Archive: Bellator

May 20, 2013 12:10 pm

Matt Riddle Joins Bellator Welterweight Roster

With a division already boasting the likes of Ben Askren, Paul Daley, Douglas Lima, Ben Saunders, Andrey Koreshkov and Karl Amoussou, Matt Riddle knows he will be swimming in “Deep Waters” when he enters the Bellator Welterweight Tournament this Fall as Bellator has signed a long-term promotional agreement with the controversial Pennsylvania native. Riddle joins...

May 13, 2013 12:25 pm

Bjorn Rebney: We will never be a feeder system to the UFC

“We’re in a very, very unique spot in terms of rarified air. We’re in a spot that nobody else has ever occupied in the mixed-martial-arts space other than the UFC, and I think it needs to be made very clear we never have been and we never will be a feeder system for the UFC....

May 7, 2013 9:29 am

Eddie Alvarez Reveals Details on Bellator Blocking UFC Deal

  In an interview with the Bleacher Report, former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez (24-3) revealed details on the deal between the UFC, Bellator, and Bellator parent company, Viacom that was blocked, prohibiting Alvarez from joining the UFC roster. Alvarez had quite  a lot to say and covered several topics including the differences between what...

May 1, 2013 4:45 pm

Playing Matchmaker: Cheick Kongo’s First Fights Outside The UFC

It’s official: Cheick Kongo and the Ultimate Fighting Championship are no longer affiliated with each other. After nearly seven years of working for the UFC and calling the octagon his home, Kongo is looking to pursue a career outside of Zuffa. Kongo’s first win over a big-name came after he defeated Mirko Cro Cop by...

Apr 18, 2013 5:34 pm

Vladimir Matyushenko Signs Deal With Bellator MMA

  After a streaky few years and two disappointing, consecutive losses in the UFC, Vladimir Matyushenko has sought a new stage to perform. He has now found that stage after signing a deal with Bellator MMA. Matyushenko was cut along with a slew of other fighters earlier this year. His last UFC outing saw him...

Mar 17, 2013 3:17 pm

March 17, 2013 Ryan Martinez Joins BJPenn.com´s FIST-ta-CUFF Radio Show 181

Our last guest is a heavyweight who has a wrestling pedigree that is better then half the people in the sport. I’m talking about Ryan Martinez, and Ryan is set to take on Travis Wiuff at Bellator 93. Ryan has been on the show before, where we spoke about his past and his wrestling credentials....

Mar 14, 2013 9:38 am

BJPENN.COM RADIO 3/13/13: BEN ASKREN INTERVIEW (Full Replay) | MMA NEWS

Bellator welterweight champion, Ben Askren, hit the airwaves with the BJPENN.COM RADIO crew last night to discuss all things Bellator related. Fresh off his Twitter fight with Michael Bisping, Askren also gave his thoughts on several UFC happenings. If you missed the live broadcast you can check out the Askren segment in the player above.

Feb 22, 2013 9:28 am

Bellator Not Interested in Signing Fitch | MMA News

  The recent release of arguably one of the best welterweights in MMA history to never hold a title in the UFC, Jon Fitch, shocked the MMA community and left UFC fighters out in the cold in the way of job security as the prospect of being released became very real. The UFC stated that...