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Bellator 102 marked the opening rounds of the four man Heavyweight tournament. In the first Heavyweight fight, Vinicius Queiroz knocked out UFC vet Lavar Johnson at :23 of round 1. In the second Heavyweight fight which also served as the main event, UFC vet Cheick Kongo defeated Mark Godbeer via TKO at 2:04 of round 2. Also on the card Mikkel Parlo and Brennan Ward advanced to the finals of the Middleweight tournament while Anthony Leone advanced to the finals of the Bantamweight tournament.
Maximum Fighting Championship held its biggest fight card to date, hosting not one, not two, but THREE title fights at MFC 38. The first belt that was on the line was the Heavyweight strap. Anthony Hamilton pulled off a surprising head kick KO to defeat Smealinho Rama at :12 of round 2. Up next was the Middleweight title fight. Sam Alvey defeated Jason South via TKO in one of the latest stoppages in MMA history (4:56 of round 5). Finally the main event saw two Bantamweights battle for the belt. Anthony Birchak out lasted Tito Jones and won via rear naked choke at 3:30 of round 2.
In the main event of Cage Warriors 60 Stevie Ray defeated Sean Carter via rear naked choke at 4:40 of round 1 to claim the Lightweight belt.
The UFC has signed Flyweight Sergio Pettis and Women's Bantamweight Bethe Correia.
Bellator Middleweight champion Alexander "Storm" Shlemenko will defend his title against Doug Marshall at Bellator 108 on November 15th.
Reebok has extended their deal with UFC Welterweight title contender Johny Hendricks.
The World Series of Fighting has announced they will be heading to Canada for the very first time for WSOF 7. The headliner of the card will be Light Heavyweight Mike Kyle against Anthony Johnson.
Former UFC Lightweight fighter Efrain Escudero is scheduled to fight Luis Palomino at CFA 12.
Welterweight fighter Matthew Riddle has announced that he will be coming out of retirement and fighting at Bellator 109.
The UFC has suspended Heavyweight Ben Rothwell for elevated testosterone levels following his latest win against Brandon Vera.
A Heavyweight fight between Alistair Overeem and Frank Mir has been moved to UFC 169 on Super Bowl weekend. It will be the co main event to the Light Heavyweight title fight of Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira.
Bellator Heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov will defend his title against Vitaly Minakov at Bellator 109.
UFC Heavyweight veteran Mike Russow has signed with the WSOF.