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Title eliminator between Erik Perez and John Castaneda headlines Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA
Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA on Oct. 13 in Tucson, Arizona will be headlined by former UFC standout Erik “Goyito” Perez vs. Mankato, Minnesota's John "Sexi Mexi" Castaneda, runner-up of the inaugural Copa Combate, eight-man, one-night tournament. Perez was on a three-fight win streak in the UFC, when he decided to move to Combate, and increased his streak to four with a win over David Fuentes at Combate Americas - Combate Estrellas 2. Castaneda is on a two-fight losing streak, but at the very top of the division. He has a split decision loss to current champion Jose Alday at Combate Estrellas I, and before that came second of eight in the one night tournament. H/T MMA Fighting
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Johny Hendricks vs. Brennan Ward in bare-knuckle boxing
WBKFF (World Bare Knuckle Fighting Federation) 1: ‘Rise of the Titans’ will be headlined by former UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks vs. former Bellator MMA star Brennan Ward.Chris Leben vs. Phil Baroni and Shawne Merriman vs. Mike Bourke will round out the top of the card. Bellator's Brennan retired from MMA following injuries. Henricks retired after it became clear would not rise again to the level of world champion. WBKFF 1 will be held on November 9th, 2018, and will stream on PPV and FITE TV. Featuring Johny Hendricks vs. Brennan Ward, $100,000 Lightweight tournament and much more. H/T FightBookMMA
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Belal Muhammad out vs. Elizeu Zaleski at UFC Fight Night 137
Welterweight Belal Muhammad has suffered an undisclosed injury and is out vs. Elizeu Zaleski at UFC Fight Night 137 on September 22, 2018 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, will now fight newcomer Luigi Vendramini, a badass who took the fight on less than one week’s notice. H/T Combate
King Mo to face ex-champ McGeary at Bellator's Hawaii debut
Tonight Bellator MMA President announced that Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal will face ex-lightheavyweight champion Liam McGeary at the promotion's debut event in Hawaii on December 15th. A match up between the two was made in 2017, but never happened with Lawal was forced to withdraw.
Woodley: UFC failed to help me capture the barbershop market
UFC welterweight champion Woodley has more title defenses than any other champ in the UFC, hasn’t lost in four years, finished his opponent in six of nine Octagon wins, has his own Hollywood Beatdown show on TMZ Sports, has or has scheduled nine film roles, just released a single with Wiz Khalifa, and is underutilized by the league. “This sport is trying to be parallel with NFL, MLB, and all these other sports, you wanna be taken seriously,” said Woodley during a recent appearance on Sway's Universe. “You got people who wanna f*** with the sport, but they think MMA is a whole bunch of crazy white people beating each other’s ass with a sprinkle of a few brothers. But it’s my job to get the people from the barbershop, to bring over the Mayweather fans, and I think as an organization we failed to get me to grab that market." H/T MMA Mania