• Bellator 243 Highlights: Michael Chandlers blisters Benson Henderson, enters free agency
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    Bellator 243 Highlights: Michael Chandlers blisters Benson Henderson, enters free agency

    * * *Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler entered free agency with a stunning knockout of former UFC champ Benson Henderson at Bellator 243 on Friday, August, 7, 2020, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)* * *TRENDING > Bellator 244: Bader vs. Nemkov fight card announced* * * Full Bellator 243 Results * Michael Chandler def. Benson Henderson by KO at 2:09, R1 * Tim Johnson def. Matt Mitrione by TKO (strikes) at 3:14, R1 * Myles Jury def. Georgi Karakhanyan by split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28) * Sabah Homasi def. Curtis Millender by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) * Adam Borics def. Mike Hamel by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) * Cris Lencioni def. AJ Agazarm by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28) * Valerie Loureda def. Tara Graff by TKO (punches) at 5:00, R2 * Grant Neal def. Hamza Salim by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-24) * Charlie Campbell def. Nainoa Dung by TKO (leg kicks) at 1:42, R2 * Dalton Rosta def. Mark Gardner by TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00, R1

  • Derrick Lewis amazed to hold UFC Heavyweight KO record (UFC Vegas 6 post-fight)
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    Derrick Lewis amazed to hold UFC Heavyweight KO record (UFC Vegas 6 post-fight)

    * * *Derrick Lewis had perhaps the most measured performance of his career at UFC Vegas 6 on Saturday night.He stormed Aleksei Oleinik, bounced back from adversity after having his offense reversed, and then landed his patented brutal knockout strikes early in the second frame for a picture-perfect finish.The knockout etched his name in the record books, as Lewis became the UFC heavyweight knockout king. He surpassed Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos, as the UFC fighter with the most knockouts in heavyweight history with his second-round stoppage of Oleinik.Hear everything Derrick Lewis had to say at the UFC Vegas 6 Post-Fight Press Conference after defeating Aleksei Oleinik.* * *TRENDING > UFC Vegas 6 results: Derrick Lewis lands record-setting KO of Aleksei Oleinik* * *(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube)

  • Derrick Lewis record-setting KO misses out on UFC Vegas 6 performance bonuses
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    Derrick Lewis record-setting KO misses out on UFC Vegas 6 performance bonuses

    None of the big players at UFC Vegas 6 (aka UFC on ESPN+ 32) on Saturday night in Las Vegas walked away with the post-fight bonuses.Even though Derrick Lewis set the UFC record for most heavyweight knockouts in history – surpassing Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos – he did not get a post-fight bonus. Neither did former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who got back on the winning track with a unanimous decision victory.There also was no Fight of the Night bonus. All four $50,000 bonuses went to individuals for their performances.All four Performance of the Night bonuses went to fighters with finishes.The only main card fighter to earn a bonus was Darren Stewart, who submitted Maki Pitolo with a guillotine choke late in the first round.All the other bonuses went to preliminary card fighters.Kevin Holland earned an extra $50,000 for his third-round TKO stoppage of Joaquin Buckley. Another bonus went to Andrew Sanchez for his knockout of Wellington Turman. And Gavin Tucker got a bonus for his rear-naked choke submission of Justin Jaynes.* * *TRENDING > UFC Vegas 6 results: Derrick Lewis lands record-setting KO of Aleksei Oleinik* * * UFC Vegas 6 Performances of the Night * Darren Stewart * Kevin Holland * Andrew Sanchez * Gavin Tucker