Archive: bellator news

Sep 5, 2014 5:54 pm

Bellator 123 Results: Lashley Makes Burns Tap Out in Second Round

Bobby Lashley’s Bellator debut was as big of a success as he could have hoped for, earning a stoppage in the second round against Josh Burns It was clear that Josh Burns and Bobby Lashley were nowhere near the likes of Cheick Kongo in terms of skill inside the cage, but it was an attraction...

Sep 5, 2014 5:20 pm

Bellator 123 Results: Kongo Easily Submits Johnson in First Round

Cheick Kongo picked up his second stoppage in a row tonight against veteran Lavar Johnson. Johnson stated “This can be a short fight if Cheick Kongo cooperates”, and Kongo refused to cooperate. Kongo ducked and dodged all of Johnson’s wild punches until Johnson eventually overthrew to the point where he fell down. Kongo hopped on...

Sep 5, 2014 2:49 pm

‘Bellator 123: Curran vs. Pitbull 2’ Official Results

Today on SPIKE TV, Bellator returns to action with one of their best cards of 2014, and they’re going head to head with the UFC. If you cannot make the event, or just need to catch up on results, you’re in the right place. Bellator 123 goes down from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn....

Sep 5, 2014 5:32 am

Christy Mack Donating Funds Raised For Her

Nearly $100,000.00 was raised for Christy Mack, the alleged victim of a vicious attack by MMA’s War Machine. And now, the adult-film actress plans on donating those funds to a charity that helps battered women. She discussed the decision via social media: This is the only fundraiser that I am involved with and that I...

Sep 4, 2014 3:59 pm

Bellator 123 Official Weigh-In Results – All Make Weight

As part of tomorrow night’s MMA Double-Header, Bellator MMA hits Connecticut with “Bellator 123: Curran vs. Freire”. All fighters made their contracted weight, making tomorrow night’s stacked event official. Here’s the results: MAIN CARD: (Spike TV, 8 p.m. ET) Champ Pat Curran (144.75) vs. Patricio Freire (145) – for featherweight title Dustin Jacoby (203.75) vs....

Sep 4, 2014 11:03 am

Tito Ortiz And Stephan Bonnar Engage In Twitter Beef

Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar are on a collision course to the cage. The two former UFC fighters, now under the Bellator MMA banner, are not friends, and they don’t care who knows it. Check the latest: Stop following me @Hof23 , or I'm gonna continue to tweet this: @titoortiz : I'm sure the needles...

Sep 3, 2014 4:02 pm

Tito Ortiz Awards This Fighter His 2014 ‘B!tch Boy Of The Year’ Award

Bellator MMA’s Tito Ortiz has found a new rival over at his fighting home of Bellator MMA ,and he’s coming out swinging on the web. Check it: #BitchBoy of the year. — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) September 2, 2014 UFC hall-of-famer Stephan Bonnar is Bellator MMA’s latest acquisition and was event sent by Dana White...

Sep 3, 2014 2:32 pm

King Mo: ‘I’ll be fighting for Bellator for a long time’

I’ll be fighting for Bellator for a long time. I wouldn’t mind finishing my career with Bellator. My job is to fight. Bellator offered me a good deal so I took it. I like (Scott) Coker, I like (director of communications) Anthony (Mazzuca), I like Bellator, the people at Viacom, Spike TV. It makes sense...

Sep 3, 2014 1:43 pm

BAIL DENIED! War Machine Charged With Attempted Murder, Facing Life In Prison

The MMA Fighter formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver, War Machine was in court this morning to answer to charges of beating two, including his ex-girlfriend, Christy Mack, inside her Las Vegas home. In total, the former UFC and Bellator fighter is charged with 32 Felony violations, including attempted murder, Battery by strangulation, kidnapping, sexual assault,...

Sep 3, 2014 11:26 am

PHOTO | War Machine Appears In Las Vegas Courts

Earlier today, the MMA fighter formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver appeared in Las Vegas courts as part of the judicial proceedings for his beating of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and her male friend. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Sep 2, 2014 5:55 pm

Cyborg On Track For December Bantamweight Drop

“Everything seems to be on schedule (for Cyborg’s drop to 135lbs.). She is pumped up and ready; she is making her way. She wants that fight with Ronda. She is putting in the hard work, the time and the effort to get that fight. I think she’s very focused on getting to where she needs...

Aug 30, 2014 1:36 pm

Bonnar Intentionally Released By Dana White To Go Beat Up Ortiz In Bellator

Earlier this week we reported that Stephan Bonnar was packing up and heading back to SPIKE TV under the Bellator MMA banner. Now we have a statement from the UFC boss, explaining why he allowed his contracted Hall-Of-Fame fighter to jump the promotional ship, and it’s all about his longtime nemesis in Tito Ortiz. Via...

Aug 28, 2014 3:25 pm

King Mo Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension With Bellator

As King Mo prepares for his September 5th battle with Dustin Jacoby, the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion has a much clearer outlook on his future, as King Mo has signed a long-term-extension with Bellator that will keep the Mayweather Boxing Club product inside the Bellator cage for years to come. “This was one of...

Aug 28, 2014 2:12 pm

Ortiz To Bonnar: ‘I’m going to beat the juice out of you B***h’

UFC Hall-of-Famer, Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar is signed to Bellator and ready to fight. First on his list, if he has it his way, is fellow UFC veteran Tito Ortiz. In a recent press-release Bonnar had some harsh words for Ortiz and Tito has taken to twitter with an appropriate response. Check it: Really? @StephanBonnar...

Aug 28, 2014 9:20 am

Bellator Inks #6 Ranked Analisa Bucci To Featherweight Roster

The roster additions continue for Bellator as the promotion has added the #6 ranked featherweight in the world as Annalisa Bucci (7-3) has joined Bellator and will compete in the United States for the first time in her career. “I feel extremely honored, excited and thankful to be part of the first group of females,...

Aug 26, 2014 12:01 pm

King Mo: ‘MMA isn’t a true sport like pro-wrestling’

“Pro Wrestling is harder than MMA. Here’s the reason why, in MMA I can avoid damage. I can circle, I can pull guard, I can take you down, I can push you to the cage, hell I can tap, I can verbally give up. In Pro Wrestling I’ve seen guys tear their ACL and continue...

Aug 22, 2014 11:24 am

Strauss, Parisyan, Grove Inked For Bellator’s So-Cal Return

Bellator 127 is now set as the promotion will return to Southern California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino on Friday, October 3rd as Daniel Straus will battle Justin Wilcox in the main event live on Spike TV. Tickets for the event are on sale now and are available at the Pechanga Box Office, or

Aug 21, 2014 1:07 pm

2013 Female Fighter Of The Year Winner Inks Deal With Bellator

Just days after Bellator President Scott Coker reinstated the women’s division to Bellator by bringing in top featherweights Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd, Bellator has a new addition to the roster as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Talita Nogueira (6-0) has joined the promotion. Currently ranked in the Top 10 Featherweight rankings, the multiple-time jiu-jitsu champion will...

Aug 21, 2014 5:02 am

Coker Planning 16 Events In 2015 For Bellator Reboot

“The first thing we had to change was the tournament format. Which we did. The second thing is we have to go and recruit the top talent and cultivate the talent we have here now. And the third thing was the staff running 10 shows in a row. Talk about a burnout. We had to...

Aug 20, 2014 4:19 pm

War Machine’s Lawyer Issues Statement: “My Client Is Not A Monster”

According to a recent statement to local news station, KTLA in Los Angeles, War Machine’s lawyer, Brandon Sua says his client has not done anything illegal, and has been painted as a monster by the national media. KTLA’s report reads: (Via An attorney for Koppenhaver said his client has struggled with the response to the...

Aug 20, 2014 12:38 pm

QUICK TWITT | MMA Reactions To Eddie Alvarez UFC Signing

Yesterday we learned that top lightweight fighter Eddie Alvarez had finally closed a deal with the UFC. The shift comes on the heels of the Bellator lightweight champ’s unconditional release from the Viacom owned MMA Promotion, he previously called home. Expected to make an immediate impact in the UFC’s lightweight ranks, some key figures from...