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Why 'big-game hunter' Frank Mir wanted Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator grand prix

Even before he officially got the matchup, Frank Mir knew he wanted a fight with Fedor Emelianenko.

The way Mir, a former UFC heavyweight champion, sees it, former longtime PRIDE titleholder Emelianenko is the biggest name in the eight-man field of the… 419 more words

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Bellator heavyweight grand prix opening odds: TBA favored over 'King Mo,' Sonnen, 'Rampage'

Welcome to the wild world of multi-event MMA tournaments, where chaos often reigns supreme.

Take for instance the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix 2018, where eight fighters – heavyweights and light heavyweights – will fight for the organization’s vacant heavyweight title. 377 more words

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Who wins Bellator heavyweight grand prix? A primer on the good, the old and the weird

Agent of chaos and promoter extraordinaire Scott Coker is at it again.

The man who ended his reign as Strikeforce CEO with the wild and crazy notion of a heavyweight grand prix is now repeating history as Bellator President, and the result is bound to be memorable – one way or another. 1,933 more words

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The Speed Bag: The lunacy of Bellator's heavyweight grand prix – and why that's a great thing

At long last, Bellator will have a new heavyweight champion. It’s just that, you’re going to have to wait more than a year from now, it appears, to know who it is. 186 more words

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2564 with Dustin Poirier, Frank Mir

Stream or download Monday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Dustin Poirier and Frank Mir.

Poirier unpacked his win over Anthony Pettis at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 120 card in Norfolk, Va. 50 more words

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Bellator makes 2018 heavyweight grand prix official – check out the new poster

Bellator made official its 2018 heavyweight tournament today, news first reported this past Friday by USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.

The field features eight big names in the division: Former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA); two-time UFC titleholder Frank Mir (18-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA); Matt Mitrione (12-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA); and “Ultimate Fighter” winner Roy Nelson (23-14 MMA, 1-0 BMMA). 187 more words

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Dustin Poirier and Frank Mir

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Dustin Poirier and Frank Mir.

Poirier defeated former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 120 headliner. 230 more words

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