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Past articles by Matt:

Coker: Ryan Bader vs. Linton Vassell title fight is two men better at heavyweight

It’s fair to say Bellator president Scott Coker is reasonably excited about the next heavyweight title fight he’s likely to promote. → Read More

Sara McMann confident Cris Cyborg will be back in Bellator

One of the biggest reasons Sara McMann jumped ship from the UFC to Bellator was for a potential matchup with the champion. → Read More

Kamaru Usman plans to take Leon Edwards' spirit, soul and title in UFC 286 rematch

The MMA world was stunned this past August when UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman lost his title thanks to a Hail Mary kick. → Read More

Enrique Barzola calls out Aaron Pico at featherweight, but would consider return to 135

Enrique Barzola said he doesn’t like to predict the future, but has an inkling he might bounce between a pair of weight classes. → Read More

Victor Henry surprised he wasn't able to finish Gravely with kicks at UFC Fight Night 221

Victor Henry knew Tony Gravely was tough, but he was left thinking he was next-level tough when he wouldn’t go away at UFC Fight Night 221. → Read More

UFC 286: Make your predictions for Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman 3

We want your predictions for UFC 286 in London, which features a welterweight title trilogy rematch between Leon Edwards and Kamaru Usman. → Read More

Josh Fremd reverted to violent version of himself for UFC Fight Night 221 win

Josh Fremd had this feeling he was brought in to lose to favored prospect Sedriques Dumas at UFC Fight Night 221. He wasn’t having it. → Read More

Through to the semifinals, Alexander Shabliy not worried about A.J. McKee or Patricky Freire

Now that he’s through to the Bellator lightweight grand prix semifinals, Alexander Shabliy is going to have to play the waiting game. → Read More

With title shot lined up, Linton Vassell awaits another rematch on Bellator revenge tour

With a Bellator heavyweight title shot all but official, Linton Vassell gave credit to his mental game for the biggest win of his career. → Read More

UFC Fight Night 221 bonuses: Choke someone to sleep, get $50,000 extra

After UFC Fight Night 221, four fighters picked up an extra $50,000 for their performances in Las Vegas. Check out the winners. → Read More

UFC Fight Night 221 video: Mario Bautista taps Guido Cannetti, calls out ex-champ Cody Garbrandt

Mario Bautista made reasonably quick work of Guido Cannetti on Saturday to live up to his billing as the event’s biggest betting favorite. → Read More

Raphael Assuncao announces retirement after 19-year career

After a pro career spanning more than 19 years, Raphael Assuncao hung up his gloves after UFC Fight Night 221. → Read More

After gruesome ending vs. Yamauchi, Michael Page not in the mood for another long wait

Michael Page sees no real next option beyond a Bellator title shot – but knows it could be a matter of bad timing. → Read More

Usman Nurmagomedov doesn't care who comes next in Bellator grand prix

Usman Nurmagomedov’s resume continued its expansion with a monumental win over former UFC and WEC champ Benson Henderson at Bellator 292. → Read More

Benson Henderson on decision to retire from MMA: 'It's my wife's turn to shine'

Benson Henderson explains his decision to retire from MMA. → Read More

UFC Fight Night 221 discussion thread

UFC Fight Night 221 takes place Saturday in Las Vegas, and you can discuss the event here. → Read More

UFC Fight Night 221 weigh-in results and live video stream

Check out the results from the official UFC Fight Night 221 fighter weigh-ins in Las Vegas, featuring Petr Yan vs. Merab Dvalishvili. → Read More

Bellator 292 live and official results (7:30 p.m. ET)

Bellator 292 takes place Friday. Join us for a live video stream and official results at 7:30 p.m. ET. → Read More

Valentin Moldavsky has no qualms with Linton Vassell rematch at Bellator 292

Valentin Moldavsky already has a win over Linton Vassell, so in theory, he could have dismissed the idea of a rematch. → Read More

Linton Vassell plans Bellator redemption tour of sorts starting with Valentin Moldavsky

Linton Vassell knew a shot at redemption against Valentin Moldavsky would come some day. → Read More