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BELLATOR 151: WARREN VS. CALDWELL

MARCH 4, 2016 - Winstar World Casino - Thackerville, OK

MAIN CARD

  • Joe Warren vs. Darrion Caldwell
  • Gilbert Smith vs. Fernando Gonzalez
  • Goiti Yamauchi vs. Bubba Jenkins
  • Joe Taimanglo vs. Sirwan Kakai

Darrion Caldwell is currently undefeated at 8-0. The former two-division champ, Joe Warren, has won 6 of his last 7 fights in Bellator.

Michael Page was originally scheduled to fight Fernando Gonzalez, but pulled out in February due to undisclosed reasons.

UFC 196: MCGREGOR VS. DIAZ

MARCH 5, 2016 - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV

MAIN CARD

  • Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor
  • Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate - TITLE FIGHT
  • Llir Latfi vs. Gian Villante
  • Corey Anderson vs. Tom Lawler
  • Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko

This will be the first title defense of the newly crowned bantamweight champion, Holly Holm. Miessha Tate is currently 17-5, winning the last 4 of her last 5 fights in the UFC.

Featherweight champ Conor McGregor will fight Nate Diaz, after Rafael dos Anjos pulled out due to a broken foot. McGregor is moving up to 170 pounds for this fight.


INVICTA FC 16

MARCH 11, 2016 - Trinidad Pavillion - Las Vegas, NV

MAIN CARD

  • Ayala Hamasaki vs. Amber Brown - TITLE FIGHT
  • Vanessa Porto vs. Jennifer Maia - TITLE FIGHT
  • Alexa Graso vs. Stephanie Eggink
  • Irena Alsana vs. Jessamyn Duke

The winner between Vanessa Porto and Jennifer Maia will be crowned the interim flyweight champion, while the current champion, Barb Honchak, takes time off.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: HUNT VS. MIR

MARCH 20, 2016 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia

MAIN CARD

  • Mark Hunt vs. Frank Mir
  • Hector Lombard vs. Neil Magny

Mark Hunt is the former interim heavyweight title contender. Frank Mir is a two-time heavyweight UFC champion.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT: DOS SANTOS VS. ROTHWELL

APRIL 10, 2016 - Arena Zagreb - Zagreb, Croatia

MAIN CARD

  • Junior dos Santos vs. Ben Rothwell

This will be the first UFC event hosted in Croatia. Dos Santos is a former UFC Heavyweight champion.

BELLATOR 152: PITBULL VS. PRIMUS

APRIL 16, 2016 - Pala Alpitour - Torino, Italy

MAIN CARD

  • Patrick "Pitbull" Freire vs. Brent Primus
  • Alessio Sakara vs. Brian Rogers
  • A.J. McKee vs. Danilo Beliuardo

Freire has won his last 2 of 3 in the lightweight division of Bellator. Primus is currently undefeated at 3-0 in Bellator.

BELLATOR 153: KORESHKOV VS. HENDERSON

APRIL 22, 2016 - Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, CT

MAIN CARD

  • Andrey Koreshkov vs. Benson Henderson - TITLE FIGHT

Benson Henderson is a former UFC and WEC lightweight champion. He's won 2 of his last 4 in the UFC and recently ended his 14 fight career in the UFC by signing with Bellator. Andrey is the current Bellator welterweight champion.

UFC 197: CORMIER VS. JONES

APRIL 23, 2016 - MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV

MAIN CARD

  • Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones - TITLE FIGHT
  • Demetrius Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo - TITLE FIGHT
  • Edson Barbosa vs. Anthony Pettis

Cormier vs. Jones will be a UFC Light Heavyweight Championship rematch. The pair met in UFC 182 where Jones won by Unanimous Decision only to be stripped of that title due to an incident involving a hit-and-run. Cormier was given the title which he successfully defended at UFC 187.

BJ Penn announced in January that he would return to active competition in the featherweight division after being "retired" for 18 months. He's slated to fight at the event. An opponent has yet to be determined.