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Patchy Mix wants Bellator to pursue Jose Aldo as his next opponent: ‘My mouth waters thinking about that sh*t’

Patchy Mix didn’t have a lot to gain in his rematch against Magomed Magomedov considering he choked out the Russian bantamweight less than two years ago. Still, Mix didn’t blink when that’s the matchup Bellator offered to him but he had to gut out a hard-fought split decision to retain his title in their second […]

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#UFC303 opening odds: Israel Adesanya favored to reclaim title vs. Dricus Du Plessis

Dricus Du Plessis will make his first middleweight title defense in a highly anticipated grudge match at UFC 305 with Israel Adesanya, who looks to become a three-time champion in the division. Dricus Du Plessis vs. Israel Adesanya preview Du Plessis, No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie middleweight rankings, won the belt

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UFC’s Dana White convinced ‘The Rock’ will get ‘nominated for an Oscar’ for gusty performance in ‘Smashing Machine’

UFC CEO Dana White believes the upcoming Smashing Machine movie could be to mixed martial arts (MMA) what The Wrestler was to professional wrestling. That all depends on the finished product, which is not scheduled for release until some point in 2025. That said, White expects Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to earn an Academy Award

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Marc Diakiese explains leaving UFC for PFL: ‘I couldn’t really say no’ (via @mma_kings)

It’s uncommon to see fighter shift organizations after a UFC win, but Marc Diakiese is one of the few exceptions. PFL announced at this past Thursday’s 2024 PFL 4 event that it had signed Diakiese (17-7) to an exclusive contract. The news came as a surprise to some, because Diakiese was last seen earning a

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Kelvin Gastelum thinks UFC career on the line vs. Daniel Rodriguez: ‘Loser goes home’ #UFCSaudiArabia (via @MikeBohn)

Kelvin Gastelum isn’t mincing words when it comes to his reality at UFC on ABC 6: If he doesn’t win, his more than 11-year run with the organization is likely over. “The Ultimate Fighter 18” winner Gastelum (17-9 MMA, 12-9 UFC) has had a number of memorable moments inside the octagon. He’s lost six of

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Johnny Eblen vs. Fabian Edwards 2 headlines Bellator London in September

Johnny Eblen and Fabian Edwards are going to run it back in September for Bellator middleweight gold. The promotion announced on Wednesday that Eblen is set to defend his 185-pound title against Edwards in a rematch to headline Bellator London, which takes place Sept. 14 at OVO Wembley. In their first meeting at Bellator 299

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VIDEO: Sound & Pound — Can Ikram Aliskerov upset The Reaper?

MMA Mania brings you Sound & Pound, an original podcast featuring previews, recaps, lists, prospects, and a Q&A. Oh, and a cool movie club. All brought to you by yours truly, Alex Behunin and Drake Riggs. This week, we’ll recap UFC Vegas 93 and PFL Uncasville, preview UFC Saudia Arabia, review Dead Poet’s Society (1989)

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#UFC303 opening odds: Carlos Ulberg a huge favorite over Anthony Smith

What once started as a UFC 303 co-main event of Jamahal Hill vs. Khalil Rountree ultimately transformed into Anthony Smith vs. Carlos Ulberg following a bevy of changes among light heavyweights. Anthony Smith vs. Carlos Ulberg preview Smith, No. 12 in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie light heavyweight rankings, stepped into the card on

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‘Is he the best underdog of the year?’: Pros react to Mike Perry getting boxing match with Jake Paul

Mike Perry has been calling for his chance to fight Jake Paul for quite some time, and now the BKFC star gets his chance. On Tuesday, Most Valuable Promotions announced that Paul and Perry are set to headline a July 20 boxing event at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., which happens to be the same

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Reaction: Jake Paul books Mike Perry fight for July 20 ahead of Mike Tyson bout

Jake Paul is still fighting Mike Tyson in November, but he also competes on July 20 as originally planned, but now “The Problem Child” faces dangerous BKFC superstar Mike Perry in an eight-round boxing match in Tampa. How much of a risk is the matchup for Paul with the Tyson fight already on the books,

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