main card preview

Get the down low on the main card of UFC Singapore, featuring former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine welcoming former UFC champion Rafael dos Anjos to the welterweight division. I have …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos feels less stressed as a welterweight

Rafael dos Anjos will meet bigger competition inside the Octagon from now on, but life is better.
Former UFC lighweight champion dos Anjos has decided to gain 15 pounds and compete …read more

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Report: Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia welterweight title fight nearing completion

The next title defense of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is apparently nearing completion.
Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that Woodley would be taking on dangerous welterweight star Jorge Masvidal, as …read more

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Colby Covington on future of welterweight division: 'It's me and Jorge Masvidal against the world'

Filed under: Featured, Featured Videos, News, UFC, VideosSINGAPORE – Colby Covington put in the additional work in hopes his next fight would be a big one. It paid off. At …read more

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Douglas Lima Reveals Who He’d Favor in Bellator Welterweight Tournament

Douglas Lima has his favorites picked should Bellator decide to do a welterweight tournament. The reigning Bellator 170-pound champion will defend his gold against Lorenz Larkin inside Madison Square Garden …read more

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Bellator champ Douglas Lima's pick to win would-be welterweight tourney might surprise you

If Bellator eventually assembles a welterweight tournament, champ Douglas Lima has his picks for the fighters to meet him in the final – and his next opponent is not among …read more

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Evan Dunham calls for scrap with “whiny b*tch” Al Iaquinta

Over the last few weeks, dangerous UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta has been flirting with the idea of a scrap with welterweight knockout artist “Platinum” Mike Perry. With Perry now scheduled …read more

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Glory fighter wins by controversial KO, gets attacked by fans in the ring

Glory 42 had one of the most bizarre — and scary — sequences in recent combat sports memory.
Welterweight fighter Murthel Groenhart won the co-main event bout in Paris against Harut …read more

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Stephen Thompson has come around on the idea of fighting Georges St-Pierre – for UFC gold

When word started to surface that Georges St-Pierre would be making a UFC comeback, there were plenty of guys willing to welcome the former welterweight champion after a nearly four-year …read more

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Report: Thiago Alves meets Mike Perry at UFC 215

Welterweight strikers Thiago Alves and Mike Perry are targeted to meet in Seattle. A pair of welterweight sluggers have agreed to meet in Seattle. MMA Fighting reports veteran Thiago Alves …read more

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Stephen Thompson breaks down Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia

While Tyron Woodley and Demian Maia have no date finalized for their highly anticipated welterweight title fight, all signs point towards Maia getting the next welterweight title fight against the …read more

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Stephen Thompson discusses desired return fight

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson has been absent from the Octagon since his UFC 209 showdown with Tyron Woodley for the welterweight championship, a highly anticipated rematch …read more

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Hayder Hassan Fights His Way Back Into TUF 25 Tournament

During last week’s episode of The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption two fighters were selected to compete in the wildcard fight to gain a rebirth back in the welterweight tournament. Season 2’s …read more

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Alan Jouban out of UFC 213 bout against Brian Camozzi due to foot injury

A foot injury has forced welterweight veteran Alan Jouban to withdraw from his scheduled clash against Brian Camozzi at UFC 213. Jouban announced the news Tuesday on Instagram, explaining that …read more

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Yancy Medeiros Stops Erick Silva (UFC 212 Fight Highlights)

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Check out the highlights from the welterweight bout between Yancy Medeiros and Erick Silva at UFC …read more

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UFC 212 results: Yancy Medeiros beats Erick Silva on questionable stoppage

Even the winner of the UFC 212 welterweight matchup between Yancy Medeiros and Erick Silva thought the stoppage came a little too soon.
“The ref could have let it go a …read more

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Yancy Medeiros Gets Past Erick Silva With Second Round TKO

Kicking us off on the pay-per-view’s (PPV’s) main card is a welterweight bout between Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros. Round 1: Medeiros lands a nice body kick to start things …read more

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UFC 212 live blog: Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros

This is the UFC 212 live blog for Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros, a welterweight bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Silva, …read more

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Dana White: GSP will come back 'who knows when' and fight for welterweight title

White isn’t sure when St-Pierre is coming back but says he will challenge for the welterweight title in his return. Although Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping still want to duke …read more

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Top prospect Muslim Salikhov starches overweight Melvin Guillard with spinning kick KO

One of the sport’s most intriguing welterweight prospects just made a big-time statement on Thursday at Kunlun Fight MMA 12.
Muslim Salikhov, a 12-1 Russian who has a penchant for spinning …read more

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Yancy Medeiros campaigned to fight at UFC 212 because of Max Holloway

RIO DE JANEIRO — A year after his first trip to Brazil, which included an action-packed fight with Francisco Trinaldo, Yancy Medeiros returns as a welterweight and falls in love …read more

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Curtis Millender Looking for Title Shot or UFC Debut After LFA 13

After picking up two straight wins in 2016, welterweight up and comer Curtis Millender was looking to keep his momentum going as he entered his first fight of 2017 in …read more

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Morning Report: Michael Bisping thinks he will still fight Georges St-Pierre next

Michael Bisping might get his money fight after all.
Earlier this year, the UFC announced that Bisping would be defending the UFC middleweight title against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre sometime …read more

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Bellator 182 headlined by Koreshkov vs. Njokuani, Ward vs. Gonzalez

A pair of welterweight showdowns will top the bill at Bellator 182.
Former Bellator welterweight champ Andrey Koreshkov will meet Chidi Njokuani in the main event of the Aug. 25 bout …read more

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Andrey Koreshkov-Chidi Njokuani headliner among 3 bouts set for Bellator 182 in New York

Bellator will waste little time returning to the Empire State with Bellator 182.
In the main event, former welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov (19-2 MMA, 10-2 BMMA) will look to bounce back …read more

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'Cautious' Erick Silva claims he will be 'aggressive at the right time' at UFC 212

Older and wiser, welterweight veteran Erick Silva believes he has matured as a fighter ahead of UFC 212. A wiser Erick Silva believes he has finally matured as a fighter, …read more

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Kell Brook suffers broken orbital bone for second time in two fights

Former IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook is facing surgery after yet another broken orbital, this time following his loss to Errol Spence Jr. English welterweight boxer Kell Brook (36-2, 25 …read more

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Peter Sobotta Takes Out Ben Saunders (UFC Stockholm Fight Highlights)

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Check out the fight highlights from the welterweight bout between Peter Sobotta and Ben Saunders at …read more

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Nordine Taleb Beats UFC Newcomer Oliver Enkamp With Decision Win

Next on the docket for UFC Fight Night 109 from Stockholm, Sweden is a welterweight match-up between Oliver Enkamp and Nordine Taleb: Round 1: Taleb is in pursuit to open …read more

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Posted on May 28, 2017, 6:16 pm By
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UFC Stockholm results: Bojan Velickovic right hand snuffs Nico Musoke (video)

The first fight of the UFC Stockholm televised prelims occured at welterweight, where “Serbian Steel” Bojan Velickovic took on Sweden’s own Nico Musoke.
It was a fun fight while it lasted. …read more

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Rory MacDonald looking to hold both welterweight and middleweight titles by end of the year

It was a triumphant Bellator debut for Rory MacDonald on Friday in London, as he took out Paul Daley in one of his most dominant performances to date. That second …read more

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Eye Injury Kept Georges St-Pierre from Fighting Michael Bisping

UFC president Dana White announced in February that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would return to the Octagon. In March, a press conference was held to reveal that St-Pierre would …read more

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Ryan LaFlare vs. Alex Oliveira, Two Other Contests Set for UFC on Fox 25

The UFC on Fox 25 lineup continues to grow with the addition of three new bouts, including a welterweight showdown between Ryan LaFlare and Alex Oliveira. …read more

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Posted on May 26, 2017, 6:16 pm By
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Agilan Thani Embraces the Challenge of Fighting Ben Askren

Is Ben Askren the best welterweight in the world? It’s a question that will remain theoretical for as long as the top talent in the division is divided between multiple …read more

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Lorenz Larkin on UFC Run: ‘That’s a Chapter in my Life That’s Gone’

Lorenz Larkin wants to leave his time with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in the past. Larkin will be making his Bellator debut on June 24. He’ll challenge welterweight champion …read more

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Jorge Masvidal explains what surprised him most in Demian Maia fight

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in a contest that was widely perceived as a welterweight number one contender fight. …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2451 with Lorenz Larkin, Johny Hendricks, Dann Stupp

Stream or download Monday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Lorenz Larkin, Johny Hendricks and Dann Stupp.
Larkin makes his Bellator debut in a welterweight title fight against champ Doulas Lima …read more

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Michael Bisping hopes Robert Whittaker “beats the brains out of Yoel Romero”

From the sounds of it, Michael Bisping’s much discussed middleweight title defense against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will not happen. If it does happen, it won’t be until the …read more

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Dana White confirms Georges St-Pierre will receive a welterweight title shot upon his return

Earlier this year, we learned that former UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre – one of the best fighters ever – was poised for a long-awaited return to the Octagon. St-Pierre’s …read more

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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 …read more

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Mike Perry calls out UFC veteran Matt Brown - ‘Here kitty, kitty’

After smashing UFC veteran Jake Ellenberger via first-round knockout at UFC Fight Night 108 this past April, rising welterweight prospect Mike Perry is looking to climb the divisional ladder as …read more

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With Rory MacDonald’s arrival, Bellator’s welterweight scene a hot one

It was good to see Rory MacDonald back in the cage, even if it was a new one not limited to just eight sides. It was cool to watch him …read more

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LFA 12 Results, Video Highlights: Derrick Krantz Claims Title

Derrick Krantz put his name in the Legacy Fighting Alliance history books, winning the inaugural welterweight title Friday night at Legacy Fighting Alliance 12. The main card aired live on …read more

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LFA 12 results: Derrick Krantz claims inaugural welterweight title with brutal ground-and-pound

Once Derrick Krantz had Ben Neumann in trouble in Friday’s LFA 12 headliner, he didn’t stop until he was declared the inaugural LFA welterweight champion.
Krantz (20-9) capped off the AXS …read more

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Bellator champ Douglas Lima breaks down Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley

Rory MacDonald will make his Bellator debut Friday in London against Paul Daley, and the winner will earn a shot at the welterweight championship.
Douglas Lima, the current 170-pound kingpin in …read more

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Donald Cerrone is Going For ‘Fight of The Everything’ Against Robbie Lawler

Donald Cerrone is expecting a barn burner in his bout with Robbie Lawler. The two welterweight fan favorites will do battle inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on …read more

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LFA 12 Weigh-in Results: Krantz, Neumann On the Money for Welterweight Title Fight

Houston-based Legacy Fighting Alliance is set to once again take over Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minn., as on Friday night, the promotion’s vacant welterweight title will find …read more

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Ben Neumann Sees LFA 12 Title Bout as Most Important Fight of His Career

Looking back on his win over Damion Hill in January at LFA 2, there’s not much that welterweight up and comer Ben Neumann feels he could have done better.
“The fight …read more

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Paul Daley questions Rory MacDonald's 'warrior mentality' ahead of Bellator 179 clash

Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, NewsLONDON – Paul Daley (39-14-2 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) has once again questioned Rory MacDonald’s (18-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) durability ahead of their welterweight clash at …read more

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Michael Bisping too injured to fight Yoel Romero, prefers to wait for Georges St-Pierre

I feel like I’ve heard this somewhere before…
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion Michael Bisping was expecting to fight former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, but “Rush” kept delaying his return …read more

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Paul Daley, Rory MacDonald face off ahead of Friday’s Bellator 179 main event

Paul Daley will welcome Rory MacDonald to the Bellator cage Friday night in London, in the main event of Bellator 179, and the welterweight talents faced off one more time …read more

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Morning Report: Michael Bisping responds to Dana White saying his fight with Georges St-Pierre is canceled

Earlier this year, the UFC announced that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre would be returning from a nearly four-year hiatus to challenge Michael Bisping for the middleweight title. No date …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, May 16: Where was the movement after UFC 211?

UFC 211 featured a pair of champions retaining their belts, and a new top contender at welterweight. So where were the big moves?
Women’s strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk (14-0 MMA, 8-0 …read more

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UFC champ Tyron Woodley doesn't find Demian Maia's style that 'threatening'

Tyron Woodley thinks Maia is one of the best matchups for him in the welterweight division. Tyron Woodley might not be too interested in defending his UFC welterweight title against …read more

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Luke Rockhold slams Dana White: Think before you run your mouth

When it was announced earlier this year that the next shot at Michael Bisping’s middleweight title would go to former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre – a man riding a multi-year …read more

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Tyron Woodley on Demian Maia: Of all top 10 welterweights, ‘I match up the best with him’

Tyron Woodley said Monday that he hasn’t yet been contacted by the UFC about defending his welterweight title against Demian Maia, but if Maia is indeed next — as UFC …read more

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Nick Diaz was not impressed by Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight.
In advance of …read more

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TUF veteran arrested for international cocaine trafficking

After a hot start on the regional circuit, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) invited welterweight submission specialist Alexandre Ramos to participate in the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF): “Brazil” …read more

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Tyron Woodley: Demian Maia will struggle to take me down, jump on my back

Last Saturday night, on the main card of an action-packed UFC 211, Demian Maia met Jorge Masvidal in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal …read more

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Champ Tyron Woodley to Demian Maia: 'Pack a lunch if you think you're going to jump on my back'

Filed under: News, UFCDemian Maia has been able to use his exceptional ground game to get through seven consecutive UFC opponents. A showdown with welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley is next, …read more

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Demian Maia will not sell out to earn a title shot

Last night, on the main card of UFC 211, Brazilian grappling whiz Demian Maia picked up a decision win over Jorge Masvidal, seemingly clinching a shot at welterweight champ Tyron …read more

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Pros react to Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

Last night, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight.
In advance of this …read more

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Demian Maia Grapples Decision From Jorge Masvidal (UFC 211 Fight Highlights)

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Check out the highlights from the welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal at UFC …read more

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Demian Maia Optimistic Dana White Will Deliver Welterweight Title Shot as Promised

It feels as though Demian Maia has been in the contender’s queue at welterweight for an eternity now. …read more

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Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal full fight video highlights - UFC 211

The always masterful Demian Maia attempted to continue his welterweight ascension last night (Sat., May 13, 2017) at UFC 211 live on pay-per-view (PPV) from inside American Airlines Center in …read more

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UFC 211 results: Demian Maia beats Jorge Masvidal by split decision

In a pivotal welterweight clash at UFC 211, Demian Maia was able to win a split decision over Jorge Masvidal, securing himself the next title shot. The marquee welterweight attraction …read more

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UFC 211 results: Demian Maia takes split from Jorge Masvidal, earns title shot with Tyron Woodley

DALLAS – Demian Maia picked up his seventh straight win against a dangerous Jorge Masvidal and secured a shot at the welterweight title.
After earning a split-call over Masvidal (32-12 MMA, …read more

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UFC 211 live blog: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal

This is the UFC 211 live blog for Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal, a welterweight bout at Saturday night’s UFC event at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
Maia, who has …read more

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Dana White: Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal winner at UFC 211 gets champ Tyron Woodley next

Filed under: News, UFCJust hours before Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal are scheduled to fight at UFC 211, the stakes have been raised even higher for the two welterweight contenders.
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White: UFC champ Bisping vs. St-Pierre could still happen – after Romero

Filed under: Featured, News, UFCA fight between middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former longtime welterweight titleholder Georges St-Pierre could still happen – just not in the way that was originally …read more

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Demian Maia vs. Jorge Masvidal: UFC 211 Joe Rogan Preview

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UFC commentator Joe Rogan breaks down the welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal scheduled for UFC 211.
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Kelvin Gastelum’s USADA suspension reduced

Last year, UFC welterweight Kelvin Gastelum made the move to middleweight after proving to be inconsistent at making the welterweight limit of 170 pounds. Gastelum picked up a major TKO …read more

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Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio to headline Glasgow event

After earning his last five victories by submission, welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson will be seeking another spectacular finish on July 16 when he battles surging Argentinean standout Santiago Ponzinibbio in …read more

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Morning Report: Yoel Romero’s manager on Dana White’s threat to cancel Bisping-St-Pierre: It’s time to move on with this division

On Wednesday night, UFC President Dana White told Fox Sports Australia that he was scrapping the planned middleweight title fight between champion Michael Bisping and former welterweight kingpin, Georges St-Pierre. …read more

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Demian Maia Reinvented Himself by Going Back to His BJJ Roots

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Demian Maia has become one of the most successful welterweight fighters in the world over the past few years. So what changed? What clicked for him …read more

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Jorge Masvidal is not a fan of Bisping, will “break his face” if he feels disrespected in person

Earlier this month, headlines began to surface surrounding a small beef between streaking welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. This beef stemmed from Masvidal’s reluctance to …read more

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Bisping vs. St-Pierre plans scrapped, Yoel Romero now gets next middleweight title shot

Several months ago, we learned that Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had squashed their differences, and that the former welterweight champion would be receive an immediate middleweight title shot against …read more

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Posted on May 11, 2017, 1:16 pm By
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Bellator London: Winner of Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley to fight for welterweight title

Bellator CEO Scott Scoker confirmed that the winner of MacDonald-Daley will fight for the welterweight title. It’s official: Bellator London’s headlining welterweight scrap between Rory MacDonald and Paul Daley is …read more

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