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Jul 3, 2014 3:55 pm

Eddie Alvarez Has Emergency Meeting With Bellator

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez canceled his Asian tour with Blackzilian teammates to have an emergency meeting with new Bellator President Scott Coker. MMA-in-Asia reported the news earlier today. While Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez had an proverbial war over contract disputes with Rebney and Viacom that lessened his cage time for most of 2012 and...

Jun 19, 2014 5:10 am

Lifting The Ban, More Bellator Coverage Coming To BJPENN.COM

In case any of you missed the news earlier, here’s a recap of what went down with Bellator MMA. Goodbye Bjorn Rebney, hello Scott Coker. Yes,Viacom, the huge media company that owns the majority of Bellator, has parted ways with founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney. The now former CEO of Bellator released a statement about...

Jun 13, 2014 6:11 am

Bellator Changes Their Tournament Format, Adds Title Shot Pool

Bellator MMA is going to be reformatting their tournament structure once again. On Thurdsay, Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney announced that all past tournament winners will now be entered into a sort of World Title Pool, where they can be granted a title shot at any time, without having to reenter and entire tournament. MMAFighting’s Luke...


Jun 11, 2014 10:23 am

Ricardo Arona refused Bellator’s offer, not physically fit to fight

Former PRIDE FC veteran Ricardo Arona (14-5 MMA) has not competed in mixed martial arts since a 2009 win over Marvin Eastman in Brazil. “The Brazilian Tiger” was recently offered a contract to fight under the Bellator banner, but he has declined. The 35-year-old told Rádio Globo that he couldn’t accept the deal because of...

Jun 5, 2014 6:38 am

King Mo Still Upset Over Rampage Loss

“…It’s true (Bjorn is a dick Rider). When they announced the decision, you know he knows Quinton lost that fight. We had a brief talk, like two men talk. Then at the press conference they asked him “do you agree with the decision?” And he said yes. Well now, if he knows MMA and he...

May 19, 2014 6:11 am

Alvarez May Get Chandler Trilogy Over Brooks Title Unification

“The reality of the situation is that Ed’s contract specifies that his next fight be against Michael Chandler. So Ed now is in a position where he can choose to fight Chandler, and contractually we have to give him the Chandler fight. … It’s a situation we’ll have to sit down and discuss with him,...

May 16, 2014 11:25 am

Bellator Boss Says PPV Providers Are Backing Them Against The UFC

“Oh yeah, look, the ROI on this, so far has been spectacular. It goes deeper than that, it goes to what is happening with the affiliates. The affiliates right now are looking at a situation where the WWE is pulling out with the WWE Network, you know, and also at the same time, the UFC...

May 12, 2014 1:07 pm

Dana White: ‘I don’t see Bellator as competition’

“It’s one of those things. Those guys, I don’t care about those guys. I don’t see them as competition whatsoever. I see that Bjork (Bjorn Rebney) has been saying a lot of stupid s–t lately, he’s in the press. He’s screaming for attention. Screaming for attention. Talking about New York and the union and he’s...

May 11, 2014 11:00 am

Eddie Alvarez Suffers Concussion, Out of Bellator PPV Main-Event

Are Bellator pay-per-views cursed? It is going to be a bit longer until we get to see the rubber match between Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Alvarez has been forced to pull out of the championship bout after suffering a concussion two weeks ago. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is clearly upset about...

May 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Bellator Boss: ‘Culinary Union Should Not Back Off The Fertittas’

“Every state has approved mixed martial arts. They run shows just about anywhere. You’ve got shows that generate revenue everywhere — from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to the actual fights. It’s regulated appropriately by every state commission in the country. The New York State Athletic commission is one of the top athletic commissions in the...

May 7, 2014 3:54 pm

Following Neck Fracture Bellator Takes Extra Measures To Ensure Safety Of Tito Ortiz

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has gone “above and beyond” to ensure the safety of Tito Ortiz leading up to his Bellator 120 bout with Alexander Schlemenko. Bjorn Rebney spoke back in January on Ortiz’ injury saying: It’s an unsettling conversation to have a specialist in the field of neck injuries to tell...

Apr 22, 2014 3:47 pm

Bellator Boss: Tito Will Have A 35 Pound Weight Advantage Over Shlemenko

“It’s 20 pounds on paper, but legitimately, Shlemenko walks around at 190.” Rebney told Sherdog.com. “He’s a guy who cuts four pounds, who stops eating big meals a day and a half before the fight to cut four pounds of water weight to make 185. He’s a typical Eastern European fighter who’s not interested in...

Apr 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Bellator Boss Shuts Down Dana – Ronda Not MMA’s Top Star

Before her crushing defeat over Sarah McMann, UFC President Dana White called, Ronda Rousey MMA’s biggest star. While her pay-per-view numbers, still leave room for improvement, her ability to land leading roles in major motion pictures is a feat not easily matched. Still though, Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s CEO, isn’t buying it: “I would never want...

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 am

*April Fools* UFC Buys Spike TV, Cancels Bellator Broadcasts Indefinitely

This story is an April Fools Joke. For several months now it seemed as though Bellator had been picking up steam and finally hitting a stride of loyal viewers. A partnership with Spike TV meant ratings were rising, and as a result fighters were being signed. There were even talks that Bellator would eventually surpass...

Mar 25, 2014 6:52 pm

Magomedov: ‘Dana White will regret signing Russian fighters’

The recent influx of Russian talent signed to the UFC cannot be denied. Furthermore, those guys are good. Really good. It’s that exact reason that newly signed UFC heavyweight, Rusian Magomedov, warns that once his countrymen swallow the UFC’s roster whole, the brass running the show will regret it. Check it: (via combatbear.com – Props: MMA.tv) “Soon...

Mar 11, 2014 10:15 am

“Rampage” vs. King Mo Set For “Alvarez vs. Chandler III” Pay-Per-View In Memphis

MMA’s greatest trilogy is set for Saturday, May 17th as Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will defend his title against Michael Chandler in the most highly anticipated fight of 2014, live on Pay-Per-View. The night also features the Memphis return of MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who will square off against King Mo Lawal in...