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Jun 24, 2017 7:51 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Douglas Lima defeats Lorenz Larkin (Highlights)

Bellator NYC Results: Lorenz Larkin vs. Douglas Lima A welterweight title fight kicked off tonight’s “Bellator NYC” main card as current 170-pound champion Douglas Lima took on top contender Lorenz Larkin. Round one begins and Lima misses with an attempted leg kick to start things off. He throws another and this time he connects. Larkin...

Jun 24, 2017 7:03 pm

Bellator NYC Results: Ryan Bader defeats Phil Davis

Bellator NYC Results: Ryan Bader vs. Phil Davis A light heavyweight title fight served as the featured bout of tonight’s “Bellator NYC” prelims in New York as current 205-pound champion Phil Davis took on top contender Ryan Bader. Round one begins and Phil Davis is quick to shoot in for a takedown attempt. He presses...

Jun 23, 2017 12:18 pm

VIDEO | Bellator fighter attempts to pull shady trick during weigh-ins, gets caught

It looks like the NYSAC learned its lesson from "Towelgate." Check this out from today's Bellator 180 weigh-ins: https://t.co/IBvAEHUZ5Q pic.twitter.com/q6C6Jl0svH — MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) June 23, 2017 Friday morning in New York, the fighters of this weekend’s Bellator NYC pay-per view hit the scales in anticipation of their fights this weekend. When Sergio Da Silva weighed...

Jun 21, 2017 11:31 am

Bellator light heavyweight champ Phil Davis wants to apologize to the fans

On June 24, in the main event of Bellator 180 (which serves as the undercard of the stacked Bellator NYC event), light heavyweight champion Phil Davis will attempt to defend his title against one of the newer members of the Bellator roster, Ryan Bader. The bout will be a rematch of a January 2015 contest,...

Jun 19, 2017 11:54 am

Bellator reveals broadcasting roles for Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo

Many fans were excited to hear that MMA broadcasting pioneers Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo were making their way back to calling live mixed martial arts fights for Bellator. On Monday, Bellator released a statement revealing the roles for Goldberg and Ranallo for their big Bellator 180 and Bellator NYC broadcasts set for Saturday, June...

Jun 14, 2017 1:06 pm

Mike Goldberg responds to warm reactions following Bellator announcement

Many fans were excited to hear that the familiar voices of Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo will be returning to mixed martial arts broadcasts as Bellator announced the signing of the two MMA broadcasting pioneers on Tuesday. “Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo are two of the best in our business and I couldn’t be happier...

Jun 14, 2017 11:58 am

If Vitor Belfort moves to Bellator, he could have a very familiar welcome committee

On June 24, in the main event of Bellator’s stacked Bellator NYC card, Brazilian MMA legend Wanderlei Silva will make his debut in the Bellator cage. His opponent in this debut will be a longstanding rival in three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen. No matter the outcome of this fight with Sonnen, Silva is hoping...

Jun 14, 2017 6:19 am

Joe Rogan reacts to news of Mike Goldberg’s move to Bellator MMA

Late last year, long-time UFC play-by-play man Mike Goldberg was released by the promotion with little in the way of sendoff or fanfare. He simply called UFC 207, put down his commentator’s headset, and that was that. His long run with the promotion was over. After months of rumors, we learned yesterday that the beloved...

Jun 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Wanderlei Silva explains why he no-showed Bellator press conference

This past week, MMA legend Wanderlei Silva no-showed a press conference ahead of his ‘Bellator NYC’ grudge match with Chael Sonnen on June 24th. While Bellator was quick to put out the fire for ‘The Axe Murderer’ claiming that he was ill, Silva himself has now shed light on why he decided to skip out...

Jun 7, 2017 10:17 am

Scott Coker on Bellator NYC: this is the best MMA PPV that’s been offered in 2017

On June 24, Bellator MMA will host just the second pay-per-view of its already illustrious history. This pay-per-view, which will broadcast live from Madison Square Garden in New York City, is aptly named “Bellator NYC.” Bellator NYC will be headlined by a light heavyweight grudge match between three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen and Pride...

Jun 6, 2017 11:27 am

Bellator MMA hints at one-night welterweight tournament

The roster of Bellator MMA – the world’s second biggest MMA promotion – has improved a great deal over the last year or two. The promotion has injected a tremendous amount of talent into its heavyweight division, picking up free agents like Matt Mitrione, Fedor Emelianenko, Sergei Kharitonov, and most recently, Roy Nelson. The promotion...

Jun 2, 2017 12:53 pm

Bellator’s Scott Coker and Chuck Liddell have lunch meeting in Los Angeles

There has been some buzz surrounding a potential return to competition for former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell. Liddell has kept himself busy with training and looks to be in terrific shape. John Hackleman, who is a longtime coach of “The Iceman,” said that if it were up to him on a comeback, it...

May 30, 2017 11:22 am

Rory MacDonald receives stern warning from Bellator middleweight champ

From the moment he joined the Bellator MMA roster, Rory MacDonald has made no secret of his plans. He wants to capture Bellator welterweight gold, he wants to capture Bellator middleweight gold, and he wants to take part in super fights with far heavier opponents ranging from Fedor Emelianenko to Wanderlei Silva. “I’d like to...

May 26, 2017 1:08 pm

Bellator picks up another big heavyweight from the UFC

Bellator MMA has acquired another big name from the UFC roster. Roy Nelson, Season 10 winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator, according to a report released on Friday by Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting. Bellator has yet to make the official announcement of Nelson’s signing but is expected to do...

May 25, 2017 7:52 am

With retirement plans canceled, Vitor Belfort targets two big Bellator names

On June 3, on the main card of UFC 212, MMA legend Vitor Belfort will take on Nate Marquardt in a fight that will go down as the last of his legendary career – at least, that was the original plan. Since his retirement fight with Marquardt was announced, Belfort has backtracked on his retirement...

May 24, 2017 1:26 pm

Rory MacDonald wants to become simultaneous two-division Bellator champion

Former UFC welterweight staple Rory MacDonald recently made his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut this past weekend when he picked up an impressive 2nd round submission win over knockout artist Paul Daley. Following the win, MacDonald spoke in his Bellator MMA post-fight in-cage interview to discuss the journey he has been on since his last...

May 23, 2017 7:44 am

Report: Rory MacDonald made bank for his first fight in the Bellator cage

Last weekend, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald made his anticipated debut in the Bellator cage. This debut couldn’t have gone better, as he dominated his dangerous foe Paul Daley to a second-round choke for the win. In advance of this fight, MacDonald made the surprising admission that in terms of sponsorship money, he...

May 20, 2017 8:29 am

VIDEO | Paul Daley and Michael Page get into scuffle at Bellator 179

Wow. Paul Daley just went for Michael Page in the front row and they had a scuffle. Pandemonium. #Bellator179 pic.twitter.com/hhA2usDDgN — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) May 19, 2017 Friday afternoon in the United Kingdom, Bellator MMA held their highly anticipated Bellator 179 card, which played host to Rory MacDonald’s highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut against Paul...

May 18, 2017 10:53 am

VIDEO | Countless UFC and Bellator stars sparring under Henri Hooft

It's nice to have 3 former @ufc champs @sugarashadevans @lukerockhold @ruthless_rl on the mat and @mikechandlermma the Bellator champ in total 11 Ufc guys and 3 Bellator fighters you know something is about to happen 😉🔪👊🏻 @menace155 @jacksonjason150 @viktorpesta @akajav #hkickboxing #joneswrestling #durinhobjj @combatclub @hardknocks365 A post shared by Henri Hooft (@henrihooft) on May 16,...

May 16, 2017 11:10 am

Rory MacDonald taking sponsorship money cut moving from UFC to Bellator

For many fighters that moved over to Bellator from the UFC, the sponsorship dollars were likely a big factor in their decisions to switch things up. Take Ryan Bader for example. Bader said he would be making three to four times as much in personal sponsorship money fighting under Bellator than he was getting with...

May 16, 2017 10:52 am

VIDEO | This Fedor vs. Mitrione promo will have you counting the days to Bellator NYC

On June 24, Bellator MMA will take over New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden with the aptly titled Bellator NYC card. This event will mark the rising promotion’s second effort on pay-per-view. To commemorate this debut in New York City and return to pay-per-view, Bellator has stacked the Bellator NYC lineup with big names....

May 3, 2017 9:50 am

Rory MacDonald training with original coach ahead of Bellator debut

Rory MacDonald was a staple of the UFC’s welterweight division for many years prior to his departure from the promotion last year, which saw him promptly sign a contract with Bellator MMA. While MacDonald’s Bellator MMA debut fight wasn’t immediately announced, the former UFC welterweight staple reveled that he was going to take his time...

Apr 29, 2017 12:06 pm

Tito Ortiz makes peace with Dana White, reflects on move to Bellator

In 2012, former UFC champion Tito Ortiz competed in the UFC for the final time as he was handed his third straight loss, his 7th over the course of the past 8 fights. Ortiz then signed with Bellator MMA in 2014. When Ortiz made his highly anticipated Bellator debut, he did so against Alexander Shlemenko,...

Apr 24, 2017 9:01 am

Former UFC title challenger Valérie Létourneau is officially a Bellator fighter

Bellator MMA’s run of signing high-profile free agents continues. According to the ever-reliable Ariel Helwani, the rising MMA promotion has officially picked up former UFC strawweight title challenger Valérie Létourneau . The Canadian is expected to debut with the promotion sometime in the late summer. She will compete in the organization’s women’s flyweight division. Former...