Categories for Bellator

Aug 21, 2014 5:02 am

Coker Planning 16 Events In 2015 For Bellator Reboot

“The first thing we had to change was the tournament format. Which we did. The second thing is we have to go and recruit the top talent and cultivate the talent we have here now. And the third thing was the staff running 10 shows in a row. Talk about a burnout. We had to...

Aug 20, 2014 9:37 am

Paul Daley Tells Bellator To Back Off Of Manhoef Fight

Newly appointed Bellator President Scott Coker has been working on getting bigger and better fights set up for the organization, and his latest idea, set for November, would be one heck of a fight. Coker spoke about his plans to put Paul Daley against Melvin Manhoef for the MMA Hour: “Paul, pending his September 12th...

Aug 19, 2014 3:14 pm

Update On War Machine Court Hearing From Earlier Today

Former Bellator MMA fighter War Machine had his day in court earlier today after being arrested and charged after beating and strangling his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and her friend Corey Taylor. is reporting that War Machine told the judge in court today that he wont contest to transferring back to Las Vegas. TheVentura County...

Aug 19, 2014 12:08 pm

BREAKING: Bellator Releases Eddie Alvarez Unconditionally

After a long back and forth battle with the promotion he fought for, Eddie Alvarez has been unconditionally released by Bellator. The Bellator champion was released by Bellator CEO Scott Coker earlier this morning. Earlier in the year it looked as if Alvarez would get his wish and he would be released, however Bellator exercised...

Aug 19, 2014 5:02 am

Eddie Alvarez Under Contract With Bellator, But “Lawyers Are Talking”

“They’re talking about a couple of different options. Right now, that’s where it is.” Asked to characterize the lawyers’ discussions, Coker said, “I don’t want to speculate as to what’s going to happen. But I know that they’re talking.” Coker spoke with MMAJunkie about Bellator’s current relationship with Champion Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez was trying to...

Aug 18, 2014 5:28 pm

Coker Willing To Give Mayhem Miller A Chance Under The Bellator Banner

Scott Coker is willing to talk to Mayhem Miller about a potential return to fighting if Miller is mentally healthy, despite his role in the brawl that many credit with killing the Strikeforce promotion. “That takes me right back to the CBS events. Boy, I’m starting to shake over here,” Coker said at the mention...

Aug 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Coker Confirms Contact With Carano Camp

“If you look at our past, we have always believed in female fighting. Whether it was back in the kickboxing days on ESPN, I was the first person to do female fighting in the state of California in mixed martial arts; which was the Gina Carano vs. Elena Maxwell fight. And we did some big...

Aug 15, 2014 4:59 am

Bellator MMA: 5 Rounds with Cheick Kongo

What do you know about The Darkness? Find out as we go 5 Rounds with Cheick Kongo while he preps for his Heavyweight Feature Fight – Friday, September 5th at Bellator 123.

Aug 14, 2014 10:29 am

Women’s MMA returns to Bellator as Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd sign deals

Women’s MMA has returned to Bellator, as the organization recently announced the signing of two notable featherweights! Bellator officials announced today that they have inked former Strikeforce Champion Marloes Coenen (21-6 MMA) and Invicta FC veteran Julia Budd (6-2 MMA) to deals and that the pair will fight at a Bellator event later this year. Bellator had...

Aug 14, 2014 8:17 am

Ortiz Does Good – Helps Children In Need

It has been a rough week few weeks for the world of MMA, but former UFC champ Tito Ortiz is out there, showing the world that we aren’t all bad! Good job Tito!

Aug 12, 2014 1:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | War Machine’s Brother Cries Foul In Mack Recount, Says Twitter Comments Not Him

We have been following the beef between Dog the Bounty Hunter and someone claiming to be ‘War Machine’s brother’ very closely today, with extremely harsh comments coming from an account that claimed to belong to War Machine’s brother, Michael Koppenhaver. Several minutes ago I got off the phone with Michael Eugene Koppenhaver, War Machine’s brother,...

Aug 12, 2014 8:21 am

Scott Coker Denies Rumors Of Signing Gina Carano

Coker told me yesterday Carano hasn't signed w BMMA. Whatever the case, the reaction to yesterday's rumors proves she's still quite popular. — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 12, 2014 Bellator MMA President Scott Coker is denying yesterday’s rumors that WMMA legend Gina Carano has signed with Bellator. However, what is interesting is that Bellator confirmed...

Aug 12, 2014 7:56 am

Dog The Bounty Hunter Officially Declares Manhunt On War Machine

After trading shots with War Machine’s brother via Twitter, it appears Dog the Bounty Hunter is backing up his statements earlier that if War Machine didn’t turn himself in, Dog would start a manhunt against the former Bellator MMA fighter. @WarMachine170 your now In my World your a FUGITIVE & I Am a BOUNTY HUNTER...

Aug 12, 2014 5:04 am

Bellator Fires War Machine Following Assault Against Christy Mack

After Christy Mack gave her statement as to the brutal beating she suffered at the hands of her ex-boyfriend War Machine, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has released Machine from the promotion. Coker wrote in a press release sent to our friends at Cage Potato: “We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when...

Aug 11, 2014 6:30 pm

Rumor: Gina Carano Signed With Bellator

WMMA pioneer Gina Carano may have signed with Bellator according to several rumors. Dana White said several weeks ago that he was very close to reaching a deal with Carano which would lead to a fight with Ronda Rousey. Bellator middleweight Brian Rogers Tweeted Bellator had an announcement to make tomorrow: Friends, Fans & haters...

Aug 8, 2014 6:51 pm

Bellator Releases War Machine Following Latest Legal Issues

Bellator President Scott Coker has issued a statement regarding Jon Koppenhaver, War Machine: “We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when it relates to any form of domestic violence, and after learning of this latest incident involving Jon Koppenhaver, War Machine, Bellator is releasing him from him promotional contract with the organization.” If...

Aug 8, 2014 6:23 pm

War Machine Runs, Primary Suspect In Alleged Beating Of Girlfriend

Popular MMA fighter, War Machine is wanted by Las Vegas Police in connection with the beating of his girlfriend and another victim. According to reports, the fighter fled the scene and has a search has been underway. TMZ has the scoop: According to police, War Machine was involved in a 3-person altercation early Friday morning...

Jul 31, 2014 6:03 pm

King Mo Warns: ‘If I see Bjorn Rebney I’m putting hands on him’

“I personally think [Bjorn Rebney’s] a bitch. If I had a chance to see him, I’d put them hands on him.” “He’s deceptive, fake… He flew me out to that meeting, it was just a bunch of bull, you know what I’m saying? It was a bunch of bulls— he was spitting to me. He’s...

Jul 31, 2014 6:31 am

Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone Rumored For UFC 178

  Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez may be in better shape following his promotion’s new take on company management. With SCott Coker at the helm, things are different, so different, that it appears as if the embattled Bellator star in Alvarez may actually get the release he’s been fighting for. got the scoop. Sources...

Jul 30, 2014 10:37 am

SPIKE TV Cancels TNA Wrestling

Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz & King Mo just lost their part-time gig over at TNA wrestling. At least, that’s what one would think, considering SPIKE TV just cancelled the program. TMZ has the scoop: TNA Wrestling’s flagship show “Impact Wrestling” could soon be without a home — Spike TV quietly let the league know it’s...

Jul 28, 2014 5:28 pm

Melvin Manhoef Suffers Brutal Knockout This Past Weekend

Bellator’s newest fighter Melvin Manhoef competed in a kickboxing match this past weekend and was on the receiving end of a pretty brutal TKO. At around the 10:35 mark Manhoef gets rocked with a head kick, and it smashed until around the 10:45 mark where he falls face first on the canvas. Somehow the ref...