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Bellator 256’s Liz Carmouche Ready for Title Shot After Porto Win

When Liz Carmouche arrived in Bellator last year, cut unceremoniously after a title fight loss in the UFC, the thought process was that she would quickly land a title fight. The fact that friend and training partner Ilima-Lei Macfarlane...
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Jaylon Bates Predicted Bellator 256 Finish in Journal Entry

Jaylon Bates earned his first finish as a pro at Bellator 256. And rest assured, he had not been expecting a submission. Let alone a one-arm guillotine. He did foresee finishing early on Friday, however. "I was planning more for...
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Following Bellator 256, Nainoa Dung Thanks Promotion “for Taking a Chance on a Kid...

Hawaii's Nainoa Dung is back in the win column following Bellator 256. Dung was on a two-fight skid heading into the event, and at only 22 years of age, many had forgotten the promise the Hawaiian had shown early...
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Bellator 256: Jornel Lugo Thought Bellator Didn’t Even Know Who He Was

"A-1" Jornel Lugo took a while to be signed by Bellator. But now under a multi-fight deal, and ranked #10 in the division (probably even higher now after beating #8 Cass Bell), Lugo is riding on cloud 9. Following...
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Bellator 256: John Douma Hopes Bellator Wants Him to Stick Around

New England's John Douma was victorious in split decision fashion against Will Smith in the opening bout of Bellator 256. It was Douma's first fight since 2019, in which the 24-year old collected his fifth professional victory. Despite that,...
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Bellator 256: Cody Law Says First Decision is Just “Part of the Process”

Cody Law remained undefeated at Bellator 256, with his first ever decision victory. Despite going the distance, something he previously said he never wanted to do, Law made it look fairly easy. An American Top Team prodigy, Law handed...
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Bellator 256: Adam Borics Believes Featherweight Title Shot is Next

At Bellator 256 on Friday, #3 ranked featherweight Adam Borics defeated fellow top 10 145lb'er Jeremy Kennedy (#8 in the division) to gain his 17th professional victory. Borics was already a top candidate for a potential title fight, and...
Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida, Bellator 256

Bellator 256: Bader vs. Machida 2 Photo Highlights

Ryan Bader got his revenge, and got a spot in the light heavyweight grand prix semifinals on Friday. That's the biggest news coming out of Bellator 256. Bader, the promotion's current heavyweight champ and former light heavyweight champion, defeated Lyoto...
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Talita Nogueira Addresses Illegal Strikes at Bellator 256, Wants Zingano Next

Brazilian featherweight Talita Nogueira got back in the win column at Friday's Bellator 256, but the win was not without some controversy. Twice during the fight, Nogueira (8-2) was warned for illegal strikes to the back of opponent Jessica Borga's...
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Bellator 256: Cat Zingano Says She’s “Done Enough Over Time” to Earn Title Shot

Something happened at Bellator 256 on Friday that hasn't happened since 2014: Cat Zigano put together a win streak. That's not to discredit "Alpha" Cat, who has long been one of the best female fighters in mixed martial arts. Rather,...

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Scouting Prospects for the Contender Series Season 5: Part 1

Dana White's Contender Series is back for season five this year, potentially arriving in June. So far the show has produced talents like Sean...