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Bellator 130: Newton vs. Vassell

Bellator 130: Newton vs. Vassell When: October 24th, 2014 Where: Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas How: Spike TV Who: Preliminary Card: (5thRound.com 7PM ET/4PM PT) Derek Bohi vs. Alex Huddleston Aaron Derrow vs. Nate Jolly Darrion Caldwell vs. Anthony Dizy Sam Oropeza vs. Gary Tapusoa Daniel Gallemore vs. Gzim Selmani Cody Carrillo vs. Marcio Navarro Ricky Musgrave vs. Joe Wilk...
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‘UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II’ Bout Order Set, Urijah Faber on Prelims Again

Good news, Urijah Faber (pictured) fans! “The California Kid” is headlining UFC 181 … the preliminary card, that is. For the second time in as many outings, despite being one of the UFC’s more popular and recognizable athletes, Faber will not appear on the live pay-per-view portion of a UFC event. According to Faber, he requested to headline UFC 175‘s prelims against Alex...
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Erick Silva Meets Mike Rhodes at UFC Fight Night 58

On Tuesday, a welterweight clash between Erick Silva (pictured) and Mike Rhodes was added to the UFC Fight Night 58 roster. The UFC confirmed the matchup via Twitter. Silva has alternated between wins and losses over his past eight outings. The once-promising Brazilian was last seen in May getting TKO’d by Matt Brown. Rhodes, meanwhile, is likely fighting for his UFC life. He...
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War Machine’s Complete Suicide Note

A copy of what is believed to be the suicide note War Machine (pictured), formerly known as Jonathan Koppenhaver, authored prior to last Tuesday’s failed suicide attempt in his jail cell has been released. After reportedly unsuccessfully trying to hang himself, War Machine was put in medical isolation cell on suicide watch in Las Vegas. The former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter plead not...
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Daniel Cormier Scores Permanent Co-Host Gig on ‘UFC Tonight’

It’s official. Daniel Cormier (pictured) has taken over the “UFC Tonight” seat that Chael Sonnen was removed from. On Monday, FOX confirmed Cormier has permanently scored co-hosting duties on the UFC’s official weekly show. “I love being a part of UFC on FOX family and extending my mixed martial arts career,” said Cormier. “The TV analyst role is exciting, fun and...
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Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold Have Heated Exchange on ‘Counterpunch’ (Video)

It’s one of the most bitter beefs going in mixed martial arts today – Michael Bisping (pictured) vs. Luke Rockhold. The middleweights appeared on-set to shoot a heated Counterpunch segment for “Ultimate Insider.” Let’s just say, thank God host Jon Anik was sitting between the archenemies. Anik asks Bisping how the feud began, which clearly still bugs Rockhold. The biggest...
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‘Countdown to UFC 179: Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2′ (Video)

Is it just another manic Monday, or just another mundane Monday at the office? If it’s the latter, then we’ve got a treat for you. Guess who has the entire “Countdown to UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’ episode ready for you to watch in your cubicle? UFC 179 goes down Saturday inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) defends...
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‘UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’ Viewing Schedule

Following a brief hiatus, it’s once again fight week for the octagon. “UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II” goes down this Saturday night inside Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A rematch between reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes headlines the festivities. The last time they collided, also in Aldo’s homeland of Brazil, Mendes found himself napping...
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Nam Phan Makes Bellator Debut Against Mike Richman

Bellator MMA has brought another former UFC fighter on board. On Friday, the promotion announced featherweight Nam Phan (pictured) will make his Bellator debut against Mike Richman on November 15. As customary with all MMA deals, terms of Pham’s contract were not disclosed. Bellator 131 goes down inside Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The show features a grudge...
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Georges St-Pierre Cleared to Train After Knee Surgery, UFC Return Still Uncertain

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (pictured) and his surgically repaired knee have received medical clearance to resume training. So that means fight fans can expect to see GSP back in the octagon soon, right UFC president Dana White? Yeah, about that… “They cleared GSP’s knee,” White told UFC.com. “After surgery like that it still takes about another 30...
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‘Bellator 129: Bradley vs. Neer’ Live Video and Results

“Bellator 129: Bradley vs. Neer” goes down Friday night inside Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. A welterweight scrap between veterans Paul Bradley and Josh Neer headlines tonight’s card. Houston Alexander – yeah, remember him? – and Virgil Zwicker collide in the co-main event. Stream the preliminary card live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM...
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Bellator 129: Bradley vs. Neer

Bellator 129: Bradley vs. Neer When: October 17th, 2014 Where: Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. How: Spike TV Who: Preliminary Card: (5thRound.com 7PM ET/4PM PT) Chris Lane vs. John DeVall Eric Howser vs. Tim Bazer Michael McBride vs. Kevin Morris Martin Trey Brown vs. Bryan Corley Holly Lawson vs. Jozette Cotton Brian Green vs. Anthony Smith Marcos Marquez vs...
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Steven Siler Confirms UFC Release

After running the reverse trifecta, it was practically a given that Steven Siler (pictured) would get fired from the UFC. On Thursday, Siler confirmed his unemployment status. “I wanna thank @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby for everything, I will be back in the ufc soon im still not done yet,” Silver posted on his verified Twitter account. Siler, still just 27, owns a 23-13 professional...
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Bellator 129 Weigh-In Results

The official weigh-ins for Bellator 129 took place Thursday inside Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa. A welterweight affair between Paul Bradley and Josh Neer (both pictured) headlines Friday’s card. Stream the preliminary card live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT. Spike TV broadcast the main card at 9PM ET/PT. Here are the results from today’s weigh...
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Report: War Machine Attempts Suicide in Prison Cell

With a life sentencing staring him dead in the eyes, former UFC and Bellator MMA fighter War Machine (pictured), formerly known as Jonathan Koppenhaver, tried to kill himself in his Las Vegas jail cell. Unfortunately for War Machine, a corrections officer jumping in before it was too late. According to TMZ.com, on Tuesday around 9:30PM an officer was walking by War Machine’s cell...
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Ronda Rousey: Hot Girls Are Better Fighters Than Ugly Ones

When I see a dime piece, do you know what the first thing that pops into my head? That chick must be a damn good fighter. Actually, it isn’t. But, apparently, that’s what comes to UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s (pictured) mind. Here is Rousey’s logic: An ugly person lacks the proper bobbing and weaving skills because they’ve been socked in the grill too many...
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Thiago Alves Faces Jordan Mein at UFC 183

Thiago Alves (pictured) vs. Jordan Mein: Take two. On Thursday, a welterweight scrap between Alves and Mein was added to the UFC 183 roster. The UFC announced the bout via Twitter. The 170-pounders were initially slated to collide at UFC Fight Night Tulsa, but Alves was forced to withdraw with an undisclosed injury. Mein proceeded to TKO Mike Pyle that August evening. Mein has won...
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UFC Champ Chris Weidman Rescues 92-Year-Old Neighbor

Chris Weidman (pictured): UFC middleweight champion by night, hero by day. On Thursday, Weidman helped his 92-year-old neighbor after she fell onto a table and had pieces of glass stuck in her head. Weidman rushed to her side and called the paramedics. Weidman’s wife, Marivi Weidman, reported her husband’s heroics via Instagram. “Shout out to this man @chrisweidmanufc who...
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‘UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

Chad Mendes is convinced he has the arsenal to dethrone the only featherweight champion the UFC has ever known. The Gambling Gods think differently. The powers that be have pegged Jose Aldo (pictured) nearly a 2.5-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title at UFC 179. Mendes, meanwhile, checks in as almost a 2-1 underdog. It will be interesting to see how these lines move as showtime...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Rockhold’ Bout Order Complete

The 10-bout lineup for “UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Rockhold” has been finalized. How many fighters on there do you recognize? Me too… The November 8 even takes place inside Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. UFC Fight Pass streams the entire card live starting at 7:30PM ET/4:30PM PT. A middleweight grudge match between Michael Bisping (pictured) and Luke Rockhold headlines...
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Renan Barao Returns Against Mitch Gagnon at UFC Fight Night 58

After blowing his immediate rematch with UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, former champ Renan Barao (pictured) looks to start his road to redemption against Mitch Gagnon. The UFC announced Wednesday Barao and Gagnon will co-headline UFC Fight Night 58. The December 20 event goes down inside Jose Correa Arena in Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil. Barao had his 32-fight streak snapped...
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Urijah Faber Fights Francisco Rivera at UFC 181

On Wednesday, a bantamweight brawl between Urijah Faber (pictured) and Francisco Rivera was added to the UFC 181 roster. The UFC announced the scrap via Twitter. December 6 event takes place inside Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Faber is victorious in five of his last six scraps. His lone blemish during his current came against then-bantamweight champion Renan Barao...
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Chael Sonnen Makes No Apologies for Failed Drug Tests, Because He’s Not Sorry

Sorry, not sorry. That’s the stance former UFC middleweight top contender Chael Sonnen (pictured) is taking after failing two consecutive random drug tests, which ultimately ended his UFC career and cost him a broadcasting job with FOX. For the first time since his second positive drug screening came to light in July, Sonnen addressed his unceremonious exit from the mixed martial...
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Conor McGregor Searching for Opponent, Won’t Face Jose Aldo-Chad Mendes Winner

When UFC president Dana White suggested Conor McGregor (pictured) could be next up for a crack at the featherweight crown, most fans thought it was too much too soon for the boisterous youngster after just four trips to the octagon. When McGregor confirmed he would be making the trek to Brazil to watch reigning 145-pound champ Jose Aldo defend his title against Chad Mendes on the...
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UFC’s Mike Goldberg Apologizes After Getting Pulled by FOX for NFL Game

Wanna know a perfect example of why the UFC is still light years away from becoming a mainstream sport? Longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg (pictured) blasted a few fans on Twitter for their harsh criticism of his sub-par play-by-play work after a recent job. If he would have returned fire after a UFC show using the same vulgar language, nobody in the MMA would have given it a...
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