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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship announces ‘Iranian Hulk’ for 2020

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It’s a good thing there are no gloves in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, because there probably isn’t a pair that could fit the boxing promotion’s latest acquisition. At the end of the BKFC 9 preliminary broadcast on Saturday, a promo ran at the end announcing the upcoming debut of...
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BKFC 9 Results: Jason Knight avenges loss to Artem Lobov with fifth-round KO, Joey Beltran captures heavyweight title

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After failing to win over the judges the last time he fought Artem Lobov, Jason Knight made sure to take it out of their hands. “Mississippi Mean” picked up a fifth-round knockout of Lobov in the lightweight main event of Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 9 at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in...
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UFC São Paulo bonuses: James Krause, Randy Brown, Ricardo Ramos earn big, Charles Oliveira moves closer to history

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While UFC Sao Paulo lacked any real back-and-forth wars, it had no shortage of stoppages. The Brazilian crowd was treated to a myriad of bonus-worthy performances inside Ginásio do Ibirapuera at UFC Sao Paulo. Headlining the string of performance bonuses was none other than Charles Oliveira (28-8, 1 NC), who...
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UFC Sao Paulo in Tweets: Pros react to Jan Blachowicz’s narrow win, split draw in co-main

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It was a long, interesting night in Sao Paulo. The top two fights on Saturday’s card went to the scorecards, and only one of them ended with a winner. Co-headliners Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Paul Craig fought to a split draw, while Jan Blachowicz narrowly outpointed Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza by...
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Jan Blachowicz bests ‘Jacare’ Souza in forgettable UFC Sao Paulo headliner

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After 25 minutes, Jan Blachowicz was declared the winner in UFC Sao Paulo’s main event opposite Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. But neither came out looking very good. Fighting after Saturday’s co-main event ended in a split draw thud, Blachowicz and Souza failed to get out of first gear. By the fourth...
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After fiery open, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and Paul Craig wrestle to split draw

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By PRIDE rules, light heavyweight Paul Craig beat Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. By the Unified Rules, their three-fight co-headliner at UFC Sao Paulo was a wash. After a cracking first round in which Craig put Rua in deep danger, Rua controlled Craig for the majority of the latter two frames, resulting...
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UFC Sao Paulo live blog: Jan Blachowicz vs. Ronaldo Souza

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This is the UFC Sao Paulo live blog for Jan Blachowicz vs. Ronaldo Souza, the light heavyweight headliner for Saturday’s fight card at Ginasio do Ibirapuera in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Souza fights after an April loss to Jack Hermansson. The longtime middleweight contender has bounced between wins and losses in...
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Video: Davy Gallon KOs UFC vet Ross Pearson with spectacular ‘rolling thunder’ kick

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Ross Pearson did not receive a warm welcome in his return to the cage. Taking his first MMA fight after a successful boxing debut in May, the UFC vet and winner of “The Ultimate Fighter 9” was on the wrong end of an incredible “rolling thunder” kick, courtesy of Davy...
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Ariane Lipski sparred with former opponent Joanne Calderwood to seek evolution ahead of UFC Sao Paulo

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SAO PAULO — There was a lot of hype surrounding Ariane Lipski when the UFC signed her. But she didn’t performed like she did in her days as the KSW flyweight queen. With her back against the wall following decision losses to Joanne Calderwood and Molly McCann, “The Violence Queen”...
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Antonio Arroyo trained for four different opponents for UFC Sao Paulo

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SAO PAULO — Antonio Arroyo had a rollercoaster of emotions ahead of his UFC debut in Sao Paulo. Arroyo takes on fellow two-time Contender Series vet Andre Muniz on the main card of Saturday’s event, but he had three opponents fall out before finally being matched-up with “Sergipano.” Arroyo originally...
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Despite win streak, James Krause not letting results dictate fighting future: ‘I want to be done on my terms’

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For someone who hasn’t suffered an official loss in more than four years, James Krause speaks like a fighter closer to retirement than a title shot. Krause has won five straight fights, excluding a semifinal loss to Jesse Taylor on the “Redemption” season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2017 (TUF...
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‘Jacare’ Souza explains why he changed managers ahead of UFC Sao Paulo

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SAO PAULO — Ronaldo Souza no longer works with Gilberto Faria, who’d been his manager for more than a decade. Back in action for the main event of UFC Sao Paulo on Saturday night, “Jacare” is now managed by Andre Pederneiras, founder of the Nova Uniao team in Brazil. Pederneiras...
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ONE Championship: Ilias Ennahachi, Roman Kryklya leave Beijing with Super Series Kickboxing titles

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Ilias Ennahachi successfully defended his Super Series flyweight kickboxing title in the main event of ONE Championship: Age of Dragons on Saturday in Beijing, China with a unanimous decision win over Wenfeng Wang. Buoyed by his home support, Wang waded into the exchanges in the final two rounds, but the...
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Jeremy Miado scores spectacular jumping knee knockout at ONE Championship: Age of Dragons

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Jeremy Miado brought his flyweight clash with Li Tao Miao to dramatic conclusion when he landed a devastating jumping knee that stopped the Chinese fighter dead in his tracks. The bout started at a high pace with Miado coming close to claiming the finish via submission after he latched onto...

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