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Like a hungry wolf, Ruel Catalan of Catalan Fighting System quickly pounced on a hapless victim in Dipolog Top Team’s George Mascardo to post an overwhelming victory and rule the Casino Filipino (CF) Battle Extreme Tournament of Superstars (BETS) VII last Sept. 14 at the CF Manila Bay in Ermita, Manila. 

Catalan, who successfully sprang from a disappointing defeat last February to score his seventh win in eight professional outings, delivered solid strikes from the get go as he easily submitted Mascardo in the 1:18 mark of the opening round. The setback was the third in Mascardo’s fighting career and dropped his win-loss record to 7-3. 

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Matt Mitrione and Roy Nelson have been fairly friendly ever since being castmates on The Ultimate Fighter 10 nine years ago. Even after they fought and Nelson knocked out Mitrione in 2012.

Those good feelings have come to an end, Mitrione told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour.

Mitrione beat Nelson by majority decision in the main event of Bellator 194 on Friday night at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut to advance to the semifinals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix tournament. Mitrione won the first two rounds on all the judges’ cards, while Nelson won the third. One judge, Dave Tirelli, scored the third 10-8 for Nelson, making the fight a draw on his card.

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Another major Bellator event, another Bellator event not being headlined by a title fight.
What gives, Scott Coker?
The Bellator boss appeared on The MMA Hour on Monday to clear up some of the controversy over why a World Heavyweight Grand Prix opening round bout between veterans Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen has been granted the main event slot at Bellator 192 this Saturday over a welterweight title clash between defending champion Douglas Lima and former UFC star Rory MacDonald.
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Bellator welterweight contender Rory MacDonald discusses Georges St-Pierre’s middleweight title fight against champion Michael Bisping.

At UFC 217 on November 4th, legendary former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return to the Octagon to face middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Not only is it GSP’s first fight since his controversial win over Johny Hendricks in 2013, but it’s the first time he’s ever competed at 185 pounds.

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Filipino-Portuguese actor Kiko Matos, who became popular after his highly publicized “bigwasan” match with actor Baron Geisler last year, won his first fight with the Universal Reality Combat Championship (URCC) against Billy Jack Magana Sanchez August 12 at the Araneta Coliseum.

Matos defeated Sanchez via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) on round 1 at the 2:15 mark. URCC President and Founder Alvin Aguilar congratulated Matos, saying he knew the actor would win because he had been taking his MMA and Jiu-jitsu training seriously.

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By Robbie Pangilinan

Eight-time Muay Thai  World Champion Vince Soberano is 53 years old but he fights like he is in his 20s. The gym owner, author, TUF coach, and all-around martial arts entrepreneur is in tiptop shape after over 100 fights since his first in 1978.

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