Archive: bellator FC

Oct 28, 2013 11:51 am

Bellator’s Best Efforts Continue To Fail: Cheick Kongo’s Opponent, Out With Knee Injury

This weekend has been rough on Bellator, as two fighters scheduled to headline upcoming events have pulled out of their respective bouts due to injury.  The most recent of these is Vinicius ‘Spartan’ Queiroz, finalist of Bellator’s Heavyweight tournament who was set to face Cheick Kongo (shown above) on November 8.   By Christopher Murphy...

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...

Oct 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Report: Bellator Will Release Ben Askren if Given Immediate UFC Title Shot

  Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney has placed an impossible condition on his release of welterweight champion Ben Askren to the UFC.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This summer Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren became a free agent.  It was expected that the UFC would pick him up, and it was also expected that...

Oct 5, 2013 11:53 am

Bellator Results & Video Highlights: Kongo Gets Second Round TKO, Lavar Johnson Loses

The final results are in for Bellator MMA’s event live from California’s Visalia Convention Center. The event was headlined by the Bellator Heavyweight Semifinals with Cheick Kong defeating Mark Godbeer and Vinicius Spartan finishing Lavar Johnson to advance to the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final. The Bellator Middleweight Tournament continued with Brennan Ward defeating Joe Pacheco...

Oct 4, 2013 10:14 am

Matthew Riddle Returns From 3 Week Retirement

Former UFC welterweight fighter, Matthew Riddle, will be returning to action after a very brief retirement that began early in September.  He will look to make his debut for Bellator FC on November 22.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Retirements in combat sports rarely last long.  Tito Ortiz lasted around a year, Randy Couture...

Aug 29, 2013 7:24 am

Dana White Says Ben Askren Deal Won’t Be Easy, Calls Bjorn Rebney A ‘Scumbag’

There’s been no love loss between the presidents of two of MMA’s largest organizations, as UFC President Dana White spoke about his organization’s possibility of picking up Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   While the UFC and its president Dana White have changed their stance toward Ben Askren- that is,...

Aug 24, 2013 1:11 pm

Eddie Alvarez Asks The Media To Step Speculating On His Bellator Contract And Settlement

Recently there has been speculation in the media regarding my settlement with Bellator. The settlement is involved and complicated and contains many contingencies, The terms of the settlement are confidential and neither I, nor my representatives, are going to release these terms to anyone. The speculations, which have been printed, are just that, speculations, and...

Aug 21, 2013 12:52 pm

Bellator Not Interested in Making Ben Askren New Contract Offer

Though the reigning welterweight champion’s contract only recently expired, Bellator FC seems to have no interest in re-signing undefeated Ben Askren.  In fact, Bellator CEO thinks they should ‘speed up’ Askren’s transition to the UFC.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA Ben Askren recently became a free agent, and it seems no one is rushing to...

Jul 29, 2013 11:27 am

Paul Daley Responds to Dana White’s Doubts, Expresses Interest in UFC Return

Former UFC welterweight contender, Paul Daley, was cut from the UFC following a post-fight incident where he threw a blatant punch at opponent Josh Koscheck.  Now, having been released from Bellator FC for legal reasons, Daley seems to be making his case for a return to the Octagon.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following...

May 11, 2013 12:07 pm

Bjorn Rebney: Eddie Alvarez’ statements are completely untrue

For the past week the Bellator promotion has been under fire. In the highly publicized contract dispute between themselves and Eddie Alvarez, the promotion hasn’t looked to good in the eyes of the public. According to Alvarez, his legal team took the gloves off and let him go on this wild campaign of full disclosure....

May 7, 2013 11:45 am

Eddie Alvarez Calls his Legal Dispute a ‘D*ck-Swinging Contest’

Eddie Alvarez took to The MMA Hour on Monday to share his side of the well-covered legal dispute between the fighter and Bellator FC parent company, Viacom.   Essentially, the dispute comes from contract disputes.  Last year, the UFC offered Alvarez a contract that included a title shot and pay-per-view slots.  Bellator argued that their...

May 6, 2013 12:25 pm

Eddie Alvarez Blasts Viacom and Spike This Weekend

Former Bellator FC lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, took to Twitter this weekend to call out the organization for their mistreatment of fighters and to announce that he will be speaking out shortly.   Tied up in a long-standing legal battle with the companies that own Bellator FC, Viacom and Spike, Eddie Alvarez has been kept...

Mar 17, 2013 3:17 pm

March 17, 2013 Ryan Martinez Joins BJPenn.com´s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 181

Our last guest is a heavyweight who has a wrestling pedigree that is better then half the people in the sport. I’m talking about Ryan Martinez, and Ryan is set to take on Travis Wiuff at Bellator 93. Ryan has been on the show before, where we spoke about his past and his wrestling credentials....

Nov 26, 2012 10:43 am

Bellator Implements Championship Bout Rematch Clause To Contracts | MMA NEWS

In a creative twist to the standard fight contract, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced today that his fight promotion will start implementing a championship rematch clause in their bout agreements. What this means is that at their discretion they can grant an automatic rematch to any champion dethroned by his title challenger. Here’s the letter...