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Miesha Tate signs a new contract with the UFC

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UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha “Cupcake”Tate has signed a new contract with the promotion.

The former Strikeforce champ and now-UFC champ signed a reported multi- fight deal Tuesday afternoon, as first released by Tate’s management group, KHI management via Twitter.

Following her submission victory over Holly Holm to become champion at UFC 196, she was due for a new contract. Ā Tate is currently on a five-fight win streak, with wins over notable opponents such as Sara McMann, and Jessica Eye. Ā Tate’s management told Fox Sports 1 today that it is, in fact, a multi-fight deal and Tate is “very happy” about it.

Although there is no date set for Tate’s next fight, UFC president Dana White had announced that her next fight would be a rematch with former champ Ronda Rousey. Ā Rousey has said she would not fight until November. Right now Tate is busy with media obligations and enjoying being champ. Ā Tate was not a free agentĀ but was due for the customary a pay increase following her championship win. Tate is only the third Women’s Bantamweight champ since the division was introduced in 2013, with Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey being the only other two women to have held the title.


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Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in UncasvilleĀ CT. This is the first appearanceĀ for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former BellatorĀ champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweightsĀ asĀ Neiman Gracie from the famous GracieĀ BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Complete Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko Fight Card:

Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (56-9, 1 NC)

Welterweight Feature Bout: Neiman Gracie (6-0) vs. Zak Bucia (18-8)

Womenā€™s Flyweight Feature Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Debut)

Lightweight Feature Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0)

Womenā€™s Flyweight Feature Bout: Ana Julaton (2-2) vs. Lisa Blaine (1-0)

Preliminary Card:

Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jordan Young (6-0) vs. Alec Hooben (5-3)

Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Costello van Steenis (8-1) vs. Steve Skrzat (8-9)

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Vinicius de Jesus (5-1) vs. Joaquin Buckley (7-1)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: John Beneduce (2-1) vs. Dean Hancock (2-1)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Timothy Wheeler (1-4) vs. Pete Rogers (2-4)

150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Don Shainis (3-1) vs. Matthew Denning (5-6)

150 lb. Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Frank Sforza (6-0) vs. Vovka Clay (3-2)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Kevin Carrier (Pro Debut) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (Pro Debut)

Flyweight Preliminary Bout: John Lopez

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Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217

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UFC 217 just got even more interesting. Earlier this week, Patrick Cummins pulled out of his light heavyweight matchup with Corey Anderson due to a Staph infection. Corey “Overtime” Anderson was not happy with his opponents decision, even calling out his opponent on Instagram asking how Cummins could, “call it quits so far from fight night”.

The UFC left Anderson on the card, and he found an opponent through the magic of Twitter. Ovince Saint Preux tweeted out directly to Anderson stating:

It didn’t take long for Anderson to respond agreeing to the fight, tagging Mick Maynard and Dana White in his response.

Only a few short hours later, the fight announcement came from the official UFC twitter account.

 

This top 10 Light Heavyweight matchup should add to an already amazing card coming in November at Madison Square Garden. Saint Preux is coming off of back to back wins both due to the very rare von flue choke, he finds himself ranked #7th in the latest edition of the 205-pound rankings. Corey ā€œOvertimeā€ Anderson is 4-2 in his last 6 fights, but is coming off a brutal first round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa in March.

With such a exciting fight added to this card, what do you see happening November 4th? Ā Will Corey Anderson bounce back and look to jump into the top 5 of the rankings, or will Ovince Saint Preux go for a third straight von flue choke? Let us know.

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*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results

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Watch the live weigh-insĀ for Bellator 185 here.

Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in UncasvilleĀ CT. This is the first appearanceĀ for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former BellatorĀ champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweightsĀ asĀ Neiman Gracie from the famous GracieĀ BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.

Full Weigh-inĀ Results: (Updated in real time)

Main Card:

Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)

Preliminary Card:

Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)

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