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Mar 3, 2014 9:52 am

Bellator’s Rampage vs. King Mo Scuffle Staged?

After Rampage Jackson celebrated his second victory in the Bellator cage at Bellator 110, he and “King Mo” got into a scuffle that was certainly heated, if not over the top. However, when Sherdog.com reporter Jack Encarnacao  asked Mohegan Regulatory Head Mike Mazzulli if any potential commission punishments or sanctions placed on the fighters as a...

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...

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 14, 2013 8:28 am

Bellator Releases Welterweight Champion, Promotion Gives Up All Rights To Match

It looks like there will be no ugly contract negotiations between Bellator and welterweight fighter Ben Askren.  Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, tweeted to announce the release of Askren. I’ve made the decision to release Ben Askren. After speaking with Ben, it was clear it was a good time for both parties to move on. I've...


Nov 8, 2013 7:20 am

Report: Comp’d Ticket Percentage High For Bellator 106 Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place last Saturday in California where fans saw Eddie Alvarez defeat Michael Chandler to win back his lightweight title in their rematch. The card became the biggest show Bellator has put on to date, and the most watched card in Bellator history with an average of 1.1 million viewers...

Nov 7, 2013 5:45 am

Watch Today’s Bellator 107 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (3:00PM PT)

Fighters from tomorrow night’s Bellator 107 event hit the scales today in the official weigh-ins ceremony from Thackerville, Oklahoma, to make their bouts official. In the main event UFC veteran and fan favorite heavyweight Cheick Kongo faces off with fellow tournament finalist Peter Graham to determine who will challenge Bellator heavyweight champion, Alexander Volkov for...

Oct 28, 2013 4:07 pm

White Takes Jab At Bellator’s Failed Attempt At A Pay-per-view Card

Dana White is never one to play nice with a rival promotion, so his recent words regarding Bellator 106’s switch from a pay-per-view event to a free show might come as a surprise for some. “It’s unfortunate,” White told the media at the post-event press conference for UFC Fight Night 30. “It breaks my heart....

Oct 28, 2013 12:41 pm

Bellator Drops Three More Bouts From This Weekend’s Bellator 106 Event

  A once promising fight card, that was to serve as Bellator’s debut into the pay-per-view market, has fell apart at the seams and is no longer the “stacked” event once billed. With news that Tito Ortiz is injured, the promotion opted to remove Rampage Jackson from the main event entirely and postpone his promotional...

Oct 3, 2013 10:22 am

Bjorn Rebney Blasts Dana White For Value Assesment of Bellator

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came up with a statement on the Bellator brand that gave them a $0.00 value. The UFC boss is known for taking jabs at his competition from time-to-time, but apparently Bjorn Rebney, the Bellator CEO, didn’t want to take that jab lying down. “It hasn’t been my...

Sep 8, 2013 6:16 pm

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Godbeer set for Bellator 101

Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (18-8-2 MMA) will make his Bellator MMA debut later this month, as it was announced Saturday that Kongo will face fellow promotional newcomer Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101 in Portland. Kongo was last seen in action at UFC 159 in New Jersey, where the Frenchman suffered a first-round KO loss to Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Prior...

Jul 26, 2013 9:42 am

Bellator Cut Paul Daley & Maiquel Falcao Following Legal Issues

Bellator lightened its headache load this week. MMA Fighting got confirmation from Bellator that it unconditionally released often troubled Paul Daley and Maiquel Falcao, both of which have dealt with recent legal trouble, though in separate outings. Falcao was involved in a brawl which put his teammate Kaue Mena in a coma. The fight, which...

Jun 20, 2013 9:03 am

Renato ‘Babalu’ Sobral Retires After Last Nights Bellator Loss

After 16 years, Renato Sobral has hung it up for good. “Babalu” called it a career Wednesday night as he left his gloves in the center of the cage following a third round technical knockout loss to Jacob Noe in the Bellator 96 Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament semifinals that took place in Thackerville, Okl....

Jun 14, 2013 3:00 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | War Machine on Recent Bellator Signings: “The Diaz Brothers Should Come,” “We Need Some Winners to Come Over”

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond invited Bellator welterweight and interview favorite, ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppenhaver, onto this week’s episode of BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio show. War Machine discussed his upcoming fight with Blas Avena at Bellator 96 on June 19th, his training heading into that fight, and how fighters he feels that fighters do...

Jun 12, 2013 11:33 am

Douglas Lima Injured Again, Out of Bellator 97 Tourney Finals Fight with Ben Saunders

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The injury bug just won’t stop biting Bellator welterweight Douglas Lima (24-5 MMA, 6-1 BFC). The tournament finalist has apparently suffered a rib injury has force him out of a rematch and Season 8 tournament final with Ben Saunders (16-5-2 MMA, 7-2 BFC). Sherdog.com first reported the initial rumor and Lima later...

Jun 4, 2013 4:16 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (PART 2) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Discusses Michael Chandler vs. David Rickels & Bellator 97

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming...

Jun 4, 2013 8:16 am

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Signs Contract with Bellator MMA

  Quinton Jackson (32-11) has been relatively quiet lately as the often outspoken former light-heavyweight champion opted not to renew his UFC contract after his last bout, a losing effort against Glover Teixeira, his third in a row. Now, the 34-year old Tennessee native has signed a contract with Bellator MMA, per sources close to...

May 7, 2013 9:29 am

Eddie Alvarez Reveals Details on Bellator Blocking UFC Deal

  In an interview with the Bleacher Report, former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez (24-3) revealed details on the deal between the UFC, Bellator, and Bellator parent company, Viacom that was blocked, prohibiting Alvarez from joining the UFC roster. Alvarez had quite  a lot to say and covered several topics including the differences between what...