ONE Championship: Dangal results: Arjan Bhullar stops Brandon Vera to win title
by MMA Junkie Staff on May 15, 2021 at 8:35 pm
Arjan Bhullar became the first fighter of Indian descent to win a major MMA title at ONE Championship: Dangal.
Arjan Bhullar def. Brandon Vera at ONE Championship: Dangal – Best photos
by MMA Junkie Staff on May 15, 2021 at 7:57 pm
Check out these photos highlighting Arjan Bhullar's second-round TKO win over Brandon Vera to claim the heavyweight title at ONE Championship: Dangal.
Dana White says 'Dana White privilege' isn't a real thing: Some UFC fighters 'paranoid like that'
by Simon Samano on May 15, 2021 at 6:46 pm
Did Tony Ferguson have a point when he used the one-liner against Michael Chandler at the UFC 262 pre-fight press conference?
Dana White blocked Georges St-Pierre from boxing Oscar De La Hoya; Triller boss upset
by Simon Samano on May 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Georges St-Pierre and Oscar De La Hoya were in negotiations for a fight until UFC president Dana White vetoed it.
Fight Night Hungary: WKN and Rising Stars titles up for grabs in Budapest
by Parviz Iskenderov on May 15, 2021 at 11:15 am
Two WKN titles will be up for grabs at Barba Negra in Budapest on June 26, where Gyorgy Rehak presents the next edition of “Fight Night Hungary”. The event features a series of kickboxing and Muay Thai bouts with the leading Hungarian fighters participating. Mark Rehak faces off his country-fellow Mark Lakatos for WKN Hungarian The post Fight Night Hungary: WKN and Rising Stars titles up for grabs in Budapest appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Mirel Dragan to challenge for WKN European title at Biea Promotion in Romania
by Parviz Iskenderov on May 15, 2021 at 9:53 am
The World Kickboxing Network announced its return to Romania scheduled for July 15. The event presented by Biea Promotion is set to feature Mirel Dragan (22-1, 5 KOs kickboxing, 2-2-1 MMA) battling it out for a vacant WKN European super middleweight title. Over the course of his career as a kickboxer Mirel Dragan defeated Vanja The post Mirel Dragan to challenge for WKN European title at Biea Promotion in Romania appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Tyjani Beztati vs Elvis Gashi for vacant lightweight title joins GLORY 78 fight card
by Parviz Iskenderov on May 15, 2021 at 9:02 am
Kickboxing event GLORY 78: Badr vs Wrzosek received its first title bout. The contest features Tyjani Beztati and Elvis Gashi battling it out for a vacant lightweight belt in the co-headliner of the show on Saturday, July 17. The fight card airs live on pay-per-view from Rotterdam Ahoy in Rotterdam, Holland. The lightweight title was The post Tyjani Beztati vs Elvis Gashi for vacant lightweight title joins GLORY 78 fight card appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
Nery vs Figueroa results, live updates, how to watch, start time, main event, undercard
by Newswire on May 15, 2021 at 8:12 am
Luis Nery and Brandon Figueroa square off at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, CA on Saturday, May 15, which makes it Sunday, May 16 in Australia. The contest features the reigning WBC super bantamweight champion up against the current WBA ‘Regular’ 122-pound titleholder in the scheduled for twelve rounds world championship bout. In the The post Nery vs Figueroa results, live updates, how to watch, start time, main event, undercard appeared first on FIGHTMAG.
For UFC 262 only, post-fight bonuses will be worth $75,000
by Mookie Alexander on May 15, 2021 at 9:00 pm
Tony Ferguson wanted bonuses increased and that’s what will happen at UFC 262. | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty ImagesTony Ferguson asked and he shall receive... if he puts on a bonus-worthy effort at UFC 262. One of the most prolific bonus winners on the UFC roster is getting what he asked for. At Thursday’s UFC 262 press conference, lightweight contender Tony Ferguson had a special request for UFC president Dana White: Make the post-fight bonuses larger. “I’m gonna ask you, Dana,” Ferguson said, “Since we’re here like last time, can we get a bigger bonus this time? Can we go out there and get a f--king bigger fight? Can we get it? Can you dig it? Let’s get it.” White didn’t respond at the presser but on Friday it was revealed by ESPN’s Marc Raimondi that just for tonight’s show, winning a bonus will net you $75,000 instead of $50,000, which became standardized back in 2014. Instead of $200,000 in total bonus money up for grabs between Fight of the Night and Performance of the Night, it’ll be $300,000. Ferguson has won post-fight bonuses in eight of his last ten fights, including a double dip when he got FOTN and POTN for his submission victory over Edson Barboza back in 2015. You can expect fireworks between him and Beneil Dariush and even if you don’t back Ferguson to win, he may end up receiving an extra $75,000 anyway given their respective styles. UFC 262 takes place at the Toyota Center in Houston. A vacant lightweight title bout between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler will serve as the main event. This show has already broken the UFC’s gate record at that venue, topping the $4 million mark.
‘I can smash you easy’: Chimaev gets into hilarious Instagram Live exchange with Till
by Lewis Mckeever on May 15, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Darren Till reacts following his unanimous decision loss to Robert Whittaker at UFC on ESPN 14. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty ImagesDarren Till and Khamzat Chimaev get into a hilarious back-and-forth on Instagram Live. Darren Till seems to be friends with just about everyone on the UFC roster. The UFC middleweight recently got into a hilarious Instagram Live exchange with undefeated welterweight and middleweight prospect Khamzat Chimaev, with the latter flashing what appears to be a switchblade knife during the call. "I can smash you easy!"@DarrenTill2 and @KChimaev discuss a potential future fight on Instagram pic.twitter.com/e1EzhsJiXl— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 14, 2021 “Say it to me where you want, I will fight brother. We’ll fight. Bullsh*t guys talk too much but we’ll have to show real fight, brother” Chimaev said. “Oh yeah, I’ll fight you. Of course, you know I will. But you know I beat you right? You know I beat you easy. You know this. You know this,” Till said. “Cage going to show it, brother. If you want to fight with me always welcome, but I think I can smash you easy, brother,” Chimaev said. “You think you can smash me easy?” Till said. “Of course, brother,” Chimaev responded. “You’re too slow. Too slow,” Till joked. (Transcript via BJPenn.com). Chimaev is expected to return to the Octagon to face top-ten welterweight Neil Magny this summer, but the Russian-born fighter also wants to compete at middleweight in November. I’m fighting in August 170 lb September 185 lb November 170 lb December 185 lb be ready إن شاء الله. @danawhite @Mickmaynard2 @seanshelby— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) May 9, 2021 As for Till, ‘The Gorilla’ will headline the upcoming UFC Fight Night card on Aug. 14 opposite top-five middleweight Derek Brunson. No venue or location has been announced as of yet.
UFC 262 Embedded, part 6 - ‘He’s a soldier’
by Tim Burke on May 15, 2021 at 6:33 pm
Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLCCheck out the sixth and final episode of Embedded for UFC 262. UFC 262 is almost here, and as usual, Embedded is here as well. The show that gives you an inside look at the marquee contestants on PPVs has issued the sixth episode for this weekend’s big show in Texas, and it serves as a brief introduction to the fighters at the top of the card. We start with Beneil Dariush, who is cutting weight. Bath, sauna, bath, sauna. They move right to the official weigh-ins. First fighter to the scale is Charles Oliveira. 155. Next up is Michael Chandler. 155 as well. Tony Ferguson is up. 156. Dariush now. He needs the halo, and he’s 156.5. He is allotted an hour to lose the final half-pound. He comes back, and makes it. He said he just had to break a sweat again after a quick bath and he was good to go. Chandler’s dad is there. They goof around. His dad is wearing UFC gear. Oliveira said he made weight the day before, which he likes to do. He sits down with Jacare Souza, who says that Oliveira always wins when they fight on the same card. Ceremonial weigh-ins now. Chuck Liddell is there to greet Tony Ferguson, and says that he’s a good dude and they’ve known each other a long time. Dariush and El Cucuy do their thing, and face off respectably. Chandler and Oliveira’s staredown is respectful but intense as hell.
UFC 262 final odds: Chandler vs. Oliveira unlikely to go the distance
by Eddie Mercado on May 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira is heavily favored to see a finish | Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLCCheck out the betting odds for tonight’s UFC 262 event, where Michael Chandler vs. Charles Oliveira is expected to produce a finish, as well as a new lightweight champion. It’s time to crown a new lightweight champion as UFC 262 is happening tonight (May 15th) from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The headliner should produce a new 155-pound champion after the #3 ranked, Charles Oliveira, throws down with former Bellator king, Michael Chandler. Bloody Elbow is here with the betting odds for this vacant title fight, and with the moneylines for the rest of the card’s roster. The odds have favored Oliveira over Chandler every step of the way here. This line hasn’t moved much, and “Do Bronx” can be found around the -125 mark. That means a $100 bet on Charles could potentially see a total payout of $180.00. As for “Iron” Mike, he is still available at a small underdog value of about +115, with a winning wager on Chandler seeing a $215 return altogether. The most popular over/under for this matchup has been set at 2.5 rounds. Gamblers can lay the price on ‘Under 2½ rounds’ at a cost of -175, or take the price on ‘Over 2½ rounds’ for a value of +160. Considering how lethal these fighters can be, especially Oliveira, it’s not a big surprise to see the bookies banking on this one ending early. The prop bet ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is holding a sizable favored line of -485, with a +350 comeback on the “Fight goes to decision’ option. You have the almost indestructible Tony Ferguson in his last fight, but other than that Oliveira hasn’t seen another scorecard since 2014 — which was a streak of 14 fights in a row that ended early. That’s wild! Charles is actually tied for first place in the UFC record books for most finishes in company history, and stopping Chandler would give him the lead at 17. That’s wild! Oh, and Michael Chandler has been involved in four straight first-round knockouts. That’s wild! It seems like it would almost take a miracle for these two to last the whole 25-minutes locked inside of a cage with one another. Naturally, Oliveira is the fighter deemed most likely to come up with a finish. The prop bet ‘Oliveira wins inside distance’ is barley holding on to a plus line of +105, while ‘Chandler wins inside distance’ can be scooped up at more lucrative line of +165. Check out the UFC 262 betting odds, courtesy of BestFightOdds.com: For an in-depth breakdown of each UFC 26 tussle, check out The MMA Vivisection with Bloody Elbow’s own Zane Simon and Connor Ruebusch. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date with all of our live video content. Stay glued to Bloody Elbow for all of your event coverage including play-by-play, results, highlights, and more! Happy hunting! *Do you or someone you know have a gambling addiction? Get help by contacting The National Council on Problem Gambling at 1-800-522-4700.
Kolton Englund Battled Through Adversity To Fight Again
by By Walker Van Wey on May 14, 2021 at 2:52 pm
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Charles Bennett Is As Real As They Come
by By Walker Van Wey on May 14, 2021 at 2:31 pm
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Official Scorecards | UFC 262: Oliveira vs Chandler
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UFC 262: Oliveira vs Chandler Results
by By Thomas Gerbasi, on Twitter @tgerbasi on May 14, 2021 at 1:53 pm
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