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Jun 25, 2014 5:56 am

New Bellator President Scott Coker Trims the Fat From Roster, Cutting 21

Just a week after Bellator MMA welcomed its new president, Scott Coker, it seems as though more big changes are being made within the organization. 21 fighters have been removed from the Bellator roster, including a heavyweight tournament winner and a 2014 Summer Series Light Heavyweight quarter finalist. The complete list of released fighters is...

Jun 21, 2014 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Coker’s New Bellator Gig

“Not only do I know Scott (Coker) very well, I know the guys at Spike very well. I was in business with them for a long time and I think this is a much better fit for them than Bjork was.” No beef for UFC President Dana White and Scott Coker, at least not yet....

Jun 19, 2014 2:45 pm

Rumor: UFC 174 PPV Bombs, Earns Less Buys Than Bellator

We thought UFC 173’s numbers looked bad and they were, but if early indicators hold true, UFC 174 set the new standard for bad buy rate. Ratings Guru, Dave Meltzer explains: (Via The Wrestling Observer) UFC 174 was the night that tested what the least amount of interest UFC could garner from a PPV perspective...

Jun 19, 2014 5:59 am

Scott Coker Lays Out Plans For Big Fights Under Bellator Banner

“My plan is to go from a tournament format to a more traditional format, to more of a superfight format,” said Coker, in his first day at his new job after what he described was a very quick negotiation period. “We will do tournaments when the situation makes sense. I think a tournament can make...

Jun 19, 2014 5:10 am

Lifting The Ban, More Bellator Coverage Coming To BJPENN.COM

In case any of you missed the news earlier, here’s a recap of what went down with Bellator MMA. Goodbye Bjorn Rebney, hello Scott Coker. Yes,Viacom, the huge media company that owns the majority of Bellator, has parted ways with founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney. The now former CEO of Bellator released a statement about...

Jun 19, 2014 5:05 am

Rep Says Alvarez May Stay At Bellator, Happy With New Direction

“Eddie is happy about the shakeup. He wasn’t happy with the way things were being run. I don’t think that’s any secret, so Eddie was very happy to hear there’s been a change in management. Eddie respects Viacom very much, and he’s always told me that.” … “Everything we requested (from the former management team)...

Jun 18, 2014 6:04 pm

Bellator Announces Scott Coker As New President, Getting Rid of Tournament Format & Seasons

Following a full day or reports, rumors and speculation, the Bellator promotion has announced that Scott Coker will take over as the company’s president. Coker is a well-respected martial arts promoter who founded the popular Strikeforce promotion back in 1985. The company managed to operate successfully as the number-two MMA Promotion in the world under...

Jun 18, 2014 10:01 am

Kimbo Camp Confirms Bellator Offer, Nothing Signed Yet

Could one of MMA’s biggest TV draws be coming back for a stint under Scott Coker? That’s what the rumor-mill has been filled with since our report last week. Now, we have confirmation from Ariel Helwani, that indeed, talks have taken place with the Bellator promotion. In Ariel’s report (via mmafighting.com), Kimbo’s manager Icey Mike...

Jun 17, 2014 11:09 am

Phil Baroni vs. Karo Parisyan official for Bellator 122

We reported a couple of weeks ago that a welterweight bout between MMA veterans Phil Baroni and Karo Parisyan was in the works for July’s Bellator 122 event in Temecula, California. Today, that bout became official, as Bellator executives announced that “NYBA” and “The Heat” will meet on the main card of Bellator 122. Phil Baroni was last...

Jun 16, 2014 5:50 pm

Rumor: Kimbo Slice Signing With Bellator?

According to MMASupremacy on Twitter, Kimbo Slice has signed on with Bellator. Check out the Tweet below. Re: Bellator signing Kimbo, EliteXC Primetime (Kimbo/Thompson) is still 2nd most watched MMA event on NetTV after 11 UFC on FOX events #mma — MMA Supremacy (@MMASupremacy) June 16, 2014 Kimbo Slice hasn’t seen MMA action since losing...

Jun 13, 2014 6:16 am

White Blasts Bellator Over False PPV Numbers, Calls Bjorn Rebney A Clown

If you ask Bellator Boss Bjorn Rebney, his promotions debut into the realm of pay-per-view exceeded expectations. Dana White, isn’t buying it. During yesterday’s media scrum (replay HERE), White explained: “It shocks me, because no [Bellator’s 120k PPV Buys didn’t happen]. Did Bjorn ever find out what the gate was? No, nobody ever got back...

Jun 13, 2014 6:11 am

Bellator Changes Their Tournament Format, Adds Title Shot Pool

Bellator MMA is going to be reformatting their tournament structure once again. On Thurdsay, Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney announced that all past tournament winners will now be entered into a sort of World Title Pool, where they can be granted a title shot at any time, without having to reenter and entire tournament. MMAFighting’s Luke...

Jun 12, 2014 12:14 pm

PHOTO | Bellator and UFC Champs Square Off

The worlds greatest welterweight @PhenomLima squares off against @JohnyHendricks at #E3! @BellatorMMA pic.twitter.com/rRo7Bg261E — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) June 12, 2014 Who takes it? Bellator welterweight Champion Douglas Lima and UFC welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks took to the spotlight, belts on tow, for this photo opp. If the promotional boundaries were crossed, who takes this bout?

Jun 11, 2014 10:23 am

Ricardo Arona refused Bellator’s offer, not physically fit to fight

Former PRIDE FC veteran Ricardo Arona (14-5 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since a 2009 win over Marvin Eastman in Brazil. “The Brazilian Tiger” was recently offered a contract to fight under the Bellator banner, but he has declined. The 35-year-old told Rádio Globo that he couldn’t accept the deal because of...

Jun 9, 2014 5:05 am

Fedor Offers Assistance to Bellator Champion

Retired MMA legend, Fedor Emelianenko is a proud Russian athlete. Which is precisely why it should come as no surprise that he wants to assist, Russian Bellator Champion Alexander Shlemenko close some gaps in his game. Fedor sent out the offer via The Russian Media: (Translated) “I always support Aleksandr and watch his fights. I...

Jun 5, 2014 7:58 am

Rumor: Phil Baroni vs. Karo Parisyan in the works for Bellator 122

According to sources close to BJPENN.com, a bout featuring MMA veterans Phil Baroni and Karo Parisyan is in the works for July’s Bellator 122 event in Temecula, California. Phil Baroni was last seen in action over a year ago at May 2013’s “ONE FC: Rise to Power” event, where he suffered a gruesome leg injury...

Jun 2, 2014 9:29 am

UFC and Bellator Going Head to Head on September 5th

The UFC announced its event yesterday; however they have yet to have any official bouts for the card. Bellator on the other hand has announced one bout: James Irvin vs. Brennan Ward. UFC Fight Night 50 takes place from Ledyard Connecticut, and will air on Fox Sports 1. Bellator 123 will be taking place from...

May 27, 2014 12:38 pm

Report: Bellator 120 PPV Buy Estimates Are Very Low

With Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz featured on Bellator’s pay-per-view debut, the promotion was hoping to put forth some respectable ratings. But alas, they’re far off the mark. While the two former UFC champions may have proved a draw under their former employers umbrella, they only garnered an estimated 65,000 pay-per-view buys for Bellator. This...

May 21, 2014 12:25 pm

PHOTO | Bellator Champ Will Brooks Takes Belt To The Beach

Newly crowned Bellator interim champion, Will Brooks is enjoying his half of the lightweight title. Check it: Wore my half of the championship belt to the beach like a G #Iaintgotnoworries #DoingMyOwnThing #howyoulikemenow pic.twitter.com/HkQTKF9sZJ — Will Brooks (@illwillbrooks86) May 20, 2014