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May 16, 2017 10:52 am

VIDEO | This Fedor vs. Mitrione promo will have you counting the days to Bellator NYC

On June 24, Bellator MMA will take over New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden with the aptly titled Bellator NYC card. This event will mark the rising promotion’s second effort on pay-per-view. To commemorate this debut in New York City and return to pay-per-view, Bellator has stacked the Bellator NYC lineup with big names....

May 3, 2017 9:50 am

Rory MacDonald training with original coach ahead of Bellator debut

Rory MacDonald was a staple of the UFC’s welterweight division for many years prior to his departure from the promotion last year, which saw him promptly sign a contract with Bellator MMA. While MacDonald’s Bellator MMA debut fight wasn’t immediately announced, the former UFC welterweight staple reveled that he was going to take his time...

Apr 29, 2017 12:06 pm

Tito Ortiz makes peace with Dana White, reflects on move to Bellator

In 2012, former UFC champion Tito Ortiz competed in the UFC for the final time as he was handed his third straight loss, his 7th over the course of the past 8 fights. Ortiz then signed with Bellator MMA in 2014. When Ortiz made his highly anticipated Bellator debut, he did so against Alexander Shlemenko,...


Apr 24, 2017 9:01 am

Former UFC title challenger Valérie Létourneau is officially a Bellator fighter

Bellator MMA’s run of signing high-profile free agents continues. According to the ever-reliable Ariel Helwani, the rising MMA promotion has officially picked up former UFC strawweight title challenger Valérie Létourneau . The Canadian is expected to debut with the promotion sometime in the late summer. She will compete in the organization’s women’s flyweight division. Former...

Apr 22, 2017 10:08 am

VIDEO | AJ McKee scores beautiful head-kick KO at Bellator 178

Last night, Bellator MMA touched down in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut with Bellator 178. The card produced a handful of truly impressive finishes. One of the more impressive finishes on the card was dealt by rising featherweight prospect, AJ McKee, who is the son of MMA veteran Antonio McKee. The younger McKee...

Apr 22, 2017 8:59 am

Report: Another former UFC title challenger is close to signing with Bellator

According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Bellator MMA is on the verge of signing another former UFC title challenger. That title challenger is Canada’s Valérie Létourneau, who fought for the UFC strawweight title in 2015, putting forth a valiant effort against dominant champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Létourneau is currently on an unfortunate, three-fight losing streak, having...

Apr 21, 2017 8:18 am

UFC/ Bellator veteran Maiquel Falcao brutalized with late stoppage in Russia

Brazilian middleweight Maiquel Falcao, who you’ll remember as a member of the UFC and Bellator rosters – and for his infamous gas station brawl – recently had a very bad night in Russia. He was visiting the port city of Vladivostok for a Fight Nights Global scrap with Vladimir Mineev. To say it didn’t go his way...

Apr 11, 2017 9:02 am

Bellator boss Scott Coker gives statement on possible free agency of Cris “Cyborg” Justino

Yesterday afternoon, in a statement to BJPenn.com, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino discussed her current inactivity, her hopes for a UFC 214 fight with reigning featherweight champ Germaine de Randamie, and her intention to fight out her current UFC contract and ‘re-evaluate the situation.’ “If [Germaine de Randamie] is not healthy enough to fight...

Apr 11, 2017 6:47 am

Report: Bellator MMA has its sights set on two more UFC stars

When streaking middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi stepped into the Octagon with Chris Weidman at last Saturday’s UFC 210, it marked the final obligation on his current UFC contract. Though it was not without controversy, he was able to win this final contracted fight, and will now be able to test free agency as one of...

Apr 9, 2017 12:24 pm

VIDEO | Rafael Carvalho head kick flattens Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 176

Back in May of 2016, Brazil’s Rafael Carvalho scored a controversial split decision win over Dutch kickboxing specialist Melvin Manhoef, defending the Bellator middleweight strap in the process. Given that many fans and pundits believed Manhoef should have gotten the nod in this fight, Bellator then pencilled the two middleweights in for a rematch –...

Apr 7, 2017 12:55 pm

2 American Animals Episode 37 – Mitrione is set to co-headline Bellator 180 at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden.

Mitrione is set to co-headline Bellator 180 at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden. On this episode of American Animals, Ian McCall and Erik Apple are joined by Bellator heavyweight and fan favorite, Matt Mitrione. Mitrione, a former member of the Purdue Boilermakers (NCAAF) and New York Giants (NFL), tells us about his journey...

Apr 4, 2017 12:04 pm

Dillon Danis says Bellator NYC will be a failure if he’s not on the bill

Not long ago, we learned that Conor McGregor training partner and world class jiu jitsu competitor Dillon Danis had signed with Bellator MMA. In the weeks since he signed with the organization, Danis has claimed to be the highest paid fighter on the Viacom-backed organization’s roster, and more recently, suggested that the organization’s upcoming pay-per-view “Bellator...

Apr 3, 2017 5:47 pm

PHOTO | First look at “The Axe Murderer” in Bellator MMA gloves

PHOTO | First look at “The Axe Murderer” in Bellator MMA gloves Former PRIDE champion Wanderlei Silva will return to the cage this summer when he clashes with bitter rival Chael Sonnen at Madison Square Garden in the headlining bout of “Bellator NYC” on June 24. “The Axe Murderer’s” highly anticipated bout with Sonnen will...

Apr 3, 2017 10:52 am

Report: Viacom tells Bellator officials to ‘sign every single big name out there’

The last 12 months have been massive ones for Bellator. To recount, the number-two MMA promotion has picked up notable free agents such as: former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson, former UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis, former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione, heavyweight veteran Sergei Kharitonov, former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald, Pride legend Wanderlei...

Mar 31, 2017 2:13 pm

VIDEO | First look at Dillon Danis in Bellator gear

Grappling sensation Dillon Danis is set to make his Bellator MMA debut in the near future as his signing with the promotion was announced earlier this month. In the video above, we get a look at Danis doing a photoshoot in Bellator gear wearing the Bellator MMA gloves. The training partner of UFC lightweight champion...

Mar 30, 2017 12:28 pm

Bellator 175 weigh-in results: Bulky ‘Rampage’ out-weighs ‘King Mo’ by 41 lbs.

Back in May of 2014, in the main event of Bellator’s first-ever pay-per-view, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson scored a controversial – and admittedly lackluster – defeat of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Tomorrow night in the main event of Bellator 175, the two Bellator stars will go at it again. The key...

Mar 29, 2017 9:32 am

Scott Coker explains how UFC-Reebok deal benefits Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA has gone on a string of signings recently, acquiring several former UFC standouts, including Rory MacDonald, Lorenz Larkin, and Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald to name just a few of the recent Bellator MMA signings that have come from the UFC. According to Bellator MMA President Scott Coker, the UFC’s deal with Reebok has been...

Mar 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen did not hold back at today’s Bellator NYC presser

On June 24th, Bellator MMA will simultaneously make it’s first stop in New York City, and take its second crack at the pay-per-view business. It will do so with a stacked card titled Bellator NYC. This Bellator NYC card will be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between long-time rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva....

Mar 28, 2017 7:32 am

VIDEO | Watch the Bellator NYC press conference live stream, today at 1 PM ET

On June 24th, Bellator MMA will simultaneously make it’s first stop in New York City, and take its second crack at the pay-per-view business. It will do so with a stacked card titled Bellator NYC. This Bellator NYC card will be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between long-time rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva....

Mar 26, 2017 2:36 pm

Mayday! Bellator signs another former UFC title challenger

Bellator MMA has signed another former UFC title challenger. The UFC’s top rival, Bellator MMA, has been scooping up a ton of talent in the past several months including Benson Henderson, Josh Thomson, Matt Mitrione, Phil Davis, Rory MacDonald, Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva and Ryan Bader, just to name a few. Most recently, the Viacom-owned...

Mar 24, 2017 4:57 pm

Bellator adds two title fights to June’s pay-per-view card in New York City

Bellator MMA has added two title fights to their blockbuster pay-per-view card set for June 24 in New York City. The first championship bout announced for the card was a welterweight title fight featuring champion Douglas Lima taking on promotional newcomer Lorenz “Da Monsoon” Larkin. The Los Angeles Times was the first to report the...

Mar 24, 2017 4:35 pm

Bellator releases poster for June’s pay-per-view event in New York City

Bellator MMA just released the first poster for their blockbuster pay-per-view event in New York City which takes place June 24 at the historic Madison Square Garden Arena. The event is headlined by a grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva that has been years in the making. Chael Sonnen made his debut with...

Mar 21, 2017 10:02 am

Phil Davis and Ryan Bader hoping to rematch on stacked Bellator 180 card

Earlier this week, we learned that long-time UFC light heavyweight contender and TUF season eight winner Ryan Bader had signed with Bellator MMA. The dangerous light heavyweight talent has wasted no time in attempting to book his first fight with the organization, calling out the light heavyweight champ Phil Davis for a fight at Bellator...

Mar 21, 2017 5:54 am

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione rebooked as co-headliner for Bellator 180

Yesterday afternoon, we learned that Bellator MMA will be heading to New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden on June 24. The ever-growing promotion will do so with Bellator 180, a pay-per-view card that will be headlined by a long-awaited light heavyweight showdown between three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen and Pride legend Wanderlei Silva....

Mar 20, 2017 1:38 pm

Ryan Bader signs with Bellator MMA

Another top fighter has left the UFC and has signed with Bellator MMA. UFC light heavyweight veteran Ryan Bader who was recently ranked #5 on the official UFC rankings announced on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour that he has signed with Bellator MMA. Ryan Bader announces on #themmahour that he has officially signed with...