Bellator News

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 20, 2018 7:50 am

VIDEO | This Limited Edition Rory MacDonald Figurine is Insane

Rory MacDonald sculpture by @dannytr4n. Box art by @giangalang. New video posted on our YouTube channel! @romac_gorilla #PlasticCell A post shared by PLASTIC CELL (@plasticcell) on Jan 19, 2018 at 9:10pm PST Have you ever wanted to hold the violence of Rory MacDonald inside the palm of your hand? Did you ever wonder what that...

Jan 19, 2018 6:09 pm

VIDEO | ALL of Friday’s Pre-Fight Staredowns and Conference Highlights

Two big title fights are on the horizon at UFC 222 in March and UFC 223 in April. The #UFC223 main event WILL HAPPEN in Brooklyn! @TonyFergusonXT vs @TeamKhabib April 7th!! pic.twitter.com/6IA7P0PqwS — UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2018 The #UFC222 main event squares off!! @BlessedMMA @FrankieEdgar pic.twitter.com/H7VpFzZHOh — UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2018 Prior to...

Jan 9, 2018 2:06 pm

VIDEO | Rampage Jackson and Chael Sonnen Agree to High Stakes Bet for Their Fight

The wait is finally over. Bellator is going to kick off their big heavyweight grand prix before this month ends and Chael Sonnen will face off with Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. They’ll be throwing down for the chance to advance in the tournament, which will finally crown a Bellator heavyweight champion by the end of this...

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...

Jan 3, 2018 6:02 am

Broadcaster Jimmy Smith tells Joe Rogan why he left Bellator

Last week, the MMA world was hit with the news that Bellator MMA had parted ways with long-time color commentator Jimmy Smith. Given that Smith is a bottomless pit of MMA knowledge with charisma to boot, this news came as a definite surprise. Apparently, however, the broadcaster’s departure from Bellator was quite amicable. Jimmy Smith...

Dec 28, 2017 10:54 am

Longtime Color Commentator Jimmy Smith No Longer With Bellator

It looks like the change in networks and a crazy grand prix tournament aren’t the only shake-ups over at Bellator. As per an official Paramount Sports and Bellator press release, Jimmy Smith has parted ways with the company. A former MMA fighter himself, Smith provided knowledgeable insight as well and entertaining dialogue seamlessly for many...

Dec 27, 2017 4:05 pm

VIDEO | Watch All of These Brutal Knee Knockouts of 2017

MMA: The Knees of 2017. 2:20 of brutal knee knockouts (by @Grabaka_Hitman) #YearoftheKnee pic.twitter.com/JsDB9BHzdd — Streetfight Bancho (@streetfitebanch) December 27, 2017 In just a couple of days, Khabib Nurmagomedov is scheduled to return against Edson Barboza at UFC 219. The last time we saw Barboza, he pulled off an incredible flying knee knockout over Beneil...

Dec 20, 2017 7:02 am

Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix betting odds released, Matt Mitrione favored to win

Bellator MMA’s upcoming heavyweight Grand Prix is one of the most talked about events in MMA right now. This tournament, which seeks to fill Bellator’s vacant heavyweight throne by crowing a new champion, kicks off this January 20 when former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson battles three-time UFC title challenger and infamous MMA...

Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm

VIDEO | Bellator Just Dropped The Promo for Their Heavyweight Grand Prix

For hardcore MMA fans and casuals alike, Bellator is bringing back the illustrious grand prix tournament to crown their new heavyweight champion. Ever since it was announced, speculation ran rampant as fans and media alike started making their own match-ups. Not only do we have all of the bouts set, but now we know the...

Nov 23, 2017 3:42 am

Every Fight in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Broken Down by Chael Sonnen

Earlier this month, Scott Coker and the team at Bellator dropped a bombshell: That they’d be putting on a heavyweight grand prix to finally crown a new heavyweight champion. They added UFC veterans, legends, light heavyweights and even the light heavyweight champion, Ryan Bader. The tournament has always been one of the most exciting things...

Nov 22, 2017 1:01 pm

BREAKING | Shane Carwin Officially in Negotiations With Bellator

This Bellator heavyweight grand prix has shook things up a lot more than just the huge match-ups it has planned. Even Rory MacDonald wants the chance to be included in this tournament that hearkens back to a bygone era. Former UFC wrecking ball and frequent Redditor, Shane Carwin has since voiced his interest in the...

Nov 22, 2017 11:31 am

Matt Mitrione Isn’t That Thrilled at the Idea of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix

Bellator has tapped into our primal sources of nostalgia over huge MMA tournaments and are going to put on a heavyweight grand prix. Featuring legends and UFC veterans including heavyweights and light heavyweights, the tournament is going down early next year and right now, Matt Mitrione is the favorite to win it all. He’ll go...

Nov 20, 2017 6:49 am

PHOTO | Fighter criticizes Bellator for using pieces of cardboard, not mats, in backstage area

Over the weekend, Bellator MMA set up shop at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida, as part of the festivities for the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs. The promotion hosted a series of free fights for the race fans in attendance, and also offered meet-and-greets with MMA legends like Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Dan Henderson. ...

Nov 14, 2017 10:23 am

‘Rampage’ explains why he’d prefer not to fight Chael Sonnen and Fedor Emelianenko in Bellator GP

Bellator MMA finally has a plan in place to fill its vacant heavyweight throne. Throughout 2018, the organization will promote a heavyweight grand prix featuring eight of its premier heavyweights and light heavyweights in Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson, Ryan Bader, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. Speaking...

Nov 11, 2017 12:46 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor Going Off About Altercation with Marc Goddard at Bellator

It’s everywhere by now in big bold letters. Conor McGregor storms into the Bellator cage, not once, but twice. He shoves around Marc Goddard and slaps a Bellator official like he’s trying to do his best Nate Diaz impression. What you may haven’t seen yet, is video directly after the chaos. Conor McGregor galloped outside...

Nov 11, 2017 9:37 am

Commission President Releases Statement on Conor McGregor’s Actions at Bellator

Last night there were some great fights at Bellator 187, but it was a UFC fighter who stole the show. Conor McGregor stormed the cage as his Straight Blast Gym teammate Charlie Ward finished John Redmond at the Dublin card and started a pandemonium not seen since the infamous Strikeforce brawl. He shoved referee Marc Goddard...

Nov 10, 2017 12:58 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor Also Slapped a Commissioner at Bellator 187

Conor McGregor also slapped a commissioner tonight as he was told to get down from the cage. Not good. Video via @BryanLaceyMMA https://t.co/g2wFMsETTc pic.twitter.com/WZkXSV7oOT — Dale Jordan (@MMAMadDale) November 10, 2017 By now, you’ve all heard or seen the chaos that unfolded at Bellator 187. Conor McGregor stormed the cage not once, but twice, after...

Nov 10, 2017 11:27 am

VIDEO | Chaos Erupts as Conor McGregor Rushes Ref Marc Goddard at Bellator

@TheNotoriousMMA jumps the cage for his teammate Charlie Ward and its all chaos. #MMA #ConorMcGregor #Bellator187 pic.twitter.com/gu9LZL8ORf — Dutch Fight Network (@DutchFightNet) November 10, 2017 Things started innocently enough with Conor McGregor standing up watching his teammate Charlie Ward fight John Redmond at Bellator 187 in Dublin. Of course, with Conor McGregor involved, things are...

Nov 10, 2017 7:26 am

BREAKING | Bellator Will Crown a New Champion with Heavyweight Grand Prix

The grand prix is the pinnacle of combat sport. It is the most difficult tournament format and has the potential to produce absolutely chaotic results. That chaos is why that, for the most part other than Japan’s RIZIN, the creation of an MMA grand prix is few and far between. However, there is a man...

Nov 3, 2017 6:34 pm

Bellator 186 Results: Tywan Claxton scores an amazing flying knee KO (VIDEO)

Tywan Claxton scored one of the best flying knee KO’s ever during tonight’s Bellator 186 prelims from University Park in Penn State. Claxton, who made his professional mixed martial arts debut at tonight’s event, crushed his opponent Jonathan Bonilla-Bowman with a flying knee just short of 90-seconds into the first-round. The knockout was nothing short...

Sep 24, 2017 6:02 am

MMA community reacts to Patricky Freire’s controversial decision defeat of Benson Henderson

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with the stacked Bellator 183. In the card’s main event, we watched former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson collide with long-time Bellator lightweight contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. As is so often the case when it comes to Benson Henderson fights, this one was incredibly...

Sep 20, 2017 7:55 am

BREAKING | Rory MacDonald is finally getting a Bellator title shot

When former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald joined the Bellator family in August of 2016, he was expected to get an immediate title shot. Instead, however, he was booked for a May 2017 scrap with British knockout artist Paul Daley. When MacDonald won this battle with Daley with a second-round submission, he seemed to...

Sep 20, 2017 7:00 am

VIDEO | Check out the ‘flying cage’ that will be used at Bellator 183

This Saturday, Bellator MMA will return to San Jose, California with Bellator 183. The card is a pretty stacked one. In the main event, we’ll see former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson take on long-time Bellator staple Patricky Freire. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we’ll see a pair of knockout-addicted UFC veterans collide, as England’s...