Archive: bellator news

May 16, 2014 11:25 am

Bellator Boss Says PPV Providers Are Backing Them Against The UFC

“Oh yeah, look, the ROI on this, so far has been spectacular. It goes deeper than that, it goes to what is happening with the affiliates. The affiliates right now are looking at a situation where the WWE is pulling out with the WWE Network, you know, and also at the same time, the UFC...

May 16, 2014 11:15 am

King Mo: ‘I’m not a gym hopper’

King Mo has trained all over the world, most recently the former Strikeforce champ has taken up the ranks at Reign, AKA and ATT, three of the most prominent training centers in the world.


May 15, 2014 12:16 pm

Cormier: ‘King Mo Is Going To End Rampage Jackson’s Career’

D.C. is a King Mo Fan. Who knew? In a recent posting to instagram, the UFC light-heavyweight contender offered some praise for King Mo, some acknowledgement, and even a prediction for this weekend’s Bellator 120 event. Check it: The caption reads, “This guy insisted that I fight. This guys called me when I was at...

May 15, 2014 6:40 am

Is Bellator 120 Worth The Almighty PPV Dollar?

Whether you upgrade to high-definition, or stick to standard, is Saturday’s Bellator 120 card worth the almighty dollar? That, in a nutshell, is the million dollar question. Take a quick look at the card, now that it has lost the planned main event between Michael Chandler and lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. You’ve got Quinton “Rampage”...

May 14, 2014 6:03 pm

Rampage: ‘My Fight is worth your pay-per-view money’

“My fight alone is going to be worth the pay-per-view. This is one of the few grudge matches going on right now in MMA where [the fighters] honestly don’t like each other.” “I’m going to put on an exciting fight, and I’m going to be coming at him the second the bell rings. I’m going...

May 14, 2014 3:31 pm

QUICK TWITT | Ortiz At 220lbs 3 Days Before Bellator 120 Fight

The ‘Huntington Beach Badboy’ Tito Ortiz, is set to scrap it out with the Bellator middleweight champion this weekend at Bellator 120. The middleweight champion, Shlemenko, won’t have to cut weight for the bout, instead, he will come in at around 190 pounds. Tito will likely hold a 30 pound advantage over him. Check it:...

May 14, 2014 5:20 am

Bellator’s PPV Success Dependent On Former UFC, Strikeforce Stars

Just like that, the weight of Bellator MMA’s future on pay-per-view was placed squarely on the shoulders of two fighters who made their name in other promotions. Originally, the promotion wanted to focus Saturday’s card on the conclusion of the trilogy between lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. That, though, was thrown by the...

May 13, 2014 8:13 pm

Series Of Repeated Blows Cause Alvarez Head Injury

Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez was expected to make his PPV debut for Bellator this weekend. Instead of hyping the fight, he’s in the media explaining a recent training injury that forced him out of the planned main event. Via ‘The MMA Hour‘: “It was during one of [coach] Kenny Monday’s wrestling practices. Me and Abel...

May 13, 2014 2:13 pm

QUICK TWITT | Eddie Alvarez Apologizes For Dissing Bellator’s Interim Strap

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez didn’t take kindly to the news that Michael Chandler will be fighting for an interim title.  And why should he? However, the Blackzilian lightweight decided to take the high road and issued an apology through twitter about his negative comments. I apologize @BellatorMMA about my comments yesterday about the interm...

May 12, 2014 1:07 pm

Dana White: ‘I don’t see Bellator as competition’

“It’s one of those things. Those guys, I don’t care about those guys. I don’t see them as competition whatsoever. I see that Bjork (Bjorn Rebney) has been saying a lot of stupid s–t lately, he’s in the press. He’s screaming for attention. Screaming for attention. Talking about New York and the union and he’s...

May 11, 2014 11:00 am

Eddie Alvarez Suffers Concussion, Out of Bellator PPV Main-Event

Are Bellator pay-per-views cursed? It is going to be a bit longer until we get to see the rubber match between Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. Alvarez has been forced to pull out of the championship bout after suffering a concussion two weeks ago. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney is clearly upset about...

May 5, 2014 5:23 pm

King Mo: ‘Rampage Is Getting His A$$ Whooped’

“We’re not boys. I never talk to Rampage on the phone, maybe once, three or four years ago. I don’t know shit about Rampage, I knew he’s from Memphis. Other than that, I can’t say too much about him. I don’t know that dude, I don’t know. We ain’t boys, we’ve never been boys.” “I...

May 3, 2014 2:54 pm

Bjorn Rebney Offers to Share New Glove Design with the UFC

Bellator MMA has been working on improving the MMA glove design, a piece of  equipment that many have considered long-overdue for an overhaul. According to MMAjunkie, Bellator partnered with fitness equipment producer Everlast in order to make the new glove, which has been branded the “Powerlock MMA fight glove.” The glove is designed to better...

Apr 30, 2014 2:48 pm

Karo Parisyan Gets Slapped By Rousey Coach Following Disturbing Comments

Embattled MMA fighter, Karo Parisyan recently came out and made some crazy allegations about the relationship between Ronda Rousey, her trainer Edmond Tarverdyan, and her training partner and longtime friend Manny Gamburyan. You can catch that again, HERE and HERE. Now, according to Manny himself, Karo got slapped by the trainer in response to those...

Apr 29, 2014 10:45 am

Karo Parisyan: Ronda’s Head Coach Is ‘Eating Her Brains’

“You can’t even compare that gym to our gym, bro. We’re an established MMA gym and a judo gym for over 20 years. [Glendale Fighting Club] is a college gym that became an MMA gym somehow because Roman Mitichyan, one of our guys, one of my best training partners and friends, was taking judo over...

Apr 22, 2014 3:47 pm

Bellator Boss: Tito Will Have A 35 Pound Weight Advantage Over Shlemenko

“It’s 20 pounds on paper, but legitimately, Shlemenko walks around at 190.” Rebney told Sherdog.com. “He’s a guy who cuts four pounds, who stops eating big meals a day and a half before the fight to cut four pounds of water weight to make 185. He’s a typical Eastern European fighter who’s not interested in...

Apr 18, 2014 8:51 pm

.gif | Bellator 117: Watch Douglas Lima Punish Rick Hawn with Leg Kicks

Douglas Lima dominated this title fight and became the first new Bellator Welterweight Champion since 2010. Lima utilized his leg kicks to pick apart Rick Hawn at Friday’s ‘Bellator 117’ event. It was a performance worthy of a champion and we here at BJPENN.COM hope that Hawn did not suffer any serious injuries. It was...