Archive: Bellator

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 8, 2014 6:31 pm

Bellator Boss: ‘Culinary Union Should Not Back Off The Fertittas’

“Every state has approved mixed martial arts. They run shows just about anywhere. You’ve got shows that generate revenue everywhere — from hotel rooms, to restaurants, to the actual fights. It’s regulated appropriately by every state commission in the country. The New York State Athletic commission is one of the top athletic commissions in the...

May 8, 2014 8:49 am

Bellator Stars Endorse New Gloves

Eye pokes have been a huge issue for the sport of MMA, but also an issue that’s extremely hard to alleviate. After all, how do you restrict a fighter’s fingers, without negating their ability to grapple? Well, it looks like Bellator and Everlast might have solved the problem. The “Powerlock” glove – a glove with...

May 7, 2014 3:54 pm

Following Neck Fracture Bellator Takes Extra Measures To Ensure Safety Of Tito Ortiz

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has gone “above and beyond” to ensure the safety of Tito Ortiz leading up to his Bellator 120 bout with Alexander Schlemenko. Bjorn Rebney spoke back in January on Ortiz’ injury saying: It’s an unsettling conversation to have a specialist in the field of neck injuries to tell...

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 5:43 pm

Win or Lose, Alvarez Could Bolt from Bellator

  Eddie Alvarez’s see-saw relationship with Bellator could come to an end next month. Alvarez, a two-time Bellator lightweight champion, appears ready to exit stage right no matter how his upcoming bout with Michael Chandler pans out. Chandler and Alvarez will meet for a third time on May 17 in the main event of Bellator’s...

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 29, 2014 10:43 am

36 Stellar Strawweight Women Compete for TUF 20

There are 36 women fighting for eight upcoming spots on the next TUF 20, including many from large organizations like Bellator, Strikeforce, Invicta, and Cage Warrior. The newest installment of The Ultimate Fighter will be showcasing the best and brightest of a new 115lbs straw weight division, including fighters such as Michelle Ould, Nina Ansaroff,...

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 20, 2014 9:21 pm

Rampage & King Mo Trade Barbs On OTR

During a recent stint on ‘OTR’, BEllator stars, Rampage Jackson and King Mo traded words on the air. “I think your wrong, man. Why would we fake something like this, know what I’m saying? We both fighting in the cage for money…we ain’t cool, we ain’t boys,” said King Mo. “We’re fighting for that money....

Apr 20, 2014 1:47 pm

Fun Fact of the day: Liddell/Kennedy share same baby momma

Former Strikeforce title challenger Tim Kennedy and UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell have more in common than just a career in mixed martial arts, they also share the same baby momma. Yes it’s true, and the mother is none other than female MMA fighter Casey Noland (4-6 MMA, pictured). Noland met “The Iceman” when she was seventeen...

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...

Apr 18, 2014 8:21 pm

‘Bellator 117’ Results: Douglas Lima Wins Bellator Welterweight Championship

Douglas ‘The Phenom’ Lima is the new Bellator Welterweight Champion. Rick Hawn came to fight with a specific strategy in mind and that was his eventual downfall. Despite repeatedly getting kicked in the leg, he refused to adapt his gameplan to that of Lima’s and continued to press forward, attacking without checking the leg kicks....

Apr 18, 2014 4:38 pm

Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko Is Official For Bellator’s First PPV

  Today Bellator officials announced that the fight between veteran fighter Tito Ortiz and current Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will take place on the promotions first ever Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 120. Ortiz, who hasn’t won a fight since 2011, will make his Bellator debut on May 17 in Southaven, Miss. The fight is scheduled...

Apr 14, 2014 2:02 pm

Is Bellator Really Just A Poor Man’s UFC?

By Evan Stoumbelis In recent months, there has been more and more talk of Bellator competing with the UFC in terms of ratings as well as star power, and with Bellator getting ready to launch its inaugural Pay-Per View on May 17th, it’s only fair that we ask the question: Is Bellator a knockoff of...

Apr 14, 2014 12:53 pm

Bellator Boss Shuts Down Dana – Ronda Not MMA’s Top Star

Before her crushing defeat over Sarah McMann, UFC President Dana White called, Ronda Rousey MMA’s biggest star. While her pay-per-view numbers, still leave room for improvement, her ability to land leading roles in major motion pictures is a feat not easily matched. Still though, Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s CEO, isn’t buying it: “I would never want...

Apr 14, 2014 10:39 am

Renan Barao Open To Teammate vs. Teammate Bout vs. Marlon Moraes

  Anderson Silva is okay with fighting Lyoto Machida… Jacare is okay with fighting Anderson… Lyoto knocked his friend Mark Munoz clean out… Anderson would fight Jacare… and now, Renan Barao is apparently willing to fight his friend, Marlon Moraes.   It’s anarchy, I tells ya!   That, or UFC fighters are finally realizing that – if...

Apr 12, 2014 9:51 am

Tito Ortiz vs. Alexander Shlemenko set for Bellator 120 PPV

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz (16-11 MMA) will once again attempt to make his debut for Bellator Fighting Championships, as it was announced yesterday that he is scheduled to face the promotions current middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko at the Bellator 120 pay-per-view this May. The announcement was made by “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” himself during...