Archive: Bellator 97

Sep 6, 2013 1:25 pm

Dana White Responds To ‘Terrible’ FS1 Ratings/Historic Low TUF Scores

The ratings are in from Wednesday night’s UFC-a-thon; a night that showcased a UFC Fight Night event from Belo, Brazil, along with the premiere of the highly anticipated TUF: Tate vs. Rousey series. According to the UG’s ‘MMALogic,’ the UFC Fight Night prelims pulled 270k viewers, 539k viewers for the main card, and TUF:18 grabbed...

Aug 16, 2013 7:12 am

UFC interested in Ben Askren, not pursuing Paul Daley

UFC President Dana White said his promotion may very well be interested in Bellator welterweight champion and current free agent Ben Askren (12-0 MMA, 9-0 BFC): “We’ll talk to Ben,” White said following Thursday’s pre-UFC Fight Night 26 press conference. “Yeah, we’ll talk to him.” The four-time collegiate All-American wrestler, Askren, began his MMA career in 2009,...

Aug 6, 2013 7:26 am

Rampage: “When Tito signed, I went, ‘Damn – there goes my Roy Jones fight'”

Prior to Bellator 97, rumors had been swirling that former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11 MMA) would be making his Bellator debut in a boxing match opposite former multi-division champ Roy Jones Jr. (56-8). When Rampage took to the cage at Bellator 97, many anticipated it would be to announce that he...

Jul 31, 2013 8:58 pm

Bellator 97 results

By Evan Stoumbelis – @MMAEvan Bellator 97 took place tonight, on Spike TV, and what a night of fights it was. Kicking off the night on Spike.com with the prelims Will Brooks defeated Cris Lyva via 3rd round TKO (Punches 2:20) Rafael Silva defeated Rodrigo Lima via 3rd round submission (Rear-naked choke 2:03) in the...


Jul 31, 2013 8:56 pm

Tito Ortiz Joins Bellator Roster; Set To Face “Rampage” Jackson At November PPV

Rumors recently surfaced hinting at a potential bout between former UFC light-heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. While Jackson appears to have plans to face Roy Jones Jr. in the future, his next opponent will be met in the realm Mixed Martial Arts combat, and it is none other than...

Jun 12, 2013 11:33 am

Douglas Lima Injured Again, Out of Bellator 97 Tourney Finals Fight with Ben Saunders

By JAKE CHASTAIN | The injury bug just won’t stop biting Bellator welterweight Douglas Lima (24-5 MMA, 6-1 BFC). The tournament finalist has apparently suffered a rib injury has force him out of a rematch and Season 8 tournament final with Ben Saunders (16-5-2 MMA, 7-2 BFC). Sherdog.com first reported the initial rumor and Lima later...