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Sep 15, 2015 10:36 am

Joey Beltran Reveals Which Opponent Hit Him The Hardest

Bellator middleweight fighter Joey Beltran (16-11 MMA) has squared off with some of the sports hardest hitters during his MMA career, including Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Lavar Johnson, Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione and Stipe Miocic just to name a few. “The Mexicutioner” recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed a number of topics, including which opponent...

Sep 15, 2015 6:19 am

Joey Beltran: “$50k to wear a t-shirt?! When did this happen?!”

The UFC’s new sponsorship deal with Reebok has resulted in many headlines during the 2015 calendar year. Most of those headlines were of a negative nature, as many fighters complained that they were actually losing money because of the new uniform deal. During a recent interview with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor, Bellator middleweight fighter Joey Beltran...

Sep 14, 2015 3:43 pm

NSAC postpones Palhares’ and Magalhaes’ hearings

The Nevada State Athletic Commission were extremely busy Monday evening and will likely continue to be for the coming weeks as they field calls and e-mails for their verdict on the Nick Diaz case. Diaz was dealt a five year suspension for failing his post-fight UFC 183 drug test and was fined 33% of his...

Sep 14, 2015 12:59 pm

“Stitch” takes jab at Dana White after getting picked up by Bellator

Jacob “Stitch” Duran couldn’t help but take one last jab at his former boss before making his way to the punch-clock of their competitor. Bellator MMA will be holding a historic event on Friday evening when “Dynamite” takes place in San Jose, California. Bellator President Scott Coker is running a one-night four-man light heavyweight tournament...


Sep 14, 2015 10:55 am

NSAC reveals Jake Shields’ punishment for WSOF 22 incident

August 1, 2015 was a historic and extremely busy night in the world of mixed martial arts. World Series of Fighting chose to rival Ultimate Fighting Championship by running “WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields” while Rousey headlined “UFC 190”. Of course, Rousey and company outdrew WSOF, but who would have thought WSOF would be talked...

Sep 14, 2015 6:14 am

“Pitbull” Freire: Daniel Straus trilogy doesn’t make any sense

Scott Coker and the officials of Bellator made an interesting matchmaking decision when they booked Daniel Straus to face Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for a third time despite losing the first two bouts. The featherweight championship will be on the line when champion Freire tries to secure his third win over Straus at “Bellator 145” on...

Sep 14, 2015 1:09 am

WATCH! Bellator MMA: Sit Down with King Mo

Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal is walking into SAP Center in San Jose California with his sights set on three men: Linton Vassell, Phil Davis, and Emanuel Newton. Bellator’s first “DYNAMITE” event will take place on Friday and will host a four-man, one-night light heavyweight tournament between the men above. Having a gameplan for just one...

Sep 13, 2015 10:38 pm

Paul Daley plans to be a two sport champion after kickboxing return

This Friday at Bellator and GLORY’s “Dynamite” event, Paul Daley will make his return to a kickboxing ring for the first time since October 2014. The welterweight is undefeated in the sport and will put his streak on the line with Fernando Gonzalez. This will begin Daley’s journey to becoming a two sport champion, following...

Sep 13, 2015 12:47 pm

Bellator MMA: In Focus with Tito Ortiz — WATCH!

In the latest episode of In Focus, we take a closer look at how Tito Ortiz’s passion for fishing helped set him on the right path and is preparing him for one of the fight’s of his life. On September 19th as the main event for Dynamite 1, Tito enters the Bellator cage in search...

Sep 13, 2015 7:02 am

‘Reebok kits make UFC fighters look like they’re in a cult’

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship struck an exclusive sponsorship deal with Reebok, fight fans and fighters alike were reluctant to celebrate. The deal seriously impacted the income of several fighters, but now the premier promotion is getting criticism for how their attire looks! Bellator’s former Light heavyweight Champion Emanuel Newton put the uniforms and Reebok...

Sep 12, 2015 7:48 pm

Josh Thomson: ‘No Doubt Khabib’s A Future UFC Champ’

Former UFC lightweight and current Bellator MMA lightweight Josh Thomson trains with top UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov at AKA and says that there’s no question ‘The Eagle’ will be a champ in the very near future. Khabib will return after a long layoff due to injury and face off with Tony Ferguson. Before being injured,...

Sep 12, 2015 2:39 pm

‘King Mo’: ‘Mayweather vs. Berto Will Be Exciting’

Bellator light heavyweight ‘King Mo’ Lawal isn’t sure why everyone is dismissing Saturday night’s Mayweather vs. Berto fight. The fighter, who will be competing in Bellator’s four-main one-night tournament, taking place on their ‘Dynamite’ event on Sept. 19, told the Three Amigos Podcast that he’s excited for the Mayweather fight and thinks it’s for sure...

Sep 12, 2015 12:01 am

WATCH! Tito Delivers Another Cringeworthy Promo

Yes, this happened live a few weeks ago, at the live Bellator event, but man, it just is too good not to share with you guys. Whenever someone hands Tito Ortiz a mic, just sit back, throw up you legs and relax, because you’re about to get something special. And by special I mean, probably...

Sep 11, 2015 9:25 pm

Bellator’s ‘King Mo’ Isn’t Worried About Fighting Twice In One Night

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ is set to make history on Sept. 19. It will be the first event of its kind, featuring both MMA fights and GLORY Kickboxing fights in the same night, with a cage and a ring in the same arena. During the prelims some fights will even be going on at the same time....

Sep 11, 2015 7:52 am

Here Are The Rules For Bellator’s ‘Dynamite’ Tournament

  Bellator MMA has announced the rules for their four-man, single-night light heavyweight tournament, which takes place at “Bellator 142: Dynamite” next week in California. The tournament includes former UFC standout Phil Davis taking on former Bellator title holder Emanuel Newton, as well as former Strikeforce champ Muhammed Lawal squaring off with Linton Vassell. In...

Sep 10, 2015 5:19 pm

Kimbo Slice Returns

  The last time we saw Kimbo Slice was in June, when he took out Ken Shamrock in the Bellator cage. Well, according to the promotion, he’ll be returning at Bellator’s ‘Dynamite’ event. The promotion released the information on Thursday, saying the fighter would be making an appearance at the event, signing autographs and taking...

Sep 10, 2015 4:54 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #93

  Stud Show Radio (formerly Team Alpha Male Radio) is a biweekly MMA podcast that airs Tuesday and Thursday right here on BJPENN.COM. The show features hosts Justin Buchholz and Chris Carlino aka Sir Studboy talking to callers and guests about all the latest stories in MMA and beyond.  Guests from Team Alpha Male appear...

Sep 10, 2015 4:37 pm

WSOF Sign A Superhero’s Brother And A Bellator Vet

On Thursday, the World Series of Fighting announced the signing of two new fighters with Caros Fodor and Cory “The One” Devela. Caros is a veteran and also the brother of Phoenix Jones, the masked MMA superhero who’s already signed to the WSOF. Devela is also a vet who comes in riding a four fight...

Sep 10, 2015 4:24 pm

‘Crazy PRIDE Lady’ Will Return For Bellator ‘Dynamite’

  In a major announcement, Bellator MMA revealed on Thursday that Lenne Hardt, aka ‘The Crazy PRIDE Lady’ will be lending her unique voice to their big ‘Dynamite’ event. If you aren’t familiar with Hardt, she was the announcer for PRIDE back in the day and had a very interesting voice. Basically she sounded crazy...

Sep 10, 2015 9:02 am

Phil Davis Refuses To ‘Poke Fun’ At Jon Jones

  In the past, former UFC and current Bellator MMA light heavyweight Phil Davis had no problem throwing verbal jabs at Jon ‘Bones’ Jones. These days, not so much. Davis and Jones had an ongoing beef for a little while. Davis did an interview saying Jones would crumble like a cookie, then Davis went to...

Sep 9, 2015 12:47 am

Melvin Guillard Shares Gruesome Photos Of Repaired Hand

  Former UFC lightweight and current Bellator MMA fighter Melvin Guillard suffered a loss in his promotional debut. During the fight he also shattered his hand, badly. Guillard had to get surgery and now is on the road to recovery. Guillard posted some photos on his Instagram, showing the x-rays and his hand itself, which...

Sep 8, 2015 8:14 pm

Hisaki Kato vs. Melvin Manhoef Set To Headline Bellator 146

  On Tuesday Bellator MMA announced a brand new event with Bellator 146 featuring a main event between middleweights Hisaki Kato and Melvin Manhoef. The event is set to take place on Nov. 20 n Thackerville, OK.. No other fights have been announced at this time. Kato is known for that surprising one punch KO...

Sep 8, 2015 6:26 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #92 FT. Martin Kampmann

  Stud Show Radio (formerly Team Alpha Male Radio) is a biweekly MMA podcast that airs Tuesday and Thursday right here on BJPENN.COM. The show features hosts Justin Buchholz and Chris Carlino aka Sir Studboy talking to callers and guests about all the latest stories in MMA and beyond.  Guests from Team Alpha Male appear...

Sep 7, 2015 6:33 am

Ryan Couture vs. Nick Gonzalez Added To Bellator 143

  Belator MMA’s next big ‘tentpole’ event, ‘Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis’, will now feature a fight between Ryan Couture and Nick Gonzalez. The news, announced via a press release from the promotion, states that four new fights have been added to the card’s preliminary portion. Among those four will be a scrap between the...

Sep 5, 2015 6:07 am

Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Will Feature MMA And Kickboxing Fights Simultaneously

    We already knew that Bellator MMA’s ‘Dynamite’ would be breaking new ground and featuring both a Bellator cage and a GLORY kickboxing ring in the same venue, with fights for each sport taking place throughout the night. However it was unsure just how the logistics of that would work. Now, we know that...

Sep 4, 2015 5:24 am

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Asks To Be Released From WSOF Contract

World Series of Fighting light heavyweight Ronny Markes hasn’t fought for the promotion since winning his debut back in 2014, when he picked up a unanimous decision over Cully Butterfield. He was then scheduled to fight last April, against David Branch, but had to pull out right before weigh-ins due to illness. Markes now believes...

Sep 3, 2015 6:45 pm

REPLAY! Stud Show Radio Ep. #91

Stud Show Radio (formerly Team Alpha Male Radio) is a biweekly MMA podcast that airs Tuesday and Thursday right here on BJPENN.COM. The show features hosts Justin Buchholz and Chris Carlino aka Sir Studboy talking to callers and guests about all the latest stories in MMA and beyond.  Guests from Team Alpha Male appear on...