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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...

Sep 26, 2011 9:02 am

VIDEO: Bellator 51 Moment – Alexis Vila vs Joe Warren

Alexis Vila def. Joe Warren via KO (punch) – Round 1, 1:04 – bantamweight-tourney opening round Eduardo Dantas def. Wilson Reis via KO (flying knee) – Round 2, 1:02 – bantamweight-tourney opening round Marcos Galvao def. Chase Beebe via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) – bantamweight-tourney opening round Ed West def. Luiz Nogueira via unanimous...

Sep 23, 2011 3:20 pm

Bellator 51 Weigh In Results

MAIN CARD: (MTV2) Alexis Vila (134.5) vs. Joe Warren (135) Eduardo Dantas (134.5) vs. Wilson Reis (135.5) Chase Beebe (135) vs. Marcos Galvao (135) Luiz Nogueira (134) vs. Ed West (134) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Spike.com) Jessica Eye (125) vs. Casey Noland (127.5)* Frank Caraballo (142.5) vs. Dustin Kempf (143.5) Jesse Riggleman (134.5) vs. Farkhad Sharipov (135)...

Sep 22, 2011 12:58 pm

Bellator 51 Weigh-Ins Set For Football Hall Of Fame This Friday, Open to The Public

The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator 51 will take place FRIDAY at 5:00 P.M. EST inside the Pro Football Hall of Fame, located at 2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton Ohio, 44708. Bellator 51 will take place inside the Canton Civic Center on Saturday, September 24 with the first fight taking place at...

Sep 22, 2011 5:00 am

Muay Thai Champion Cosmo Alexander Set To Debut At Bellator 52

Bellator Fighting Championships makes its return to Louisiana on Saturday, October 1st as the promotion hosts Bellator 52 from L’Auberge Du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles. The action begins at 7 p.m. ET with a stacked undercard streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the event will feature the quarterfinals of Bellator’s Season...

Sep 21, 2011 5:00 am

Bellator Rating Hit All Time Low On MTV2 Last Weekend

It should come as no surprise that last weekend’s Bellator 50 events ratings where a little on the low side. According to reports only 114,000 people tuned in to MTV2 to view the opening round of the Bellator middleweight tournament. The number marks the lowest rating since the promotional debut on MTV2 16 events ago....

Sep 20, 2011 8:59 am

Eddie Alvarez Out Of Bellator Title Fight With Michael Chandler

And the ever so common injury bug has struck the Bellator promotion. This time it’s, Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez who is forced out of his scheduled October 15 bout with season 5 lightweight winner Michael Chandler. “Eddie suffered an injury that will keep him out of our October 15th show at Boardwalk Hall in...

Sep 19, 2011 6:30 am

Baker, Rogers, Shlemenko and Vianna Advance to Semis of Bellator Middleweight Tourney

It was a night of big finishes at Bellator 50 as the beginning of the Season 5 Bellator Middleweight Tournament boasted three finishes out of the four quarterfinal matches. Bryan Baker put an exclamation point on a sensational night of fights and turned in a stellar performance against Season 1 Middleweight Tournament Finalist Jared Hess....

Sep 14, 2011 5:00 am

Canton’s Bellator 51 Prelims Live on Spike.com Loaded with Ohio’s Best

In a city that is known for celebrating world-class athletes, Bellator Fighting Championships brings the greatest local talent to Canton, home of the National Football League Hall of Fame, on Saturday, September 24th from the Canton Civic Center for Bellator 51. The night will feature the quarterfinals of the Season 5 bantamweight tournament LIVE on...

Sep 13, 2011 7:05 pm

UFC Vets Kurt Pellegrino And Phillipe Nover Join Bellator

Former UFC fighters Kurt Pellegrino and Phillipe Nover have joined the Bellator roster, as both are set to debut for the promotion this November. Kurt Pellegrino went 7-5 in the UFC, with notable wins over Josh Neer and Thiago Tavares. Pellegrino had recently announced his retirement from MMA, but made the decision to take another...

Sep 8, 2011 8:30 am

Bellator’s Season 5 Preview Show Airing on MTV2 and Spike.com all this week

Before Bellator Fighting Championships kicks off its talent-laden fifth season this Saturday at 9 p.m. EST, MTV2 and Spike.com are airing a Season 5 preview special that gives an in-depth look at the promotion’s upcoming welterweight, middleweight, bantamweight and heavyweight tournaments and uncovers the stories behind these world-class athletes competing for their shot at the...

Sep 6, 2011 11:28 am

BELLATOR UNDERCARD FIGHTS TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON SPIKE.COM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 10

Spike.com, a leading destination for men on the web, will stream LIVE undercard fights throughout the 12-week season of Bellator Fighting Championship that begins Saturday, September 10. It was jointly announced today by Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney and Erik Flannigan, Executive Vice President, Digital Entertainment, MTV Networks Entertainment Group. This marks the first...

Sep 5, 2011 9:54 am

High Prospect, Bruno Santos, Reaches Verbal Agreements with Bellator

Bruno Santos (12-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), an undefeated Brazilian prospect, has verbally agreed to a contract with Bellator Fighting Championships. MMAJunkie.com was the first to report that Santos and Bellator brass have agreed to terms and a contract is expected to be finalized shortly. A date and opponent for Santos’ debut has yet to be...

Sep 1, 2011 2:56 pm

World Kickboxing Champion Cosmo Alexander Joins Bellator's Lightweight Roster

After an incredibly successful kickboxing career, lightweight sensation Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexander has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships and will make his promotional debut at Bellator 52 in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 1st. Currently training alongside former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans and K-1 veteran Tyrone Spong in Florida,...