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INGLEWOOD, Calif. – AJ Agazarm got what he wanted. Agazarm, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, picked up a submission win in his fourth professional fight on Saturday at Bellator 238. Agazarm (3-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) submitted Adel Altamimi with a triangle-choke after a back-and-forth battle that dragged into the third round at The Forum. Although Agazarm got the tap, he didn’t do it with the textbook triangle MMA fans are used to seeing inside the...

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What mattered most at Bellator 238 in Inglewood? Here are a few post-fight musings … * * * * * 1. Cris Cyborg’s big moment and what’s next Cris Cyborg picked up her fourth major promotional championship with a fourth-round TKO of Julia Budd to claim the women’s featherweight title. This seems like the pinnacle for her at this point, and anything else she achieves going forward is gravy. We all wanted to see that...

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The sports world experienced a shocking loss on Sunday when Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant and four others, including his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, tragically were killed in a helicopter crash. Bryant’s influence was felt well beyond basketball, and that included the MMA world. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion with the Lakers, attended multiple UFC events and was a partner with UFC sponsor BodyArmor. His death rippled through the MMA community, as seen in the...

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Bellator 238 took place Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., where Cris Cyborg made history. In defeating Julia Budd by fourth-round TKO in the night’s main event, Cyborg became the first fighter to win major championships in four separate promotions – Strikeforce, Invicta FC, the UFC, and now Bellator. The event also included Darrion Caldwell moving on to the featherweight grand prix quarterfinals with a submission win over previously undefeated Adam Borics. As is...

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The first Bellator event of the year unfolded Saturday with Bellator 238, which went down at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., with a main card that streamed on DAZN following prelims on MMA Junkie. In the main event, Cris Cyborg (22-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) enhanced her legacy with another championship belt when she scored a fourth-round TKO of Julia Budd (13-3 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) to claim the women’s featherweight belt. The card also featured a...

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Sergio Pettis might be considered a veteran at this point, but he’s still experiencing new things in his MMA career. The 26-year-old Milwaukee native, who’s been fighting professionally for close to a decade, made his Bellator debut on Saturday night after leaving the UFC late last year. Pettis (19-5 MMA, 1-0 Bellator) scored a technical submission win over Alfred Khashakyan on the main card of Bellator 238 at The Forum. Despite having many...