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  1. nuraknu

    RIZIN 23 - Live Discussion 8/10/2020 (2AM ET start time)

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  2. nuraknu

    UFC bantamweight champ Petr Yan blasts Cody Garbrandt for 'running away' to flyweight

    UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan and Cody Garbrandt continue to chirp at each other. Garbrandt, a former UFC 135-pound champ, snapped a three-fight losing skid with a spectacular knockout over Raphael Assuncao last month at UFC 250. Yan (15-1 MMA, 7-0 UFC) claimed the vacant bantamweight...
  3. nuraknu

    Dana White confirms flyweight is here to stay, but new champ Deiveson Figueiredo is already eyeing 135

    UFC president Dana White hasn’t always been the biggest supporter of the promotion’s 125 pound division, but he’s definitely a fan of Deiveson Figueiredo and the work his new flyweight champion did on Saturday night at Fight Island 2. “Pure violence,” White said when asked to describe his...
  4. TheEmperorRises

    James Gallagher meets newcomer Ricky Bandejas in bantamweight bout at Bellator 204

    James Gallagher will make his debut in the bantamweight division in South Dakota at Bellator 204 on Aug. 17 against promotional newcomer, Ricky Bandejas. Sources confirmed the fight with MMA Fighting on Wednesday following an initial report from Sanford Pentagon. Gallagher (7-0-0) has been out...
  5. Nuk Soo Kow

    Demetrious Johnson still interested in T.J. Dillashaw superfight, but not the UFC bantamweight belt

    Most of the talk about a proposed superfight between UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and flyweight titleholder T.J. Dillashaw has centered on the idea that Dillashaw would go down to 125 pounds and challenge the longest-reigning current UFC champ for his title. Most of the talk about...
  6. nuraknu

    ACB bantamweight champion Petr Yan signs with UFC

    The UFC has made another exciting addition to the bantamweight division with the signing of Russian prospect Petr Yan. MMA Fighting confirmed the four-fight deal with Yan’s management Tuesday after Sayat MMA reported his signing on Twitter. Although Yan’s debut has yet to be scheduled, “No...
  7. nuraknu

    Ex-UFC contender Ian McCall joins Rizin FF bantamweight grand prix, debuts Dec. 29

    Due to an infamous run of bad luck, Ian McCall has fought just once since July 2014. But that could soon change – in a big way. Officials today announced McCall (13-5-1), a former UFC flyweight contender who’s No. 13 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, has joined the...
  8. TheEmperorRises

    Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas says he's close to being best-ever bantamweight

    In Eduardo Dantas’ mind, he’s unblemished in the Bellator cage. So when he fights Darrion Caldwell (10-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) next month, he’s not just trying to extend his unbeaten streak, but cement his legacy. “I’m nearing my goal – to be the best bantamweight in history,” Dantas (20-4 MMA 10-1...
  9. Nuk Soo Kow

    Bantamweight Dominick Cruz to return vs. Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219

    Former bantamweight champion Dominick Cruzwill return from a one-year layoff to face Jimmie Rivera at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. UFC officials announced the 135-pound matchup on Wednesday. UFC 219 will take place at T-Mobile Arena. Cruz (22-2) hasn't fought since he surrendered the title...
  10. TheEmperorRises

    Tatsuya Kawajiri joins Rizin FF 7, looking for bantamweight grand-prix spot

    Tatsuya Kawajiri is taking a step toward fighting at bantamweight. The 39-year-old Japanese vet, who’s fought at lightweight and featherweight for organizations rankings from the UFC to PRIDE to Strikeforce since his 2000 pro debut, is looking for a spot in the bantamweight grand prix when he...