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Despite suffering his second consecutive stoppage loss at UFC Fight Night 70 this past weekend, at the hands of Yoel Romero, former light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida nevertheless topped the payroll by pocketing $200K.

UFC Fight Night 70 took place on Saturday June 27th in Hollywood, Florida. Former Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero defeated former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida in the main event.

Macto Champions held their first ever event on Saturday June 27th in Milton Keynes, England. In the main event, former UFC fighter Nick Osipczak made a triumphant return after almost five years out of competition with a submission win over Kyle Redfearn.

Bellator 139 took place on Friday June 26th in Mulvane, Kansas. In the main event, former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo defeated Alexander Volkov via unanimous decision.

In a strange turn of events, technical issues with the US visa system prevented the majority of booked international fighters being able to fight at UFC Fight Night 70 in Hollywood. Consequently, opponents were moved, fights changed events and the planned TUF Brazil 4 Finale has been pushed back to UFC 190. Even so, there are some excellent betting opportunities available so let’s check out the odds provided by 5Dimes.

John Dodson has been announced as the next challenger to Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson's UFC flyweight championship. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news with UFC Tonight.

British UFC veteran Dan 'The Outlaw' Hardy will swap the Octagon for the Atlantic ocean as a crew member of the Great Britain team for its 5,300-mile month-long opening leg of the famous Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race, from London, England to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

UFC welterweight champion 'Ruthless' Robbie Lawler is among the most destructive fighters in his division, so it's no surprise he's a big fan of action movies. Lawler explained his love for action-packed blockbusters in a recent interview with Fighters Only.

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson recently took a break from dominating the 125lb weight class to discuss his favorite TV shows, music and other aspects of his lifestyle in an exclusive interview with Fighters Only magazine.

UFC middleweight contender Luke Rockhold is currently on a collision course with former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, as the two are set to fight at UFC on Fox 15 on April 18th.

But following a recent appearance on US reality show Millionaire Matchmaker, Luke's personal life (and more specifically, his love life) has been of even more interest than his fighting career. In an exclusive interview with the former Strikeforce middleweight champ in the current issue of Fighters Only, Rockhold discusses the movies and TV shows he enjoys when not training and, of course, talks a little about the ladies. Read below for a special preview.

Despite the haters, the profile of Irish UFC featherweight Conor McGregor continues to rise as it was announced yesterday that the one they call 'The Notorious' has inked a deal with top sports equipment brand Reebok. 

‚ÄúCan you smell that money?" Conor joked with UFC Tonight¬†host Kenny Florian.¬†"I‚Äôve partnered with Reebok. It‚Äôs a big step forward in my career and I‚Äôm honored to be with this brand... I‚Äôm honored to be one of the athletes that Reebok has chosen to get behind. I will prove that by going out and performing in phenomenal style.‚ÄĚ

The deal comes roughly one-and-a-half months after the UFC confirmed an exclusive apparel deal with the brand.

McGregor will face his next challenge in Dennis Siver this Sunday in the main event at UFC Fight Night 59. With a win the Irishman will get the next shot at Jose Aldo's featherweight title. He has stated numerous times in the build-up to his next contest that he believes he will stop the fight within the first two minutes.

‚ÄúI enjoy pressure," he said when asked if he has put more pressure on himself with his bold prediction. "I like the feeling and illusion of pressure. Where the prediction has come from, I analyze my opponent. The shot I need to put him away will happen four or five times over within the first two minutes. So I feel two minutes is a fair prediction for Dennis. I feel it could even be the first exchange. The way he moves, he will not take what I give.‚ÄĚ

Watch Conor's full UFC Tonight interview below. 

 

UFC lightweight contender Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone will make it two fights in just over two weeks this weekend as he faces Benson Henderson in the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 59.

As part of the pre-fight build-up to this short notice trilogy blockbuster, the UFC presents All Angles in which viewers get to know Cerrone outside the cage and follow his thrilling escapades throughout late 2014. Among Cowboy's entertaining activities are duck hunting and Ultimate Frisbee.

After UFC commentator Joe Rogan commented following Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock that he thought the Bellator 138 main event looked "fake as f**k," Shamrock has responded.

Cuban UFC middleweight Yoel Romero made a strong statement this past weekend at UFC Fight Night 70 when he finished former 205lb champ Lyoto Machida in the third round of their main event bout.

After almost five whole years away from MMA competition, former UFC fighter Nick Osipczak makes his return to the cage this weekend against Kyle Redfearn at the debut event of Macto Championships. In an exclusive Q&A with Fighters Only, Nick reveals how he's been training during his time away from the sport and looks ahead to his return.

Prior to last week's Bellator 138 event, headlined by Kimbo Slice vs. Ken Shamrock, it was announced that former UFC light heavyweight champ Tito Ortiz would be getting the next shot at Bellator's 205lb strap.

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk looked like a real world-beater when she demolished former Invicta FC atomweight champ Jessica Penne in the UFC Fight Night 69 main event this past Saturday.

YouTube street brawler turned pro fighting superstar Kimbo Slice (real name Kevin Ferguson) made a triumphant return to the sport of MMA last week with a first-round knockout victory over legendary veteran Ken Shamrock at Bellator 138.

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UFC Fight Night 69 in Berlin, Germany this past Saturday saw plenty of stoppages and a main event fight that solidified Joanna Jedrzejczyk as one to watch as a potential breakout star in MMA. Read on for other fighters' social media reactions to the event.

This past weekend's UFC 188 event in Mexico City, Mexico saw three successful guillotine executions - among them was Fabricio Werdum's amazing upset win over Cain Velasquez in the main event, unifying the heavyweight and interim heavyweight championships to become the undisputed champion.

MMA fans in the US will have plenty more chances to catch the 7th annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards as the event is set to re-air on the Fox Sports 2 network over the next nine days.

Full re-airing schedule (times: ET)

  • Wednesday Feb. 4th, 9pm
  • Friday Feb. 6th, 11pm
  • Sunday Feb. 8th, 11pm
  • Wednesday Feb. 11th, 10am & 12am
  • Thursday Feb. 12th, 4pm

This year's show, sponsored by Bodybuilding.com, RDX Sports and MusclePharm, was hosted on Friday January 30th at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. It was hosted by Nicole Dabeau and retired MMA and military veteran Brian Stann.

Among the winners at the event were UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, who bagged the coveted 'Fighter of the Year' award, and UFC 135b champ TJ Dillashaw who took home the newly-introduced 'Upset of the Year' for his title win over Renan Barao at UFC 173.

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt has some of the most impressive KO victories in the sport's most heavy-handed division. In an exclusive interview with Fighters Only, the Samoan discusses his knockouts and much more.

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