Right leg hospital left leg unanimous decision
18 unanswered hammer fists wins it for Valerie Loureda
Kemran Lachinov knee bar victory
Tyrell Fortune favors the brutal KO
Nekruz Mirkhojaev attempts to unscrew opponent's head with mixed results
Bruce Buffer 23rd UFC anniversary
ONE boss with epically honest message
Chatri Sityodtong: "After throwing almost 100 world-class, large scale events for global broadcast (and approximately a thousand fights) since 2011, I admit that I was disappointed with ONE Championship last night. Without a doubt, ONE: Clash of Legends was the most boring event in our history. One of the main exciting attractions for our fans is that our athletes always come to finish fights, and it shows in our numbers with the world's highest finish rate (70%+ of our fights end in KO or submission) of any major global organization. Unfortunately, only a handful of athletes showed up last night to my level of expectations, and we had almost no finishes. No one is to blame though. These things can happen in life. Sometimes, even with the best training camps with the best intentions, athletes don't show their best on a given night. Nevertheless, I am full of gratitude and appreciation to all of our athletes for giving 100% last night even if they were unable to showcase their true greatness. I know that our athletes are not proud of their performances either, but I also know that they will come back stronger and better than ever. The most important thing is that our athletes, our team, and I will never rest on mediocrity. We strive always to be the best in the world in everything we do. We are ONE. As the leader of ONE Championship, I would like to express my sincere apologies to our fans around the world for our boring show last night." h/t FB
Big Country: Cro Cop loss is inevitable
Cro Cop is on a 9-fight win streak, while Roy Nelson is 3-6 his last, but against a higher level of competition, and Nelson, who won the first fight in 2011, expressed complete confidence about tonight's fight at Bellator 216: “We were supposed to do this back in May, so I’m just excited just to be able to fight, to be on the same stage as Cro Cop. ... When you’ve got that much momentum going forward, especially being the Rizin Grand Prix champion, as a fighter you always take all the pluses and keep on compounding, compounding. But eventually, it’s the Heavyweight division — you do lose! He’s on a four-year win streak, and won the grand prix in Rizin, and the way I look at is once I beat him then I’ll be the Rizin champion plus on my way to the Bellator championship.” h/t MMA Fighting • Watch
Jones to Velasquez: Move to heavyweight in 'inevitable'
Max Holloway tweets to the beat of a different drummer
Brutal, but unintentional groin kick ends Bellator 215 main event in just 0:15 seconds
Two changes to Combate Americas: Mexico vs. USA on 2/22
Evan Solorio of Spokane, Washington is out and Ivan “Choko” Castillo is in vs Daniel “D-Rod” Rodriguez. And Jimmy “Funky Cold” Medina is out and Fresno's Albert “Big Al” Gonzales is in vs. AKA team member “Shuga” Shane Keefe of San Jose, California. The event will be headlined by a previously announced, catchweight (150) showdown between Pablo “El Gallo Negro” Sabori of San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mex. and Urijah Faber-protege Anthony “The Shark” Avila of Sacramento, California.
Douma holds on through vicious slam to win by triangle at Bellator MMA 215
Dorks ask does Francis Ngannou have a fighter mentality?
“Mentality is what brought me here. If I did not have that mentality, I could not have gone through what I went through. I was born and raised in Africa in a very poor family but I just have this mentality that I can’t give up. I’ve been through hell to be here today, so it’s all about fighting mentality. I have the ability to overcome that because I’ve been through worse than that, believe me when I say that.” h/t MMA Mania • Watch
Cowboy: Jackson Wink dead to me
Late last year longtime Greg Jackson protege Donald Cerrone left the Jackson-Wink camp, after Mike Winkeljohn decided to train gym newcomer Mike Perry to fight 'Cowboy' at UFC Fight Night 139. Cowboy is not going back: “Hell no. You burn a bridge with me, you’re dead my friend. ... I just don’t understand why people don’t invest more in themselves,” Cerrone said. “Every time I got money I would just keep building and building and building and building this compound because it’s all about me. It’s very selfish in this sport. I think it’s a good idea. I just walk out of my bed, go to my backyard and train. I fly all my coaches in, $#!@ it works for me. I got a [fridge] full of Budweiser and a house full of coaches. That’s what we do.” h/t MMA News
CroCop responds to fan horse meat speculation
A two-year-old image of CroCop inspired fan and foe speculation about PED usage, but Filipovic was subject to random anti-doping tests, and was not impressed with the comments: “You know how people are, so many stupid comments. This, that ... I’m a very dedicated man. I spent five, six hours rehabilitation process every day. I managed to recover. After six, seven weeks I start to jog again. I had a fight also. Leg wasn’t recovered enough. But anyway I accepted the fight. I am recovered now.” h/t MMA Mania • Watch