Mixed Martial Arts

Israel "The Last Stylebender" Adesanya knocked out challenger Paulo Costa at the 3:59 mark of round two.

Adesanya went to work immediately in round one with an onslaught of leg kicks that bruised the lead leg of his formidable opponent, Paulo Costa. "The Last Stylebender" also threw multiple round kick and front kick variations as he continued to weaken Costa through the end of the first and beginning of the second round. A round kick to the head bloodied Costa almost one minute in to round two. When Costa attempted to engage again, Adesanya clipped him with a left hand that brought Costa to his knees and allowed the champion to secure the finish in dominant fashion.

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ONE Championship concluded an epic series of events with ONE: A New Breed III that saw several highlight-reel performances. And after the event, the organization was quick to announce the main event of their upcoming event on October 9, ONE: Reign of Dynasties.

At ONE: A New Breed, Petchmorakot Petchyindee Academy successfully defended the ONE Featherweight Muay Thai World Championship against Magnus Andersson with a third-round knockout.
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ONE Championship has announced its next main event, and it will be a slugfest for the ONE Strawweight Muay Thai World Championship at ONE: Reign of Dynasties on Friday, October 9.

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It's being reported that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir's opted to continue his fighting career, this time as a bare knuckle boxer, signing with the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. Mir, better known as a grappling expert than a striker, last fought for the UFC in 2016 when he was knocked out by Mark Hunt in one round.

He subsequently moved to the Bellator organization where he was stopped in two of his three fights for the promotion. Overall, Mir's lost 10 fights by knockout during his career including three of his last four. But he'll nevertheless be the biggest MMA name to so far have crossed over into the world of bare knuckle boxing.

Alesha Zappitella submitted Ashley Cummins in the fourth round Friday night to claim the vacant Invicta atomweight MMA championship at Invicta 42 in Kansas City, Kansas.

After a tough first two rounds that saw her rocked in the stand-up, Zappitella began to turn things around in the third taking Cummins down and dropping some strong elbows on her. She then finished Cummins on the ground in the fourth round with a Von Flue choke.

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