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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:...

Feb 18, 2018 8:11 am

Heather Hardy responds to backlash after her “boring” win over Ana Julaton

On Friday night, on the main card of Bellator 194, Heather Hardy returned to the Bellator cage to battle fellow boxing transplant Ana Julaton in a mixed martial arts bout. After three rounds, Hardy was awarded a unanimous decision win over her rival. Regrettably, Hardy’s win over Julaton was met with widespread criticism, as many...

Feb 18, 2018 6:41 am

Stevie Ray inks new UFC deal, regrets fighting out previous contract

After fighting out his previous UFC contract under the advisement of his previous manager, there was some doubt as to whether or not rising lightweight contender Stevie Ray would re-sign with the promotion. Luckily, the Scottish fighter was ultimately able to hash out a new deal with the UFC. He’s now set to return to...

Feb 15, 2018 6:35 pm

UFC on Fox Tweets About Ben Askren, “maybe they know something I don’t….”

The “UFC” and “Ben Askren” have never been two things that have been synonymous with each other. At least not in a positive light… But lately, now that Askren is free of fighting obligations as a “semi-retired” fighter, talks between fans and pundits have heated up, maybe more so than ever before. Including from Askren...

Feb 14, 2018 6:48 am

Artem Lobov set to return at UFC 223 in Brooklyn

Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov will get another opportunity in the UFC’s Octagon at UFC 223 this April 7. The Russian-born Irishman is set to battle Alex Caceres in an intriguing featherweight bout on the card. The earliest reports of this bout came from The Mac Life. It has now been confirmed by MMAFighting.com....

Feb 12, 2018 11:06 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen weighs in on possible Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero rematch

History says if a younger fighter beats an older fighter and they rematch, the younger fighter wins again…only easier. #BeyondtheFight pic.twitter.com/vr8LpCzF39 — Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) February 12, 2018 Having thumped the former champ Luke Rockhold to a crushing, third-round knockout win over the weekend, Yoel Romero has reasserted himself as the top contender in the...

Feb 7, 2018 11:00 am

Nate Diaz would fight Eddie Alvarez in a bathroom, but not on PPV

Last night, long-time UFC lightweight contender Nate Diaz spoke with ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto, confirming that he is interested in a showdown with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Apparently, however, Diaz discussed far more than just a fight with Woodley. In a Wednesday Tweet, Okamoto revealed that Diaz also discussed a potential showdown with former UFC...

Jan 25, 2018 11:36 am

Jimmy Smith announces first color commentary gig for the UFC

Earlier this month, we learned that long-time Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith had signed with the UFC. Smith made his debut with the promotion during UFC 220 last weekend, working the broadcast desk on Fs1. Now, he’s announced that he’ll return to his bread and butter – commentating on live fights – at UFC 221...

Jan 25, 2018 10:39 am

BREAKING | Mark Hunt Won’t Be a UFC Fighter in 2019

The neverending pain of being a fight fan is watching all your favorite fighters fade and eventually walk away from the sport you love. Daniel Cormier has gone on record saying he only has three fights left before he hangs up his gloves due to his 40th birthday. Now MMA legend and PRIDE vet Mark...

Jan 25, 2018 9:39 am

Douglas Lima shares main regret about fight with Rory MacDonald

Douglas Lima is no longer the Bellator welterweight champion. That distinction now belongs to Rory MacDonald, who beat him with a competitive decision in the co-main event of last Saturday’s Bellator 192 card. Now several days removed from his loss to MacDonald, Douglas Lima has some significant regrets about how it all went down. Most...

Jan 23, 2018 8:40 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald Says Douglas Lima Inflicted the Worst Pain He’s Ever Felt

Rory MacDonald has a reputation that transcends organizations. He is known for being violent and absorbing punishment. His legendary fight with Robbie Lawler at UFC 189 cemented MacDonald and his opponent as warriors in a completely different dimension of pain management. MacDonald ended up with injuries in that war that would haunt him for years....

Jan 21, 2018 3:20 pm

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson issues statement following loss to Chael Sonnen

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson issues statement following loss to Chael Sonnen. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson suffered a unanimous decision loss to Chael Sonnen in the headliner of last night’s Bellator 192 event. Sonnen (30-15-1 MMA) was able to smother Jackson by utilizing his superior wrestling and was eventually awarded a 29-28 unanimous...

Jan 20, 2018 10:45 pm

MMA community reacts to Chael Sonnen’s defeat of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson

Last night, in the main event of the stacked Bellator 192, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen advanced to the second round of Bellator’s exciting heavyweight Grand Prix with a unanimous decision win over former UFC light heavyweight champ Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Here’s how the MMA community reacted to Sonnen’s impressive defeat of Rampage. LET...

Jan 20, 2018 10:42 pm

MMA community reacts to Rory MacDonald’s title-winning defeat of Douglas Lima

Last night, in the co-main event of Bellator 192, Rory MacDonald finally stepped into the cage with Douglas Lima to battle for the Bellator welterweight title. Though Lima nearly chopped MacDonald’s leg off with a brutal onslaught of calf-kicks, the Canadian ultimately came out on top, winning the Bellator welterweight strap with a competitive unanimous...

Jan 19, 2018 6:09 pm

VIDEO | ALL of Friday’s Pre-Fight Staredowns and Conference Highlights

Two big title fights are on the horizon at UFC 222 in March and UFC 223 in April. The #UFC223 main event WILL HAPPEN in Brooklyn! @TonyFergusonXT vs @TeamKhabib April 7th!! pic.twitter.com/6IA7P0PqwS — UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2018 The #UFC222 main event squares off!! @BlessedMMA @FrankieEdgar pic.twitter.com/H7VpFzZHOh — UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2018 Prior to...

Jan 18, 2018 6:47 am

Report | UFC targeting Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes superfight for May PPV

Over the last few weeks, there has been ample discussion surrounding a potential superfight between UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. UFC President Dana White has assured this is the fight he wants next for both women. “First of all, Amanda Nunes wants to fight her. Amanda Nunes...

Jan 9, 2018 8:16 am

Former champ Renan Barao returns at UFC on Fox in Orlando, Florida

The lineup for UFC on Fox 28, which goes down on February 24 in Orlando, Florida, has grown by one interesting bantamweight scrap, as former champion Renan Barao is scheduled to return to action on the card. Barao’s opponent in this fight will be Brian Kelleher.  This bout was first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Though...

Jan 7, 2018 1:28 pm

After being knocked down by Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen details game plan for Rampage

After being knocked down by Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen details game plan for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Former three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to the cage on January 20 where he will square off with Quinton Jackson in the first-round of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix tournament. “The American Gangster” suffered the first...

Dec 27, 2017 9:56 am

Kickboxing Legend Gives Props to Darren Till

Darren Till has still been running hot after his first-round finish over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone back at UFC Gdansk. The only problem is that the surging welterweight can’t capitalize on it because he’s been unable to get a fight. He’s called out nearly the entire division, but not one has signed on the dotted line...

Dec 16, 2017 9:34 am

VIDEO | Luis Gomez Became Titan Featherweight Champ by Brutal Face-Slamming KO

Congratulations to the new @TitanFighting featherweight champ! Luis Gomez stops Sodiq Yusuff with a powerful and perfectly-timed arm throw! #TitanFC47 #UFCFIGHTPASS Event Replay ▶️ https://t.co/b0KGr4dlHr pic.twitter.com/T93u3xhOxn — UFC Fight Pass (@UFCFightPass) December 16, 2017 If you like chocolate ice cream, it’s easy to just stick to that. However, there is an entire culinary world of...

Dec 12, 2017 10:48 am

Everything Conor McGregor Has Done Since KOing Jose Aldo 2 Years Ago Today

It’s hard to believe it happened only two years ago. One night, Jose Aldo is an absolute monster who reigned supreme for a decade, carrying over the WEC featherweight title into the UFC and never losing it. The next night, Aldo’s title is gone and Conor McGregor is a new undisputed UFC champion. Somehow, he...

Dec 7, 2017 2:32 pm

Cub Swanson Argues UFC Favored ‘Pampered’ Fighters Over His Hard Work

When Max Holloway needed a new sparring partner at UFC 218 after Frankie Edgar received an injury, Cub Swanson was the first to put himself in the queue. Unfortunately for the featherweight contender, he never got the call. It’s hard to believe that in a career that dates back all the way to 2004, he’s...

Dec 7, 2017 9:44 am

Joe Rogan thoughtfully reasons his pick for ‘the best 145er ever’

Many fans enjoy hearing Joe Rogan’s opinion on topics that go far beyond fighting and mixed martial arts. This is why the UFC commentator and comedian’s podcast is so popular. Speaking with Bellator heavyweight Justin Wren on his recent JRE MMA Show podcast episode, Rogan touched on UFC 218, which took place over the weekend...

Dec 5, 2017 2:46 pm

VIDEO | The Late Kimbo Slice Made His UFC Debut 8 Years Ago Today

#OnThisDay in 2009, Kimbo Slice made his UFC debut. pic.twitter.com/dieVLe1pbY — UFC (@ufc) December 5, 2017 When Kimbo Slice tragically passed away last June from congestive heart failure, he left a giant hole in the MMA community. Born Kevin Ferguson, Slice was more than just a mixed martial artist or a sports entertainment attraction, he...

Nov 29, 2017 2:00 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 60 // Danny Roberts | Chael Sonnen

BJPENN Radio is back at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- Our first guest is the man they call “Hot Chocolate,” Danny Roberts. As UFC on FOX 26 draws near, we’ll preview Danny’s showdown with Sheldon Westcott in Winnipeg on December 16th. After working past some personal issues outside of...