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It was announced yesterday that Rousimar Palhares has been suspended indefinitely by World Series of Fighting (WSOF) and stripped of his welterweight championship for repeated eye-gouging and holding on to a kimura submission for too long in his main event title defense against Jake Shields at WSOF 22. The offense was the latest in a long line of controversial in-cage performances for the Brazilian.

Ronda Rousey's career continues to go from strength to strength, after arguably the UFC women's bantamweight champ's most impressive Octagon victory this past weekend over Bethe Correia, as she is now reportedly lined up to play herself in a movie based on her bestselling autobiography My Fight/Your Fight.

World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares has caused controversy yet again by appearing to hold onto a submission for too long. This time the offense was made against Jake Shields in the WSOF 22 main event on Saturday August 1st. 

Myles Jury has announced he will be dropping from lightweight to join the UFC's already stacked 145lb featherweight division. And not only that, but the 15-1 fighter is also moving camps from Alliance MMA in San Diego to Power MMA in Arizona.

A new MMA super team, KHK MMA, is in the works and will be financially supported by the fifth son of the King of Bahrain. Among those to play a big role in the new team will be SBG head coach John Kavanagh - long-time trainer of interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.

This past weekend's WSOF 22 event in Las Vegas saw two title fights on display, but sadly for the promotion it seems they have once again been overshadowed by UFC fighters - this time under more unprofessional circumstances.

One Championship bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes' story of his rise through MMA is one of the most inspirational stories in a sport filled with inspiring characters. Hear him tell of his journey in this new video.

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. 

“Can you smell that money?" Conor joked with UFC Tonight host Kenny Florian. "I’ve partnered with Reebok. It’s a big step forward in my career and I’m honored to be with this brand... I’m 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.”

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.

“I 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.”

Watch Conor's full UFC Tonight interview below. 

 

Despite losing via knockout inside one minute to UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 190 this past weekend, it seems Brazilian Bethe Correia is not deterred by the first loss in her professional MMA career.

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey continued her run of destruction this past weekend with a 34-second KO of Bethe Correia in the main event at UFC 190. 

The Ultimate Fighter season 14 bantamweight winner John Dodson will get his second shot at Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson's flyweight title when the two meet at UFC 191. Having come out on the losing end of a unanimous decision last time they fought at UFC on Fox 6 in January 2013, Dodson is planning to excite the crowd with a championship-winning performance this time.

UFC Fight Night 77, which will take place at the 3Arena on October 24th in Dublin, Ireland, had its main event confirmed this morning in the form of a lightweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Ireland's own Joe Duffy.

Since their fight back in Pride FC - arguably recognized as one of the best in iconic Japanese promotion's history - Brazilian veterans Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira have become two of the most legendary light heavyweights in MMA. Now the two are set to rematch at UFC 190 on August 1st.

UFC women's bantamweight champion 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey will look to continue her dominant reign at the top this weekend when she faces Brazilian contender Bethe Correia in the UFC 190 main event.

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Thanks to a host of entertaining fights at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro this past weekend, there was plenty to talk about on social media and the fighters did just that...

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.

Former UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis is now looking to make a serious impact in Bellator's 205lb division after signing with the promotion earlier this year. In an exclusive Q&A with FO, 'Mr Wonderful' looks ahead to his Bellator debut and reveals he may still have plans for former UFC LHW champ Jon Jones.

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