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Neiman Gracie vs. Jason Jackson booked for Bellator 255

Welterweight contenders Neiman Gracie and Jason Jackson have their first fight of 2021 booked. Bellator officials announced Friday that Gracie (10-1) and Jackson (13-4) will face off at Bellator 255 on April 2 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The matchup was first reported by MMA Junkie. This bout will be part of Bellator’s […]

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Dustin Poirier open to eventual move to 170 to face Nate Diaz: ‘He’s a guy I’ve always wanted to fight’

Dustin Poirier isn’t giving up on a future fight with Nate Diaz. The two were once scheduled to meet at UFC 230 on Nov. 3, 2018, a lightweight bout that was expected to serve as the co-main event of a major pay-per-view card at Madison Square Garden. Poirier eventually withdrew from the bout due to […]

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Usman Nurmagomedov to debut against Mike Hamel at Bellator 255

Blue-chip prospect Usman Nurmagomedov is set to make his Bellator debut. Bellator President Scott Coker announced Thursday that Nurmagomedov—the cousin of UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov—will make his first appearance for the promotion when he fights Mike Hamel in a lightweight bout at Bellator 255 on April 2. The bout will be part of Bellator’s premiere […]

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Cortney Casey vs. J.J. Aldrich set for UFC Vegas 21

A flyweight matchup between Cortney Casey and J.J. Aldrich has been added to the UFC Vegas 21 lineup. The bout appears on the TV listings for the upcoming event—which is set to take place March 13 at the UFC APEX—and MMA Fighting confirmed the booking with sources close to the situation. Casey is set to […]

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Patchy Mix vs. James Gallagher in the works for Bellator 258

A pivotal bantamweight matchup is in the works for Bellator’s spring schedule. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that a bout between Patchy Mix and James Gallagher is being targeted for Bellator 258. The event is scheduled to take place May 7 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. […]

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Zhang Weili vs. Rose Namajunas title fight targeted for UFC 261

The UFC is targeting a strawweight title fight in April. MMA Fighting has confirmed with sources close to the situation that a 115-pound championship matchup between Zhang Weili and Rose Namajunas is in the works for UFC 261. The event is scheduled to take place April 24 in a venue and location yet to be […]

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Impa Kasanganay vs. Sasha Palatnikov added to UFC’s April 10 lineup

Impa Kasanganay is set to return for the first time since his highlight-reel knockout loss to Joaquin Buckley in October. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Kasanganay will face Sasha Palatnikov in a middleweight bout at the UFC’s event on April 10, which has not had a location […]