Bellator President Scott Coker Talks MMA Fighters Union on ‘INSIDE MMA,’ Plus RFA 42 Highlights

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Plus, UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich Takes On a 100-mile Ultramarathon and Can’t-Miss Finishes from ‘AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 42’

Los Angeles – Aug. 19, 2016 – Bellator President Scott Coker dropped by the INSIDE MMA studio tonight to promote Bellator 160 next week. During his sit down interview with series host Mauro Ranallo and guest host former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett, who filled in for Bas Rutten tonight, Coker, a longtime combat sports executive, shared his unique take on the new MMA fighters associations and if he thinks there will ever be a fighters union:

At age 48, UFC Hall of Famer and AXS TV FIGHTS commentator Pat Miletich’s days in the octagon are far behind him, but now he is ready for his next battle: The Leadville 100, a 100-mile ultramarathon across the Rocky Mountains starting at over 10,000 feet with a 30-hour time limit. Check out INSIDE MMA’s feature on Miletich, who will take on the challenge this Saturday:

While Miletich was away for his race, INSIDE MMA series host Bas Rutten filled in alongside “The Voice” Michael Schiavello on AXS TV FIGHTS: RESURRECTION FIGHTING ALLIANCE 42. The night’s action featured three stunning submissions highlighted by a high-kick-rear-naked-choke combination by Steve Gruber (6-3):

Official results for RFA 42 are as follows:

Main Card:

Main Event – Lightweight Fight – Christos Giagos (13-5) defeated Arther Estrazulas (8-3) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 30-27).

Co-Main Event – Flyweight Fight – Alex Perez (14-4) scored a split decision victory over Ray Elizalde (10-1) (29-28, 28-29, 30-26).

Lightweight Fight – Anthony Avila (13-4) caught Cody Bollinger (17-6) in a guillotine choke to win by submission at 0:54 in round one.

Catchweight (159 pound) Fight – Davi Ramos (5-1) defeated Mike Flach (7-2) with a rear-naked choke submission at 4:07 in round one.

Flyweight Fight – Steve Gruber (6-3) submitted Shai Lindsay (4-2) with a rear-naked choke at 0:42 in round two.

Featherweight Fight – Adin Duenas (5-1) won a majority decision over Tommy Aaron (2-1) (28-28, 29-28, 29-28).


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