Archive: bellator news

Jan 16, 2015 9:05 pm

Confirmed: Pitbull vs. Karakhanyan Next Bellator FW Title Fight

It’s official: Georgi Karakhanyan is next in line to challenge Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for his Bellator Featherweight Championship. Georgi Karakhanyan put on a beautiful performance against Bubba Jenkins on Friday night when he submitted him in the first round. Jenkins went for two takedown attempts, but walked into two separate guillotine attempts. The second guillotine...

Jan 16, 2015 8:25 pm

BELLATOR 132 RESULTS: Pitbull Retains Title, Makes Straus Tap

Tonight’s bout may go down as one of the most controversial championship fights in Bellator history. There were a handful of low-blows from both men and an eye poke from Straus led to multiple halts in action from referee John McCarthy. Straus was punished with a point deduction in the second round after he landed...

Dec 20, 2014 9:49 pm

Bellator Boss: “Rampage” Still Contracted with Bellator

Let us be clear that Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is under an exclusive contract with #BellatorMMA. We will protect our contractual rights — Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) December 21, 2014 UFC recently announced that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will make his return to the octagon in 2015. However, there were rumors floating around that Jackson was still under...

Dec 20, 2014 7:54 pm

Official: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Is Back in the UFC!

In what may have been the worst kept secret in 2014, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is back in the Ultimate Fighting Championship! The announcement was made during the main card of “UFC Fight Night 58”. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has proven himself to still be a draw in the sport of mixed martial arts as he helped...

Nov 15, 2014 9:16 pm

Bellator 131 Results: Ortiz Dominates Bonnar In Bellator Main Event

The build up to Stephan Bonnar and Tito Ortiz’s light heavyweight fight may have seemed a little odd, but their fight certainly lived up to the hype. They duked it out in the middle of the cage tonight with the crowd solidly behind Tito Ortiz. Bonnar, as promised, was cut open and laughed through it....

Nov 15, 2014 8:32 pm

Bellator 131 Results: Brooks Stuns Chandler and Wins Lightweight Title!

There is just something about Michael Chandler title fights that just screams “TRILOGY”. His bout tonight with Will Brooks was one of the most exciting lightweight title fights in the history of Bellator and it showed that Brooks initial victory was not a fluke. The first round was simply a feeling out process. Due to...

Nov 15, 2014 7:28 pm

Bellator 131 Results: Schilling Sends Manhoef Crashing to the Canvas in Round 2

This bout could have possibly taken place at “GLORY 17: Last Man Standing” earlier this year. Both Schilling and Manhoef competed in the one night kickboxing tournament, but Manhoef would lose in the quarterfinals. Schilling, however, made it to the finals only to lose to Artem Levin. This bout was strike heavy and may as...

Nov 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Bellator 131 Results: Richman KOs Phan in Round 1

Richman ended this one QUICK! Richman caught Phan off guard with a simple left hook. Phan fell to his bum and tried to get back up to his feet, it almost looked as if he had slipped. However, once he got back to his feet he wobbled around and Richman proceeded to clobber him with...

Nov 11, 2014 5:29 pm

Bellator Champ Will Brooks ‘Not Impressed With Unprofessional Bonnar’

“I think that just put an ugly look on the promotion. That approach [Bonnar] was allowed to take as far as bringing in his buddy [former UFC talent Justin McCully], doing that whole pro wrestling skit type of deal, I think that really turned a lot of people off. That’s not fair to the other...

Nov 5, 2014 5:00 am

California Suspends, Fines Four Bellator 127 Fighters

The California State Athletic Commission has formally suspended, and fined, four Bellator 127 drug test violators for the use of banned substances during competition. Bellator 127 took place on October 3, from the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Ultimate Fighter/UFC vet Rob Emerson (pictured) was fined $2,500.00 and suspended 270 days. Nick Moghaddam was fined $1,000.00 and...

Oct 31, 2014 12:24 pm

Four Bellator 127 Fighters Fail Drug Tests

The DRUG BUG has struck Bellator, and struck it good. The California State Athletic Commission today revealed that, four ‘Bellator 127’ competitors had failed their post-fight drug tests. UFC veteran Rob Emerson got popped for modafinil, a mental focus narcotic. Fernando Gonzalez tested positive for marijuana. Both Nick Moghaddam and Keith Berry failed for elevated...

Oct 24, 2014 8:18 pm

‘Bellator 130’ Results: Newton Submits Vassell in Round 5, Retains Title

Emanuel Newton made his second Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship defense tonight at “Bellator 130” and it was a successful one. He submitted Linton Vassell in the fifth round to retain his title. Linton Vassell was a fitting challenger, however. He controlled the first and second rounds and threatened to finish the fight multiple times. Throughout...

Oct 24, 2014 7:05 pm

‘Bellator 130’ Results: Coenen Submits Bucci in Bellator Debut

Marloes Coenen made her Bellator debut tonight at “Bellator 130” and put on a dominating performance against Annalisa Bucci Coenen was dominant in her performance in rounds one and two, but her offense lacked that “fight threatening” feel. Walking into the final round, it felt as if she was simply going to ride out a...

Oct 24, 2014 6:35 pm

‘Bellator 130’ Results: Jansen Chops Hawn Down with Leg Kicks

Rick Hawn and Dave Jansen pulled the curtain on tonight’s broadcast of “Bellator 130” on Spike TV. The fight was not as exciting as most of the preliminary bouts as neither fighter really found a comfortable striking distance. The crowd voiced their disapproval due to the lack of action, but Hawn and Jansen put on...

Oct 24, 2014 6:26 pm

‘Bellator 130: Newton vs. Vassell’ Official Results

Tonight, Bellator 130 is LIVE from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas! If you do not have access to Spike TV, follow us here for up to the minute results on tonight’s fights. Emanuel Newton def. Linton Vassell by way of Submission (RNC) :47 of Round 5 Bobby Lashley def. Karl Etherington by way of...

Oct 21, 2014 12:14 pm

‘Big John’ Don’t Care

Here's the video of John McCarthy telling Josh Neer "It's not my job. It's your job to get up." A video posted by Erik Fontanez (@erik_fontanez) on Oct 10, 2014 at 8:14pm PDT Popular Officiating Veteran, ‘Big John’ McCarthy wasn’t having any lip from Bellator 129 headliner Josh Neer. Neer, visibly upset with his performance last...

Oct 18, 2014 1:41 pm

REPLAY! Bellator 129 – Just The Finishes

We’ve been hard on last night’s Bellator 129 event today, and with no other MMA events this weekend, they’re a super-easy target. While last night’s main card left much to be desired, the Bellator 129 event was not a total loss, and here’s some highlights to prove it. Joe Vedepo vs. Davin Clark Chris Lane...

Oct 18, 2014 1:22 pm

Coker: Changes Coming To Bellator In 2015

  “If we have a show every week, sometimes you have to get fighters to fill the card because there’s nobody left,” he said. “That’s what you’re not going to be seeing next year. You’ll see big fights that people will want to see, starting in January.” “They’ve been working with our team,” he said....