Bellator News

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...

Jul 19, 2017 9:46 am

PHOTO | Brandon Girtz reflects on gruesome cut from Bellator 181 that went viral

This past weekend at Bellator 181, Brandon Girtz stepped into the cage for a highly anticipated rubber match with Derek Campos. That trilogy saw the two men tied at 1 win apiece, as Campos won the pair’s first fight by unanimous decision in 2013, before Girtz then evened the score in 2015 as he knocked...

Jul 14, 2017 7:29 pm

Bellator announces two key fights including the debut of Gegard Mousasi

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and perennial middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi will make his Bellator MMA debut this October. Bellator officials broke the news during tonight’s broadcast on Spike TV stating that Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2 MMA) will make is promotional debut against former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko (56-9 MMA) on October 20 live from...

Jun 6, 2017 11:27 am

Bellator MMA hints at one-night welterweight tournament

The roster of Bellator MMA – the world’s second biggest MMA promotion – has improved a great deal over the last year or two. The promotion has injected a tremendous amount of talent into its heavyweight division, picking up free agents like Matt Mitrione, Fedor Emelianenko, Sergei Kharitonov, and most recently, Roy Nelson. The promotion...

May 20, 2017 8:29 am

VIDEO | Paul Daley and Michael Page get into scuffle at Bellator 179

Wow. Paul Daley just went for Michael Page in the front row and they had a scuffle. Pandemonium. #Bellator179 pic.twitter.com/hhA2usDDgN — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) May 19, 2017 Friday afternoon in the United Kingdom, Bellator MMA held their highly anticipated Bellator 179 card, which played host to Rory MacDonald’s highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut against Paul...

May 19, 2017 2:48 pm

SPOILERS! Rory MacDonald vs. Paul Daley results

Former UFC welterweight veteran Rory MacDonald stepped into the Bellator MMA cage for the first time on May 19th in the United Kingdom as he fought heavy handed knockout artist Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley. Going into the fight, there was much question about where MacDonald, a fighter who was near the pinnacle of combat sports when...

Apr 22, 2017 10:08 am

VIDEO | AJ McKee scores beautiful head-kick KO at Bellator 178

Last night, Bellator MMA touched down in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Bellator 178. The card produced a handful of truly impressive finishes. One of the more impressive finishes on the card was dealt by rising featherweight prospect, AJ McKee, who is the son of MMA veteran Antonio McKee. The younger McKee...

Apr 22, 2017 8:59 am

Report: Another former UFC title challenger is close to signing with Bellator

According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Bellator MMA is on the verge of signing another former UFC title challenger. That title challenger is Canada’s Valérie Létourneau, who fought for the UFC strawweight title in 2015, putting forth a valiant effort against dominant champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Létourneau is currently on an unfortunate, three-fight losing streak, having...

Apr 11, 2017 9:02 am

Bellator boss Scott Coker gives statement on possible free agency of Cris “Cyborg” Justino

Yesterday afternoon, in a statement to BJPenn.com, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino discussed her current inactivity, her hopes for a UFC 214 fight with reigning featherweight champ Germaine de Randamie, and her intention to fight out her current UFC contract and ‘re-evaluate the situation.’ “If [Germaine de Randamie] is not healthy enough to fight...

Apr 11, 2017 6:47 am

Report: Bellator MMA has its sights set on two more UFC stars

When streaking middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi stepped into the Octagon with Chris Weidman at last Saturday’s UFC 210, it marked the final obligation on his current UFC contract. Though it was not without controversy, he was able to win this final contracted fight, and will now be able to test free agency as one of...

Apr 9, 2017 12:24 pm

VIDEO | Rafael Carvalho head kick flattens Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 176

Back in May of 2016, Brazil’s Rafael Carvalho scored a controversial split decision win over Dutch kickboxing specialist Melvin Manhoef, defending the Bellator middleweight strap in the process. Given that many fans and pundits believed Manhoef should have gotten the nod in this fight, Bellator then pencilled the two middleweights in for a rematch –...

Apr 3, 2017 10:52 am

Report: Viacom tells Bellator officials to ‘sign every single big name out there’

The last 12 months have been massive ones for Bellator. To recount, the number-two MMA promotion has picked up notable free agents such as: former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson, former UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis, former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione, heavyweight veteran Sergei Kharitonov, former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald, Pride legend Wanderlei...

Apr 1, 2017 11:52 am

VIDEO | Sergei Kharitonov destroys Chase Gormley with brutal uppercut

Kharitonov KO! #Bellator175 pic.twitter.com/EgqGjMFYsA — MMA MOVEMENT (@mma_movement) April 1, 2017 Friday night on the main card of Bellator 175, heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov picked up one of the most devastating and impressive knockout wins in recent Bellator memory. Kharitonov stepped into the cage looking to bounce back from his recent KO loss to Javy Ayala...

Mar 29, 2017 9:32 am

Scott Coker explains how UFC-Reebok deal benefits Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA has gone on a string of signings recently, acquiring several former UFC standouts, including Rory MacDonald, Lorenz Larkin, and Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald to name just a few of the recent Bellator MMA signings that have come from the UFC. According to Bellator MMA President Scott Coker, the UFC’s deal with Reebok has been...

Mar 26, 2017 2:36 pm

Mayday! Bellator signs another former UFC title challenger

Bellator MMA has signed another former UFC title challenger. The UFC’s top rival, Bellator MMA, has been scooping up a ton of talent in the past several months including Benson Henderson, Josh Thomson, Matt Mitrione, Phil Davis, Rory MacDonald, Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva and Ryan Bader, just to name a few. Most recently, the Viacom-owned...

Mar 26, 2017 7:24 am

VIDEO | Quinton “Rampage” Jackson says his biggest regret is starting MMA

Next Friday, in the main event of Bellator 175, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will step onto the canvas for a heavyweight bout with rival Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. The bout will be a rematch of a 2014 light heavyweight contest, and it stands out as one of the biggest fights of Rampage’s already impressive Bellator career....

Mar 24, 2017 4:57 pm

Bellator adds two title fights to June’s pay-per-view card in New York City

Bellator MMA has added two title fights to their blockbuster pay-per-view card set for June 24 in New York City. The first championship bout announced for the card was a welterweight title fight featuring champion Douglas Lima taking on promotional newcomer Lorenz “Da Monsoon” Larkin. The Los Angeles Times was the first to report the...