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Claressa Shields’ manager: She could have first MMA fight this year

Claressa Shields’ manager said it’s possible she will have her first cage fight before the end of year. Mark Taffet told ESPN that he and his client believe the three-division titleholder can continue to box and pursue a second career in Mixed Martial Arts simultaneously. (…) …

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Fedor Emelianenko knocks out ‘Rampage’ Jackson in Japan

On Saturday night Fedor Emelianenko proved again he is capable of fast finishes, taking out fellow legend Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the main event of Bellator Japan. In front of a packed Saitama Arena, Fedor (39-6) needed less than three minutes to put away Rampage (38-14) for the TKO victory. His win capped off a […]
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Bellator 232 in Review: When Common Sense isn’t so Common

By: Jesse Donathan
The Bellator mixed martial arts promotion ran two back-to-back events this past weekend, with Bellator 231 taking place Friday night headlined by former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (19-13, 5 KOs) versus Roy “Big Country” Nelson (23-18, 15 KOs) and Bellator 232 airing Saturday night with a main event showcase between Rory MacDonald (21-6, 7 KOs) and Douglas Lima (32-7, 16 KOs) for the Bellator welterweight title. Both cards were televised on Paramount/DAZN and were hosted by the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Unfortunately, both main event fights went the distance, with Mir upending Nelson by three…