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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....

Sep 22, 2017 6:20 pm

VIDEO | Chaos breaks out between Lorenz Larkin and Paul Daley at Bellator weigh ins

Two of the most feared welterweight strikers in the world will go to war tomorrow night at Bellator 183 when Paul Daley squares off with Lorenz Larkin. The knockout artists squared off at today’s Bellator 183 weigh ins and things quickly got physical after “Semtex” got in the face of “Da Monsoon”. Check it out:...

Sep 20, 2017 7:55 am

BREAKING | Rory MacDonald is finally getting a Bellator title shot

When former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald joined the Bellator family in August of 2016, he was expected to get an immediate title shot. Instead, however, he was booked for a May 2017 scrap with British knockout artist Paul Daley. When MacDonald won this battle with Daley with a second-round submission, he seemed to...

Sep 20, 2017 7:00 am

VIDEO | Check out the ‘flying cage’ that will be used at Bellator 183

This Saturday, Bellator MMA will return to San Jose, California with Bellator 183. The card is a pretty stacked one. In the main event, we’ll see former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson take on long-time Bellator staple Patricky Freire. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we’ll see a pair of knockout-addicted UFC veterans collide, as England’s...

Sep 3, 2017 8:33 am

Bellator star AJ McKee updates on beef with “dumb ass” James Gallagher

AJ McKee (9-0) and James Gallagher (7-0) are two of the hottest prospects on the Bellator roster, and they happen to compete in the same division. As such, the two rising featherweights have developed a pretty memorable rivalry – one that will inevitably have to be settled in the cage. Speaking on the latest edition...

Aug 31, 2017 4:43 pm

Rory MacDonald Wants to Fight Gegard Mousasi in Bellator

When Rory MacDonald walked down the Bellator ramp like Scott Hall showing up at a WCW Nitro broadcast, it sent some pretty big shockwaves through the internet. His debut for the organization wasn’t any less exciting, he submitted Paul Daley in less than two minutes. MacDonald is confident his performance is going to result in...

Aug 20, 2017 7:58 am

Rory MacDonald is getting impatient with Bellator

Rory MacDonald is arguably the highest-profile free agent that Bellator MMA has picked up to date. Unfortunately, the former UFC welterweight title challenger is getting a little frustrated with his new employer. Though MacDonald initially seemed very excited with the way Bellator operates, he has since begun to criticize the promotion in the same way...

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...