Archive: bellator news

Aug 30, 2012 12:25 pm

ESPN Ranks the Bantamweights; Big Drop for Champion

ESPN released their latest 135 pound rankings. The Bantamweights stack up well against each other overall, but the top three spots continue to be locked down by Urijah Faber, UFC Interim Champion Renan Barao, and Champion Dominick Cruz. One of the biggest drops in the list was Eduardo Dantes who slid from number five down...

Jul 13, 2012 3:39 am

Paul Daley To Make Debut At Bellator 72 | Bellator News

By Jamie McAllister Bellator Fighting Championships makes it’s return to “The Sunshine State” on Friday, July 20 for Bellator 72 from The USF Sun Dome in Tampa, FL. The Bellator 72 card features the finals of Season 6 Welterweight Tournament between Bryan Baker and Karl Amoussou. The card will also feature Paul Daley’s return to...


Jun 22, 2012 9:47 am

Exclusive Video | Cesar Gracie Talks Diaz Bros, Roy Bougton & Rousey | MMA NEWS

This interview has Cesar Gracie talking about his up and coming fighter Roy Boughton who is to face a tough opponent Emanuel Newton on June 22’s Bellator 71 at The Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort in Chester, West Virginia for the start of the Bellator Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament. Gracie also touches on Nate...

Jun 19, 2012 7:18 am

Brett Rogers 'Not Perfect' But Ready To 'Change And Make It Right' | Bellator News

By Jamie McAllister Bellator Heavyweight Brett Rogers in an interview with The MMA Hour. Once a contender in the Strikeforce Heavyweight division Rogers was released by the San Jose-based promotion on June 30, 2011 following his arrest for third-degree assault of his wife, which was then followed by another arrest for violating terms of his...

Jun 18, 2012 9:28 am

Bellator Signs Wrestling Phenom Shawn Bunch

By Jamie McAllister Bellator signs wrestler Shawn Bunch the news comes directly from Bellator.com Bellator Fighting Championships have agreed terms with decorated amateur wrestler Shawn Bunch. The former Olympic qualifier is now turning his attention solely toward Mixed Martial Arts and a future Bellator Bantamweight tournament. “I’ve had my sights set on Bellator for a...

Jun 5, 2012 9:02 am

Brett Rogers Signs With Bellator, Makes His Debut On June 22 | MMA NEWS

By Jamie McAllister Brett “Da Grim” Rogers Joins Bellator; Makes Debut June 22 at Bellator 71 To describe the career of Brett Rogers as a roller coaster ride could be considered a massive understatement. The former heavyweight title contender was at the top of the MMA food chain not long ago, but for a career...

May 25, 2012 10:22 am

Video | Ben Askren Training At Evolve MMA & Interview | MMA NEWS

2x NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Champion and a US Olympian, Ben Askren is the current Bellator Welterweight Champion and is widely considered to be one of the top welterweight MMA fighters in the world today. In this interview, he talks candidly about his love for wrestling, his MMA style, his time in Singapore, and his...

May 10, 2012 2:39 pm

"King Mo" Inks Deals with Bellator and TNA Pro Wrestling

In an unprecedented move – one of the biggest names in mixed martial arts, “King Mo” Lawal, has signed a deal to compete in Spike TV’s two major sports properties, Bellator Fighting Championships and TNA’s IMPACT Wrestling. King Mo will join the stars of TNA this summer and resume his mixed martial arts career next...

Apr 12, 2012 9:30 am

Food For Thought | Why Don't Bellator Fighters Fail Drug Tests?

By Giovanni Burns: On the brink of trying to scramble for a possible replacement for UFC Heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem after a failed drug test, questions remain about the fact that UFC fighters are failing drug tests at alarming rates, as opposed to the second largest MMA promotion Bellator and other “B level” mixed martial...