MMAMotion Week In Focus #2

Another week in the crazy world of MMA, we have had UFC Calgary with a crazy card, Conor Mcgregor has had his court hearing, Bellator adding multiple fighters to their roster and Dana Whites Tuesday Night Contender Series once again lives up to expectations. In this article, we will take a quick look at the main things that happened in mixed martial arts last week.

Jose Aldo returns to winning ways

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UFC Calgary was a good night for fans of the supreme Jose Aldo. The Brazillian came back from an early onslaught from Jeremy Stephens and landed a peach of a body shot which dropped Stephens like a sack of potatoes.

Aldo proved to the doubters that he still belongs at the top of the featherweight division and it will be exciting to see where Aldo goes from here.

Click the below links to see the results from the rest of the card and what we think will be next for the winners and losers of UFC Calgary:

Results: UFC Fight Night – Alvarez vs Poirier 2

Opinion: What next for Dustin Poirier and the other UFC Calgary main card winners?

Whats Next For The Defeated From UFC Calgary

UFC announces Tyron Woodley vs Darren Till for UFC 228

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The UFC has declared that Englands own Darren Till will be next to have a shot at the welterweight crown holder, Tyron Woodley.

With interim champ, Colby Covington out until the end of the year due to nasal surgery, the UFC decided to put this fight together. It’s thought that Covington will fight the winner, but that’s not been confirmed as of yet. In his last fight Till beat #1 contender Stephen Thompson so the matchmaker’s decision is surely justified.

For more on the announcement click the below link:

Breaking: Darren Till vs Tyron Woodley at UFC 228

Bellator signs 22 Europeans to their ever-growing roster

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With Bellator trying to grow their audience, they have declared that they will hold six events in the UK and Ireland within 12 months from October/November of this year. Former UFC fighters Norman Parke and Jim Wallhead are amongst the names of fighters signed to MMAs second biggest promotion.

For the full list of signed fighters click the below link:

Bellator Add 22 Europeans To Their Roster

A week to forget for Nick Newell

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Many expected Nick Newell to win his fight on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series and earn a contract straight into the UFC, but Alex Munoz had other ideas. In a fight where Newell was constantly suppressed and outclassed, it was Munoz who got the nod from the judges after 15 minutes of action.

To see the results of the event and who got the contracts click the link below:

Recap & Highlights: DWTNCS S2, Week 6 – Jeff Hughes, Sodiq Yusuff & Jim Crute get contracts as Nick Newell falls short

Kevin Holland gets short notice fight at UFC 227

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Despite not receiving a direct contract from his fight on the Contender Series, Kevin Holland got a call this week to step straight into a PPV to show he belongs in MMA’s greatest proving ground.

“Trailblazer” looked very good in his fight in week one of this series, but he failed to get the finish over Will Santiago Jr but will hope to get a stoppage over Thiago Santos this upcoming Saturday.

We caught up with Holland for an interview after his fight at DWTNCS, Click below for the full interview:

Kevin Holland Interview Following DWTNCS

Conor McGregor pleads guilty

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The biggest name in MMA appeared before the judge this week and pleaded guilty for the charges held against him. Conor McGregor received community service and anger management for his actions.

For the full story click the below link:

Report: Conor McGregor Sentenced to 5 Days Community Service & Anger Management

Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero square up at UFC 230

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It has been confirmed that number one middleweight contender Yoel Romero will fight heavy hitter, Paulo Costa in New York on November 3rd at UFC 230.

Many did not expect to see Romero fight again at middleweight after failing to make weight on a few occasions, most recently in his title shot against Robert Whittaker in June, but this fight has been booked so Romero must believe he can make the 185-pound limit.

If Costa wins he’d surely be next to fight the champ and the same for Romero depending on him making weight… You’d expect.

For the full story click below:

Breaking: Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa at UFC 230

Michael Bisping’s eye injury is finally repaired

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Former UFC middleweight champion Michael “The Count” Bisping has finally had the operation on his eye.  Bisping has suffered from a horrific injusry of detached Retina on multiple occasions, and since announcing his retirement from mixed martial arts, the Englishmen shared this photo showing his newly fixed eye.

All news confirmed and accurate from 22nd – 29th of July 2018.

Ryan Cambridge

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