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Nov 10, 2017 7:26 am

BREAKING | Bellator Will Crown a New Champion with Heavyweight Grand Prix

The grand prix is the pinnacle of combat sport. It is the most difficult tournament format and has the potential to produce absolutely chaotic results. That chaos is why that, for the most part other than Japan’s RIZIN, the creation of an MMA grand prix is few and far between. However, there is a man...

Nov 9, 2017 3:24 pm

BREAKING | Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Signs Huge New Deal with Bellator

There’s only one MMA fighter that comes to mind when you think of powerbombs and chains. Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has been fighting for 18 years and has fought the very best in the UFC and Pride. Amid the busy week of post-UFC 217 reactions, card changes, and injuries, we get hit with another big announcement....

Nov 3, 2017 6:34 pm

Bellator 186 Results: Tywan Claxton scores an amazing flying knee KO (VIDEO)

Tywan Claxton scored one of the best flying knee KO’s ever during tonight’s Bellator 186 prelims from University Park in Penn State. Claxton, who made his professional mixed martial arts debut at tonight’s event, crushed his opponent Jonathan Bonilla-Bowman with a flying knee just short of 90-seconds into the first-round. The knockout was nothing short...

Nov 2, 2017 8:10 am

Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader wants in on heavyweight tournament

Tomorrow night, in the main event of the exciting Bellator 186 card, Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader will attempt to defend his title opposite the dangerous Linton Vassell. While this test is at the forefront of the champ’s mind, he’s also interested in partaking in a much-discussed Bellator heavyweight title tournament. “I would definitely...

Oct 28, 2017 8:37 am

Dillon Danis Targets His MMA Debut for Bellator in January

Multiple weight submission grappling champion Garry Tonon has recently signed on to ONE to make his MMA debut, while the time for Dillon Danis to make his debut is drawing near. The brash young jiu jitsu black belt signed on with Bellator and is currently prepping for the steep transition. He’s not wanting to take...

Oct 25, 2017 12:19 pm

Scott Coker gives timeframe for Bellator heavyweight title fight, lists possible contenders

Bellator’s heavyweight division is starting to look pretty damn good. The division’s top fighters include Matt Mitrione, Cheick Kongo, and Roy Nelson, while other stars like Fedor Emelianenko, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Bobby Lashley, Javy Ayala, and Sergey Kharitonov are also in the mix. Unfortunately, however, the division doesn’t have a champion, and hasn’t since...

Oct 20, 2017 8:57 pm

Rory MacDonald was not happy with the decision of tonight’s Bellator 185 main event

Gegard Mousasi made his Bellator MMA debut this evening fighting veteran Alexander Shlemenko in the main event of Bellator 185. The top ranked middleweight, Mousasi, had a very solid opening round but was rocked by one overhand left from Alexander which resulted in his right eye swelling closed. The big overhand left from @StormShlemenko that...

Oct 20, 2017 8:34 pm

Bellator 185 Results: Gegard Mousasi defeats Alexander Shlemenko

A key middleweight scrap between mixed martial arts veterans Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2 MMA) and Alexander Shlemenko (56-9 MMA) served as the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 185 event. Despite handily winning the fights opening round after landing a barrage of punches, Gegard Mousasi walked back to his corner with a closed right eye. Alexander Shlemenko was...

Oct 20, 2017 7:35 pm

Bellator 185 Results: Kristina Williams smashes Heather Hardy’s nose (VIDEO)

Kristina Williams handed Heather Hardy the first loss of her professional career at tonight’s Bellator 185 event. Williams caught Hardy with a huge head kick that smashed Heather’s nose. Check it out: Hardy's nose is fucked. #Bellator185 pic.twitter.com/ZIbgd05kyZ — Jonnyboy (@Jonnyboy_6969) October 21, 2017 NO-CAU-TE! Olha o golpe da Wiilams que terminou em intervenção médica...

Oct 19, 2017 5:43 pm

VIDEO | Former Opponent Runs Up on Heather Hardy During Bellator Staredown

Heather Hardy is an MMA promoters dream. She’s an undefeated champion boxer who wanted to jump ship and she’s down to scrap with anybody. Not only can she talk trash, but she also gives an insightful interview and has an incredible backstory. She won her Bellator debut and will look to continue her successful MMA...

Oct 5, 2017 8:48 am

Matt Mitrione discusses possible Bellator heavyweight title tournament

Over the last few years, Bellator’s heavyweight division has really come together, as the promotion has bolstered its roster with names like Cheick Kongo, Bobby Lashley, Matt Mitrione, Fedor Emelianenko, Sergey Kharitonov, Javy Ayala, Roy Nelson, and most recently, former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. That said, the organization has not had a heavyweight champion...

Oct 2, 2017 5:56 am

Chael Sonnen claims Chuck Liddell has been offered a fight by Bellator

Over the last few weeks, there have been rampant rumors surrounding a potential Bellator clash between Chael Sonnen and retired MMA legend Chuck Liddell. While Bellator President Scott Coker recently made an effort to deflate these rumors, Sonnen has recently injected life back into them. Speaking on a recent episode of his You’re Welcome Podcast,...

Oct 1, 2017 1:48 pm

Rory MacDonald expresses his “disappointment” with Bellator MMA

Rory MacDonald has expressed some disappointment following his move from the UFC to Bellator MMA. The former UFC welterweight title challenger, MacDonald, signed with Bellator in August of 2016 and made his promotional debut this past May in London. “The Red King” would earn a second-round submission victory over feared knockout artist Paul Daley in...

Oct 1, 2017 12:12 pm

Douglas Lima has a bold prediction for his Bellator title fight with Rory MacDonald

On January 20, Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima will attempt to defend his crown opposite former UFC star Rory MacDonald. While this might just be the toughest test of Lima’s already impressive career, he’s got a bold prediction for how it all goes down. “I’ve been in Bellator for a long time. At the end...

Sep 28, 2017 7:46 am

Former UFC title challenger Michael McDonald makes his Bellator debut this December

Over the last few years, Bellator MMA has signed a procession of high-profile free agents. One of the finest free agents they’ve picked up to date is Michael McDonald, a former UFC bantamweight who once fought Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight crown. McDonald’s Bellator debut is now set, per MMAJunkie.com. He’ll make that debut...

Sep 27, 2017 1:24 pm

Rory MacDonald Eyes Titles in Three Bellator Divisions

Just a week ago, Bellator announced that recent UFC transplant Rory MacDonald would challenge Douglas Lima for the welterweight title early next year. A win would not only help MacDonald achieve something he was never able to in the UFC, but serve as the first step the journey he sees in his mind’s eye. It’s...

Sep 27, 2017 11:20 am

Bellator champ Douglas Lima makes a Steve Jobs comment about opponent Rory MacDonald

Over the weekend, Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima and former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald faced off for the first time ahead of their Bellator title fight. The welterweight title fight is set to take place on January 20 at The Forum in California. Lima was dressed in a suit while MacDonald opted for a...

Sep 24, 2017 2:15 pm

Paul Daley says he made peace with Lorenz Larkin following Bellator 183

Paul Daley says he made peace with Lorenz Larkin following their Bellator 183 co-main event scrap. “Semtex” scored a brutal second-round knockout victory over “da Monsoon” after scoring a beautiful left hook that had Larkin out on his feet. The welterweight standouts got heated at the Bellator 183 weigh ins on Friday, but according to...

Sep 24, 2017 7:14 am

After Bellator 183, Benson Henderson vows to ‘stop having close fights’

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 183, Benson Henderson fought to yet another split decision, this time opposite long-time Bellator contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire. Though Henderson has won his fare share of split decisions in the past, he lost this one. Whether the judges got it right or not (the MMA community didn’t...

Sep 24, 2017 7:01 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald and champ Douglas Lima have first staredown at Bellator 183

Can it be 2018 already?! @phenomlima vs @romac_gorilla who wins??? A post shared by Bellator MMA (@bellatormma) on Sep 23, 2017 at 8:49pm PDT Last night, Bellator MMA returned to sun-soaked San Jose, California with Bellator 183. The card was headlined by a razor-close lightweight scrap between long-time contender Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and former UFC...

Sep 23, 2017 8:14 pm

Bellator 183 Results: Paul Daley KO’s Lorenz Larkin (VIDEO)

A highly anticipated welterweight showdown between knockout artists Lorenz Larkin and Paul Daley served as the co-main event of tonight’s Bellator 183 fight card. Round one begins and both men are cautious early while trying to find their range. They exchange kicks early during the feeling out process. Lorenz lands a heavy low kick. Daley...

Sep 23, 2017 7:38 pm

Bellator 183 Results: Roy Nelson defeats Javy Ayala via decision

Former UFC heavyweight standout Roy Nelson made his Bellator debut tonight against Javy Ayala on the main card of Bellator 183. Round one begins and Ayala lands a high kick early. Nelson is staying patient and looking for an opening to land his big overhand right. Ayala is very active early on here. Nelson shoots...

Sep 23, 2017 6:46 pm

Bellator 183 Results: Aaron Pico brutally KO’s Justin Linn (VIDEO)

Highly touted prospect Aaron Pico returned to the cage tonight where he squared off with Justin Linn on the main card of Bellator 183. Round one begins and Pico is able to secure the early takedown just twenty seconds into the fight. Pico with some solid punches from the top. He is staying active here....