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Feb 15, 2018 10:55 am

Bellator 194 weigh-in results: Headliners on point, Heather Hardy misses mark after mix-up

This Friday night, Bellator MMA will return to our screens with Bellator 194. On Thursday, the 24 fighters on the card took to the scale to weigh in for the respective battles. Unfortunately, the card’s weigh-ins were not without mishaps, as boxing transplant Heather Hardy missed weighed for her anticipated flyweight bout with fellow boxer...

Feb 15, 2018 10:12 am

VIDEO | Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione Explain Why The Bellator Grand Prix is Awesome

Why are MMA tournaments awesome? #Bellator194 headliner and grand-prix participant @roynelsonmma explains. Full story: https://t.co/sk0ip6v0GN pic.twitter.com/WKmJWvo7fb — MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) February 15, 2018 For those of us who have been following MMA since the beginning, we have fond memories of arguably the pinnacle of combat sports: The grand prix. Whether it be one night or a...

Feb 14, 2018 12:10 pm

Bellator heavyweight Matt Mitrione discusses “constant missteps” made by UFC

This weekend, in the main event of Bellator 194, former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione will return to the Bellator cage, where he will attempt to avenge a 2012 loss to Roy Nelson and advance to the second round of the promotion’s exciting Heavyweight Grand Prix. Now firmly embedded as a member of the Bellator MMA...

Feb 13, 2018 7:05 pm

Heather Hardy Reflects on First Loss Ahead of Bellator 194

At Bellator 185 back in October, the undefeated boxing champion and undefeated MMA rookie, Heather ‘the Heat’ Hardy suffered her first career loss in either sport. After a successful debut at Bellator 180 in Madison Square Garden, it was Hardy who fell victim to Kristina Williams’ successful debut at Bellator 185. Williams utilized her crisp...

Feb 13, 2018 6:05 pm

Matt Mitrione: “I feel like I’m the most dangerous heavyweight in Bellator”

This Friday, Bellator will be finding out who the second fighter to advance to the next round of their heavyweight Grand Prix will be. It will either be Matt Mitrione or Roy Nelson walking away to face either ‘King Mo’ Muhammad Lawal or current Bellator light heavyweight champion, Ryan Bader in the semi finals. This...

Feb 5, 2018 5:54 am

Bellator reportedly eyeing another big name welterweight in Jon Fitch

As the home of stars like Rory MacDonald, Douglas Lima, Andrey Koreshkov, Paul Daley, Lorenz Larkin, and Fernando Gonzales, Bellator’s welterweight division is arguably its best division outright. From the sounds of it, this stacked division could get a little bit better soon, as former World Series of Fighting welterweight champion and long-time UFC contender...

Jan 30, 2018 8:05 pm

Daniel Cormier Happy for Chael Sonnen, Excited for the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix

UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier is no stranger to a good ol’ Heavyweight tournament. Prior to Cormier’s current Light Heavyweight run, he was an undefeated Heavyweight and a Grand Prix champion himself as he won the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix as an alternate in 2012. Cormier defeated the likes of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and...

Jan 26, 2018 8:12 pm

Bellator 193 Results: Lorenz Larkin Earns First Bellator Win

The fighters started the action feeling each other out with kicks that didn’t really land. As the first minute ticked away, Fernando Gonzalez landed a nice body kick as Lorenz Larkin regained cage control and began to work his patented front teep kicks to the body and thigh. Gonzalez fought back with single hooks at times...

Jan 25, 2018 8:47 am

BREAKING | Paul Daley claims he’s parted ways with Bellator

Paul Daley has not been happy with Bellator MMA of late. Over the last few weeks, the British knockout artist has repeatedly shared his gripes with Bellator on Facebook. Scott Coker talking about Page at the Bellator presser, Bellator are Sooooooo on ass it’s sickening 🤢 He hasn’t fought MMA in how long, his last performance in boxing and MMA were...

Jan 24, 2018 6:58 am

Bellator 192 medical suspensions: Rory MacDonald gets lengthy sit for leg injury

Last weekend, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with one of its biggest cards to date in Bellator 192. One of the highlights of this card occurred in the co-main event, when former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald bested Douglas Lima in a five-round war, capturing the Bellator welterweight belt in the process. While...

Jan 21, 2018 4:00 pm

Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald issue statements following their war at Bellator 192

Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald issue statements following their war at Bellator 192. Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima went to war in the co-headliner of last night’s Bellator 192 event. MacDonald, who spent that better part of the championship rounds fighting on just one leg, was ultimately awarded a unanimous decision victory after five-rounds of...

Jan 21, 2018 8:52 am

Bellator 192 salaries: Sonnen, “Rampage” earn 3 time more than MacDonald and Lima

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 192, arguably one of its biggest cards to date. In the main event, Chael Sonnen defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision, advancing to the second round of the Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix in the process. In the co-main event, which was originally supposed to...

Jan 19, 2018 7:27 pm

Paul Daley Is NOT Happy with Bellator

One of Bellator’s biggest names does not seem too happy with the organization as of late and it appears he wants out. Paul Daley first fought for Bellator in 2012 where he earned a TKO win over Ruby Bears before leaving only to return as an exclusive fighter for Bellator in 2015. Daley has gone 5-2...

Jan 17, 2018 7:55 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald Shocked to Be the Bellator 192 Co-Main Event

“I’m disappointed, what can I say? Every time you fight for a world championship fighters take pride…it’s a special moment to be a main event for a world title fight. It’s an unfortunate part of it, but I’m not going to let it take my focus away from what my job is and getting that...

Jan 17, 2018 6:15 pm

Cris Cyborg: “To be the real champ, I have to go to Bellator”

The post-UFC 219 Cris Cyborg saga continues. The question remains, “what’s next?”. Everyone and their mothers have been searching for possible answers. The option that most have been looking at and everyone is seemingly wanting(except for Cyborg herself) is a super fight with the current UFC bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes. Nunes, as well as UFC President,...

Jan 16, 2018 10:43 am

Bellator adds another big name to its broadcast team

Mere days after Bellator MMA announced it had added veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy to its broadcast team, the promotion has announced the signing of another big name in sports broadcasting: Jay Glazer. Per a Tuesday press release, Glazer will host the broadcast desk starting with Bellator 192, which airs on the new Paramount Network (formerly...

Jan 12, 2018 5:35 pm

Bellator Makes Rampage vs Sonnen the Main Event for Bellator 192

Everyone was expecting that the highly anticipated welterweight title fight between Rory MacDonald and the champion, Douglas Lima was going to headline their big January 20th show. I mean, the welterweights are even highlighted on the poster as if they are the main event. But just a week before, Bellator has made the change to...

Jan 12, 2018 10:09 am

BREAKING | Former Bellator Commentator Jimmy Smith Hired by the UFC

At the end of December, fans were shocked that Jimmy Smith and long-time employer Bellator parted ways. Although, the silver lining quickly showed itself on Monday when Smith said he’d know about his next job within the week. Sure enough, the news was released today as per an official UFC press release. Jimmy Smith just...

Jan 10, 2018 5:54 am

John McCarthy opens up on Bellator commentary gig, future as a referee

Yesterday afternoon, we learned that veteran MMA referee “Big” John McCarthy had joined the Bellator MMA family as a member of the promotion’s broadcast team. Initially, it sounded as though McCarthy’s broadcast duties signalled the end of his career as a referee, but apparently that’s not the case. He still plans to work as an...

Jan 9, 2018 10:27 am

Bellator announces legendary addition to their broadcasting team

Earlier this month, news surfaced that Bellator MMA had parted ways with long-time color commentator Jimmy Smith. They’ve already filled the void Smith left behind, and with a pretty surprising name: Big John McCarthy, legendary mixed martial arts referee. The promotion announced this interesting addition to their broadcast team in a Tuesday afternoon press release. McCarthy...

Jan 8, 2018 11:22 am

Former Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith expects to have new home “within the week”

Earlier this month, we learned that respected MMA commentator Jimmy Smith had left his long-time home of Bellator. From there, buzz immediately began to surface about his possible move to the UFC. UFC commentator Joe Rogan even sang Smith’s praises, encouraging the promotion to pick him up. “You f**ked up, Bellator,” Rogan said on his...

Jan 5, 2018 9:18 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald Waiting to Joyfully Unleash Violence at Bellator 192

There’s an unofficial ‘Most Violent’ title going around the UFC, but it feels wrong to have that in contention when Rory MacDonald is in Bellator. One of the top welterweights in the world enjoys fighting so much, he even welcomes a defeat, as long as it is bloody and brutal. You have to have a...