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How the new weight classes will change MMA

Last year the Association of Boxing Commissions passed a 10 point plan to controlling weight cutting including adding four new weight classes towards the middle and upper range of weight classes in MMA. The new weight classes are geared towards making it easier for fighters to make weight and make lower risks along with the other rules in the 10 point plan that are going into affect. The UFC has pledged

Around the world of MMA: November 10-11

One of the best fight cards of the year happened this last weekend and it’s hard for anything to top it this weekend: Reviews Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell Bellator MMA hosted an event at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania on November 3 on Spike: Light Heavyweight Ryan Bader (c) def. Linton Vassell TKO (punches) 2 3:58 Women’s Flyweight Ilima-Lei Macfarlane def. Emily Ducote Submission (triangle armbar) 5

Around the world of MMA: November 3-4

There were some fight night level events over this weekend but there will be some big ones this coming weekend: Reviews UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs. Machida The UFC hosted an event at the Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil on October 28 broadcast on Fox Sports 1: Middleweight Derek Brunson def. Lyoto Machida KO (punches) 1 2:30 Welterweight Colby Covington def. Demian Maia Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3

Around the world of MMA: July 1

There were two good events that happened this last weekend that had more then a few bizarre instances at both: Reviews Bellator NYC/Bellator 180 Bellator hosted their first event at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York on June 24 on pay-per-view: Light Heavyweight Chael Sonnen def. Wanderlei Silva Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00 Welterweight Neiman Gracie def. Dave Marfone Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:27 Heavyweight

Around the world of MMA: February 24

Some unfortunate events caused a fight to get cancelled but there were still some good result from this weekend: Review Bellator 172: Thomson vs. Pitbull Bellator MMA hosted an event at the SAP Center in San Jose, California on February 18th broadcast on Spike TV: Lightweight Patricky Freire def. Josh Thomson KO (punch) 2 0:40 Heavyweight Cheick Kongo def. Oli Thompson Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-25, 30-25) 3 5:00 Catchweight (187

Black History Month 2017 Special: Top 10 Black American Fighters of the Past Year

Note that the list is compiled based on the records of the fighters listed over the past year who are African American: 10) Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley fought Josh Appelt and finished him at Bellator 162 on October 21st in Memphis, Tennessee. It is currently unknown when Lashley will fight next and against whom it will be though a title fight maybe coming soon. 9) Quinton Jackson After over a year off, Quinton Jackson fought