Austin Batra DQed for berserk post KO late shot vs. Perry Hayer at Battlefield Fight League in Coquitlam, BC
Patricky Freire makes case for title shot over Michael Chandler following Bellator 205 KO
Lightweight Patricky Freire set a new promotion record for finishes via strikes with a KO win over Roger Huerta at Bellator 205 on Friday. Now he wants a shot at division champion Brent Primus. “I’m going to take your belt, and take your head,” he promised. ... "I wait to beat the champion and take my belt. He’s the best because he is the champion. I am ready. I’m the No. 1 contender."
Evan Dunham retires at age 36
UFC lightweight Evan Dunham retired following a TKO (knee to body) loss to Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 137 in Sao Paulo on Saturday night. He leaves the sport with a record of 18-8-1, 10-8-1 in the UFC, where he won four Fight of the Night bonuses, and an additional performance bonus. Career wins include Tyson Griffin, Gleison Tibau, and Joe Rogan. “I already knew what I was going to do, going into this fight win, lose or draw,” he said post-fight. “My last three losses have come by body shot knockout. I have a responsibility to myself and the fighters coming up behind me to know when you’re body is telling you to quit. It’s time to quit, time to hang it up.I’m very happy with my career and wouldn’t change a single thing. ... I’m not coming back. I’m happy. I’ve got plans. I’ve got things already set up and going that I want to do….I have no intentions of coming back at all. I’m ready to move on.” H/T Sherdog
UFC Fight Night 137 performance bonus winners
UFC Fight 137 in Sao Paulo, Brazil saw four $50,000 performance bonuses awarded: Fight of the Night: Thiago Santos vs. Eryk Anders, Performance of the Night: Charles Oliveira, Performance of the Night: Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
Eryk Anders had fun at the office Saturday night
Now Russian citizen Jeff Monson likes Khabib over Conor
Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Jeff Monson recently received Russian citizenship and offered TASS a fight prediction for UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. former champ Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on October 6. "Khabib will be destroying Conor during all five rounds of the fight. I do not think he wants to finish the fight quickly, he will exhaust the opponent, and then he will decide how to win."
Robin Black breaks down Young Khabib vs. Bear
McGregor praises Poirier, Diaz
Conor McGregor fights UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 on October 6. With a win, the first challenger may be the winner of Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz at UFC 230 on November 3. “I think it’s gonna be a great fight," said McGregor Two amazing fighters,” said McGregor at the recent press conference. “Nate Diaz as tough as they come. Dustin Poirier took that loss on the chin and came back and has showcased a good mental strength and has had some great, phenomenal fights and wins inside the Octagon."