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Quick News: UFC Releases Jake O’Brien; Shamrock-Le Ratings; EliteXC Releases Educational MMA Rules Video

A few quick updates:

  • Jake O’Brien has been released by the UFC. O’Brien’s last fight took place at UFC 82 where he lost to Andre Arlovski. MMA Junkie has the story.
  • The showdown between Frank Shamrock and Cung Le has been labeled a candidate for Fight of the Year by many. The problem is not many people actually tuned in to see it. As reported by Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the event co-promoted by EliteXC & Strikeforce only pulled a 1.2 rating (287,000 viewers). Adam Swift of points it out as a disappointment compared to previous Showtime MMA events.
  • For their debut on CBS, EliteXC has made a short video with Herb Dean, Nick Diaz, and Jake Shields to help overcome the misconceptions that MMA has no rules. It should be mandatory for all mainstream media to watch this before they slam MMA. Credit to for the find.

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Fight Cards

Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis

Event Date: November 4, 2016
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson

Event Date: November 5, 2016
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 164: Koreshkov vs. Lima

Event Date: November 11, 2016
Broadcast: Spike Sports

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor

Event Date: November 12, 2016
Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 165: Chandler Vs. Henderson

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: Spike TV

UFC Fight Night 99: Mousasi vs. Hall 2

Event Date: November 19, 2016
Broadcast: TBD