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In preparation for Bellator 238, Adam Borics drew inspiration from teammate Kamaru Usman

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Seventeen weeks ago, Adam Borics found out he’d be fighting Darrion Caldwell in the second round of the Bellator featherweight grand prix.
For almost four months now, Borics …read more

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‘Simple dude’ Henry Corrales likes the match-up with Juan Archuleta at Bellator 238

While he suffered his first loss in three years in 2019, featherweight Henry Corrales can see the good in last year.
Because of the loss, Corrales was forced to look at …read more

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Bellator 238 weigh-in results and live video stream (noon ET)

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s early and official Bellator 238 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).
The early …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 12:16 pm By
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Video: Watch Friday's Bellator 238 ceremonial weigh-ins live on MMA Junkie at 9 p.m. ET

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Bellator 238 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins take place Friday, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 9 p.m. ET (6 …read more

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Julia Budd not intimidated by Cris Cyborg, ready for Bellator 238 spotlight

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — We’re not in Thackerville anymore, Toto.
No offense to the good people of Oklahoma, but Julia Budd has not only been dominant as Bellator featherweight champion over the …read more

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Bellator 238 Media Day Photos

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

MMA Fighting’s Esther Lin was on scene for the Bellator 238 media day at the Paramount Theatre in Los Angeles, Calif. Check out a gallery …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 2:46 am By
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Cyborg has interest in boxing after Bellator bout

Cris Cyborg could “absolutely” compete in boxing if she defeats Julia Budd for the Bellator women’s featherweight title Saturday night, her manager, Audie Attar, told ESPN. …read more

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Video: Scott Coker scrum at Bellator 238 media day

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

LOS ANGELES – Bellator President Scott Coker spoke to reporters in advance of Bellator 238 on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. …read more

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Cris Cyborg happy to be away from UFC, starting fresh in Bellator

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — For those who care about mixed martial arts history, Cris Cyborg’s main event against Julia Budd on Saturday at Bellator 238 is a fight to watch. If …read more

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Darrion Caldwell says Bellator champ Patricio Freire avoided grand prix clash

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Darrion Caldwell is surprised Bellator champion Patricio Freire didn’t choose to fight him when he had the opportunity.
At the Bellator featherweight grand prix selection show September, dual-champion …read more

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Bellator champ Julia Budd: Beating Cris Cyborg ‘so important for my career’  

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

LOS ANGELES – Bellator women’s featherweight champ Julia Budd talks about her upcoming fight against Cris Cyborg at Bellator 238 on Saturday at The Forum …read more

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Bellator boss Scott Coker: UFC was in 'Cyborg business' and never intended to build her division

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. – Bellator’s 2020 schedule kicks off Saturday with Bellator 238 – and the promotion’s president Scott Coker is excited.
When he spoke to the media Thursday, Coker dished on …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2020, 12:46 am By
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'Prospect Killer' Daniel Carey baffled by Aaron Pico booking at Bellator 238

LOS ANGELES – Hot on the heels of his last win, Daniel Carey will return to action against another hot prospect. But this one might be the most highly-touted of …read more

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Back with Bellator, Curtis Millender hopes to finally get his hands on Michael Page

LOS ANGELES – Curtis Millender is yet to make the first walk of his second tenure as a Bellator fighter, but he already has a hit list of potential victims …read more

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Video: Raymond Daniels explains story behind 720-degree KO

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

LOS ANGELES – Raymond Daniels talks about his upcoming fight against Jason King at Bellator 238 on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and …read more

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Video: Boxing champ Ava Knight anxious to fix MMA mistakes at Bellator 238

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LOS ANGELES – Boxer turned MMA fighter Ava Knight talks about her second professional cage fight, which takes place Saturday at Bellator 238. …read more

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6 Fights to Watch at Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg

Bellator 238 will be the promotion’s first event of the year and its main event features a title fight and debut for Cris “Cyborg” Justino. She will be welcomed to …read more

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Ava Knight admits love-hate with grappling, hopes to showcase heavy hands at Bellator 238

LOS ANGELES – Ava Knight freely admits she’s more comfortable inside the boxing ring than the Bellator cage, but she says the skills she brings from boxing will stand her …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2020, 6:46 pm By
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All-time Bellator fights leader David Rickels leaves to sign with BKFC

After almost nine years with Bellator, David Rickels has a new home.
Bellator’s all-time leader in fights with 23, Rickels (21-6) recently became a free agent. After exploring the market, he …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2020, 5:46 pm By
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Featherweight champ Julia Budd ready for anything against Cris Cyborg at Bellator 238

Though she only had one fight in 2019, Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd is nonetheless pleased with how her year turned out.
One of the main reasons why last year was …read more

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Video: Aaron Pico calls losses ‘lack of understanding of MMA’ before Bellator 238 comeback

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

LOS ANGELES – Featherweight prospect Aaron Pico talks about his comeback fight against Daniel Carey at Bellator 238, which takes place Saturday at The Forum …read more

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Cris Cyborg looks to etch her legacy in stone in Bellator debut

At Bellator 238, on Saturday, January 25, Cris Cyborg will challenge Julia Budd for the Bellator featherweight title. When she steps into the Bellator cage for the first time, Cyborg …read more

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With new home in Bellator, Cris Cyborg has found her 'happy' place

From her working relationship with Bellator president Scott Coker to the strength of the 145-pound division, Cris “Cyborg” Justino said her mind is in a good place ahead of her …read more

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Bellator 238 pre-event facts: Cris Cyborg looks to end Julia Budd's dominant reign

The first Bellator event of the year goes down Saturday with Bellator 238, which takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., with a main card that streams on DAZN …read more

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Bellator 238 undercard media day photos

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator 238 undercard media day photos are from Bellator event Wednesday.
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Posted on January 23, 2020, 4:16 am By
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Bellator 238: Budd vs. Cyborg fight card

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Check out the fight card and bout order for Bellator 238, which takes place in Inglewood, CA on Saturday, January 25th. We have …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Alex Perez won’t test free agency, says Bellator gets less ‘respect’

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There are more options than ever for mixed martial artists, but Alex Perez has no interest in venturing beyond the UFC. There are more financially …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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VIDEO | Watch Frank Mir take down a 20,000 calorie burger

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir visited the famous Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas and was challenged to eat a 20,000 calorie burger.
The former UFC and Bellator standout is …read more

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Former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves signs with Bare Knuckle FC

Despite recently teasing a move to PFL or Bellator, Thiago Alves has opted to go in a different direction with his fighting future.
Alves, a one-time UFC welterweight title challenger, will …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2020, 6:46 pm By
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Streaming this Week: UFC Raleigh, Bellator 238, CES 60

As streaming services continue to take over the combat sports industry, there are more and more events being broadcast on platforms like ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass, DAZN and YouTube.
BJPENN.Com’s Streaming …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2020, 6:16 pm By
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Mir vs. food: Watch Frank Mir take on 20,000-calorie burger at the famous 'Heart Attack Grill'

Former UFC heavyweight champion and current Bellator heavyweight Frank Mir has faced his fair share of big challenges over the years, and this past week he faced his latest – …read more

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Adam Borics Plans To ‘Break’ Darrion Caldwell At Bellator 238 En Route To A Finish (Interview)

Adam Borics is entering his fight at Bellator 238 against Darrion Caldwell as confident as you can get. Borics, who is 14-0, is coming off a TKO win over Pat …read more

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Sergio Pettis steps into his Bellator debut ready to prove he’s the better fighter

Looking back on his 2019, bantamweight Sergio Pettis feels like it was one of his most eventful years, even if he only got to fight once.
Having missed out on fighting …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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Keith Lee, brother of Kevin Lee, signs with Bellator

UFC lightweight star Kevin Lee’s younger brother Keith Lee has signed a new, multi-fight contract with Bellator and will make his promotional debut at Bellator 239.
Lee’s signing was first revealed …read more

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Bellator 239 adds six fights to lineup: Javy Ayala, Christian Edwards, more

Bellator is bulking up its return to Thackerville, Okla.
The promotion recently added six fights to the Bellator 239 lineup, five of which were initially reported by Sherdog. Among the new …read more

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Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Jan. 13-19)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize.
But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your …read more

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Posted on January 20, 2020, 3:46 pm By
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Danis had knee surgery, out of Bellator 238 fight

Dillon Danis said he had surgery on his injured right LCL and meniscus and is out of next week’s Bellator 238 bout against Kegan Gennrich. …read more

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Injuries cancel Dillon Danis, Khonry Gracie's fights from Bellator 238

Next week’s Bellator 238 will proceed minus two of their more interesting personalities.
Two bouts were scratched from the card Friday due to undisclosed injuries to the fights’ respective A-sides: Dillon …read more

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Dillon Danis withdraws from Bellator 238

More bad news, fight fans. Dillon Danis has been forced out of his Bellator 238 fight with Kegan Gennrich with an injury. The Orange County Register was first to report …read more

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5 Bouts Including Javy Ayala vs. Valentin Moldavsky Added to Bellator 239 on Feb. 21

Bellator MMA is building on to its upcoming card in Oklahoma on February. …read more

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Posted on January 17, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Injuries force Dillon Danis, Khonry Gracie off of Bellator 238

Dillon Danis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator 238 has lost some star power.
MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that Dillon Danis and Khonry Gracie have been forced to withdraw …read more

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White: ‘We don’t have professional cans’ in the UFC

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Dana White is proud of the level of competition in the UFC. With the rise of companies like Bellator, PFL, …read more

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Posted on January 17, 2020, 5:16 pm By
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Alves negotiating with Bellator, PFL, but could retire to be a police officer

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Welterweight veteran Thiago Alves could call it a career in 2020. Former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves is coming close to the end of …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Bellator, Coker to now report under Showtime’s Espinoza

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Restructuring is happening and Bellator will see major changes. Viacom and CBS completed a merger last December, and it is bringing a lot of …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2020, 1:16 pm By
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Timofey Nastyukhin is ‘100% ready to fight’ and build on momentum of Alvarez KO

Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was widely expected to blow through the competition in ONE Championship. Timofey Nastyukhin, the man tasked with welcoming Alvarez to the ONE …read more

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Cris Cyborg Hoping To Explore Potential Options With WWE & Boxing

Cris Cyborg is relishing in being able to take advantage of other opportunities under the Bellator banner. Cyborg is scheduled to compete for the Bellator women’s featherweight gold on Jan. …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2020, 3:46 pm By
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Cris Cyborg: Signing with Bellator opens opportunities for boxing or pro wrestling

Cris Cyborg sees many career options ahead now that she’s with Bellator.
Cyborg (21-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), the former UFC, Strikeforce and Invicta FC featherweight champion, will look to add another …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2020, 1:46 pm By
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Ryan Bader to defend Bellator light heavyweight title in April

Bellator champ-champ Ryan Bader will take a break from the heavyweight division as he moves back down to light heavyweight to defend his belt there in April.
Bader himself announced Tuesday …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2020, 7:46 pm By
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Cris Lencioni vs. Salim Mukhidinov booked for Bellator 239

A featherweight bout has been added to Bellator’s return to Thackerville, Okla.
At Bellator 239, Cris Lencioni will take on Tajikistani fighter Salim Mukhidinov. MMA Junkie confirmed the booking with a …read more

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Paul Daley no longer part of Bellator broadcast team 

Paul Daley | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Paul Daley is no longer part of the Bellator broadcast team.
The veteran welterweight slugger revealed this past week that the promotion no …read more

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'Patchy Mix does not take no slow road,' ready for Bellator title shot

At the start of 2019, undefeated bantamweight Patchy Mix wasn’t even on the Bellator roster, but after a nearly flawless year, he says he’s ready for a title shot.
“I feel …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2020, 1:16 pm By
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Photos: Cris Cyborg open workout at Bellator 238 media day

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Check out photos from MMA star Cris Cyborg’s open workout before Bellator 238.
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Video: Cris Cyborg open workout at Bellator 238 media day

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

LOS ANGELES – MMA star and former UFC and Strikeforce champ Cris Cyborg works out at a media day in support of her Bellator title …read more

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Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Jan. 6-12)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize.
But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your …read more

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Juan Archuleta wants revenge on Henry Corrales at Bellator 238: 'He's beaten all my teammates'

Juan Archuletawants to get one for the team.
The Bellator featherweight staple will get a chance on Jan. 25 to perhaps not settle the score, but at least start shifting things …read more

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Thiago Alves says he's talking to Bellator and PFL, but money has to be there to keep fighting

Thiago Alves finds himself in a comfortable situation.
The former UFC title challenger and longtime welterweight contender fought out his contract with the promotion in December and now is exploring the …read more

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‘You’re fired’: Paul Daley claims he’s been sacked from Bellator analyst job

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Paul Daley has been fired from his Bellator analyst role. It didn’t take long for Bellator to relieve Paul Daley of his broadcasting duties.
Daley …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Julia Budd Hopes To Make Statement Against Cris Cyborg At Bellator 238

Julia Budd wants to show Cris Cyborg that she runs the show at 145 pounds. On Jan. 25, Budd will put her Bellator women’s featherweight title on the line against …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Paul Daley Says He’s Been Fired As Bellator Analyst

Paul Daley has been canned as a Bellator analyst and it appears he’s putting the blame on his criticism of Michael Page’s booking. Daley served as an analyst for a …read more

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Juan Archuleta frustrated with lack of activity: ‘I want to fight five, six times a year’

Juan Archuleta wants to clock in more hours.
The former Bellator title challenger hasn’t been content with the amount of fights he’s been getting. Archuleta (23-2 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) last fought …read more

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Danis claims having Bellator ownership stake allowed him catchweight fights

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Dillon Danis explains the reason why he is once again fighting at a catchweight in his favor. Dillon Danis’ first two fights at Bellator …read more

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Bellator 238 free fight: Relive Aaron Pico's explosive finish of Leandro Higo

Aaron Pico looks to get back on track in his backyard on Jan. 25, when he meets Daniel Carey in a featherweight bout.
The Southern California native has run into a …read more

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Julia Budd plans to remind debuting Cris Cyborg who runs division at Bellator 238

VANCOUVER – Julia Budd has no intention of rolling over for Cris Cyborg at Bellator 238.
Budd (13-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) has controlled Bellator’s featherweight division with an iron fist since …read more

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Paul Daley says he's been fired from Bellator analyst role, cites 'off script' opinions

Paul Daley says we won’t be seeing him behind the desk on Bellator broadcasts any longer.
Daley (42-17-2 MMA, 8-4 BMMA), a longtime veteran of MMA who has spent his past …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2020, 9:46 pm By
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Henry Corrales predicts Bellator 238 fight against Juan Archuleta will bring the noise

Henry Corrales’ most recent performance wasn’t his best.
On Jan. 25, the featherweight contender returns to action at Bellator 238 against Juan Archuleta. The fresh matchup presents the opportunity to get …read more

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Pair of 145-Pound Grand Prix Matchups, Including ‘Pitbull’ vs. Carvalho, Set for Bellator 241

Not one but two featherweight tournament bouts are headed to Bellator 241 in March. …read more

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Posted on January 10, 2020, 8:46 pm By
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Dillon Danis boasts about receiving Bellator ownership stake

Dillon Danis is now 2-0 in the Bellator cage, and will attempt to boost that record to 3-0 when he takes on Kegan Gennrich at Bellator 238 on January 25. …read more

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Why catchweight again? Dillon Danis says 'when you're the owner, you can do what you want'

It appears Dillon Danis has created his own Bellator weight class.
He returns to action on Jan. 25 when he takes on Kegan Gennrich at Bellator 238 at the Forum in …read more

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Boxing champ Ava Knight meets Emilee Gettys at Bellator 238

Ava Knight | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Ava Knight has her second MMA assignment.
The boxing champion has been added to Bellator’s upcoming show on Jan. 25 at The Forum …read more

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Pair of 145-Pound Grand Prix Matchups Including ‘Pitbull’ vs. Carvalho Set for Bellator 241 in March

Not one but two featherweight tournament bouts are headed to Bellator 241 in March. …read more

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Posted on January 9, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Patricio ‘Pitbull’ set to defend featherweight title against Pedro Carvalho at Bellator 241

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The matchup was already set, and now Patricio Freire and Pedro Carvalho have a date and location.
Officials announced Thursday that “Pitbull” …read more

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Jimmy Smith criticizes John McCarthy for MVP vs. Anderson Silva comparisons

Long-time MMA analyst Jimmy Smith criticized Bellator commentator Big John McCarthy for his recent comparison between Michael Page and Anderson Silva.
McCarthy has come under scrutiny for his recent comments comparing …read more

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McCarthy: MVP has better early record than Anderson Silva

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“Big John” McCarthy stood by his comments during a recent Bellator broadcast stating Michael “Venom” Page has a better record than Anderson Silva During …read more

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Canadians in Combat – January 2020

Top MMA News will be focusing exclusively on Canadian MMA and taking a step back from posting UFC, Bellator, PFL and other fight cards unless they take place in the …read more

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Update: Valerie Loureda Withdraws from Bellator 238 Due to Injury

Valerie Loureda won’t be making her return to mixed martial arts at Bellator 238, after all. …read more

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Valerie Loureda out of Bellator 238 with injury

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Less than 24 hours after her inclusion into Bellator 238, Valerie Loureda has been scratched from the event due to an injury.
MMA Fighting confirmed …read more

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Valerie Loureda out of Bellator 238 fight due to injury

Valerie Loureda won’t fight this month after all.
Due to an undisclosed injury, the flyweight prospect has withdrawn from her matchup with Tara Graff on the Bellator 238 event scheduled for …read more

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Josh Thomson names the current Bellator stars he believes would give UFC champs problems

The UFC is widely regarded as the home to the greatest volume of high-level talent in MMA, but other promotions like Bellator, ONE Championship and RIZIN Fighting Federation are increasingly …read more

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After Reality Show Appearance, Valerie Loureda Makes MMA Return at Bellator 238

Valerie Loureda is ready to resume her mixed martial arts career following a stint on the reality show “Exatlon Estados Unidos.” …read more

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Valerie Loureda returns at Bellator 238, faces Tara Gaff

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Taekwondo star Valerie Loureda returns to the Bellator cage after a stint on the small screen.
Loureda, 21, has verbally agreed to face Tara Gaff …read more

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John McCarthy Explains Why He Believes Dana White Is Against Cross-Promotion

Dana White and the UFC have been reluctant to cross-promote in years and Bellator commentator, John McCarthy believes he knows why. McCarthy believes the UFC doesn’t want to cross-promote after …read more

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Spinning Back Clique: McGregor's bravado, Cerrone, Gaethje, Bellator, PFL

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. In this week’s episode, “Gorgeous” George, “Goze” and John …read more

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Bellator signs Jordan Mein

Former UFC welterweight Jordan Mein has agreed to an exclusive multi-fight deal with Bellator and is expected to make his promotional debut later this year.
The news of Mein signing with …read more

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Valerie Loureda set to return at Bellator 238 after reality show stint

After putting her fighting career on pause to participate in a reality show, undefeated Valerie Loureda will return to action this month at Bellator 238.
A women’s flyweight matchup between Loureda …read more

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Jordan Mein signs multi-year deal with Bellator

Jordan Mein | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The Bellator welterweight division has added another veteran.
Jordan Mein (31-12) has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion, MMA Fighting confirmed with …read more

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Kickboxing Standout Raymond Daniels Set for Third MMA Bout at Bellator 238

Flashy kickboxing star Raymond Daniels will make his third professional mixed martial arts appearance at Bellator 238 when he faces Jason King. …read more

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Juan Archuleta to fight Henry Corrales at Bellator 238

Juan Archuleta (pictured) fights Henry Corrales in a featherweight bout at Bellator 238 on Jan. 25 in Inglewood, Calif. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

After bowing out of the …read more

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Juan Archuleta vs. Henry Corrales Set for Bellator 238 on Jan. 25

Juan Archuleta will lock horns with Henry Corrales in a featherweight tilt at Bellator 238. …read more

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Juan Archuleta vs. Henry Corrales on tap for Bellator 238 in California

Bellator’s first event of the new year has had some featherweight firepower added to it.
Juan Archuleta (23-2 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) will take on Henry Corrales (17-4 MMA, 5-4 BMMA) at …read more

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Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Dec. 30-Jan. 5)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize.
But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your …read more

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Nate Diaz protege Chris Avila added to Bellator 238

The Diaz brothers have kept a close, tight-knit circle over the years.
Among the crew is lightweight fighter Chris Avila. A multiple-time UFC and Bellator veteran, Avila (7-8 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) …read more

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On the Doorstep: 5 fighters who could make MMA big leagues with January wins

Every champion in MMA history started out somewhere.
For those who make it to the highest stage, the journey starts long before they strap on UFC or Bellator gloves. Modern-era fighters …read more

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Posted on January 5, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Colombia's Alejandra Lara inks new multi-fight deal with Bellator

Alejandra Lara is not leaving Bellator anytime soon.
The former women’s flyweight title challenger has signed a new six-fight deal with the promotion, MMA Junkie confirmed with a person close to …read more

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Bellator in 2019: A robust look at the stats, streaks, skids, and records

Bellator had its biggest and busiest year to date in 2019, with 24 numbered events that helped raise the promotion’s profile to a true position of prominence in MMA. During …read more

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Patricky Pitbull avoids surgery for injuries sustained at RIZIN 20, expects mid-2020 return to Bellator

Patricky Pitbull battled through injuries to face Tofiq Musayev in the tournament final in Japan. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Patricky Freire’s trip to Japan was a costly one …read more

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Bellator 237 full fight: Watch Fedor Emelianenko one-punch KO 'Rampage' Jackson

Last week, Bellator turned back the clock by bringing two MMA legends back to the country in which they first became stars.
In the Bellator 237 main event, PRIDE veterans Fedor …read more

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Posted on January 3, 2020, 2:16 pm By
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Despite leaving Bellator, MacDonald not ruling out Lima trilogy

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“Who’s to say we won’t meet up later down the road? You never know where our paths cross again.” Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima …read more

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Posted on January 3, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Bellator champ-champ Ryan Bader wants to defend 205-pound title vs. Rizin FF champ Jiri Prochazka

Since Ryan Bader couldn’t come to terms to compete on New Year’s Eve at Rizin FF 20, he wants their light heavyweight champion to come to him.
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Source:: MMAJunkie

Rory MacDonald Plans on Being Boss of The PFL Welterweight Division

Rory MacDonald is far from being done competing as a welterweight in MMA. Having lost his title at the end of his Bellator run and not re-signing with the promotion, …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on January 2, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Ryan Bader Calls Out Jiri Prochazka for Light Heavweight Title Bout in Bellator

Ryan Bader is looking to make his first light heavyweight title defense since November 2017, and it appears the Bellator two-division champ has his eyes on a belt holder from …read more

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