Archive: bellator news

Nov 14, 2013 8:28 am

Bellator Releases Welterweight Champion, Promotion Gives Up All Rights To Match

It looks like there will be no ugly contract negotiations between Bellator and welterweight fighter Ben Askren.  Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, tweeted to announce the release of Askren. I’ve made the decision to release Ben Askren. After speaking with Ben, it was clear it was a good time for both parties to move on. I've...

Nov 11, 2013 12:18 pm

POLL RESULTS: Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

On November 2, the Bellator Fighting Championship attempted to enter into the risky business of pay-per-view broadcasting. After removing the main event between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson the promotion went back to their free on SPIKE TV business model and removed several notable bouts from the night’s roster. An epic title fight between Eddie...

Nov 9, 2013 9:05 am

Bellator 107 Results: Kongo Cruises To Tournament Final Victory, Earns Title Shot

Last night on SPIKE TV, UFC Veteran heavyweight, Cheick Kongo cruised to a tournament final victory over Peter Graham to win this season’s Bellator tournament. Joe Warren and Brennan Ward also won their respective tournament finals and will now compete for the Bellator championship belt in their division. The full Bellator results are as follows:...

Nov 8, 2013 7:20 am

Report: Comp’d Ticket Percentage High For Bellator 106 Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place last Saturday in California where fans saw Eddie Alvarez defeat Michael Chandler to win back his lightweight title in their rematch. The card became the biggest show Bellator has put on to date, and the most watched card in Bellator history with an average of 1.1 million viewers...

Nov 7, 2013 5:45 am

Watch Today’s Bellator 107 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (3:00PM PT)

Fighters from tomorrow night’s Bellator 107 event hit the scales today in the official weigh-ins ceremony from Thackerville, Oklahoma, to make their bouts official. In the main event UFC veteran and fan favorite heavyweight Cheick Kongo faces off with fellow tournament finalist Peter Graham to determine who will challenge Bellator heavyweight champion, Alexander Volkov for...

Nov 5, 2013 11:39 am

Bellator Shifts Schedule, Middleweight and Heavyweight Title Fights Swap Dates

After a grueling Middleweight Title defense on September 7th, Alexander Shlemenko will now face Doug Marshall on November 22nd from Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In its place, the Heavyweight Title fight between Vitaly Minakov and Alexander Volkov will now be featured on the November 15th fight card from Revel in Atlantic City. Rampage Jackson...

Nov 4, 2013 12:02 pm

POLL | Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

Last Saturday the Bellator promotion put their best foot forward with a triple-header title fight event. After making the shift from pay-per-view to live TV, removing notable stars like Rampage Jackson and Cheick Kongo the show went on with three title fights. In front of a near empty Arena the combatants squared off in a...

Oct 31, 2013 10:28 am

QUICK TWITT | Tito Ortiz Says In Six Weeks He’ll Be Back In The Gym

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz has been blasted in the headlines as of late for his last-minute cancellation of his main event with Rampage Jackson. A fractured neck was the culprit. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy took to twitter to give an update on his health status yesterday and here it is!

Oct 29, 2013 1:35 pm

POLL | Did Bellator Make The Right Call By Canceling PPV & Thinning Down Card?

  Last Friday we learned that Tito Ortiz was pulling out of his main event fight against Rampage Jackson in what was to serve as the Bellator promotions pay-per-view debut. Instead of opting to book a replacement opponent on just one-weeks notice, the good folks over at Bellator decided to thin down the card and...

Oct 25, 2013 10:51 am

VIDEO | Ortiz & Shamrock Go ‘Off The Record’ vs. UFC

“Dana White is an excellent promoter,” said Ortiz. “He goes out and promotes the sport for what it is. But he’s not the one getting in the cage, that’s entertaining the fans who are watching and buying the pay-per views.” “Fighters are the ones who are stepping in and putting our lives on the line...

Oct 23, 2013 11:25 am

VIDEO | Adam Carolla Criticizes Tito Ortiz’ Boxing

Post by Adam Carolla. Check out Adam Carolla hold pads for former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz. Tito faces Rampage Jackson next week in Long Beach as the headlining act to Bellator’s first every pay-per-view event.

Oct 12, 2013 11:41 am

Bellator Not Interested In Rousimar Palhares

In just 31-seconds Rousimar Palhares completely destroyed his career as a prize-fighter. The 33-year old Brazilian has cranked one-too-many leg locks beyond the acceptable limit and now he’s lost his job and according to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, a shot with the emerging second best MMA promotion in the world. “Risks already exist for the...

Oct 11, 2013 9:46 am

Terry Etim Makes Bellator Debut Saturday, November 2nd on Spike TV

Submission ace Terry Etim will return to the cage on November 2nd as the Liverpool native will make his Bellator debut against Patrick Cenoble. The lightweight affair will be featured on Spike TV leading up to Bellator’s highly anticipated Pay-Per-View, which is headlined by MMA icons Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz. “Rampage vs. Tito” will...

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 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.

Oct 3, 2013 10:22 am

Bjorn Rebney Blasts Dana White For Value Assesment of Bellator

Earlier in the week UFC President Dana White came up with a statement on the Bellator brand that gave them a $0.00 value. The UFC boss is known for taking jabs at his competition from time-to-time, but apparently Bjorn Rebney, the Bellator CEO, didn’t want to take that jab lying down. “It hasn’t been my...

Sep 26, 2013 10:45 am

VIDEO | Bellator: Rampage vs. Tito Trailer

The first Bellator MMA PPV, Saturday, November 2nd will feature MMA Legends Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Tito Ortiz as they battle for the first time in the Bellator MMA cage! As well as the long awaited rematch between Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez for the belt.

Sep 25, 2013 10:31 am

Fox Sports Latin America Inks Bellator Deal, UFC President Responds

  As the competition heats up between America’s two best known MMA promotions, so do the opportunities abroad. In a recent move, FOX Sports Latin America, opted to go with a broadcast deal with Bellator instead of the UFC, who is pushing the FOX market in the United States. In a press release the folks...

Sep 4, 2013 11:18 am

PHOTO | Rampage Jacksons ‘Street Soldier’ Comic Book Sneak Peek

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and current Bellator Roster holder, Rampage Jackson, is putting his brand up in a new comic book series presented by Lion Forge Comics. His comic series, ‘Street Soldier’ was announced this past July in San Diego at the world-famous traveling event, Comic Con. We now have a sneak peek of the...

Aug 28, 2013 1:55 pm

Cheick Kongo Signs With Bellator, Will Compete In Season 9 Heavyweight Tournament

Bellator has been trying their hardest to gather momentum in the mixed martial arts world. After announcing their plans to embark in the pay per view market, it was confirmed that Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson would headline the promotion’s first PPV card. Bellator officials dropped another major announcement today as they revealed Cheick Kongo...

Aug 27, 2013 10:34 am

Curran vs. Strauss Title Fight Added to Nov. 2nd Bellator Pay-Per-View

With two title defenses already under his belt, Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran will look to make it 3 for 3 in 2013 when he faces Featherweight Tournament winner Daniel Straus live on Pay-Per-View November 2nd from The Long Beach Arena. Curran vs. Straus now joins a fight card that already features King Mo vs....