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Feb 19, 2014 9:50 am

Rebney Talks Tito’s Uncertain Future With Bellator

“I’ve been having a good number of conversations with Tito. The prior neck injury was disturbing, but we’ve gotten past that. The fracture was really disturbing because of the potential for paralysis under a worse-case scenario. We’re doing a pretty exhaustive series of tests to see if he’s fine, because we want to be 100...

Feb 17, 2014 3:56 pm

Bellator Not Stopping At Melendez: ‘We’re Going After Everybody’ Says Rebney

There’s a new player in the MMA world of promoting and they are no longer being shy about their long-term goals and ambitions. The Viacom owned Bellator promotion recently snagged up their latest UFC star in the form of the highly ranked lightweight fighting machine, Gilbert Melendez. While the UFC still has rights to match...

Feb 14, 2014 4:07 pm

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree On Multi-Year Deal

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s...

Feb 13, 2014 10:14 am

Michael Chandler wants Gilbert Melendez in Bellator

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler must have caught wind of Gilbert Melendez’s recent contract negotiation struggles with the UFC, as he recently tweeted the following: @MikeChandlerMMA: Seeing this news about @GilbertMelendez has me excited. Who wants to see me welcome him to @BellatorMMA after I beat Eddie? Chandler will face Eddie Alvarez for a...


Feb 12, 2014 1:40 pm

Bellator Returns To Canada As Casino Rama Hosts Bellator 119

Bellator will make its highly anticipated return to Canada on Friday, May 9th as the promotion will return to Ontario’s Casino Rama for Bellator 119, live on Spike TV. The night will feature the finals of Bellator’s Season 10 Heavyweight Tournament, as well as the return of Canadian lightweight John Alessio. The event will broadcast...

Feb 10, 2014 9:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Phil Baroni Calls Out CM Punk for a Fight in Bellator

Phil Baroni (above) called out former WWE star CM Punk this weekend, asking to be the former wrestler’s first professional MMA opponent inside Bellator. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Former Pride and UFC fighter Phil Baroni took to Twitter this weekend to call out former WWE star CM Punk. CM Punk has made headlines in...

Feb 5, 2014 4:47 pm

Silva Injured, Anthony Leone Steps Up To Face Eduardo Dantas For Bellator Title

Bantamweight Title contender Rafael Silva has suffered an knee injury and will be unable to compete is his scheduled March 7th title fight against reigning Bellator Champion Eduardo Dantas. While the injury will force Silva out of the cage, Former Bellator Tournament Finalist Anthony Leone will now step in and face Dantas for the Bantamweight...

Jan 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Bellator MMA interested in signing Phillip Brooks (CM Punk)

Ever since an interview last week with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the MMA world has been a buzz in regards to Phillip Brooks’ (CM Punk) possible transition from pro-wrestling to MMA. News then broke that ‘Punk’ had opted not to resign with his former employer the WWE. Which was then followed by some interesting statements...

Jan 29, 2014 1:08 pm

Bellator 110 Fight Card Finalized With 12 Bouts

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV in explosive fashion as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm EST/PST. The event features MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former World Champion Christian M’Pumbu, while King Mo Lawal returns to face Russian submission ace Mikhail...

Jan 24, 2014 5:09 pm

Freire Issues Statement On His Disgust For Bellator’s Matchmaking

“Never in my entire career have I felt so disrespected and disappointed. @BellatorMMA announces their tournament brackets and in all of them they only have the champion, on the Featherweight one they have @PatCurranMMA as well. I don’t have anything against Curran himself, what I don’t like is the clear way he’s being favored. I...

Jan 22, 2014 5:14 pm

Move Over WSOF, NBC Tries To Get In Bed With Bellator

By Evan Stoumbelis The MMA Report reported, and Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter confirmed, that NBC tried to work out a deal with Bellator fighting championships to air Bellator’s prelims on the network. World Series of Fighting (WSOF) has a preexisting deal with NBC, however the network bumped their prelims to an online stream. WSOF attempted...

Jan 21, 2014 12:30 pm

WSOF Calls Foul On Bellator’s Constant Mismatches

The rivalry between Bellator and World Series of Fighting continues to heat up today as WSOF Executive VP, Abdel-Aziz, tells Bleacher Report that his competitor is ripe with easy-to-pick mismatches. “I sit down at midnight every night, and I watch a lot of videos. I’m a big fan. I love this. It’s never too much,...

Jan 21, 2014 6:02 am

Bellator Responds to World Series of Fighting’s Challenge

  The World Series of Fighting laid down a challenge to Bellator. The challenge was this: A cross-promotional pay-per-view event where fighters from both organizations would fight each other, winner-takes-all. Finally after no response from Bellator and a deadline given by WSOF, we have our answer. On Monday, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney spoke with MMAFighting.com...

Jan 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Rampage Jackson Returns to Bellator Feb. 28 Against M’Pumbu

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV with a bang as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm ET/PT. The star-studded card includes the tournament debut of MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Emanating from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, the night features Rampage in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former Champion...

Jan 17, 2014 10:30 am

Kongo Set For Bellator Title Shot This April

At 13-0 and the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, Russian knockout connoisseur Vitaly Minakov is ready to extend his reign as “The New Emperor” and defend his world title against Cheick Kongo live on Spike TV Friday, April 4th from Nevada’s Reno Events Center. The fight will headline Bellator 115. The event will broadcast live...

Jan 15, 2014 6:29 am

Featherweight Champ Daniel Straus Doesn’t Feel Like He Has Bellator’s Respect

Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus has been slated to defend his title against Pat Curran, the man he last defeated at Bellator 106 to earn the 145-lb. belt.  For Straus, that fight assignment illustrates Bellator’s lack of respect for him as a fighter.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA At Bellator 106 this past November, the...

Jan 14, 2014 10:00 am

Bellator Denies Freire Title Shot – Freire Wants Out of Contract

By Evan Stoumbelis Yesterday Bellator announced former featherweight champion Pat Curran would be granted a rematch with the man who took his title from him in November at Bellator 106, Daniel Straus. Fight fans that saw the last fight will be looking forward to the rubber match between Curran and Straus. However, one person isn’t...

Jan 14, 2014 6:16 am

World Series of Fighting Issues Deadline to Bellator

  Recently, the World Series of Fighting promotion sent a challenge to Bellator. They proposed a 10-fight cross promoted Pay-Per-View event featuring fighters from both organizations going up against each other. When Bellator didn’t respond, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon jumped in and said that they would be willing to meet WSOF’s challenge. In...

Jan 13, 2014 4:55 pm

Strauss vs. Curran III Set To Headline Bellator 112

The Bellator Featherweight Title will once again be on the line in one of the biggest rematches of 2014 as reigning Bellator Featherweight Champion Daniel Straus defends his crown against former Bellator Champion and Crystal Lake, Illinois native Pat Curran on Friday, March 14th from Chicago’s Horseshoe Casino live on Spike TV at Bellator 112....

Jan 11, 2014 10:25 am

Alvarez To Defend Bellator Title In Chandler Rubber Match Set For PPV

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, is set to defend his title this year live on pay-per-view in a rubber match against his career nemesis, Michael Chandler. News of the proposed matchup broke yesterday. The rubber match has seemed inevitable for a while now, and it has now been confirmed. As he told Ariel Helwani, Eddie...

Jan 11, 2014 10:12 am

WSOF President Believes They’d ‘Do Very Well’ In Proposed Bellator vs. WSOF Card

By Evan Stoumbelis Several days ago talks emerged of a winner take all profits, World Series of Fighting vs. Bellator card. Now WSoF matchmaker Ali Abdelaziz has put together proposed bouts for the card, the matchups are as follows: Tyrone Spong vs. Quinton Jackson Anthony Johnson vs. Attila Vegh Andrei Arlovski vs. Vitaly Minakov Marlon...

Jan 11, 2014 9:50 am

AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon calls out WSOF and Bellator MMA

If by chance Bellator MMA doesn’t have much interest in pitting their fighters up against anyone over at World Series of Fighting the guys at AXS TV Fights are more than willing to set something up. “We would do it in a second,” said AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon during his visit to MMAjunkie.com...

Jan 9, 2014 10:09 pm

Bellator Returns To SPIKE March 7 With ‘Bellator 111: Dantas vs. Silva’

The Bellator MMA Bantamweight World Title will be on the line live on Spike TV from the WinStar World Casino on Friday, March 7th. The night will also showcase the opening round of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament. Reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas will clash with Bellator Tournament winner Rafael Silva in the main event...