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Feb 9, 2017 11:13 am

Accusations of potential Bellator fixed fights passed on to Viacom

In surprising news, Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker has revealed that accusations of potential Bellator fixed fights have been passed on to the promotion’s parent company, Viacom. The promotion has been scrutinized on several occasions for what viewers believe to be fights ending with questionable stoppages. Most recently, UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz submitted...

Feb 9, 2017 10:04 am

Report: Former UFC commentator MIke Goldberg in talks with Bellator

Mike Goldberg, one of the longtime voices calling the fights for the UFC may be back to commentating MMA fights again soon. According to MMA reporter Simon Head, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has been in talks with Goldberg to join the play-by-play commentating team for events that Sean Grande isn’t able to take on....

Feb 9, 2017 8:00 am

Rory MacDonald Bellator debut official for May

We now have an official date for the highly anticipated Rory MacDonald Bellator debut! In 2016, news broke that Bellator MMA had signed former UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald to a contract. While MacDonald was certainly a massive addition to Bellator’s 170 pound roster, The Red King expressed his desire to take some time to...

Feb 1, 2017 10:49 am

Josh Koscheck to make Bellator debut on February 18

Back in June of 2015, it was announced that Ultimate Fighter season 1 veteran and former UFC welterweight title challenger Josh Koscheck had signed with Bellator MMA. Almost two years later, the veteran still hasn’t set foot in the promotion’s cage. On February 18, that will finally change. On Tuesday afternoon, Bellator sent out a press...


Jan 22, 2017 7:58 am

Bellator 170 salaries: Ortiz makes bank, Sonnen pockets just $50K

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. This exciting, 18-fight card was headlined by a light heavyweight clash between two veteran, West Coast wrestlers. In one corner, we had California’s Tito Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall-of-Famer. In the other, we had Oregon’s Chael Sonnen, a...

Jan 22, 2017 5:56 am

VIDEO | Paul Daley scores crushing, flying knee KO at Bellator 170

Paul Daly KOs Ward with a stunning knee! Wow #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/qox3MS7fTp — Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) January 22, 2017 On one of the increasingly rare weekends without a UFC card, Bellator MMA came to the rescue with a stacked night of fighting in Bellator 170. Emanating from sunny Los Angeles, California, the card featured the swan...

Jan 21, 2017 5:10 pm

GIF | Chinzo Machida picks up 3rd round KO win in Bellator

Machida Style!!! #Bellator170 Prelims streaming live right here 👉https://t.co/2ow8UELoX3 pic.twitter.com/XJ3H6rmDpw — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) January 22, 2017 At Bellator 170 on Saturday night, UFC veteran Lyoto Machida’s brother Chinzo Machida scored an impressive 3rd round comeback as he picked up an impressive KO that left his opponent out cold on the canvas. The win for...

Jan 7, 2017 3:41 pm

Fedor Emelianenko to be drug tested ahead of Bellator fight

In February, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will step into the Bellator MMA cage to square off with former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, it has now been confirmed by TASS.ru from Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker that ‘The Last Emperor’ will indeed be drug tested...

Dec 24, 2016 8:13 am

Bjorn Rebney discusses current state of Bellator MMA

While Bellator MMA may now be run by veteran MMA promoter Scott Coker, it was Bjorn Rebney who founded the promotion bak in 2008. Rebney spent six years as Chairman and CEO of the promotion, marketing Bellator MMA as “The Toughest Tournament in Sports”, running 11 ‘seasons’ of the promotion, with each season being a...

Dec 3, 2016 12:56 pm

Benson Henderson has had a torn ACL in every Bellator fight

Former UFC lightweight kingpin Benson Henderson has been competing under the Bellator MMA banner throughout 2016. In April, ‘Smooth’ made his Bellator MMA debut as he stepped into the cage as a welterweight to fight Andrey Koreshkov for the Bellator welterweight championship. Unfortunately for the former UFC champ, he dropped a unanimous decision to Koreshkov....

Dec 2, 2016 4:19 pm

Former UFC title contender Rory MacDonald sets up first Bellator fight on Twitter

It was a major shakeup when former #1 UFC ranked welterweight, Rory MacDonald was announced a signed Bellator MMA fighter. Now, just a little over three months have passed since MacDonald signed under Bellator, it looks like the Canadian just did some matchmaking himself on social media and arranged for his first fight since leaving...

Nov 20, 2016 10:34 am

Michael Page blames ‘negative’ Fernando Gonzalez for forgettable fight at Bellator 165

Michael “Venom” Page – also known simply as “MVP” – has long stood out as one of Bellator’s most exciting young stars. Look no further than his recent, skull-smashing knockout of Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos for the reasons behind this reputation. When Page stepped onto the canvas with Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 165 in San Jose,...

Nov 19, 2016 9:42 pm

Michael Chandler Defeats Benson Henderson in Bellator 165 Main Event

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to the SAP Center in San Jose, California with Bellator 165. In the card’s main event, reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler attempted to defend his title against former WEC and UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson. Though Chandler would ultimately succeed on this mission, Henderson did not make it easy...

Nov 19, 2016 7:51 pm

BREAKING! Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione set for Bellator 172

Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage on February 18 in San Jose, California when he squares off with Matt Mitrione at Bellator 172. Bellator officials just announced the news. THE EMPEROR HAS ARRIVED! #Bellator172: Fedor vs @mattmitrione | FEB 18 live & free on @spike 9/8c pic.twitter.com/lSlMuwE48x — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 20, 2016...

Nov 19, 2016 5:53 pm

VIDEO | Kevin ‘Baby Slice’ Ferguson Jr. forced to tapout in Bellator debut

Kevin Ferguson Jr. made his Bellator debut against Aaron Hamilton at tonight’s Bellator 165 event in San Jose, California. ‘Baby Slice’ showed off some good striking and solid power in the early stages of the contest. However, midway through the second-round Ferguson Jr. left his neck out and was caught in a tight guillotine choke...

Nov 19, 2016 4:10 pm

PHOTO | Georges St-Pierre training with Chael Sonnen in Bellator cage

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre’s ongoing dispute with the UFC has been an extremely long one with many unanticipated bumps in the road. While St-Pierre has maintained that he is ready to once again return to the Octagon, and end his 3-year hiatus, he and the UFC have been unable to reach a deal that...

Nov 7, 2016 9:26 am

VIDEO | Bellator Fighter Michael “Venom” Page Says He’d Put Conor McGregor to Sleep

Conor McGregor, who is poised to challenge Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight strap at this Saturday’s UFC 205, is the biggest star in MMA. As such, he’s floated as a potential opponent for pretty much every fighter in MMA. If you’re a fighter, and you reside anywhere near the welterweight, lightweight, and featherweight divisions,...

Nov 5, 2016 10:03 am

VIDEO | Spectacular one-punch KO from Bellator 163

Can't open up a show much better!! @Eyecandyayala 👁🍭 #Bellator163 pic.twitter.com/RH6trEpQyd — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 5, 2016 The Bellator 163 main card started off with a bang Friday night when heavyweight veteran Sergei Kharitonov, who entered the fight with 29 professional fights, stepped into the cage with Javy Ayala. It took just moments before...

Nov 4, 2016 9:32 am

Friday Night’s Bellator 163 Loses Two Main Card Bouts in 12 Hours

Bellator MMA has had an excellent year. They’ve promoted some strange, but undeniably memorable fight cards. They’ve also bolstered their roster with high profile fighters like Benson Henderson, Matt Mitrione, Sergey Kharitonov, Wanderlei Silva, Rory MacDonald and The American Gangster himself, Chael P. Sonnen. Unfortunately, it’s not all sunshine and daises for MMA’s number-two promotion....

Oct 31, 2016 10:10 am

VIDEO | Bellator Star Michael “Venom” Page Gets Creative With Halloween-Themed Trash Talk of Upcoming Opponent

England’s Michael “Venom” Page, who competes in Bellator’s welterweight division, is one of the fastest rising stars in mixed martial arts. His quick rise to stardom is due in part to his vicious striking arsenal, which famously shattered the skull of his most recent opponent Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos, and to his fan-friendly antics, which manifested themselves when...

Oct 29, 2016 3:12 pm

Bellator targeting Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione for early 2017

Russian heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko appears to be set to make his Bellator debut in early 2017, and an opponent is already under consideration. Former Ultimate Fighter alumni Matt “Meathead” Mitrione looks to be Emelianenko’s next foe and his first fight under the Bellator banner. As reported by FloCombate, the fight desk is nearing...

Oct 21, 2016 7:05 am

Bobby Lashley More Interested in Fedor Fight than Bellator Heavyweight Title Shot

There is a long history of professional wrestlers attempting to try their hand at MMA. On several occasions, these wrestlers have realized mountainous heights, like Brock Lesnar did when he won the UFC heavyweight title. On other occasions, their MMA forays have been downright disasters, like CM Punk’s long-discussed UFC debut against Mickey Gall was....

Oct 20, 2016 1:18 pm

Former Bellator MMA champ fires back at Jose Aldo for recent comments

Recently, interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has continued to make headlines for his ongoing saga with the UFC following the announcement that Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez would headline the UFC’s inaugural show in New York, UFC 205, rather than return to featherweight for a rematch with Aldo. Aldo was quick to request that...

Oct 18, 2016 9:12 am

Brendan Schaub: Georges St-Pierre should go to Bellator

Although former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre stated earlier this month that he would have news regarding his return fight with the UFC in the coming weeks, ‘Rush’ revealed earlier this week that he has gotten out of his contract with the UFC, and is officially a free agent in the MMA world. That was...