319 Search Results for bellator 96

Jun 18, 2013 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | War Machine Talks About His Upcoming July 19th Bellator 96 Fight Opposite Blas Avena | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond recently invited Bellator welterweight and interview favorite, ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppenhaver, onto  an episode of BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio show. War Machine discussed his upcoming fight with Blas Avena at Bellator 96 on June 19th, his training heading into that fight, and how he...

Jun 5, 2013 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 3) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Talks Bellator 96, King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli, War Machine vs. Blas Avena | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming title...

Jun 7, 2016 9:03 am

‘O2 Arena’ reveals plans for Bellator 158 following Kimbo Slice’s death

Tragic news surfaced Tuesday night that Kimbo Slice had passed away at the age of 42 due to what was later revealed to be heart failure. At the time of his death, Slice was preparing for his Bellator 158 scrap with James Thompson on July 16th at London’s famous ‘O2 Arena’. Following Slice’s death there...

May 20, 2016 8:08 pm

VIDEO | 4-foot-11 Tyler ‘Hulk Hands’ Freeland gets first professional loss in Bellator debut

#Bellator155 Joe Hamilton def. Tyler Freeland via submission (RNC). What did I just witness? pic.twitter.com/PhaADP3UQE — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) May 20, 2016 Tyler “Hulk Hands” Freeland made his Bellator debut at Bellator 155 on Friday against the undefeated Joe Hamilton in Boise, Idaho. Freeland went into the bout unbeaten in his professional MMA career with a...


Mar 12, 2016 12:34 pm

Matt Mitrione waiting to see if UFC matches ‘very nice’ offer from Bellator MMA

Matt Mitrione’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Boston’ scrap with Travis Browne was the last fight on his current UFC contract. Unfortunately for Mitrione, two eye pokes and a broken orbital lead to him being defeated via TKO at the event. While Mitrione is appealing the loss with the Massachusetts commission due to the fact that referee...

Feb 23, 2016 8:52 am

Benson Henderson reacts to Rafael dos Anjos withdrawing from UFC 196

As everyone knows by now, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has pulled out of his UFC 196 lightweight title fight against Conor McGregor on March 5th. With less than 2 weeks until fight night the UFC is scrambling to fight a replacement opponent for McGregor. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, fresh off his submission win over...

Dec 31, 2015 8:17 am

Is Fedor Bellator bound?

Earlier this morning fight fans witnessed the impressive return of Fedor Emelianenko. ‘The Last Emperor’ managed to pick up an impressive 1st round TKO win over a much larger Jaideep Singh. Of course after the bout the MMA community as well as most of Twitter went wild with talks of “Fedor’s back!” One interesting thing...

Dec 8, 2015 9:50 am

Newly minted heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury in talks with Bellator MMA

Just a little more than a week has passed since Tyson Fury upset Wladimir Klitschko to take the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. The outspoken boxing champion who previously called out Cain Velasquez when he held the UFC heavyweight championship belt has again sparked interest in fighting MMA’s best. Fury was a guest on the...

Dec 3, 2015 9:53 am

Will Benson Henderson be heading over to fight for Bellator?

There has been a lot of speculation as to who former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will be fighting for in his next bout. With “Smooth” looking to “test the market,” fight promoters outside of the UFC are salivating to pick up the former lightweight champ including Korean-based promotion Road FC and now Bellator. Bellator...

Nov 7, 2015 10:41 am

Rampage Jackson in attendance at Bellator 145

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is currently engaged in a legal battle that will decide whether or not the MMA legend will be forced to remain in his contract with Bellator MMA, or return to the UFC. Because of the legal battle, many were surprised to discover that Rampage was in attendance at Bellator 145 last night....

Nov 4, 2015 12:15 pm

Bellator champ Will Brooks claims Pitbull brothers jumped him while on the phone with his mother

Just two days from defending his title against Marcin Held, Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks claimed in a tweet that the Pitbull brothers, Patricio and Patricky Freire, jumped him. Patricio is the Bellator featherweight champion and older brother Patricky fights in the same division as champion Will Brooks in the Bellator lightweight division. Patricio also...

Oct 30, 2015 9:55 am

CSAC holding weight-cutting summit with UFC, Bellator, WSOF and Invicta to attend

Making weight is part of a fighter’s job, however with incidents of weight cuts sending people to the hospital and even a case of death have officials concerned. The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) and Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) sent out invitations on Thursday for a weight-cutting and dehydration summit in Los Angeles on...

Oct 30, 2015 9:16 am

All ‘Bellator: Dynamite’ drug tests come back clean

It’s always a good day when news emerges that drug tests come back clean. All of the fighter’s from ‘Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1,’ which featured MMA bouts as well as Glory kickboxing matches, tested clean according to MMAFighting. The event took place September 19th in San Jose and was headlined by Liam McGeary vs. Tito...

Oct 29, 2015 9:44 pm

Kimbo Slice to headline Bellator show in February

He’s back! After scoring an impressive KO win over Ken Shamrock back at Bellator 138 in June Kimbo Slice is looking to build momentum in the start of 2016. Jeremy Botter of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that Slice will be headlining a Bellator event on February 19th, however no opponent has been named. Slice...

Oct 28, 2015 9:01 pm

Kurt Angle to appear at Bellator fan festival

Yep, it's damn true! Excited to welcome @RealKurtAngle to the #Bellator145 FanFest & event Nov 5th & 6th in St Louis pic.twitter.com/Sb9prwU3Hs — Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) October 28, 2015 Earlier this week there was much speculation as to what former WWF champion Kurt Angle had to announce when he Tweeted that he had a “huge...

Oct 27, 2015 6:29 am

Bellator 144’s ratings are in and they aren’t pretty

Friday night’s Bellator 144 event was packed with finishes, as well as a title fight, but that wasn’t enough to bring eyes to the fight card.  According to MMAFighting, the event drew in a dismal 555,000 viewers, the lowest of any Scott Coker era Bellator event.  Prior to Bellator 144, the lowest viewership for a...

Sep 30, 2015 6:32 am

Bellator’s LC Davis Fought Two Rounds With Injured Eye

This past Friday, at Bellator 143, bantamweights Joe Warren and LC Davis fought in the night’s main event to determine the number one contender and the next time challenger. It was Warren, the former champ, who came out on top after three rounds of grinding grappling work. He got Davis down early and often and...

Sep 20, 2015 7:35 am

UFC and Bellator fighters react to the return of Fedor Emelianenko

Diehard fans of mixed martial arts who have been dreaming of watching Fedor Emelianenko throw down in the octagon let out a collective groan when it was announced he would be fighting in a new Japan-based promotion on New Years Eve. On the bright side, “The Last Emperor” will be returning to the “Land of...

Sep 20, 2015 5:59 am

Champion Will Brooks trashes Bellator for poor promotion

It was arguably one of the biggest events in Bellator history on Saturday night when the mixed martial arts promotion and GLORY joined forces for the first “DYNAMITE” event in California. The card featured a slew of matches including one night light heavyweight tournament and a light heavyweight championship bout featuring Liam McGeary and Tito...

Aug 18, 2015 7:05 pm

Thomson: ‘UFC Just Couldn’t Match Bellator Deal’

  “My understanding is that we have to wear Reebok with the UFC. There’s no other option. Well, you get paid to wear Reebok but you only get paid in their program, whatever their pay scale is. I took my negotiations over to Bellator, where there is no sponsorship tax, so my sponsors can sponsor...

Aug 14, 2015 12:40 pm

Bellator Champions Go At Each Other––’I’ll Slap You In The F*cking Mouth’

Another day, another Twitter war. In what’s starting to become common practice, two Bellator champions engaged in a heated back and forth on the good ol’ 140 characters or less platform. Bellator bantamweight champ Patricio Freire kicked things off by poking lightweight champion Will Brooks with a jab about their placement on the Bellator 145...

Jul 19, 2015 7:13 am

Manager: Fedor just as likely to sign with UFC as he is with Bellator

Fedor Emelianenko’s announcement that he will be returning to the world of mixed martial arts shocked the world earlier this week. The former PRIDE Heavyweight Champion has been inactive since his last bout in 2012 when he defeated Pedro Rizzo in less than two minutes. Now no longer associated with M-1 Global, Emelianenko is free...

Jun 30, 2015 9:00 am

New Bellator Ring Girl Is A Competitive Shooter

“Okay I’ve gotten a million messages about this so let me clarify: I’m ADDING Bellator into my life. I am still shooting. I’m still doing both of my shows. I’m still stunting. I’m still doing everything else.” “This wasn’t something I was going out of my way to get into, they approached me. Before I...

Jun 23, 2015 5:01 am

TWITTER RAGE! Fans Destroy Fox Analyst After Bellator/UFC Mixup

FOX Sports analyst and host of ‘Garbage Time’ Katie Nolan made a major mistake when talking about Bellator 138 and MMA fans lost their minds. Nolan sent out a tweet accidentally calling Bellator the UFC. Then the internet picked up their pitchforks and lanterns and marched onto their keyboards to let her have it. Check...

May 7, 2015 9:47 am

Ortiz: ‘Don’t Like How Much You’re Making at UFC? Come to Bellator!’

Even though the deal between Reebok and UFC is truly groundbreaking, the majority of fighters who spoke out on social media yesterday seem to be against the deal. Some fighters were so unimpressed with the sponsorship money they would be getting that they told Reebok to KEEP their money. Tito Ortiz wants the fighter of...

May 6, 2015 5:10 pm

UFC’s Tim Kennedy Tweets to Bellator About Reebok Issue

The UFC and Reebok announced the new payout system with details on Wednesday and it caused an uproar within the fighting community. While some fighters are happy, most cannot see how they benefit from this deal taking place. If there was ever a fighter to rock the boat and say what he wants, it’s UFC...

Jan 14, 2015 11:25 am

Meet Bellator MMA’s New Ring Girl

The Bellator Mixed Martial Arts Promotion has a new ring girl, Summer Daniels (pictured). Summer replaces Jade Bryce, Bellator’s former ring girl who served the promotion for 99 events. Here’s the company’s announcement: Excited to have @SummerDaniels21 join us this Friday at "Bellator: Pitbull vs Straus" as a #BellatorMMA Ring Girl! pic.twitter.com/bClt2YUT8c — Bellator MMA...