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If you know one thing about Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White, it’s that he can change his mind at the drop of a hat, and a fight he wasn’t feeling before can be a reality 15 minutes later. After saying he wasn’t too interested in booking Israel Adesanya’s first Middleweight title defense againstformer two-time title contender, Yoel Romero, White has seemingly changed his tune. Speaking to Kevin Iole, Dana has had a change...

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Last week, the BMF title had a lackluster finish and now Nate has gone full Nate. Let’s talk about that plus, what should be next for Kelvin Gastelum and Darren Till. Is the fight being stopped the best thing that could happen to Diaz? There is still a “what if” instead of a clear loss… — Charles (@chjobin) November 7, 2019 Well, aside from Nate improbably making a miracle comeback and winning, yes the cut...

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Earlier this month, the biggest fight of the year took place, and it wasn’t even for a legitimate UFC title. At UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal took on Nate Diaz for the one-off promotional BMF title – the brainchild of Diaz – at Madison Square Garden and such was the cultural magnitude of the fight that the biggest movie star in the world, former WWE champion Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was brought in to coronate the...

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Gilbert Melendez is no longer a member of the UFC roster. Melendez (22-8 MMA, 1-6 UFC) was released from the promotion following five straight losses. The 37-year-old Melendez confirmed his release with ESPN on Monday night after an initial report by MMA Fighting. A former Strikeforce lightweight champion, Melendez ran through most of his opposition in the well-regarded promotion. Melendez’s key wins in Strikeforce include Jorge Masvidal, Josh Thomson (twice), Shinya Aoki, and Tatsuya Kawajiri....

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THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Arlene Blencowe thinks she’s positioned herself as the No. 1 contender after this past Friday. She defeated Leslie Smith by unanimous decision at Bellator 233, outpointing her on the strength of her jab en route to a 30-27 sweep on the judges’ scorecards. Blencowe (13-7 MMA, 6-3 BMMA) was narrowly edged out by current 145-pound champion Julia Budd nearly two years ago at Bellator 189 for the women’s featherweight title. It was...

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At UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal was crowned the first-ever “BMF” champion after defeating Nate Diaz via doctor’s stoppage following three rounds of action inside Madison Square Garden in New York City (see the highlights here). And while “Gamebred” has been enjoying the fruits of his labor and the extras that come with winning the $50,000 piece of hardware — such as hanging with “The Rock” and possible shot at the 170-pound strap — there is...