2701 Search Results for bellator

Jul 12, 2017 10:01 am

Michael Page signs with reputable boxing promotion, puts MMA career on hold

Earlier this month, Bellator welterweight star Paul Daley began angling for a fight with former UFC contender and recent Bellator welterweight title challenger Lorenz Larkin. Shortly thereafter, Larkin replied to Daley’s callout, accepting the fight for later this year. This of course, raised immediate questions about the status of a long-discussed scrap between Daley and...

Jul 11, 2017 10:25 am

Dillon Danis candidly discusses rift with Marcelo Garcia

Since being brought into Conor McGregor’s training camp as a JiuJitsu coach and partner, Dillon Danis’ stock has continued to rise in not only the JiuJitsu world, but also in the MMA world, despite the fact that Danis has never competed in an MMA bout. The BJJ champion has continued to make headlines for his...

Jul 11, 2017 9:42 am

Chael Sonnen gives Conor McGregor ‘zero’ chance against Floyd Mayweather

Conor McGregor‘s blockbuster boxing match with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. is now just a month and a half away, and it seems to be all anybody is talking about. The latest member of the MMA Community to weigh in on this groundbreaking showdown was three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator light heavyweight star,...

Jul 10, 2017 7:29 am

Report | Gegard Mousasi has found a new home

Gegard Mousasi’s impressive – if controversial – UFC 210 TKO defeat of former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman marked the final obligation on his UFC contract. With his contract completed, Mousasi then entered a renegotiation period with the UFC. Despite the fact that Mousasi holds the number-four spot in the UFC middleweight rankings, the promotion...

Jul 5, 2017 6:02 pm

Report: “Shogun” returns to Japan for September fight night

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, one of the biggest stars to emerge from the now defunct Japanese promotion PRIDE, will reportedly be returning to the land that made him famous this September 23. As speculated, the Brazilian legend’s opponent for this UFC Fight Night will be Ovince St. Preux. This report comes from The MMA Kings on...

Jul 5, 2017 8:35 am

Megan Anderson saw a lot of holes in Cris Cyborg’s game after watching sparring footage

Recently, former Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg posted a video of herself on social media sparring with Olympic boxer Claressa Shields. The footage was nearly a minute long, and saw the two women exchanging leather in a hard sparring session, which you can see below: A post shared by CRISTIANE V JUSTINO 🇧🇷★...

Jul 5, 2017 7:42 am

Dana White updates on his eventual retirement from the UFC

When the UFC was purchased by WME-IMG in the summer of 2016, there was widespread wonder as to the fate of company staples like Mike Golberg, Joe Rogan, and UFC President Dana White. Goldberg, as we now know, was let go by the promotion, and ultimately landed in Bellator. Rogan, meanwhile, seems to be staying...

Jul 5, 2017 6:06 am

Paul Daley says he’s waiting for Lorenz Larkin to accept a fight

If a recent Facebook post from British knockout artist Paul Daley is to be believed, Bellator MMA is working on an absolutely dynamite welterweight scrap. In his post, Daley suggested that he had agreed to a fight with former UFC welterweight contender and recent Bellator title challenger Lorenz Larkin, and that he’s just waiting for...

Jul 3, 2017 6:16 am

Alistair Overeem knocks Fedor Emelianenko’s legacy: he fought cans

In late June, in the co-main event of Bellator NYC, Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko had his lights shut off by UFC veteran Matt Mitrione. This loss marked the latest hiccup in Emelianenko’s clear decline, and in the opinion of Alistair Overeem, a heavyweight legend of the same vintage as Emelianenko, a signal that it...

Jul 3, 2017 5:54 am

Report: Gilbert Melendez heading to featherweight at UFC 215

This September 9, when the UFC debuts in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with UFC 215, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez will reportedly look for a fresh start in the featherweight division. His opponent for this featherweight debut will be hard-hitting veteran Jeremy Stephens. This bout was first reported by Damon Martin. BREAKING: Jeremy Stephens vs. Gilbert...

Jun 29, 2017 12:00 pm

Michael Bisping suggests Fedor Emelianenko lost because he could not use steroids

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko lost in devastating fashion in his Bellator debut over the weekend at Bellator NYC. “The Last Emporer” is often talked about in the debate of the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time but was knocked out in the first round against Matt Mitrione on Saturday night at New York’s...

Jun 29, 2017 11:21 am

Wanderlei Silva now calls for Chael Sonnen rematch in Brazil

This past weekend on the inaugural Bellator MMA pay-per view event, former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva stepped into the cage against former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for a highly anticipated showdown four years in the making. The pair coached opposite against one another on TUF Brazil, and were scheduled to fight in 2013....

Jun 29, 2017 7:20 am

Johny Hendricks explains why he missed weight for middleweight bout with Tim Boetsch

After multiple failed cuts to the welterweight division’s 170-pound limit, former champion Johny Hendricks was sent packing to the 185-pound middleweight division. In his first fight in this new division, he followed an easy weight cut with a competitive but impressive decision win over former Bellator champ Hector Lombard. Things seemed to be looking up....

Jun 28, 2017 11:51 am

Wanderlei Silva calls for fight with someone who won’t wrestle him

This past weekend in New York City, Bellator MMA held their first pay-per view event, which was headlined by a highly anticipated middleweight fight between former UFC middleweight title challenger Chael Sonnen, and former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva. The fight saw Sonnen win via unanimous decision thanks to his wrestling, which saw Silva have...

Jun 27, 2017 10:09 am

Wanderlei Silva reflects on Chael Sonnen fight, vows to return

This past Saturday in New York, Bellator MMA held their first pay-per view event, which featured a number of high-profile fights. In the main event, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen stepped into the cage against longtime rival, former Pride FC champion Wanderlei Silva, for a highly anticipated showdown four years in the making. When...

Jun 25, 2017 11:05 am

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell fires shots at “classless loser” Tito Ortiz

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell fires shots at “classless loser” Tito Ortiz It is no secret that former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz does not like current Bellator fighter Chael Sonnen. Ortiz and Sonnen squared off this past January at Bellator 170 with “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” emerging victorious via first-round submission. However, the...

Jun 25, 2017 10:21 am

Wanderlei Silva releases a statement following loss to Chael Sonnen

Wanderlei Silva releases a statement following loss to Chael Sonnen Mixed martial arts legend Wanderlei Silva returned to the cage for the first time in four years last night at Madison Square Garden where he took on bitter rival Chael Sonnen in the evenings main event. Unfortunately for fans of “The Axe Murderer”, Sonnen was...

Jun 25, 2017 9:08 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz stands up and flips off the entire crowd at MSG

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz stands up and flips off the entire crowd at MSG It is no secret that former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz has a strong dislike for current Bellator MMA fighter Chael Sonnen. Ortiz and Sonnen squared off this past January in California at Bellator 170 with Tito emerging victorious via...

Jun 25, 2017 8:34 am

Pros react to Chael Sonnen defeating Wanderlei Silva

Pros react to Chael Sonnen defeating Wanderlei Silva Chael Sonnen picked up his first win since August of 2013 last night at Madison Square Garden in New York. “The American Gangster” defeated bitter rival Wanderlei Silva via unanimous decision in the main event of Bellator NYC. The fight played out as many expected it would,...

Jun 25, 2017 8:10 am

Fedor Emelianenko updates his fighting future following KO loss to Matt Mitrione

Fedor Emelianenko updates his fighting future following KO loss to Matt Mitrione Mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko (36-5 MMA) suffered a first-round knockout loss to Matt Mitrione in the co-main event of last night’s Bellator NYC fight card in New York. The loss, which came following some viscous ground and pound from Mitrione, was...

Jun 25, 2017 7:42 am

Chael Sonnen rips former opponent Tito Ortiz following his victory over Silva

Chael Sonnen rips former opponent Tito Ortiz following his victory over Silva Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen picked up his first win since August of 2013 last night at Madison Square Garden, scoring a unanimous decision victory over bitter rival Wanderlei Silva in the main event of Bellator NYC. The fight played out as...