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Bellator 116 Recap

Monday 14th April 2014

This past Friday, Bellator took to the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California for Bellator 116. Featuring the semi-finals of the Season 10 Heavyweight tournament, as well as a Heavyweight special attraction, AddictedMMA correspondent Michelle Luce was on hand for the action, and gives us her main card recap: Blagoi Ivanov (10-0) vs Lavar Johnson (18-8) Ivanov's inspirational story c...

Tony Hervey: "Im A Bad Mother Fu$%#&"

Sunday 30th March 2014

While some fans may not know the name Tony "Lionheart" Hervey, he is definitely not a new comer to the sport. Competing as a professional since 2007, Hervey may not have achieved the success in the cage fans usually equate to greatness, but one thing can't be denied about Hervey: When he enters the cage, he is looking to dominate you. Competing for promotions such as Vale Tudo, Bellator, KOTC an...

Worth A Closer Look - April

Sunday 30th March 2014

April is a packed month of MMA action. The UFC is throwing four cards at us featuring some fantastic bouts, and Bellator is also providing it's fair share of top notch violence. As always I take a look at the month ahead and pick out some of the fighters who deserve a little extra focus. This month sees the return of a genuine legend, a female in desperate need of a win, one of the most con...

Shock N Awe 16: Boogeymans Fight Card Preview

Saturday 29th March 2014

Oh deary, deary, deary me, its Shock N Awe fight week again and this Saturday night it's all going to go off on arguably Shock N Awe's strongest card to date. It's the promotion that keeps giving, but most importantly keeps growing, and with the bouts lined up for this weekend it's set to be another full night of top drawer south coast action. So with 19 intriguing bouts lined up I am going to hi...

Examining The "Chris Weidman Effect"

Thursday 27th March 2014

Following last weekend's UFC Fight Night 38 card, which feature the rematch between Dan Henderson and "Shogun" Rua, UFC had been treated to 10 events since the beginning of 2014. Starting January 4 with UFC Fight Night 34 and ending with Fight Night 38 on March 23, fans have had mixed feeling about the overall product as of late. Some cards produced what was expected, some fell sort, and other ex...

UFC Fight Night 38: Will We Finally See A British Winner In Brazil?

Thursday 20th March 2014

By Nasir Jabbar Unless your name is Nik Lentz or Phil Davis, fighting in Brazil can be quite the uphill struggle, especially if you are British. UFC 134 was the first event there under the Zuffa banner, since then seven British fighters have fought in Brazil and not a single one has come out victorious. It could be the "Uh, vai morrer" chants or not properly acclimatising to the Bra...

Started at the Bottom now We're Here : Robert The Hammer Whiteford

Monday 17th March 2014

Words by Craig Devlin. You've heard the Drake song from the title haven't you? Well if you haven't it's awful but massively popular and it's about master Drakes journey from the bottom to the top and how, when he got there he brought his whole crew with him. I'm sure you're all wondering what the heck this has to do with mixed martial arts and a guy from West...

The UFCs' Welterweight Conundrum Version 2.0

When Johny Hendricks took to the Ocatgon at UFC 171 this past weekend to square off against Robbie Lawler, more than just the vacant UFC Welterweight crown was at stake for both men. Obviously, Hendricks emerged victorious in a matchup some have pegged as perhaps the greatest ever in the division. With a total of 769 strikes attempted, 628 significant, and 348 strikes landed, 308 significant, bot...

I'll Take This One, Joe - Post UFC 171 Matchmaking

Sunday 16th March 2014

UFC 171 featured some amazing action, heartbreaking injuries, razor thin decisions and slick submissions. Following the event there has been plenty of fan talk about who should face who, with fighters also calling for new opponents and title shots. As always following a pay-per-view event, I take a look at the card, push UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to one side, and choose some possible next bouts f...

Bellator 112 Recap

Sunday 16th March 2014

Bellator 112 took place this past Friday in Hammond, Indiana with an action packed card live from The Venue at Horseshoe Casino. With a Featherweight title match headlining the evening, as well as the opening round of the Season 10 Bellator Welterweight Tournament, MMA fans were treated to a highly exciting evening of MMA action. AddictedMMA correspondent Rob Arnett was cage side for the action, ...

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