Categories for Bellator

May 16, 2014 10:27 am

Tito Ortiz Supports Idea of Union for Fighters

The words “Tito Ortiz” and “soft spoken” are rarely ever in a sentence together, and as you can guess (especially with a new fight just on the horizon) he has a lot to say to the media about the UFC and the sport. Tito took time out this week to speak with Middle Easy about...

May 15, 2014 12:16 pm

Cormier: ‘King Mo Is Going To End Rampage Jackson’s Career’

D.C. is a King Mo Fan. Who knew? In a recent posting to instagram, the UFC light-heavyweight contender offered some praise for King Mo, some acknowledgement, and even a prediction for this weekend’s Bellator 120 event. Check it: The caption reads, “This guy insisted that I fight. This guys called me when I was at...

May 15, 2014 6:40 am

Is Bellator 120 Worth The Almighty PPV Dollar?

Whether you upgrade to high-definition, or stick to standard, is Saturday’s Bellator 120 card worth the almighty dollar? That, in a nutshell, is the million dollar question. Take a quick look at the card, now that it has lost the planned main event between Michael Chandler and lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. You’ve got Quinton “Rampage”...

May 14, 2014 6:03 pm

Rampage: ‘My Fight is worth your pay-per-view money’

“My fight alone is going to be worth the pay-per-view. This is one of the few grudge matches going on right now in MMA where [the fighters] honestly don’t like each other.” “I’m going to put on an exciting fight, and I’m going to be coming at him the second the bell rings. I’m going...

May 14, 2014 3:31 pm

QUICK TWITT | Ortiz At 220lbs 3 Days Before Bellator 120 Fight

The ‘Huntington Beach Badboy’ Tito Ortiz, is set to scrap it out with the Bellator middleweight champion this weekend at Bellator 120. The middleweight champion, Shlemenko, won’t have to cut weight for the bout, instead, he will come in at around 190 pounds. Tito will likely hold a 30 pound advantage over him. Check it:...

May 14, 2014 5:20 am

Bellator’s PPV Success Dependent On Former UFC, Strikeforce Stars

Just like that, the weight of Bellator MMA’s future on pay-per-view was placed squarely on the shoulders of two fighters who made their name in other promotions. Originally, the promotion wanted to focus Saturday’s card on the conclusion of the trilogy between lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. That, though, was thrown by the...

May 13, 2014 8:13 pm

Series Of Repeated Blows Cause Alvarez Head Injury

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez was expected to make his PPV debut for Bellator this weekend. Instead of hyping the fight, he’s in the media explaining a recent training injury that forced him out of the planned main event. Via ‘The MMA Hour‘: “It was during one of [coach] Kenny Monday’s wrestling practices. Me and Abel...

May 13, 2014 2:13 pm

QUICK TWITT | Eddie Alvarez Apologizes For Dissing Bellator’s Interim Strap

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez didn’t take kindly to the news that Michael Chandler will be fighting for an interim title.  And why should he? However, the Blackzilian lightweight decided to take the high road and issued an apology through twitter about his negative comments. I apologize @BellatorMMA about my comments yesterday about the interm...

May 13, 2014 1:27 pm

Rampage Confirms ‘Mayhem’ Miller’s Return To MMA

“I mean, Mayhem knows King Mo in and out. Mayhem trained with a lot of different people in MMA, and he mimicked King Mo perfectly. Mayhem is a great training partner and sparring partner. He’s very knowledgeable in MMA. And you know, Mayhem saw me make a comeback, and that has motivated him to make...

May 13, 2014 9:30 am

Alvarez Speaks Out Against Bellator’s Desperate Attempt To Give Chandler A Belt

After Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez was forced to pull out of a trilogy fight with Michael Chandler this Saturday, Bellator announced that the replacement fight between Michael Chandler and Will Brooks will be for an interim title. However, in an interview with MMAjunkie, Alvarez stated that he wasn’t a fan of the decision, saying:...

May 11, 2014 11:00 am

Eddie Alvarez Suffers Concussion, Out of Bellator PPV Main-Event

Are Bellator pay-per-views cursed? It is going to be a bit longer until we get to see the rubber match between Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Alvarez has been forced to pull out of the championship bout after suffering a concussion two weeks ago. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is clearly upset about...

May 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Bellator Boss: ‘Culinary Union Should Not Back Off The Fertittas’

“Every state has approved mixed martial arts. They run shows just about anywhere. You’ve got shows that generate revenue everywhere — from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to the actual fights. It’s regulated appropriately by every state commission in the country. The New York State Athletic commission is one of the top athletic commissions in the...

May 8, 2014 8:49 am

Bellator Stars Endorse New Gloves

Eye pokes have been a huge issue for the sport of MMA, but also an issue that’s extremely hard to alleviate. After all, how do you restrict a fighter’s fingers, without negating their ability to grapple? Well, it looks like Bellator and Everlast might have solved the problem. The “Powerlock” glove – a glove with...

May 7, 2014 3:54 pm

Following Neck Fracture Bellator Takes Extra Measures To Ensure Safety Of Tito Ortiz

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has gone “above and beyond” to ensure the safety of Tito Ortiz leading up to his Bellator 120 bout with Alexander Schlemenko. Bjorn Rebney spoke back in January on Ortiz’ injury saying: It’s an unsettling conversation to have a specialist in the field of neck injuries to tell...

May 5, 2014 5:23 pm

King Mo: ‘Rampage Is Getting His A$$ Whooped’

“We’re not boys. I never talk to Rampage on the phone, maybe once, three or four years ago. I don’t know shit about Rampage, I knew he’s from Memphis. Other than that, I can’t say too much about him. I don’t know that dude, I don’t know. We ain’t boys, we’ve never been boys.” “I...

May 3, 2014 2:54 pm

Bjorn Rebney Offers to Share New Glove Design with the UFC

Bellator MMA has been working on improving the MMA glove design, a piece of  equipment that many have considered long-overdue for an overhaul. According to MMAjunkie, Bellator partnered with fitness equipment producer Everlast in order to make the new glove, which has been branded the “Powerlock MMA fight glove.” The glove is designed to better...

May 3, 2014 2:14 pm

PHOTO | Rampage Jackson & King Mo Staredown

In two weeks Bellator will make their highly anticipated pay-per-view debut. In the evening’s co-main event is an equally anticipated light-heavyweight tilt between Rampage Jackson and King Mo.

Apr 30, 2014 5:33 pm

Tito Ortiz Gets Three Years Probation For DUI Crash In LA

The Huntington Beach Bad Boy struck a deal with Los Angeles prosecutors in his DUI case from January. The former UFC light-heavyweight champion will serve 36 months of probation, attend alcohol classes and pay fines. TMZ broke the story this afternoon: Former MMA fighter Tito Ortiz copped a plea in his DUI case — from...

Apr 30, 2014 4:20 pm

VIDEO | Rampage & Mayhem Practice Their Pro-Wrestling Moves

Former UFC fighters, Rampage Jackson and Mayhem Miller, find themselves in Southern California practicing their ‘WWE Moves’. The caption reads: “Now this is the most fun I’ve ever had warming up b4 training. Loving the wrestling ring at the new gym. @tomblackledge @mayhemmiller @tcterror rematch soon?”