Archive: Bellator

Jun 25, 2015 11:54 am

BAMMA USA 16’s Chris Saunders: UFC Veteran Who Has Found His New Home

  By Keith Harmon UFC and Bellator veteran Chris Saunders will step into the cage against Brandon Morris in a lightweight title eliminator bout tomorrow, Friday, June 26 that will also serve as the main event at BAMMA USA: Badbeat 16. The bout is a quick turnaround from Saunders’ fight in April, and forces him to miss...

Jun 25, 2015 10:16 am

BAMMA USA 16’s Brandon Morris: From “Young Money” to “Redrum”

  By Keith Harmon Brandon Morris and Chris Saunders will clash in a lightweight title eliminator in the main event of BAMMA USA – Badbeat 16, which streams live on Go Fight Live tomorrow, Friday, June 26. I had the chance to talk with Morris about his upcoming fight.  We discussed what it’s like training with...

May 21, 2015 11:04 am

Baroni – “Schilling is just a big mouth p*ssy, end of story!”

Mixed martial arts veteran Phil “NYBA” Baroni has been trying to line up a fight with Joe Schilling under the Bellator banner. The former Strikeforce title challenger posted a photo on twitter of himself with Scott Coker at last weekend’s Bellator event, insinuating that a fight with “Stitch em up” was on the horizon. However,...

Jan 16, 2015 7:04 pm

BELLATOR 132 RESULTS: Zwicker Earns Decision Win Over Alexander

In a night full of finishes, Houston Alexander and Virgil Zwicker fought for the full fifteen minutes and put on an exciting bout. After a close first round, Zwicker was the first man to convincingly gain momentum on the main card. Alexander was caught off guard with an uppercut at the beginning of the second...


Dec 27, 2014 2:02 pm

First Lesnar, Now Fedor! Coker Going After Everyone

Bellator President Scott Coker is hoping to land some “big fish” in 2015. Coker has already reached out to former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, to let him know he should weigh his options before signing on any dotted lines. Now the former Strikeforce boss has apparently set his sights on Fedor Emelianenko, to see...

Dec 20, 2014 9:40 am

Is Rampage Back?

MMA fights fans haven’t seen former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson inside the cage since his three-round unanimous decision win over Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 120 in May of 2014. That victory was expected to propel “Rampage” in to a light heavyweight title match against current Bellator champion Emanuel Newton. However, after former Bellator...

Nov 20, 2014 5:56 am

Dana White: “Brock Lesnar wouldn’t go to Bellator”

Over the last year, Bellator MMA has signed several former UFC fighters, including Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, and Rampage Jackson. One fighter White isn’t worried about joining Bellator is former champion Brock Lesnar. White spoke to TSN’s ‘On The Record’ to discuss why Lesnar wouldn’t sign with Bellator. “Brock Lesnar wouldn’t go to Bellator. Brock...

Nov 19, 2014 4:29 pm

Fernandez responds to Warren’s callout: “He talks too much”

ONE FC champion Bibiano Fernandez recently found himself on the receiving end of a callout from Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Warren. Fernandez handed Warren a loss back in 2009, something Warren is still looking to avenge. Fernandez has some advice for Warren, ‘accept your losses and move on.’ He spoke to MMAFighting. “He talks too...

Nov 19, 2014 4:05 pm

Dana White on Bellator 131 ratings: “I’m happy for Tito and Bonnar”

Last weekend the UFC, Bellator, and World Series of Fighting all went head to head on the same night. The UFC held UFC 180, which was on Pay-Per View, Bellator held Bellator 131 on Spike TV, and WSOF held WSOF 15 on NBC. UFC President Dana White spoke about the high numbers of Bellator 131...

Nov 19, 2014 9:33 am

King Mo and Tito Ortiz Engage in Twitter Beef

Following Tito Ortiz win over Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 this past weekend, Ortiz was asked about the possibility of fighting Rampage Jcakson, something Tito wasn’t opposed to. At the post-fight press conference however, King Mo spoke up about his desire to fight Tito (Read that HERE), with Tito telling King Mo to “Get in...

Nov 19, 2014 8:01 am

Medical Suspensions Report – Bellator 131

This past weekend fight fans witnessed two MMA veterans battle it out for three rounds in the cage with Tito Ortiz eventually getting the nod over Stephan Bonnar. Below are the medical suspensions from Bellator 131 courtesy of the MMAWeekly, who obtained the suspension list from the CSAC. Stephan Bonnar: 60 days pending medical clearance...

Nov 18, 2014 8:17 am

Rampage admits he should have stayed with UFC ‘devil’

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (35-11 MMA, 3-0 BFC) has not been seen in MMA action since scoring a decision win over Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 120 in May of 2014. That victory was expected to boost Jackson in to a title fight against current Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton. However, after former Bellator chairman Bjorn...

Nov 17, 2014 8:07 pm

Did Ortiz play tricks to keep Bonnar awake prior to Bellator 131?

The night before his Bellator 131 bout against Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar found himself on the wrong end of several bizarre circumstances that caused him to get little sleep the night before his highly anticipated fight against Tito Ortiz. He recounts the situation to MMAJunkie. “One of the reasons I was tired was some bizarre...

Nov 17, 2014 9:54 am

Michael Chandler on bizarre Bellator 131 loss: “I don’t remember much”

Michael Chandler was on the receiving end of one of the most bizarre knockouts in MMA history this past Saturday when he was KO’d by Will Brooks (See that HERE). Following the bout, Chandler spoke to Sherdog to discuss the strange KO. “It’s a loss, it was a hard one to take. I showed up...

Nov 17, 2014 5:05 am

Cung Le: “The boys are back in town”

Cung Le and Scott Coker go way back. Le fought his first professional bout under the Strikeforce banner, which Coker was the President of. Le went on to fight for Strikeforce 8 times before being signed by the UFC. With the recent drama between Le and the UFC, with the UFC suspending, and then un-suspending...

Nov 17, 2014 5:01 am

Bellator unveils four title fights in early 2015

After a successful Bellator 131 event last night, Bellator is looking to keep the momentum rolling as the year draws to a close. Bellator revealed four title fights in early 2015 via a press release, which was obtained by MMAMania. To kick off the new year Bellator will hold Bellator 132 on January 16th, which...

Nov 16, 2014 5:16 pm

Bellator signs 18 year old Wrestling standout

Bellator MMA has signed Wrestling phenom Aaron Pico to a “long term contract” according to an announcement made Saturday night. The announcement was obtained by MMAFighting. “When it comes to any big decision I make, I sit down with my family, my management team at Zinkin and the people that are around me that I...

Nov 16, 2014 5:05 pm

Tito Ortiz fined for flipping off Stephan Bonnar post-fight

Last night at Bellator 131 Tito Ortiz defeated Stephan Bonnar via decision. Many thought this would have put an end to the bitter rivalry between the two, however Ortiz had further plans. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” threw water on Bonnar after the bout, and flipped “The American Psycho” off (See that HERE). Now, according...

Nov 16, 2014 4:59 pm

War Machine laughs at Christy Mack’s emotional testimony

Last week we brought you news that former Bellator MMA fighter War Machine laughed at Christy Mack while she gave an emotional testimony in court. Now we have the accompanying video of the event. Check it out: 8 News NOW

Nov 16, 2014 3:34 pm

Bellator 131 Salaries: Ortiz Tops Payroll With $300k

Last night Bellator held arguably their biggest event ever, Bellator 131, which featured a main-event bout between Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar. Today the salaries for the event were disclosed by the CSAC to Sherdog, and unsurprisingly Tito Ortiz topped the $632,600 disclosed payroll. Interestingly however, according to MMAJunkie, Ortiz purse was not doubled as...

Nov 16, 2014 3:20 pm

King Mo calls out Tito Ortiz: “I will bust your a**”

Last night at Bellator 131, Tito Ortiz defeated Stephan Bonnar in a highly anticipated matchup. Also on the card, King Mo TKO’d Joe Vedepo (See that HERE). Following Ortiz win over Bonnar, he spoke about the possibility of fighting another UFC veteran, Rampage Jackson. “Of course I want that. We were supposed to fight a...

Nov 16, 2014 9:44 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Tito Ortiz Win Over Stephan Bonnar

Last night at Bellator 131, Tito Ortiz defeated Stephan Bonnar via decision in a highly anticipated matchup. MMA pros, and celebrities took to Twitter to react to the bout. Below are some reactions from notable viewers on Twitter. It's main event time! @titoortiz vs. @StephanBonnar is next on @SpikeTV! #Bellator131 pic.twitter.com/DUBmDbDPOZ — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA)...

Nov 15, 2014 8:32 pm

Bellator 131 Results: Brooks Stuns Chandler and Wins Lightweight Title!

There is just something about Michael Chandler title fights that just screams “TRILOGY”. His bout tonight with Will Brooks was one of the most exciting lightweight title fights in the history of Bellator and it showed that Brooks initial victory was not a fluke. The first round was simply a feeling out process. Due to...

Nov 10, 2014 9:07 pm

War Machine Releases Statement From Prison Regarding Suicide Attempt

Since being locked in jail several months ago, War Machine has continued to keep his name in the headlines. First the former Bellator MMA fighter sent a letter to a friend, in which he stated that Christy Mack and her male friend deserved the beating they got. Then some time later the former fighter attempted...

Nov 10, 2014 9:01 pm

Bellator 131’s Mike Richman Looking Forward To “Early TKO Finish” This Saturday

Mich Richman is currently gearing up for his Bellator 131 bout against Nam Phan this Saturday. Leading up to the bout many are wondering how Richman will combat Phan’s exciting brawler-esque style. Richman spoke to MMAJunkie to discuss his gameplan for the bout. “It’s perfect for me to put on one of those types of...

Nov 9, 2014 4:17 pm

Tito Ortiz Reveals Intricate Plan Used To Lure Stephan Bonnar To Bellator

Former UFC champion Tito Ortiz is set to face multiple time steroid abuser Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 this Friday. Leading up to the bout there has been trash talk on both sides, including the infamous scuffle in the cage. Ortiz explained the intricacies of his extravagant plan he used to get Stephan Bonnar to...