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Paul Daley

Paul Daley and Fernando Gonzalez will square off this September in a kickboxing match as part of Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1.

The bout is a featured attraction for the combination MMA and kickboxing card with Glory. The action goes down September 19 from the SAP Center in San Jose.

Tito Ortiz challenges Liam McGeary in the main event for the light heavyweight title, while Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell and Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal compete in a one-night tournament to crown the No. 1 contender in the division.

Along with Daley-Gonzalez, Zack Mwekassa faces Saulo Cavalari for the vacant Glory light heavyweight title and Gabriel Vega defends his featherweight belt vs. Serhiy Adamchuck.

“Glory has been a great partner for this event, bringing several world-class, championship kickboxing matches to the table,” Bellator MMA president Scott Coker said. “Daley and Gonzalez are two incredible strikers in our welterweight division, and we’re looking forward to seeing them lay it on the line with Glory gloves on their hands. It would be great to see the winner of this fight take on Glory’s welterweight champ Nieky Holzken in the future.”

Daley is a veteran of kickboxing, going 20-3 during his 13-year combat sports career. He is coming off a victory over Dennis Olson at Bellator 140. Gonzalez is a former WBC National Muay Thai cruiserweight champion.

“We’re thrilled to have athletes the caliber of Daley and Gonzalez testing their striking inside the ring” GLORY CEO Jon Franklin said. “Under GLORY rules, our fans know to expect non-stop action, and these two fighters that Bellator has selected are perfect fits. We’re expecting fireworks.”

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (Spike TV/9 p.m. ET)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship
Liam McGeary (c) vs. Tito Ortiz

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final

Vacant Glory Light Heavyweight Championship
Saulo Cavalari vs. Zack Mwekassa

Glory Featherweight Championship
Gabriel Varga (c) vs. Serhiy Adamchuck

Kickboxing: Paul Daley vs. Fernando Gonzalez

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
TBA vs. TBA (Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal
TBA vs. TBA (Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell, Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal)

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John Dodson has worked his way back into a title fight with UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.

The two will square off next month at UFC 191, but first, you can see Dodson destroy Darrell Montague in the video below:

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In their first meeting, Demetrious Johnson was pushed to the limits by John Dodson.

The reigning UFC flyweight champion will defend his title once more vs. Dodson in September at UFC 191.

In the video below, check out a complete fight replay of that first meeting between Johnson and Dodson:

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It’s not Cowboy Stadium, but Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor have a date.

According to a report by Yahoo! Sports, the two will meet to unify the featherweight title on December 12 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Aldo, the reigning titleholder, was forced out of a planned fight vs. McGregor due to an injury. The Brazilian is 25-1 in his career and a perfect 7-0 inside the Octagon.

McGregor (18-2) scored his sixth UFC victory when he bested Chad Mendes for the interim title earlier this month.

The UFC put a lot of time and money into the planned UFC 189 main event, including a press tour that took both Aldo and McGregor all across the globe.

UFC president Dana White also confirmed that the Ronda Rousey-Miesha Tate bout for the female bantamweight belt “isn’t going to be on” the same card as Aldo-McGregor.

Josh Koscheck

Josh Koscheck was seen as a member of the “old guard” in the UFC, surviving through years of battles after competing on The Ultimate Fighter 1.

The 37-year-old Koscheck, though, left the promotion he had called home since 2005 after a string of five consecutive defeats and no job offer extended to him to end his fighting career.

Recently, the former No. 1 welterweight contender signed with Bellator MMA. He is expected to make his debut later this year.

“I wasn’t going to resign with them because it’s simple,” said Koscheck, during a recent interview with Submission Radio. “You put 27 fights in, you give them 10 years of your life; you’d think that they would have stepped up to the game or stepped up to the plate and put a job offer in front of me.”

Koscheck (17-10) fought twice this year, losing to Erick Silva in March and Jake Ellenberger in February. He spent all of 2014 on the sidelines after 2013 first round knockout losses to current champion Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley.

Despite all that, “Kos” felt he would be treated better by the UFC. He fought – and knocked out – Matt Hughes in 2011 and went the distance vs. Georges St-Pierre for the belt in 2010.

One of the final tipping points came when the UFC offered heavyweight Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira an executives position within the company and not Koscheck.

“I think I’ve done more for the UFC than Nogueira without a doubt,” he said. “And he gets a job.”

Koscheck also brought up the previous arrangements with the UFC regarding his contract, explaining that he had concerns from his first deal on.

“You know, it was all, if we don’t sign it we’re done, cancelled, ‘X’, kicked out,” he said. “So it’s all documented. Let’s just hope at some point this lawsuit that the UFC is under, this class action lawsuit can get to where it needs to be and the fighters can all get on board with this thing and put ‘em right in their place for forcing them and forcing them to sign things that they didn’t want to sign.

“I can remember back for example coming off The Ultimate Fighter I wanted to have my attorneys and my management look at the contract. And I remember the conversation clearly. It was me sitting in Dana White’s office inside The Ultimate Fighter Gym, and he said to me ‘you’re going to let this F’n manager screw your career up by not signing onto this agreement?’ And you know what I signed? I had to sign an agreement saying that I was signed with the UFC and my fight pay was $5,000 for one year, $5,000 and $5,000 for the first year, $7,000 and $7,000 for the second year, and 10 and 10 for the third year. I fought Georges St-Pierre, the first time I fought him for $10,000.

“So I was stuck in that contract because I got forced to sign it when I wanted my attorneys and my management to look over that agreement and that contract with me. So that’s the pathetic thing.”

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