Biggest Winners & Losers From A Packed Weekend Of Fights

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    There was a ton of mixed martial arts action this weekend, as the UFC hosted two cards yesterday (Nov. 19, 2016), while Bellator hosted one of their own as well. UFC Fight Night 99 took place first from Belfast Ireland, while UFC Fight Night 100 and Bellator 165 took place in the evening.

    UFC Belfast was headlined by a rematch between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall, while UFC Fight Night 100 was headlined by a rematch between Ryan Bader and Antonio Nogueira. Bellator 165, on the other hand, played host to a lightweight title fight between Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson.

    Let’s take a look at the biggest winners and losers from this weekend’s events:

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    Mandatory Credit: Jason da Silva for USA TODAY Sports

    Winner: Ryan Bader

    Ryan Bader’s rematch with Antonio Nogueira in the main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 100 from Brazil marked the last fight on his current contract with the UFC, and he made a statement for sure, stopping “Lil’ Nog” in the third round of their bout.

    With the win, Bader kept himself relevant within the scarce 205-pound division and gave himself leverage in terms of free agency. Coming off of an impressive victory, “Darth” may have an easier time negotiating with the UFC, and if not, he may be able to find himself a lucrative deal with another promotion.