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<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hpdNL0EbSwBK8OhMWrzHhWahn64=/0x198:1069x911/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67784401/dinuezekiel.0.jpg"> <small>Dinu Bucalet (top) applies a submission to Tyrone Elliott (bottom) at a Polaris event in Southampton, England, on Nov. 7, 2020 | @UFCFightPass, Twitter</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/arlV-fOH4CMkkIpDtv3mkq8g938=/2x0:1919x1278/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67784633/ASH_6335.0.jpg"> <small>John Lineker scored his first stoppage victory since a third-round KO over Brian Kelleher in May 2018. | ONE Championship</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/645/john-lineker">John Lineker</a> couldn’t get the finish in his ONE Championship debut in 2019, but showed his “Hands of Stone”...

<img alt="UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez v Grant" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/3vU93GnPqUph3w9u-Vye_bt3omI=/0x0:2720x1813/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67780811/1267754799.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5291/daniel-rodriguez">Daniel Rodriguez</a> didn’t have to wait long for a new date to step back into the octagon.</p> <p>Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yER4AjtTuJ4K6ja9xvXvrfTh5MA=/0x0:1122x748/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67781286/Screen_Shot_2020_11_12_at_1.54.40_PM.0.png"> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4324/khonry-gracie">Khonry Gracie</a> was just beginning to find his footing and employ his family’s techniques to control <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5526/trevor-gudde">Trevor Gudde</a>. Then he got caught, and it was all over at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1173/bellator-252-pitbull-vs-carvalho">Bellator 252</a>. </p> <p>Gudde extended a knee as Gracie shot in...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/uCIp08tVX_2hDbPPVisWnlktBhM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67781750/124_Keri_Melendez.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Keri Taylor Melendez kept her record perfect with another dominant showcase at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1173/bellator-252-pitbull-vs-carvalho">Bellator 252</a>.</p> <p>With her husband Gilbert in her corner, Melendez was quick out of the gates with an aggressive striking game, which eventually led...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/f3JlUKeqc8AFTL5CGF9-80wHXPI=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67781889/132_Aaron_Pico_vs_Leandro_Higo.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4100/aaron-pico">Aaron Pico</a> can add another highlight-reel victory to his resume following a jaw-dropping win at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1173/bellator-252-pitbull-vs-carvalho">Bellator 252</a>.</p> <p>The 24-year-old prospect connected with a hellacious overhand right that snapped opponent <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5418/john-de-jesus">John de Jesus</a>’ head around...

<img alt="Alistair Overeem" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ksjydrtEyP_bObFe6JnNWBQ8I2M=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67781944/438_Alistair_Overeem.0.jpg"> <small>Alistair Overeem | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/32/alistair-overeem">Alistair Overeem</a> will look to continue his climb towards title contention in the heavyweight division when he faces <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/850/alexander-volkov">Alexander Volkov</a> in the main event at the upcoming UFC event on...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/NvIazDTpREJLwThdNwkdPXp-N0g=/0x0:2000x1333/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67782370/135_Kelvin_Gastelum.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>One-time interim middleweight title challenger <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/2077/kelvin-gastelum">Kelvin Gastelum</a> will make his return to action against <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3616/ian-heinisch">Ian Heinisch</a> at the upcoming UFC event scheduled on Jan. 30.</p> <p>Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Thursday...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/02p_ukFUH0DfuxESDaOd1l3Exnc=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67782562/C07_7020.5.jpg"> <p>The Bellator featherweight champ remains around Patricio “Pibull” Freire’s waist, and the other bracket of the promotion’s semifinals in the featherweight grand prix are set after <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1173/bellator-252-pitbull-vs-carvalho">Bellator 252</a>. </p> <p>Freire knocked out <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5088/pedro-carvalho">Pedro Carvalho</a> at the 2:10 mark of the...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/g4x-AacsdKU5w7ygR18_0HMsCFU=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67782761/C07_7025.0.jpg"> <p>Bellator two-division champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire broke down his brutal knockout win over <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5088/pedro-carvalho">Pedro Carvalho</a> in the quarterfinals of the Bellator featherweight grand prix, his future, and where he stands among the best in the world at 145 pounds. </p>...