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Bellator 141 took place on Friday August 28th at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. Melvin Guillard took on Brandon Girtz in the main event.

Stefan Struve has had his next opponent confirmed. 'Skyscraper' will face Jared Rosholt at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia.

Leading Asian MMA promotion One Championship has announced its next three events in China. The cities of Beijing, Zhengzhou and Chengdu are all set to host One events in the coming months. 

Welterweight MMA veteran Jordan Mein has retired from the sport at just 25 years old. The news was first reported on UFC Tonight.

Things got heated at a Bellator 141 poster signing this week when the promotion's featherweight champion, Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire, got into an argument with former opponent Georgi Karakhanyan. 

A heavyweight grudge match years in the making has been added to the UFC on Fox 17 co-main event slot. Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will take on former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champ Alistair Overeem at the December 19th event in Orlando, Florida.

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. 

 

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious 'Mighty Mouse' Johnson will face John Dodson for the second time at UFC 191 next weekend. In an exclusive Q&A with FO, the champ comments on his training, the not-so-friendly words his upcoming opponent has fired his way, plus more.

After holding its first ever event on January 10th this year, rising Brazilian jiu-jitsu promotion Polaris is back on September 12th and is taking over Cardiff in Wales once again. FO caught up with Polaris creative director Matt Benyon and asked him why fans should experience the submission only event.

One day before the UFC featherweight title unification bout between champ Jose Aldo and interim champ Conor McGregor takes place at UFC 194, the division's other two top fighters, Chad Mendes and Frankie Edgar, will meet in the TUF 22 Finale main event.

26-year-old Frankie Perez made headlines this past weekend following his knockout win over tough veteran Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 74, but it wasn't his impressive win that made the news. Instead, it was the surprise announcement of his early retirement from MMA that really caught everyone's attention.

Undefeated MMA fighter and multiple-time boxing champion Holly Holm will be the next woman to get a crack at Ronda Rousey's UFC women's bantamweight title, it was announced last week. Though the odds will be against her, Holm is looking forward to the biggest fight of her MMA career at UFC 195.

Former middleweight title contender Patrick Cote takes on Joshua Burkman on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 74 in Saskatoon, so FO sat down with the Canadian welterweight to find out his thoughts on his upcoming opponent, whether or not he wishes he moved down to welterweight earlier in his career and staying loyal to the same training camp.

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It was a relatively low-key UFC affair this past Sunday night Saskatoon, but there's plenty to talk about the day after following a series of unusual and interesting occurrences. Here's FO's breakdown...

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.

The sport of MMA lost a highly promising young talent yesterday when it was announced that 25-year-old UFC welterweight Jordan Mein has retired from competition. He may be young, but Jordan's decision becomes more understandable when you consider that he has amassed an unbelievable 39 pro bouts since he began his career at the age of 16.

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