Bellator NYC Official Weigh In’s – Bellator 180

Bellator NYC Official Weigh In’s Bellator NYC Official Weigh In’s – Bellator NYC is due to take place tomorrow evening, June 24th. This morning, the official weigh ins take place from the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel. Octagon 24/7 is live providing coverage as with all of this weekends activities.   Bellator 180 Main Card (PPV) LHW…

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Bellator UFC: Bellator Declares War Against Rival

Bellator UFC – With the spotlight clearly on them, Bellator has made a clear proclamation; they are no longer content with being MMA’s second largest promotion – they are coming after number one. Bellator UFC 1 First, there were the not-so-subtle jabs at the UFC. Spike President Kevin Kay opened up the Official Bellator NYC…

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Bellator NYC/ Chael Sonnen Press Conference Recap

Spike President Kevin Kay opened the press conference for Bellator 180 NYC by taking a not-so-subtle jab at Dana White and the UFC. With the announcement of the boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather this coming August, Kevin Kay and Bellator wanted to separate themselves from any discussion of potential boxing crossover matches…

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Dominic Mazzotta Interview: Bellator 178 Pre-fight

Dominic Mazzotta Interview Octagon 24/7 was live and on site at the Mohegan Sun for Bellator 178 and picked up a great Dominic Mazzotta interview prior to the fights. Now, the fight did not turn out as planned, as Dominic got caught early with a vicious highlight reel headlock that he actually blocked and the…

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Bellator 178 Coverage from Johnny Stats!

Bellator 178 Coverage Welcome to our Bellator 178 coverage! And in this corner… Hello to the fans of Octagon 24/7.  I’m moving up in the world!  This is John, regretfully known on MMA Fancast as “Johnny Stats”, and I’ve broken through as a guest of the show, to actually (trying to) contribute to the site…

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Octagon 24/7 Has Breakfast with Dominic Mazzotta

What Legends Are Born Of – Dominic Mazzotta Dominic Mazzotta. Some fighters get tense and restless leading up to the biggest fight of their life. Then there are the guys that are too chill to be tense and restless. Enter Dominic Mazzotta into the latter. As this local Pittsburgh blogger and podcaster noticed, nerves are…

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Bellator 178 Weigh-ins: Results and KO prediction

The tension was in the air at the Bellator 178 weigh-ins. Official weights are as follows: Straus Vs. Pitbull 4 Main Card: Bellator 178 Weigh-ins Featherweight World Title Main Event – Daniel Straus (145) vs. Patricio Freire (144) Flyweight Co-Main Event – Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (126) vs. Jessica Middleton (126) Lightweight Feature Bout – Saad Awad (164.5) vs. Ryan Quinn…

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UFC 209 Countdown: Woodley/Wonderboy II

UFC 209 Countdown – As we prepare for UFC 209, the UFC has put together their countdown show. Octagon247.com’s Ryan Middleton and Terry Dactyl provided a complete preview of the main card on MMA Fancast, available on iTunes, Stitcher and your favorite podcast app, as well as online at octagon247.com. It is time for the…

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UFC 207 Dana White Media Day Scrum

UFC 207 Dana White Media Day Scrum UFC 207 is just one day away and yesterday, Dana White spent a half hour with the media in an impromptu scrum. Dana and the media went over a myriad of topic, including Ronda Rousey and the situation with her not taking part int he media day activities…

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Live at Pinnacle FC 15 Results

Pinnacle FC 15 results We will live update the main card round by round for Pinnacle FC 15 here: Pinnacle FC 15 results John Antanitis vs. Frankie Festa – Round 1 – Starts with some back and forth with neither fighter really taking control. Frankie has John against the cage and works for a takedown but…

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Pinnacle FC 15 – O247 Will Be Live!

Octagon 24/7 will be live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this Saturday, December 17th with exciting coverage of Pinnacle FC 15! It is an exciting card that fans have been waiting to see, featuring 5 professional bouts and 5 Amateur bouts. In the main event, Pittsburgh native Dominic Mazzotta looks to cement his call-up to the larger promotions…

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WrestleMania 33 Needs Conor McGregor

It’s been years since the Attitude Era of WWE. In a heated battle with WCW, WWF (known at the time) was in a television ratings battle with billionaire Ted Turner. Poised to overthrow Vince McMahon and the wrestling legacy of a rich history in Sports Entertainment, it looked as though the WWF wasn’t able to…

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UFC Fight Night 101 Play By Play & Analysis – Main Card

UFC Fight Night 101 Play by Play FS1 Main Card- UFC Fight Night 101 Live – Main Card Seo Hee Ham (16-7) vs. Danielle Taylor (7-2) Round 1 – Nice body kick early by Taylor, Ham controlling the octagon. Ham calls timeout and is given it by the ref. Interesting. Replay shows there was an eye poke. Back…

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Cormier Injured; Out of UFC 206, Search Begins For Rumble’s Opponent

Cormier injured; out of UFC 206 UFC 206, scheduled for December 10th in Toronto, Canada, has just lost its main event. Daniel Cormier, who was scheduled to defend his Light Heavyweight belt against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, is out for an undisclosed injury. Multiple sources are citing a report from October regarding DC’s knee problems as the…

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Caged Madness 46 Photos – Gallery

Caged Madness 46 Photos – Caged Madness 46 took place on Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 at the Tadmor Shrine in Akron, OH. This action packed card, featuring 2 amateur title bouts as well as 2 professional bouts, was a great night of fights. Enjoy this photo gallery brought to you by octagon247.com and listen to…

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Caged Madness MMA – Exciting News!

Caged Madness MMA Coverage – Octagon 24/7 is happy to announce to our regional MMA fans that Wednesday, Nov 23 begins Octagon 24/7’s regional MMA coverage. We will be live, on hand in Akron, OH for the Caged Madness 46 fight card. We will be live blogging as well as giving you, the fans, the…

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UFC 206 Preview Video – Cormier vs. Johnson II

The UFC has released a UFC 206 Preview Video. I don’t believe this UFC 206 Preview video even captures how nice of a card this has turned into. The compete fight card is as follows: Daniel Cormier (c)(18-1) vs. Anthony Johnson (22-5)* Max Holloway (16-3) vs. Anthony Pettis (19-5) Rashad Evans (19-5-1) vs. Tim Kennedy…

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Sunday Ground N Pound – UFC News Notes

UFC News Notes Ryan Bader’s 3rd Rd. TKO victory over Rogerio Nogueira in Brazil at UFC Fight Night 100 moves his record to 22-5 overall and 15-5 in the UFC.  He has never lost a fight that’s gone the distance, and his latest victory puts him behind Chuck Liddell and Jon Jones, both of whom…

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Friday Overnight Ground N Pound – UFC MMA News

UFC MMA News of the day It seems as though Michael Bisping is going to agree to fight Yoel Romero. This is actually a fight that I think that Bisping can win. Bisping can outbox Yoel and has great takedown defense and stand-up ability. The question is, can he avoid the huge shot for 25…

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Thursday Morning Ground N Pound – UFC News

UFC News – Welcome to Ground N Pound. This is your one-stop shop for all of your daily MMA & UFC news and notes. That being said, let’s get right to the takedown: In a bit of news that Octagon 24/7’s Terry Dactyl would love, Triple H was in attendance at UFC 205 and would…

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Tuesday Morning Ground N Pound

Welcome to a new, daily feature called the Ground N Pound. This is your one-stop shop for all of your daily MMA news and notes. That being said, let’s get right to the takedown: Tyron Woodley was “a little bummed” that his fight was declared a draw. He said that he was not about to…

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UFC 205 — Can’t Weight ……. Again

UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden is just about upon us, but the specter of UFC 200 is looming ominously in its shadows.  Top to bottom, this is an mma fight fans dream card.  With 3 title fights on the main card, 6 total …… and then the stacked prelims, we’ve got plenty of action…

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UFC 205 Embedded Series

  UFC 205 Embedded – Embedded is a video blog series done by the UFC to give fans an inside look into the lives of the fighters during their preparations for fight week. Below you will find all of the Emedded vlogs for UFC 205 (to this point). This post will be updated as new…

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UFC Pre-Fight Press Conference – UFC 205

UFC Pre-Fight Press Conference – UFC 205 is almost here! The Pre-Fight Press conference was packed with plenty of action. Stephen Thompson was classy in showing respect to Tyron Woodley on his accomplishments and skills. Ty Woodley decided to take a different approach in his response with smack talk.  It was from out of left…

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UFC Vlog – Embedded Episode 1 Released

UFC Vlog – Embedded. The UFC has release the first in a series of vlogs previewing this Saturday Nights epic UFC 205 card Courtesy of the UFC: UFC Vlog – Embedded On Episode 1 of UFC 205 Embedded, it’s all business for the stars of New York City’s first-ever UFC event. Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez…

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UFC Video Podcast – MMA Fancast E6 Video Podcast!

UFC Video Podcast – MMA Fancast E6 UFC 205 Predictions and UFC Fight Night Mexico City Review UFC 205 Predictions Talking Points for this UFC Video Podcast …. 1) UFC Mexico Tony Ferguson dominant over RDA 2) Charles Oliveira 9lbs. over @ 155 3) Ricardo Lamas wins despite noticeable weight difference 4) UFC 205 ….…

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Jon Jones Sentenced the Maximum

Jon Jones Sentenced – Today, Jon “Bones” Jones was sentenced for the full one-year after becoming the first UFC athlete to enter arbitration with USADA. Jones failed an out-of competition test prior to his scheduled UFC 200 main event fight to try to regain the light heavyweight championship belt against Daniel Cormier. More information also became…

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Christmas In November — UFC 205 Random Thoughts

As UFC 205 approaches, my excitement increases. I feel like I did when I was a child, too excited to fall asleep in anticipation of what Santa left for me under the tree. With that in mind, here is my stream of consciousness as I think excitedly about the UFC 205 PPV card (this does…

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Dos Anjos vs Ferguson: Main Event Random Thoughts

Below are the Main Event Dos Anjos vs Ferguson Random Thoughts: • Listening to the ring announcers can sway your opinion big time. Brian Stann acted as if all Ferguson had to do was not get finished in the 5th round and he was going to win the fight. I could not disagree more. I felt…

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Conor McGregor Plays Games

Conor McGregor started slow. “He is a warrior.” “I have a lot of respect for him.” “He has been in a lot of wars and he’s a great fighter.” But remember that Conor McGregor plays games.  But it was not all accolades. As a matter of fact, once Eddie Alvarez started talking, the accolades stopped. He…

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Live UFC 205 Conference Call – McGregor and Alvarez

The Live UFC 205 Conference Call with Eddie Alvarez and The Notorious Conor McGregor will be available LIVE right here on Octagon 24/7! Tune in at 5PM Eastern and watch below. UFC 205: New York City Fight Card Main Card: Eddie Alvarez (28-4) vs. Conor McGregor (20-3)* Tyron Woodley (16-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (13-1)** Joanna…

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UFC 205 Conference Call – Woodley, Thompson and more!

Today, the UFC hosted a UFC 205 conference call in preparation of the HUGE Madison Square Garden event next Saturday night. UFC 205: New York City Fight Card Main Card: Eddie Alvarez (28-4) vs. Conor McGregor (20-3)* Tyron Woodley (16-3) vs. Stephen Thompson (13-1)** Joanna Jedrzejczyk (12-0) vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-0)*** Donald Cerrone (31-7, 1 NC)…

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UFC 205 Made Me Swear ….

“Will the witness please step forward? Placing your left hand on the book, raise your right hand and repeat after me. Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?” The scene plays out everyday in court rooms all over the world. With a…

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Mark Hunt Exploring a Lawsuit Against the UFC?

It is being reported that Mark Hunt is obtaining a lawyer and is going to take legal action against the UFC for his recent series of bouts against fighters who have tested positive for PED’s.  The most recent incident that Hunt is upset about occurred at UFC 200, when he faced off against Brock Lesnar.…

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Casual Fan Friday: UFC 205

As a casual fan, even I realized that we’re only a few weeks away from one of the most anticipated events in UFC history.  The UFC makes its long awaited debut at the most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, when it presents UFC 205. As a casual UFC fan and a childhood fan of WWF wrestling, Madison Square Garden holds…

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Frank Mir and Knowing When to Retire

Frank Mir is someone that is a legend in the sport. Longtime fans vividly remember the iconic moment in MMA and UFC history when Frank Mir snapped the arm of Tim Sylvia in half. It was crazy, because it appeared to everyone in the crowd, as well as on TV, that the bout was being…

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UFC Video – UFC 205 Extended Preview

UFC Video: The UFC released a video previewing their epic event on November 12th in New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden. Octagon 24/7 will be covering this event LIVE from MSG! Dec 30 T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, NV UFC 205: New York City Fight Card Main Card: Eddie Alvarez (28-4) vs. Conor McGregor (20-3)*…

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Jose Aldo Rethinking, Or Rather, Has Started Thinking

Jose Aldo recently announced that he had no desire to fight again. That he wanted the UFC to release him from his contact. That he was being treated unfairly and he was not going to stand by and allow that to happen. The Conor McGregor fight was what he deserved immediately, no matter what and he…

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GSP and the Ongoing Saga

Georges St. Pierre has been planning a comeback for quite some time. Word of the welterweight great’s comeback has been swirling for much of 2016. The real excitement began around July when we learned that “Rush” began the 4 month pre-fight drug testing process required by the UFC through USADA. The thought, and hope, was…

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UFC Sold – The Difficult Reality

UFC Sold. That was a very scary thing for all involved. As a fan, it is not really something I wanted to see. But I also knew it was highly possible because Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta and Dana White have truly built a monster in the UFC. This company, which nearly went extinct on multiple occasions,…

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UFC: The Most Amazing 2 Months Are Right Ahead

There is a ton of hoopla over UFC 205. It is widely viewed as the most incredible MMA card every assembled. Champions, ex-champions and superstuds line this card, with the likes of Conor McGregor, Eddie Alvarez, Tyron Woodley, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, Chris Weidman, Yoel Romero, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Rashad Evans, Tim Kennedy, Donald Cerrone, Kelvin Gastelum,…

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Michael Bisping Wants A Contender Next

Rumors are flying. The team of Michael Bisping is saying that he could be fighting at UFC 206 in Toronto, only 63 days after he used his face as a H-Bomb stopper. This comes just days after Bisping appeared on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani and appeared to be waiting to see who made…

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UFC Fighters – An Open Letter To the Whiny

Dear whiny UFC fighters, It has become painfully obvious that there have been some misunderstandings about how fighters get paid in this business. Please accept this letter as a full and detailed explanation as to how this process works. Please also understand that this is NOT an expose on fighter pay. This is not intended…

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Ronda Rousey a big favorite over Nunes – UFC 207 odds

She’s back.  In what is turning out to be an almost daily occurrence as we near the end of the year, the UFC made an announcement this morning that Ronda Rousey will make her long awaited return to the Octagon at UFC 207.  She will get a title shot against current champ, Amanda Nunes. As big as this contest is, the line will…

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