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Rory MacDonald, Douglas Lima pass multiple drug tests prior to Bellator 232 rematch

Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima | Cynthia Vance, MMA Fighting

Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald and ex-champ Douglas Lima have been drug tested and passed “numerous” times in advance …read more

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Light heavyweight prospect Dalton Rosta set to return at Bellator 231 in Connecticut

Light heavyweight prospect Dalton Rosta has his sights set on an opponent and date for his second professional fight.
At Bellator 231, Rosta (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will take on Ahmed …read more

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Unbeaten Joey Davis meets Jeff Peterson at Bellator 229

Joey Davis (pictured) fights Jeff Peterson in a welterweight bout at Bellator 229 in Temecula, Calif., on Oct. 4 | Bellator MMA

Top Bellator prospect Joey Davis is hunting …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #2985: Is a 'BMF' title cool?, Bellator's notable signings, UFC Mexico City preview

Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here!
Covered in Episode 2,984 of the podcast, the guys react to the latest MMA news and notes, …read more

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James Gallagher Gets Replacement Opponent For Bellator Dublin

James Gallagher wasn’t short on potential replacement opponents for his next bout, but Bellator has settled on one. Gallagher was scheduled to meet Cal Ellenor in the main event of …read more

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Fighter who suffered horrific leg injury gets Bellator contract

Middleweight Albert Gonzales suffered the same fate as ex-UFC kingpin Anderson Silva when he threw a leg kick.
Now, Bellator is giving Gonzales a second chance after a broken leg …read more

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Eddie Alvarez Explains​ What It Will Take For Someone To Beat Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov is 28-0 and has looked unbeatable. Yet, former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez knows he is beatable. But doing so will be harder said than done. …read more

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With Bellator lightweight belt on hold, Benson Henderson in 'wondering mode' about title shot

Benson Henderson is having a difficult time navigating the Bellator lightweight division thanks to Patricio Freire’s dual-champion status.
With “Pitbull” (29-4 MMA, 17-4 BMMA) potentially occupied with the Bellator featherweight grand …read more

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Jake Hager set for return at Bellator 231, meets Anthony Garrett

Jake Hager’s mixed martial arts career continues apace.
The former Oklahoma University wrestling standout, who later went on to become WWE champion under the moniker “Jack Swagger,” will return to the …read more

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'Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix Countdown,' No. 4: 'Every single one of them is certain' they'll win

With half of the first-round matches already contested in the Bellator featherweight grand prix tournament, all eyes now turn to The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., as Bellator 228 plays host …read more

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Ex-WWE superstar Jake ‘Jack Swagger’ Hager booked for Bellator 231

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Former WWE superstar Jake Hager—best known by his pro wrestling moniker “Jack Swagger”—has booked his third professional fight with his return set for Bellator 231 …read more

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‘Jack Swagger,’ Bec Rawlings Get Bouts at Bellator 231 in Connecticut

Former WWE star Jake Hager, better known as “Jack Swagger,” will make his third professional mixed martial arts appearance when he faces Anthony Garrett at Bellator 231. …read more

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Bellator signs Brazilian lightweight Killys Mota

Killys Mota stopped nine opponents in 11 career wins before signing with Bellator. | Photo via LFA

Killys Mota is the newest addition to the lightweight division in Bellator, …read more

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Sources: Ex-WWE star Hager sets 3rd MMA bout

Jake Hager, known in the pro wrestling world as “Jack Swagger,” will step in the Bellator cage for his third MMA fight when he meets Anthony Garrett on Oct. 25 …read more

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Bellator signs Nick Newell to multi-fight contract

Bellator is now Nick Newell’s home for the foreseeable future.
After MMA Junkie initially reported last week that a deal was imminent, Bellator announced on Wednesday that it has signed Newell …read more

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Bec Rawlings debuts against Ilara Joanne at Bellator 231

Popular Australian Bec Rawlingshas her first Bellator date set.
The former Invicta and UFC competitor and Bare Knuckle FC champion signed with the company in June, and now she’s getting ready …read more

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Nick Newell Signs Four-Fight Deal With Bellator

Nick Newell will be in Bellator for the foreseeable future. Newell, who was on a one-fight deal, competed at Bellator 225 where he submitted Corey Browning in the first round. …read more

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Nick Newell officially signs with Bellator

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Nick Newell has made Bellator his home.
The Viacom-owned promotion announced the lightweight as the newest addition to its stable of lightweight fighters Wednesday. Terms …read more

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Ben Askren eyes grappling match with Dillon Danis, Danis responds

Ben Askren and Dillon Danis are separated by promotional bounds, as they’re currently signed with the UFC and Bellator respectively. Nonetheless, the pair of grappling specialists have taken every opportunity …read more

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Cris Cyborg confident Amanda Nunes rematch would go differently

Although Cris Cyborg is no longer in the UFC and recently signed with Bellator, she still hopes she can rematch Amanda Nunes one day.
The two fought back at UFC 232, …read more

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Keri Taylor Melendez to fight Mandy Polk at Bellator 229

Keri Taylor Melendez (pictured) will fight Mandy Polk at Bellator 229 in Temecula, Calif., on Oct. 4 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The queen of the Skrap Pack is …read more

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Bellator 227 marks a new beginning for former UFC lightweight Jon Tuck

Signing with Bellator marks a new beginning for Jon Tuck.
Tuck (10-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will return to the cage for the first time since August 2018 when he takes on …read more

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Steve Mowry vs. Gokhan Saricam Booked for Bellator 231

Unbeaten heavyweight Steve Mowry is set to take on Gokhan Saricam at Bellator 231. …read more

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Lyoto Machida Wants To Silence Gegard Mousasi’s ‘Excuses’ With KO

Lyoto Machida hopes to leave no doubt in his rematch with Gegard Mousasi. On Sept. 28, Machida and Mousasi will do battle in the Bellator 228 co-headliner. The action will …read more

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Jai Herbert draws former UFC fighter Cain Carrizosa for first Cage Warriors title defense

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Jai Herbert will attempt to defend his Cage Warriors lightweight title for the first time when he faces former UFC and Bellator fighter Cain Carrizosa …read more

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Unbeaten 6-foot-8 heavyweight Steve Mowry returns at Bellator 231

Towering heavyweight Steve Mowry will attempt to continue the undefeated start to his career when he makes his third Bellator appearances in November.
Mowry (6-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) is set to …read more

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Lyoto Machida: Gegard Mousasi will have 'no excuses' after second loss to me at Bellator 228

Gegard Mousasi has said a lot about Lyoto Machida since their first fight more than five years ago. If he loses again, though, not much more can be said.
At least …read more

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Patrick Mix vs. Dominic Mazzotta added to Bellator 232

Patrick Mix (pictured) fights Dominic Mazzotta in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 232 in Uncasville, Conn., on Oct. 26 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Patrick Mix will look to …read more

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Van Roosmalen vs. Lencioni, Mix vs. Mazzotta Booked for Bellator 232 on Oct. 26

The Bellator 232 lineup continues to take shape, as Robin Van Roosmalen will square off against Cris Lencioni at featherweight, and Patrick Mix will meet Dominic Mazzotta at bantamweight on …read more

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Patrick Mix returns against Dominic Mazzotta at Bellator 232 in Connecticut

Patrick Mix hasn’t faced defeat in his professional or amateur MMA career.
The 26-year-old bantamweight Mix (11-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will look to preserve his undefeated record on the main card …read more

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Cheick Kongo opens up on controversial Ryan Bader fight

Cheick Kongo was fighting for the heavyweight title against Ryan Bader in the main event of Bellator 226. It was a chance for the 44-year-old Frenchman to win a major …read more

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Robin Van Roosmalen to make promotional debut against Cris Lencioni at Bellator 232

Robin van Roosmalen is closing in on his Bellator debut.
The former Glory featherweight and lightweight champion Van Roosmalen (2-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will face Gracie Barra Portland’s Cris Lencioni (5-2 …read more

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Scott Coker: Cris Cyborg already one of the biggest stars in Bellator, UFC was never committed to her division

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The moment Scott Coker found out Cris Cyborg was a free agent, he immediately began burning up the phone lines to get a deal done …read more

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Daley vs. Homasi announced as Bellator 232 co-main event

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The co-main event of Bellator 232 sees Paul Daley take on Sabah Homasi, A exciting welterweight matchup between Paul Daley and Sabah Homasi has …read more

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The Level Change Podcast: Abdelaziz wants GSP vs. Khabib, UFC Vancouver

Level Change Podcast | June M. Williams

Episode 37 discussion: Khabib’s manager says GSP is next, Poirier wants McGregor rematch, Bellator working on card for Japan, new fight bookings, …read more

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Jon Jones training partner Christian Edwards meets Cesar Gutierrez at Bellator 233

After a quick win in his pro debut, one of Jon Jones’ proteges and training partners has his next assignment queued up.
Christian Edwards (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will take on …read more

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Cris Cyborg believes women’s featherweight is ‘one of the deepest in terms of talent’

Cris Cyborg officially signed with Bellator two weeks ago. The former UFC featherweight champion was released from the Las Vegas-based promotion after her UFC 240 bout — partly due to …read more

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Bellator fighter Michael Page believes he makes less money because he’s black

According to Bellator fighter Michael Page, being a black fighter is less lucrative than being white.
“I genuinely feel if I was a white fighter with the same talents, I would …read more

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A Clever idea? U.S. rugby captain says he'd fight James Haskell in his Bellator debut

When Bellator announced the signing of former England rugby star James Haskell to its heavyweight ranks, the promotion probably knew that a callout would come sooner than later. But rather …read more

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'She's in the right place now': Bellator fighters line up to hail Cris Cyborg's arrival

The stars of Bellator 226 paid tribute to the newest member of the “Bellator family” as they hailed the signing of former Strikeforce, Invicta and UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris …read more

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Posted on September 12, 2019, 9:46 pm By
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Bellator 226 Payouts & Salaries Are In ...

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Bellator 226: “Bader vs. Kongo” took place this past weekend (Sat., Sept. 7, 2019) at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., with “champ-champ” Ryan Bader putting his …read more

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Undefeated Vladimir Tokov Takes on Brandon Hastings at Bellator 229

Bellator MMA has added an interesting prelim to its California card this October. …read more

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Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi Set for Bellator 232 Co-Main Event

An all-action welterweight collision is heading to Bellator 232 in October. …read more

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Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi to co-headline Bellator 232

A pair of well known knockout artists will serve as the co-main event for Bellator 232.
Welterweight sluggers Paul Daley and Sabah Homasi are set to face off at the Oct. …read more

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Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi booked for Bellator 232 co-main event 

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A welterweight slugfest between Paul Daley and Sabah Homasi has been booked as the co-main event at Bellator 232 on Oct. 26 at the Mohegan …read more

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Fabio Maldonado scheduled for RIZIN 19, Patricky ‘Pitbull’ joins LW GP

Grizzled veteran Fabio Maldonado takes on the very lethal Jiri Prochazka, and RIZIN’s talent sharing agreement with Bellator continues to yield phenomenal benefits. So, do you want to see two …read more

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Patricio ‘Pitbull’ is confident he could knockout Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov is 28-0 and has only lost one round in his entire MMA career. Yet, Bellator featherweight and lightweight champion, Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire believes he can be the one …read more

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Conor McGregor responds to Ben Askren

Former UFC champion Conor McGregor has responded to Ben Askren.
The former Bellator and ONE champion, Askren, had taken to Twitter yesterday evening where he issued the following statement insinuating that …read more

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Mauricio Alonso returns to Bellator cage 31 months after TKO win over Josh Koscheck

Mauricio Alonso stopped Josh Koscheck in one round back at Bellator 172. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Mauricio Alonso is back.
The Brazilian veteran is returning to the Bellator cage …read more

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Bellator double-champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ says he would knock out Khabib Nurmagomedov

Patricio Freire believes he has what it takes to dethrone Khabib Nurmagomedov. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A highly anticipated bout with Tony Ferguson, a very lucrative rematch with …read more

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Ryan Bader Offers Proof He Didn’t Eye-Poke Cheick Kongo

Ryan Bader believes that Cheick Kongo quit during their Bellator 226 main event, and he wants the world to see the evidence. The official result of Ryan Bader and Cheick …read more

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Bellator star Patricky Pitbull named in Rizin FF's lightweight grand prix lineup

Japanese promotion Rizin FF has announced its tournament lineup for their lightweight grand prix, with perennial Bellator lightweight contender Patricky Freire set to feature.
A press release from Rizin FF officials …read more

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Featherweight champ Patricio Freire has mixed reaction to Bellator 226 tournament results

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Every fighter in the Bellator featherweight grand prix field represents a potential title defense for the 145-pound champion, Patricio Freire.
Each time the champ steps into the …read more

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Bellator 228 Update: Bantamweights Leandro Higo, Shawn Bunch to Clash on Sept. 28

A bantamweight showdown between Leandro Higo and Shawn Bunch has been added to the Bellator 228 lineup. …read more

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Cris Cyborg Explains The Big Differences Between Bellator & UFC Contract

Cris Cyborg is very happy with her contract with Bellator compared to what she was getting in the UFC. Bellator announced it was the biggest contract in women’s MMA history. …read more

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Leandro Higo to fight Shawn Bunch at Bellator 228

Leandro Higo (pictured) fights Shawn Bunch in a bantamweight bout at Bellator 228 in Inglewood, Calif. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Two bantamweights heading in opposite directions will meet …read more

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KSW champion Philip De Fries ‘interested’ in challenging Bellator champion Ryan Bader 

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KSW heavyweight champion Philip De Fries will attempt to take another step toward clearing out his division when he faces replacement assignment and fellow UFC veteran Luis Henrique …read more

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Bellator 226 post-event facts: Even without win, Ryan Bader makes history

The first half of Bellator’s featherweight grand prix opening round went down on Saturday with Bellator 226. SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., hosted the event, which streamed on DAZN …read more

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Bellator 226 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms.
Fighters …read more

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Bellator and RIZIN eyeing Fedor vs. Rampage, Bader vs. Prochazka

Bellator and RIZIN are eyeing a year-end show in Japan featuring some of the best fighters from both promotions. Reports indicate Bellator president Scott Coker and RIZIN bossman Nobuyuki Sakakibara …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #2982: UFC 242 and Bellator 226 recaps, Khabib, Cyborg and more

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here!
Covered in Episode 2,982 of the podcast, the boys look back at a big Saturday that featured …read more

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Scott Coker Says Loser Of Frank Mir-Roy Nelson Could Be Cut

The stakes are high for Frank Mir vs. Roy Nelson 2. According to Bellator president, Scott Coker the fight could very well be the loser goes home and would be …read more

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Ryan Bader Believes ‘Rampage’ Would Be An Easier Than The Cheick Kongo Fight

Ryan Bader and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson got into it after the main event of Bellator 226. Now, a fight between the two could very well happen. After Bader vs. Cheick …read more

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Video: This is an MMA news show

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

In the latest edition of This Is an MMA News Show, we recap UFC 242, Bellator 226, Invicta Phoenix Series 2, and much more. …read more

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Ryan Bader believes Cheick Kongo used the eye poke to get out of the fight

Ryan Bader was looking for the first title defense of his heavyweight belt when he took on Cheick Kongo in the main event of Bellator 226.
Yet, he did not get …read more

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Pedro Carvalho happy to earn respect, and BJJ purple belt, after Bellator 226 victory

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Portuguese featherweight contender Pedro Carvalho kicked off his Bellator featherweight grand prix campaign with an impressive submission finish of respected veteran Sam Sicilia, but admitted he …read more

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Adam Borics says he ignored corner advice to secure first-round finish at Bellator 226

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Unbeaten Hungarian ace Adam Borics delivered the goods once again as he handed former Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran his first stoppage loss and moved on …read more

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Bellator Fighter Suffers Horrendous Leg Break (Video)

A fighter on the Bellator 226 card suffered a gruesome leg break. Leg kicks can be devastating to fighters on the receiving end. Over the years, we’ve seen elite fighters …read more

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Video: Rampage storms Bellator cage and tries to attack Ryan Bader

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Watch Rampage Jackson try to attack Ryan Bader at Bellator 226. Things kicked off last night at Bellator 226 after an anti-climatic main event …read more

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Quinton Jackson Calls Ryan Bader A ‘Coward’ Following Bellator 226

Quinton Jackson isn’t happy with the ending to Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo. Last night (Sept. 7), Bader put his Bellator heavyweight title on the line against Kongo. The bout …read more

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Derek Campos reveals defeat at Bellator 226 would have ended his career: ‘I would have hung it up’

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Mixed martial arts is a sport that gives its athletes the highest of highs and the lowest of lows, and featherweight contender Derek Campos revealed he …read more

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'Great Brown Shark' Emmanuel Sanchez says he's ready for anyone in Bellator grand prix quarterfinals

SAN JOSE, Calif. – “El Matador” Emmanuel Sanchez stopped the charge of Tywan Claxton in the opening bout of the Bellator featherweight grand prix, then said he’s ready for whomever …read more

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Ex-UFC champ Cris Cyborg: 'Liar' Dana White lost me to Bellator acting like a divorce

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The red carpet was rolled out for ex-UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg at Bellator 226, and she couldn’t be happier.
Cyborg also got in …read more

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Editorial: Another Night in Bellator MMA Paradise

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Jordan Breen takes a look at Bellator 226 and the madness that came with it. Less than three months ago, I wrote about how Bellator …read more

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Ryan Bader gives his side of Bellator 226 near-brawl with 'Rampage' Jackson

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader can’t say Quinton Jackson is anywhere near the top of the list of fighters he desires to face …read more

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Bellator 226 Recap: Ryan Bader’s heavyweight title defense goes sideways

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Bellator’s champ-champ, Ryan Bader stepped into the cage at Bellator 226 in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday night, looking to make the first defense of his …read more

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Ryan Bader claims Cheick Kongo ‘took easy way out,’ open to fighting ‘Rampage’ after confrontation

Ryan Bader wrestles Cheick Kongo to the ground in the main event of Bellator 226 on Saturday in San Jose, Calif. | Bellator MMA

SAN JOSE, Calif. — After …read more

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Bellator 226 video highlights: Was the Bader-Kongo eye poke legit? You be the judge

Bellator 226 went down Saturday night, but not without controversy.
In the main event, Bellator dual champion Ryan Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) retained his heavyweight belt against Cheick Kongo (30-10-2 …read more

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PHOTO | See Cheick Kongo’s eye after No Contest ending at Bellator 226

Cheick Kongo’s teammate Quinton “Rampage” Jackson posted a picture of his teammate’s injured eye following a disappointing conclusion to Bellator 226.
Kongo’s fight against Ryan Bader ended with a No Contest …read more

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Quinton Jackson goes off on ‘coward’ Ryan Bader following Bellator 226 scuffle

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson took to social media to criticize Ryan Bader for the way his fight ended against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226.
The fight ended in the first round after …read more

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VIDEO | Rampage Jackson and Ryan Bader nearly brawl at Bellator 226

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Ryan Bader nearly got into a brawl following a disappointing end to Saturday night’s Bellator 226 event.
With the Bellator heavyweight championship on the line, Bader and …read more

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Bellator 226 highlights

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With Bellator 226 in the books, check out the highlights from the main card Saturday night. …read more

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of Bellator 226 with Rolling Stones and Shinedown

While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a UFC win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is …read more

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Ryan Bader believes eye poke of Chieck Kongo actually landed on his nose

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ryan Bader was understandably frustrated when Bellator 226 main event heavyweight title defense against Cheick Kongo, a bout which he was winning handily, ended with a …read more

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Bellator 226 ‘Bader Vs Kongo’ Recap & Highlights

Bellator 226 | Bellator MMA

Bellator 226 ‘Bader vs Kongo’ aired Sat. night (Sept. 7, 2019) from SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. MMA Mania brings you a post-fight …read more

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Pros react to Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226

Ryan Bader put his heavyweight title on the line against Cheick Kongo in the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 226 event in San Jose.
Bader (27-5 MMA) had captured the promotions vacant …read more

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Bellator 226 results: Ryan Bader’s first heavyweight title defense ruled a no-contest

Bellator’s champ-champ, Ryan Bader stepped into the cage at Bellator 226 in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday night, looking to make the first defense of his heavyweight championship. He didn’t …read more

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'Rampage' Jackson and Ryan Bader nearly brawl after Bellator 226 headliner

A controversial ending at Bellator 226 nearly led to an unscheduled fight on air.
Moments after a no contest was declared in a heavyweight title bout between two-division champ Ryan Bader …read more

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Ryan Bader Eye Poke Leads to No Contest Against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226

Ryan Bader entered the main event of Bellator 226 as one of the hottest heavyweights in the world and his torrid streak continued on Saturday night. For a few minutes, …read more

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Bellator 226 results: Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo ruled no-contest after eye poke

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bellator champ-champ Ryan Bader was off to a fine start in his heavyweight title defense against Cheick Kongo on Saturday night.
But while Bader (27-5 MMA, 5-0 …read more

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Bellator 226 Results: Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo ends in a no-contest

Ryan Bader puts his heavyweight title on the line against Cheick Kongo in the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 226 event in San Jose.
Bader (27-5 MMA) captured the promotions vacant heavyweight …read more

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Bellator 226 results: Adam Borics finishes Pat Curran, advances in grand prix

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Adam Borics already showed the world his quick-strike capabilities during his stunning knockout victory over Aaron Pico last time out.
This time, Borics (14-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) …read more

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Cris Cyborg gets title shot against Julia Budd in Bellator debut

Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg was introduced as the newest fighter on Bellator’s roster during Saturday night’s Bellator 226 event. The promotion also confirmed that Cyborg will be …read more

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Bellator 226 results: Pedro Carvalho submits Sam Sicilia in second round of tourney bout

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Pedro Carvalho has waited a long time to get his big opportunity, and he made the most of it on Saturday night.
The Straight Blast Gym Ireland …read more

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Bellator 226 results: Emmanuel Sanchez taps Tywan Claxton, advances in featherweight grand prix

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Emmanuel Sanchez is the first to advance in the Bellator featherweight grand prix.
Sanchez (19-4 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) moved forward in the 145-pound tourney and also handed …read more

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Emmanuel Sanchez taps Tywan Claxton to advance in featherweight grand prix

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Emmanuel Sanchez is the first to advance in the Bellator featherweight grand prix.
Sanchez (19-4 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) moved forward in the 145-pound tourney and also handed …read more

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Bellator 226 main card salaries: Bader and Kongo each earn $100k

Six-figure paydays await the heavyweight headliners of Bellator 226, with champ-champ Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo earning $100,000 each.
Bader and Kongo top a list of salaries that total $1,041,000 before …read more

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Bellator 226 Results: Bader vs. Kongo

Ryan Bader and Cheick Kongo will battle in the Bellator 226 main event. | Bellator

MMA Fighting has Bellator 226 results for the Bader vs. Kongo event Saturday at …read more

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Bellator 226 live stream online

Watch the Bellator 226 live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 7:30 p.m. ET. The fight card for this portion of the event is as follows …read more

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Posted on September 7, 2019, 10:46 pm By
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Bellator 226: Bader vs. Kongo live stream, PBP, results

Bloody Elbow is the place to be for live results and full play-by-play of Bellator 226. Join us tonight on Bloody Elbow for live results and detailed play-by-play as Bellator …read more

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Posted on September 7, 2019, 10:17 pm By
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