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Aug 30, 2016 10:53 pm

Streaking Bobby Lashley to Return at Bellator 162

Over the last few years, former WWE star Bobby Lashley (14-2) has quietly emerged as one of Bellator’s top heavyweight talents. At Bellator 162, which will go down on October 21 in Memphis, Lashley will attempt to continue his march toward Bellator title contention when he takes on Josh Appelt (12-5). The two will meet in...

Aug 30, 2016 2:41 pm

Benson Henderson rakes in $75k in first Bellator win, made $117k in final UFC fight

Bellator lightweight Benson Henderson made $75k in a winning effort over Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire on Friday in his second fight with the Spike-based promotion since leaving the UFC. But disclosed salary records show ‘Smooth’ made $117k in his final UFC fight in a split-decision victory over Jorge Masvidal in 2015. Benson’s $75k salary from Bellator 160 did not...

Aug 30, 2016 1:44 pm

Rory MacDonald on Bellator Goals: I Want to Be A Two-Division Champion

On Monday afternoon, Ariel Helwani returned to our screens with the latest episode of The MMA Hour. One of this episode’s many big-name guests was Bellator lightweight champ Rory MacDonald, who joined Helwani to discuss his time with the UFC and his move to Bellator MMA. According to the former welterweight title contender, nothing was certain after...

Aug 29, 2016 8:32 am

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire Will Not Need Surgery After Bellator 160 Loss

Last Friday, in the main event of Bellator 160, former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire took on former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson for the chance to fight Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight title. Unfortunately, the bout turned into a bit of a disaster for the Brazilian slugger. Despite a strong first round,...


Aug 27, 2016 3:34 pm

Georges St-Pierre reacts to teammate Rory MacDonald signing with Bellator

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald made waves last week when he announced that he had ‘jumped ship’ and signed with Bellator MMA. The top ranked welterweight fighter revealed his reasons for leaving the UFC during last night’s Bellator 160 press conference (watch here). MacDonald’s teammate and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had...

Aug 27, 2016 7:49 am

PHOTO | Rory MacDonald officially signs with Bellator MMA

News surfaced earlier this week that UFC veteran Rory MacDonald had decided to sign with Bellator MMA after opting to test free agency following his ‘UFC Ottawa’ scrap with Stephen Thompson earlier this summer. While the announcement of MacDonald signing with Bellator was all but official given the fact that the UFC declined to match...

Aug 26, 2016 6:36 pm

VIDEO | Chinzo Machida scores a brutal KO victory at Bellator 160

Chinzo Machida, the brother of former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, scored a brutal first-round knockout victory over Mario Navarro in his Bellator debut this evening. Chinzo connected with a huge uppercut that sent Navarro crashing to the canvas just about three minutes into the opening round. The win served as Chinzo’s third straight...

Aug 24, 2016 9:47 am

Rory MacDonald officially becomes Bellator MMA fighter

Wednesday morning, news surfaced that the UFC had removed Rory MacDonald from their official welterweight rankings. This led to much speculation regarding MacDonald signing with Bellator MMA, given that Bellator MMA President Scott Coker stated recently that negotiations with MacDonald were going well. Now, FrontRowBrian has confirmed in addition to FloCombat, revealing that the UFC...

Jul 21, 2016 8:48 am

UFC co-founder: Bellator stars are the guys I started with 20 years ago

While the UFC undoubtably is the largest MMA promotion in the United States, if not the world, Bellator MMA has continued to grow in popularity among MMA fans. The promotion recently just held its Bellator 158 event in London, and is already preparing to hold their Bellator 159 event this Friday. On the heels of...

Jul 20, 2016 12:47 pm

Bellator reportedly working on Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tito Ortiz

It’s been nearly a year since former UFC champion Tito Ortiz competed in Bellator MMA. In his last outing, the ‘Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ lost to Liam McGeary via 1st round submission. Now, nearly a year later, there are talks of Ortiz stepping into the Bellator cage to square off against arguably the greatest fighter...

Jul 19, 2016 10:00 am

Bellator MMA releases 7 fighters, including UFC vet

Tuesday morning, Bellator MMA announced that they had released 7 fighters from the promotion. MMAJunkie confirmed the story, which revealed that the following fighters were released: Mike Richman Dave Jansen Houston Alexander Mikkel Parlo Raphael Butler Isao Kobayashi Thiago Goncalves Jambo Houston Alexander, who is a UFC veteran, went just 1-5 during his stint with...

Jul 17, 2016 7:47 pm

Bellator discussions “going well” with Rory MacDonald

Following Rory MacDonald’s unanimous decision loss to Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson last month, it was revealed that MacDonald would be testing free agency given that his UFC contract was up. Earlier this month, news surfaced that MacDonald and his management team were in negotiations with Bellator MMA. While nothing has been made official, Bellator MMA President...

Jul 16, 2016 2:15 pm

VIDEO | Michael ‘Venom’ Page picks up brutal flying knee KO at Bellator 158

Must See MVP TV tonight on @spike 9/8c#Bellator158 #PokemonGo @MichaelPage247https://t.co/VI5PYAgrhT — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) July 16, 2016 At Bellator 158, MMA superstar Michael ‘Venom’ Page picked up yet another incredible KO win as he knocked out Evangelista Santos with an incredible flying knee. With the win, Page extends his professional record to 10-0, with just...

Jul 15, 2016 9:53 am

Scott Coker: Bellator valuation goes up with UFC sale

In the wake of UFC 200, it was announced that the Fertitta brothers had sold the UFC for $4 billion to WME-IMG. With the sale, it was announced that UFC President Dana White would be staying on board, and even taking on a bigger role within the promotion. While the general consensus is that the...

Jul 14, 2016 3:54 pm

Bellator in talks with Rory MacDonald

Going into Rory MacDonald’s “UFC Fight Night: Ottawa” scrap with Stephen Thompson, ‘The Red King’ knew he had to deliver a stellar performance given that it was the last fight on his contract. While the pair put on a spectacular showing, MacDonald lost the bout via unanimous decision. In the wake of the bout, it...

Jun 24, 2016 11:15 pm

VIDEO | Joe Schilling gets starched at ‘Bellator Dynamite 2’

Joe Schilling getting KTFO #DYNAMITE2 #Bellator157 pic.twitter.com/CP0hSgfE4r — Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) June 25, 2016 Friday evening, Bellator held their second MMA-Kickboxing card. On the kickboxing portion of the card, famed kickboxer Joe Schilling looked to avenge his highlight reel MMA knockout loss to Hisaki Kato. Unfortunately for Schilling, the fight didn’t go as planned, and...

Jun 16, 2016 8:55 am

Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks signs with the UFC

Surprising news surfaced last month that Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks had been released by the promotion, and would become a free agent in the MMA market. This week Brooks revealed that he and the UFC had reached an agreement, and that he had signed with the UFC. In addition, it was revealed that...

Jun 11, 2016 5:50 pm

Former Bellator MMA fighter found dead in apartment

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday afternoon that former Bellator MMA fighter Ivan Cole was found dead in a Dallas apartment earlier in the day after shooting himself in the head while playing a game of Russian roulette. The Dallas Police Department confirmed Cole’s death on their website, where they reveal that Cole was killed around 7:31am...

Jun 7, 2016 10:46 am

VIDEO | Bellator MMA: In Focus with Kimbo Slice

Many are still shocked to find out that Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice has died at the age of 42. On Monday, TMZ reported that Kimbo was admitted to a hospital near his home in Florida. Later that day, news spread that Kimbo had passed away. Dive deeper into Kimbo’s life with Bellator...