Archive: Bellator

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 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. 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!

Aug 15, 2014 10:58 pm

MUGSHOT! War Machine Booked, Held Without Bail

After a week on the run, UFC and Bellator veteran War Machine was picked up this afternoon by the U.S. Marshal in Simi Valley, California. He is being held in Ventura County Jail without bail, while awaiting transfer to Las Vegas. Here’s his mugshot:

Aug 15, 2014 4:24 pm

War Machine Caught & Arrested In Simi Valley, California

A week long man-hunt ended today when local authorities picked up War Machine at an Extended Stay Motel in Simi, Valley, California. Dog The Bounty Hunter was not on the scene. From KTLA: A former Simi Valley resident, Koppenhaver was found at the Extended Stay America Hotel located at 2498 Stearns St., just off the...

Aug 15, 2014 3:27 pm

NBC: Mack Neighbors Say Police Hung Up When Reporting War Machine’s Rampage

The family who saved Christy Mack from more beatings is also blaming the police for letting War Machine get away. “She came running to our door. We couldn’t even tell it was a woman. My mother immediately called the cops and they hung up on her. Even Christy tried calling the cops, as well, and...

Aug 15, 2014 4:59 am

Bellator MMA: 5 Rounds with Cheick Kongo

What do you know about The Darkness? Find out as we go 5 Rounds with Cheick Kongo while he preps for his Heavyweight Feature Fight – Friday, September 5th at Bellator 123.

Aug 14, 2014 5:12 pm

Cyborg Says No Bellator – Fixed On 135 And Ronda Rousey

With news that Bellator boss Scott Coker has re-opened Bellator’s female featherweight division, many point to his former Strikeforce champ Chris Cyborg as a viable prospect for their ranks. However, it doesn’t appear as if the Invicta champ is interested in letting Rousey off easy. In a recent report from, they’re reporting that Chris...

Aug 14, 2014 10:29 am

Women’s MMA returns to Bellator as Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd sign deals

Women’s MMA has returned to Bellator, as the organization recently announced the signing of two notable featherweights! Bellator officials announced today that they have inked former Strikeforce Champion Marloes Coenen (21-6 MMA) and Invicta FC veteran Julia Budd (6-2 MMA) to deals and that the pair will fight at a Bellator event later this year. Bellator had...

Aug 14, 2014 9:44 am

Mack: ‘There was no ref to stop him from beating me’

MMA fighter Jon Koppenhaver, also known as “War Machine,” is accused of brutally beating up his girlfriend Christy Mack and another man inside of Mack’s apartment last Friday. Days have past and the cage-match style fighter is nowhere to be found and Duane “Dog” Chapman is not taking the accusations or his absence lightly.

Aug 14, 2014 8:17 am

Ortiz Does Good – Helps Children In Need

It has been a rough week few weeks for the world of MMA, but former UFC champ Tito Ortiz is out there, showing the world that we aren’t all bad! Good job Tito!

Aug 13, 2014 12:54 pm

Second Victim Identified In War Machine Rampage

The other man has been identified. TMZ reported, Corey Thomas — the guy War Machine beat up before attacking Christy Mack — has the distinction of being on a reality show riddled with tales of violent crime — including murder. Corey — who made a fortune in web design — was one of the stars...

Aug 13, 2014 11:59 am

THE HUNT IS ON! “Dog” Officially Announces Man Hunt On War Machine

The time for talk is over. “Dog The Bounty Hunter”, according to our sources, has landed in Southern California as of this morning and is on the hunt for War Machine! The infamous bounty hunter had previously given the fugitive 24-hours to turn himself in, and upon expiration of that deadline, “Dog” issued the following:...