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Event | Report: UFC 190 Draws Promotion’s Most Pay-Per-View Buys Since 2013

According to a report from MMAFighting.com , the Aug. 1 event garnered more than 900,000buys. Much of that success likely stems from headliner RondaRousey , who scored a 34-second knockout of BetheCorreia in the evening’s main event. The figure is only an estimate derived from industry sourcesbecause the Las Vegas-based promotion does not officially disclosepay-per-view […]

Butler | Bellator 141’s Raphael Butler Fancies Low Profile: ‘I Prefer That People Don’t Mention Me’

Butler began boxing professionally in 2004 and knocked out 13 ofhis first 17 foes. Along the way, he toppled mostly regionalopposition but he eventually began challenging much tougheropponents. Butler never captured a world title, but he stoodtoe-to-toe with many high-level boxers like Eddie Chambers, MalikScott, Jason Gavern and Chris Arreola. After losing his last fourbouts, […]

Arlovski | Frank Mir Sees Kindred Spirit In UFC 191 Foe Andrei Arlovski: We Were Both Counted Out

While some of that likely stems from the two fighters time togetheras training partners, that respect also precedes their days atJackson-Wink MMA. Mir recalls watching Arlovski as the Belarusianterrorized the heavyweight division approximately a decade ago. “I remember when I watched him fight “Cabbage” Correia at [UFC47],” Mir said during a conference call. “I was […]

Sanchez | ADCC 2015: Underdog Orlando Sanchez Out To Avenge Werdum’s Loss To Vinny Magalhaes

After beating Finland’s Janne-Pekka Pietilainen in the openinground, Sanchez managed to eliminate two-time ADCC champion Dean Lister onhis way to the heavyweight bracket semifinals. Now, Sanchez faces an even bigger challenge: trying to contain VinnyMagalhaes , who has been unstoppable so far, having quicklyfinished his two opponents in the opening rounds. The matchup issomething of […]

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