Archive: Bellator

Nov 15, 2013 8:36 am

Beltran wants it all, including light heavyweight title

A refreshed and rejuvenated Joey Beltran wants it to be known loud and clear that this isn’t the beginning of the end. Beltran will step into the cage Friday night to fight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (32-11) at Bellator 108 in Atlantic City, N.J. Though he has gone 4-6 over the last three years, Beltran sees...

Nov 15, 2013 7:02 am

Ben Askren Responds To Dana White’s Disinterest In Signing Him

UFC President Dana White has showed a disinterest in signing Bellator welterweight champion “Funky” Ben Askren, saying “As far as [Ben Askren], as far as the level he’s on? He barely beat Jay Hieron, you know? He’s got some work to do, he can fight in another organization and work his way up and go...

Nov 15, 2013 6:59 am

Dana White Has No Interest In Signing “Funky” Ben Askren

“Funky” Ben Askren, the undefeated and dominant Bellator welterweight champion recently ran the course of his Bellator contract, and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has shown no interest in resigning the champion, calling him a “completely one-dimensional fighter who is utterly dominant in that dimension.” “We’ve relinquished any right to match here and Ben can sign...

Nov 15, 2013 6:55 am

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Claims He Feels Like The Quinton From Pride

  Bellator 106 was supposed to be Bellator’s first PPV event, but an injury to Tito “The People’s Champion” Ortiz called off the main event fight between Ortiz and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, and ended Bellator’s PPV plans. Bellator 106 ended up on Spike TV as a free event, but Jackson was still disconcerted with the...

Nov 14, 2013 4:16 pm

‘Bellator: Rampage vs. Beltran’ Weigh-In Results

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from The Social bar inside the Revel casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s November 15th event, which will showcase MMA icon, Rampage Jackson’s Bellator debut, the Bellator Heavyweight World Title fight and the Bellator Featherweight Finals. Bellator MMA will take place from Revel on Thursday, November 15th with...

Nov 14, 2013 10:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Talks Newton Rematch, His Fighting Persona and Future

In part two of our interview, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal focuses on MMA. Host: Transitioning to MMA here: what do you think went wrong against Emanuel Newton a couple of weekends ago at Bellator 106? Lawal: Personally, I thought I won. I thought I won rounds one, four and five. He landed that neck kick...

Nov 14, 2013 8:46 am

Matt Riddle out Of Bellator 109 Bout

It would seem that Matt Riddle’s Bellator debut is yet again postponed. According to his opponent Nathan Coy, Riddle has pulled out of next week’s Bellator 109 card for unknown reasons. Coy, understandably, is not happy about the bout’s cancellation. “This is my livelihood. I’m supporting my family by doing this. I needed this opportunity...

Nov 14, 2013 8:28 am

Bellator Releases Welterweight Champion, Promotion Gives Up All Rights To Match

It looks like there will be no ugly contract negotiations between Bellator and welterweight fighter Ben Askren.  Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, tweeted to announce the release of Askren. I’ve made the decision to release Ben Askren. After speaking with Ben, it was clear it was a good time for both parties to move on. I've...

Nov 12, 2013 12:50 pm

EXCLUSIVE | King Mo Discusses Loss To Emmanuel Newton at Bellator 106

“I felt like I pushed the action, I felt like I had the bigger shots.  I was never hurt in the fight,” Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal said about his most recent loss to Emmanuel Newton at Bellator 106.  “I felt like my style was more effective damage-wise, and I felt that I won the fight,...

Nov 12, 2013 12:37 pm

Matt Hughes: Ortiz and Couture weren’t loyal and now they’re paying the price

Throughout the years many fighters, fans and media members have had disputes with the UFC/Zuffa, or more specifically with UFC President Dana White. Most notably would have to be former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Randy “The Natural” Couture and Tito Ortiz. We all remember the days of Tito’s prime when he wore his “Dana...

Nov 11, 2013 12:18 pm

POLL RESULTS: Did Bellator 106 Deliver?

On November 2, the Bellator Fighting Championship attempted to enter into the risky business of pay-per-view broadcasting. After removing the main event between Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson the promotion went back to their free on SPIKE TV business model and removed several notable bouts from the night’s roster. An epic title fight between Eddie...

Nov 8, 2013 7:20 am

Report: Comp’d Ticket Percentage High For Bellator 106 Event

By Evan Stoumbelis Bellator 106 took place last Saturday in California where fans saw Eddie Alvarez defeat Michael Chandler to win back his lightweight title in their rematch. The card became the biggest show Bellator has put on to date, and the most watched card in Bellator history with an average of 1.1 million viewers...

Nov 7, 2013 4:11 pm

Bellator 107: Kong vs. Graham Weigh-in Results

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from the Mist Nightclub inside the WinStar World Casino in preparation for Bellator MMA’s November 8th event, which will showcase the Bellator Heavyweight, Middleweight and Bantamweight Tournament Finals. Bellator MMA will take place from WinStar World Casino on Friday, November 8th with the first fight taking place at...

Nov 7, 2013 5:45 am

Watch Today’s Bellator 107 Weigh-Ins Live on BJPENN.COM (3:00PM PT)

Fighters from tomorrow night’s Bellator 107 event hit the scales today in the official weigh-ins ceremony from Thackerville, Oklahoma, to make their bouts official. In the main event UFC veteran and fan favorite heavyweight Cheick Kongo faces off with fellow tournament finalist Peter Graham to determine who will challenge Bellator heavyweight champion, Alexander Volkov for...

Nov 6, 2013 8:32 am

Bellator Reaches All-Time Best 1.1 Million Viewers for Bellator 106

In what started as its inaugural Pay-Per-View event, Bellator 106 seemed doomed when the card’s main event dispersed and the promotion was forced to make a number of last-minute changes to the card including several fight changes and switching to regular live broadcast.  Despite it all, the card headlined by Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez...

Nov 6, 2013 8:07 am

Beltran Keeping Family At Home For Expected ‘Ugly’ Fight Against Rampage

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Joey Beltran love to let leather fly. When the two former UFC vets enter the cage on Nov. 15 for Bellator 108 in Atlantic City things could get a little messy in a lot of ways. Beltran and Jackson will meet at a catchweight fight of 210 pounds and “The Mexicutioner”...

Nov 6, 2013 8:01 am

Dana White & Bjorn Rebney Trade Barbs On Twitter, Explain Recent Comments

The Bellator promotion has ushered itself in as America’s second leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion. In what many consider a distant second place behind the UFC, Bellator has secured a slot on Spike TV, acquired some of the UFC’s most recognizable faces and has made a valiant push towards becoming a competitor in the space...

Nov 5, 2013 11:39 am

Bellator Shifts Schedule, Middleweight and Heavyweight Title Fights Swap Dates

After a grueling Middleweight Title defense on September 7th, Alexander Shlemenko will now face Doug Marshall on November 22nd from Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In its place, the Heavyweight Title fight between Vitaly Minakov and Alexander Volkov will now be featured on the November 15th fight card from Revel in Atlantic City. Rampage Jackson...