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<img alt="Leslie Smith and Amanda Bell will clash on the Bellator 245 prelims Friday night." src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/yAm7B8N-a8JtOmtdTsnmHBNCWSU=/0x0:3850x2567/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67392893/A44I3151.0.jpg"> <small>Bellator</small> <p>Watch the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1138/bellator-245">Bellator 245</a> live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 8:15 p.m. ET. The fight card for this portion of...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/E_if-Zw83hr5gk1-EZ-JmljxfKA=/211x0:1507x864/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67393675/Screen_Shot_2020_09_11_at_9.15.16_PM.0.png"> <p>The first knockout for Friday night’s Bare Knuckle FC took place in the second fight of the night. </p> <p>After the opening bout of BKFC 12 went to a five-round decision, a bout between <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/718/robert-washington">Robert Washington</a> and Kenmon Evans took place...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ZDEf5kNoOzEYMSyZmxq-yDXACBM=/0x0:669x446/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67393891/Screen_Shot_2020_09_11_at_10.41.49_PM.0.png"> <p>Longtime Michigan MMA veteran Erick Lozano’s debut in the world of bare knuckle fighting on Friday night was a painful one.</p> <p>During the main card of BKFC 12, Lozano and Lorenzo Hunt had a hard-fought battle through two rounds. In the third...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/ocef3EiQizgdee3fVhb-bbTNXlg=/0x0:2440x1627/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67393905/107_Mickey_Gall.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/5134/miguel-baeza">Miguel Baeza</a> will need a new opponent for next weekend’s <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1149/ufc-vegas-11-covington-vs-woodley">UFC Vegas 11</a> event. </p> <p>Sources close to the situation confirmed to MMA Fighting that <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3519/mickey-gall">Mickey Gall</a> was forced to withdraw from the welterweight...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/DzOD4vzygTDVFw_RBJNCCOUQ7Fg=/0x0:1650x1100/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67387502/A44I3709.0.jpg"> <p>MMA Fighting has <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1138/bellator-245">Bellator 245</a> results for the <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight/10565/phil-davis-vs-lyoto-machida-2">Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida 2</a> fight card in Uncasville, Conn., and live <a href="https://twitter.com/MMAFighting">Bellator 245 Twitter</a> updates.</p> <p>The scheduled main event features a light heavyweight rematch between former Bellator champion <a...

<img alt="UFC 248 Adesanya v Romero" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/bQXcQ-tD7L4o8MtZLf0T5GyNStE=/0x0:4956x3304/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67387535/1211095911.jpg.0.jpg"> <small>Photo by Harry How/Getty Images</small> <p>UFC middleweight title challenger <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> went to great lengths to sell the fans on what his fight with <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a> will look like, but the champ couldn’t care...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mV9iP3yp_HTMxuiZHIgDIlpGJN8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67388362/111_Mike_Perry.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Earlier this week, <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/108/nick-diaz">Nick Diaz</a> <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/2020/9/7/21425901/report-nick-diaz-targeting-return-in-early-2021">revealed his intention to return to MMA early next year</a>. The announcement came out of nowhere and immediately garnered a ton of response in the MMA community. Since then,...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/mEwQfmhIyMBLJwFcbFvWby2MRM8=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67388615/048_Paulo_Costa_vs_Uriah_Hall.0.jpg"> <small>Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p><a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/3984/paulo-henrique-costa">Paulo Costa</a> has a good feeling he knows <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fighter/4366/israel-adesanya">Israel Adesanya</a>’s strategy ahead of their fight at <a href="https://www.mmafighting.com/fight-card/1135/ufc-253">UFC 253</a>.</p> <p>The highly anticipated middleweight title fight that will headline the upcoming pay-per-view will feature a pair...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/hO_sWs9PEcQq3x4It9BaYT4gCaM=/0x0:1920x1280/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67388845/170_Michael_Page_vs_Ricky_Rainey.0.0.0.jpg"> <small>Michael “Venom” Page | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting</small> <p>Bellator will make history next month when it becomes the first U.S.-based promotion to hold an event in France when it hosts Bellator Paris on Oct. 10 at Accor Arena.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/arielhelwani/status/1304209168589623298">ESPN</a> broke...

<img alt="" src="https://cdn.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/M-bK6DUm4pwZPg1OJRhY_hcUUaU=/0x0:476x317/1310x873/cdn.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/67389098/missedfistsfinger.0.jpg"> <small>Bayaman Nurmamat salutes his opponent at an event in Irkutsk, Russia on Aug. 29, 2020 | @kuluev_bayaman, Instagram</small> <p><em>Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have...