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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...