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Feb 21, 2017 9:20 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald and Paul Daley have first staredown ahead of Bellator 179 battle

Late last year, it was announced that former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald had signed with Bellator MMA. For a time, it looked as though the dangerous Canadian star would be welcomed into the Bellator fold by the organization’s welterweight champ, Douglas Lima. In a somewhat surprising twist, however, it was recently announced the MacDonald’s...

Feb 19, 2017 8:36 am

Bellator to auction off Fedor Emelianenko’s sweater for charity

If things had gone according to plan, Russian MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko would have made his long awaited debut in the Bellator cage in the main event of Bellator 172 last night. Regrettably, fate got in the way, as his opponent Matt Mitrione was forced out of the fight with kidney stones just hours out...

Feb 19, 2017 7:37 am

Chael Sonnen wanted to fight Fedor on hours’ notice, Bellator was interested

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 172. Until yesterday afternoon, we expected this card to be headlined by a heavyweight scrap between UFC veteran Matt Mitrione and heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. Unfortunately, disaster struck on Saturday afternoon, when Mitrione was forced out of the bout with kidney stones. In the...

Feb 18, 2017 8:46 pm

Bellator 172 Results: Patricky Pitbull KO’s Josh Thomson

Bellator 172 Results: Josh Thomson vs. Patricky Pitbull A lightweight scrap between Josh Thomson and Patricky Pitbull served as tonight’s Bellator 172 main event in San Jose, California. Round one begins and Thomoson lands a hard leg kick to start. He follows that up with another leg kick and then another. Good start here for...

Feb 18, 2017 8:13 pm

Bellator 172 Results: Cheick Kongo defeats Oli Thompson

Bellator 172 Results: Cheick Kongo vs. Oli Thompson A heavyweight scrap between Cheick Kongo and Oli Thompson served as the co-main event of tonight’s Bellator 172 event in San Jose, California. Round one begins and Thompson starts off quickly with a leg kick. Oli is utilizing a lot of movement early. He presses forward and...

Feb 18, 2017 6:33 pm

Bellator 172 Results: Mauricio Alonso KO’s Josh Koscheck

Bellator 172 Results: Mauricio Alonso vs. Josh Koscheck Former UFC welterweight title challenger Josh Koscheck made his Bellator MMA debut tonight in San Jose, California as he squared off with Mauricio Alonso on the Bellator 172 main card. Round one begins and Koscheck starts off quickly. Alosno circles and lands a nice leg kick and...

Feb 17, 2017 1:04 pm

Michael Page books next fight at Bellator 179 in London

Bellator announced on Friday the next challenge for rising welterweight star Michael Page. “MVP” will take on Derek Anderson at Bellator 179 in London, which features a main event matchup between Paul Daley and former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald. BREAKING! @Michaelpage247 vs @DerekBarbaric set for #Bellator179 in London! @spike pic.twitter.com/2AapeIVyzu — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA)...

Feb 14, 2017 11:33 am

Fedor Emelianenko explains why he chose Bellator over the UFC

This weekend, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will make his highly anticipated return to the cage when he steps into the Bellator MMA cage against former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione. Emelianenko will be returning to the cage for the first time since his controversial majority decision win over Fabio Maldonado at EFN 50 back in June,...

Feb 14, 2017 11:02 am

Josh Koscheck talks Bellator debut: I’m trying to test myself at age 39

Back in the summer of 2015, 10-year, 25-fight UFC veteran Josh Koscheck signed with Bellator MMA. Some 18 months later, he has still not made his debut with the organization. This weekend, however, that will change. On the main card of Saturday’s stacked Bellator 172 card, Koscheck will take on Brazil’s Mauricio Alonso. In advance...

Feb 9, 2017 12:48 pm

Rory MacDonald sends a daunting message with announcement of Bellator debut vs Paul Daley

On Thursday, Bellator MMA announced that former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald is set to make his debut fighting for their promotion. MacDonald will face Bellator welterweight knockout artist Paul Daley on May 19 at Bellator 179 as the promotion makes its way back to London. Bellator announced their signing of MacDonald back in August...

Feb 9, 2017 11:13 am

Accusations of potential Bellator fixed fights passed on to Viacom

In surprising news, Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker has revealed that accusations of potential Bellator fixed fights have been passed on to the promotion’s parent company, Viacom. The promotion has been scrutinized on several occasions for what viewers believe to be fights ending with questionable stoppages. Most recently, UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz submitted...

Feb 9, 2017 10:04 am

Report: Former UFC commentator MIke Goldberg in talks with Bellator

Mike Goldberg, one of the longtime voices calling the fights for the UFC may be back to commentating MMA fights again soon. According to MMA reporter Simon Head, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has been in talks with Goldberg to join the play-by-play commentating team for events that Sean Grande isn’t able to take on....

Feb 9, 2017 8:00 am

Rory MacDonald Bellator debut official for May

We now have an official date for the highly anticipated Rory MacDonald Bellator debut! In 2016, news broke that Bellator MMA had signed former UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald to a contract. While MacDonald was certainly a massive addition to Bellator’s 170 pound roster, The Red King expressed his desire to take some time to...

Feb 1, 2017 10:49 am

Josh Koscheck to make Bellator debut on February 18

Back in June of 2015, it was announced that Ultimate Fighter season 1 veteran and former UFC welterweight title challenger Josh Koscheck had signed with Bellator MMA. Almost two years later, the veteran still hasn’t set foot in the promotion’s cage. On February 18, that will finally change. On Tuesday afternoon, Bellator sent out a press...

Jan 22, 2017 7:58 am

Bellator 170 salaries: Ortiz makes bank, Sonnen pockets just $50K

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. This exciting, 18-fight card was headlined by a light heavyweight clash between two veteran, West Coast wrestlers. In one corner, we had California’s Tito Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall-of-Famer. In the other, we had Oregon’s Chael Sonnen, a...

Jan 22, 2017 5:56 am

VIDEO | Paul Daley scores crushing, flying knee KO at Bellator 170

Paul Daly KOs Ward with a stunning knee! Wow #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/qox3MS7fTp — Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) January 22, 2017 On one of the increasingly rare weekends without a UFC card, Bellator MMA came to the rescue with a stacked night of fighting in Bellator 170. Emanating from sunny Los Angeles, California, the card featured the swan...

Jan 21, 2017 5:10 pm

GIF | Chinzo Machida picks up 3rd round KO win in Bellator

Machida Style!!! #Bellator170 Prelims streaming live right here 👉https://t.co/2ow8UELoX3 pic.twitter.com/XJ3H6rmDpw — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) January 22, 2017 At Bellator 170 on Saturday night, UFC veteran Lyoto Machida’s brother Chinzo Machida scored an impressive 3rd round comeback as he picked up an impressive KO that left his opponent out cold on the canvas. The win for...

Jan 7, 2017 3:41 pm

Fedor Emelianenko to be drug tested ahead of Bellator fight

In February, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will step into the Bellator MMA cage to square off with former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, it has now been confirmed by TASS.ru from Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker that ‘The Last Emperor’ will indeed be drug tested...

Dec 24, 2016 8:13 am

Bjorn Rebney discusses current state of Bellator MMA

While Bellator MMA may now be run by veteran MMA promoter Scott Coker, it was Bjorn Rebney who founded the promotion bak in 2008. Rebney spent six years as Chairman and CEO of the promotion, marketing Bellator MMA as “The Toughest Tournament in Sports”, running 11 ‘seasons’ of the promotion, with each season being a...

Dec 3, 2016 12:56 pm

Benson Henderson has had a torn ACL in every Bellator fight

Former UFC lightweight kingpin Benson Henderson has been competing under the Bellator MMA banner throughout 2016. In April, ‘Smooth’ made his Bellator MMA debut as he stepped into the cage as a welterweight to fight Andrey Koreshkov for the Bellator welterweight championship. Unfortunately for the former UFC champ, he dropped a unanimous decision to Koreshkov....

Dec 2, 2016 4:19 pm

Former UFC title contender Rory MacDonald sets up first Bellator fight on Twitter

It was a major shakeup when former #1 UFC ranked welterweight, Rory MacDonald was announced a signed Bellator MMA fighter. Now, just a little over three months have passed since MacDonald signed under Bellator, it looks like the Canadian just did some matchmaking himself on social media and arranged for his first fight since leaving...

Nov 20, 2016 10:34 am

Michael Page blames ‘negative’ Fernando Gonzalez for forgettable fight at Bellator 165

Michael “Venom” Page – also known simply as “MVP” – has long stood out as one of Bellator’s most exciting young stars. Look no further than his recent, skull-smashing knockout of Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos for the reasons behind this reputation. When Page stepped onto the canvas with Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 165 in San Jose,...

Nov 19, 2016 9:42 pm

Michael Chandler Defeats Benson Henderson in Bellator 165 Main Event

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to the SAP Center in San Jose, California with Bellator 165. In the card’s main event, reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler attempted to defend his title against former WEC and UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson. Though Chandler would ultimately succeed on this mission, Henderson did not make it easy...

Nov 19, 2016 7:51 pm

BREAKING! Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione set for Bellator 172

Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage on February 18 in San Jose, California when he squares off with Matt Mitrione at Bellator 172. Bellator officials just announced the news. THE EMPEROR HAS ARRIVED! #Bellator172: Fedor vs @mattmitrione | FEB 18 live & free on @spike 9/8c pic.twitter.com/lSlMuwE48x — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) November 20, 2016...

Nov 19, 2016 5:53 pm

VIDEO | Kevin ‘Baby Slice’ Ferguson Jr. forced to tapout in Bellator debut

Kevin Ferguson Jr. made his Bellator debut against Aaron Hamilton at tonight’s Bellator 165 event in San Jose, California. ‘Baby Slice’ showed off some good striking and solid power in the early stages of the contest. However, midway through the second-round Ferguson Jr. left his neck out and was caught in a tight guillotine choke...