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Oct 6, 2016 11:42 am

Roy Nelson temporarily suspended by Superior Justice Court of MMA

Last month, Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson left the MMA world stunned when he knocked out heavyweight veteran Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in the second round of their highly anticipated scrap in Brasilia. While the finish was an impressive one for Nelson, it was his post-fight actions that brought him attention. While referee Big John McCarthy was...

Oct 4, 2016 8:26 pm

VIDEO – This day in MMA history: Scott Coker’s Birthday

Scott Coker took over operations for Bellator MMA back in 2014, when Viacom replaced Bjorn Rebney with the former Strikeforce president. Ever since, Bellator has signed some massive free agents, from Rory MacDonald to Benson Henderson. Bellator’s Facebook page pasted a video on Monday in celebration of Coker’s birthday, and some of the major successes...


Sep 20, 2016 10:20 am

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Thomson reveals his next fight in Bellator

Bellator lightweight and former UFC lightweight title contender Josh Thomson was one of the first and highest profile fighters to jump ship from the UFC to Bellator last year. Now 2-0 in his new promotion, Thomson spoke exclusively to BJPENN.com Rapid Fire and discussed who he plans on fighting next and why: “I think right...

Aug 31, 2016 2:40 pm

VIDEO | Watch Rory MacDonald Get a Warm Welcome to Bellator

One of the biggest stories of the last week has been Rory MacDonald’s move from the UFC to Bellator, where a long list of exciting new matchups now await him. Now that the dust has settled, Bellator has released some awesome, behind the scenes footage of MacDonald’s first moments as a Bellator fighter. Watch the video above to...

Aug 31, 2016 2:46 am

Michael Chandler Says He’d Fight Rory MacDonald At Welterweight

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s immediate future looks like it could get very interesting. We know that he’ll be taking on former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson on November 19. Should he pass that test, Chandler can then look forward to a scrap with another UFC veteran in Josh Thompson, and perhaps even to a...

Aug 30, 2016 9:32 am

UFC on FOX 21 gets worst ratings ever for a FOX UFC card

Following UFC 202’s record breaking event, last weekend’s UFC on FOX 21 was the first time a FOX card averaged less than two million viewers, according to a final rating analysis for all 2016 UFC cards on FOX. Headlined by former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit and Demian Maia, UFC on FOX 21 pulled in...

Aug 29, 2016 8:32 am

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire Will Not Need Surgery After Bellator 160 Loss

Last Friday, in the main event of Bellator 160, former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire took on former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson for the chance to fight Michael Chandler for the Bellator lightweight title. Unfortunately, the bout turned into a bit of a disaster for the Brazilian slugger. Despite a strong first round,...

Aug 9, 2016 10:20 am

Will 23-year-old Mackenzie Dern become a bigger star than Ronda Rousey?

23-year-old Mackenzie Dern made her MMA debut at LFC 58 in July. The jiu-jitsu wizard put on a dominating performance for all three rounds of her fight with Kenia Rosas and ended up winning a unanimous decision. Dern is honing her MMA skills with former UFC lightweight champion and current Bellator star Benson Henderson at...

Jun 25, 2016 5:28 pm

VIDEO | Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez preview

The UFC lightweight title will be on the line July 7 in Las Vegas when current champion Rafael dos Anjos defends his strap against former Bellator title holder Eddie Alvarez. RDA is currently riding a five-fight win streak, which includes wins over Jason High, Benson Henderson, Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis and most recently Donald Cerrone....

Apr 29, 2016 9:35 am

Frankie Edgar’s bold prediction for his future

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar is currently gearing up for his UFC 200 rematch with Jose Aldo for the interim UFC featherweight championship. Edgar, who lost the UFC lightweight championship to Benson Henderson back in 2012, lost his first fight against Aldo at UFC 156 in a competitive contest for the featherweight title. The...

Apr 26, 2016 9:32 pm

Bellator MMA looking to pursue Rory MacDonald

While Rory MacDonald is currently slated to fight Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 89 in June, the top ranked welterweight has expressed his desire to test the free agency after the fight given that his contract is expired. Unsurprisingly, Bellator MMA, who have scooped up quite a few UFC...

Apr 23, 2016 3:28 pm

Chael Sonnen: Conor wanted to fight ‘Bendo’ under the ‘McGregor Promotions’ banner

In the above video former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen discusses the fallout between the UFC and it’s current featherweight champion Conor McGregor. “The Notorious” was expected to rematch Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout at July’s UFC 200 event, however after Conor refused to attend the UFC’s media tour, the promotion opted to pull...

Mar 19, 2016 8:12 am

Frankie Edgar would “Love” the chance at rematch with Jose Aldo

While it’s no secret that former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar wants a crack at Conor McGregor’s featherweight championship, there’s also another fight that intrigues Edgar. Back in 2013 after suffering back to back losses to Benson Henderson in title fights, Edgar dropped down to featherweight and was awarded an immediate title shot against Jose...

Mar 14, 2016 5:12 pm

After failed negotiations with UFC, Rory Mac to test free agency

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald will return to the octagon in June when he headlines UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa opposite surging contender Stephen Thompson. “The Red King” has not competed since his “fight of the year” battle with Robbie Lawler at this past July’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. MacDonald...

Mar 14, 2016 11:27 am

BREAKING: Matt Mitrione leaves the UFC for Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA has acquired another big name from the UFC following the signing of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and MMA legend Wanderlei Silva. Former NFL player and UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione announced his decision to sign with Bellator MMA on the MMA Hour on Monday. Mitrione said that the UFC did not come...

Feb 22, 2016 10:20 am

Coming To America: Conor “The Notorious” McGregor – Gold and Silk

In preparation for the last few weeks of training, Conor “The Notorious” McGregor and his camp will be getting acclimated to the ‘dry desert air’ in Las Vegas Nevada preparing for what could be the largest event of the year. Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has been nothing short of a killer in the octagon,...

Feb 17, 2016 12:33 pm

Video Recap: The Best of Bellator 2015 – The Official Video

2015 was a huge year for fight fans around the world watching Bellator as a few former champions Josh “The Punk” Thompson (Strikeforce lightweight), Benson Henderson (UFC lightweight) and recently Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (UFC LHW) is back on the Bellator roster. Watch the ‘Best Of Bellator 2015’ exciting countdown to number 1.

Feb 15, 2016 6:24 pm

Will the UFC start promoting Aljamain Sterling more now that he has re-signed?

It seems like many of the MMA media outlets want to get undefeated bantamweight Aljamain Sterling’s name out there, but are lacking any help from the UFC. Even UFC color commentator Joe Rogan is puzzled why Sterling has not gotten a bigger marketing push from the UFC. The 26-year-old from New York dubbed “The Funkmaster”...

Feb 6, 2016 7:28 am

WATCH! Scott Coker announces two big Bellator MMA signings

It’s been a big week for Bellator MMA. Earlier this week Bellator MMA announced that they had signed former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson. Now, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has announced that the promotion has signed former UFC standout Chris Leben. Leben hasn’t fought since 2013 when he threw in the towel against Uriah...