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Jul 25, 2017 1:01 pm

Report: Former Bellator champ Will Brooks to return to the Octagon at UFC 216

UFC 216, which is schedule for October 7 inside Las Vegas, Nevada’s T-Mobile Arena, is reported to have grown by one interesting lightweight matchup. This matchup will pit former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks against Nik Lentz. This news comes from MMAJunkie.com. Though Brooks stood out as one of the finest lightweights in the world...

Jul 24, 2017 5:16 pm

Breaking! Paul Daley returns at Bellator 183 this September

A key welterweight bout has been added to Bellator 183 which takes place September 23 in San Jose, California. As first reported by The Telegraph,  knockout artists Paul Daley and Lorenz Larkin will square off when the Bellator cage returns to the SAP Center in just under two months time. Both men will be looking...

Jul 21, 2017 11:06 am

UFC 213 and Bellator NYC estimated pay-per-view numbers released

The estimated pay-per-view numbers for UFC 213 and Bellator NYC have been released and they are estimated to be rather low. According to Dave Meltzer’s report for MMA Fighting, UFC 213 is projected to be in the range of 125,000 to 150,000 pay-per-view buys. According to Meltzer, UFC 213 has brought in one of the...

Jul 19, 2017 9:46 am

PHOTO | Brandon Girtz reflects on gruesome cut from Bellator 181 that went viral

This past weekend at Bellator 181, Brandon Girtz stepped into the cage for a highly anticipated rubber match with Derek Campos. That trilogy saw the two men tied at 1 win apiece, as Campos won the pair’s first fight by unanimous decision in 2013, before Girtz then evened the score in 2015 as he knocked...

Jul 18, 2017 10:50 am

UFC, Bellator veteran arrested for “family violence”

Cody Pfister, who competed four times in the UFC lightweight division, has found himself in some hot water. According to BloodyElbow.com, the UFC veteran was arrested on July 15, and detained in the Potter County Detention Center in Amarillo, Texas after being charged with assault and causing bodily injury to a family member. Pfister’s arrest stemmed...

Jul 14, 2017 7:29 pm

Bellator announces two key fights including the debut of Gegard Mousasi

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and perennial middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi will make his Bellator MMA debut this October. Bellator officials broke the news during tonight’s broadcast on Spike TV stating that Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2 MMA) will make is promotional debut against former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko (56-9 MMA) on October 20 live from...

Jul 12, 2017 11:21 am

Gegard Mousasi will not be getting the next Bellator middleweight title shot

Earlier this week, we learned that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ and long-time UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi had failed to agree on the terms of a new UFC contract, and that he would be moving to the world’s second biggest MMA promotion, Bellator MMA. Given Mousasi’s stature as one of the finest middleweights on...

Jul 11, 2017 12:17 pm

Yoel Romero shares friendly exchange with new Bellator fighter Gegard Mousasi

Earlier this week, we learned that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champ and long-time UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi had signed with Bellator MMA, this after failing to agree to the terms of a new UFC deal. Since the announcement of his move to Bellator, Mousasi has been welcomed to the fold by a number of...

Jul 11, 2017 8:33 am

MMA community reacts to Gegard Mousasi signing with Bellator

Monday afternoon, the MMA community was shocked to learn that top ranked UFC middleweight Gegard Mousasi had signed with Bellator MMA after being unable to reach a deal with the UFC. Mousasi broke the news, which immediately hit social media, setting off a chain of reactions from members in the MMA community. Mousasi was of...

Jul 10, 2017 10:43 am

BREAKING| Gegard Mousasi confirms he’s signed with Bellator, shares details of deal

Earlier this morning, reports began to swirl that former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and long-time UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi had abandoned the UFC ship and signed with Bellator MMA. I’m hearing from a reliable source that Gegard Mousasi has signed with Bellator MMA. It’s one source but I’m trying to get confirmation now. —...

Jul 5, 2017 11:24 am

Bellator improves light heavyweight roster with former Strikeforce champ, UFC vet “Feijao”

Bellator MMA has picked up yet another high profile free agent in former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion and five-time UFC veteran Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. This signing was first reported by BloodyElbow.com. Cavalcante earned his contract with Bellator MMA by knocking out Dan Konecke at World Fight Tour – Road to Bellator, a feeder league for the ever...

Jul 4, 2017 6:40 am

Former WSOF champ Justin Gaethje explains why he picked the UFC over Bellator

This Friday, in the main event of the Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale, former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje will make his anticipated debut in the UFC’s Octagon. The undefeated debutant will do so against the UFC’s sixth-ranked lightweight contender, Michael Johnson. If things had unfolded just a little bit differently, of course,...

Jul 3, 2017 8:38 am

Chael Sonnen gets called out by Bellator middleweight champ Rafael Carvalho

Last weekend, in the main event of Bellator NYC, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen took on one of his fiercest rivals in Wanderlei Silva. Though he was rocked badly by a punch mid-way through the fight, Sonnen dominated with his wrestling through the rest of the encounter, and ultimately won himself a unanimous decision...

Jul 2, 2017 3:43 pm

VIDEO | Go behind the scenes of Bellator NYC

On June 24, Bellator MMA touched down in New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden with the aptly titled Bellator NYC card. This card stands out as the biggest in the promotion’s history. The card was headlined by a light heavyweight grudge match between UFC veterans Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva, which Sonnen won by...

Jun 27, 2017 8:06 am

Roy Nelson gets opponent for Bellator debut on September 23

The latest in the long procession of former UFC fighters to make the jump to Bellator MMA is The Ultimate Fighter season 10 winner and long-time heavyweight contender Roy Nelson. News of Nelson’s move to Bellator was first reported by Ariel Helwani in late May, though the details of his debut remained hazy at that...

Jun 26, 2017 9:49 am

TUTORIAL: Bellator champion demonstrates clinch to double leg takedown

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Wrestling is an essential discipline for any serious fighter wanting to be successful in MMA. It is also one of the core fighting disciplines in the sport. Wrestling focuses on ontrolling the opponent, and in turn, controlling the outcome of a fight. That is why so many...

Jun 24, 2017 9:50 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Chael Sonnen defeats Wanderlei Silva (Highlights)

Bellator NYC Results: Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen A scrap between bitter rivals Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen served as the main event of tonight’s “Bellator NYC” fight card in New York. Round one begins and Wanderlei lands a leg kick to start. Sonnen immediately shoots in and scores a double leg takedown. He presses...

Jun 24, 2017 8:51 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Matt Mitrione KO’s Fedor Emelianenko (VIDEO)

Bellator NYC Results: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione A heavyweight scrap between mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione served as the co-main event of tonight’s “Bellator NYC” pay-per-view fight card in New York. Round one begins and Fedor quickly takes the center of cage. Mitrione is bouncing around on the outside. Matt...

Jun 24, 2017 8:29 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Brent Primus stops Michael Chandler

Bellator NYC Results: Michael Chandler vs. Brent Primus A lightweight title fight between current champion Michael Chandler and top division contender Brent Primus took place during tonight’s “Bellator NYC” main card on pay-per-view. Round one begins and Primus misses with an early high kick attempt. Chandler is pressing forward quickly here. He eats a low...

Jun 24, 2017 8:06 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Zach Freeman finishes Aaron Pico in under a minute (VIDEO)

Bellator NYC Results: Aaron Pico vs. Zach Freeman A lightweight scrap between highly touted prospect Aaron Pico and veteran Zach Freeman took place during tonight’s “Bellator NYC” main card on pay-per-view. Round one begins and Freeman scores with a left hand and then a knee. He hurts Pico with a huge uppercut that drops the...

Jun 24, 2017 7:51 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Douglas Lima defeats Lorenz Larkin (Highlights)

Bellator NYC Results: Lorenz Larkin vs. Douglas Lima A welterweight title fight kicked off tonight’s “Bellator NYC” main card as current 170-pound champion Douglas Lima took on top contender Lorenz Larkin. Round one begins and Lima misses with an attempted leg kick to start things off. He throws another and this time he connects. Larkin...

Jun 24, 2017 7:03 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Ryan Bader defeats Phil Davis

Bellator NYC Results: Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis A light heavyweight title fight served as the featured bout of tonight’s “Bellator NYC” prelims in New York as current 205-pound champion Phil Davis took on top contender Ryan Bader. Round one begins and Phil Davis is quick to shoot in for a takedown attempt. He presses...

Jun 23, 2017 12:18 pm

VIDEO | Bellator fighter attempts to pull shady trick during weigh-ins, gets caught

It looks like the NYSAC learned its lesson from "Towelgate." Check this out from today's Bellator 180 weigh-ins: https://t.co/IBvAEHUZ5Q pic.twitter.com/q6C6Jl0svH — MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) June 23, 2017 Friday morning in New York, the fighters of this weekend’s Bellator NYC pay-per view hit the scales in anticipation of their fights this weekend. When Sergio Da Silva weighed...

Jun 21, 2017 11:31 am

Bellator light heavyweight champ Phil Davis wants to apologize to the fans

On June 24, in the main event of Bellator 180 (which serves as the undercard of the stacked Bellator NYC event), light heavyweight champion Phil Davis will attempt to defend his title against one of the newer members of the Bellator roster, Ryan Bader. The bout will be a rematch of a January 2015 contest,...

Jun 19, 2017 11:54 am

Bellator reveals broadcasting roles for Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo

Many fans were excited to hear that MMA broadcasting pioneers Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo were making their way back to calling live mixed martial arts fights for Bellator. On Monday, Bellator released a statement revealing the roles for Goldberg and Ranallo for their big Bellator 180 and Bellator NYC broadcasts set for Saturday, June...

Jun 14, 2017 1:06 pm

Mike Goldberg responds to warm reactions following Bellator announcement

Many fans were excited to hear that the familiar voices of Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo will be returning to mixed martial arts broadcasts as Bellator announced the signing of the two MMA broadcasting pioneers on Tuesday. “Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo are two of the best in our business and I couldn’t be happier...