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Paul Daley says he’s signing a contract to fight Michael Page this summer, Page responds

Though Paul Daley recently expressed interest in parting ways with Bellator MMA, it sounds as though he’ll be sticking with the promotion after all.
In a Friday post to his personal …read more

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Joe Rogan Hopes to Help Broker a Deal that Brings Undefeated Ben Askren to the UFC

Fans have been pleading with Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White for years to sign former Bellator MMA and One Championship welterweight ace Ben Askren to the Octagon. …read more

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Bellator 194 weigh-in results: Headliners on point, Heather Hardy misses mark after mix-up

This Friday night, Bellator MMA will return to our screens with Bellator 194. On Thursday, the 24 fighters on the card took to the scale to weigh in for the …read more

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Bellator 194 weigh-in results: Headliners on point, Heather Hardy misses mark

This Friday night, Bellator MMA will return to our screens with Bellator 194. On Thursday, the 24 fighters on the card took to the scale to weigh in for the …read more

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Roy Nelson Reflects on Move to Bellator MMA, Tournament & Title Aspirations

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship heavyweight contender and current Bellator MMA slugger Roy Nelson was a guest on the “MMA Hour” recently to talk about his fight this weekend as well …read more

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Will Brooks Plans to Enter PFL $1 Million Tournament Following UFC Release

Things didn’t go as planned in the UFC for former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Will Brooks. …read more

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Posted on February 15, 2018, 3:46 am By
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Mitrione: UFC Can't Get Out Of Its Own Way

Matt Mitrione was one of the biggest pickups for Bellator MMA when free agency in mixed martial arts (MMA) started picking up.
For “Meathead,” the grass was indeed greener on the …read more

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Posted on February 14, 2018, 2:46 am By
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Ex-WSOF Champ Jon Fitch Reveals That He’s ‘In Talks’ with Bellator MMA, Scott Coker

It appears that Jon Fitch won’t be taking part in the Professional Fighters League upcoming welterweight tournament. …read more

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Ex-WSOF Champ Jon Fitch Reveals That He’s ‘In Talks’ with Bellator MMA and Scott Coker

It appears that Jon Fitch won’t be taking part in the Professional Fighters League upcoming welterweight tournament. …read more

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Report: UFC 224 set for May 12th, same night as ‘Bader vs. King Mo’ Bellator event

The UFC and Bellator MMA will apparently go head-to-head on May 12th, just as they did on January 20th of this year. The UFC’s first event in Brazil for 2018 …read more

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Despite ripped physiques, Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione pass Bellator 194 steroid tests

Maybe next time.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight hurters, Roy Nelson and Matt Mitrione, have once again managed to (somehow) pass steroid tests, this time under the Bellator MMA banner.
That’s …read more

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Bellator MMA announces Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler rematch for April 13th

Brent Primus’ first Bellator lightweight title defense will be against the man he took it from. Just a week after his dominant win over Goiti Yamauchi, former Bellator MMA …read more

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Bellator 193 results: Larkin gets first Bellator win, Awad continues win streak

Lorenz Larkin returned to the winning column in the Bellator 193 main event against welterweight veteran Fernando Gonzalez. Six days after its first event of 2018, Bellator MMA went 90 …read more

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Lorenz Larkin Returns to Form, Sails Past Fernando Gonzalez in Bellator 193 Headliner

Lorenz Larkin nets first Bellator MMA win, takes unanimous decision from Fernando Gonzalez in the Bellator 193 main event. …read more

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Paul Daley asks to be released from Bellator MMA

Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley reveals that he wants to be a free agent after ‘politely’ asking Bellator to release him from his contract. Veteran British knockout artist Paul Daley (40-15-2) has …read more

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Lorenz Larkin Explains How He Plans to Break Out of His Bellator Slump

Lorenz Larkin definitely didn’t plan on starting his Bellator MMA career on two straight losses but he’s also not letting that get him down.
As a high profile free agency signing …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2018, 3:46 am By
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Paul Daley Says Bellator Agreed to Release Him from Contract; Promotion Denies Letting Him Go

Late last week, Paul Daley ripped Bellator MMA for its handling of his career. This week, “Semtex” has been granted his release from the California-based promotion. …read more

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Paul Daley says Bellator Granted Release, Promotion States Differently

Is Paul Daley on the active Bellator MMA roster or not? Daley took to Facebook on Wednesday, telling his followers that he had been granted his release. “They’re only your …read more

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Posted on January 25, 2018, 5:46 pm By
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BREAKING | Paul Daley claims he’s parted ways with Bellator

Paul Daley has not been happy with Bellator MMA of late. Over the last few weeks, the British knockout artist has repeatedly shared his gripes with Bellator on Facebook.
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Posted on January 25, 2018, 5:16 pm By
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Bellator 192 medical suspensions: Rory MacDonald gets lengthy sit for leg injury

Last weekend, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with one of its biggest cards to date in Bellator 192. One of the highlights of this card occurred in the co-main …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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Bellator MMA announces Heavyweight Grand Prix alternates

Bellator 192: “Rampage vs Sonnen” took place this past weekend (Sat., Jan. 20, 2018) at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., featuring the opening round of the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix …read more

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Javy Ayala, Cheick Kongo Revealed As Alternates For Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix

Bellator CEO Scott Coker has announced that the Bellator MMA heavyweight grand prix would feature promotional mainstays Javy Ayala and Cheick Kongo in alternate roles. …read more

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Scott Coker confirms two Heavyweight Grand Prix alternates, says two more are coming

Last weekend, Bellator MMA’s anticipated Heavyweight Grand Prix officially got underway, as Chael Sonnen advanced to the second-round with a unanimous decision win over former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton …read more

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Bellator 192 salaries: Sonnen, “Rampage” earn 3 time more than MacDonald and Lima

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 192, arguably one of its biggest cards to date.
In the main event, Chael Sonnen defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous …read more

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Bellator 192 video highlights: Sonnen advances, MacDonald guts out title win

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Bellator MMA debuted on the newly rebranded Paramount Network on Saturday night, and the promotion delivered with a few memorable moments.
With Chael Sonnen (30-15-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) …read more

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Bellator MMA announces Boost Mobile partnership ahead of Bellator 192

Bellator 192 ‘Rampage vs Sonnen’ comes to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Jan. 20, 2018. Bellator MMA has partnered with Boost Mobile ahead of this big event. Bellator 192 …read more

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Paul Daley Says He’s ‘Done’ with Bellator After Completion of Last Two Fights on Contract

The mere mention of Michael Page at a Bellator MMA press conference has drawn the ire of Paul Daley, whose days with the organization may now be numbered. …read more

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Paul Daley Bashes Bellator, Promises to Fight Out his Contract and Leave

Paul Daley is not happen with Bellator MMA and he’s promising to fight out his contract so he can leave the organization.
On Friday, Daley lashed out at Bellator and CEO …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2018, 8:46 pm By
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Bellator 192 Weigh-in Results: ‘Rampage’ Jackson-Chael Sonnen Quarterfinal Gets Go-Ahead

Quinton Jackson and Chael Sonnen may be well past their primes, but they still flex enough promotional muscle to warrant top billing in Bellator MMA. …read more

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Bellator 192: Rampage vs. Sonnen main card preview

Here’s the rundown for Saturday’s Bellator 192 main card, as Douglas Lima looks to defend his welterweight belt against Rory MacDonald in the main event. Bellator MMA’s first event …read more

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MMA Rundown for January 19th-January 21st, 2018

The UFC and Bellator MMA go head-to-head, but the rest of the field stays busy. Seeing as the two major organizations have simultaneous events, most of the secondary and tertiary …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Cris Cyborg: ‘For me to be the real champ at 145, I have to go to Bellator’

UFC champion Cris Cyborg feels she needs to jump ship to Bellator MMA in order to be matched up against legitimate contenders at 145-pounds. It is safe to conclude …read more

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Scott Coker Wants to See Michael Page More Active in Bellator MMA in 2018

Michael Page, one of Bellator MMA’s most intriguing talents, did not step into the cage once for the California-based promotion in 2017. …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2018, 3:46 am By
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Bellator champ Douglas Lima, Rory MacDonald gunning for world No. 1 status at welterweight

(This story appears in Thursday’s print edition of USA TODAY.)
LOS ANGELESBellator MMA has employed its share of top talent over the course of the California-based promotion’s nearly nine …read more

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Jay Glazer joins Bellator MMA broadcast team for ‘Sonnen vs Rampage’ and beyond

Bellator 192: “Lima vs. MacDonald” comes to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., this Saturday night (Jan. 20, 2018), featuring the opening bout of the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix between Quinton …read more

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Jay Glazer Joins Bellator MMA Broadcast Team, Debuts Saturday at Bellator 192

The shakeup continues in the world of mixed martial arts broadcast commentary, as Bellator MMA announced that Jay Glazer has joined its broadcast team. …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Bellator adds another big name to its broadcast team

Mere days after Bellator MMA announced it had added veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy to its broadcast team, the promotion has announced the signing of another big name in sports …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Jimmy Smith discusses new UFC deal: I’m not here to replace Joe Rogan

Few people were surprised that former Bellator MMA color commentator Jimmy Smith signed with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) earlier this week following a departure from Bellator last month.
After all, UFC …read more

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Former Bellator MMA Color Commentator Jimmy Smith Joins UFC Broadcast Team

Following a split with Bellator MMA just a couple of weeks ago, veteran combat sports color commentator Jimmy Smith has joined the UFC broadcast team.
Smith had hinted a potential move …read more

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Chael Sonnen Doesn’t Believe in Going Out on Top: ‘I Don’t Want to Leave Anything on the Table’

Chael Sonnen, a former middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger in the UFC, will have another opportunity to claim championship gold as part of Bellator MMA’s heavyweight grand prix. …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2018, 9:46 pm By
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Scott Coker: Bellator heavyweight grand prix 'perfect tournament' for Fedor Emelianenko

Scott Coker and I go back a long time in the fight game. Now the president of Bellator MMA, Coker joins me for a lengthy discussion on the growth of …read more

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Scott Coker: Bellator to ‘Keep That Door Open’ for Future Tournaments in Other Divisions

Before Scott Coker took over the helm, Bellator MMA was best known for holding “The Toughest Tournament in Sports.” …read more

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John McCarthy opens up on Bellator commentary gig, future as a referee

Yesterday afternoon, we learned that veteran MMA referee “Big” John McCarthy had joined the Bellator MMA family as a member of the promotion’s broadcast team. Initially, it sounded as though …read more

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Posted on January 10, 2018, 2:16 pm By
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Longtime referee John McCarthy joins Bellator MMA as color commentator

Veteran MMA referee “Big” John McCarthy is heading to Bellator — as a color commentator. “Big” John McCarthy is kicking off a new career in mixed martial arts.
The longtime MMA …read more

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Posted on January 10, 2018, 12:46 am By
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Bellator Adds John McCarthy, Gives Chael Sonnen Extension for Booth Work

“Big” John McCarthy has signed an agreement with Bellator MMA and will begin broadcasting duties next weekend at Bellator 192, and the promotion also announced they have given Chael Sonnen …read more

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Posted on January 9, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Legendary MMA referee John McCarthy to join Bellator broadcast team

“Big” John McCarthy is making a big move.
The legendary mixed martial arts referee will be joining Bellator MMA as a member of its broadcast team, the promotion announced Tuesday. McCarthy …read more

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Posted on January 9, 2018, 6:47 pm By
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Bellator announces legendary addition to their broadcasting team

Earlier this month, news surfaced that Bellator MMA had parted ways with long-time color commentator Jimmy Smith. They’ve already filled the void Smith left behind, and with a pretty surprising …read more

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Posted on January 9, 2018, 6:47 pm By
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Rory MacDonald: ‘Bellator is Going To Expect Me To Be a Two-Division Champion’

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Rory MacDonald fights for the Bellator MMA welterweight title against champion Douglas Lima at Bellator 192 on Jan. 20 in Inglewood, Calif. He believes it is going …read more

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Jimmy Smith Reveals Details Behind His Split with Bellator MMA

Veteran color commentator Jimmy Smith is a free agent after splitting with Bellator MMA just recently following a long stint with the second biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the …read more

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Posted on January 3, 2018, 5:16 pm By
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Jimmy Smith Explains What Forced Exit From Bellator MMA

Jimmy Smith, who served as the color commentator for years for Bellator MMA, appeared on a recent edition of the Joe Rogan Experience to discuss what led to the two …read more

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Broadcaster Jimmy Smith tells Joe Rogan why he left Bellator

Last week, the MMA world was hit with the news that Bellator MMA had parted ways with long-time color commentator Jimmy Smith. Given that Smith is a bottomless pit of …read more

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Morning Report: Joe Rogan says he tried to get UFC to hire ex-Bellator broadcaster Jimmy Smith years ago

Last week, in a surprising move, Bellator MMA parted ways with long-time commentator Jimmy Smith. Along with the announcement, Bellator released a statement saying the company and Smith “mutually agreed …read more

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Posted on January 3, 2018, 1:16 pm By
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Bellator MMA and longtime color commentator Jimmy Smith part ways

After nine years, Jimmy Smith is no longer Bellator’s color commentator. Bellator has lost one of its longtime broadcast members.
Color commentator Jimmy Smith has parted ways with the Viacom-backed …read more

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Bellator MMA, Jimmy Smith Part Ways Following Lengthy Run

Jimmy Smith, who has provided commentary for Bellator for several years along with helping put out countless video promos, is no longer with the MMA promotion. Bellator, which is owned …read more

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Posted on December 28, 2017, 7:46 pm By
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‘One of the finest announcers,’ Jimmy Smith, parts ways with Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA’s next major event is Bellator 192: “Lima vs. MacDonald” at The Forum in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 20, 2018. In all likelihood, Bellator would have called in …read more

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Bellator parts ways with announcer Jimmy Smith

Longtime color commentator Jimmy Smith will no longer announce fights for Bellator MMA.
A press released issued by the company on Thursday announced that the company and the popular announcer “have …read more

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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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