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Dec 28, 2014 7:59 am

Jade Bryce Released From Bellator

Popular Bellator MMA ring-girl Jade Bryce has announced that she and her longtime employers at Bellator MMA have parted ways. Bryce posted the following message on her Instagram account. Super sad to announce that I am no longer with Bellator. They have chosen to go in a different direction for the new year. I worked...

Dec 27, 2014 10:06 am

Coker Reacts To UFC Lawsuit: ‘Bellator isn’t minor league’

“Labeling a league based on the past can be misleading, because the fighters that are here today fighting for us are gonna be the next Luke Rockholds, the next Daniel Cormiers. They’re going to be the next stars of MMA. “Do I think Bellator is a minor league? The answer is no.” Is the UFC...

Dec 26, 2014 11:51 am

Bellator Going After Brock Lesnar, Will Fight For All Top Fighters

“There hasn’t been any serious dialogue. But when the time comes to have serious dialogue, we’ll be right there. There’s not going to be a fighter on the planet we can’t afford and have access to. I think one of the things we were really able to do bring is back the casual fan,” Coker...


Dec 23, 2014 1:31 pm

Bellator “Reaching Out” To WWE Talent Too

In an interesting move, it would appear as if the Bellator MMA promotion is seeking a suitable competitor to the UFC’s CM Punk. According to Bellator President Scott Coker the promotion is in preliminary talks with multiple time WWE champion, and 9-5 pro MMA Fighter, Alberto Del Rio. “I think that we did reach out....

Dec 20, 2014 9:49 pm

Bellator Boss: “Rampage” Still Contracted with Bellator

Let us be clear that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is under an exclusive contract with #BellatorMMA. We will protect our contractual rights — Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) December 21, 2014 UFC recently announced that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will make his return to the octagon in 2015. However, there were rumors floating around that Jackson was still under...

Dec 17, 2014 11:35 am

Matt Brown Slams CM Punk, Thinks Signing Was A ‘Bellator Move’

“I thought the sport, the UFC, itself, was beyond that now. Bellator doing this, I could understand. I could see other organizations doing it. The UFC, I just didn’t expect it. I don’t have a problem with the UFC doing it. What I have a problem with is CM Punk being dumb enough to think...

Dec 15, 2014 8:06 pm

Curran vs. Weichel, and Nogueira vs. Budd set for Bellator 133

Former Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will be making his return to the cage on February 13th at Bellator 133 against Daniel Weichel. It will be Curran’s first fight since losing the Bellator title in September to Patricio Freire. He will be facing MMA veteran Daniel Weichel. A veteran of 42 professional MMA fights,...

Dec 7, 2014 6:16 pm

Bellator announces Manhoef vs. Shlemenko for February 13th

Bellator MMA has announced a middleweiught bout between Melvin Manhoef, and former champion Alexander Shlemenko for February 13th. Via a press release: SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 5, 2014) – A thrilling middleweight matchup between two of the most dangerous strikers in all of mixed martial arts will headline a newly-announced Bellator MMA event, as knockout...

Dec 4, 2014 3:05 pm

Matt Hamill Wants Rematch With Rampage Under Bellator Flag

Popular retired Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Matt ‘The Hammer’ Hamill seems to have the itch, and wants to return to the cage. Surprisingly enough, ‘The Hammer’ is calling for a deal with Bellator, the UFC”s number 1 competitor. Check it: @scottcoker I want a fight with @rampage4real. The Hammer is coming back and want to...

Dec 3, 2014 10:43 am

Bellator Boss – ‘Not a fighter on the planet we can’t sign’

“Obviously people know who we’re backed by (Viacom). It’s an ongoing process, but I will say this: there’s not a fighter on this planet that if the value was there, we couldn’t take.” During a recent interview with Bloodyelbow.com‘s Steph Daniels, Scott Coker discussed his ability to be competitive with the UFC. Can you see...

Dec 1, 2014 3:09 pm

Coker: ‘Bellator wants to pursue Brock Lesnar’

Rumors have been swirling as of late that Brock Lesnar may be making a return to MMA after his WWE contract is up next year. There has been tons of talk regarding Lesnar’s return, and who he would face if he does choose to make a comeback. UFC President Dana White said recently that Lesnar...

Dec 1, 2014 8:31 am

Bellator MMA star arrested after assaulting Police Officer

Bellator MMA star Joe Vedepo recently sent a Police Officer to the hospital after headbutting him in the chest hard enough to injure his back. The incident allegedly took place on Friday. According to KCRG’s report, Vedepo was drunk, and attempted to resist officers who were trying to prevent him from going back into a...

Nov 30, 2014 3:16 pm

Bellator prospect defeats wrestling world champion

Bellator’s youngest prospect Aaron Pico recently defeated 2013 world wrestling champion David Safaryan. Pico signed with Bellator earlier this month (Read about that HERE), and plans to compete in the 2016 Olympics. There has been no word yet as to when Pico will be making his Bellator debut, or who he will be facing, however...

Nov 21, 2014 6:15 pm

Schilling: “I think I can be a Bellator champion in two years”

Fresh off his impressive KO win over Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 131, Joe Schilling is confident that he can become the Bellator champion in 2 years. In the bout, Schilling surprised fans by demonstrating a solid ground game after being dropped by Manhoef. The ground game proved to Schilling, and many, that he has what...

Nov 20, 2014 5:56 am

Dana White: “Brock Lesnar wouldn’t go to Bellator”

Over the last year, Bellator MMA has signed several former UFC fighters, including Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, and Rampage Jackson. One fighter White isn’t worried about joining Bellator is former champion Brock Lesnar. White spoke to TSN’s ‘On The Record’ to discuss why Lesnar wouldn’t sign with Bellator. “Brock Lesnar wouldn’t go to Bellator. Brock...

Nov 19, 2014 4:05 pm

Dana White on Bellator 131 ratings: “I’m happy for Tito and Bonnar”

Last weekend the UFC, Bellator, and World Series of Fighting all went head to head on the same night. The UFC held UFC 180, which was on Pay-Per View, Bellator held Bellator 131 on Spike TV, and WSOF held WSOF 15 on NBC. UFC President Dana White spoke about the high numbers of Bellator 131...

Nov 19, 2014 8:01 am

Medical Suspensions Report – Bellator 131

This past weekend fight fans witnessed two MMA veterans battle it out for three rounds in the cage with Tito Ortiz eventually getting the nod over Stephan Bonnar. Below are the medical suspensions from Bellator 131 courtesy of the MMAWeekly, who obtained the suspension list from the CSAC. Stephan Bonnar: 60 days pending medical clearance...

Nov 18, 2014 10:40 am

Scott Coker launches a new era of Bellator MMA

We can now say the Scott Coker era of Bellator MMA is officially here following Bellator 131 this last Saturday. Http://BloodyElbow.com was able to speak to the man himself backstage after the show to get his thooughts on upcoming events, the future of Japanese MMA, and the rebirth of Bellator.

Nov 17, 2014 8:07 pm

Did Ortiz play tricks to keep Bonnar awake prior to Bellator 131?

The night before his Bellator 131 bout against Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar found himself on the wrong end of several bizarre circumstances that caused him to get little sleep the night before his highly anticipated fight against Tito Ortiz. He recounts the situation to MMAJunkie. “One of the reasons I was tired was some bizarre...

Nov 17, 2014 9:54 am

Michael Chandler on bizarre Bellator 131 loss: “I don’t remember much”

Michael Chandler was on the receiving end of one of the most bizarre knockouts in MMA history this past Saturday when he was KO’d by Will Brooks (See that HERE). Following the bout, Chandler spoke to Sherdog to discuss the strange KO. “It’s a loss, it was a hard one to take. I showed up...

Nov 17, 2014 5:01 am

Bellator unveils four title fights in early 2015

After a successful Bellator 131 event last night, Bellator is looking to keep the momentum rolling as the year draws to a close. Bellator revealed four title fights in early 2015 via a press release, which was obtained by MMAMania. To kick off the new year Bellator will hold Bellator 132 on January 16th, which...

Nov 16, 2014 5:16 pm

Bellator signs 18 year old Wrestling standout

Bellator MMA has signed Wrestling phenom Aaron Pico to a “long term contract” according to an announcement made Saturday night. The announcement was obtained by MMAFighting. “When it comes to any big decision I make, I sit down with my family, my management team at Zinkin and the people that are around me that I...

Nov 16, 2014 3:34 pm

Bellator 131 Salaries: Ortiz Tops Payroll With $300k

Last night Bellator held arguably their biggest event ever, Bellator 131, which featured a main-event bout between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar. Today the salaries for the event were disclosed by the CSAC to Sherdog, and unsurprisingly Tito Ortiz topped the $632,600 disclosed payroll. Interestingly however, according to MMAJunkie, Ortiz purse was not doubled as...

Nov 15, 2014 9:16 pm

Bellator 131 Results: Ortiz Dominates Bonnar In Bellator Main Event

The build up to Stephan Bonnar and Tito Ortiz’s light heavyweight fight may have seemed a little odd, but their fight certainly lived up to the hype. They duked it out in the middle of the cage tonight with the crowd solidly behind Tito Ortiz. Bonnar, as promised, was cut open and laughed through it....

Nov 15, 2014 8:32 pm

Bellator 131 Results: Brooks Stuns Chandler and Wins Lightweight Title!

There is just something about Michael Chandler title fights that just screams “TRILOGY”. His bout tonight with Will Brooks was one of the most exciting lightweight title fights in the history of Bellator and it showed that Brooks initial victory was not a fluke. The first round was simply a feeling out process. Due to...

Nov 15, 2014 7:28 pm

Bellator 131 Results: Schilling Sends Manhoef Crashing to the Canvas in Round 2

This bout could have possibly taken place at “GLORY 17: Last Man Standing” earlier this year. Both Schilling and Manhoef competed in the one night kickboxing tournament, but Manhoef would lose in the quarterfinals. Schilling, however, made it to the finals only to lose to Artem Levin. This bout was strike heavy and may as...