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Mousasi takes Bellator title with first-round TKO

Gegard Mousasi claimed the middleweight championship with a quick, dominant finish of Rafael Carvalho in the Bellator 200 main event Friday in London.

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Mousasi ground-and-pound beats Carvalho

Gegard Mousasi took middleweight champ Rafael Carvalho to the mat early and needed just 3:35 to finish him off and take the belt.

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UFC Fight Night: Liverpool

Thompson looking to force UFC's hand into third title shot with Till victory

Stephen Thompson could be fighting for a title. Instead he'll take on rising star Darren Till in England on Sunday to prove he belongs at the top.

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A friendly embrace at the face off. However, things will be completely different in the octagon on Sunday night between Till and Thompson.

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Darren Till vs. Stephen Thompson

Does home-cage advantage exist in MMA?

Darren Till will be competing in front of his hometown fans on Sunday when he faces Stephen Thompson in Liverpool, England. Will he experience any advantage?

Till: Why I was sent to Brazil and how it changed me

Ahead of Darren Till's fight against Stephen Thompson at Liverpool's Echo Arena on May 27 he reflects on his life-changing experience in Brazil as a teenager.

Till: My mentality is my biggest strength

Darren Till talks to Layla Anna-Lee about the power of his mental strength and explains why he can't accept being second best.

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White lays out next steps for McGregor

Dana White joins SportsCenter to add details about Conor McGregor's legal issues.

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UFC Fight Night: Chile

Usman gets decision over Maia at UFC Fight Night

In a five-round bout that was short of big moments, Kamaru Usman picked up a unanimous decision over Demian Maia at UFC Fight Night in Chile.

Usman beats Maia by decision

Kamaru Usman improves to 8-0 in the UFC with an unanimous-decision victory against Demian Maia, who has now lost three straight.

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Uriah Hall

Uriah Hall on dangerous weight cut: 'I wasn't in control of my body'

Uriah Hall claims he nearly died while cutting weight for a bout last January. He explains the situation fully in an interview with ESPN.

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UFC middleweight Uriah Hall describes his mental state during a weight cut earlier this year in which he passed out and was rushed to the hospital, and why he's willing to cut weight again for a fight this summer at UFC 226.

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Tony Ferguson to the UFC: 'Don't kick me when I'm down'

Tony Ferguson was stripped of his interim UFC lightweight belt after a fluke injury. He spoke with ESPN about that decision and his timetable for return.

What's next for the UFC's lightweight division?

Dustin Poirier's thrilling TKO win against Justin Gaethje created even more madness in the UFC's lightweight division. Is he ready for a title shot?

Raquel Pennington

Pennington defends her corner after violent UFC fight

Raquel Pennington joins GetUp! to explain why her corner encouraged her to continue her fight against Amanda Nunes after she said she was done.

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Nunes bloodies Pennington, defends belt by TKO

Bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes busted Raquel Pennington's nose with a devastating knee and went on to finish her off in the fifth round of UFC 224.

Nunes defeats Pennington

Was Pennington done wrong by her corner?

Raquel Pennington said she was "done" after four rounds Saturday at UFC 224, but her team sent her back out. Was this okay?

Okamoto: 'Complicated situation' with Pennington and corner

Brett Okamoto recaps UFC 224, with Raquel Pennington saying she was done after the 4th round, but her corner kept the fight going.

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Nunes beats Pennington, who asked to stop bout

After Raquel Pennington asks her corner to stop the fight between the fourth and fifth rounds, the bout goes on and Amanda Nunes wins by TKO to defend her title.

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UFC 224: Gastelum DEFEATS SOUZA

Gastelum sneaks by Souza, asks for middleweight title shot

Kelvin Gastelum weathered an early storm on Saturday, defeating Jacare Souza by split decision. The win sets him up for a potential middleweight title fight.

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UFC 224: Machida defeats Belfort

Machida scores KO in Belfort's UFC curtain call

Lyoto Machida knocked out Vitor Belfort in the second round of their middleweight fight at UFC 224 on Saturday. Immediately after the bout, Belfort took off his gloves and placed them in the Octagon in a symbol of retirement.

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Bellator: Bader defeats Lawal

Bader advances in Heavyweight World Grand Prix

Ryan Bader finishes Mo Lawal just 15 seconds into Saturday's Bellator 199 main event to earn a spot in the semifinals of the Heavyweight World Grand Prix.

Bader needs only 15 seconds to beat King Mo

Ryan Bader cracks Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal with a left hook and jumps on him to finish the fight with some ground-and-pound.

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Bellator 199: fitch defeats daley

Daley boos opponent while being dominated

Paul Daley has no answers for the grappling of Jon Fitch, then joins the crowd in booing and critiquing the fight style while being punched repeatedly.

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Frustrated Daley aims midfight rant at analysts

Paul Daley went off on a bizarre tirade about the promotion in the middle of his fight against Jon Fitch.

UFC 224: Dern defeats Cooper

Top UFC prospect Mackenzie Dern moves to 2-0, despite weight miss

Top UFC prospect Mackenzie Dern earned her seventh victory in as many pro fights by defeating Amanda Bobby Cooper by submission in the first round on Saturday.

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UFC 227

Why GSP-Nate Diaz makes complete sense

The UFC is aiming for Nate Diaz's return to the Octagon to be against legend Georges St-Pierre. Jeff Wagenheim writes why this isn't as much of a mismatch as some think.

UFC eyes bout between St-Pierre, Diaz

UFC's Dana White said the company is interested in putting together a fight between Georges St-Pierre and Nate Diaz.

Was Pennington done wrong by her corner?

Raquel Pennington said she was "done" after four rounds Saturday, but her team sent her back out. This drew outrage, but Brett Okamoto has a nuanced view.

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Bellator 198

Fedor KOs Mir in 48 seconds, gets Sonnen next

Fedor Emelianenko crushed Frank Mir with a short left uppercut to the chin and walked away with a first-round TKO win just 48 seconds into Saturday's fight. He advances to face Chael Sonnen next in the Bellator MMA World Heavyweight Grand Prix.

Fedor knocks out Mir in first round

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Is Fedor Emelianenko the best ever?

Fedor Emelianenko will go down as one of the most accomplished mixed martial artists of all time. Was he the best to ever put the gloves on? Our panel debates.

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Dillon Danis wins pro debut with first-round submission at Bellator 198

UFC Fight Night: Atlantic City

Lee defeats Barboza via TKO, calls out Khabib

Former interim title challenger Kevin Lee turned in one of the best performances of his career Saturday night in Atlantic City, defeating Edson Barboza via TKO at 2:18 of the fifth round. Asked who he wants next, Lee replied, "It's Khabib time, baby."

Lee beats up Barboza, wins by TKO

Kevin Lee absorbs a spinning kick from Edson Barboza in the third round, but still manages to dominate en route to a 5th-round TKO victory.

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UFC Fight Night: Atlantic City

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