2791 Search Results for bellator

Sep 13, 2011 7:05 pm

UFC Vets Kurt Pellegrino And Phillipe Nover Join Bellator

Former UFC fighters Kurt Pellegrino and Phillipe Nover have joined the Bellator roster, as both are set to debut for the promotion this November. Kurt Pellegrino went 7-5 in the UFC, with notable wins over Josh Neer and Thiago Tavares. Pellegrino had recently announced his retirement from MMA, but made the decision to take another...

Sep 8, 2011 8:30 am

Bellator’s Season 5 Preview Show Airing on MTV2 and Spike.com all this week

Before Bellator Fighting Championships kicks off its talent-laden fifth season this Saturday at 9 p.m. EST, MTV2 and Spike.com are airing a Season 5 preview special that gives an in-depth look at the promotion’s upcoming welterweight, middleweight, bantamweight and heavyweight tournaments and uncovers the stories behind these world-class athletes competing for their shot at the...

Sep 6, 2011 11:28 am

BELLATOR UNDERCARD FIGHTS TO BE STREAMED LIVE ON SPIKE.COM BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 10

Spike.com, a leading destination for men on the web, will stream LIVE undercard fights throughout the 12-week season of Bellator Fighting Championship that begins Saturday, September 10. It was jointly announced today by Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney and Erik Flannigan, Executive Vice President, Digital Entertainment, MTV Networks Entertainment Group. This marks the first...

Sep 5, 2011 9:54 am

High Prospect, Bruno Santos, Reaches Verbal Agreements with Bellator

Bruno Santos (12-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC), an undefeated Brazilian prospect, has verbally agreed to a contract with Bellator Fighting Championships. MMAJunkie.com was the first to report that Santos and Bellator brass have agreed to terms and a contract is expected to be finalized shortly. A date and opponent for Santos’ debut has yet to be...


Sep 1, 2011 2:56 pm

World Kickboxing Champion Cosmo Alexander Joins Bellator's Lightweight Roster

After an incredibly successful kickboxing career, lightweight sensation Cosmo “Good Boy” Alexander has signed a long-term promotional agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships and will make his promotional debut at Bellator 52 in Lake Charles, Louisiana on October 1st. Currently training alongside former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad Evans and K-1 veteran Tyrone Spong in Florida,...

Mar 22, 2017 11:16 am

Wanderlei Silva releases statement on Chael Sonnen fight

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva was set to fight UFC veteran Chael Sonnen nearly three years ago at the TUF Brazil 3 Finale in 2014. Unfortunately, due to a brawl that occurred mid-season, which resulted in Silva injuring his hand, the fight was postponed. Silva then refused to take a random drug test, and was pulled...

Mar 22, 2017 10:54 am

Royce Gracie wants Matt Hughes rematch

UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie made his highly anticipated return to MMA over a year ago, where he picked up a 1st round TKO win over Frank Shamrock. The fight was Gracie’s first in nearly a decade, and left fans wondering if they would ever see the 50 year old UFC icon set foot...

Mar 21, 2017 6:58 pm

Christy Mack fires back at War Machine supporters on social media

Christy Mack fires back at haters on social media. After eight days of testimony and almost two full days of deliberations, former UFC and Bellator fighter Jon Koppenhaver (better known as “War Machine”) was found guilty on twenty-nine charges for his brutal assault on victims Christine Mackinday (Christy Mack) and Corey Thomas. The charges included...

Mar 21, 2017 7:31 am

Ex-fighter War Machine found guilty on 29 of 34 charges

Over the last few weeks, the trial of Bellator and UFC veteran War Machine (born Jonathan Koppenhaver) has dominated headlines. This trial stemmed from a grisly 2014 incident, during which the former fighter brutalized ex-girlfriend Christy Mac and her then boyfriend Corey Thomas. After several weeks of court proceedings, during which many horrifying details about...

Mar 20, 2017 2:39 pm

BREAKING! Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva set for June

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva is finally going to happen! The grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva is finally going to happen on June 24 in New York City. APNEWS.com first reported the bout According to the report, Bellator MMA will be holding a pay-per-view event in New York City on June 24...

Mar 18, 2017 1:23 am

Michael Page’s father facing 22 sex-related charges

News surfaced Friday morning that Curtis Page, the father of Bellator MMA star Michael Page, is currently facing 22 sex-related charges, and has begun to appear in court. Page has been charged with 6 rapes, 14 incident assaults, and 2 counts of sex with a child under the age of 13, and is accused of...

Mar 16, 2017 9:37 am

Alan Jouban is leaving no stone unturned in preparation for Gunnar Nelson

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, rising welterweight Alan Jouban will take on dangerous Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson. Nelson is known primarily for his grappling. That said, the Conor McGregor training partner also has a unique, karate-based style of striking that has given many foes trouble in...

Mar 15, 2017 11:25 am

A list of the 34 charges War Machine is facing for alleged incident involving Christy Mack

The trial involving former UFC and Bellator fighter War Machine, who legally changed his name from Jonathan Koppenhaver, continues in a Clark County Courtroom. War Machine in on trial for an alleged incident involving his ex-girlfriend, Christine Mackinday, better known by her adult film actress name, Christy Mack, and her then-boyfriend Corey Thomas. War Machine...

Mar 15, 2017 10:09 am

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to battle Vitaly Minakov in Russia

Despite being a tough 1-6-1 in his last 8 fights, former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva shows no signs of slowing down. Some five months removed from his corruption filled loss to Ivan Shtyrkov in Russia’s Titov Boxing Promotion, the Brazilian heavyweight will once again fight in the country, this time against former...

Mar 15, 2017 6:28 am

Hector Lombard calls for fight with Vitor Belfort

When Vitor Belfort stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC Fortaleza last weekend, he was hoping for a revivifying win over a highly-regarded contender in Kelvin Gastelum. What he received instead was his third TKO loss in a row, as he was thumped to an extremely decisive end by first-round Gastelum punches....

Mar 13, 2017 9:51 am

Misha Cirkunov to return to the Octagon against Volkan Oezdemir

Not all that long ago, it looked like Misha Cirkunov’s days in the UFC were over. Considering he’s arguably the hottest prospect in the light heavyweight division today, this possibility was undeniably unfortunate. Thankfully, Cirkunov and the UFC were able to squash their differences and iron out the details of a new contract. We now...

Mar 9, 2017 8:17 am

One Championship CEO Victor Cui on building Asian heroes and promoting the values of the martial arts

Singapore’s One Championship is far and away the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia. They broadcast in millions of homes in dozens of countries, and have taken their live product to relatively untapped markets like Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China and even further afield. One Championship’s approach to MMA promotion...

Mar 9, 2017 7:27 am

Vitor Belfort’s proposition to new UFC owners

With the new WME-IMG UFC owners, fight fans have noticed some changes coming to the promotion since the purchase of the UFC back in 2016. For Vitor Belfort, who has been competing professionally in MMA for 21 years, with 20 of those years spent in the UFC, he has a rather interesting proposition for the...

Mar 9, 2017 6:46 am

VIDEO | Christy Mack testifies at War Machine trial, disturbing 911 call is shared

There is no uglier story in mixed martial arts today than the ongoing story of reviled MMA veteran “War Machine” (born Jonathan Koppenhaver), who brutalized his ex girlfriend Christy Mack (born Christine Mackinday) to the point of hospitalization back in August of 2014. During this attack, War Machine also assaulted Mack’s then boyfriend, Corey Thomas. The...

Mar 8, 2017 1:49 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 23 // Mark Godbeer | Julia Budd | Victor Cui | Michael Chiesa

BJPENN.COM Radio returns tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with another full lineup of great guests! 8:10PM ET- Kicking things off tonight, Mark Godbeer – @MarkGodbeerUK joins us to recap his victory against Daniel Spitz at UFC 209 over the weekend. Mark gives us a critique of his performance, his thoughts on a second potential booking against...

Mar 6, 2017 9:06 am

Chael Sonnen discusses what’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov

Last weekend, the UFC returned to the combat sport mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada, with UFC 209. Unfortunately, it made this Vegas return without its originally planned co-main event: an interim lightweight title fight between undefeated Dagestani star Khabib Nurmagomedov, and streaking American contender Tony Ferguson. This fight was cancelled on the eve of battle,...

Mar 1, 2017 10:54 am

Chael Sonnen fires back at John McCarthy

Former UFC title challenger turned Bellator MMA fighter Chael Sonnen recently made quite the controversial claim when he stated that Tito Ortiz actually verbally submitted in their Bellator 170 main event scrap. “The score is one-one between Tito and I and you always go into a rubber match. Everyone knows that. The only reason I...

Feb 28, 2017 1:09 pm

VIDEO | Quinton Rampage Jackson: Travis Browne ripped me off and kept my money

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson didn’t watch the UFC Fight Night 105 broadcast but says he did manage to catch the highlights on social media. In the main event of the night, Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne fought in a heavyweight matchup. Lewis was able to get past Browne’s offensive attacks in the first round and came...