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Michael Bisping Reacts To Old-Rival Yoel Romero’s Lawsuit Settlement

Michael Bisping reacted to the recent news that his former rival Yoel Romero had been awarded $27.5 million in damages following a successful lawsuit. The former two-time UFC middleweight title challenger failed a post-fight drug-test administered by the anti-doping organisation USADA back in 2016 following his UFC 194 victory over Ronaldo Souza. Gold Star Performance Products were forced to pay …

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Yoel Romero Vs. Paulo Costa Reportedly Set For UFC 241

Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa are once again being lined up to face off in a middleweight top-contender showdown, this time at UFC 241. For a while, it did seem as though this massive middleweight matchup was going to be lost to us. The two-time former title challenger Romero has not been seen in action since his UFC 225 championship …

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Jack Hermansson Calls For Showdown With Kelvin Gastelum

The middleweight division’s newest top-5 contender has called for a showdown against the former interim-title challenger Kelvin Gastelum. The Swede managed to turn out expectations completely on their head with a strong and confident victory over Ronaldo Souza at UFC Fort Lauderdale last weekend. Diving into the dangerous waters of Jacare’s ground-game, Hermansson was able to come through looking strong …

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Israel Adesanya Wants To Get Paulo Costa Before USADA Does

The newly-crowned UFC interim-middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has stressed his hope that he can fight contender Paulo Costa in the near future. Costa first took a shot at Stylebender following his UFC 236 war with Kelvin Gastelum last weekend. Borrachinha has been on something of a tear in the middleweight division since first signing for the UFC. His most notable …

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Anderson Silva Speaks Out In Defense Of Jon Jones

Anderson Silva has spoken out in defence of his friend and fellow legend Jon Jones, who has experienced the glare of the spotlight more than most in recent years.  Jones has been making every effort to stay active in recent times – fighting twice in the last four months, defeating both Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Smith in a pair of …

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James Gallagher To Return On Bellator London Main-Card

James Gallagher is poised to make his return to the Bellator cage as he joins middleweight headliners Gegard Mousasi and Rafael Lovato Jr. on June 22. The Strabanimal made good on his promise of a dominant win in front of his home-crowd at Bellator Dublin in February – submitting his opponent Steven Graham with ease within the opening minutes of …

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Robert Whittaker Vs. Kelvin Gastelum: Our Official Prediction

UFC 234 is finally upon us and in the night’s main-event, the UFC middleweight title will be on the line as Robert Whittaker takes on Kelvin Gastelum. It’s a middleweight title tilt worth writing home about as the champion Robert Whittaker looks to add the scalp of Kelvin Gastelum to his increasingly long list of conquests. This is an extremely …

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Israel Adesanya Vs. Anderson Silva Reportedly In The Works For UFC 234

ESPN reported today that the UFC are looking at setting up a middleweight clash between rising phenom Israel Adesanya and the former champ, Anderson Silva. Brett Okamoto reported first that UFC 234 could well host a 185lb clash between Adesanya and Silva, a fight that would mark the Brazilian legend’s first outing since February 2017. Breaking: Anderson Silva vs. Israel …

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Whittaker Vs. Gastelum Set For UFC 234 In Melbourne, Australia

ESPN has reported that the middleweight title showdown between champion Robert Whittaker and Kelvin Gastelum is set for UFC 234 in Australia next year. The pair have been competing against each other on the most recent edition of The Ultimate Fighter but with that series’ conclusion, the attention will turn to the 185lb championship bout that will end the show’s run. ESPN reported …

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Paulo Costa Out, Yoel Romero Reportedly Now Wants Anderson Silva

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12: Yoel Romero celebrates after a middleweight fight against Ronaldo Souza during UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa has pulled from his UFC Brooklyn showdown with Yoel Romero, the second time this fight has been unsuccessfully booked. And what a fight it would have been! Two of the middleweight division’s most violent customers locked into a cage together? That sounded good to us. Romero has only come up short against the reigning champion Robert …

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Watch: Jacare TKO’s Weidman In War, Scolds Ref For Stoppage

Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza managed to overturn some early momentum from Chris Weidman to get his man out of there in the third-round. Jacare was seemingly down on the scorecards to the former-champion Weidman before getting the job done in the third. For what it was worth, ‘The All-American’ looked fantastic at first, frequently touching up his Brazilian adversary with jabs …

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Gegard Mousasi Annihilates Rory MacDonald At Bellator 206

In the biggest fight in the history of Bellator, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi was the one who managed to put on a dominant performance. Rory MacDonald may well be the greatest welterweight fighter on the planet today – that’s up for debate. But when he crossed paths with the streaking former Strikeforce light-heavyweight Gegard Mousasi, it mattered for little. Mousasi’s …

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