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Nov 14, 2013 8:28 am

Bellator Releases Welterweight Champion, Promotion Gives Up All Rights To Match

It looks like there will be no ugly contract negotiations between Bellator and welterweight fighter Ben Askren.  Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, tweeted to announce the release of Askren. I’ve made the decision to release Ben Askren. After speaking with Ben, it was clear it was a good time for both parties to move on. I've...

Nov 8, 2013 7:20 am

Report: Comp’d Ticket Percentage High For Bellator 106 Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place last Saturday in California where fans saw Eddie Alvarez defeat Michael Chandler to win back his lightweight title in their rematch. The card became the biggest show Bellator has put on to date, and the most watched card in Bellator history with an average of 1.1 million viewers...

Nov 7, 2013 5:45 am

Watch Today’s Bellator 107 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (3:00PM PT)

Fighters from tomorrow night’s Bellator 107 event hit the scales today in the official weigh-ins ceremony from Thackerville, Oklahoma, to make their bouts official. In the main event UFC veteran and fan favorite heavyweight Cheick Kongo faces off with fellow tournament finalist Peter Graham to determine who will challenge Bellator heavyweight champion, Alexander Volkov for...

Oct 28, 2013 12:41 pm

Bellator Drops Three More Bouts From This Weekend’s Bellator 106 Event

  A once promising fight card, that was to serve as Bellator’s debut into the pay-per-view market, has fell apart at the seams and is no longer the “stacked” event once billed. With news that Tito Ortiz is injured, the promotion opted to remove Rampage Jackson from the main event entirely and postpone his promotional...

Oct 3, 2013 10:22 am

Bjorn Rebney Blasts Dana White For Value Assesment of Bellator

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came up with a statement on the Bellator brand that gave them a $0.00 value. The UFC boss is known for taking jabs at his competition from time-to-time, but apparently Bjorn Rebney, the Bellator CEO, didn’t want to take that jab lying down. “It hasn’t been my...

Sep 8, 2013 6:16 pm

Cheick Kongo vs. Mark Godbeer set for Bellator 101

Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (18-8-2 MMA) will make his Bellator MMA debut later this month, as it was announced Saturday that Kongo will face fellow promotional newcomer Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101 in Portland. Kongo was last seen in action at UFC 159 in New Jersey, where the Frenchman suffered a first-round KO loss to Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Prior...

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...

May 7, 2013 9:29 am

Eddie Alvarez Reveals Details on Bellator Blocking UFC Deal

  In an interview with the Bleacher Report, former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez (24-3) revealed details on the deal between the UFC, Bellator, and Bellator parent company, Viacom that was blocked, prohibiting Alvarez from joining the UFC roster. Alvarez had quite  a lot to say and covered several topics including the differences between what...

Jan 29, 2013 12:25 pm

UFC President Warns Fighters To Think Long And Hard Before Signing To Bellator | UFC NEWS

“The judge must not have done his homework if he’s agreeing that Spike TV and FOX are the same platforms,” exclaimed White. “They’re so f–king far apart, it’s not even funny. It’s two different f–king universes. “I saw in their argument where they said, ‘Oh, Spike launches pay-per-views.’ No, actually they don’t. That’s not true....

Jan 25, 2013 11:41 am

Dana White Gives 5 Billion Reasons Why Eddie Alvarez May Stay With Bellator | UFC NEWS

“Don’t forget this, either, everybody talks about Bellator like they’re some poor little promotion. Viacom owns fucking Bellator. Viacom owns Bellator. Viacom runs that shit. Bellator like you used to know it is over. Viacom sits on five billion dollars in cash. Five billion in cash. Pay the kid. Pay the kid the exact monetary...

Dec 22, 2012 12:33 pm

Bellator On Spike Season 8 Preview (Video)

The Bellator fight promotion is continuing to hype up their debut on SPIKE TV for the 8th season of their tournament format. With the hype train at full speed comes the latest preview featured above with what we, as MMA fans, can expect from the countries number 2 MMA promotion!

Jun 21, 2013 10:11 am

Seth Petruzelli announces retirement

Former UFC light heavyweight, Seth Petruzelli (14-8 MMA), has decided to call it a career and hang up the gloves. Petruzelli suffered a one-punch KO loss to former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammed Lawal this past Wednesday night at Bellator 96, which more than likely helped prompt his decision. “The Silverback” announced his retirement via Facebook:...

Oct 27, 2017 11:02 am

Alexander and Fedor Emelianenko bring their brotherly beef to the media

The Emelianenko brothers seem to be quite the opposites and it shows with their current relationship. According to Alexander who spoke with sovsport.ru recently, the two MMA siblings have not spoken to each other in the last 10 years. The tattooed Alexander recently made a return to MMA competition in September following an 18-month prison...

Oct 20, 2017 1:56 pm

VIDEO | Michael Venom Page Dominates in His Pro Boxing Debut

It’s not Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather, but it is an MMA fighter stepping into the ring to box. Bellator’s prospect Michael Page made his professional boxing debut today against Jonathan Castano. It was only scheduled for four rounds, but Page got the job done in three. In between drunken Kung Fu, clowning his opponent, and...