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Jun 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Wanderlei Silva explains why he no-showed Bellator press conference

This past week, MMA legend Wanderlei Silva no-showed a press conference ahead of his ‘Bellator NYC’ grudge match with Chael Sonnen on June 24th. While Bellator was quick to put out the fire for ‘The Axe Murderer’ claiming that he was ill, Silva himself has now shed light on why he decided to skip out...

Jun 13, 2017 1:51 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum and Wanderlei Silva’s intense sparring session

You have probably heard of the gym wars that went down in the infamous Chute Boxe camp when Wanderlei Silva and Shogun Rua were putting on their memorable fights in PRIDE. The stories of their aggressive training and sparring sessions reflected in the PRIDE ring. Here, we take a look at this video from the...

Jun 13, 2017 12:19 pm

Mike Goldberg finds new home as MMA commentator and is joined by another familiar face

Mike Goldberg is returning to work in the world of broadcasting for mixed martial arts. The former voice from the Octagon hinted a return back in February saying, “You’ll see me around soon.” On Tuesday, Bellator released a statement announcing that Goldberg and former voice of PRIDE and Strikeforce, Mauro Ranallo, have been signed to...

Jun 7, 2017 10:17 am

Scott Coker on Bellator NYC: this is the best MMA PPV that’s been offered in 2017

On June 24, Bellator MMA will host just the second pay-per-view of its already illustrious history. This pay-per-view, which will broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, is aptly named “Bellator NYC.” Bellator NYC will be headlined by a light heavyweight grudge match between three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen and Pride...

Jun 6, 2017 11:27 am

Bellator MMA hints at one-night welterweight tournament

The roster of Bellator MMA – the world’s second biggest MMA promotion – has improved a great deal over the last year or two. The promotion has injected a tremendous amount of talent into its heavyweight division, picking up free agents like Matt Mitrione, Fedor Emelianenko, Sergei Kharitonov, and most recently, Roy Nelson. The promotion...

May 31, 2017 2:09 pm

Tito Ortiz reflects on historic UFC fight where he fought for no pay

Tito Ortiz was one of the first superstars in the UFC and Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of Ortiz’s professional mixed martial arts debut, making his way into the Octagon for the first time in 1997 at UFC 13. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” fought twice at UFC 13, winning a first round TKO over...

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 15, 2017 6:27 am

Jake Shields defeats Dillon Danis in grappling match, Danis issues statement on loss

Last night, in the main event of Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 4, long-time Nate Diaz training partner Jake Shields met Conor McGregor jiu jitsu coach Dillon Danis in the latest chapter of the ongoing Team Diaz vs. Team McGregor rivalry. When neither man failed to lock up a submission, the bout entered an overtime period,...

May 5, 2017 8:23 am

VIDEO | Friendly sparring session with Wanderlei Silva and kid quickly escalates

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva was at one point in time considered the greatest fighter on the planet during the course of his reign as Pride FC champion. While Silva is no longer a champion, he is currently gearing up for his highly anticipated grudge match against Chael Sonnen on the first Bellator MMA Pay Per...

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 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 13, 2017 4:52 pm

Daniel Cormier pokes fun at Jon Jones knockout ability

Daniel Cormier pokes fun at Jon Jones knockout ability Daniel Cormier retained his UFC light heavyweight championship in the main event of last weekend’s UFC 210 pay-per-view fight card in Buffalo, New York by submitting top contender Anthony Johnson via rear-naked choke. The victory marked Cormier’s fourth in a row, as he had previously scored...

Apr 11, 2017 6:07 pm

Results released for best fight in UFC history voted by ESPN fans

If you had to decide, which single bout would you vote on as the best fight in UFC history? Fans recently voted in a March Madness style voting bracket from ESPN where 16 fights were initially presented and the fans picked what they thought were the best fights in UFC history from their matchups. The...

Apr 11, 2017 12:06 pm

Former champion offers to step in and fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been absent from the Octagon since his June 2016 loss to Michael Bisping which saw the champion lose his title belt in the very first round. The loss to Bisping not only saw him lose the middleweight title, but also snapped a 5-fight win streak that spanned back...

Apr 10, 2017 6:25 pm

Two of the UFC’s biggest middleweight stars set to test free agency

Two of the UFC’s biggest middleweight stars set to test free agency Two of the best middleweight fighters in the world are about to hit the free agent marked. Following his second-round TKO victory over former division title holder Chris Weidman this past weekend at UFC 210, surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi became a...

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 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 27, 2017 1:22 pm

Dillon Danis vs. Jake Shields grappling match to headline SUG 4

Earlier this month, we learned that BJJ whiz Dillon Danis had signed with Bellator MMA. Danis is expected to debut with the organization later this year. The exciting thing about this debut, of course, is that it will mark not only his first fight with Bellator, but his first mixed martial arts bout outright. While...

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 4:35 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 23, 2017 12:05 pm

Urijah Faber to compete at Submission UnderGround

MMA veteran Urijah Faber may currently be retired from MMA, however the former top ranked bantamweight revealed recently that he will be competing once again, however it won’t be in MMA. Faber dropped 2 straight fights in 2016, the first being a trilogy fight with Dominick Cruz at UFC 199, where he dropped a unanimous...

Mar 23, 2017 6:52 am

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry: Ellenberger showed he’s a punk, a quitter in Masvidal fight

On April 22, fan favorite slugger “Platinum” Mike Perry will attempt to rebound from his first professional loss. His opponent in this effort will be brick-fisted welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger. In advance of this fight, Perry joined host Kinch on BJ Penn Radio to give his take on Ellenberger as an opponent. Apparently, Perry had...

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...