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Oct 27, 2011 3:05 pm

Talent Filled Bellator 56 Card Invades KC's Memorial Hall Saturday Night

As Bellator Fighting Championships prepares to invade Memorial Hall in Kansas City on October 29th, the fight card has been finalized with a number of preliminary fights featuring some explosive local talent sure to make the Kansas City faithful proud. Saturday will also feature the Kansas City return of Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, who...

Oct 26, 2011 8:09 am

Viacom Buys Majority Stake In Bellator

Viacom, the parent company behind MTV networks, has purchased a majority stake in the Bellator Promotion with plans to start airing shows on Spike TV in 2013. USA Today was the first to report the news of the story, as Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney explained that talks were ongoing for the past year, and that...

Oct 26, 2011 7:00 am

Former Bellator Champion Lyman Good Returns to face Michael Costa in Welterweight Tournament Qualifier at Bellator 59

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that former Bellator Welterweight Champion Lyman “Cyborg” Good will make his long-awaited return to the Bellator cage as the New York native squares off against promising Brazilian Michael Costa in a Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier fight on Saturday, November 26 from Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey and...


Oct 26, 2011 5:00 am

Bellator 55 Ratings Slide to 168,000 viewers.

Last weekend’s Bellator 55 event on MTV2 caught an average audience of 168,000 at home viewers. This number marks a 17,000 household dip from the prior weekends Bellator 54 which drew 185,000. Bellator 55 took place on Saturday, Oct. 23 from the Cocopah Resort and Casino in Yuma, Ariz. The main event saw 125er turned...

Oct 19, 2011 6:10 am

Straus reflects on win over UFC veteran, looks ahead to Bellator return

Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight contender Daniel Straus (17-4) picked up an impressive win over UFC veteran Jason Dent (21-12) this past weekend to build some momentum for his Bellator return and bounce back from his first loss in over two years. In the October 15 main event of NAAFS: Caged Fury 15 in Cleveland, Ohio,...

Oct 17, 2011 5:00 pm

Mitrione Feels Dangerous: Ready to take out Kongo in spectacular fashion

“I promise you I’m ready to scrap. I’ve put in so much work. I’m ready, I’m excited, I’m not overtrained. I feel l’m ready to go. I’m going to give a wonderful performance. If Cheick wins, damn good job but I really feel I’m going to give a hell of a run for it. I...

Oct 17, 2011 8:24 am

Maiquel Falcao Joins Bellator Middleweight Ranks

Former UFC slugger, Maiquel Falcao has signed with Bellator Fighting Championship. Company CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the news this past weekend during the Spike.com preliminary broadcast. Falcao is best known for his sole performance in the UFC in November of 2010 when he fought and beat Gerald Harris in a very exciting three-round fight. After...

Oct 13, 2011 12:50 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler Set For Bellator 58

Originally scheduled to defend his title against Michael Chandler at Bellator 54, Eddie Alvarez was forced to withdraw from the meeting with an undisclosed injury. Now, the two have a new date confirmed by Bellator officials. With just a five-week postponement, Eddie Alvarez will attempt to defend his title against Michael Chandler on Novembers Bellator...

Oct 11, 2011 10:55 am

Bellator 53 Ratings Hit All Time Low With Just 103,000 Viewers

Last weekend’s Bellator 53 event was another ratings failure for the Mixed Martial Arts promotion on MTV2. Scoring an average audience of just 103,000 the event marks the lowest viewed show in the Bellator series. The week prior, Bellator 52 bounced back with the promotions second most viewed event, however, last weekend’s ratings indicate that...

Oct 11, 2011 8:00 am

Hayes out, Santos in for Semi-Finals of Bellator Heavyweight Tournament

Thiago Santos, on the heels of an impressive performance and first-round submission win last Saturday night, will step in for the injured Mike “300” Hayes and enter the semifinals of Bellator’s Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament. The red-hot Brazilian, who has won his last three fights, will take on Blagoi Ivanov at Bellator 56 on Saturday,...

Oct 9, 2011 8:46 am

Results From Last Nights Bellator 53

There were eight at the start but after Bellator 53 in Miami, OK, just two men remain in the Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Tournament. Ben “Killa B” Saunders and Douglas Lima will advance to the welterweight finals after finishing each of their opponents in front of a sold out crowd inside the Buffalo Run Casino...

Oct 7, 2011 1:14 pm

Bellator 53 Weigh-in results

MAIN CARD: (MTV2) Luis Santos (170.5) vs. Ben Saunders (170.5) Chris Lozano (169.75) vs. Douglas Lima (170.5) Kenny Foster (146) vs. Ronnie Mann (145.75) Josh Burns (262.5) vs. Thiago Santos (263.5) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Spike.com) Darryl Cobb (185) vs. Giva Santana (185.5) A.J. Matthews (175) vs. Rudy Bears (174) Raphael Davis (206) vs. Myron Dennis (204.5)...

Oct 5, 2011 6:33 am

Bellator 54 Gets Two Additional Fights

Bellator officials have added two new fights to the Bellator 54 roster set for October 15. The two new bouts give the show currently nine fights with a few more additions likely to take place before the card is full. Jacob Kirwan vs. Rene Nazare and Brian Kellehere vs. Claudio Ledesma are now official for...

Oct 4, 2011 10:58 am

Bellator 52 Ratings Rebound With Second Highest Audience

After back to back poor showings the Bellator promotions ratings for their most recent show, Bellator 52, has rebounded up by 70% marking it the second most watched of the series in MTV2 history. Two weeks ago Bellator 50 scored an all-time low of 114,000 viewers and last week’s Bellator 52 event came in with...

Oct 4, 2011 9:52 am

Lombard vs. Prangley Headline Bellator 58 From Seminole Hard Rock on November 19

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that reigning middleweight champion Hector Lombard will put his 24-fight undefeated streak on the line against former UFC fighter Trevor Prangley in a non-title catchweight fight at 195 pounds from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at Bellator 58 LIVE on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX at...

Oct 3, 2011 7:19 am

Bellator 52 Results and Highlights

It was an action-packed start to the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament as eight heavy hitters lined up inside the L’Auberge Casino Resort in Lake Charles for Bellator 52 to kickoff the quarterfinals of the Season 5 tournament. Ron “The Monster” Sparks will take on Eric Prindle and Mike “300” Hayes faces Blagoi Ivanov in the semifinals...

Sep 30, 2011 2:39 pm

Bellator 52 Weigh In Results

MAIN CARD: (MTV2) Neil Grove (265.5) vs. Mike Hayes (228) Blagoi Ivanov (244) vs. Zak Jensen (265) Eric Prindle (265.5) vs. Abe Wagner (247.5) Mark Holata (258) vs. Ron Sparks (263) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Spike.com) Genair da Silva (150.4)* vs. Bryan Goldsby (144.4) Cosmo Alexander (157)* vs. Josh Quayhagen (156) Justin Frazier (263) vs. Liron Wilson...

Sep 29, 2011 2:01 pm

Ben Askren vs. Jay Hieron Set for October 29

Bellator Fighting Championship has decided to put up their welterweight title up for grabs on the same exact night that the UFC is putting up theirs, October 29. In one of the most high profile Bellator fights to date, champion Ben Askren will look to defend his title against recent tournament winner Jay Hieron at...

Sep 29, 2011 1:14 pm

Bellator Returns to Canada's Casino Rama November 12th for Bellator 57

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that the promotion will once again travel north of the border to Casino Rama in Ontario for Bellator 57 on November 12. The night will feature the finals of Bellator’s Season 5 Welterweight Tournament, with the winner earning $100,000 and a guaranteed shot at the Bellator Welterweight Title. Bellator 57...

Sep 28, 2011 4:00 am

Bellator 51 Ratings Up Slightly From Bellator 50

Last weekend’s Bellator event peaked out a little higher than the previous installment which was recorded at an all-time low for the promotion. Bellator 51 drew in 158,000 viewers, up 39% from the last promotional broadcast however the number still reflects poorly on the promotions overall broadcast history. Out of the 17 events aired on...

Sep 27, 2011 9:27 am

Zoila Gurgel vs. Carina Damm On Tap For Bellator 57

Bellator 115lbs womens champion, Zoila Gurgel will return to action this November, as she will meet Carina Damm in a non title fight at Bellator 57.  Gurgel was initially set to face Jessica Aguilar, but Aguilar was forced to withdraw due to a foot injury.  MMArising.com was the first to report the news. Zoila Gurgel...