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Paul Daley

Former Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima went into hostile territory and topped Paul Daley, earning a decision win in the main event of Bellator 158.

The event took place earlier in the day in London and aired via tape-delay on Spike TV.

Lima, fighting for the first time since losing the belt to Andrey Koreshkov, likely positioned himself for either a rematch or a No. 1 contender match with the win.

In the co-main event, Matt Mitrione knocked out Oli Thompson in the second round, while Francis Carmont submitted Lukasz Klinger.

Michael Page continued his highlight-reel career, landing a flying knee on Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos in the second round. James Gallagher, a teammate of Conor McGregor, earned a decision over Mike Cutting.

Complete results can be found below:

Douglas Lima def. Paul Daley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Matt Mitrione def. Oli Thompson via KO (strike) at 4:21 of ROund 2

Francis Carmont def. Lukasz Klinger via submission (D’arce choke) at 3:54 of Round 1

Michael Page def. Evangelista Santos via KO (flying knee) at 4:31 of Round 2

James Gallagher def. Mike Cutting via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

James Mulheron def. Neil Grove via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-26)

Manuel Garcia def. Alex Reid via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Luiz Henrique Tosta vs. Dean Garnett ended in a majority draw (29-27, 28-28, 28-28)

Pietro Menga def. Spencer Hewitt via KO (strike) at :41 of Round 1

Mike Shupman def. Dominic Clark via submission (anaconda choke) in Round 1

Jason Radcliffe def. Jack Mason via KO (knee) at :14 of Round 1

Nathaniel Wood def. Chase Morton via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:55 of Round 3

Danny Mitchell def. CJ Meeks via submission (Twister) at 4:25 of Round 1

ufc fight night 91

For the first time ever, the Octagon invaded South Dakota Wednesday night for UFC Fight Night 91.

John Lineker made a statement in the main event, knocking out former title contender Michael McDonald in the first round with a series of vicious shots. Lineker scored his fifth consecutive win and his third finish during his current streak.

Top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson survived a scare vs. Landon Vannata, earning a second round submission for his eighth consecutive win. Vannata, a standout on the regional circuit who stepped in for Michael Chiesa, nearly appeared to have Ferguson finished in the first round with a flurry of strikes.

But, the former Ultimate Fighter winner survived and thrived. Ferguson landed a Superman punch and caught Vannata with a standing choke that he tightened as he dropped to the canvas for his 21st career win. The loss was the first in Vannata’s nine-fight run.

Veteran Tim Boetsch turned back the challenge of upstart Josh Samman, finishing off The Ultimate Fighter veteran in the second round. Boetsch, who has faced several of the elite in the sport, used his experience to pick up his 19th career win.

Heavyweight Daniel Omielanczuk picked up a majority decision over Oleksiy Oliynyk, claiming two scorecards with the third ruling it a draw. With a second left, Keita Nakamura forced Kyle Noke to tap, earning himself a submission victory. Nakamura connected with a knee that rocked Noke, allowing him time to secure the choke.

Louis Smolka played the role of spoiler once again, kicking off the main card with a second round TKO over South Dakota’s Ben Nguyen. Smolka came out guns-blazing, blistering Nguyen with shot after shot. The Hawaiian landed 120 of 174 strikes compared to 8-for-12 by Nguyen, improving to 5-1 in the UFC overall.

In the prelim main event, it was Katlyn Chookagian remaining unbeaten with a decision win over Lauren Murphy. Chookagian was making her Octagon debut against the former Invicta FC bantamweight champion, who dropped to 1-3 over his last four.

Veteran Sam Alvey locked up a guillotine choke for his fourth Octagon win, submitting Eric Spicely in the first round. Alvey is now 8-3 over his last 11 fights, including five finishes.

Scott Holtzman claimed a decision over Cody Pfister to start the televised prelims, with Cortney Casey following with a first round finish of Cristina Stanciu.

Rani Yahya turned back the upset-minded Matthew Lopez, locking up a third round arm-triangle choke. Yahya improved his current win streak to three and is now 6-1 with one no-contest since 2012.

Alex Nicholson started things off with a thrilling first round finish of Devin Clark. Nicholson knocked Clark out with just three seconds left in the opening round.

Complete results can be found below:

John Lineker def. Michael McDonald via KO (strikes) at 2:43 of Round 1

Tony Ferguson def. Landon Vannata via submission (D’arce choke) at 2:22 of Round 2

Tim Boetsch def. Josh Samman via TKO (strikes) at 3:49 of Round 2

Daniel Omielanczuk def. Oleksiy Oliynyk via majority decision (28-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Keita Nakamura def. Kyle Noke via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:59 of Round 2

Louis Smolka def. Ben Nguyen via TKO (strikes) at 4:41 of Round 2

Katlyn Chookagian def. Lauren Murphy via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Sam Alvey def. Eric Spicely via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:43 of Round 1

Cortney Casey def. Cristina Stanciu via TKO (strikes) at 2:36 of Round 1

Scott Holtzman def. Cody Pfister via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Rani Yahya def. Matthew Lopez via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:19 of Round 3

Alex Nicholson def. Devin Clark via KO (strike) at 4:57 of Round 1

ufc 200

UFC president Dana White dropped by the FOX Sports 1 post-fight show following UFC 200 Saturday night to cover a number of subjects.

White discussed a possible future fight for Brock Lesnar inside the Octagon, the make-shift Daniel Cormier-Anderson Silva bout, Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and more.

White on Brock Lesnar’s return and if he’ll keep fighting in the UFC again

“Brock Lesnar hasn’t fought in how long? He’s a freak of nature. He’s under contract with the WWE, but you can tell he really likes being here. We’ll see what he can work out with Vince.”

White on Cormier vs. Silva

“I have a lot of respect for both of those guys for stepping up. DC has been messed up emotionally. Anderson was coming to Vegas to sign autographs at the Fan Expo and he jumped in to fight the light heavyweight champion.”

White on when Ronda Rousey will return

“She’s going to make that decision soon. It could be this year, or early next year. Whoever the champ is, she’ll fight them.”

White on Conor McGregor

“He made it very clear he’ll return to featherweight to defend his belt and fight that person. He’ll fight Jose after his next fight against Diaz.”

White on the women’s bantamweight division

“It’s exciting. If Ronda comes back, she’ll get the next title shot. If Holly looks good on FOX in two weeks, we’ll see.”

will brooks

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale.

Tonight’s second of three straight nights of action comes to us from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with bouts airing live on UFC Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1.

In the main event, Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends her strawweight title against top contender Claudia Gadelha.

These two are quite familiar with one another, as Jedrzejczyk scored a split decision in the first meeting. Also, they are coming off a season as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter 23.

Speaking of TUF 23, the finals in both the light heavyweight and strawweight tournaments take place this evening.

In the co-main event, Andrew Sanchez takes on Khalil Rountree for the 205-pound title, while Amanda Cooper does battle with Tatiana Suarez in the 115-pound finale.

The FS1 main card also features the Octagon debut of former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks, as he meets former TUF winner Ross Pearson. Rounding out the main card will be Doo Ho Choi vs. Thiago Tavares and Joaquim Silva vs. Andrew Holbrook.

Four bouts are set for the FS1 prelims, including former UFC title contender Gray Maynard vs. Fernando Bruno. John Moraga, another title contender, meets Matheus Nicolau, TUF 23 fighters Josh Stansbury and Cory Hendricks square off, while Cezar Ferreira-Anthony Smith begins the televised fights.

Two online prelims will feature Jake Matthews vs. Kevin Lee and Li Jingliang vs. Anton Zafir.

Now, let the action begin!

ufc 200

The curious case of Jon Jones returned late Wednesday night, as UFC officials removed the interim light heavyweight champion from the UFC 200 main event role.

Jones and the UFC were notified of a possible anti-doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition drug test that “Bones” took on June 16.

While Jones and his legal team have the right to order a review of the case, due to his scheduled fight on Saturday night, officials were forced to remove him from the card. The UFC continues to work to find a replacement that will allow light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier to compete.

Below is the complete statement from the UFC:

The UFC organization was notified tonight that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on June 16, 2016.

USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any sanctions are imposed.

However, because Jones was scheduled to compete against Daniel Cormier this coming Saturday, July 9 in Las Vegas, there is insufficient time for a full review before the scheduled bout and therefore the fight has been removed from the fight card. As a result, the three-round heavyweight bout between Brock Lesnar and Mark Hunt will become the UFC 200 main event.

Consistent with all previous potential anti-doping violations, additional information or UFC statements will be provided at the appropriate time as the process moves forward.

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