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A few months ago, as the negotiations for the proposed boxing match between MMA champ Conor McGregor and “retired” boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather began to heat up, a date was even chosen for the contest: September, 2017.

But then reality got in the way. The negotiations slowed (but not Conor’s and Floyd’s tweeting, of course) and the September date suddenly became unavailable, filled instead with the Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin showdown.

Which means that Conor vs. Floyd will have to be pushed out for a few months, if it happens at all. The buzz seems to have died down since McGregor had signed his end of the deal, despite Mayweather saying that he was close to signing his own side.

Still, if you’re a boxing fan, MMA fan, or both, this fight is very intriguing. Boxing fans, of course, don’t give Conor much of chance to survive the fight let alone be victorious. But MMA fans see Conor’s length, fluidity, and untraditional style as something that Floyd has not seen before, and they suspect that he is going to shock the world.

For those who like to gamble, the wild speculation from both sides makes the fight a very interesting bet. And because both sets of fans are so sure of victory, it’s going to be very interesting to see what kind of betting odds come out if and when the bout is formally announced.

Will Floyd “Money” Mayweather be the heavy betting favorite? Or will Conor’s fans bet heavily on their guy, reducing the odds to a near pick ‘em?

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One important factor in determining how to bet how active the two fighters have been. Conor is at the top of his game right now, while Floyd, who is forty years old, has been retired since 2015. How big of a role Floyd’s inactivity will play in the fight remains to be seen, but it’s definitely significant.

Another important  factor is where to bet. Online sports betting sites have really start to dominate the gaming world, and they offer a lot more action than sports betting. Still, the potential Conor vs. Floyd dream match will attract an enormous amount of bettors who believe in their fighter.

Notice I said “potential” dream match. There are still many hurdles to clear in the negotiation. But if and when it does happen, it will certainly be one for the ages.

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Press release:

BELLATOR 179: DALEY VS. MacDONALD EMANATES FROM THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY ON MAY 19 – TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 3.

LONDON -- (Feb. 9, 2017) – Paul “Semtex” Daley (39-14-2) is getting what he asked for. On May 19, the explosive fighter from Nottingham, England will meet Rory MacDonald (18-4) in the main event of Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald at The SSE Arena, Wembley.

Rising undefeated British sensation, Michael “Venom” Page (12-0), better known to Bellator fans as “MVP,” is also expected to make his in-cage return in front of a hometown crowd.

Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald will be broadcast on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Tickets for the event will be available Friday, March 3 at The SSE Arena, Wembley Box Office (0844 815 0815), ssearena.co.uk and axs.com. A special SSE pre-sale will take place Wednesday, March 1 through Thursday, March 2. A pre-sale for The SSE Arena, Wembley will be available Thursday, March 2.

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Press release:

 

FANS INVITED TO JOIN ROYCE GRACIE, SAKURABA, WANDERLEI SILVA, MATT MITRIONE, ‘KING MO’ & ‘BIG’ JOHN MCCARTHY AT BELLATOR 170 FAN FEST AT DAVE & BUSTER’S IN LOS ANGELES

WHAT: Bellator 170 Fan Fest

WHERE: Dave & Buster’s at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center

6081 Center Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90045

WHEN: Thursday, January 19

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

WHO:

Royce Gracie

Kazushi Sakuraba

Wanderlei Silva

King Mo

John McCarthy

Matt Mitrione

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Looking to mark the end of the year with a comeback story, Ronda Rousey will return to the octagon in T-Mobile Arena at UFC 207. The #2 ranked (UFC fighter rankings) female bantamweight fighter will headline the event by taking on the defending champ, Amanda Nunes. The battle between the future and past of the women's bantamweight division will occur on the 30th of December in Paradise, Nevada. This article will preview the event, detailing the official fight card and providing predictions on Rousey's hotly anticipated return to the MMA after her crushing defeat to Holly Holms during UFC 193.

Main Card Predictions

Amanda Nunes (13-4) vs. Ronda Rousey (12-1)

Odds: Nunes +105 Rousey -135

Returning for a title defense after a stunning upset of previous champion Miesha Tate, Amanda Nunes is attempting to defend her first title defense against one of the most popular female MMA fighters of all time. Rousey, who last time in the Octagon resulted in the first defeat of her illustrious career, in one of the biggest upsets in UFC history when she suffered a knockout loss to Holly Holm, is expected to return vengeance. Still, despite taking a year off and vowing to return stronger than ever, her opponent Nunes has demonstrated consistency through her title run. With over nine knockouts in 13 fights, Nunes arrives in the bout more confident than the startled Rousey who is still facing the implications of her first ever defeat.

Although the mental advantage is definitely on the Brazilian side and should make her a definite favorite, many oddsmakers have Rousey as the winning the bout due to her very aggressiveness and excellent grappling skills. Overall, the fight should see two good, similarly matched fighters play to their strengths. However, in the end, the mental advantage of Amanda Nunes should allow her to prevail and retain the bantamweight title.

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On the undercard of tomorrow night's UFC event is a very intriguing matchup. Roy "Big Country" Nelson takes on Alistair "The Reem" Overeem in a fight that could very well go either way. What makes this fight so interesting is that it could end with just one punch--in either man's favor.

Roy Nelson is famed for his overhand right, a punch that has knocked out many a UFC contender. And Alistair Overeem has been on the wrong end of a few spectaculars knockouts in his career. So if Big Country is able to land a big shot, it should be lights out for Alistair.

Despite this, however, the betting odds slightly favor Overeem going into the match. Although his chin is somewhat suspect, The Reem is an explosive puncher himself and a powerful grappler with a devastating ground and pound game. A former K1 kickboxing and Strikeforce MMA champ, Overeem has been in the game for a long time and has the tools to beat Nelson--if he doesn't get caught.  Conversely, Nelson has been a recent victim of knockout blows himself and people have begun questioning his chin. One bomb from Overeem could spell the end of his night.

So while the odds makers have this bout favoring The Reem, I see it as a straight up pick 'em fight. It's just a matter of who gets to the other man's chin first.

If you are a betting man, choose wisely when placing a bet on this bout, or maybe don't bet at all. There are plenty of other fights coming up in the UFC and Bellator and WSOF that might better bets if you follow the sport. One excellent site for betting is UFCBetting.com, where you can find results and analysis and use their UFC betting guide to help you make the best bet possible.

And here is one other piece of advice for those watching the Roy Nelson vs. Alistair Overeem match at UFC 185. Don't blink!

There has been a lot of speculation about a supposed lawsuit against the UFC by professional MMA fighters and their managers. Well, the rumors are true. There will be a press conference tomorrow at 1pm PST.

The presser will take place at the Hyatt Place San Jose/Downtown in San Jose, Calif., 95113.

Shit just got real.


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MMA is the fastest growing sport in the world. Since it first exploded on the scene in 1993 with UFC 1, the sport has grown by leaps and bounds, and now events take place all over the world. In fact, in countries as diverse as Sweden, Mexico and China, MMA is growing at an amazing rate. There is just something special about two competitors being locked in a cage for 15 to 25 minutes, in a battle to determine which fighter is the best fighter that night.

At first, the sport of MMA was strictly a man's game. But after a few years, women decided to get in on the action, and eventually big female MMA stars were born. Gina Carano, who fought for Strikeforce, became an action movie star after her MMA career ended. And now Ronda Rousey, the reigning UFC women's champion, is following in Gina's footsteps, with a recent movie credit in the Expendables 3 with Sylvester Stallone.

But not only are the fighters and fans winning in MMA. The soaring popularity of mixed martial arts has presented enthusiasts on betting with ample opportunity to get in on the action as well. One of the popular amongst online bookmakers is William Hill, where you can wager on MMA and many other sports as well. You can visit their website to see all of their sports betting offers such as on Mixed Martial Arts, boxing, basketball and so on.

There is a lot of money to be made by savvy bettors who study MMA. Knowing the fighters, their strengths and weaknesses, and their current injury status, can tell you a lot about who will win the fight. When it comes to betting on MMA, it's more about skill than luck, so if you are a devoted fan, you definitely have an inside track when it comes to betting on the fights.

Betting on MMA, in some ways, actually makes more sense than betting on team sports. With just two competitors facing off, it's much easier to study the fighters and learn about how their styles will mesh in the cage. In addition, the fighters all have social media accounts, which provide valuable insider information about how the fighters are doing in their training camps, and what fans can expect to see come fight night.

If you're thinking on trying your hand at sports betting, checking the odds on MMA is a great way to get started. But remember to roll it in a trustworthy portal for safety especially when dealing online.

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The UFC’s great lightweight fighter, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar was not only in attendance for MSG’s Grapple At The Garden event, but he was also a competitor. Featured as one of the main events, he competed against Brooklyn’s own Phillipe Nover (who also had a stint on The Ultimate Fighter).

After his match, Frankie gave a quickie interview on the subject of wrestling with kids as a positive influence and how he felt going back to his native sport from Mixed Martial Arts.

Another fantastic short film by MMA's premier videographer Kahleem Poole Tejada.

 

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