Bellator News


Bellator On Spike Season 8 Preview (Video)

BJPENN.COM News - December 22, 2012

The Bellator fight promotion is continuing to hype up their debut on SPIKE TV for the 8th season of their tournament format. With the hype train at full speed comes the latest preview featured above with what we, as MMA fans, can expect from the countries number 2 MMA promotion!


Report: Eddie Alvarez Received A UFC Contract That Bellator May Match

BJPENN.COM News - December 19, 2012

Former Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, has been an official free agent for the past few months. Up until this point the UFC had yet to make him an official offer to sign with the promotion despite UFC president Dana White showing an extreme amount of interest.


VIDEO | King Mo Gets Dropped By Mayweather In Practice | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - December 15, 2012

Bellator light-heavyweight fighter, King Mo Lawal, allowed cameras into his recent boxing training session. Working on his defense, the former Strikeforce champion was caught with a body shot that sent him to the canvas. Training Mo is none other than famed boxing coach Jeff Mayweather.


Bellator Implements Championship Bout Rematch Clause To Contracts | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - November 26, 2012

In a creative twist to the standard fight contract, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced today that his fight promotion will start implementing a championship rematch clause in their bout agreements. What this means is that at their discretion they can grant an automatic rematch to any champion dethroned by his title challenger.


Spike TV Presents "Bellator: Vote For The Fight" | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - November 9, 2012

Bellator and Spike TV are giving fans a chance to select the first fight to air on Spike Network inside the Bellator cage as the promotion prepares to move to Spike TV in January. Fans can log onto to the “Bellator: Vote For The Fight” section, where they will be able to select the two fighters they want to see square off in the first ever Bellator bout on Spike TV. MMA enthusiasts will be able to choose between four of the most exciting MMA fighters at 170lbs in the world, including Paul Daley, Ben Saunders, Douglas Lima, and the infamous War Machine.


VIDEO | War Machine In His Bellator FC Promo | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - November 8, 2012

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Bellator Making "Hard Push" To Keep Eddie Alvarez | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - October 25, 2012

“Talks have gone really well with Bellator and Eddie just wants to fight the best fighters he can, and get a contract he feels is fair, but I can tell you Bjorn has gone out of his way to make Eddie feel welcome and talks have gone well so far, so we’ll see what the future brings. He doesn’t want to sit out too long so we’d like to get things wrapped up. At the end of the day, Bellator has a 90-day negotiating period, so we’re finishing talks with them and we have to see where things go with that. Yeah he’d like to fight right away, but he doesn’t want to rush to make a deal either, make a hasty deal because he’s in a rush. He’s a very smart guy, and we’ve got to take our time, take it one step at a time to get ultimately where he needs to be.” Eddie Alvarez is arguably the Bellator promotions biggest and most recognizable star. Currently a free agent, UFC President Dana White has had no issue with publicly expressing his interest in the lightweight talent.


Rebney Rebuts Tate Rant, Explains Decision For Gurgel Placement | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - October 23, 2012

Yesterday afternoon we released a statement from Miesha Tate firing off at the Bellator promotion for putting their female champ on the undercard of this Friday’s event. The Bellator boss, Bjorn Rebney, responded through MMA Fighting shortly after and here it is:


King Mo: Pro Wrestling Training Is Three Times Harder Than MMA | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - October 22, 2012

“I had to change shirts. I didn’t know what to expect. The people didn’t know who I was. They respect me because I respect the sport. The fans could have booed me or not cheer for me. I was happy that I got some kind of pop. I was cool with the reaction. I would have been in trouble if I got no reaction. That was my main concern.” “The wrestlers were cool. They respect me because I respect wrestling. I know a lot of old school wrestlers, their moves, etc. I was a huge wrestling fan growing up and now I’m stepping into their world and training to do it.”


Tate Blasts Bellator For Putting Female Champ On Undercard | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - October 22, 2012

“I cannot believe [Bellator] would allow [its] champion to be placed on the UN televised undercard in her hometown. A champion is a champion regardless if she is fighting up a weight, u use her image to promote the posters & then put her on the undercard?! Blows my mind. This is the 2nd time too you have done this I tell you what I would rather never fight MMA again then fight for u under @BellatorMMA banner…. The amount of disrespect you have given @ZoilaGurgel is disgusting.” Former Strikeforce female champion, Miesha Tate, took to twitter to express her disgust with Bellator FC for putting their female champion on the under card of this Friday’s Bellatory 78 event.