Archive: Bellator

Apr 11, 2014 7:33 am

QUICK TWITT | Tito Ortiz Cleared To Fight

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter, Tito Ortiz, has been cleared to fight once again. Check out the HBB’s announcement: News get better and better. Guess who's cleared to fight???? — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) April 10, 2014 Me that's who!!!!!! I'mmmmm baaaaack! pic.twitter.com/DjJ27k29Ib — Tito Ortiz (@titoortiz) April 10, 2014

Apr 11, 2014 7:15 am

Shlemenko Calls Out Tito Ortiz: ‘I will fight you. I will beat you.’

Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko made a short video yesterday calling out Tito Ortiz for the May 17th Bellator PPV card. Ortiz had JUST announced via twitter that he was officially cleared to fight when Shlemenko respectfully called out the former UFC champ: “Tito Ortiz, you say you want to fight May 17th on the...

Apr 8, 2014 7:35 am

Salary Report: Kongo Towers Over Bellator 115 Payroll

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 115 took place on April 4th, where fight fans saw Vitaly Minakov defeat former UFC heavyweight contender Cheick Kongo to retain the Bellator heavyweight strap. Early this morning we received the payroll from the NSAC, fighter salaries are as follows: Main card (Spike TV) Vitaly Minakov ($17,500 + $17,500 = $35,000)...


Apr 4, 2014 8:40 pm

Bellator 115 Results: Minakov Defeats Kongo and Retains Heavyweight Title

The heavyweight championship was hanging in the balance tonight as Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo battled on tonight’s main event. The fight kicked off in controversial fashion as Minakov landed two low-blows on Kongo which ultimately led to a point deduction for the heavyweight champion. Kongo could not take control of the round despite getting...

Apr 4, 2014 3:50 pm

‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ Live Results

Tonight, BJPENN.COM will be providing live results of Spike TV’s ‘Bellator 115: Minakov vs. Kongo’ event. The card kicks off at 4:00pm PT, although, in typical Bellator fashion,  the card it tape-delayed on the west coast. RESULTS: Vitaly Minakov def. Cheick Kongo by way of Unanimous Decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) Herman Terrado & Justin Baesman...

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 am

*April Fools* UFC Buys Spike TV, Cancels Bellator Broadcasts Indefinitely

This story is an April Fools Joke. For several months now it seemed as though Bellator had been picking up steam and finally hitting a stride of loyal viewers. A partnership with Spike TV meant ratings were rising, and as a result fighters were being signed. There were even talks that Bellator would eventually surpass...

Mar 22, 2014 10:52 am

Bellator Champ Pat Curran: ‘I’m going to beat the sh*t out of Pitbull’

“I know I’m going to beat the shit out of Pitbull, so I know for a fact I’m going to see Straus for a fourth time,” Curran boldly stated. “I’m not worried about ‘Pitbull.’ I know he’s a dangerous fighter, but I beat him before and I’m going to beat him even worse this time...

Mar 21, 2014 5:44 pm

Ortiz Says He’s Ready for Bellator Return

Tito Ortiz says he’s fully recovered and ready to go. Ortiz fractured his neck while training for a 2013 bout against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, which was to headline Bellator’s first pay-per-view. During Ortiz’s recovery, doctors had warned of the possibility of paralysis if he fought again, but he told Knockout Radio that he is “100-percent...

Mar 20, 2014 10:05 am

Bellator Champ Newton: ‘Bellator Will Surpass The UFC’

“I just see Bellator definitely surpassing UFC. It’s already happening. [The UFC] is not very personable with the fighters. They don’t really have the fans understanding what the fighters went through, understanding their camps. I think Bellator does that very well. They really follow the fighters, so it makes the fans fall in love more...

Mar 19, 2014 7:02 pm

Bellator 115: Kongo vs. Minakov Card Finalized With 10 Bouts

At 13-0 and the undefeated Bellator Heavyweight World Champion, Russian knockout connoisseur Vitaly Minakov is ready to extend his reign as “The New Emperor” and defend his world title against Cheick Kongo live on Spike TV Friday, April 4th from Nevada’s Reno Events Center. The night will also feature the Bellator Middleweight and Welterweight Semifinals,...

Mar 18, 2014 7:37 am

King Mo: ‘I’m a better boxer than Rampage Jackson’

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson, and former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, ‘King Mo’, are set to fight on Bellator’s first ever pay-per-view event this May. Rampage is known as one of the sports most vicious knockout artists and King Mo is widely considered one of the best wrestlers in the sport. For many, this scheduled...

Mar 17, 2014 6:06 am

ACL Injury Forces Terry Etim Out Of Bellator Lightweight Tournament,

The Bellator Light Heavyweight World Title will be settled on Friday, March 21st from the Kansas Star Arena, live on Spike TV as Attila Vegh will fight “The Hardcore Kid” Emmanuel Newton in a highly anticipated clash at 205 pounds. The night will also feature the start of the Bellator Lightweight Tournament. Liverpool native Terry...

Mar 14, 2014 2:00 pm

PHOTO | Bellator Champ Straus Forced To Cut Hair To Make Weight

Yesterday, Bellator featherweight champion, Daniel Straus, failed to make weight during his first attempt at the official Bellator 112 weigh-ins. He was over by a mere one-pound and he took it off with a pair of scissors. Check it: This is the result of a tough cut from @DanielStraus. Heart of a Champion. Going to...

Mar 14, 2014 1:00 pm

Bjorn Rebney Defends Straus vs Curran III Matchup

Many have offered criticism about Bellator MMA’s decision to give Pat Curran an immediate rematch against Bellator Featherweight champion Daniel Straus, given that both Magomedrasul “Frodo” Khasbulaev and Patricio Freire have won tournaments and are waiting for their title shots. In a recent interview with MMASucka, Bjorn Rebney defended the decision, saying: “I had to...

Mar 14, 2014 7:15 am

Pat Curran’s Bout With Depression Almost Ended His Career

“The fight game is 90% mental.” It’s a cliché we’ve heard countless times, from countless people. But that doesn’t make it any less truthful. The mental prowess of a fighter can make or break not only their next fight, but their entire career. And it’s not just confidence that I’m speaking of; you have to...

Mar 13, 2014 6:04 pm

Bellator 112 Weigh-In Results

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from Chicago’s Horseshoe Casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s March 14th event, which will showcase the Featherweight World Title fight and the opening rounds of the Bellator Season 10 Welterweight Tournament. Bellator MMA will take place from Horseshoe Casino on Friday, March 14th with the first fight taking...

Mar 12, 2014 10:24 am

PHOTO | Tito Shows Off New Girlfriend – Former UFC Ring Girl Amber Nichole Miller

The HBB, Tito Ortiz, is recovering from his very public breakup with his ‘Baby Momma’ Jenna Jameson. The newly signed and now injured Bellator light-heavyweight is back on the mend, both physically and in his personal life as evidenced by this photo with Miller. Want to see more of Tito’s new flame? Click here, or...

Mar 11, 2014 10:15 am

“Rampage” vs. King Mo Set For “Alvarez vs. Chandler III” Pay-Per-View In Memphis

MMA’s greatest trilogy is set for Saturday, May 17th as Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will defend his title against Michael Chandler in the most highly anticipated fight of 2014, live on Pay-Per-View. The night also features the Memphis return of MMA superstar Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, who will square off against King Mo Lawal in...

Mar 7, 2014 9:21 pm

Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz to Headline Court Case against Former Trainer

The ‘People’s Champion’ and ‘Rampage’ characters may have to wait a bit longer to make their next public appearances as Tito Ortiz and Quinton Jackson prepare for a different kind of fight than they are used to: Legal Battle. The two former UFC fighters are being sued by ex-trainer Juanito Ibarra because he felt like...

Mar 7, 2014 3:18 pm

War Machine Posts Some Crazy Threatening Video’s Then Withdraws From Bellator Tourny

The story title really has two different subject matters in it. For that I apologize, I just didn’t see the need to make two stories about War Machine today. In an odd move, one of Bellator’s, more recognizable welterweight’s, War Machine, has been posting troubling, some would even say, nonsensical babbling, video’s to his Youtube...

Mar 4, 2014 4:58 pm

VIDEO | Rampage Shows Off His California Home And It’s Awesome

Bellator money must be good! Or maybe it’s UFC Money? Maybe even PRIDE FC Money or perhaps even some A-Team Money? At any rate, Rampage Jackson is a baller and he recently gave these guys a tour of his super-star status dwelling in Mission Viejo, California. Did anyone say TNA money? I guess that’s possible...