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January 21, 2018
Aaron Pico knocks out Shane Kruchten with a brutal body shot to win his 3rd professional fight
Aaron Pico’s 3rd professional fight at Bellator 192 lasted all of 37 seconds and ended with a vicious body shot to Shane Kruchten’s (12-4 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) midsection. Kruchten got up briefly but a Pico left hook ended his evening.
Since losing his inaugural bout, Pico has shown why he is touted as the next superstar in MMA with two first round knockouts.
September 25, 2017
Aaron Pico Shines in Second Pro Bout
Aaron Pico’s professional MMA debut on June 24 did not turn out as expected with the highly touted prospect going down to Zach Freeman in 24 seconds by guillotine choke.
Three months later, Aaron Pico’s second professional MMA bout all but erased the memory of his debut loss. The 21 year-old landed a savage left to the midsection of Justin Lin at 3:45 in round 1 to win by knockout at Bellator 183.
Pico dropped from featherweight to lightweight for his second bout.
July 30, 2017
Jon Jones defeats Daniel Cormier to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight title
Jon Jones (23-1) knocked out Daniel Cormier (19-2) in the third round of their championship bout at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California. The third round knock-out win put an end to Cormier’s two year run as UFC light heavyweight champion.
The match was close, with Cormier being the aggressor throughout the bout until Jones landed a head kick that sent Cormier staggering. Seconds later, referee John McCarthy stopped the bout.
Cormier’s only two professional losses have come again Jones, who praised Cormier after the fight.
March 12, 2017
Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson 2 is set for UFC 210
Daniel Cormier will defend his light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson at UFC 210 in Buffalo on April 8. The fight was originally scheduled to take place at UFC 206 in Toronto last month but Cormier had to withdraw with a groin injury.
Cormier beat Johnson at UFC 187 in May, 2015 to become the light heavyweight champion after Jon Jones was stripped of the title due to legal issues.
Cormier's last fight was a decision win over Anderson Silva at UFC 200 in July. Johnson knocked out Glover Teixeira in his most recent bout at UFC 202 in August. Johnson has won three fights in a row since losing to Cormier at UFC 187.
February 2, 2017
Jones Cormier II may be in the works
Dana White recently said that the former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones may be next in line for the winner of the Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson bout scheduled for April.
Jones remains under a one-year suspension for a failed drug test prior to UFC 200, but that suspension is set to expire this summer.
Jones was stripped of the interim title he won in April 2016 after returning from legal troubles.
October 14, 2016
Dana White announces that Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson will headline UFC 206
Dana White confirmed this week that Cormier and Johnson will headline the December 10th event. As of Wednesday evening on UFC.com, Cormier vs. Johnson is listed below a “to be determined fight,” which has only increased speculation that the event may feature the return of former welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre. White denied that rumor.
June 24, 2016
Former NFL star Hershel Walker ready to step back in the cage after a five-year layoff
54-year old Walker recently told TMZSports.com that he is interested in getting back into MMA.
"I told people guys I can fight again. I don't know why people think I can't. I'm a little different. I'm not like everyone else. There's not a doubt in my mind I could fight again and I would love to do it."
Walker had his first professional fight at age 47 in 2010 for the now defunct Strikeforce, which he won by TKO. In his second bout in 2011, Walker earned his second win by TKO. Since the he has been inactive.
Walker has told Bellator CEO Scott Coker that he hopes to fight this year, “Scott Coker's a good friend of mine. When Scott gets ready he'll give me a deal, and I told him I want to do something by the end of the year."
April 3, 2016
Daniel Cormier issues an apology via Twitter for bowing out of UFC 197 due to injury
"The decision to not fight on April 23rd was one of the hardest decisions I've had to make. I've been scheduled to fight 18 times and I have made that walk every time. I want to apologize to Jon Jones, Lorenzo Fertitta, Dana White and all of the UFC fans for not being able to defend my title. This truly saddens me, but as with everything else in life, it goes on. The recovery should not take very long and I can't wait to compete and defend my title again. For all the fans, thanks for your support, I appreciate each and every one of you. DC"
April 2, 2016
Daniel Cormier forced out of rematch with Jon Jones at UFC 197 due to leg injury
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier will not be able to defend his belt against Jon Jones at UFC 197 on April 23rd due to a leg injury he sustained. According to sources, Cormier suffered an injury to his shin sometime last week.
Jones tweeted “I don’t wish injuries on anyone, I hope you have a healthy recovery Daniel. Enjoy that belt”
It is not clear is Jones will still fight at UFC 197. Jones has not fought since his arrest in April 2015.
February 22, 2016
Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2 officially set for April 23rd
The much anticipated rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be the main event at UFC 197 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 23rd.
Jones defeated Cormier in January 2015 at UFC 182 by unanimous decision in their earlier match, but Cormier won the belt from Anthony Johnson at UFC 188 after Jones was stripped of the belt and suspended by the UFC for his involvement in a felony hit-and-run incident.
The co-main event at UFC 197 will feature UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson taking on Henry Cujedo, in what promises to be a memorable evening.
UFC 182 was the last time Jones stepped into the octagon.