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Mar 8, 2012 10:00 am

MMA NEWS | Bellator Champ Hector Lombard To The UFC?

UFC president Dana White recently took to the UFC on FX 2 post-fight media scrum to discuss many topics, one of which being Australian Native and Bellator middleweight champion, Hector Lombard. “I guess he’s pretty popular down here. I’ve been hearing all about him since I’ve been here. I hear he’s under contract though with...

Jan 11, 2012 1:00 pm

MMA NEWS – Eddie Alvarez Not Entering Season 6 Bellator Tournament; Aoki Rematch Possible

“Ed won’t be part of the next tournament during the March kickoff,” Rebney said. “The decision was reached between us that the next right step wouldn’t be to jump back in the season-tournament right now.” “We’re still talking very regularly about the Aoki fight,” he said. “We’ve been talking to DREAM about making it happen,...


Dec 17, 2011 9:25 am

Bellator Adds Elite Japanese Bantamweights Masakatsu Ueda and Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura

In a continuing effort to scout and sign the world’s best talent, Bellator Fighting Championships has added two dynamic bantamweights in Masakatsu Ueda and Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura. Both will compete in the promotion’s upcoming Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament, joining Alexis Vila, Marcos Galvao, Ed West, Rodrigo Lima, Luis Nogueira and a yet to be named...

Dec 16, 2011 8:33 am

Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tournament Beginning To Take Shape

After a Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament that saw Brazilian phenom Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas secure a title shot against reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion Zach Makovsky, eight of the world’s top 135 pounders are back for Bellator’s sixth season, eager to claim a title shot of their own. Bellator will begin its sixth season Friday, March 2...

Dec 8, 2011 6:20 am

MMA NEWS – War Machine Inks Deal With Bellator

The Viacom owned Bellator Fighting Championship has signed UFC veteran and recent parolee, War Machine to a multi-fight deal. The 29-year-old California resident is fresh off a victory over Roger Huerta on the regional circuit and apparently the win was enough to get his signed to the upstart promotion. After being released by the UFC,...

Dec 5, 2011 9:29 am

MMA NEWS- Bellator Makes Move To Friday Night Programming

After mixed results with relatively low ratings, Viacom owned, Bellator Fighting Championship is set to abandon their Saturday night fighting events and move to Friday nights in an attempt to no longer be clouded by UFC programming. 2011 was a huge year for the UFC. With more events than ever and a new major network...

Nov 22, 2011 4:18 pm

Bellator 58 Ratings Are In And They Are Up

Last weekend’s Bellator 58 card turned in the most solid numbers of the season with 269,000 viewers. The ratings prove that the recently dethroned lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez is by far their biggest ratings draw. Bellator 58 took place from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida and featured a main event...

Nov 15, 2011 12:33 pm

MMA NEWS – Russian Phenom Vyacheslav Vasilevsky Join's Bellator Middleweight Division

In a continuing effort to scout and sign the world’s best talent, Bellator Fighting Championships has signed highly-touted Russian striker Vyacheslav Vasilevsky. Vasilevsky joins Bellator after an incredibly successful career in Russia where “Slava” compiled a dominating 15-1 record. Currently riding a 14-fight win streak, the 23-year-old prodigy will be fighting at middleweight in the...

Nov 3, 2011 8:57 am

Brian Foster Joins Bellator Welterweight Ranks

Brian Foster has a message for the Bellator welterweight division and its champion Ben Askren: “I’m coming.” The former UFC fighter who won his last two fights in the UFC and who sports a 18-5 record as a welterweight has recently signed with Bellator Fighting Championships in a deal that adds another legitimate contender to...

Oct 27, 2011 3:05 pm

Talent Filled Bellator 56 Card Invades KC's Memorial Hall Saturday Night

As Bellator Fighting Championships prepares to invade Memorial Hall in Kansas City on October 29th, the fight card has been finalized with a number of preliminary fights featuring some explosive local talent sure to make the Kansas City faithful proud. Saturday will also feature the Kansas City return of Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren, who...

Oct 26, 2011 8:09 am

Viacom Buys Majority Stake In Bellator

Viacom, the parent company behind MTV networks, has purchased a majority stake in the Bellator Promotion with plans to start airing shows on Spike TV in 2013. USA Today was the first to report the news of the story, as Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney explained that talks were ongoing for the past year, and that...

Oct 26, 2011 7:00 am

Former Bellator Champion Lyman Good Returns to face Michael Costa in Welterweight Tournament Qualifier at Bellator 59

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that former Bellator Welterweight Champion Lyman “Cyborg” Good will make his long-awaited return to the Bellator cage as the New York native squares off against promising Brazilian Michael Costa in a Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament Qualifier fight on Saturday, November 26 from Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey and...

Oct 26, 2011 5:00 am

Bellator 55 Ratings Slide to 168,000 viewers.

Last weekend’s Bellator 55 event on MTV2 caught an average audience of 168,000 at home viewers. This number marks a 17,000 household dip from the prior weekends Bellator 54 which drew 185,000. Bellator 55 took place on Saturday, Oct. 23 from the Cocopah Resort and Casino in Yuma, Ariz. The main event saw 125er turned...

Oct 19, 2011 6:38 am

Efrain Escudero vs. Cesar Avila Set For Saturday’s Bellator 55 Event

A last minute bout has been added to this weekend’s Bellator 55 event and it comes in the form of a lightweight contest between TUF 8 winner Efrain Escudero and Cesar Avila. Bellator officials announced the bout this morning. Bellator 55 is set to take place from the Cocopah Resort and Casino in Yuma, Ariz...

Oct 19, 2011 6:10 am

Straus reflects on win over UFC veteran, looks ahead to Bellator return

Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight contender Daniel Straus (17-4) picked up an impressive win over UFC veteran Jason Dent (21-12) this past weekend to build some momentum for his Bellator return and bounce back from his first loss in over two years. In the October 15 main event of NAAFS: Caged Fury 15 in Cleveland, Ohio,...

Oct 17, 2011 8:24 am

Maiquel Falcao Joins Bellator Middleweight Ranks

Former UFC slugger, Maiquel Falcao has signed with Bellator Fighting Championship. Company CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the news this past weekend during the Spike.com preliminary broadcast. Falcao is best known for his sole performance in the UFC in November of 2010 when he fought and beat Gerald Harris in a very exciting three-round fight. After...

Oct 13, 2011 12:50 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler Set For Bellator 58

Originally scheduled to defend his title against Michael Chandler at Bellator 54, Eddie Alvarez was forced to withdraw from the meeting with an undisclosed injury. Now, the two have a new date confirmed by Bellator officials. With just a five-week postponement, Eddie Alvarez will attempt to defend his title against Michael Chandler on Novembers Bellator...

Oct 11, 2011 10:55 am

Bellator 53 Ratings Hit All Time Low With Just 103,000 Viewers

Last weekend’s Bellator 53 event was another ratings failure for the Mixed Martial Arts promotion on MTV2. Scoring an average audience of just 103,000 the event marks the lowest viewed show in the Bellator series. The week prior, Bellator 52 bounced back with the promotions second most viewed event, however, last weekend’s ratings indicate that...

Oct 11, 2011 8:00 am

Hayes out, Santos in for Semi-Finals of Bellator Heavyweight Tournament

Thiago Santos, on the heels of an impressive performance and first-round submission win last Saturday night, will step in for the injured Mike “300” Hayes and enter the semifinals of Bellator’s Season 5 Heavyweight Tournament. The red-hot Brazilian, who has won his last three fights, will take on Blagoi Ivanov at Bellator 56 on Saturday,...

Oct 9, 2011 8:46 am

Results From Last Nights Bellator 53

There were eight at the start but after Bellator 53 in Miami, OK, just two men remain in the Bellator Season 5 Welterweight Tournament. Ben “Killa B” Saunders and Douglas Lima will advance to the welterweight finals after finishing each of their opponents in front of a sold out crowd inside the Buffalo Run Casino...

Oct 7, 2011 1:14 pm

Bellator 53 Weigh-in results

MAIN CARD: (MTV2) Luis Santos (170.5) vs. Ben Saunders (170.5) Chris Lozano (169.75) vs. Douglas Lima (170.5) Kenny Foster (146) vs. Ronnie Mann (145.75) Josh Burns (262.5) vs. Thiago Santos (263.5) PRELIMINARY CARD: (Spike.com) Darryl Cobb (185) vs. Giva Santana (185.5) A.J. Matthews (175) vs. Rudy Bears (174) Raphael Davis (206) vs. Myron Dennis (204.5)...