Gegard Mousasi shows his class at Bellator 264, while controversy reigns at the PFL Playoffs
‘The Dreamcatcher’ produced a dominant performance to retain his Bellator middleweight title.
Tom Aspinall reveals conversation with Dana White that led to UFC’s London return
Paddy Pimblett vows to ‘put on a showcase with my hands and my feet’ vs. Jordan Leavitt
Molly McCann discusses her evolution as a fighter ahead of UFC London return
Nathaniel Wood can’t wait to make octagon return on home soil at UFC London
With no UFC card at the weekend, the attention of the MMA-watching world was on Bellator and PFL, who went head to head with solid cards of action last Friday night.
Bellator 264 saw middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi retain his 185-pound title with victory over No. 1 contender John Salter, while former welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov marked his return to the Bellator cage with an impressive win.
Bantamweight contender Raufeon Stots also had a night to remember, as he became the only man not named Petr Yan to hand Russian contender Magomed Magomedov an L.
Meanwhile, there was controversy over at the PFL Playoffs, as Clay Collard was denied a place in the $1 million lightweight season final after a hotly disputed unanimous decision went the way of his opponent Raush Manfio – despite the majority of those watching scoring the fight for “Cassius.”
Things were more clear cut at welterweight, however, as former champions Ray Cooper III and Magomed Magomedkerimov both picked up clear decision wins to book a titanic ex-champ vs. ex-champ battle for the 2021 170-pound crown.
On this week’s show, we recap both events, and also take a look ahead to the weekend’s offerings, with Bellator, PFL and the UFC all hosting fight cards.
There’s also time to discuss Dustin Poirier’s next move, as he continues to cross words with Nate Diaz on social media. Would he really rather face Diaz than challenge Charles Oliveira for the UFC lightweight title? We give our take.
It’s another packed show, and it’s all yours, right here.