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Postby Canuckster » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:05 pm

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Postby Edge Guerrero » Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:35 pm

King Mo vs. Liam McGeary re-booked for Bellator 211 in Hawaii


By Nick Baldwin @NickBaldwinMMA Sep 18, 2018

An important light heavyweight bout has been added to Bellator’s first trip to Hawaii.

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Muhammed Lawal will meet former promotional champion Liam McGeary at the event, Bellator president Scott Coker announced Monday on Twitter.

Lawal and McGeary were expected to square off at Bellator 185 last October, but “King Mo” was forced out of the bout due to an injury.

Lawal is coming off a 15-second knockout loss to current 205-pound champ Ryan Bader in the opening round of Bellator’s ongoing heavyweight grand prix. Before that, the former Rizin FF heavyweight grand prix champion hadn’t fought since March 2017, when he beat Quinton Jackson in a rematch.

Most recently, McGeary fell to rising contender Vadim Nemkov via third-round TKO at Bellator 194 earlier this year. Riding a two-fight skid, the Brit hasn’t won since a February 2017 doctor’s stoppage TKO of Brett McDermott. McGeary is 1-3 in his last four outings.

Bellator 211 takes place Dec. 15 at Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. In the main event, women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane defends her belt against UFC veteran Valerie Letourneau. Also on the card, former UFC champ Lyoto Machida makes his Bellator debut against former middleweight titleholder Rafael Carvalho.

Source: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/9/18/17872128/king-mo-vs-liam-mcgeary-announced-bellator-211-hawaii-light-heavyweight-mma-news
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Postby Edge Guerrero » Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:08 pm

UFC Sao Paulo’s Renan Barao stills dreams about reclaiming belt: ‘My time will come again’

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao hasn’t given up on his dream of winning the belt again.

By Lucas Rezende @rezenluc Sep 19, 2018

Former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao hasn’t given up on his dreams just yet. Although the 31-year-old has seen better days in his UFC, with just one win in his last five outings, the current bad phase didn’t stop the Brazilian from thinking about becoming a champion once again.

In fact, as Barao makes the final preparations for his bout against Andre Ewell at UFC Sao Paulo, he tells Combate he completely changed himself as a fighter and will be a new athlete when steps into the Octagon on Saturday night.

“Surely I still think about the title,” Barao said. “Every fighter’s dream is to fight for the belt. I’m still young, I’m sure my time will come again. I was focusing on something that held me back during the fight, something I didn’t use to do I tried to change, but it ended up being bad for me. So we took a step back, we tried to improve.”

“I think I’m going to be a completely different Renan Barao. I always had a good head on my shoulders. What happened was that I just wasn’t getting lucky in my fights. I was harming myself in the nutrition aspect, but I always had a good head. I always came to fight, my goal was to always get a knockout or submission, that never changed.”

UFC Fight Night 137 takes place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 22, with the main card on FS1. The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Thiago Santos and Eryk Anders.

Source: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/9/19/17879508/ufc-sao-paulo-renan-barao-dreams-reclaiming-belt-title-mma-news
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Postby Edge Guerrero » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:04 pm

Thiago Santos ‘felt really well’ at 205 lbs, wants Jimi Manuwa fight in December

UFC Sao Paulo’s Thiago Santos talks about his successful light heavyweight debut vs. Eryk Anders.

By Mookie Alexander @mookiealexander



Thiago Santos’ first foray into the UFC light heavyweight division was a successful one, as he took Fight of the Night honors on his way to a third-round TKO finish of fellow middleweight veteran Eryk Anders. While Anders plans to move back to middleweight, Santos assessed how his body felt at 205 and how it particularly affected his cardio and punch resistance.

“Anders is not a light heavyweight,” Santos said at the UFC Sao Paulo post-fight press conference (via MMA Fighting). “[This fight] was more for me to feel what it’s like to make 205 pounds. I felt really well. I got tired but it’s normal to get tired in a fight so intense like that. I felt well and conscious of what was happening. I felt power in my punches but I was a little bit slower. So I’ll sit down with my coaches and see what’s going to be done.”

“Even though my punches are heavier, I feel I was more resistant,” said Santos. “I took some hard punches and I didn’t feel them. At middleweight, due to the weight cut, and not being able to recover 100 percent, I am a little bit fragile. At middleweight, I was knocked out by [David Branch], who isn’t a knockout artist. He landed a punch and I was really upset by that.”

“Today, [Anders] landed a cross, he landed some heavy blows and I didn’t feel it. So that’s good, too. So not only are my punches stronger, but I’m more resistant. So there’s a lot at play. We have to see the good and the bad and see which pass we’re going to take.”

Santos was originally scheduled to face Jimi Manuwa on Saturday night, but Manuwa withdrew due to injury and was replaced by Anders. While Santos hasn’t fully committed to a permanent move up to LHW, he does want to at least get that Manuwa fight rescheduled.

“I hope that [Manuwa] recovers well,” said Santos. “I hope to meet with him in December so we can fulfill the contract that we signed.

“I want to fight at 205 against a guy that’s bigger than me like Manuwa so I can feel the pressure from a heavier guy. To see if I get punched by that guy and I change my mind and go back to 185 or step up. So, we’ll see.”

“Marreta” has won six of his last seven fights, with only current middleweight c ontender David Branch able to defeat him since the start of 2017.



Source: https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2018/9/23/17893098/thiago-santos-felt-really-well-205-lbs-jimi-manuwa-fight-december-ufc-news
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