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Major Featherweight Bout Added to UFC 178; Bellator Signs 2 Explosive Welterweights

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Yesterday saw the signing of 2 renown sluggers who have traveled all over the world and most often have left with their hand raised and their opponents unconscious.

Melvin Manhoef (37-12) and Paul Daley (34-13-2) will look to continue their 170 pound dominance and challenge current Bellator Welterweight Champion, Douglas Lima in their future.

Both Manhoef and Daley have over 20 ko’s a piece to their credit along with an extensive kickboxing record for the pair. Daley has gone 5-1 in his last 6, and in his last Bellator contest he put away Strikeforce veteran, Rudy Bears via TKO in round 1 at Bellator 72 and in his last contest in December he dfeated Romario Manoel de Silva via one-punch KO at round 2 of the BAMMA 14 main event.

Manhoef last fought back in April and went to Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos’s home country and put him away in a mere :46 seconds via quick punches in the feature bout of the Gringo Super Fight 10 event.

UFC 178 will be headlined by the rematch fans have been salivating for between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustaffson, not to mention a battle between 2 top middleweights in Yoel Romero and Tim Kennedy, a possible number 1 contender’s match-up with Cat Zigano against Amanda Nunes then the return 3 years in the making of former UFC Bantamweight Champion, Dominick Cruz facing off with Takeya Mizugaki.

The card is already stacked.

But now it just may have became PPV of the year.

Fresh off of his UFC Fight Night 46 drubbing of Diego Brandao, Conor Mcgregor (15-2) is ready to throw on the gloves once more in September, against a guy that basically called him out via Twitter.

“I hope Conor wins so I can kick his a#$.” Tweeted, Dustin Poirier (16-3).

Mcgregor won and Dustin gets his shot, with the winner set to soar up the ranks of the Feathers.

Conor has won his last 11 in a row and as mentioned he absolutely dismantled Diego Brandao in one round in his come country of Ireland. Dustin has won his last 3 all in the UFC and his most recent coming by TKO over Akira Corassani in the 2nd round at TUF Nations Finale in April.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.