• Yoel Romero def. Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 285: Best photos

    2 days ago - By MMAjunkie

    Check out these photos from Yoel Romero's knockout victory over Melvin Manhoef in the co-main event of Bellator 285 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. (Photos courtesy of Lucas Noonan, Bellator MMA)
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  • Bellator 285 results, highlights: Benson Henderson mauls Peter Queally, Yoel Romero retires Melvin Manhoef

    Bellator 285 results, highlights: Benson Henderson mauls Peter Queally, Yoel Romero retires Melvin Manhoef

    2 days ago - By CBS Sports

    'Bendo' and Romero put exclamation points on their victories on Friday night
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  • Combat sports legend Melvin Manhoef retires after Bellator 285 loss

    Combat sports legend Melvin Manhoef retires after Bellator 285 loss

    2 days ago - By MMAjunkie

    After 28 years, combat sports legend Melvin Manhoef is calling it quits.
    Following a third-round knockout defeat Friday to Yoel Romero at Bellator 285 in Dublin, Manhoef took off his gloves and was joined by his family in the cage for an emotional retirement announcement.
    “I want to thank everybody for supporting my career for 28 years - 28 years I'm fighting and I didn't want to fight a nobody,” Manhoef said in the cage. “I want to fight names. I did the best that I can. And for 28 years I'm doing this, this is what I love. I appreciate all the support that you gave me. But today I think...
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  • Bellator 285 results: Yoel Romero smashes Melvin Manhoef in knockout win, calls for title shot

    Bellator 285 results: Yoel Romero smashes Melvin Manhoef in knockout win, calls for title shot

    2 days ago - By MMAjunkie

    Yoel Romero continues to build momentum under the Bellator banner.
    The multiple-time UFC title challenger defeated Melvin Manhoef in the co-main event of Bellator 285. Romero put on a dominant showing, stopping Manhoef with brutal ground-and-pound in the third round of their light heavyweight contest.
    Bellator 285 took place Friday at 3Arena in Dublin. The main card aired on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
    In the first round, Romero dropped Manhoef early with a leg kick and then followed him to the ground. From there, the former UFC title challenger controlled the action while...
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  • Twitter reacts to Yoel Romero's brutal KO of retiring Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 285

    2 days ago - By MMAjunkie

    Yoel Romero has back-to-back wins on his record for the first time since 2016 after beating Melvin Manhoef in the Bellator 285 co-main event.
    Romero sent Manhoef into retirement on a low note when he earned a third-round knockout victory in Friday's light heavyweight co-headliner, which took place at 3Arena in Dublin.
    “The Soldier of God” now puts himself in a prominent position in the company, and could be on the cusp of a title shot.
    Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Romero's victory over Manhoef at Bellator 285
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