Categories for Bellator

Feb 12, 2014 1:40 pm

Bellator Returns To Canada As Casino Rama Hosts Bellator 119

Bellator will make its highly anticipated return to Canada on Friday, May 9th as the promotion will return to Ontario’s Casino Rama for Bellator 119, live on Spike TV. The night will feature the finals of Bellator’s Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament, as well as the return of Canadian lightweight John Alessio. The event will broadcast...

Feb 10, 2014 9:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Phil Baroni Calls Out CM Punk for a Fight in Bellator

Phil Baroni (above) called out former WWE star CM Punk this weekend, asking to be the former wrestler’s first professional MMA opponent inside Bellator. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Former Pride and UFC fighter Phil Baroni took to Twitter this weekend to call out former WWE star CM Punk. CM Punk has made headlines in...

Feb 6, 2014 7:25 pm

Rampage Fed Up With Pro Wrestling Haters

“People don’t understand how tough it is. It hurts. It hurts hitting the ropes. Getting slammed… All that stuff hurts. It’s like being a live stunt man… I saw a guy get hurt. I saw it with my own two eyes. The guy got hurt and he still had to keep going. He got hurt...

Feb 5, 2014 4:47 pm

Silva Injured, Anthony Leone Steps Up To Face Eduardo Dantas For Bellator Title

Bantamweight Title contender Rafael Silva has suffered an knee injury and will be unable to compete is his scheduled March 7th title fight against reigning Bellator Champion Eduardo Dantas. While the injury will force Silva out of the cage, Former Bellator Tournament Finalist Anthony Leone will now step in and face Dantas for the Bantamweight...

Jan 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Bellator MMA interested in signing Phillip Brooks (CM Punk)

Ever since an interview last week with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the MMA world has been a buzz in regards to Phillip Brooks’ (CM Punk) possible transition from pro-wrestling to MMA. News then broke that ‘Punk’ had opted not to resign with his former employer the WWE. Which was then followed by some interesting statements...

Jan 29, 2014 1:08 pm

Bellator 110 Fight Card Finalized With 12 Bouts

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV in explosive fashion as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm EST/PST. The event features MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former World Champion Christian M’Pumbu, while King Mo Lawal returns to face Russian submission ace Mikhail...

Jan 28, 2014 6:22 am

Biggest Names In Combat Sports Meeting on Capital Hill for Brain Study

On February 4th, some of the biggest names in fighting, Top Rank Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, Viacom (representing Bellator MMA and GLORY kickboxing) and the Ultimate Fighting Championships,will all be gathering on Capital Hill in Washington, DC to announce unification in the support for the Cleveland Clinic Professional Fighters Brain Health Study. “In an unprecedented...

Jan 27, 2014 12:09 pm

Ortiz charged with two counts of DUI

Former UFC light heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter Tito Ortiz was charged with two counts of driving under the influence (DUI)   The report is coming  TMZ, and stems after Ortiz crashed his 2012 Porsche Panamera into a concrete median on Jan. 6, 2014.   Ortiz could face up to six months in jail if...

Jan 24, 2014 5:09 pm

Freire Issues Statement On His Disgust For Bellator’s Matchmaking

“Never in my entire career have I felt so disrespected and disappointed. @BellatorMMA announces their tournament brackets and in all of them they only have the champion, on the Featherweight one they have @PatCurranMMA as well. I don’t have anything against Curran himself, what I don’t like is the clear way he’s being favored. I...

Jan 23, 2014 6:28 am

XFC Turns Tables On WSOF – Issues Co-Promotional Challenge

Fighters calling out other fighters? How passé. Apparently, the newest trend in MMA is for promotions to call out other promotions. And the next challenger on the list? That would be the XFC. (I know, I know… try to contain your excitement.) I suppose we should have seen this coming; once the WSOF took off...

Jan 23, 2014 6:10 am

Rebney Defends Strauss vs. Curran III Booking

During a conference call, Bellator MMA president Bjorn Rebney discussed a rematch between Daniel Straus and Pat Curran. The last time the two faced off Straus came out victorious via a controversial decision. So controversial that Rebney felt that the more logical matchup would be a rematch between the two rather that pitting Straus up...

Jan 22, 2014 5:14 pm

Move Over WSOF, NBC Tries To Get In Bed With Bellator

By Evan Stoumbelis The MMA Report reported, and Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter confirmed, that NBC tried to work out a deal with Bellator fighting championships to air Bellator’s prelims on the network. World Series of Fighting (WSOF) has a preexisting deal with NBC, however the network bumped their prelims to an online stream. WSOF attempted...

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Ortiz Says Doctors Have Cleared Him For Training

Fresh off the heals of Bjorn Rebney’s critical comments on the future of Tito Ortiz, Tito himself has come out and squandered those assumptions. The former UFC light-heavyweiht champion, at nearly 40-yeras old, is apparently still looking to train and fight. Check it:

Jan 21, 2014 12:30 pm

WSOF Calls Foul On Bellator’s Constant Mismatches

The rivalry between Bellator and World Series of Fighting continues to heat up today as WSOF Executive VP, Abdel-Aziz, tells Bleacher Report that his competitor is ripe with easy-to-pick mismatches. “I sit down at midnight every night, and I watch a lot of videos. I’m a big fan. I love this. It’s never too much,...

Jan 21, 2014 12:23 pm

Douglas Lima Faces Rick Hawn for Vacant Welterweight Title April 18th

The Main Event is set for Bellator 117 as Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn will headline a packed night of fights from Iowa’s Mid-American Center on April 18th as the two clash in a Bellator Welterweight Title fight live on Spike TV. The event will broadcast live at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. CST on...

Jan 21, 2014 9:42 am

Rampage Jackson and Tyrone Spong go at it on Twitter

World Series of Fighting matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz discussed an idea last week about a crossover event with Bellator MMA featuring 10 fighters from each promotion facing off in a pay-per-view event. Sounds all fine and dandy, but the fact is that we will most likely never see that happen. But if we ever did we...

Jan 21, 2014 7:51 am

WSOF calls Rebney a Candyass for turning down challenge

By Evan Stoumbels A short while ago WSOF President Ray Sefo and executive Vice President as well a matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz issued a winner take all card against their rival promotion Bellator. Bellator had not responded to the challenge until recently when President Bjorn Rebney spoke on a Bellator conference call recently, saying: “Look, and...

Jan 21, 2014 6:05 am

Bjorn Rebney discusses Tito Ortiz’s return to MMA & DUI

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz hasn’t fought since 2012, where he lost to Forrest Griffin by unanimous decision. Following that loss, Ortiz retired from MMA only to come out of retirement about a year later to fight former training partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the Bellator cage. Unfortunately Ortiz pulled out of that...

Jan 21, 2014 6:02 am

Bellator Responds to World Series of Fighting’s Challenge

  The World Series of Fighting laid down a challenge to Bellator. The challenge was this: A cross-promotional pay-per-view event where fighters from both organizations would fight each other, winner-takes-all. Finally after no response from Bellator and a deadline given by WSOF, we have our answer. On Monday, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney spoke with MMAFighting.com...

Jan 20, 2014 3:18 pm

Bjorn Rebney: UFC’s comments about GSP are “Most Tasteless They’ve Made”

By Evan Stoumbelis Georges St. Pierre’s departure from the UFC has been anything but quiet. The former welterweight kingpin has made several comments about the UFC’s lack of a desire to clean up the sport and crack down on performance enhancing drug users. St. Pierre said their lack of a desire to help clean up...

Jan 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Rampage Jackson Returns to Bellator Feb. 28 Against M’Pumbu

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV with a bang as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm ET/PT. The star-studded card includes the tournament debut of MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Emanating from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, the night features Rampage in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former Champion...

Jan 20, 2014 11:08 am

Joe Riggs: “Nick Diaz is a f**king mongoloid”

“Nick Diaz is a f**king mongoloid. He doesn’t even know what he talks about. He’s a guy who will see a word in the dictionary and just regurgitate the word and put it to no use. It makes no sense what he’s talking about. I’d love to beat the sh*t out of him. Actually, I’d...

Jan 20, 2014 10:41 am

QUIK TWITT | Rampage Jackson Blasts Former Sponsor Reebok For Lack Of ‘Hook Up’

Former UFC light-heavywewight champion, Rampage Jackson, has had a falling out with his sponsor, Reebok Shoes. After leaving the UFC for the greener pastures at Bellator, Rampage, has seen action just once since his January, 2013 UFC bout against Glover Teixeira. Perhaps the lack of activity and promotional power is to blame for Reeboks lack...

Jan 17, 2014 10:30 am

Kongo Set For Bellator Title Shot This April

At 13-0 and the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, Russian knockout connoisseur Vitaly Minakov is ready to extend his reign as “The New Emperor” and defend his world title against Cheick Kongo live on Spike TV Friday, April 4th from Nevada’s Reno Events Center. The fight will headline Bellator 115. The event will broadcast live...

Jan 15, 2014 6:29 am

Featherweight Champ Daniel Straus Doesn’t Feel Like He Has Bellator’s Respect

Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus has been slated to defend his title against Pat Curran, the man he last defeated at Bellator 106 to earn the 145-lb. belt.  For Straus, that fight assignment illustrates Bellator’s lack of respect for him as a fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA At Bellator 106 this past November, the...