Archive: Bellator

Jul 31, 2014 6:31 am

Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone Rumored For UFC 178

  Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez may be in better shape following his promotion’s new take on company management. With SCott Coker at the helm, things are different, so different, that it appears as if the embattled Bellator star in Alvarez may actually get the release he’s been fighting for. Sherdog.com got the scoop. Sources...

Jul 30, 2014 10:37 am

SPIKE TV Cancels TNA Wrestling

Rampage Jackson, Tito Ortiz & King Mo just lost their part-time gig over at TNA wrestling. At least, that’s what one would think, considering SPIKE TV just cancelled the program. TMZ has the scoop: TNA Wrestling’s flagship show “Impact Wrestling” could soon be without a home — Spike TV quietly let the league know it’s...

Jul 30, 2014 4:30 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Rampage Jackson vs. Ryan Bader

Light heavyweight prospect Ryan “Darth” Bader uses his movement and speed as he takes on hard-hitting Rampage Jackson at UFC 144. Watch Bader go up against Ovince Saint Preux at UFC Fight Night Bangor.


Jul 28, 2014 5:28 pm

Melvin Manhoef Suffers Brutal Knockout This Past Weekend

Bellator’s newest fighter Melvin Manhoef competed in a kickboxing match this past weekend and was on the receiving end of a pretty brutal TKO. At around the 10:35 mark Manhoef gets rocked with a head kick, and it smashed until around the 10:45 mark where he falls face first on the canvas. Somehow the ref...

Jul 24, 2014 6:50 pm

Mike Rhodes Injured, Joe Riggs Will Step In To Face Paulo Thiago At UFN 51

  Who’s ready for another throwback fighter to be re-signed by the UFC? Well, according to the Brazilian website, Globo, former UFC fighter and long-time MMA veteran Joe ‘Diesel’ Riggs will once again step into the octagon. The source claims that Mike Rhodes, who was scheduled to fight Paulo Thiago at UFC Fight Night 51:...

Jul 24, 2014 12:30 pm

Karo Parisyan: ‘I brought Judo to MMA, not Ronda’

“Ronda’s like a little sister to me, and I give her all the props. She’s a great fighter, great person, great judoka. But I don’t want people to forget who brought judo to the table in mixed martial arts. No one can deny that I was the one who put judo on the map in...

Jul 23, 2014 7:09 pm

QUICK TWITT | Rampage Set To Meet With New Bellator Regime Friday

Bellator’s number one attraction, Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson has had a rough go of things when it comes to authority figures. However, in a recent tweet, the former UFC light-heavyweight champion gave fans a glimmer of hope. Check it: I'm going to check out this Scott Coker guy @bellatormma this Friday.. I'll let y'all know what's...

Jul 22, 2014 4:05 pm

Phil Baroni Believes He Is Among The Last Of A Dying Breed

Phil Baroni is an MMA veteran, with 32 MMA bouts, and 10 boxing matches, Baroni started his career in 2000 and has been through it all. From the UFC, to Pride, to Strikeforce, to ONE FC, numerous smaller shows, and now Bellator where he will fight on Friday against Karo Parisyan. Baroni believes he is...

Jul 22, 2014 3:47 pm

Lima Fires Back At Daley: I’m Ready When You Are

After Paul Daley signed with Bellator yesterday, he explained his plan for eventually dethroning Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima. Today Lima fired back at Daley in an interview with MMAFighting.com saying: “I’m ready whenever he is,” Lima told MMAFighting.com. “I will fight whoever they want, no problem at all. It’s going to be a good...

Jul 22, 2014 5:02 am

Bellator Signs Melvin Manhoef

Bellator MMA has announced that they have signed another fighter today, this time Melvin Manhoef got the contract. The MMA and kickboxing veteran is coming off a decision loss to Filip Verlinden at Glory 17 in Los Angeles. Manhoef is still signed to an IFC Kickboxing fight on July 25th, and then to a Glory...

Jul 21, 2014 3:37 pm

Paul Daley Signs With Bellator

Paul Daley has been campaigning hard for the UFC to resign him, however not all of his efforts have gone to waste. Bellator has signed the former UFC fighter. Daley spoke with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to give details on the situation. “After months of rumors about me returning to the States with...

Jul 18, 2014 5:30 am

Exclusive: Phil Baroni plans to put “The Heat” on Ice at Bellator 122 (Video)

Former UFC and PRIDE veteran, Phil “The New York Bad Ass” Baroni, returns to the cage next Friday (July 25) to face Karo “The Heat” Parisyan on the main card of Bellator 122 in Temecula, California. Baroni has been out of action ever since May of 2013, when he suffered a gruesome leg injury (dislocated ankle and...

Jul 15, 2014 5:03 am

Pat Curran Set To Fight Patricio Friere At Bellator 123

Patricio Friere will get his rematch with Pat Curran at Bellator 123 on September 5th. Friere got his first crack at Curran in January of 2013 at Bellator 85. Curran just barely edged out Friere with a split decision win. Since then Friere won the Bellator tournament with back to back to back wins. Curran...

Jul 11, 2014 10:59 pm

Champ Douglas Lima Believes In A Scott Coker Bellator

“I think (Coker) knows what he’s doing. He’s good on what he does, so I think it’s going to be good for the promotion. As a matter of fact, I like it better without the tournaments because the champions can fight more often, we don’t have to wait that much for new opponents. Bellator has...

Jul 10, 2014 7:10 pm

QUICK TWITT | War Machine Skeptical Of New Bellator Regime

Viacom owned, Bellator MMA has gone under some major changes in the last month. A new president, the cancellation of the tournament format and season concept, and much more. The company has released several fighters and the staff backstage is getting some major shake-ups too. The former Bellator Regime was a big fan of many...

Jul 3, 2014 3:55 pm

Eddie Alvarez Has Emergency Meeting With Bellator

Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez canceled his Asian tour with Blackzilian teammates to have an emergency meeting with new Bellator President Scott Coker. MMA-in-Asia reported the news earlier today. While Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez had an proverbial war over contract disputes with Rebney and Viacom that lessened his cage time for most of 2012 and...

Jul 2, 2014 3:28 pm

Tito Ortiz Eyeing November Return, Targets Rampage

The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s head coach Rafael Cordeiro spoke to MMAFighting.com about Tito’s next fight under the Bellator banner after submitting Alexander Shlemenko in May. “He did an excellent fight against Shlemenko,” Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. “He will fight again in November. We don’t know the opponent yet, but he’s already training.” “He got an...

Jun 26, 2014 6:26 pm

New Bellator Boss Scott Coker Writes Letter To Fight Fans

With Scott Coker recently taking the helm of Bellator MMA, many MMA fans are interested in seeing what changes Coker plans on bringing to the promotion. While he has already made a few decisions, such as largely eliminating the tournament format and trimming the roster of some fighters, it’s still unknown just how much Coker...

Jun 25, 2014 5:56 am

New Bellator President Scott Coker Trims the Fat From Roster, Cutting 21

Just a week after Bellator MMA welcomed its new president, Scott Coker, it seems as though more big changes are being made within the organization. 21 fighters have been removed from the Bellator roster, including a heavyweight tournament winner and a 2014 Summer Series Light Heavyweight quarter finalist. The complete list of released fighters is...

Jun 23, 2014 5:29 pm

Ben Saunders: I Visualized My Opponent Was Bjorn Rebney

Last week it was announced that Viacom had fired Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney and replaced him with the former Strikeforce CEO, Scott Coker. One person that is happier than the rest is Bellator fighter Ben Saunders who took to the Underground to express his distaste for the former Bellator CEO. “In My Opinion” He knew...

Jun 21, 2014 10:36 am

Dana White Responds To Coker’s New Bellator Gig

“Not only do I know Scott (Coker) very well, I know the guys at Spike very well. I was in business with them for a long time and I think this is a much better fit for them than Bjork was.” No beef for UFC President Dana White and Scott Coker, at least not yet....