Archive: Bellator

Nov 5, 2013 8:38 am

Eddie Alvarez isn’t mad at Bjorn Rebney or Bellator

By Evan Stoumbelis Newly crowned Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made his successful return to action this past Saturday at Bellator 106 after a year-long layoff to reclaim his 155-pound strap from then undefeated champion Michael Chandler. For those who don’t know, Bellator sued Alvarez after the UFC offered him a contract and Bellator exercised...

Nov 4, 2013 3:25 pm

Bellator 106 Was Free For The Fans- But What Will It End Up Costing The Company?

This past Saturday night, we were to be given a Pay-Per-View quality show, free on Spike TV. A show which included a main-event rematch of the biggest fight that Bellator has ever put on, three title fights, and the crowning of the first ever Fight Master, Bellator 106 promised to be an epic night of fights for...

Nov 4, 2013 12:02 pm

POLL | Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

Last Saturday the Bellator promotion put their best foot forward with a triple-header title fight event. After making the shift from pay-per-view to live TV, removing notable stars like Rampage Jackson and Cheick Kongo the show went on with three title fights. In front of a near empty Arena the combatants squared off in a...

Nov 4, 2013 11:20 am

Medical Suspensions: Bellator 106’s Alvarez & Chandler Among 22 Suspended Fighters

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place this Saturday in Long Beach California during which Eddie Alvarez avenged his loss to the formerly undefeated Michael Chandler to win the lightweight belt, Emmanuel Newton defeated King Mo to win the interim light-heavyweight belt, Daniel Straus defeated Pat Curran to win the featherweight belt, and Joe Riggs...

Nov 1, 2013 11:38 am

Bellator PPV Cancellation Actually A Blessing In Disguise

Tito Ortiz’s neck injury, which precipitated the cancellation of Bellator’s Pay-Per-View plans has unwittingly become a blessing in disguise for Bellator. Bellator is currently a product that is devotedly followed by hardcore mixed martial arts fans, and casual fans who tune in if they have heard of a fighter on the card, or if they...

Oct 31, 2013 10:28 am

QUICK TWITT | Tito Ortiz Says In Six Weeks He’ll Be Back In The Gym

Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz has been blasted in the headlines as of late for his last-minute cancellation of his main event with Rampage Jackson. A fractured neck was the culprit. The Huntington Beach Bad Boy took to twitter to give an update on his health status yesterday and here it is!

Oct 30, 2013 8:50 am

GSP: If Askren signs, I’ll fight him. No problem.

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren (12-0 MMA), is currently in contract limbo, sitting on the shelf with Bellator, while waiting for a contract offer from the UFC. Bellator President, Bjorn Rebney, stated that he would happily let Ben Askren go, if the UFC would give him an immediate title shot. UFC president, Dana White, did...

Oct 29, 2013 1:35 pm

POLL | Did Bellator Make The Right Call By Canceling PPV & Thinning Down Card?

  Last Friday we learned that Tito Ortiz was pulling out of his main event fight against Rampage Jackson in what was to serve as the Bellator promotions pay-per-view debut. Instead of opting to book a replacement opponent on just one-weeks notice, the good folks over at Bellator decided to thin down the card and...

Oct 29, 2013 10:53 am

QUICK TWITT | Tito Ortiz Shows Off X-Rays of Fractured Neck

‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ Tito Ortiz, single-handedly destroyed Bellator’s aspirations at a pay-per-view event. After a heavy dose of media promotions, Tito finally let the cat out of the bag last week that he had a fractured neck and will be unable to compete against Rampage Jackson at Bellator 106. Based on the timeline...

Oct 28, 2013 12:41 pm

Bellator Drops Three More Bouts From This Weekend’s Bellator 106 Event

  A once promising fight card, that was to serve as Bellator’s debut into the pay-per-view market, has fell apart at the seams and is no longer the “stacked” event once billed. With news that Tito Ortiz is injured, the promotion opted to remove Rampage Jackson from the main event entirely and postpone his promotional...

Oct 28, 2013 11:51 am

Bellator’s Best Efforts Continue To Fail: Cheick Kongo’s Opponent, Out With Knee Injury

This weekend has been rough on Bellator, as two fighters scheduled to headline upcoming events have pulled out of their respective bouts due to injury.  The most recent of these is Vinicius ‘Spartan’ Queiroz, finalist of Bellator’s Heavyweight tournament who was set to face Cheick Kongo (shown above) on November 8.   By Christopher Murphy...

Oct 25, 2013 3:23 pm

Tito Ortiz Suffers Fractured Neck: Bellator Moves Entire Show to Live & Free on Spike TV

After months of training preparing for his November 2nd showdown with Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz has suffered a fractured neck injury forcing the cancellation of the main event for Bellator’s November 2nd fight card. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and Spike President Kevin Kay have jointly decided to provide the November 2nd fight card to MMA...

Oct 25, 2013 10:51 am

VIDEO | Ortiz & Shamrock Go ‘Off The Record’ vs. UFC

“Dana White is an excellent promoter,” said Ortiz. “He goes out and promotes the sport for what it is. But he’s not the one getting in the cage, that’s entertaining the fans who are watching and buying the pay-per views.” “Fighters are the ones who are stepping in and putting our lives on the line...

Oct 23, 2013 11:25 am

VIDEO | Adam Carolla Criticizes Tito Ortiz’ Boxing

Post by Adam Carolla. Check out Adam Carolla hold pads for former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz. Tito faces Rampage Jackson next week in Long Beach as the headlining act to Bellator’s first every pay-per-view event.

Oct 18, 2013 9:32 am

White brushes off Bellator’s Askren offer: ‘They’re playing games’

The thought of Ben Askren just waltzing in and challenging for a UFC title doesn’t fly with Dana White. Recently, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney offered to let conditional free agent Ben Askren walk away from the company provided UFC officials would guarantee him a title shot. White isn’t having any of it, as he spoke...

Oct 17, 2013 6:42 am

Roy Nelson: This is probably the crappiest camp that I’ve ever had

In the MMA game, some training camps go good and some training camps go bad, and according to UFC heavyweight Roy Nelson (19-8 MMA, 6-4 UFC) his latest camp was the latter of the two: “This has actually probably been the crappiest camp that I’ve ever had,” Nelson admitted on Wednesday. “It is what it...

Oct 15, 2013 11:07 am

Report: Bellator Has Sold Less Than 2,000 Tickets for First PPV

Bellator is set to air its first Pay-Per-View event on November 2 that will feature Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson (pictured) fighting Tito Ortiz, but a report this past weekend indicates that the promotion may be struggling to get fans in attendance.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA As Bellator continues promoting and preparing for its first Pay-Per-View...

Oct 14, 2013 11:59 am

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney Discusses UFC’s Silence Toward Ben Askren

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, has been a free agent since the summer; and CEO Bjorn Rebney (pictured) wonders why the UFC has not made an offer yet.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   When Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren’s contract with Bellator came to a close this summer, many thought the UFC would soon...

Oct 14, 2013 11:38 am

WSOF’s Jon Fitch Says He Would Turn Down a Fight With Rousimar Palhares

Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch says that a fight with Rousimar Palhares ‘would be the first time in my career that I turned down a fight.’   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA   Following a 31 second submission victory over Mike Pierce at UFC Fight Night 29, Rousimar Palhares’ life would change forever.  Only not...

Oct 12, 2013 11:41 am

Bellator Not Interested In Rousimar Palhares

In just 31-seconds Rousimar Palhares completely destroyed his career as a prize-fighter. The 33-year old Brazilian has cranked one-too-many leg locks beyond the acceptable limit and now he’s lost his job and according to Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, a shot with the emerging second best MMA promotion in the world. “Risks already exist for the...

Oct 11, 2013 9:46 am

Terry Etim Makes Bellator Debut Saturday, November 2nd on Spike TV

Submission ace Terry Etim will return to the cage on November 2nd as the Liverpool native will make his Bellator debut against Patrick Cenoble. The lightweight affair will be featured on Spike TV leading up to Bellator’s highly anticipated Pay-Per-View, which is headlined by MMA icons Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz. “Rampage vs. Tito” will...

Oct 10, 2013 12:19 pm

Report: Bellator Will Release Ben Askren if Given Immediate UFC Title Shot

  Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney has placed an impossible condition on his release of welterweight champion Ben Askren to the UFC.    By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA This summer Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren became a free agent.  It was expected that the UFC would pick him up, and it was also expected that...