Archive: bellator mma

Oct 15, 2013 11:07 am

Report: Bellator Has Sold Less Than 2,000 Tickets for First PPV

Bellator is set to air its first Pay-Per-View event on November 2 that will feature Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (pictured) fighting Tito Ortiz, but a report this past weekend indicates that the promotion may be struggling to get fans in attendance.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As Bellator continues promoting and preparing for its first Pay-Per-View...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Discusses UFC’s Silence Toward Ben Askren

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, has been a free agent since the summer; and CEO Bjorn Rebney (pictured) wonders why the UFC has not made an offer yet.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren’s contract with Bellator came to a close this summer, many thought the UFC would soon...

Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

WSOF’s Jon Fitch Says He Would Turn Down a Fight With Rousimar Palhares

Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says that a fight with Rousimar Palhares ‘would be the first time in my career that I turned down a fight.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following a 31 second submission victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares’ life would change forever.  Only not...

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 11:23 am

VIDEO: King Mo calls Newton’s spinning backfist ‘feminine’

In anticipation of their first ever pay-per-view event, the Bellator Fighting Championship has had their biggest star, Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal, recount his devastating knockout loss at the hands of his upcoming opponent, Emanuel Newton. The two light-heavyweight fighters are set on a collision course for Bellator 106 on November 2.

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 13, 2013 9:52 am

Bellator’s Fight Master Series Gets New Time Slot Following Ratings Slide

Bellator’s reality TV series, Fight Master, has failed to live up to the hype. Unlike the UFC’s ‘Ultimate Fighter’ Bellator’s version of MMA reality on SPIKE TV is not garnering any interest from viewers at home and as a result is getting backed down on their Thursday night lineup. SPIKE TV broke the news: Programming...

Jun 25, 2013 8:59 am

Dana White is not threatened by Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA may be the second biggest mixed martial arts’ promotion, but Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White isn’t threatened. “They’re never going to be as good as us,” White told MMAjunkie.com. “This is what we do 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Christmas. Easter. Let Christmas time come. Viacom shuts down from...

Jun 11, 2013 12:27 pm

Bellator moves to Friday night

Instead of going head-to-head with the National Football League, Bellator MMA will move from Thursday nights to Friday nights this fall on Spike. Bellator’s ninth season is slated to air on Sept. 13 from 9-11 p.m. Eastern Time. Spike president Kevin Kay told SI.com that because of the NFL’s return this fall with premium games...

Jun 4, 2013 8:16 am

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson Signs Contract with Bellator MMA

  Quinton Jackson (32-11) has been relatively quiet lately as the often outspoken former light-heavyweight champion opted not to renew his UFC contract after his last bout, a losing effort against Glover Teixeira, his third in a row. Now, the 34-year old Tennessee native has signed a contract with Bellator MMA, per sources close to...

May 13, 2013 12:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AJ Matthews Talks Upcoming Bellator Show, “Fight Master” | Fist-ta-Cuff Radio

  Bellator fighter, AJ Matthews, spoke with BJPenn.com’s Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio Sunday night to talk about his participation in Bellator’s upcoming reality television show, “Fight Master.”  Matthews (6-2) took break from his recent run in Bellator’s welterweight division to participate in the television show, a six-week ordeal that was shot in Louisiana.   AJ said of...

May 13, 2013 10:40 am

Leonard Garcia and Management Discuss ‘Phantom’ Offer from Bellator

  Following his cut from the UFC, Leonard Garcia has been receiving a number of offers from other MMA organizations, all vying for a chance to host a fight who boasts two of the most memorable fights in recent history.  All, it seems, except Bellator MMA.   Garcia recently told MMAFighting.com that much of the...

Dec 4, 2012 6:31 am

King Mo Scheduled to Make Bellator Debut on January 17th | MMA NEWS

Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, “King Mo” Lawal, is set to make his Bellator debut on January 17 in Irvine California. MMAFighting.com got the scoop: According to sources close to the event, “King Mo” will make his first Bellator appearance on Thursday, Jan. 17, at the UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif. Lawal will compete...