Derik Thomas
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Combat sports writer from Nashville, TN. Lover of BJJ, coffee, and all things sci-fi.

Michael Chandler’s opportunity to rebound at Bellator 192

Coming off a bizarre loss to Brent Primus at Bellator’s massive New York City card in June 2017, former champ Micheal Chandler hopes to rebound with a win over the ever-dangerous submission artist Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 192. Early rising…

Kamaru Usman puts the welterweight division on blast with decision victory over Emil Meek

From bell to bell, Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman dominated Norwegian born Emil “Valhalla” Meek, putting on a wrestling clinic and giving an impressive performance against a worthy up and coming contender. Calm before the storm Heading into UFC Fight Night…

Darren Till: A star in the making and 2018’s most compelling prospect

As he entered the Ergo arena the night of October 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland, Darren Till stood as a +150 betting underdog against former lightweight and now rising welterweight contender, Donald Cerrone. Facing the biggest test of his career…

Tim Elliott submits UFC newcomer Mark De La Rosa in the second round at UFC 219

Tim Elliott picked up an impressive win to kick-start UFC 219 in Las Vegas by submitting Mark De La Rosa with an anaconda choke in round two.

Neil Magny and the quest for elite status

To be considered elite you must defeat the elite. Neil Magny looks to earn his way back to the top ten against Carlos Condit this weekend at UFC 219.

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