2704 Search Results for bellator

May 12, 2014 1:07 pm

Dana White: ‘I don’t see Bellator as competition’

“It’s one of those things. Those guys, I don’t care about those guys. I don’t see them as competition whatsoever. I see that Bjork (Bjorn Rebney) has been saying a lot of stupid s–t lately, he’s in the press. He’s screaming for attention. Screaming for attention. Talking about New York and the union and he’s...

May 11, 2014 11:00 am

Eddie Alvarez Suffers Concussion, Out of Bellator PPV Main-Event

Are Bellator pay-per-views cursed? It is going to be a bit longer until we get to see the rubber match between Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Alvarez has been forced to pull out of the championship bout after suffering a concussion two weeks ago. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is clearly upset about...

May 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Bellator Boss: ‘Culinary Union Should Not Back Off The Fertittas’

“Every state has approved mixed martial arts. They run shows just about anywhere. You’ve got shows that generate revenue everywhere — from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to the actual fights. It’s regulated appropriately by every state commission in the country. The New York State Athletic commission is one of the top athletic commissions in the...

May 7, 2014 3:54 pm

Following Neck Fracture Bellator Takes Extra Measures To Ensure Safety Of Tito Ortiz

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has gone “above and beyond” to ensure the safety of Tito Ortiz leading up to his Bellator 120 bout with Alexander Schlemenko. Bjorn Rebney spoke back in January on Ortiz’ injury saying: It’s an unsettling conversation to have a specialist in the field of neck injuries to tell...

Apr 22, 2014 3:47 pm

Bellator Boss: Tito Will Have A 35 Pound Weight Advantage Over Shlemenko

“It’s 20 pounds on paper, but legitimately, Shlemenko walks around at 190.” Rebney told Sherdog.com. “He’s a guy who cuts four pounds, who stops eating big meals a day and a half before the fight to cut four pounds of water weight to make 185. He’s a typical Eastern European fighter who’s not interested in...

Apr 18, 2014 8:51 pm

.gif | Bellator 117: Watch Douglas Lima Punish Rick Hawn with Leg Kicks

Douglas Lima dominated this title fight and became the first new Bellator Welterweight Champion since 2010. Lima utilized his leg kicks to pick apart Rick Hawn at Friday’s ‘Bellator 117’ event. It was a performance worthy of a champion and we here at BJPENN.COM hope that Hawn did not suffer any serious injuries. It was...

Apr 18, 2014 8:21 pm

‘Bellator 117: Douglas Lima vs. Rick Hawn’ Results

Bellator 117 took place in Council Bluffs, IA at the Mid-America Center this past Friday night! The main-event crowned a new welterweight champion for the first time since Ben Askren won it at Bellator 33 in 2010. If you missed the fights, check out the results below! Douglas Lima def. Rick Hawn by way of...

Apr 18, 2014 8:21 pm

‘Bellator 117’ Results: Douglas Lima Wins Bellator Welterweight Championship

Douglas ‘The Phenom’ Lima is the new Bellator Welterweight Champion. Rick Hawn came to fight with a specific strategy in mind and that was his eventual downfall. Despite repeatedly getting kicked in the leg, he refused to adapt his gameplan to that of Lima’s and continued to press forward, attacking without checking the leg kicks....

Apr 18, 2014 6:37 pm

.gif | Bellator 117: Neves Elbows and Dances His Way to Victory against Arocho

Julio Cesar Neves has what it takes to get it done in the cage AND the dance floor. From half-guard, Neves was able to drive his elbow onto the head of unsuspecting Arocho. Neves never stopped throwing and landed about fifteen elbows before the fight was waved off. Check out the .GIF supplied by FanSided’s...

Apr 18, 2014 6:30 pm

.gif | Bellator 117: Parsons Sends Bazer Crashing to the Mat with Right Hook

Jordan Parsons kicked off the fights at Bellator 117 with a knockout that’s going to be hard to top. Just four seconds into round two, Parsons clobbered Bazer with a left then followed up with a right cross and that was all she wrote for Bazer. Check out the .GIF supplied by FanSided’s own ZombieProphet!...

Apr 18, 2014 4:38 pm

Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko Is Official For Bellator’s First PPV

  Today Bellator officials announced that the fight between veteran fighter Tito Ortiz and current Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will take place on the promotions first ever Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 120. Ortiz, who hasn’t won a fight since 2011, will make his Bellator debut on May 17 in Southaven, Miss. The fight is scheduled...

Apr 14, 2014 2:02 pm

Is Bellator Really Just A Poor Man’s UFC?

By Evan Stoumbelis In recent months, there has been more and more talk of Bellator competing with the UFC in terms of ratings as well as star power, and with Bellator getting ready to launch its inaugural Pay-Per View on May 17th, it’s only fair that we ask the question: Is Bellator a knockoff of...

Apr 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Bellator Boss Shuts Down Dana – Ronda Not MMA’s Top Star

Before her crushing defeat over Sarah McMann, UFC President Dana White called, Ronda Rousey MMA’s biggest star. While her pay-per-view numbers, still leave room for improvement, her ability to land leading roles in major motion pictures is a feat not easily matched. Still though, Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s CEO, isn’t buying it: “I would never want...

Apr 12, 2014 9:51 am

Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko set for Bellator 120 PPV

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz (16-11 MMA) will once again attempt to make his debut for Bellator Fighting Championships, as it was announced yesterday that he is scheduled to face the promotions current middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko at the Bellator 120 pay-per-view this May. The announcement was made by “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” himself during...

Apr 8, 2014 7:35 am

Salary Report: Kongo Towers Over Bellator 115 Payroll

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 115 took place on April 4th, where fight fans saw Vitaly Minakov defeat former UFC heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo to retain the Bellator heavyweight strap. Early this morning we received the payroll from the NSAC, fighter salaries are as follows: Main card (Spike TV) Vitaly Minakov ($17,500 + $17,500 = $35,000)...

Apr 4, 2014 8:41 pm

.gif | Sinjen Smith Applies an Armbar on Jason Powell at Bellator 115

Sinjen Smith made quick work of Jason Powell on the preliminary portion of ‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’. While working off his back, Smith was able to catch an arm and apply a textbook armbar to end the fight early. Check out the GIF below, courtesy of ZombieProphet! Result: Sinjen Smith def. Jason Powell via...

Apr 4, 2014 8:40 pm

Bellator 115 Results: Minakov Defeats Kongo and Retains Heavyweight Title

The heavyweight championship was hanging in the balance tonight as Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo battled on tonight’s main event. The fight kicked off in controversial fashion as Minakov landed two low-blows on Kongo which ultimately led to a point deduction for the heavyweight champion. Kongo could not take control of the round despite getting...

Apr 4, 2014 3:50 pm

‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ Live Results

Tonight, BJPENN.COM will be providing live results of Spike TV’s ‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ event. The card kicks off at 4:00pm PT, although, in typical Bellator fashion,  the card it tape-delayed on the west coast. RESULTS: Vitaly Minakov def. Cheick Kongo by way of Unanimous Decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) Herman Terrado & Justin Baesman...

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 am

*April Fools* UFC Buys Spike TV, Cancels Bellator Broadcasts Indefinitely

This story is an April Fools Joke. For several months now it seemed as though Bellator had been picking up steam and finally hitting a stride of loyal viewers. A partnership with Spike TV meant ratings were rising, and as a result fighters were being signed. There were even talks that Bellator would eventually surpass...

Mar 22, 2014 10:52 am

Bellator Champ Pat Curran: ‘I’m going to beat the sh*t out of Pitbull’

“I know I’m going to beat the shit out of Pitbull, so I know for a fact I’m going to see Straus for a fourth time,” Curran boldly stated. “I’m not worried about ‘Pitbull.’ I know he’s a dangerous fighter, but I beat him before and I’m going to beat him even worse this time...

Mar 20, 2014 10:05 am

Bellator Champ Newton: ‘Bellator Will Surpass The UFC’

“I just see Bellator definitely surpassing UFC. It’s already happening. [The UFC] is not very personable with the fighters. They don’t really have the fans understanding what the fighters went through, understanding their camps. I think Bellator does that very well. They really follow the fighters, so it makes the fans fall in love more...

Mar 19, 2014 7:02 pm

Bellator 115: Kongo vs. Minakov Card Finalized With 10 Bouts

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 night will also feature the Bellator Middleweight and Welterweight Semifinals,...

Mar 17, 2014 6:06 am

ACL Injury Forces Terry Etim Out Of Bellator Lightweight Tournament,

The Bellator Light Heavyweight World Title will be settled on Friday, March 21st from the Kansas Star Arena, live on Spike TV as Attila Vegh will fight “The Hardcore Kid” Emmanuel Newton in a highly anticipated clash at 205 pounds. The night will also feature the start of the Bellator Lightweight Tournament. Liverpool native Terry...