Archive: bellator news

Sep 13, 2014 12:27 pm

Bonnar: ‘Tito Ortiz Too Worried About His Image’

Newly signed Bellator fighter and UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar stopped by the studio for a lively interview with hosts Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten on AXS TV’s Inside MMA. His upcoming fight with Tito Ortiz was the hot subject of the night, as Bonnar discusses in this clip why he chose to come...

Sep 13, 2014 12:20 pm

Parillo: ‘Bonnar just made my job easier’

Back at it with this guy! @titoortiz1999 !!! The only guy in the dark the other night… His opponent making my job easier in the motivation department!!#parilloboxing #ortizvsbonnar #nov15 Following the Bellator brawl (Replay HERE) between Tito and Bonnar, Striking coach Jason Parillo takes to facebook with this photo and message regarding the former UFC light-heavyweight champion. Share...

Sep 12, 2014 8:09 pm

“Bellator 124” Results: Newton Does It Again! KOs Beltran with Spinning Backfist

At Bellator 106, Emanuel Newton shocked the world of mixed martial arts when he knocked King Mo out with a spinning back fist in the first round. Tonight, Newton sent Beltran crashing to the mat with ANOTHER spinning back fist. Emanuel Newton has retained his Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship. The fight was moving at a...

Sep 12, 2014 6:59 pm

“Bellator 124” Results: Davis Smothers Rodrigues, Picks Up Decision Win

The casual mixed martial arts fan may not have appreciated this bout, but a diehard would have noticed the skill it took from LC Davis to shut Zeilton Rodrigues down the entire fight. Rodrigues had nothing for Davis throughout their fifteen minutes of fighting. Davis took him down at will and transitioned to side control...

Sep 12, 2014 4:45 pm

“Bellator 124: Newton vs. Beltran” Event Results

Bellator 124 is LIVE from the Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan! The main event will feature a championship bout between Emanuel Newton and Joey Beltran. Also featured on the card is the son of MMA legend Randy Couture, Ryan Couture! Stay tuned to BJPENN.COM for live results! Spike at 9 p.m ET Emanuel Newton...

Sep 12, 2014 4:44 pm

Emanuel Newton: “This is my title. This is my belt.” – Exclusive Radio talked with Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Emanuel Newton this past weekend and the topics were hot. Newton talked about his upcoming title defense against longtime MMA vet Joey Beltran, steroid use in MMA, and the Soctt Coker era of Bellator MMA and what he thinks it means for the company. Newton and Beltran...

Sep 12, 2014 11:54 am

Bonnar Finds Suitable Training Partner For Tito’s Head, Ortiz Fires Back

While prepping for his bout against Tito Ortiz, former UFC light-heavyweight fighter Stephan Bonnar uses practical cranium matching to select his sparring partners. Check it: trying to find a training partner w a head as big as @titoortiz. I think @bigsexymccorkle 's head is close enough — Stephan Bonnar (@StephanBonnar) September 11, 2014 And...

Sep 11, 2014 5:02 am

Tito Has A Message For His Haters

The Huntington Beach Bad Boy, Tito Ortiz breaks his silence following last week’s Bellator Brawl. Check it: #Haters here's your chance to say something. Because after Nov-15-14 you won't have anything to say but "oh I knew Tito would beat him". — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) September 10, 2014 Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 10, 2014 5:00 am

Bellator MMA: Uncut – Bellator 123

Exclusive behind-the-scenes action from Bellator 123 live from Mohegan Sun Arena – Friday, September 5th on Spike TV. Episode includes Joe Warren, Tamdan McCrory, Bobby Lashley, Patricio Pitbull & more! Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 9, 2014 8:34 pm

Bonnar: ‘Tito should be thanking me for saving the sport he was destroying’

“If you think Scott Coker and Spike TV are writing this material, you’re nuts.” “I cant believe people are this stupid. There are people with all these conspiracy theories. People think like, they got us all in the office with SpikeTV and the Bellator brass and we all planned out this elaborate plan.” … “Tito...

Sep 9, 2014 5:15 pm

Brian Rogers Now Set To Face Brazilian Striker Rafael Carvalho At Bellator 125

The opponent changes continue for Brian Rogers, as the Ohio native is now set to take on Brazilian striker Rafael Carvalho after Brett Cooper has withdrawn from the fight due to a back injury suffered in training, After originally preparing to face James Irvin at Bellator 125 on September 19th, Rogers will once again prepare...

Sep 9, 2014 5:09 pm

Bellator 126 Finalized With 11 Bouts

A storm is heading to Phoenix as Alexander Shlemenko will return to the Bellator cage on Friday, September 26th to defend his Bellator middleweight title against Brandon Halsey live on Spike TV from Grand Canyon University Arena. The event will also feature the Bellator Lightweight Tournament Final and a full preliminary card. Former heavyweight tournament...

Sep 9, 2014 4:05 pm

Stephan Bonnar Apologizes To Bellator Boss For Tito Stunt

“Scott Coker, I apologize to you. It never crossed my mind that you would get blamed for it. I thought people would realize it’s me from the get-go.” “This was 100 percent our stunt, and just the fact that they think that him and Spike TV collaborated and wrote this up, c’mon. It’s (Coker’s) first...

Sep 9, 2014 3:28 pm

Coker Explains Beltran’s Bellator Title Shot

Former UFC light-heavyweight Joey Beltran may be a journeyman by most accounts, but his entertaining, kill or be-killed style, grants him the credibility to sometimes be the exception, rather than the rule. The “Mexicutioner” is set to fight for the Bellator light-heavyweight title and with a record of just 2-5-1 over his last eight bouts...

Sep 6, 2014 11:23 pm

Coker & Chou Bring Magic Back To Friday Night Fights with Bellator 123

Friday September 5th was an amazing night to be a fan of mixed martial arts. On an evening that played host to over twenty MMA fights between the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator, the biggest winners were backstage at Bellator in Connecticut. Bellator President Scott Coker and matchmaker Rich Chou brought an amazing night of...

Sep 6, 2014 12:02 am

REPLAY! Bonnar vs. Ortiz Bellator Brawl

During tonight’s Bellator 123 broadcast, Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar stepped into the cage to announce their upcoming fight. Chaos ensued. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 5, 2014 10:22 pm

REPLAY! Pitbull Takes Title From Curran In Rematch

In Friday’s Bellator 123 main event, Pat Curran lost his Bellator featherweight title after a hard hought five-rounds against Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 5, 2014 7:08 pm

Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar Brawl in the Cage at Bellator 123

In between fights at tonight’s “Bellator 123” event, Bellator President Scott Coker announced that on Saturday November 15th, MMA Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar will duke it out in Bellator! Bonnar and Ortiz met in the middle of the cage and Bonnar was given an open microphone and proceeded to tear Ortiz...

Sep 5, 2014 6:45 pm

Bellator 123 Results: King Mo Clobbers Jacoby in Round 2, Earns TKO Win

Muhammed Lawal is back to his winning ways inside the Bellator cage with his TKO victory against Dustin Jacoby tonight at Bellator 123. As expected, wrestling standout King Mo took striker Dustin Jacoby down to the mat and tried to soften him up with ground-and-pound. Jacoby worked off his back and eventually made it back...

Sep 5, 2014 6:08 pm

Bellator 123 Results: McCrory Brutally TKOs Ward in 21 Seconds

Tamdan McCrory picked up the quickest victory of the night on tonight’s main card with his first round knockout. McCrory was backed up against the fence for a quick second but caught Ward with a punch that made him back up and wobble. McCrory continued to press forward and dropped him with a seven-punch combination...