Don't miss the first episode of UFC 191 Embedded video blog series. Flyweight King Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson prepares for the rematch in Vegas. Big boys Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski are also training before their meeting in the co-main event this weekend.
Undefeated American Brandon Halsey (9-0) will once again fight for the Bellator Middleweight belt when meeting Brazilian prospect Rafael Carvalho (11-1) at Bellator.
Bellator 144: Galvão vs. Dantas 2 will be held on October 23 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Since former Strikeforce President Scott Coker was appointed the new CEO of Bellator, the #2 Mixed Martial Arts organization has gone through a lot of changes, the format of the events were changed and the roster was improved with both stars and former legends. There's no doubt that Bellator now looks much more professional than what it did under Bjorn Rebney, but Coker won't stop there. While we await a hybrid Dynamite show with #1 kickboxing promotion Glory on September 19 the President has even more exciting news.
Get a better look inside of the upcoming UFC 191 main fights. In the headliner we await a second meeting between UFC Flyweight King Demetrious Johnson and TUF 14 winner John Dodson. In the co-headliner two former UFC Heavyweight Champions Andrei Arlovski and Frank Mir will clash for a potential title shot. Two knockout artists Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Jimi Manuwa squares off in the light-heavyweight bout.
UFC 191: Johnson vs. Dodson 2 will be held on September 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Recently at Legacy FC 44 in Houston, Texas, 19-year-old Sage Northcutt (5-0) finished his 5th fight in row a when he submitted much more experienced Rocky Long (21-34-1) and the hard work paid off for the young talent as he was signed by the biggest MMA promotion. Northcutt will make his debut at UFC 192 in October against a yet unkown opponent.
Not only did Melvin Guillard (34-14-2) lose his Bellator debut when he fought coach Din Thomas from American Top Team posted the photo on
In Temecula, California at Bellator 141's main event Brandon Girtz defeated Melvin Guillard via split decision (29-27, 28-29, 29-27). In the opening round Girtz landed a couple of significant punches and scored two takedowns, dominating Guillard on the ground. The second round was similar except here Girtz wanted to submit the UFC veteran, but failed. In the final round “The Young Assassin” woke up and started to land some punches and hard knees against tired Girtz who managed to go to decision.
In the co-main event Patricky Freire took the victory by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) against Saad Awad. Both were active on the feet, with Awad keeping his distance and working well with the jab, but it was the Brazilian fighter who was more explosive and precise with his strikes.
Full Bellator 141 results and video:
Houston, Texas - In the main event of Legacy FC 44 Valdir Araujo was dominating Alex Morono the first two rounds on the mat, but Morono managed to knock out cold "BBMonstro" in the third round.
In the co-main event Carrington Banks defeated Justin Reiswerg by unanimous decision (30-27 x3) in a back and fourth fight. Banks got some nice takedowns, but once in the fight was nearly stopped by his opponent's hand strength.
Full Legacy FC 44 results:
Brandon Girtz (155.8) and Melvin Guillard (155.4) successfully made weight for Bellator 141's main event. Saad Awad (155.8) and Patricky Freire (156) are also cleared for the co-main event as is the rest of all competitors.
Bellator 144 will be held at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.
Bellator 144 weigh-in results:
Listen to what UFC 191 competitors UFC Flyweight title holder Demetrious Johnson, who awaits a rematch with TUF 14 winner John Dodson, and two former UFC Heavyweight Champions Frank Mir and Andrei Arlovski have to say before they enter the Octagon next weekend.