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LOS ANGELES, CA – With the Floyd Mayweather vs Andre Berto title bout “High Stakes” just two weeks away, the challenger and co-feature participants engaged in a light media workout on Friday for the Los Angeles fans and answered questions for the media. George Groves, who will be challenging Badou Jack for the WBC super middleweight strap, took some time to get to know the west coast media and address questions on the upcoming bout. Looking to make a name for himself on American soil, he appeared to be quite pleased when he was informed that pundits consider his bout against Jack to be the one of if not the best fight on the card.
Santa Cruz vs. Mares Weights: Santa Cruz – 124.8 lbs Mares: 125.2 lbs Undercard Weights Hugo Ruiz – 121.4 lbs Julio Cesar Ceja – 121 lbs Alejandro Luna – 135 lbs Sergio Lopez – 134.2 lbs Alfredo Angulo – 163 lbs Hector Munoz – 159.8 lbs
LOS ANGELES, CA — On Saturday night, the collision course between WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz and the challenger, former champion Abner Mares finally comes to a head. In the latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions, Santa Cruz and Mares meet for their long anticipated battle for super bantamweight supremacy. Ahead of the bout the combatants and their teams held court for the final time together before the weigh-in and subsequent match-up. A fight informally coined “The Battle of Los Angeles” looks to be an explosive shoot out that will leave the fans entertained and wanting more. While Mares opted to spend his time at the podium thanking everyone who brought him this…
LAS VEGAS, NV — With fight number 49 against former champion Andre Berto just under three weeks away, Floyd Mayweather opens the doors to the media for a live workout and you can watch right here at 3PM PT. Mayweather vs Berto happens September 12 on Showtime PPV. Get the wings ready.
INGLEWOOD, CA – The fight that continues to have more drama than tickle sells culminated in action at today’s press conference in Inglewood, the site of Saturday night’s showdown. Attempting to pose the fighters for a stare down, Ricardo Mayorga took the opportunity to test out Mosley’s girlfriend assets. Needless to say, she didn’t take too kindly to the gesture. Staged or no? You be the judge. Whatever the outcome, it got the tongues wagging ahead of their Saturday night PPV fight at the Forum.
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Anderson Silva learned his fate today from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and it wasn’t good. Following both pre- and post-fight drug test failures from UFC 183, Silva has been suspended one year with a retro effective date of January 31 of this year. His unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz has now been ruled a no contest. Silva also was handed a fine of 30% of his reported $600,000 fight purse. In addition he will not receive his $200,000 win bonus from the UFC. So in total $380K is gone out the window. Silva will also have to reimburse the state of Nevada the cost of the test in which he failed. Next year…
The final UFC on FOX Sports 1 Fight Night event will take place at Orlando’s Amway Center on Dec. 19 and they plan on closing the year out with a bang. On Thursday the UFC confirmed that Rafael dos Anjos will make his first defense of the lightweight title against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The showdown is a rematch from 2013 when dos Anjos got the better of Cerrone winning by unanimous decision. Since that loss, Cerrone has gone 8-0. For Rafael, this will mark his first time defense since dismantling Anthony Pettis in March at UFC 185. At this time, no future fight have been announced be an update is expected over the new few weeks.
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 12, 2015) – Bellator MMA’s BantamweightChampionship will be on the line in a rematch pitting Marcos “Loro” Galvao (17-6-1) and former champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas (17-4) against one another at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on October 23. The bout between the former teammates will serve as the main event of “Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas,” which airs live on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary bouts will stream on Spike.com at 7 p.m. ET. Additional fights will be announced shortly. Tickets for “Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas,” which start at just $25, go on sale next Friday, August 21 at Ticketmaster.com and the Mohegan Sun Arena box office, with a special Bellator Nation presale available on the 19th and 20th for fans using the…