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Jake Paul Raises Bet With Tyson Fury To $3 Million, Brands Himself ‘A Cold Motherf*cker’

Viral social media sensation turned pro boxer Jake Paul is in a gambling mood, and he wants to raise the stakes of Tyson Fury’s $100,000 bet and wager a far more significant amount of $3 million.

They’re betting on the recently re-announced Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul fight, a bout that was scheduled last year but fell through due to Fury suffering an injury. Which caused Tyron Woodley to fill in as a replacement, leading to what may be the biggest highlight knockout of Paul’s short career.

Now, the Fury vs Paul fight is back on, and the stakes couldn’t be higher. The last time around the older Fury brother went on record to say that if Tommy Fury lost, he would have to change his name. Now, Tyson Fury is willing to put money on the line, wagering on his younger brother’s success. But, the real question is will Fury accept the increased bet of $3 million?

Jake Paul Responds to Tyson Fury’s Bet With Bigger Wager, Claims He Can Tell the Two Brothers Are Afraid

The video starts with Jake Paul showing a clip of Tyson Fury saying: “I’m backing Tommy. I’ve got my money where my mouth is. A hundred grand, with anybody. I put it on Tommy. And that’s it. That’s how I feel about it.”

Jake Paul would ridicule the heavyweight champion a bit, before trying to raise the stakes. “Hey Tyson, you f*cking p*ssy,” He said. “You made $40 million (last year), I know it wasn’t as much as me. But, let’s up the ante. Let’s bet $1 million on it, Tyson. $2 million, $3 million. However much you want to f*cking bet, let’s do it.”

Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are scheduled to fight on August 6th. It is widely believed to be the biggest challenge of Paul’s career, and a loss against young Fury would halt the steady progress Paul has been making within the Combat Sports world.

If you had $3 million, would you bet on Jake Paul or Tommy Fury?

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UFC Vegas 57: Tsarukyan vs Gamrot | 6th Round Post-Fight Show

Bloody Elbow fight expert, Zane Simon is here, joined by his co-hort, Mookie Alexander. We recorded for you on Saturday, June 25th, 2022, with a breakdown of the UFC Vegas 57: ‘Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot’ 12-bout Fight Night event, which took place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The guys have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above, or they can be caught on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel or any platform in our BE Presents Podcast Network.

For all the results, reactions and plethora of details about the main card, and plenty of tidbits about all the prelims, be sure to hit play on the show to hear what our fight experts have to say!

Overall, this 12-bout card saw six exciting first round finishes, three thrilling KO/TKO’s, three sweet submissions, and six hard-fought decisions; one split. Rounding things out, our fighters who were awarded for putting forth BONUS efforts included: FOTN: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Arman Tsarukyan. POTN: Thiago Moisés, Shavkat Rakhmonov and Josh Parisian.

Here’s a look at the UFC Vegas 57: ‘Tsarukyan vs Gamrot’ fight card with full results & updated fight records —

The main event was scheduled for five rounds, with the remaining bouts scheduled for three rounds. | Official UFC Scorecards

ESPN/ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. JUNE 25

12. Mateusz Gamrot (21-1) DEF. Arman Tsarukyan (18-3) — via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)

11. Shavkat Rakhmonov (16-0) DEF. Neil Magny (26-8) — via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:58 of round two

10. Josh Parisian (15-5) DEF. Alan Baudot (8-4) — via TKO (strikes) at 3:04 of round two

9. Thiago Moisés (16-6) DEF. Christos Giagos (19-10) — via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:05 of the first round

8. Umar Nurmagomedov (15-0) DEF. Nate Maness (14-2) — via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)

7. Chris Curtis (29-8) DEF. Rodolfo Vieira (8-2) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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6. Carlos Ulberg (5-1) DEF. Tafon Nchukwi (6-3) — via TKO (strikes) at 1:15 of the first round

5. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (37-10) DEF. TJ Brown (16-9) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

4. Sergey Morozov (18-5) DEF. Raulian Paiva (21-5) — via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

3. Cody Durden (13-4) DEF. JP Buys (9-5) — via TKO (strikes) at 1:08 of the first round

2. Mario Bautista (10-2) DEF. Brian Kelleher (24-14) — via submission (rear naked choke) at 2:27 of the first round

1. Vanessa Demopoulos (8-4) DEF. Jinh Yu Frey (11-7) — via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)

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UFC Fight Night predictions — Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot: Fight card, start time, odds, live stream

The UFC lightweight division continues to deliver some of the sport’s most exciting fights and compelling drama. Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot, two extremely talented international fighters, are ready to enter the fray.

Tsarukyan (18-2) is one of the most promising lightweight contenders outside of the UFC top 10 and perhaps even the top five. Tsarukyan was tasked with a supremely difficult UFC debut against Islam Makhachev. Despite losing, Tsarukyan looked impressive against the mauler Makhachev and has since won five consecutive fights. Expectations are that a win on Saturday night will reward Tsarukyan with a significant follow-up fight.

“After this fight, it’s going to be very different,” Tsarukyan said at UFC Fight Night media day on Wednesday. “Everybody is going to talk about me. After this fight, I’m going to be a contender.

“After this fight, I should be top five, probably. No. 6 or No. 5. You guys gotta help me after this fight, talk about me a lot. I beat Joel Alvarez but my rank didn’t go very high. He’s a good fighter, I beat him very easily. I hope after this fight I gotta be in the top five because Gamrot, he’s a good fighter. I’ll stop him and I’ll get in top five then after this fight I want to be a contender and I want to get a fight from top five guys.”

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Gamrot is among Poland’s most popular fighters and has been nothing but thrilling in the UFC. Following a Fight of the Night split decision loss to Guram Kutateladze in his UFC debut, Gamrot went on an absolute tear. The former KSW champion knocked out Scott Holtzman, quickly submitted Jeremy Stephens and stopped Carlos Diego Ferreira. Despite notching all three of his UFC wins in two rounds or less, Gamrot expects a long war with Tsarukyan.

“Nobody wants to fight with Arman, a lot of people are scared of him,” Gamrot said. “Nobody wants to fight with me. We will meet together in the Octagon. He’s a great fighter. Good striker [with] good wrestling, but I think his weakness is jiu-jitsu. I’m the more experienced guy with five rounds. I’m used to the pressure. I used to be champion [in KSW] and I think it’s going to be a great show.

“I don’t want to finish the fight too early… This is going to be five rounds of violence. This is probably going to be the biggest test for me so far and I’m super ready for this guy. If I see an opportunity early, I will take it.”

The UFC Apex in Las Vegas hosts plenty of intriguing international fighters beyond the main event. Shavkat Rakhmonov is a supremely promising welterweight that no one wants to face. Neil Magny has never been accused of ducking a tough fight. Rakhmonov is a multi-tool of terror across 15 professional fights, winning eight by knockout and seven by submission. Magny has defeated former world champions Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Also keep an eye on the undefeated Umar Nurmagomedov, a major nine-to-one favorite against Nate Maness.

Here’s the fight card for UFC Fight Night with the latest odds from Caesars Sportsbook.

UFC Fight Night card, odds

Arman Tsarukyan -300

Mateusz Gamrot +240

Lightweight

Shakvat Rakhmonov -410

Neil Magny +320

Welterweight

Alan Baudot -115

Josh Parisian -105

Heavyweight

Thiago Moises -240

Christos Giagos +200

Lightweight

Umar Nurmagomedov -900

Nate Maness +600

Bantamweight
Chris Curtis -130 Rodolfo Vieira +110 Middleweight

UFC Fight Night viewing information

Date: June 25 | Start time: 10 p.m. ET
Location: UFC Apex — Las Vegas, Nevada
Stream: ESPN+

Prediction

Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot: This is a closer fight than oddsmakers suggest. Tsarukyan is a thoroughbred that overwhelms opponents. Gamrot is an action fighter in all facets of the game. Tsarukyan and Gamrot’s skillsets fall quite evenly on the MMA scale. Tsarukyan holds the kickboxing advantage, while Gamrot is the more adept jiu-jitsu player. Both fighters are more than capable of reaching over into their opponent’s area of expertise. Statistics alone paint an unclear image, but it is interesting to note that both men have seven knockouts and five submissions on their pro record. Gamrot is the only fighter of the two with experience fighting beyond 15-minutes, but his gas tank failed him against Kutateladze. Tsarukyan is the sort of athlete that will come well prepared for a five-round fight. Gamrot may be a touch too much for Tsarukyan right now, but Tsarukyan may just be the more successful UFC fighter by the end of their respective careers. Do not be surprised to see 48-47 scorecards en route to a unanimous decision or split decision for either fighter. We’ll side with Tsarukyan’s upside over Gamrot’s five-round experience. Tsarukyan via SD

Who wins Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot? And what other picks do you need to see? Visit SportsLine now to get detailed top picks on UFC Fight Night, all from the insider who’s up more than $10,000 on MMA picks the past two years, and find out. 

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UFC Vegas 57 preview show: Is Arman Tsarukyan vs. Mateusz Gamrot winner destined for UFC gold?

Arman Tsarukyan and Mateusz Gamrot are two of the brightest up and comers on the UFC roster and are set for the main event of UFC Vegas 57. Could the winner of this fascinating matchup see the UFC lightweight title wrapped around their waist in the future?

MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck, José Youngs, and Alexander K. Lee discuss the five-round lightweight battle and what is at stake for both guys. Additionally, they talk Neil Magny attempting to break Georges St-Pierre’s welterweight win record, and stopping the surge of divisional prospect Shavkat Rakhmonov, Umar Nurmagomedov’s ceiling in the loaded bantamweight division as he prepares to face Nate Maness, and other storylines ahead of the UFC’s return to the APEX.

Watch the video above, or an audio-only version of the show can be streamed below and on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and wherever else you get your pods.

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Amanda Nunes aims to continue run as most dominant athlete in sports

By Martin Rogers
FOX Sports Columnist

The most famous women’s mixed martial arts fighter in the world, both now, into the future and probably for a good long while yet? Easy, that’s Ronda Rousey.

The greatest female athlete to have graced the Ultimate Fighting Championship? That’s even simpler to answer. It’s Amanda Nunes.

By the time this month comes to an end, it will have been five years since Nunes ended the combat career of Rousey and set herself on a path to being universally regarded as the GOAT.

Five years is a long time in sports, but especially so in the Octagon, where flavors of the month come and go rapidly. It’s a place where a single blow can change a career’s destiny, where champions who get too comfortable risk being quickly unseated.

And yet, here is Nunes, seemingly getting better, faster and more technically superior with each passing fight, still in the box seat and holding down simultaneous titles in both the UFC’s bantamweight and featherweight divisions.

In the build-up to Saturday night’s UFC 269 in Las Vegas, where Nunes will defend the bantamweight strap against challenger Julianna Peña, there are a couple more pressing questions. Is there currently a more dominant athlete in individual sports? And, in terms of widespread public recognition, how good is too good?

Nunes’ last defeat came to Cat Zingano in September 2014. Women had only been fighting in the UFC for 19 months at that time, and the level of professionalism and the overall standard was vastly different compared to now.

Since then, she has gone on a tear of 12 straight triumphs. She won the title at UFC’s flagship UFC 200 event, choking out Miesha Tate. Six months later, she destroyed Rousey in a historic performance, delivering a brutal 48-second knockout. Two years later she shattered the invincibility of Cris Cyborg in similar fashion, that time needing only 51 seconds.

No one in the UFC has been able to match her level of consistent excellence, or, indeed, give her much trouble at all. Even when a challenger emerges who is expected to cause some difficulty — like the technical, long-limbed Australian Megan Spencer back in March — those doubts are swiftly put to rest (armbar submission, 123 seconds).

“When it comes to Nunes, everyone in the MMA community appreciates how brilliant she is and her incredible accomplishments,” USA TODAY’s Lance Pugmire told me via telephone. “But she is almost making it look too easy. She is doing very difficult things as a matter of routine, so it naturally takes away a little of the drama. That’s not her problem — she’s doing her job, and she’s doing it better than anyone.”

Rousey was similarly dominant until her consecutive losses to Holly Holm and Nunes. But back then, women’s MMA was new enough for there to be an inherent public curiosity. Also, Rousey was a natural saleswoman, creating a larger-than-life persona that would eventually take her to the WWE and land a couple of Hollywood movie offers.

Nunes is a genuine superstar in her sport, but she hasn’t cracked the same level of crossover appeal because, in part, that side of things isn’t particularly important to her. Her dedication has been centered around becoming the best fighter in the world, not squeezing out every available commercial opportunity or social media follow.

She isn’t even the headliner for Saturday’s card — that billing goes to fellow Brazilian Charles Oliveira in his lightweight title fight against Dustin Poirier. 

In a sport where notoriety equals dollars — prime example: Conor McGregor — Nunes has always prioritized her craft and has never stopped adding pieces to her game.

“When you lock the cage door everybody can become dangerous,” Nunes said, explaining how refusing to take any opponent lightly has enabled her streak to continue. “I’m going to be ready to go.

“I have the belt. I’m not going to let that belt go. I have a lot to go still. I am 34, I feel young. Let’s see the future, I’m excited.”

Nunes claimed to have enjoyed the bullish and outspoken approach of Saturday’s challenger Peña, who has tried a wide array of tactics in an attempt to rankle the champion. Problem is, it’s hard to say much to someone who can’t stop winning. Nunes is a -1000 favorite with FOX Bet, with Peña at +650.

Peña has accused Nunes of ducking her, which is a hard sell given that the champ has fought eight times since 2016 to Peña’s four, posting an 8-0 record in that span (Peña is 2-2). Peña says Nunes has weakness in her ground game despite her having beaten mat experts Tate and Sara McMann. Peña insists that Nunes’ GOAT status won’t be complete until she’s beaten her.

Peña even started publicly discussing details of a rematch between the pair — an outcome that would only happen in the event of a Peña victory or some kind of disputed victory.

Credit Peña for hyping the fight, but if there are bold prognostications to be made, one feels it should be coming from the other side.

In the UFC, anything can happen on any given night. The best-laid plans and the most overwhelming odds are upturned with frequency.

Nunes, of course, is the exception to that equation. She is the closest thing the UFC has to a sure thing.

Martin Rogers is a columnist for FOX Sports and the author of the FOX Sports Insider Newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter here.


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Midnight Mania! Petr Yan calls for Bantamweight bout against … Deiveson Figueiredo?

Welcome to Midnight Mania!

Petr Yan wants back in to the 135-pound title mix. So long as Aljamain Sterling holds the belt, however, it’s a bit of an awkward road for the Russian kickboxer. The only real solution is to get active and start picking up wins, which is why Yan has been vocal about a fall return to action.

In particular, Yan has been jawing at Henry Cejudo online quite a bit. Despite the trash talk, Yan has recently moved on from that potential match up with the former champion. Instead, he’s targeting a current UFC kingpin and team mate of Cejudo, Flyweight champ Deiveson Figueiredo.

Earlier today, he took to Twitter to call out “Daico.”

Why is a Bantamweight contender calling out the Flyweight champ? It all stems from the upcoming interim title fight between Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France. Figueiredo, who’s recovering from a broken hand, is understandably upset about the creation of an interim strap shortly after he won the undisputed title. As a result, he’s threatened to abandon the belt and jump into the Bantamweight waters instead.

There’s at least one shark there waiting for him.

What say you Maniacs? Would you like to see Yan vs. Figueiredo, or would you prefer the Flyweight king remain at 125 lbs?

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I learned a new piece of MMA history today.

This is an unfortunate release — Timur Valiev is really good! If UFC releases every Bantamweight who loses to Jack Shore, there won’t be that many 135-pounders left!

UFC’s truest Muay Thai representative returns in September.

Paulo Costa is going wild on Twitter, per usual.

Are you excited for Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua 2?

Scientific proof that all martial arts are fake.

Slips, rips, and KO clips

Click through for an entire thread of Arman Tsarukyan highlights. Even in a division as talent-rich as Lightweight, that’s a special prospect!

My training partner and top LFA contender, Allan Begosso, posted some vintage violence.

Attack the base then the face!

Random Land

Fentanyl is scary business, be careful out there.

Midnight Music: Alternative rock, 2008

Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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Can Arman Tsarukyan keep rolling vs. Mateusz Gamrot?

Jul 27, 2019; Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Arman Tsarukyan (blue gloves) and Olivier Aubin-Mercier (red gloves) during UFC 240 at Rogers Place. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Given that grappling is arguably each man’s strongest attribute, I will be very curious to see how things shake out in the wrestling department.

A consistent takedown threat in the cage, Gamrot loves to work off of low-single shots. Usually shooting out of a southpaw stance, Gamrot is lightning fast when it comes to changing his level.

Needing just a shallow bite on his shot, Gamrot is good about quickly working up the leg to chain off to other attacks. Whether he’s hiking up to a high crotch or changing off to double, “Gamer” earns his nickname with the amount of hustle he puts into his finishes.

However, I’m not sure how much success Gamrot will have with those attacks against a wrestler like Tsarukyan.

As we saw in his fight with Islam Makhachev, Tsarukyan can competently defend and counter single-leg variations fairly well. Sure, Makhachev doesn’t exactly go for the same low-single attack that Gamrot favors, but the Dagestani fighter is obviously a solid watermark given both his reputation and propensity to work off of singles.

Tsarukyan also shows a solid sense for sniffing out shots in the open, demonstrating quick hips and down-blocking grips in his defensive process. From a scrambling perspective, Tsarukyan displays good positional awareness and never seems too busy to sneak in cheeky shots in transition and off of the breaks.

That said, Tsarukyan will have to be extra careful if he gets taken down by the likes of Gamrot.

An aggressive submission grappler, Gamrot is not afraid to get after it from any angle. Whether he’s randomly dropping for leg locks or aggressively trying to pass from topside, Gamrot is always looking for fight-ending positions.

Thankfully for Tsarukyan, the Armenian appears comfortable any time he’s been on the bottom, smartly utilizing butterfly guard variations to create space (which should serve him well opposite a pressure-passer who looks for legs).

And speaking of leg entanglements, I’ll also be interested in seeing more of Gamrot’s bottom game given that no one has yet to meaningfully attempt takedowns on the Pole in the UFC (as Fight Metric statistics really push the bounds in regards to what an attempted takedown is).

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Greg Hardy Hints At Potential UFC Return With Improved Ground Game

Former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy isn’t counting out a UFC come back down the road. 

Hardy, a one-time NFL pro-bowler, hopes to return to the company with improvements to his game. Hardy fought out his UFC contract and his departure became official in March. 

Despite recent setbacks, ‘The Prince of War’ hinted at another shot in the UFC once he improves his skills on the mat.

“They hit me up, told me ‘If you get some wrestling going in another promotion, we’d be glad to sign you back,’” Hardy told Chris Van Vliet. “I sent them my thank you’s and love and went looking for where I can throw these hands and found BKFC.”

Hardy (7-5, 1 NC) suffered three straight knockout losses to end his UFC run. His latest fight came against Sergey Spivak at UFC 272 on March 5, where he suffered a first-round TKO loss. 

“We’ll see what he does outside of the UFC,” Dana White told MMA Fighting’s Jose Youngs. “He came in here and didn’t have a bad run.”

New Beginnings For Greg Hardy

It didn’t take long for the former UFC heavyweight to find a new home as he signed a multi-fight deal with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) last week. 

“I’m excited to start working with Greg,” BKFC President Dave Feldman said in a statement to MMA Junkie. “He wants to test himself in bare-knuckle and has been training for a fight for the last couple of months. Heavyweight is one of our deepest divisions and his skill set fits right in.”  

Greg Hardy isn’t the first UFC alum to join the BKFC roster. Fighters like Chad Mendes, Paige VanZant, and Chris Leben made the jump to bare-knuckle boxing.

Hardy isn’t new to change. He spent his NFL career with two different teams- the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys. He also made the transition from the gridiron to the octagon in 2017. Hardy was undefeated as an amateur before securing a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series. 

Neither Hardy’s pro boxing debut nor opponent has yet to be announced.

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Did Kamaru Usman just surpass St-Pierre as UFC welterweight GOAT? It’s ‘undeniable’, says Dana White

UFC president Dana White just hailed Kamaru Usman as the greatest welterweight ever.

G.O.A.T. status previously belonged to UFC legend Georges St-Pierre who ruled the welterweight throne for five years and defended his title nine times.

Although Usman has quite a way to go before he surpasses St-Pierre in title defenses (“The Nigerian Nightmare” has defended his belt five times), White believes the former has faced the tougher competition. He’s also virtually cleared out the division.

“Leon Edwards is the number one guy in the world to take on Usman. He’s a super talented guy, that whole division is stacked with incredible talent. That’s why it’s undeniable that Usman is the greatest welterweight ever,” White told TheMacLife in a recent interview (h/t BJPenn.com). “He’s lapping guys that are incredible fighters, this isn’t some lackluster division where you have Usman and everybody else, there are straight killers in this division. We’ll find out that night what Edwards brings in there.”

It’s understandable why White is ready to declare Usman the welterweight G.O.A.T. while at the same time taking nothing away from St-Pierre’s accomplishments. Usman has defended his title against Colby Covington (2x), Jorge Masvidal (2x), and Gilbert Burns. He also holds standout victories over Leon Edwards, Rafael dos Anjos, and Demian Maia.

Usman will return to the Octagon at UFC 278 on Aug. 20 to defend his welterweight title against Edwards at Vivint Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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2022 Bellator MMA schedule: Gegard Mousasi vs. Johnny Eblen, Patricky Pitbull vs. Sidney Outlaw on tap

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Bellator MMA is off and rolling in 2022. The year has brought exciting action back to the cage in the first four months, and the next two are already packed to the gills with massive matchups. 

April kicked off with a massive upset as Patricio Ptibull regained his throne atop the featherweight division by outpointing AJ McKee in their rematch. Pitbull used his patience over five rounds to take down the previously undefeated McKee. Now, he and his brother sit atop both the featherweight and lightweight divisions.

Unfortunately the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix was unable to determine a winner. Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson was ruled a no contest after an accidental clash of heads opened a massive gash on Nemkov’s head at the end of Round 3. Had the round been completed, a technical decision would have been rendered. Instead, the title stays with Nemkov and the $1 million prize is still up for grabs.

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The promotion has a few weeks off to catch its breathe after a whirlwind of bouts in the spring. Action picks back up in late June when middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi welcomes his latest challenger to the cage in the form of Johnny Eblen. The two are set to throw down on June 24 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Then in July, the cage lands in the state of Washington for the first time when lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull looks to defend his title against top contender Sidney Outlaw. The event goes down from Tacoma, Washington, on July 22. And in August, the promotion returns to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, for a welterweight showdown between Neiman Gracie and Goiti Yamuchi.

Be sure to check back in on this page to stay up to date on the upcoming Bellator events throughout the remainder of the year.

Upcoming Bellator MMA schedule

Bellator 282 June 24 Gegard Mousasi (c) vs. Johnny Eblen Middleweight title Uncasville, Connecticut Showtime
Bellator 283 July 22 Patricky Pitbull vs. Sidney Outlaw Lightweight title Tacoma, Washington Showtime
Bellator 284 Aug. 12 Neiman Gracie vs. Goiti Yamuchi Welterweights Sioux Falls, South Dakota Showtime
Bellator Dublin Sept. 23 Yoel Romero vs. Melvin Manhoef Light heavyweight Dublin Showtime