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The restraining order case against Tony Ferguson has come to an end.

The wife of the UFC star, Cristina Ferguson, filed a request for a temporary restraining order against Ferguson for her and their 2-year-old son March 13 in Orange County (Calif. ) family court, citing “threatening and violent behavior.” A hearing in the case was scheduled for April 5, but that did not happen, per Cristina Ferguson’s counsel’s request, and the temporary restraining order has expired, per court documents obtained by MMA Fighting.

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Filipino Brave Combat world champion Stephen Loman pulled off a bell-beating knockout win against Elias ‘The Smile’ Boudegzdame of Bahrain and retained his bantamweight title in the Brave 22: Storm of Warriors – Brave Combat Federation’s debut in Manila -- Friday night at the MOA Arena in Pasay City.

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James Gallagher is back on the winning track.

Before last summer, the young upstart Irish grappler had announced himself as the next big thing in MMA, talking a big game and backing it up with pristine submissions. He was quickly drawing comparisons to Conor McGregor with his penchant for showmanship. But at Bellator 204, Ricky Bandejas put Gallagher’s plans on hold, knocking him out in under three minutes.

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The second installment of Bellator’s double header kicks off this Saturday from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. Bellator 216 will be capped off with the long awaited bout between the veteran striker Paul Daley and the undefeated sharpshooter Michael “Venom” Page. That matchup will get its own preview post as this write-up will cover the rest of the main card.

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Bare Knuckle FC 4 just wrapped up from Cancun, Mexico. The top of the billing saw Leonard Garcia overcome some early adversity to rally and score a second round TKO to capture the Bare Knuckle FC middleweight belt. Bec Rawlings dished out enough damage to Cecilia Flores in the early rounds to hang on and walk away with a unanimous decision to retain her Bare Knuckle FC title. Rawlings lost a tooth in the fight, but she won nonetheless.

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. — Ryan Bader stopped Fedor Emelianenko just 35 seconds into the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix finale Saturday night, becoming the first Bellator fighter to hold two championship belts simultaneously.

Bader (27-5) floored the vaunted Russian heavyweight with a left hook from distance in the opening exchanges of their long-anticipated bout. He added a right hand on the ground and a hammer fist, forcing the early stoppage at the famous Forum south of downtown Los Angeles.

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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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