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Feb 25, 2014 6:42 pm

Monster Energy Becomes Bellator’s Official Energy Drink Partner

Bellator MMA, the world’s largest global tournament based mixed martial arts promotion and Monster Energy, the world’s leading energy drink company, announced today a new multi-year relationship making Monster Energy the “Official Energy Drink Partner” of Bellator. On Friday, February 28th, live on Spike TV, the alliance formally kicks off during Bellator’s Season 10 Premiere...

Feb 24, 2014 1:30 pm

Alexander Shlemenko Signs Multi-Year, Multi-Fight Extension With Bellator

When reigning Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko steps into the cage on March 28th, the 29-year-old Russian finisher will not only be looking for his incredible 50th win, but will also be fighting with a new contract in hand as Bellator has announced a long term extension for the man known simply as “Storm”. “Bellator...

Feb 14, 2014 4:07 pm

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez Agree On Multi-Year Deal

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s...

Feb 10, 2014 9:35 am

QUICK TWITT | Phil Baroni Calls Out CM Punk for a Fight in Bellator

Phil Baroni (above) called out former WWE star CM Punk this weekend, asking to be the former wrestler’s first professional MMA opponent inside Bellator. By Christopher Murphy | Twitter Former Pride and UFC fighter Phil Baroni took to Twitter this weekend to call out former WWE star CM Punk. CM Punk has made headlines in...


Feb 8, 2014 12:23 pm

2013 World MMA Award winners

The 2013 World MMA Award winners were announced yesterday during a black-tie ceremony at the Venetian and Palazzo Resort, Hotel & Casinos in Las Vegas. UFC heavyweight contender Travis “Hapa” Browne took home a pair of the evenings awards, including the fan voted “Breakthrough Fighter of the Year,” as well as the award for “Comeback...

Feb 5, 2014 4:47 pm

Silva Injured, Anthony Leone Steps Up To Face Eduardo Dantas For Bellator Title

Bantamweight Title contender Rafael Silva has suffered an knee injury and will be unable to compete is his scheduled March 7th title fight against reigning Bellator Champion Eduardo Dantas. While the injury will force Silva out of the cage, Former Bellator Tournament Finalist Anthony Leone will now step in and face Dantas for the Bantamweight...

Jan 22, 2014 5:14 pm

Move Over WSOF, NBC Tries To Get In Bed With Bellator

By Evan Stoumbelis The MMA Report reported, and Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter confirmed, that NBC tried to work out a deal with Bellator fighting championships to air Bellator’s prelims on the network. World Series of Fighting (WSOF) has a preexisting deal with NBC, however the network bumped their prelims to an online stream. WSOF attempted...

Jan 22, 2014 6:32 am

QUICK TWITT | Ortiz Says Doctors Have Cleared Him For Training

Fresh off the heals of Bjorn Rebney’s critical comments on the future of Tito Ortiz, Tito himself has come out and squandered those assumptions. The former UFC light-heavyweiht champion, at nearly 40-yeras old, is apparently still looking to train and fight. Check it:

Jan 21, 2014 12:23 pm

Douglas Lima Faces Rick Hawn for Vacant Welterweight Title April 18th

The Main Event is set for Bellator 117 as Douglas Lima and Rick Hawn will headline a packed night of fights from Iowa’s Mid-American Center on April 18th as the two clash in a Bellator Welterweight Title fight live on Spike TV. The event will broadcast live at 9 p.m. EST/ 8 p.m. CST on...

Jan 21, 2014 6:02 am

Bellator Responds to World Series of Fighting’s Challenge

  The World Series of Fighting laid down a challenge to Bellator. The challenge was this: A cross-promotional pay-per-view event where fighters from both organizations would fight each other, winner-takes-all. Finally after no response from Bellator and a deadline given by WSOF, we have our answer. On Monday, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney spoke with MMAFighting.com...

Jan 20, 2014 1:01 pm

Rampage Jackson Returns to Bellator Feb. 28 Against M’Pumbu

Bellator MMA returns to Spike TV with a bang as the promotion kicks off its tenth season Friday, February 28 at 9pm ET/PT. The star-studded card includes the tournament debut of MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Emanating from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, the night features Rampage in a Light Heavyweight opening round battle with former Champion...

Jan 17, 2014 10:30 am

Kongo Set For Bellator Title Shot This April

At 13-0 and the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, Russian knockout connoisseur Vitaly Minakov is ready to extend his reign as “The New Emperor” and defend his world title against Cheick Kongo live on Spike TV Friday, April 4th from Nevada’s Reno Events Center. The fight will headline Bellator 115. The event will broadcast live...

Jan 13, 2014 4:55 pm

Strauss vs. Curran III Set To Headline Bellator 112

The Bellator Featherweight Title will once again be on the line in one of the biggest rematches of 2014 as reigning Bellator Featherweight Champion Daniel Straus defends his crown against former Bellator Champion and Crystal Lake, Illinois native Pat Curran on Friday, March 14th from Chicago’s Horseshoe Casino live on Spike TV at Bellator 112....

Jan 9, 2014 10:09 pm

Bellator Returns To SPIKE March 7 With ‘Bellator 111: Dantas vs. Silva’

The Bellator MMA Bantamweight World Title will be on the line live on Spike TV from the WinStar World Casino on Friday, March 7th. The night will also showcase the opening round of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament. Reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas will clash with Bellator Tournament winner Rafael Silva in the main event...

Jan 3, 2014 5:58 am

After 8 years as a pro in MMA, 3 years with Bellator, Brent Weedman retires

Brent Weedman started his professional MMA career on September 10, 2005 with a draw against Scott Henze. He then went on to win his next 2 fights by finishes, he then lost his next fight to Gray Maynard at WEF: Orleans Arena. Then Weedman had some ups and downs before he had his first fight...

Dec 3, 2013 7:38 am

Ben Saunders Released By Bellator

The former UFC fighter, and three-time Bellator tournament competitor has been released by Bellator. MMAMania.com confirmed the news via Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, who said “I’ve been a ‘Killa B’ fan for years, and Ben’s given 100 percent of his heart every single time he’s stepped into the Bellator cage.” “After competing in three Bellator...

Dec 2, 2013 11:20 am

Would Ben Askren Compete on TUF? He Says ‘Not a Chance’

Still in the limbo known as free agency since Bellator chose not to renew his contract this past summer, Ben Askren had his hopes set on joining the UFC’s ranks.  Does that mean the Bellator welterweight champion would be willing to compete in the UFC’s reality-television series, ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ for a shot at a...

Nov 26, 2013 8:05 am

Controversial Rousimar Palhares Signs With World Series Of Fighting

Rousimar Palhares, who was recently cast out of the UFC roster, has been signed by the World Series Of Fighting (WSOF). Palhares has seemed to have a problem with holding submissions after his opponents tap. A recent fight against Mike Pierce, where Palhares held an ankle lock after Pierce tapped, made the UFC decide to...

Nov 20, 2013 8:01 am

Rampage Jackson Pulls In Big Ratings In Bellator Debut

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson apparently helped propel Bellator 108 to receive strong television viewership ratings last Friday. Bellator 108 was watched by an average of 793,000 viewers, and viewership peaked during the fight between Jackson and Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran with 1.2 million viewers. It seems like good news for Bellator, who have invested heavily in...

Nov 15, 2013 6:59 am

Dana White Has No Interest In Signing “Funky” Ben Askren

“Funky” Ben Askren, the undefeated and dominant Bellator welterweight champion recently ran the course of his Bellator contract, and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has shown no interest in resigning the champion, calling him a “completely one-dimensional fighter who is utterly dominant in that dimension.” “We’ve relinquished any right to match here and Ben can sign...

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 4, 2013 3:25 pm

Bellator 106 Was Free For The Fans- But What Will It End Up Costing The Company?

This past Saturday night, we were to be given a Pay-Per-View quality show, free on Spike TV. A show which included a main-event rematch of the biggest fight that Bellator has ever put on, three title fights, and the crowning of the first ever Fight Master, Bellator 106 promised to be an epic night of fights for...

Oct 30, 2013 8:50 am

GSP: If Askren signs, I’ll fight him. No problem.

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren (12-0 MMA), is currently in contract limbo, sitting on the shelf with Bellator, while waiting for a contract offer from the UFC. Bellator President, Bjorn Rebney, stated that he would happily let Ben Askren go, if the UFC would give him an immediate title shot. UFC president, Dana White, did...

Oct 25, 2013 3:23 pm

Tito Ortiz Suffers Fractured Neck: Bellator Moves Entire Show to Live & Free on Spike TV

After months of training preparing for his November 2nd showdown with Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz has suffered a fractured neck injury forcing the cancellation of the main event for Bellator’s November 2nd fight card. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and Spike President Kevin Kay have jointly decided to provide the November 2nd fight card to MMA...