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Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Friday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The Bellator light heavyweight and former UFC middleweight title challenger made his decision in the cage after his second-round TKO loss to Lyoto Machida at Bellator 222. After the result was shared, he laid his
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2:48 AM ET Marc RaimondiESPN Fedor Emelianenko is not done with mixed martial arts. Bellator president Scott Coker announced Friday night that Bellator has signed Emelianenko, widely considered one of the best fighters in MMA history, to a multifight extension. Speaking at the Bellator 222 postfight news conference, Coker said the deal would allow Emelianenko
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NEW YORK — When Rory MacDonald was Rory MacDonald, a jiu-jitsu specialist like Neiman Gracie would not have stood a chance with him in a standup cage fight. But there they were, on their feet for the entirety of the first round of Friday’s welterweight championship main event of Bellator 222 at Madison Square Garden.
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NEW YORK — Bellator’s bantamweight championship officially belongs to Japan. Kyoji Horiguchi (28-2) claimed Bellator’s 135-pound title in a unanimous decision win over Darrion Caldwell (12-3) in a cross-promotion bout during Bellator 222 on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. It was Horiguchi’s second victory over Caldwell in seven months, as part of a cross-promotion
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NEW YORK — For more than 20 years, Chael Sonnen prided himself as a mixed martial artist who would “always make the walk.” On Friday, he did so for the final time. Sonnen, 42, retired in the Bellator MMA cage Friday following a second-round TKO loss to former UFC champion Lyoto Machida. The 205-pound bout
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9:57 PM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Marc Raimondi UFC San Antonio finally has its main event, according to UFC president Dana White. Rafael dos Anjos will meet Leon Edwards in the welterweight headliner of the July 20 card,
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