Archive: Bellator

Aug 28, 2014 3:25 pm

King Mo Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension With Bellator

As King Mo prepares for his September 5th battle with Dustin Jacoby, the former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion has a much clearer outlook on his future, as King Mo has signed a long-term-extension with Bellator that will keep the Mayweather Boxing Club product inside the Bellator cage for years to come. “This was one of...

Aug 28, 2014 2:12 pm

Ortiz To Bonnar: ‘I’m going to beat the juice out of you B***h’

UFC Hall-of-Famer, Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar is signed to Bellator and ready to fight. First on his list, if he has it his way, is fellow UFC veteran Tito Ortiz. In a recent press-release Bonnar had some harsh words for Ortiz and Tito has taken to twitter with an appropriate response. Check it: Really? @StephanBonnar...


Aug 28, 2014 9:20 am

Bellator Inks #6 Ranked Analisa Bucci To Featherweight Roster

The roster additions continue for Bellator as the promotion has added the #6 ranked featherweight in the world as Annalisa Bucci (7-3) has joined Bellator and will compete in the United States for the first time in her career. “I feel extremely honored, excited and thankful to be part of the first group of females,...

Aug 26, 2014 12:01 pm

King Mo: ‘MMA isn’t a true sport like pro-wrestling’

“Pro Wrestling is harder than MMA. Here’s the reason why, in MMA I can avoid damage. I can circle, I can pull guard, I can take you down, I can push you to the cage, hell I can tap, I can verbally give up. In Pro Wrestling I’ve seen guys tear their ACL and continue...

Aug 22, 2014 2:55 pm

Daley finally granted visa to fight again in the United States

According to Bellator President Scott Coker, Paul “Semtex” Daley (34-13-2 MMA) has finally been granted a working visa from the United States government, which will allow him to resume his fight career with the Viacom-owned organization. Daley has not fought on American soil since July of 2012, when he defeated Rudy Bears via first-round TKO at Bellator 72....

Aug 21, 2014 1:07 pm

2013 Female Fighter Of The Year Winner Inks Deal With Bellator

Just days after Bellator President Scott Coker reinstated the women’s division to Bellator by bringing in top featherweights Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd, Bellator has a new addition to the roster as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Talita Nogueira (6-0) has joined the promotion. Currently ranked in the Top 10 Featherweight rankings, the multiple-time jiu-jitsu champion will...

Aug 21, 2014 5:02 am

QUICK TWITT | Phil Baroni Released From Bellator

Longtime MMA Veteran, Phil Baroni has just been cut from his latest promotional home over at Bellator MMA. He was just one-fight into his Bellator deal. Baroni, last saw action last month in a first round losing effort to Karo Parisyan. The UFC veteran cites his support for the recently detained War Machine as the...

Aug 21, 2014 5:02 am

Coker Planning 16 Events In 2015 For Bellator Reboot

“The first thing we had to change was the tournament format. Which we did. The second thing is we have to go and recruit the top talent and cultivate the talent we have here now. And the third thing was the staff running 10 shows in a row. Talk about a burnout. We had to...

Aug 20, 2014 4:19 pm

War Machine’s Lawyer Issues Statement: “My Client Is Not A Monster”

According to a recent statement to local news station, KTLA in Los Angeles, War Machine’s lawyer, Brandon Sua says his client has not done anything illegal, and has been painted as a monster by the national media. KTLA’s report reads: (Via KTLA.com) An attorney for Koppenhaver said his client has struggled with the response to the...

Aug 20, 2014 12:38 pm

QUICK TWITT | MMA Reactions To Eddie Alvarez UFC Signing

Yesterday we learned that top lightweight fighter Eddie Alvarez had finally closed a deal with the UFC. The shift comes on the heels of the Bellator lightweight champ’s unconditional release from the Viacom owned MMA Promotion, he previously called home. Expected to make an immediate impact in the UFC’s lightweight ranks, some key figures from...

Aug 20, 2014 9:37 am

Paul Daley Tells Bellator To Back Off Of Manhoef Fight

Newly appointed Bellator President Scott Coker has been working on getting bigger and better fights set up for the organization, and his latest idea, set for November, would be one heck of a fight. Coker spoke about his plans to put Paul Daley against Melvin Manhoef for the MMA Hour: “Paul, pending his September 12th...

Aug 20, 2014 5:01 am

Eddie Alvarez Says He Will Be Champion “Very Soon”

I want the title. And I’m willing to fight whoever I have to fight and willing to prove whatever I have to prove to whoever to get there. A lot of people are going to have their opinions and they’re going to say what they’re going to say, but the hardcore fans and the people...

Aug 19, 2014 3:38 pm

QUICK TWITT: Scott Coker Wishes Eddie Alvarez Success In The Future

Wish @Ealvarezfight success in all of his future efforts. Great competitor with a bright future & hope he kicks ass in his next stop — Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) August 19, 2014 Since Coker Tweeted this, it was announced that Alvarez had been signed by the UFC and that he would fight Donald Cerrone at UFC...

Aug 19, 2014 3:23 pm

UFC Signs Eddie Alvarez, Alvarez vs. Cerrone Booked For UFC 178

After Bellator granted Eddie Alvarez his unconditional release from the promotion earlier today fans knew it was only a matter of time before the UFC signed Alvarez. Now it seems things are back to their original plans, with Eddie Alvarez meeting Donald Cerrone in the cage at UFC 178. Cerrone had a fight booked with...

Aug 19, 2014 3:14 pm

Update On War Machine Court Hearing From Earlier Today

Former Bellator MMA fighter War Machine had his day in court earlier today after being arrested and charged after beating and strangling his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and her friend Corey Taylor. ABCnews.go.com is reporting that War Machine told the judge in court today that he wont contest to transferring back to Las Vegas. TheVentura County...

Aug 19, 2014 12:08 pm

BREAKING: Bellator Releases Eddie Alvarez Unconditionally

After a long back and forth battle with the promotion he fought for, Eddie Alvarez has been unconditionally released by Bellator. The Bellator champion was released by Bellator CEO Scott Coker earlier this morning. Earlier in the year it looked as if Alvarez would get his wish and he would be released, however Bellator exercised...

Aug 19, 2014 5:02 am

Eddie Alvarez Under Contract With Bellator, But “Lawyers Are Talking”

“They’re talking about a couple of different options. Right now, that’s where it is.” Asked to characterize the lawyers’ discussions, Coker said, “I don’t want to speculate as to what’s going to happen. But I know that they’re talking.” Coker spoke with MMAJunkie about Bellator’s current relationship with Champion Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez was trying to...

Aug 18, 2014 5:28 pm

Coker Willing To Give Mayhem Miller A Chance Under The Bellator Banner

Scott Coker is willing to talk to Mayhem Miller about a potential return to fighting if Miller is mentally healthy, despite his role in the brawl that many credit with killing the Strikeforce promotion. “That takes me right back to the CBS events. Boy, I’m starting to shake over here,” Coker said at the mention...

Aug 18, 2014 5:16 pm

Coker Confirms Contact With Carano Camp

“If you look at our past, we have always believed in female fighting. Whether it was back in the kickboxing days on ESPN, I was the first person to do female fighting in the state of California in mixed martial arts; which was the Gina Carano vs. Elena Maxwell fight. And we did some big...

Aug 17, 2014 12:57 pm

White Irate Over War Machine Press – “Stop Calling Him A UFC Fighter”

“It’s horrible, man. Horrible. And every time I gotta look and see, ‘Ex-UFC fighter’ when the stories are written. He fought twice [in the UFC], six years ago! He’s a current Bellator-Viacom fighter. I had my staff calling these reporters are like, ‘We don’t know what Bellator is.’ And I said, ‘You ever heard of...

Aug 17, 2014 12:29 pm

War Machine Police Report Describes Horrific Scene In Vegas

On Friday, a week-long man-hunt concluded when U.S. Marshal’s picked up embattled MMA Fighter, War Machine in Simi Valley, California. Now, with the fighter in custody, Las Vegas authorities have released the incident report, describing the scene and victim upon arrival to the Mack’s home. CLICK THUMBS TO ENLARGE!