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‘Semtex’ Blows Up With New Bellator Contract

Posted on July 21, 2014, 06:17 PM by Brian Cox
As was announced by the promotion today (July 21, 2014), Bellator MMA has resigned Paul “Semtex” Daley. The 31-year-old British fighter originally contracted with BMMA in July of 2012; however, the promotion released him a year later due to his legal difficulties stemming from an assault charge in England. However, with the issue now settled – Daley pled guilty to the charges in exchange for no jail time – Bellator’s new CEO, Scott Coker, has decided to give “Semtex”...
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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has been sidelined since his epic title win back at UFC 164 in Milwaukee last year; 'Showtime' snatched the belt from old foe Benson Henderson with a fantastic first round armbar, but that was way back in August and now he awaits a comeback title defense against Gilbert Melendez. That fight was originally scheduled for UFC 182 on January 3, 2015, but Pettis appeared on today's The MMA Hour to proclaim that he will now be fighting Melendez before the end of the year: "That's...
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UFC Fight Night 46 went down in Dublin, Ireland this past Saturday (July 19, 2014) and delivered in a big way all round. The home town favorites were all party to huge wins, the crowd was absolutely electrifying, and the event was a smash hit for numbers. The live gate was huge, and Dana White said that the event was the biggest Fight Pass show to date. With PPV-style numbers in attendance, it seems that Fight Night 46 was the best event Ireland has ever seen. In fact, it broke yet another record; the show...
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Following Irish star Conor McGregor’s first round stoppage of Diego Brandao at last Saturday’s (July 19, 2014) UFC Fight Night 46 from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, No. 6-ranked Dustin Poirier immediately volunteered his services for a fight with “Notorious” at September 27’s UFC 178. “The Diamond” stopped by today’s The MMA Hour to discuss McGregor’s win, noting that it wasn’t that impressive because Brandao simply gave up, just like he did against...
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UFC light-heavyweight Anthony Johnson made his way back to the big show after a six fight win streak between 201-14, and his return bout was an impressive decision victory over Phil Davis. Now eyeing his UFC on Fox 12 opponent Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, a win for 'Rumble' would do wonders for his title aspirations. Never one to let his hands do all the talking, the former welterweight and current 205-pounder Johnson takes to Facebook to send a message to 'Lil Nog' and his camp: Post by Anthony Johnson. Johnson's...
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No. 11-ranked UFC featherweight Dennis Bermudez lost his UFC debut to Diego Brandao at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 14 Finale, but that stinging defeat must have left an incredibly bad taste in his mouth. Since then, the surging “Menace” has reeled off six consecutive victories inside the Octagon, his most recent being a third round TKO over Jimmy Hettes at UFC 171 on March 15. But Bermudez isn’t exactly making waves despite his impressive streak. That could all change if he gets by No. 8-ranked...
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This past weekend (July 19, 2014) in Dublin, Ireland, No. 3 ranked flyweight Ian McCall put on an impressive performance, as he dominated the No. 9 ranked Brad Pickett to earn a unanimous decision victory at UFC Fight Night (UFN) 46 in the “Emerald Isle.” Post-fight, “Uncle Creepy” spoke of being “happier” regarding his UFN 46 effort – by McCall’s account it was better than his previous one at UFC 163 – however, it wasn’t “exciting enough.”...
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By now it’s safe to safe that Irish featherweight sensation Conor McGregor has taken the mixed martial arts (MMA) world by storm following his first round TKO win over Diego Brandao in the main event of UFC Fight Night 46 yesterday (Sat., July 19, 2014) from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. After the insane card was hardly finished, talk of course shifted to just whom McGregor would fight next. No. 6-ranked Dustin Poirier was quick to hop on Twitter and volunteer his services at UFC 178, and McGregor...
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After a trialing twelve months that saw him withdraw from two bouts due to injury and lose his good friend Shane Del Rosario, No. 3-ranked UFC flyweight Ian McCall made a triumphant return to the Octagon at yesterday’s (Sat., July 19, 2014) UFC Fight Night 46 from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, by defeating tough No. 9 Brad Pickett. The win, which improved “Uncle Creepy's" UFC record to 2-2-1 should propel McCall onto a big name match-up in the relatively shallow UFC flyweight division. While...
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UFC lightweight competitor Norman Parke impressed in front of the Irish crowds at Fight Night 46 last night (Sat. July 19, 2014), as he earned the TKO win over formerly streaking Nayouki Kotani. The second round finish showed 'Stormin' working hard with elbows and punches on the mat, and his Japanese foe was unable to intelligently defend. Seemingly buoyed by his performance, Parke went on to call out Diego Sanchez in the post fight interview with Dan Hardy, stating 'Give me a top 20 opponent, I want Diego...
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UFC Fight Night 46 went down last night (Sat. July 19, 2014) and provided fans in the 02 Arena, Dublin, Ireland with a near seamless evening of exciting action. The home soil fighters stayed perfect, and the fans blew the roof off the venue to show support for their boys. With such an action packed event, there are a number of points that prevail. Straight Blast Gym is for real SBG is the home of 'Notorious' Conor McGregor, Gunnar Nelson, Patrick 'Hooligan' Holohan and Cathal Pendrad, and last night showed...
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No. 13 ranked welterweight Gunnar Nelson scored a big win in Dublin, Ireland, tonight, as has submitted Zak Cummings in the second round of their “Emerald Isle” bout. Hot off the heels of his UFC Fight Night (UFN) 46: McGregor vs. Brandao win, the question becomes what’s next for the 25-year-old Icelander? According to Ariel Helwani, the next fight for Nelson might be the No. 2 ranked Rory MacDonald. Posting to his Twitter account post UFN 46, Helwani ‘tweeted’ that UFC President...
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Right as the dust settled on today’s (Sat., July 19, 2014) UFC Fight Night 46 main event between Irish star Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao, a top-ranked featherweight with a growing disdain for “Notorious” took to Twitter to voice his desire to face off with the polarizing bad boy. No. 6-ranked Dustin Poirier watched McGregor beat Brandao with a first round stoppage. When No. 2-ranked UFC light heavyweight Daniel Cormier asked if “Diamond” was up next for McGregor, Poirier...
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UFC Fight Night (UFN) 46: McGregor vs. Brandao was an incredible card to say the least and the biggest star of the Dublin (July 19, 2014) event had to be Ireland’s own Conor McGregor. The No. 13 ranked featherweight put away Diego Brandao at the 4:05 mark of the first round by way of TKO and made it all look effortless. He walked Brandao down and delivered a beating that is sure to send shockwaves through the 145 pound weight class. The attending audience for the evening was 9,500, with a paid gate...
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