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Bo Nickal confirms interest in a future fight with Khamzat Chimaev: “That’s the fight I want. I hope he’s ready for it”
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Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull has his eyes set on bantamweight gold. The Brazilian has been out of action since his rematch with A.J. McKee in April. In their first encounter, ‘Mercenary’ picked up a first-round submission victory to win gold. In the rematch, Pitbull flipped the script, and re-won his title by unanimous decision.
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