Archive: bellator mma

Jan 30, 2014 1:01 pm

Bellator MMA interested in signing Phillip Brooks (CM Punk)

Ever since an interview last week with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the MMA world has been a buzz in regards to Phillip Brooks’ (CM Punk) possible transition from pro-wrestling to MMA. News then broke that ‘Punk’ had opted not to resign with his former employer the WWE. Which was then followed by some interesting statements...

Jan 21, 2014 9:42 am

Rampage Jackson and Tyrone Spong go at it on Twitter

World Series of Fighting matchmaker Ali Abdel-Aziz discussed an idea last week about a crossover event with Bellator MMA featuring 10 fighters from each promotion facing off in a pay-per-view event. Sounds all fine and dandy, but the fact is that we will most likely never see that happen. But if we ever did we...


Jan 14, 2014 6:16 am

World Series of Fighting Issues Deadline to Bellator

  Recently, the World Series of Fighting promotion sent a challenge to Bellator. They proposed a 10-fight cross promoted Pay-Per-View event featuring fighters from both organizations going up against each other. When Bellator didn’t respond, AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon jumped in and said that they would be willing to meet WSOF’s challenge. In...

Jan 11, 2014 9:50 am

AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon calls out WSOF and Bellator MMA

If by chance Bellator MMA doesn’t have much interest in pitting their fighters up against anyone over at World Series of Fighting the guys at AXS TV Fights are more than willing to set something up. “We would do it in a second,” said AXS TV Fights CEO Andrew Simon during his visit to MMAjunkie.com...

Jan 9, 2014 10:09 pm

Bellator Returns To SPIKE March 7 With ‘Bellator 111: Dantas vs. Silva’

The Bellator MMA Bantamweight World Title will be on the line live on Spike TV from the WinStar World Casino on Friday, March 7th. The night will also showcase the opening round of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament. Reigning Bellator Bantamweight Champion Eduardo Dantas will clash with Bellator Tournament winner Rafael Silva in the main event...

Jan 3, 2014 5:58 am

After 8 years as a pro in MMA, 3 years with Bellator, Brent Weedman retires

Brent Weedman started his professional MMA career on September 10, 2005 with a draw against Scott Henze. He then went on to win his next 2 fights by finishes, he then lost his next fight to Gray Maynard at WEF: Orleans Arena. Then Weedman had some ups and downs before he had his first fight...

Nov 22, 2013 11:00 pm

Bellator Results: Shlemenko Retains Title With First Round Stoppage of Marshall

The final results are in for Bellator MMA’s event live from Pennsylvania’s Sands Event Center. The night showcased the Bellator Middleweight World Championship with Alexander Shlemenko defending his belt against Doug Marshall with a first round knockout. The event also featured the Bellator Welterweight and Lightweight Tournament Finals with Rick Hawn finishing Ron Keslar to...

Nov 6, 2013 8:32 am

Bellator Reaches All-Time Best 1.1 Million Viewers for Bellator 106

In what started as its inaugural Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 106 seemed doomed when the card’s main event dispersed and the promotion was forced to make a number of last-minute changes to the card including several fight changes and switching to regular live broadcast.  Despite it all, the card headlined by Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez...

Nov 4, 2013 7:52 am

Eddie Alvarez Defeats Michael Chandler, Takes Back Title in Classic Bout

After a rough start that had fans a skeptics alike clamoring in retrospect at a card that was once planned for a PPV broadcast,  the main card swooped in like a super-hero and saved the day (or late evening) as a rematch of the 2011 Fight of the Year went off as expected. Both Michael...

Oct 30, 2013 9:41 am

‘Rampage’ Jackson vs. Joey Beltran Set for Bellator 108 Main Event

After a neck fracture to Tito Ortiz thew a wrench in to Bellator’s plans of conducting their first ever Pay-Per-View, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (32-11) was left without an opponent and without a date for his debut fight in Bellator. There was a litany of suggestions for fighters to step in Ortiz’s place to face Rampage...

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 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...