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Bellator 256 post-event facts: Lyoto Machida falls to 0-4 in rematches
Check out all the facts and figures from Bellator 256, which took place Friday in Uncasville, Conn.      Related StoriesBellator 256 faceoff video highlights: Cat Zingano returns in vintage fashionBellator 256 pre-event facts: Can Lyoto Machida finally win a rematch?Fight Game on the 'Gram: Diana Avsaragova's best posts before Bellator 256 
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Kevin Holland pitches Marvin Vettori vs. Derek Brunson since they 'hump so well'
Kevin Holland has lost two UFC main events 21-day span, and both defeats came through similar means.       Related StoriesMike Perry at a loss after UFC on ABC 2: 'I used to be great'UFC on ABC 2 results: Marvin Vettori outwrestles Kevin Holland for unanimous decision winJoe Schilling's request for Daniel Rodriguez to throw a kick they practiced 'on mushrooms,' explained 
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Joe Schilling's request for Daniel Rodriguez to throw a kick they practiced 'on mushrooms,' explained
Daniel Rodriguez didn't end up throwing the kick, but we very much look forward to seeing it some day.       Related StoriesJoe Schilling's request for Daniel Rodriguez to throw a kick they practiced 'on mushrooms,' explained - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2 results: Daniel Rodriguez busts up Mike Perry in dominant win - EnclosureMarvin Vettori stumps for title shot after UFC on ABC 2: 'I'm next' 
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Marvin Vettori stumps for title shot after UFC on ABC 2: 'I'm next'
Marvin Vettori has no doubts he's the most deserving for a UFC middleweight title fight.       Related StoriesMarvin Vettori stumps for title shot after UFC on ABC 2: 'I'm next' - EnclosureMackenzie Dern hopes to crack top five after UFC on ABC 2 win over Nina NunesMackenzie Dern hopes to crack top five after UFC on ABC 2 win over Nina Nunes - Enclosure 
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Mike Perry at a loss after UFC on ABC 2: 'I used to be great'
Mike Perry, who has one fight left on his contract, fell to under .500 with the promotion for the first time at UFC on ABC 2.       Related StoriesMackenzie Dern hopes to crack top five after UFC on ABC 2 win over Nina NunesMackenzie Dern hopes to crack top five after UFC on ABC 2 win over Nina Nunes - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2 results: Daniel Rodriguez busts up Mike Perry in dominant win - Enclosure 
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Mackenzie Dern hopes to crack top five after UFC on ABC 2 win over Nina Nunes
In the middle of a four-fight winning streak, is Mackenzie Dern top-five material in the UFC strawweight division?       Related StoriesMackenzie Dern hopes to crack top five after UFC on ABC 2 win over Nina Nunes - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2 results: Marvin Vettori outwrestles Kevin Holland for unanimous decision winUFC on ABC 2 results: Marvin Vettori outwrestles Kevin Holland for unanimous decision win - Enclosure 
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UFC on ABC 2 bonuses: Mackenzie Dern's armbar finish earns her $50,000
Mackenzie Dern picked up her third bonus in her last four fights with yet another submission victory.      Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2 breakdown: Can Kevin Holland's cardio keep up with Marvin Vettori?Twitter reacts to Marvin Vettori's wrestling-heavy win over Kevin Holland at UFC on ABC 2UFC on ABC 2 play-by-play and live results (noon ET) 
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UFC on ABC 2 results: Marvin Vettori outwrestles Kevin Holland for unanimous decision win
Marvin Vettori is now on a five-fight winning streak after defeating Kevin Holland at UFC on ABC 2.       Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2 results: Marvin Vettori outwrestles Kevin Holland for unanimous decision win - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2 results: Daniel Rodriguez busts up Mike Perry in dominant win - EnclosureTwitter reacts to Marvin Vettori's wrestling-heavy win over Kevin Holland at UFC on ABC 2 
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Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill are down for Julian Marquez's challenge
Let's find out who's the best at badminton and pickleball in Kansas City.       Related StoriesPatrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill are down for Julian Marquez's challenge - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2 video: Julian Marquez ruthlessly chokes Sam Alvey unconsciousUFC on ABC 2 video: Julian Marquez ruthlessly chokes Sam Alvey unconscious - Enclosure 
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Twitter reacts to Marvin Vettori's wrestling-heavy win over Kevin Holland at UFC on ABC 2
See the top Twitter reactions to Marvin Vettori's win over Kevin Holland in the UFC on ABC 2 main event.      Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2 breakdown: Can Kevin Holland's cardio keep up with Marvin Vettori?UFC on ABC 2 play-by-play and live results (noon ET)UFC on ABC 2 pre-event facts: Kevin Holland makes record-tying main event turnaround 
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UFC on ABC 2 results: Arnold Allen outworks Sodiq Yusuff, advances to 8-0 in UFC
Arnold Allen emerged victorious over Sodiq Yusuff in a matchup of "next generation" featherweights at UFC on ABC 2.       Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2 results: Arnold Allen outworks Sodiq Yusuff, advances to 8-0 in UFC - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2 results: Mackenzie Dern shuts down Nina Nunes, wins by first-round submissionUFC on ABC 2 results: Mackenzie Dern shuts down Nina Nunes, wins by first-round submission - Enclosure 
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UFC on ABC 2 video: Julian Marquez ruthlessly chokes Sam Alvey unconscious
"I just squeezed for dear life like I was trying to pop off his head."       Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2 video: Julian Marquez ruthlessly chokes Sam Alvey unconscious - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2 results: Mackenzie Dern shuts down Nina Nunes, wins by first-round submissionUFC on ABC 2 results: Mackenzie Dern shuts down Nina Nunes, wins by first-round submission - Enclosure 
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UFC on ABC 2 results: Mackenzie Dern shuts down Nina Nunes, wins by first-round submission
Mackenzie Dern pushed her winning streak to four as she continued to make a push toward title contender status.       Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2 results: Mackenzie Dern shuts down Nina Nunes, wins by first-round submission - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2 results: Daniel Rodriguez busts up Mike Perry in dominant winUFC on ABC 2: Best photos from Las Vegas 
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UFC on ABC 2 results: Daniel Rodriguez busts up Mike Perry in dominant win
Daniel Rodriguez's slick striking was the catalyst to a convincing victory over Mike Perry at UFC on ABC 2.       Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2: Best photos from Las VegasUFC on ABC 2: Official scorecards from Las VegasUFC on ABC 2 video: Heavyweight Jarjis Danho obliterates Yorgan De Castro with perfect KO punch 
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UFC on ABC 2 video: Heavyweight Jarjis Danho obliterates Yorgan De Castro with perfect KO punch
This was brutal.       Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2 video: Heavyweight Jarjis Danho obliterates Yorgan De Castro with perfect KO punch - EnclosureUFC's Sean O'Malley casually asks Dominick Cruz: 'Who's a bigger fight than me right now?'UFC on ABC 2: Best photos from Las Vegas 
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UFC's Sean O'Malley casually asks Dominick Cruz: 'Who's a bigger fight than me right now?'
Sean O'Malley was calm, cool and collected in a video callout of former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz.       Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2: Best photos from Las VegasUFC on ABC 2 video: Impa Kasanganay rebounds from viral KO loss with submission winUFC on ABC 2 video: Impa Kasanganay rebounds from viral KO loss with submission win - Enclosure 
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Henry Cejudo says 'it's going down' with Floyd Mayweather. Believe that?
Floyd Mayweather teased that he's working on a "huge deal" with Dana White – but a fight with "Triple C"?       Related StoriesHenry Cejudo says 'it's going down' with Floyd Mayweather. Believe that? - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2: Best photos from Las VegasUFC on ABC 2 video: Impa Kasanganay rebounds from viral KO loss with submission win 
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UFC on ABC 2 video: Impa Kasanganay rebounds from viral KO loss with submission win
Impa Kasanganay put his viral knockout loss to Joaquin Buckley in the past with a finish of his own at UFC on ABC 2.       Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2 video: Impa Kasanganay rebounds from viral KO loss with submission win - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2: Best photos from Las VegasUFC on ABC 2: Official scorecards from Las Vegas 
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With Ryan Bader advancing, Scott Coker says interim Bellator heavyweight title 'likely'
The heavyweight title has not been defended since September 2019.       Related StoriesRyan Bader: Bellator 256 win over Lyoto Machida a testament to my growthRyan Bader: Bellator 256 win over Lyoto Machida a testament to my growth - EnclosureDiana Avsaragova after good looking Bellator debut KO: 'I proved today that I belong here' 
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Ryan Bader: Bellator 256 win over Lyoto Machida a testament to my growth
Nine years after he came up short, Ryan Bader defeated Lyoto Machida and elaborated on what that means for him moving forward.       Related StoriesRyan Bader: Bellator 256 win over Lyoto Machida a testament to my growth - EnclosureDiana Avsaragova after good looking Bellator debut KO: 'I proved today that I belong here'Diana Avsaragova after good looking Bellator debut KO: 'I proved today that I belong here' - Enclosure 
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Diana Avsaragova after good looking Bellator debut KO: 'I proved today that I belong here'
Diana Avsaragova set out to prove she's a combination of beauty and brawn, and she did just that with a vicious 29-second win.       Related StoriesDiana Avsaragova after good looking Bellator debut KO: 'I proved today that I belong here' - EnclosureBellator 256 results: Cat Zingano shows slick ground game in armbar submission win - EnclosureBellator 256 results: Ryan Bader smashes Lyoto Machida, advances to grand prix semifinal - Enclosure 
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UFC on ABC 2 play-by-play and live results (noon ET)
Check out live play-by-play and official results from UFC on ABC 2 in Las Vegas.      Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2 breakdown: Can Kevin Holland's cardio keep up with Marvin Vettori?'No one could hype me like DMX can': MMA fighters pay tribute to rap legend after his deathFight Game on the 'Gram: Diana Avsaragova's best posts before Bellator 256 
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UFC on ABC 2 discussion thread
UFC on ABC 2 takes place Saturday in Las Vegas, and you can discuss the event here.       Related StoriesUFC on ABC 2 discussion thread - EnclosureUFC on ABC 2 play-by-play and live results (noon ET)Aljamain Sterling reveals neck surgery will delay UFC title rematch with Petr Yan 
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Photos: Best of Bellator 256
Check out these photos highlighting the action from Bellator 256 at Mohegan Sun Arena       Related StoriesPhotos: Bellator 256 weigh-ins and faceoffsIuri Lapicus def. Eddie Alvarez by DQ at ONE on TNT I: Best photosAdriano Moraes def. Demetrious Johnson at ONE on TNT I: Best photos 
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Scott Coker provides timeline on Bellator return to hosting events on the road
When it comes to hosting events outside the bubble at Mohegan Sun, Bellator president Scott Coker "can see light at the end of the tunnel."       Related StoriesScott Coker provides timeline on Bellator return to hosting events on the road - EnclosureBellator 256 results: Cat Zingano shows slick ground game in armbar submission winBellator 256 results: Cat Zingano shows slick ground game in armbar submission win - Enclosure 
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Aljamain Sterling reveals neck surgery will delay UFC title rematch with Petr Yan
UFC champion Aljamain Sterling says the illegal knee he took from Petr Yan has forced him into having surgery on an old injury.       Related StoriesBellator 256 results: Ryan Bader smashes Lyoto Machida, advances to grand prix semifinalBellator 256 results: Ryan Bader smashes Lyoto Machida, advances to grand prix semifinal - EnclosureTwitter Mailbag: Can Marvin Vettori earn a title shot at UFC on ABC 2? 
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Bellator 256 results: Ryan Bader smashes Lyoto Machida, advances to grand prix semifinal
Ryan Bader avenged his 2012 loss to Lyoto Machida and advanced to the tournament semifinal.       Related StoriesBellator 256 results: Ryan Bader smashes Lyoto Machida, advances to grand prix semifinal - EnclosureBellator 256 video: Diana Avsaragova scorches in debut with 29-second knockout - EnclosureBellator 256 video: Diana Avsaragova scorches in debut with 29-second knockout 
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Bellator 256 results: Liz Carmouche outhustles Vanessa Porto to win unanimous decision
Liz Carmouche might not get any credit for style points, but she's got a victory.       Related StoriesBellator 256 results: Cat Zingano shows slick ground game in armbar submission winBellator 256 results: Cat Zingano shows slick ground game in armbar submission win - EnclosureTwitter Mailbag: Can Marvin Vettori earn a title shot at UFC on ABC 2? 
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Bellator 256 results: Cat Zingano shows slick ground game in armbar submission win
Cat Zingano is now 2-for-2 in Bellator and has her hopes up for a featherweight title shot after a nice showing.       Related StoriesBellator 256 results: Cat Zingano shows slick ground game in armbar submission win - EnclosureBellator 256 video: Diana Avsaragova scorches in debut with 29-second knockout - EnclosureBellator 256 video: Diana Avsaragova scorches in debut with 29-second knockout 
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Twitter Mailbag: Can Marvin Vettori earn a title shot at UFC on ABC 2?
MMA Junkie's Nolan King answers questions about Marvin Vettori, Kevin Holland, Jon Jones, Demetrious Johnson, and more!       Related StoriesSodiq Yusuff details streak of bad luck during time off: 'I've had zero income'Sodiq Yusuff details streak of bad luck during time off: 'I've had zero income' - EnclosureSam Alvey 'absolutely' fighting to keep UFC job: 'For 15 minutes, I'm going to be evil' 
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