1318 Search Results for chael sonnen

Feb 1, 2018 8:41 am

Coach Firas Zahabi believes Rory MacDonald would KO Fedor Emelianenko

While Rory MacDonald spent the last few months preparing for his Bellator welterweight title fight with Douglas Lima (which he won via hard-fought decision), he’s also repeatedly expressed interest in serving as an alternate in Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix. This Heavyweight Grand Prix is populated by far larger men in Matt Mitrione, Roy Nelson, Chael...

Jan 28, 2018 3:27 pm

VIDEO | Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans have a heated staredown inside of night club!

Rampage Jackson and Rashad Evans have a heated staredown inside of night club! Former UFC light heavyweight champions and bitter rivals Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Rashad Evans recently crossed paths inside of a night club. The brief altercation between the mixed martials arts legends was caught on video and quickly made waves across the internet....

Jan 24, 2018 6:58 am

Bellator 192 medical suspensions: Rory MacDonald gets lengthy sit for leg injury

Last weekend, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with one of its biggest cards to date in Bellator 192. One of the highlights of this card occurred in the co-main event, when former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald bested Douglas Lima in a five-round war, capturing the Bellator welterweight belt in the process. While...

Jan 22, 2018 6:23 pm

Fedor Emeliankenko and Frank Mir Get Their Fight Date

The Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix is officially underway! This past Saturday at Bellator 192, Chael Sonnen took on and defeated the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision to advance to the semi-finals of the tournament. Sonnen will now move on to face the winner of the Fedor Emelianenko vs Frank...

Jan 22, 2018 8:05 am

Scott Coker confirms two Heavyweight Grand Prix alternates, says two more are coming

Last weekend, Bellator MMA’s anticipated Heavyweight Grand Prix officially got underway, as Chael Sonnen advanced to the second-round with a unanimous decision win over former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. While the tournament is now rolling, however, the official alternates – understudies should any fighters get injured – have been a mystery. Speaking...

Jan 19, 2018 6:09 pm

VIDEO | ALL of Friday’s Pre-Fight Staredowns and Conference Highlights

Two big title fights are on the horizon at UFC 222 in March and UFC 223 in April. The #UFC223 main event WILL HAPPEN in Brooklyn! @TonyFergusonXT vs @TeamKhabib April 7th!! pic.twitter.com/6IA7P0PqwS — UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2018 The #UFC222 main event squares off!! @BlessedMMA @FrankieEdgar pic.twitter.com/H7VpFzZHOh — UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2018 Prior to...

Jan 17, 2018 7:55 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald Shocked to Be the Bellator 192 Co-Main Event

“I’m disappointed, what can I say? Every time you fight for a world championship fighters take pride…it’s a special moment to be a main event for a world title fight. It’s an unfortunate part of it, but I’m not going to let it take my focus away from what my job is and getting that...

Jan 17, 2018 1:27 pm

Daniel Cormier gives his take on Volkan Oezdemir training with Luke Rockhold

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the stacked UFC 220, Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir will attempt to steal the light heavyweight title from champion Daniel Cormier. To prepare for this monumental challenge, Oezdemir has been preparing at the talent-rich Combat Club in Lantana, Florida – a space he shares with former middleweight champion and long-time...

Jan 16, 2018 12:12 pm

Wanderlei Silva hints at rematch with a fellow MMA legend

Back in June of 2017, PRIDE legend Wanderlei Silva came up short in his long-awaited Bellator debut, losing a decision to his nemesis Chael Sonnen. Since then, Silva fans have been wondering what – if anything – will come next for the aging legend. While nothing is certain just yet, it seems Silva himself is...

Jan 16, 2018 10:43 am

Bellator adds another big name to its broadcast team

Mere days after Bellator MMA announced it had added veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy to its broadcast team, the promotion has announced the signing of another big name in sports broadcasting: Jay Glazer. Per a Tuesday press release, Glazer will host the broadcast desk starting with Bellator 192, which airs on the new Paramount Network (formerly...

Jan 9, 2018 10:27 am

Bellator announces legendary addition to their broadcasting team

Earlier this month, news surfaced that Bellator MMA had parted ways with long-time color commentator Jimmy Smith. They’ve already filled the void Smith left behind, and with a pretty surprising name: Big John McCarthy, legendary mixed martial arts referee. The promotion announced this interesting addition to their broadcast team in a Tuesday afternoon press release. McCarthy...

Jan 1, 2018 7:20 pm

Top 5 Upcoming Fights for January 2018

2017 has come and gone and it has left us with some truly incredible moments and some rather mindblowing stories. Heading into the new year, who knows what we can expect…there’s never a dull moment in the MMA world. What we do know for sure is that the year will be kicking things off with...

Dec 28, 2017 10:54 am

Longtime Color Commentator Jimmy Smith No Longer With Bellator

It looks like the change in networks and a crazy grand prix tournament aren’t the only shake-ups over at Bellator. As per an official Paramount Sports and Bellator press release, Jimmy Smith has parted ways with the company. A former MMA fighter himself, Smith provided knowledgeable insight as well and entertaining dialogue seamlessly for many...

Dec 20, 2017 7:23 pm

VIDEO | First Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Promo

Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament is nearing closer. Kicking things off will be Chael Sonnen, who makes his Heavyweight division debut by taking on former UFC Light Heavyweight champion, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson on January 20. The second fight of the tournament’s opening round will be a rematch between favorites to win it all as Matt...

Dec 20, 2017 7:02 am

Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix betting odds released, Matt Mitrione favored to win

Bellator MMA’s upcoming heavyweight Grand Prix is one of the most talked about events in MMA right now. This tournament, which seeks to fill Bellator’s vacant heavyweight throne by crowing a new champion, kicks off this January 20 when former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson battles three-time UFC title challenger and infamous MMA...

Dec 9, 2017 12:53 pm

Colby Covington Has Become Too Much for These UFC Fighters to Handle

Colby Covington has been making a case for a shot at welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for awhile now, but it’s been more than just talk. He did end up with a win over the last title challenger in grappling guru Demian Maia. This only heated up his rampage promotional tour to make sure Woodley, and...

Nov 30, 2017 4:43 am

Chuck Liddell once again drops major hint surrounding potential comeback

For a time, it sounded as though former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell would almost certainly return to the cage. We learned that he’d met with Bellator boss Scott Coker, while current Bellator star Chael Sonnen assured that a bout with the UFC legend was a very real possibility. Then, however, this possibility was...

Nov 28, 2017 1:07 pm

VIDEO | Bellator Just Dropped The Promo for Their Heavyweight Grand Prix

For hardcore MMA fans and casuals alike, Bellator is bringing back the illustrious grand prix tournament to crown their new heavyweight champion. Ever since it was announced, speculation ran rampant as fans and media alike started making their own match-ups. Not only do we have all of the bouts set, but now we know the...

Nov 24, 2017 7:30 am

UFC Legend Chuck Liddell Would ‘Fight Tomorrow’ if Offer is Right

It’s long been rumored that Chuck Liddell was thinking about coming back to the sport. He’s beat around the bush and never given a straight answer over the years, but nevertheless the talk keeps coming. More recently, Chael Sonnen and the legend has developed a sort of feud, but Liddell promises there is nothing to...

Nov 22, 2017 11:31 am

Matt Mitrione Isn’t That Thrilled at the Idea of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix

Bellator has tapped into our primal sources of nostalgia over huge MMA tournaments and are going to put on a heavyweight grand prix. Featuring legends and UFC veterans including heavyweights and light heavyweights, the tournament is going down early next year and right now, Matt Mitrione is the favorite to win it all. He’ll go...

Nov 21, 2017 4:38 am

Tyron Woodley trashes Colby Covington: He’s embarrassing himself

Over the last few weeks, surging UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington has been ceaselessly campaigning for a title fight with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, lambasting him at every possible opportunity. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Woodley fired back in a big way. “When I’m looking down the scope and I’m looking through...

Nov 20, 2017 7:00 pm

Shane Carwin Asks Bellator to be Alternate for Heavyweight Grand Prix

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin has announced his bid to become an alternate in the upcoming Bellator heavyweight grand prix. He shared the news via his Facebook page:“I sent Bellator MMA a request to get on as an Alternate for this amazing tournament. I really can’t wait to watch it either way but I am...

Nov 20, 2017 7:32 am

Rory MacDonald wants in on the Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix

Earlier this month, Bellator MMA announced a plan to fill its vacant heavyweight throne: a star-studded heavyweight grand prix. The competitors in this anticipated tournament are as follows: Frank Mir, Fedor Emelianenko, Roy Nelson, Matt Mitrione, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, Ryan Bader, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Chael Sonnen. While this list includes many of Bellator’s...