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In light of the growing coronavirus pandemic in the United States, Bellator MMA made the wise move to call off Bellator 241: “Pitbull vs. Carvalho” on March 13, 2020 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The fighters had already weighed in and it seemed at first like the show would go on in an empty arena, but it was ultimately too big of a health risk to take. Continuing that assessment of risk vs....

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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Non-Coronavirus MMA news has been scarce in the previous week or two, as the pandemic quickly shuts down the entire world. Despite Dana White’s fabled relentlessness, good news has been even harder to find — all that’s left is cancellations and new obstacles to the few bouts still booked. Tonight, we have an exception, as Combate reports that former Rizin Bantamweight champion Manel Kape (15-4) has signed a multi-fight deal with...

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Michael Fiedel is deputy editor of TheBodyLockMMA.com and a staff contributor for Flo Combat. I recently sat down with Fiedel via Skype to discuss the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and how the pandemic has changed the landscape of MMA as we know it. I started by asking Fiedel how the coronavirus has impacted his work as journalist. “From a MMA perspective it’s freed me up to be able to write a lot, which normally would...

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After Jon Jones was arrested again last week for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), having an open container and negligent use of a firearm (details), many in the mixed martial arts (MMA) community came out to criticize “Bones” for once again getting on the wrong side of the law. Others, however, came out to support “Bones” in his darkest hour. Now, one of Jon’s biggest rivals and critics over the years is speaking out on his...

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It’s looking less and less likely that Khabib Nurmagomedov will be able to make his lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson, which is penned for April 18, 2020 at a location that is still to-be-determined. That’s because “The Eagle” is currently grounded in Russia due to the country’s lockdown regulations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But you can still get your Khabib fix in as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has reached deep into...

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Current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is still trying to find a way out of Russia to make his scheduled title defense against Tony Ferguson, which is set to go down at UFC 249 on April 18, 2020. Where, exactly? No one knows. But if “The Eagle” can’t take flight and leave his home country, the show will go on, as UFC President Dana White says the wheels must keep rolling with...