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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...

Jan 3, 2014 5:58 am

After 8 years as a pro in MMA, 3 years with Bellator, Brent Weedman retires

Brent Weedman started his professional MMA career on September 10, 2005 with a draw against Scott Henze. He then went on to win his next 2 fights by finishes, he then lost his next fight to Gray Maynard at WEF: Orleans Arena. Then Weedman had some ups and downs before he had his first fight...

Dec 17, 2013 7:04 am

Doug Marshall fails drug screening after Bellator 109 loss

To add insult to injury, Bellator MMA middleweight Doug “The Rhino” Marshall (18-7 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) has failed his post fight drug screening after being knocked out by Bellator MMA middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko (49-7 MMA, 10-1 BMMA) during Bellator 109 earlier this month. According to Pennsylvania’s athletic commission, the middleweight has been suspended for...

Dec 10, 2013 9:41 am

Conor McGregor: ‘Has-Been Diego Sanchez Belongs In Bellator’

“The guy (Diego Sanchez) is a has-been.He should be in Bellator with the rest of the has-beens. There’s no doubt about it. Let’s go back way back to where it really started. In the leadup to my Max Holloway fight in Boston, when I was doing all my media campaign and my media workout and...

Dec 3, 2013 7:38 am

Ben Saunders Released By Bellator

The former UFC fighter, and three-time Bellator tournament competitor has been released by Bellator. MMAMania.com confirmed the news via Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, who said “I’ve been a ‘Killa B’ fan for years, and Ben’s given 100 percent of his heart every single time he’s stepped into the Bellator cage.” “After competing in three Bellator...

Nov 27, 2013 9:17 am

Ratings report: Bellator 109 draws strong numbers

Bellator wrapped up it’s ninth season last weekend in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with ‘Bellator 109’ which was headlined by a middleweight title fight that saw Andrew Shlemenko stop Doug “Rhino” Marshall in the first-round to reclaim the middleweight strap. According to a report from MMAFighting’s Dave Meltzer, the event did the third-best numbers of the season...

Nov 22, 2013 11:00 pm

Bellator Results: Shlemenko Retains Title With First Round Stoppage of Marshall

The final results are in for Bellator MMA’s event live from Pennsylvania’s Sands Event Center. The night showcased the Bellator Middleweight World Championship with Alexander Shlemenko defending his belt against Doug Marshall with a first round knockout. The event also featured the Bellator Welterweight and Lightweight Tournament Finals with Rick Hawn finishing Ron Keslar to...

Nov 20, 2013 8:01 am

Rampage Jackson Pulls In Big Ratings In Bellator Debut

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson apparently helped propel Bellator 108 to receive strong television viewership ratings last Friday. Bellator 108 was watched by an average of 793,000 viewers, and viewership peaked during the fight between Jackson and Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran with 1.2 million viewers. It seems like good news for Bellator, who have invested heavily in...

Nov 20, 2013 7:53 am

Bellator releases Matt Riddle following second fight withdrawal

Matt Riddle (7-3 MMA) is once again a free agent, as Bellator officials recently announced that the welterweight fighter has been released by the promotion. Riddle was expected to face Nathan Coy on the main card of Bellator 109, which goes down this weekend in Matt’s home state of Pennsylvania. However, due to reasons not...

Nov 15, 2013 7:49 pm

Bellator 108 Results: Rampage Knocks Beltran Out In First Round With One Second Left

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is back. With two men who are notorious for throwing leather with knockout power, not many of their power-punches landed in the first round. Rampage seemed to have listened to Joe Rogan’s criticism by adding leg kicks to his moveset, utilizing them to set up his big hooks. Beltran got the opportunity...

Nov 15, 2013 7:16 pm

Bellator 108 Results: Minakov Wins Bellator Heavyweight Title, TKOs Volkov In Round 1

The Bellator Heavyweight Championship will stay in Russia, but it found a new owner in Vitaly Minakov. Vitaly Minakov was looking for the overhand right early, but only found air. He was then taken down after pressing Volkov up against the cage. It looked as if Volkov would get the advantage, but Minakov quickly turned...