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Benson Henderson re-signs with Bellator

Benson Henderson will remain in the Bellator fold.
After fighting out his most recent contract, the former UFC lightweight champion has inked a new multi-fight deal to stay with Bellator MMA. …read more

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Benson Henderson re-signs with Bellator MMA

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will be staying under the Bellator MMA banner. Well, not every former UFC champion is going to ONE Championship these days.
Benson Henderson, who possessed …read more

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Vladimir Tokov, Younger Brother of Anatoly Tokov, Signs Contract with Bellator MMA

Vladmir Tokov, the younger brother of 185-pound contender Anatoly Tokov, has signed with Bellator MMA. …read more

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Oscar De La Hoya Believes Conor McGregor Could Command Big Money Streaming Service Deal

Streaming service deals are becoming more and more popular in the MMA space these days. Boxing has been at the forefront along with Bellator MMA as DAZN has been making …read more

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Posted on November 12, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Disturbing Body Cam Footage Captures Bonnar’s Arrest

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) hall-of-famer Stephan Bonnar, who finished his mixed martial arts (MMA) career by slugging it out with Tito Ortiz in Bellator MMA, was arrested for Driving Under …read more

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Joe Rogan Believes Most UFC Fighters Will Struggle With Ben Askren's Wrestling

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s welterweight division added another potential title contender to its roster in undefeated former One Championship and Bellator MMA champion Ben Askren. …read more

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Joe Schilling Return Set For Bellator 210

As we mentioned earlier this past summer, kickboxer Joe Schilling signed a new contract with Bellator MMA. Now, the 34-year-old’s return to the cage is official. Schilling will face Jose …read more

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UFC 233 Set for Anaheim on Jan. 26, Will Go Head-to-Head with Bellator Card in Los Angeles

Both the UFC and Bellator MMA will be in the Golden State on Jan. 26. …read more

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Is UFC Embarrassed It Hooked Up With Ben Askren?

Former ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren, who also held gold for Bellator MMA under the “Bjork Rebney” era, wants to know when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is going to …read more

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Patricky Freire Will Be Prepared To Step In For Brent Primus Or Michael Chandler At Bellator 212

Patricky Freire has etched himself in Bellator MMA’s history books. The 32-year-old set a new record for most knockouts in Bellator MMA history with his second-round win over Roger Huerta …read more

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Posted on October 29, 2018, 10:46 pm By
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Here’s Why Askren Won't Be Calling Out McGregor

Former ONE Championship welterweight titleholder Ben Askren, who also held gold for Bellator MMA before closing up shop and heading to Asia, is on the brink of signing with Ultimate …read more

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Covington Flames ‘Old’ Askren For Twitter Callout

It seems like only a matter of time before former Bellator MMA welterweight champion, Ben Askren, is set free from his ONE Championship contact and signs with Ultimate Fighting Championship …read more

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Posted on October 25, 2018, 2:16 pm By
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Patricky Freire Calls Dillon Danis “Highly Dangerous”

Dillon Danis has made a name for himself in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). The training partner of Conor McGregor currently fights for Bellator MMA’s middleweight division. He …read more

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Michael Chandler Addresses Third Fight With Patricky Freire if he Reclaims Bellator Title

Michael Chandler has received what he wanted from Bellator MMA as he recently signed a new contract with the Viacom-owned promotion and getting the rematch that he has wanted for …read more

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Posted on October 18, 2018, 1:16 pm By
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Ratings For Bellator’s Heavyweight GP-Led Events ‘Trending Downward’

Ratings are trickling in for Bellator MMA’s big back-to-back event weekend, which featured two Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinal bouts — Ryan Bader vs. Matt Mitrione (Bellator 207) and Fedor Emelianenko …read more

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Crawford does huge ratings on ESPN, Bellator MMA has mixed results

The ratings are in for Terence Crawford’s win over Jose Benavidez Jr, as well as both Bellator MMA cards from over the weekend. Last weekend may not have had a …read more

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Former UFC, Bellator Champ Eddie Alvarez Signs Multi-Fight Deal with One Championship

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA lightweight king Eddie Alvarez has officially signed with One Championship, the promotion announced. …read more

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Bellator President Scott Coker Addresses 50 Cent’s $2 Million Offer to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson may have a promotional and licensing agreement with Bellator MMA, but that doesn’t mean he speaks for the promotion when it comes to pursuing fighters …read more

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Bellator President Scott Coker Addresses Rapper 50 Cent’s $2 Million Offer to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson may have a promotional and licensing agreement with Bellator MMA, but that doesn’t mean he speaks for the promotion when it comes to pursuing fighters …read more

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Undefeated BAMMA Middleweight Fabian Edwards Signs Multi-Fight Deal with Bellator MMA

Undefeated middleweight Fabian Edwards has signed with Bellator MMA. …read more

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VIDEO | Fedor Emelianenko and Chael Sonnen exchange backstage handshakes, gifts after Bellator 208 scrap

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On Saturday night, in the main event …read more

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Emelianenko dominates Sonnen to earn title shot

Fedor Emelianenko earned a Bellator MMA title shot against Ryan Bader with a dominant, first-round finish over Chael Sonnen on Saturday. …read more

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Bellator 208 Live Stream & Results Tonight (Oct. 13)

Tonight (Sat. October 13, 2018) Bellator MMA returns to the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York for Bellator 208. The mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has a great card in …read more

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Eddie Alvarez Reportedly Signing With ONE Championship

Eddie Alvarez likely won’t be returning to the UFC or Bellator MMA as his free agency tenure draws to a close. “The Underground King” is one of the most notable …read more

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Posted on October 13, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Ryan Bader Believes He Beats Daniel Cormier Now

Last night (Fri. October 12, 2018) Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader advanced in the Grand Prix Heavyweight tournament. He did this be dominating Matt Mitrione in the main …read more

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Eddie Alvarez Reportedly Close To Signing With One Championship

One of the most prized free agents in the sport may be about to finalize his next step, as former Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez …read more

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Predictions! Bellator 208 Preview, Quick Picks

Bellator 208: “Fedor vs. Sonnen” takes place TONIGHT (Sat., Oct. 13, 2018) at NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York. The second card of an action-packed weekend for Bellator MMA will …read more

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Posted on October 13, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Bellator 207 results: Ryan Bader dominates to advance and Sergei Kharitonov KOs Roy Nelson

After their massive San Jose card with Bellator 206, Bellator MMA returns with a doubleheader of a weekend to determine the finals of their heavyweight Grand Prix.
Starting things off with …read more

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Ryan Bader Mauls Matt Mitrione, Waltzes into Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Final

Ryan Bader punched his ticket to the Bellator MMA heavyweight grand prix final, and he took virtually no damage in the process. …read more

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Posted on October 13, 2018, 4:46 am By
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Bellator Fighter Ties Record With Six-Second KO (Video)

With only two fights in his professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career, Mike Kimbel is already in Bellator MMA’s history books. Earlier tonight (Fri. October 12, 2018) Kimbel performed on …read more

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Ryan Bader sees himself at the top of the rankings with the UFC’s best

It’s been almost two years since Ryan Bader made the decision to join Bellator MMA, and he hasn’t had any reason to look back.
The 35-year-old is 3-0 in his new …read more

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Posted on October 12, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Bellator 207 Live Stream & Results Tonight (Oct. 12)

Tonight (Fri. October 12, 2018) Bellator MMA hosts Bellator 207 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion has compiled a great card for …read more

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Bellator 208 weigh-in results: Fedor Emelianenko just 9 pounds heavier than Chael Sonnen

On Saturday night, after tonight’s Bellator 207 card, Bellator MMA will touch down in Uniondale, New York with Bellator 208. This second card of the weekend will be headlined by …read more

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Bellator's Scott Coker Believes Rory MacDonald Will Return In February

Rory MacDonald’s move up to 185 pounds to take on Bellator MMA middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 206 on Sept. 29 didn’t go as planned, as the “Red King” …read more

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Bellator 207 weigh-ins video, results: Mitrione 255, Bader 229.5

Check out the full weigh-in results and video for Friday’s Bellator 207: Mitrione vs. Bader fight card. The first of two Bellator MMA shows this week features a heavyweight tournament …read more

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Bellator's Scott Coker Considering Kongo-Nelson 2 For Alternate Grand Prix Slot

With the increasing prevalence of fighters withdrawing from events due to injury, often on short notice, Bellator MMA has a backup plan to ensure its heavyweight Grand Prix goes as …read more

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Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler 2 will headline Bellator’s ‘Salute the Troops’ event

Michael Chandler will look to get revenge against Bellator MMA lightweight champion Brent Primus on Dec. 14 inside the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
MMA Fighting confirmed the initial …read more

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Bellator 207 and Bellator 208 fight cards

Check out the main cards for this weekend’s Bellator MMA doubleheader, capped off by Fedor Emelianenko against Chael Sonnen. We have not one, but TWO Bellator MMA fight cards this …read more

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UFC Veteran Alessio Sakara to Headline Bellator MMA’s Next Italian Event on Dec. 1

Alessio Sakara will continue to anchor Bellator MMA’s expansion into Italy when the promotion holds its next card in the European country on Dec. 1. …read more

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Posted on October 9, 2018, 5:16 pm By
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Wandy Loses Bid To Join Brazilian Congress

It’s been a rough month for Bellator MMA star Wanderlei Silva.
The outspoken Brazilian, who made a name for himself by smashing opponents in both PRIDE FC and UFC, was unable …read more

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Retired Michael McDonald Has 'Zero Function' In Left Bicep After Surgery

This week, fight fans were surprised by the news that Bellator MMA bantamweight contender Michael McDonald was forced to retire from the sport at the age of 27 as a …read more

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Posted on October 3, 2018, 12:16 pm By
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Michael McDonald Has ‘Zero Function’ In Left Bicep

Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) bantamweight contender Michael McDonald has retired. The former UFC and Bellator MMA competitor announced the decision earlier this week. The 27-year-old’s last performance was two …read more

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Posted on October 2, 2018, 6:46 pm By
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Lyoto Machida Wants Gegard Mousasi Next After Bout With Rafael Carvalho

Fresh off his triumph at Bellator 206, middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has called for a rematch against one of Bellator MMA’s newest acquisitions in Lyoto Machida. …read more

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David Green named as head of Bellator in Europe

As Bellator 206 ‘Mousasi vs MacDonald’ took place September 29, 2018 exclusively on DAZN, Bellator MMA dropped another announcement. David Green was officially named as head of Bellator’s European operation. …read more

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Scott Coker Compares Aaron Pico To “Watching Lightning”

Aaron Pico continues to raise eyebrows in his young mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Pico was scooped up by Bellator MMA back in November of 2014. He lost his professional …read more

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Posted on October 1, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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White: All of Coker’s promotions have been failures

UFC president Dana White has slated Scott Coker by labeling all his promotions as ‘failures.’ UFC president Dana White has always kept fairly quiet when asked about Bellator MMA president …read more

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Scott Coker explains why UK MMA fans were forced to watch ‘Peppa Pig’ instead of Bellator 206 headliner

Last night, Bellator MMA promoted arguably its biggest card yet in Bellator 206. Given the scale of this card, Bellator MMA arranged to have the fights broadcast live on Channel …read more

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UK fight fans livid as Bellator 206 main event gets cut off

Bellator 206 was shown live in the United Kingdom. Well, almost all of it. Bellator MMA cards usually don’t air live in the United Kingdom, but Bellator 206 was a …read more

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MacDonald Would ‘Prefer’ To Defend Both Titles If Victorious At Bellator 206

Rory MacDonald will try to become the first fighter in Bellator MMA history to simultaneously hold two titles when he takes on middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi later tonight (Sat., Sept. …read more

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Former UFC Title Challenger Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald Calls it a Career

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight title challenger and recent Bellator MMA addition Michael McDonald has announced his retirement after suffering yet another broken hand. …read more

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Posted on September 28, 2018, 8:16 pm By
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VIDEO | Bellator 206 weigh-in results: Gegard Mousasi vs Rory MacDonald middlweight superfight gets greenlight

Tomorrow night, arguably the biggest card in Bellator MMA history will take place at the SAP Center in San Jose, California for Bellator 206.
The card will feature a champion vs. …read more

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Is MacDonald-Mousasi ushering in a new era at Bellator MMA?

The super fight between Rory MacDonald and Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 206 makes a clear statement about where the organization is heading. …read more

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‘Mayday’ Retires From MMA

Michael McDonald has wood.
That’s why he no longer needs mixed martial arts (MMA), and now the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator MMA veteran can focus on his passion for …read more

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Posted on September 28, 2018, 1:16 pm By
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After embracing spectacle, Bellator getting serious with superfights

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator MMA never has shied away from promoting spectacles to capture fans’ attention.
As the Viacom-owned property shifted from a tournament-based system to single fights, it relied …read more

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Posted on September 28, 2018, 12:16 pm By
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Bellator 206 - Main card preview & staredowns

Here’s the breakdown for Saturday’s Bellator 206 main card, including the fourth installment of Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva in the co-main event. Bellator MMA is …read more

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Scott Coker: Eddie Alvarez to Bellator ‘doesn’t seem likely at this point’

If you hoped that free agent Eddie Alvarez would return to Bellator MMA and perhaps have a trilogy fight with Michael Chandler, you’re in for disappointment.
Bellator CEO Scott Coker told …read more

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Bellator MMA, ‘50 Cent’ Sign Licensing and Promotional Agreement

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and Bellator MMA have signed a deal that will see the rapper pay out $1 million to the welterweight Grand Prix winner as well as licensing …read more

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50 Cent Awarding Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix Winner $1 Million Prize

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson announced today (Thurs. September 27, 2018) that he and Bellator MMA reached an “extension agreement” together. The deal includes a new apparel line and integrating his …read more

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Posted on September 27, 2018, 6:16 pm By
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Bellator MMA, 50 Cent to pay Welterweight Grand Prix winner $1 million as part of new partnership

Earlier this year, Bellator MMA began a very public courtship of rapper 50 Cent. The rapper was introduced to Bellator fighters, invited to Bellator events, and lots more. Why, however, …read more

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50 Cent to award Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix winner a $1 million cash prize

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson is officially in the mixed martial arts business.
On Thursday, Bellator MMA announced it had reached an “extension agreement” with Jackson, which includes a new apparel line …read more

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Posted on September 27, 2018, 5:16 pm By
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Rory MacDonald Reveals Lofty Goals if Successful at Bellator 206

Rory MacDonald is looking to make history in his next fight under the Bellator MMA banner. He’s slated to take on Gegard Mousasi for the middleweight title in the main …read more

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UFC Sao Paulo Draws 607,000 Viewers to FS1; Bellator 205 Attracts 346,000 to Paramount

It wasn’t necessarily a banner ratings weekend for either the UFC or Bellator MMA, but both certainly have bigger, non-cable cards on the horizon. …read more

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Posted on September 26, 2018, 10:16 pm By
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‘Spartan’ Thinks Bellator MMA Is ‘Protecting’ MacDonald

Bellator 206: “Mousasi vs. MacDonald” comes to SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., this Saturday night (Sept. 29, 2018). The inaugural Bellator MMA broadcast on DAZN comes with a match …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Explains How To Beat UFC Champ Robert Whittaker

Gegard Mousasi is one of the best middleweight fighters in the world. He’s currently the 185-pound champion of the Bellator MMA promotion. Mousasi will defend his title this weekend against …read more

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Posted on September 25, 2018, 2:46 pm By
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Bellator rising star McKee delivers first-round KO

One of Bellator MMA’s top prospects, 23-year-old featherweight A.J. McKee, delivered a spectacular first-round knockout in the main event of Bellator 205 on Friday in Boise, Idaho. …read more

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Posted on September 22, 2018, 4:16 am By
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Tito Ortiz: I’ve cleared a spot for Liam McGeary’s Bellator title

Filed under: Bellator, Featured Videos, News, Videos ST. LOUISBellator MMA light heavyweight Tito Ortiz has a space in his office for all of his belts. Of course, …read more

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