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Jun 6, 2017 11:27 am

Bellator MMA hints at one-night welterweight tournament

The roster of Bellator MMA – the world’s second biggest MMA promotion – has improved a great deal over the last year or two. The promotion has injected a tremendous amount of talent into its heavyweight division, picking up free agents like Matt Mitrione, Fedor Emelianenko, Sergei Kharitonov, and most recently, Roy Nelson. The promotion...

May 26, 2017 1:08 pm

Bellator picks up another big heavyweight from the UFC

Bellator MMA has acquired another big name from the UFC roster. Roy Nelson, Season 10 winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator, according to a report released on Friday by Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting. Bellator has yet to make the official announcement of Nelson’s signing but is expected to do...

May 20, 2017 8:29 am

VIDEO | Paul Daley and Michael Page get into scuffle at Bellator 179

Wow. Paul Daley just went for Michael Page in the front row and they had a scuffle. Pandemonium. #Bellator179 pic.twitter.com/hhA2usDDgN — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) May 19, 2017 Friday afternoon in the United Kingdom, Bellator MMA held their highly anticipated Bellator 179 card, which played host to Rory MacDonald’s highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut against Paul...

May 14, 2017 6:00 am

Pros react to Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

Last night, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the latest...

Apr 30, 2017 8:48 am

Three extremely underrated fights on the May MMA calendar

There a lot of big fights on the MMA horizon. Stipe Miocic and Junior Dos Santos will rematch for heavyweight gold in the main event of UFC 211 this May 13. On the same night, Joanna Jedrzejczyk will attempt to defend her UFC strawweight title for a fifth time against the dangerous Jessica Andrade, while...

Apr 26, 2017 11:58 am

Michael Page becoming free agent

Bellator MMA’s Michael Page possesses arguably one of the most impressive highlight reels in MMA today. The British star has managed to rack up an impressive 12-0 professional record while racking up numerous highlights reel knockouts, most notably his flying knee KO win over Cyborg Santos nearly a year ago. While Michael Page has remained...

Apr 24, 2017 9:01 am

Former UFC title challenger Valérie Létourneau is officially a Bellator fighter

Bellator MMA’s run of signing high-profile free agents continues. According to the ever-reliable Ariel Helwani, the rising MMA promotion has officially picked up former UFC strawweight title challenger Valérie Létourneau . The Canadian is expected to debut with the promotion sometime in the late summer. She will compete in the organization’s women’s flyweight division. Former...

Apr 22, 2017 8:59 am

Report: Another former UFC title challenger is close to signing with Bellator

According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Bellator MMA is on the verge of signing another former UFC title challenger. That title challenger is Canada’s Valérie Létourneau, who fought for the UFC strawweight title in 2015, putting forth a valiant effort against dominant champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Létourneau is currently on an unfortunate, three-fight losing streak, having...

Apr 11, 2017 6:07 pm

Results released for best fight in UFC history voted by ESPN fans

If you had to decide, which single bout would you vote on as the best fight in UFC history? Fans recently voted in a March Madness style voting bracket from ESPN where 16 fights were initially presented and the fans picked what they thought were the best fights in UFC history from their matchups. The...

Apr 10, 2017 6:25 pm

Two of the UFC’s biggest middleweight stars set to test free agency

Two of the UFC’s biggest middleweight stars set to test free agency Two of the best middleweight fighters in the world are about to hit the free agent marked. Following his second-round TKO victory over former division title holder Chris Weidman this past weekend at UFC 210, surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi became a...

Apr 5, 2017 8:16 am

PHOTO | Robbie Lawler links up with WWE star John Cena

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is known for his frenzied and ferocious fighting style. The former champ is also known for an extremely stoic personality outside the cage. He’s quiet. He never talks trash. He rarely smiles. Apparently, however, Lawler is in fact capable of smiling. All it takes to get an ear-to-ear grin...

Apr 4, 2017 7:00 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn signs bout agreement for Dennis Siver fight

Late last month, we learned that former two-division UFC champ and bona fide MMA legend BJ Penn will be returning to the Octagon for a featherweight battle with Germany’s Dennis Siver. The fight will occur when the UFC touches Oklahoma City on June 25. Now, we here at BJPenn.com have some exclusive footage of the...

Apr 3, 2017 3:55 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone set for July in Las Vegas

Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone set for July in Las Vegas! A key welterweight scrap will take place this July in Las Vegas as ESPN’s Brett Okamoto just announced that former UFC welterweight title holder “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will return to action against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 213. BREAKING: Per @danawhite, @Ruthless_RL vs. @Cowboycerrone...

Apr 3, 2017 10:52 am

Report: Viacom tells Bellator officials to ‘sign every single big name out there’

The last 12 months have been massive ones for Bellator. To recount, the number-two MMA promotion has picked up notable free agents such as: former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson, former UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis, former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione, heavyweight veteran Sergei Kharitonov, former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald, Pride legend Wanderlei...

Mar 29, 2017 9:32 am

Scott Coker explains how UFC-Reebok deal benefits Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA has gone on a string of signings recently, acquiring several former UFC standouts, including Rory MacDonald, Lorenz Larkin, and Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald to name just a few of the recent Bellator MMA signings that have come from the UFC. According to Bellator MMA President Scott Coker, the UFC’s deal with Reebok has been...

Mar 26, 2017 2:36 pm

Mayday! Bellator signs another former UFC title challenger

Bellator MMA has signed another former UFC title challenger. The UFC’s top rival, Bellator MMA, has been scooping up a ton of talent in the past several months including Benson Henderson, Josh Thomson, Matt Mitrione, Phil Davis, Rory MacDonald, Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva and Ryan Bader, just to name a few. Most recently, the Viacom-owned...

Mar 22, 2017 11:25 am

Confirmed! Former champ Robbie Lawler has found a new home

Earlier this year, we learned that former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler had left his long-time home of American Top Team. When this new surfaced, there was immediate speculation as to where the former champ would relocate. We now have our answer. Lawler is now training out of Combat Club in Lantana, Florida. This move was...

Mar 13, 2017 5:03 pm

Breaking! Dillon Danis signs with Bellator MMA

Jiu-Jitsu ace Dillon Danis is headed to the mixed martial arts cage. Danis, who is a good friend and training partner of current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, signed a promotional deal with Bellator on Monday according to Yahoo Sports. Like his good friend Conor McGregor, Danis exudes a ton of confidence and rightfully so....

Mar 9, 2017 2:02 pm

Demian Maia confident he’s a pay-per view draw

This past weekend at UFC 209, welterweights Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated rematch for Woodley’s welterweight title. With Woodley winning the fight via majority decision and retaining his belt for the 2nd time, many expect Demian Maia to get the next welterweight title...

Mar 2, 2017 11:25 am

Tyron Woodley talks Demian Maia title snub

With an impressive 6-fight win streak, many believed that Demian Maia would be up for the next welterweight title shot after Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson fought at UFC 205. Ultimately however, after Woodley retained his belt following a majority draw, the UFC opted to book a rematch between the two men for UFC 209,...

Feb 28, 2017 10:07 am

VIDEO | Fighter picks up incredible imanari roll to heel hook submission win

When your student @jonaquiroz135 hits that sick imanari roll to a heel hook in an Mma fight! #heelhook #imanariroll #leglock #bjj #jiujitsu #mma #submissionofthenight #submissionoftheyear #cmma A post shared by Chad George (@chadsavagegeorge) on Feb 28, 2017 at 8:34am PST During the ‘UFC Fight Night: Ottawa’ main event scrap between Rory MacDonald and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’...

Feb 28, 2017 9:53 am

After months away, Robbie Lawler says he’s “back to work”

Last July, in the main event of UFC 201, Robbie Lawler was knocked out in the very first round of a fight with Tyron Woodley. With this knockout loss, Lawler’s exciting and violent reign as UFC welterweight champion came to a crashing halt. For a moment, it sounded as though the former champion would be...