Bellator headed to Fresno, California for Bellator 125 on Friday. Middleweight Rafael Carvalho made a successful US debut by earning a TKO win over Bellator vet Brian Rogers at 3:06 of round 1. In the main event, Middleweight Melvin Manhoef delivered a brutal overhand right that landed flush on the temple of his opponent Doug Marshall. Manhoef didn't even need to follow up, the KO came at 1:45 of round 1 earning him a title shot.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship made its way to one of the most iconic venues in the sport, the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Women's Bantamweight Miesha Tate won a unanimous decision over Rin Nakai. Welterweight Yoshihiro Akiyama made a successful return to the octagon by winning a unanimous decision over Amir Sadollah. Lightweight Myles Jury remained undefeated after getting a TKO win over Takanori Gomi at 1:32 of round 1. The main event saw Heavyweight Mark Hunt do what he does best. Hunt landed a clever uppercut on "Big Country" Roy Nelson prompting a stoppage that gave him the KO at 3:00 of round 2.
Middleweight Francis Carmont has been released from the UFC.
Undefeated Welterweight champion Nicolas Dalby will defend his belt against Mohsen Bahari in the main event of Cage Warriors 74.
MMA legend Wanderlei Silva has officially announced his retirement.