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Undefeated Steve Mowry promises most violent version of himself against Ali Isaev at Bellator 290

" Undefeated heavyweight Steve Mowry is no stranger to finishing his opponents quickly, but vows to show off the most complete version of himself yet at Bellator 290. In his previous outing last August at Bellator 284, Mowry (11-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) didn’t make it out of the first...

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Undefeated heavyweight Steve Mowry is no stranger to finishing his opponents quickly, but vows to show off the most complete version of himself yet at Bellator 290.

In his previous outing last August at Bellator 284, Mowry (11-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) didn’t make it out of the first round due to an accidental eye poke from Valentin Moldavsky. The unfortunate incident led to the being declared a no contest, although Mowry’s undefeated professional record remained intact.

At Bellator 290, Mowry returns to action to face Ali Isaev, a fellow undefeated heavyweight with a strong grappling game. However, Isaev (9-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will have to figure out how to deal with Mowry’s 6-foot-8 frame.

“Obviously, a very skilled wrestler,” Mowry told MMA Junkie radio. “He comes from a really high wrestling pedigree. Obviously, he’s a gamer, he shows up. He’s beaten a lot of guys that not only had the experience advantage on him but also, and I would hate to say it, but probably the skill advantage. They were more well-rounded in their game, but he shows up and gets it done.”

Through six fights under the Bellator banner, Mowry has finished each opponent; five of them in the first round by TKO or submission. Mowry expects to keep the judges out of the result again when he gets locked in with Isaev, as he promises a version of himself we have yet to witness.

“February 4, 2023, you are going to see the nastiest, meanest, most violent, most complete Steve Mowry that’s ever been in the cage.”

Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya middleweight title rematch official for UFC 287 main event

Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will run it back in April. The UFC middleweight title will be on the line in the main event of UFC 287 on April 8 as the champion Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) faces off against former middleweight champ Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC)....

Alex Pereira and Israel Adesanya will run it back in April.

The UFC middleweight title will be on the line in the main event of UFC 287 on April 8 as the champion Pereira (7-1 MMA, 4-0 UFC) faces off against former middleweight champ Adesanya (23-2 MMA, 12-2 UFC). UFC president Dana White officially announced the bout Friday.

The pay-per-view event is expected to take place in Miami, although the venue has yet to be officially announced.

Pereira defeated Adesanya by knockout in the fifth round in the main event of UFC 281 to become the middleweight champion. It was one of the best comebacks of the year, capping off an incredible 2022 that saw Pereira elevate from unranked fighter to champion over the course of three fights. MMA Junkie’s 2022 Male Fighter of the Year is undefeated through four fights under the UFC banner.

Adesanya suffered his first loss in the middleweight division against Pereira. The former champion racked up five defenses of the title before his streak came to an end against the man who defeated him twice in kickboxing. Now, in their fourth combat sports showdown, Adesanya will attempt to reclaim his title by defeating Pereira.

With the addition, the UFC 287 lineup includes:

  • Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya – for middleweight title
  • Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal
  • Kevin Holland vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
  • Raul Rosas Jr. vs. Christian Rodrigues
  • Rob Font vs. Adrian Yanez
  • Gerald Meeerschaert vs. Joe Pyfer
  • Kelvin Gastelum vs. Chris Curtis
  • Cynthia Calvillo vs. Loopy Godinez
  • Luana Pinheiro vs. Michelle Waterson-Gomez
  • Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Nikolas Motta
  • Steve Garcia vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke

Valentina Shevchenko Set To Face Alexa Grasso At UFC 285

Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko Looks To Defend Her Belt Against Alexa Grasso In The Co-Main Event Of UFC 285 On March 4  Read the Full Article Here

Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko Looks To Defend Her Belt Against Alexa Grasso In The Co-Main Event Of UFC 285 On March 4 

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