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Jun 26, 2013 1:41 pm

Alvarez vs. Bellator could stretch into 2014

With no end in the foreseeable future, its appears Eddie Alvarez will continue to be on the shelf. Steve Marrocco at MMA Junkie is reporting that Alvarez won’t be fighting any time soon if his case with Bellator heads to trial. On Monday, documents filed in U.S. district court state that the two aren’t required...

Jun 25, 2013 8:59 am

Dana White is not threatened by Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA may be the second biggest mixed martial arts’ promotion, but Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White isn’t threatened. “They’re never going to be as good as us,” White told MMAjunkie.com. “This is what we do 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Christmas. Easter. Let Christmas time come. Viacom shuts down from...

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 18, 2013 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | War Machine Talks About His Upcoming July 19th Bellator 96 Fight Opposite Blas Avena | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond recently invited Bellator welterweight and interview favorite, ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppenhaver, onto  an 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 he...

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 11, 2013 12:27 pm

Bellator moves to Friday night

Instead of going head-to-head with the National Football League, Bellator MMA will move from Thursday nights to Friday nights this fall on Spike. Bellator’s ninth season is slated to air on Sept. 13 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern Time. Spike president Kevin Kay told SI.com that because of the NFL’s return this fall with premium games...

Jun 11, 2013 5:44 am

Diego Nunes Latest to Ink with Bellator

By JAKE CHASTAIN | After his 3-3 run in the UFC  talented featherweight Diego Nunes was released from his contract, leaving him momentarily unemployed. However, we gained word over the weekend that Nunes has signed a deal with the currently popular Bellator promotion. Brazilian MMA news outlet Ataque Total first reported the news this past Saturday and...

Jun 6, 2013 8:43 am

Bellator Lets Officially Registered Domain Expire

With all the recent news coming from Bellator FC, such as signing former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson, you would think that the company wouldn’t let something like this happen at a time where traffic could be at it’s peak. But, here we are with a blank ‘GoDaddy.com’ page that informs us that the...

Jun 6, 2013 6:05 am

Rampage: Bellator Gets It, UFC Didn’t

“I’m very excited to be a part of this family. You have no idea. This is something I’ve been dreaming about and waiting for years. I’ve been fighting for 12 years. I have a promoter that ‘gets it.’ He’s like one of the fighters. We put our life on the line and we entertain the...

Jun 5, 2013 1:42 pm

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Says Kongo Not Signed Yet; Hints at UK TV Deal

Today Bellator and TNA Impact Wrestling held a press conference that featured Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, TNA CEO Dixie Carter, and the biggest addition to the Bellator roster to date, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. While BJPENN.com knows you all want to hear what “Rampage” had to say, we want to provide our faithful readers with the...

Jun 5, 2013 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 3) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Talks Bellator 96, King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli, War Machine vs. Blas Avena | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

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 title...

Jun 4, 2013 5:12 pm

Cheick Kongo Follows Rampage to Bellator FC

By JAKE CHASTAIN | It’s been a huge day for Bellator FC. Early this morning we found out that Quinton Jackson had inked a deal with the organization and shortly after rumors started circulating that former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo was working on a deal with the SPIKE TV based organization. Now, according to  MMA...

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 11:17 am

PHOTO | First Image of Rampage Jackson Wearing Bellator Gear

As announced today former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson, has inked a historic deal with the Bellator promotion. In an official release, they sent out the first picture of the former UFC star adorned in Bellator attire.

Jun 4, 2013 10:50 am

TNA Wrestling & Reality Series Also Included In Rampage Jackson’s Bellator Deal

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, the mixed martial arts icon and action-movie star has agreed to a monumental, multi-year partnership with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV as it was jointly announced today by Bjorn Rebney, Bellator CEO, Kevin Kay, Spike TV President, and Dixie Carter, TNA Wrestling President. The landmark partnership includes Jackson competing in...

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...

Jun 3, 2013 4:12 pm

EXCLUSIVE | (PART 1) Manny “The Mean Bean” Rodriguez Talks About Alliance MMA, His Coaching Role, and His Job as a Bellator Commentator | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

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/ 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, and his...

May 31, 2013 12:15 pm

Bellator Nabs Top Prospect Bubba Jenkins

At 3-0, former NCAA wrestling champion Bubba Jenkins is ready to begin the next chapter in his career as the #1 world ranked prospect has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator. Jenkins is scheduled to make his Bellator debut this summer and will be given a number of fights before entering The Toughest Tournament...

May 30, 2013 12:35 pm

Paul Daley Is Latest to Bash Bellator Over Contract Issues

By JAKE CHASTAIN |Yesterday we caught word that former UFC and Strikeforce welterweight Paul “Semtex” Daley was having troubles with his new MMA home of Bellator. This is just adding to the fire that is already burning under Bellator’s belly when taking into account the entire Eddie Alvarez situation that is still yet to be...

May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Matt Riddle Joins Bellator Welterweight Roster

With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins...

May 16, 2013 10:43 am

Marcus Davis plans to finish his career as the Bellator lightweight champion

Although Marcus Davis (21-9-1) will fight this Saturday for New England Fights VII, he plans to finish his career in Bellator hoping to become the lightweight champion. The Ultimate Fighter Championship veteran will face Darrius Heyliger (5-1) at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, Maine. Davis told MMAWeekly.com that if he gets past Heyliger, he...

May 15, 2013 1:02 pm

Bellator Confirms Opening Round of Heavyweight Tourney Kicks Off on June 19th Card in Oklahoma

By Jake Chastain |Bellator officials confirmed today that its six-fight, three-hour summer series kickoff will now feature the opening round of the upcoming heavyweight tournament on June 19th. The four-man heavyweight bracket will feature Vinicius Queiroz, Richard Hale, Ron Sparks and the undefeated Vitaly Minakov. The opening round, which in turn is the semi-final of the...

May 13, 2013 10:33 pm

Ben Askren: Fighter Drug Testing is Scarce in Bellator

Askren’s tweets might be an indication as to why Bellator’s fighters doesn’t test positive for drugs while UFC fighters do.  Welterweight Bellator kingpin, Ben Askren  has eight consecutive undefeated bouts and doesn’t recall which athletic commission requested a urinalysis from him.  Check out his statements via twitter: