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Sep 22, 2015 4:56 am

‘King Mo’: ‘I’ll Fight Fedor In Japan’

Bellator’s ‘King Mo’ Lawal was scheduled to fight in the ‘Dynamite’ light heavyweight tournament final this past Saturday, against Phil Davis. That didn’t happen. Mo won his first fight, defeating Linton Vassell, to advance to the final where he would fight for the chance to be the next title challenger. Unfortunately during that first fight...

Sep 22, 2015 12:52 am

OOPS! Fighter Thanks Wife And Girlfriend During Interview!

Sometimes fighters are exhausted and do their best during post fight interviews to make sense and answer the questions that are being thrown at them. Those post-fight cage interviews sometimes deliver some of the best entertainment of the night. From Ben Rothwell’s creepy laugh, to basically all of Rampage Jackson’s interviews, we always seem to...

Sep 21, 2015 9:42 pm

WSOF 23 Medical Report: 10 fighters forced to sit on the sidelines

World Series of Fighting returned last weekend with “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” in Phoenix, Arizona! Justin Gaethje headlined the card with another successful WSOF Lightweight Championship defense against Luis Palomino. Palmoino was brutally knocked out and is just one of the many fighters who will be forced to sit on the sidelines due...

Sep 21, 2015 4:50 pm

WSOF 23 Payout Report: Fighter pay ranges from $100,000 to $1,000

World Series of Fighting returned to Arizona this past weekend with “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II”. The men and women of the decagon tore the house down with another night of packed fights, but it was Justin Gaethje who stole the show in the main event. His win may not have been the flashiest...

Sep 21, 2015 10:39 am

‘I would come out of retirement to fight Dana White or Donald Trump!’

Bellator has been known to host some questionable fights in their history. Kimbo Slice went toe-to-toe with Ken Shamrock earlier this year in the headliner of Bellator 138 ahead of featherweight champion Patricio Freire. Most believe that there is no place for fights like that in MMA, but as long as there are no title...

Sep 21, 2015 8:01 am

Renzo Gracie: ‘Two days, two championships!’

World Series of Fighting and Bellator both ran major events this weekend and two Renzo Gracie fighters brought some gold back to the gym with them! Liam Mcgeary stepped into the Bellator cage on Saturday evening to defend his light heavyweight championship against the legendary Tito Ortiz. Ortiz was looking to secure gold for the...

Sep 21, 2015 6:42 am

Phoenix Jones: I channelled my inner ‘Iron Sheik” to win my fight

Ben “Phoenix Jones” Fodor walked into the decagon at “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino II” on Friday night knowing his career could change drastically if he suffered another loss. The super-hero turned World Series of Fighting athlete found little success in his first outing and needed a big win for job security. Not only did...

Sep 21, 2015 5:47 am

WSOF fighter gets lengthy suspension for striking opponent after fight

For the second event in a row, World Series of Fighting had to deal out a severe punishment for unsportsmanlike actions. At “WSOF 22: Palhares vs. Shields”, the company was forced to strip their welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares of his title after he held on to ANOTHER submission long after the referee asked him to...

Sep 21, 2015 5:03 am

WSOF Champion Justin Gaethje is brutally honest about next potential opponent

World Series of Fighting took over the world of mixed martial arts last Friday with another exciting card in the form of “WSOF 23: Gaethje vs. Palomino 2”. Gaethje once again proved he was the most dominant champion in the promotion by sending Palomino down to the mat with a brutal combination, followed up by...

Sep 20, 2015 5:30 pm

Everything there is to know about Fedor Emelianenko’s return to MMA

Fedor Emelianenko dropped a bombshell on the mixed martial arts community at “DYNAMITE” on Saturday evening when it was announced he would NOT be fighting for either Bellator or the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Instead, “The Last Emperor” will be squaring off in the main-event of brand new Japan based MMA promotion! The card is set...

Sep 20, 2015 2:33 pm

Thomson made more than 7 times what Reebok would have paid him in sponsors

When Reebok and Ultimate Fighting Championship signed an exclusive in-octagon sponsorship deal, fighters were reluctant to celebrate. Fighters like Urijah Faber would be forbidden from promoting his clothing line, Torque, in the octagon like he used to in earlier UFC and WEC days. Miesha Tate and Brendan Schaub sponsorship income would decrease by at least...

Sep 20, 2015 10:48 am

Tito Ortiz addresses retirement talk after tough “DYNAMITE” loss

Tito Ortiz is one of the most decorated fighters to step inside a cage, whether it be the UFC’s octagon or Bellator’s cage. He started his professional fighting career in 1997 and is still receiving opportunities at championship gold in 2015— and it’s not just because of his star-power. Ortiz was riding a two fight...

Sep 20, 2015 10:22 am

Tito Ortiz has no excuses for loss in title fight at “DYNAMITE”

Bellator and GLORY showcased the best of their promotions on Saturday night with the spectacle that was “DYNAMITE 1”. Tito Ortiz and Liam Mcgeary headlined the event with a Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship fight. For the first time in nearly nine years, “The People’s Champion” Ortiz had the opportunity to capture gold. Unfortunately for him,...

Sep 20, 2015 8:30 am

WATCH! Phil Davis’ reaction to getting a surprise belt is priceless

In April 2015, Phil Davis made the biggest decision of his career when he jumped ship from the Ultimate Fighting Championship to Bellator. Davis surely made an impact on his first fight with his new company as he won two fights in one night to become the next Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship challenger! Davis didn’t...

Sep 20, 2015 8:29 am

REPLAY! Phil Davis Vs. Francis Carmont (Highlights)

The final of the Bellator ‘Dynamite’ light heavyweight tournament wasn’t really what we were expecting, with ‘King Mo’ getting injured and unable to compete. However we still got an exciting match up between Phil Davis and alternate Francis Carmont. The fight started and they each stayed patient and went through a feeling out process. Then...

Sep 20, 2015 8:28 am

REPLAY! Liam McGeary vs. Tito Ortiz (Highlights)

In the night’s main event, at Bellator ‘Dynamite’, undefeated light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary took on MMA vet Tito Ortiz. Early on it was Tito imposing his gameplan, getting McGeary down to the mat and working some ground and pound. Tito looked to advance his position. McGeary tried for an armbar but Tito managed to...

Sep 20, 2015 8:27 am

REPLAY! Josh Thomson Gets The Finish In Bellator Debut

Former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson pulled off a big win in his Bellator debut. He fought Mike Bronzoulis in front of his home crowd and put on quite the performance. Thomson was clearly the better grappler and was able to get the fight to the ground whenever he wanted to. In the third round he...

Sep 20, 2015 7:35 am

UFC and Bellator fighters react to the return of Fedor Emelianenko

Diehard fans of mixed martial arts who have been dreaming of watching Fedor Emelianenko throw down in the octagon let out a collective groan when it was announced he would be fighting in a new Japan-based promotion on New Years Eve. On the bright side, “The Last Emperor” will be returning to the “Land of...

Sep 20, 2015 5:59 am

Champion Will Brooks trashes Bellator for poor promotion

It was arguably one of the biggest events in Bellator history on Saturday night when the mixed martial arts promotion and GLORY joined forces for the first “DYNAMITE” event in California. The card featured a slew of matches including one night light heavyweight tournament and a light heavyweight championship bout featuring Liam McGeary and Tito...

Sep 20, 2015 1:25 am

FAIL! GLORY fighter falls trying to flip into ring

There are moments in fighters’ careers that they will always remember. For kickboxers, it could be anything from signing with your first major organization to making your walk down to the ring in your first major fight in front of a major audience. Jose Palacios would like a second chance to make a first impression,...

Sep 19, 2015 10:11 pm

REPLAY! Bellator ‘Dynamite’ Post-Fight Press Conference

Bellator MMA put on one of the craziest nights of combat sports ever with ‘Dynamite 1’. We saw GLORY kickboxing and Bellator MMA going on throughout the night and saw some pretty wild fights. Perhaps most exciting was the light heavyweight tournament, which Phil Daivs ended up winning. King Mo was supposed to fight in...

Sep 19, 2015 9:26 pm

Bellator Dynamite Results: Phil Davis TKO’s Alternate Carmont To Win Tournament

First off, King Mo was injured an unable to fight in the final. Also, his opponent Linton Vassell was not cleared to fill in, so alternate Francis Carmont stepped in to fight Phil Davis. The fight didn’t last long. There was a feeling out process where both fighters sort of stayed patient and didn’t really...

Sep 19, 2015 9:12 pm

Fedor Set To Headline New Years Eve Japan Card On Spike TV

Just announced on the Bellator ‘Dynamite’ broadcast, Fedor Emelianenko will return and headline a new years eve event held in Japan. It is not a Bellator event, it’s the new promotion run by the former PRIDE boss and might feature some Bellator fighters on the card. The former boss of PRIDE entered the Bellator cage...

Sep 19, 2015 8:11 pm

Bellator Dynamite Results: Josh Thomson Submits Mike Bronzoulis In Bellator Debut

Former UFC fighter Josh Thomson made his Bellator debut in front of his home crowd at Bellator ‘Dynamite’ against Mike Bronzoulis. These guys didn’t waste time getting after it. Both fighters got after it. They exchanged on the feet. Thomson almost landed a big head kick but it was blocked. Mike slipped and Thomson capitalized...

Sep 19, 2015 7:38 pm

Bellator Dynamite Results: Paul Daley Earns UD Over The Tough Gonzalez

Paul Daley took on Fernando Gonzalez in a GLORY kickboxing match. Daley came out with some hard kicks, to the leg than the body. The round wasn’t too lopsided. Gonzalez held his own, but it most likely went to Daley. His kicks were hard and he seems to be the more active. Daley did his...