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Former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm ended her three-fight losing skid, knocking out Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC Fight Night 111.

The event aired live on UFC Fight Pass Saturday morning from Singapore.

Holm, who recently competed for the featherweight title, returned to bantamweight against Correia, who also competed for 135-pound previously. In the third round, the ex-boxing world champion landed with a head-kick that floored the Brazilian.

Marcin Tybura kept Andrei Arlovski on his losing streak, handing him a decision defeat. Colby Covington proved his rise is real, dominating Dong Hyun Kim, while Rafael dos Anjos bested Tarec Saffiedine in his welterweight debut.

On the prelims, Jon Tuck, Walt Harris, Alex Caceres, Ulka Sasaki, Li Jingliang, Russell Doane, Naoki Inoue and Lucie Pudilova all earned wins.

Complete results are below:

Holly Holm def. Bethe Correia via KO (head-kick) at 1:09 of Round 3

Marcin Tybura def. Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Colby Covington def. Dong Hyun Kim via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 30-27)

Rafael dos Anjos def. Tarec Saffiedine via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Jon Tuck def. Takanori Gomi via submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:12 of Round 1

Walt Harris def. Cyril Asker via TKO (strikes) at 1:44 of Round 1

Alex Caceres def. Rolando Dy via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5:00 of Round 2

Ulka Sasaki def. Justin Scoggins via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:19 of Round 2

Li Jingliang def. Frank Camacho via unanimous decision (29-27, 28-27, 29-27)

Russell Doane def. Kwan Ho Kwak via KO (strike) at 4:09 of Round 1

Naoki Inoue def. Carls John de Tomas via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Lucie Pudilova def. Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo will join the upcoming announcer and broadcast team for Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva later this month.

Goldberg will be calling the action with Jimmy Smith, while Ranallo works the desk.

The card features Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva from Madison Square Garden in New York City on June 24.

Below is a release:

Bellator has signed longstanding MMA commentators Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo to multi-event broadcast agreements beginning with Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva and Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader on Saturday, June 24. The move sees Goldberg return to SPIKE for the first time since 2011, while Ranallo reunites with Bellator President Scott Coker, having worked together through 2013. The pair will join a broadcast team that currently includes Jimmy Smith, Jenn Brown and Chael Sonnen.

“Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo are two of the best in our business and I couldn’t be happier about them joining the Bellator family,” said Scott Coker. “In addition to June 24, we look forward to working together to make future Spike broadcasts even more exciting for our fans as we add further depth to an already-exceptional broadcast team.”

“The addition of highly-regarded announcers Mauro and Mike to our fantastic lineup of broadcasters, and our first-rate production led by Scott Fishman, further demonstrates our commitment MMA fans and expanding the global Bellator brand,” added Spike SVP, Sports and Specials Jon Slugger.

Mike Goldberg is best known for his 20 plus years of play-by-play work in professional MMA and trademark calls that made him popular with fans around the globe. In addition to his two decades in mixed martial arts, he has broadcast every major sport at the network level, most notably his 900 games in the NHL, both nationally and with the Minnesota Wild, Vancouver Canucks and Detroit Red Wings. He has also hosted entertainment shows, including Shaq Vs. A graduate of Miami (Ohio) University, Goldberg now resides in Phoenix, Ariz.

Mauro Ranallo gained notoriety with MMA fans during his tenure with PRIDE, and later STRIKEFORCE, where his voice became synonymous with the now-legendary events. Throughout his career, Ranallo has spent time working with various sports outside of MMA, including boxing, professional wrestling, kickboxing and ice hockey, and will continue his work with Showtime Boxing. Ranallo, a native of British Columbia, Canada, now resides in Los Angeles, Calif.

Mark Hunt kept his standing in the UFC’s heavyweight division intact, finishing Derrick Lewis in the main event Saturday night of UFC Fight Night 110.

After the two big men battled for three-plus rounds, Hunt put together a finishing flurry that forced the referee to step in.

In the co-main event, Derek Brunson blasted Daniel Kelly and earned himself a knockout win, stopping the former Olympian inside of the first round.

Dan Hooker, Ion Cutelaba and Ben Nguyen all added main card finishes from Auckland, New Zealand.

Hooker stopped Ross Pearson in the second round with a knee, Cutelaba blasted Henrique da Silva in just 22 seconds and Nguyen submitted Tim Elliott in 49 seconds.

Alexander Volkanovski, Vinc Pichel, Luke Jumeau, John Moraga, Zak Ottow and JJ Aldrich all picked up wins, as well.

Complete results are below:

Mark Hunt def. Derrick Lewis via TKO (strikes) at 3:51 of Round 4

Derek Brunson def. Daniel Kelly via KO (strike) at 1:16 of Round 1

Dan Hooker def. Ross Pearson via KO (knee) at 3:02 of Round 2

Ion Cutelaba def. Henrique da Silva via KO (strike) at :22 of Round 1

Ben Nguyen def. Tim Elliott via submission (rear-naked choke) at :49 of Round 1

Alexander Volkanovski def. Mizuto Hirota via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Vinc Pichel def. Damien Brown via KO (strike) at 3:37 of Round 1

Luke Jumeau def. Dominique Steele via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

John Moraga def. Ashkan Mokhtarian via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-27, 30-27)

Zak Ottow def. Kiichi Kunimoto via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

JJ Aldrich def. Chan-Mi Jeon via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Lorenz Larkin will make his debut at Bellator: NYC, challenging Douglas Lima for the welterweight title.

Recently, Larkin sat down with Jenn Brown for an in-depth interview.

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Max Holloway ventured into enemy territory and came out a winner, finishing Jose Aldo in the third round at UFC 212 Saturday night.

Holloway, who won the interim title vs. Anthony Pettis, stopped Aldo to become the undisputed champion. The event took place in Brazil.

For “Blessed,” it marked victory No. 11 in a row – all of which have come since a loss to Conor McGregor, who forfeited the featherweight belt upon winning the lightweight title.

In the co-main event, Claudia Gadelha submitted Karolina Kowalkiewicz to remain the No. 1 ranked strawweight contender.

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort picked up a decision win over Nate Marquardt, while Paulo Borrachinha and Yancy Medeiros each earned second round TKO victories to complete the main card.

On the prelims, Raphael Assuncao spoiled the UFC debut of former World Series of Fighting champion Marlon Moraes, claiming a split decision. Antonio Carlos Junior, Matthew Lopez, Brian Kelleher, Viviane Pereira, Luan Chagas and Deiveson Figueiredo were also victorious.

Complete results are below:

Max Holloway def. Jose Aldo via TKO (strikes) at 4:13 of Round 3 to become the undisputed UFC featherweight champion

Claudia Gadelha def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:03 of Round 1

Vitor Belfort def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Paulo Borrachinha def. Oluwale Bamgbose via TKO (strikes) at 1:06 of Round 2

Yancy Medeiros def. Erick Silva via TKO (strikes) at 2:01 of Round 2

Raphael Assuncao def. Marlon Moraes via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)

Antonio Carlos Junior def. Eric Spicely via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:49 of Round 2

Matthew Lopez def. Johnny Eduardo via TKO (strikes) at 2:57 of Round 1

Brian Kelleher def. Iuri Alcantara via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:48 of Round 1

Viviane Pereira def. Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Luan Chagas def. Jim Wallhead via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:48 of Round 2

Deiveson Figueiredo def. Marco Beltran via TKO (strikes) at 5:00 of Round 2

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