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Twitter Mailbag: Would Conor McGregor vs. 'Cowboy' Cerrone be a big hit that's also a must-win for one party?

Does it make sense to give us Conor vs. Cowboy next? And just how much of a must-win is that for the former UFC lightweight champ? Plus, Bellator has a …read more

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Emmanuel Sanchez Out to Prove It’s His Time at Bellator 209

Looking back on his lone win of 2018 this past April when he picked up a first round submission of Sam Sicilia at Bellator 198, featherweight Emmanuel Sanchez is happy …read more

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Bellator 209 co-main breakdown: Will history be repeated with Couture-Gozali 2?

Last time, Ryan Couture was able to compete on home soil. This time, he’s the one who had to take the flight overseas.
Couture (11-6 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) is in Israel …read more

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Posted on November 15, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Bellator 209 staff predictions: Is anyone picking against champ Patricio Freire?

Freire
vs.
Sanchez
Couture
vs.
Gozali
Davis
vs.
Nemkov
Dandois
vs.
Rubin
Keresh
vs.
Sidelnikov
MMAjunkie readers’consensus picks2018: 140-88

Freire
(70%)

Gozali
(56%)

Davis
(83%)

Dandois
(52%)

Sidelnikov
(68%)
Ken Hathaway@kenshathaway2018: 151-77

Freire

Couture

Davis

Rubin

Sidelnikov
Dan Tom@DanTomMMA2018: 147-81

Freire

Couture

Nemkov

Dandois

Sidelnikov
Ben Fowlkes@BenFowlkesMMA2018: 144-842016 Champion

Freire

Couture

Davis

Dandois

Sidelnikov
Trent Reinsmith@TrentReinsmith2018: 143-85

Freire

Couture

Davis

Dandois

Sidelnikov
John Morgan@MMAjunkieJohn2018: 141-87

Freire

Couture

Davis

Dandois

Sidelnikov
Simon Samano@SJSamano2018: 140-88

Freire

Gozali

Davis

Rubin

Keresh
Abbey Subhan@kammakaze2018: 139-89

Freire

Couture

Davis

Rubin

Sidelnikov
Mike Bohn@MikeBohnMMA2018: 138-902014 Champion

Freire

Couture

Davis

Dandois

Sidelnikov
Steven Marrocco@MMAjunkieSteven2018: 136-92

Freire

Couture

Nemkov

Dandois

Sidelnikov
Fernanda Prates@nandaprates_2018: 134-94

Freire

Couture

Davis

Rubin

Sidelnikov
Brian Garcia@thegoze2018: 133-952017 Champion

Freire

Couture

Davis

Dandois

Keresh
George Garcia@MMAjunkieGeorge2018: …read more

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Bellator 209 predictions, preview for ‘Pitbull vs Sanchez’ on Paramount Network

Bellator 209: “Pitbull vs. Sanchez” airs tomorrow night (Fri., Nov. 16, 2018) from Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. The main event will see a multi-time Featherweight champion put …read more

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Bellator 209: 5 reasons to watch a return to Israel, where Sanchez looks to crack an elite club

Bellator returns on Thursday (though the card airs one day later) after a break of nearly a month with Bellator 209. In the main event, featherweight champion Patricio Freire puts …read more

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With lessons learned from loss, Khonry Gracie enters Bellator 209 'a lot more confident' than in debut

Losing is never fun. But, once it happens, Khonry Gracie believes there are two ways a fighter can go about it.
“When you lose, you either shut down completely, whereas you …read more

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Emmanuel Sanchez credits last loss for putting him on path to Bellator 209 title shot

The first split-decision loss of Emmanuel Sanchez’s career may have been the catalyst for his transformation into a world title contender.
It’s not as if Sanchez wasn’t already making waves in …read more

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Bellator 209 Weigh-In Results: Patricio Freire, Emmanuel Sanchez Cleared for Title Bout

The Bellator 209 headliner will proceed as planned, as both Patricio Freire and Emmanuel Sanchez hit their contracted marks for Thursday’s featherweight title showdown. …read more

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Bellator 209 Weigh In Results For ‘Pitbull Vs. Sanchez’ Are In ...

The place is here, Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the time is now. The weigh ins for Bellator 209: “Pitbull vs. Sanchez,” which goes down tomorrow night …read more

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Bellator 209 Weigh-In Results

The weigh-ins for the upcoming Bellator 209 event are in the books. Bellator officials held the weigh-ins for Bellator 209 on Wednesday where everyone made weight and thus the fights …read more

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Bellator 209 weigh-in results: Patricio 'Pitbull,' Emmanuel Sanchez on mark for title fight

The weigh-ins are in the books for this week’s Bellator 209 event, and the fighters on the main card all hit their marks.
In the main event, featherweight champion Patricio Freire …read more

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Bellator champ Patricio Freire would offer own brother in trade for Jose Aldo

UFC and ONE Championship surprised the fight world by the trade that involved both companies and MMA stars Demetrious Johnson and Ben Askren, and opening this door gave ideas to …read more

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Bellator 210 headliner Chidi Njokuni 'staying away from 170' after big cuts caused potentially permanent damage

At 6-foot-3, Chidi Njokuani says his days as a welterweight are done.
After a few high-profile misses under the Bellator banner, Njokuani believes he may have suffered permanent damage due to …read more

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Miesha Tate Explains Decision to Join ONE Championship

ONE Championship has been quite busy making moves recently, particularly adding former #1 P4P king Demetrious Johnson and former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. Another move was the …read more

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Bellator 209 main-event breakdown: Can champ Patricio Freire tame 'El Matador' in Israel?

MMAjunkie Radio co-host and MMAjunkie contributor Dan Tom breaks down Bellator’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for Bellator 209.
Bellator 209 takes place Thursday at Menora Mivtachim …read more

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Benson Henderson re-signs with Bellator

Former WEC and UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will continue to fight in Bellator for the foreseeable future.
The news of Henderson re-signing was first reported by MMAJunkie. It is being …read more

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Former UFC Champion Benson Henderson Re-Signs With Bellator

Benson Henderson is sticking around with Bellator. Henderson is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Saad Awad at Bellator 208 last month. This was the last fight of “Smooth’s” …read more

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Posted on November 13, 2018, 10:46 pm By
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After fighting out contract, Benson Henderson signs new deal with Bellator

Benson Henderson (26-8 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) will continue competing under the Bellator banner for the foreseeable future.
Bellator officials told MMAjunkie that Henderson recently inked a new “exclusive, long-term deal” with …read more

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Bellator 209’s Emmanuel Sanchez on trash talk: ‘I let the fists do the talking’

Check out Bloody Elbow’s interview with Bellator featherweight title challenger Emmanuel Sanchez who takes on Patricio Pitbull Freire on November 15, 2018. The month of November holds a special …read more

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Bellator Champion Explains Why He Wants Bout With Jose Aldo

A reigning Bellator champion has expressed interest in a bout with Jose Aldo. Aldo is considered to be the greatest featherweight in the history of mixed martial arts. He is …read more

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Posted on November 12, 2018, 11:16 pm By
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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2800 with Chidi Njokuani, Gerald Harris

Stream or download Friday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Chidi Njokuani and Gerald Harris.
Njokuani, who headlines Bellator 210 against John Salter on Nov. 30, co-hosted the episode in the …read more

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Ben Askren, Scott Coker clash over possible Bellator deal

It sounds like Ben Askren was recently in talks to make a return to Bellator. The question is under what circumstances.
In an interview with The Fight Guys podcast that was …read more

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Sonnen: Floyd Mayweather made a ‘tremendous mistake’

The former UFC title contender and current Bellator talent is taking ‘Money’ to task over his seemingly ill considered decision to fight a ‘special rules’ bout in Japan and his …read more

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Bellator and ONE Championship were talking to Ben Askren before UFC trade

Just a few weeks ago, the UFC and ONE Championship did something no one thought was possible. They agreed to a trade that sent Demetrious Johnson to ONE and Ben …read more

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Robson Gracie Jr. gets new debut date, meets Brysen Bolohao at 'Salute the Troops' event in Hawaii

After a near-miss, Robson Gracie Jr. has a new date and opponent for his Bellator debut.
Gracie Jr. (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), brother of MMA legend Renzo Gracie, is now set …read more

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Robson Gracie Jr.’s Bellator debut set for Dec. 14

Robson Gracie Jr. has a new date for his professional MMA debut inside the Bellator cage.
The younger brother of Renzo Gracie, who had his Bellator 208 bout with Jamal Pottinger …read more

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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Chidi Njokuani, Gerald Harris, Michael Johnson

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Chidi Njokuani, Gerald Harris and Michael Johnson.
Njokuani headlines Bellator 210 later this month against John Salter. …read more

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Pico vs. Corrales set for Bellator in January

With both Aaron Pico and Henry Corrales nearing a Bellator featherweight title shot, they will meet on Jan. 26 in Los Angeles. Aaron Pico will look to make it five …read more

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Daniel Weichel moves to lightweight, meets Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 210

A lightweight bout between Daniel Weichel and Goiti Yamauchi will take place on the preliminary portion of Bellator 210’s fight card this month.
A Bellator official today informed MMAjunkie of the …read more

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Aaron Pico vs. Henry Corrales Booked For Bellator 214 On Jan. 26

Aaron Pico’s next bout has been determined and it’s a nice step up in competition. Pico will do battle with Henry Corrales at Bellator 214. The action will take place …read more

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Eddie Alvarez On ONE Championship Lightweight Grand Prix: ‘I’ve Never Lost A Fight Tournament’

Eddie Alvarez says he’s thrilled to be a part of the ONE Championship Lightweight Grand Prix. Alvarez has held gold in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator. Now, he …read more

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Posted on November 8, 2018, 4:46 pm By
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EXCLUSIVE | Eddie Alvarez reacts to news of ONE Championship Lightweight Grand Prix

ONE Champion is welcoming Eddie Alvarez to its roster in style, having recently announced that the former UFC and Bellator lightweight titleholder will make his promotional debut as part of …read more

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Aaron Pico to Face Henry Corrales at Bellator’s Upcoming Event in Los Angeles on Jan. 26

Talented prospect Aaron Pico will face another significant test when he fights Henry Corrales at Bellator’s scheduled event in Los Angeles on Jan. 26. …read more

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Pico vs. Corrales booked for Jan. 26 Bellator show

Two of Bellator’s hottest featherweights will face off at the The Forum in early 2019.
MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that 22-year-old phenom Aaron Pico will take on Henry Corrales at …read more

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Aaron Pico meets Henry Corrales at Bellator in Los Angeles on Jan. 26

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Super-prospect Aaron Pico will get another tough test in his next fight when he meets Henry Corrales at Bellator’s tentpole event in January.
MMAjunkie verified …read more

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BREAKING | Aaron Pico to return on January 26

One of MMA’s best overall prospects, Bellator featherweight Aaron Pico has set the world on fire. Now he will be making his return to the cage on January. 26.
Sources confirmed …read more

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Posted on November 7, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Bellator 209 at forefront of Ryan Couture's mind, but thoughts on career and title hopes linger

Heading into Bellator 180 last year, Ryan Couture kind of felt like he was fighting for his career.
Couture came out of that event victorious, taking a unanimous decision to snap …read more

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Posted on November 7, 2018, 1:16 am By
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Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler in the works for UFC 233 in Anaheim

Ben Askren’s octagon debut will come against former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 233 in January.
After the organization orchestrated a “trade” for former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder …read more

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Video: How did Bellator champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane hold her breath this long underwater?

I can’t pretend to know what Bellator women’s flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is partaking in here, but it’s got me struggling to breathe.
It looks like a game of some kind …read more

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Ben Askren Says He’d Steal Conor McGregor’s Manhood If They Fought

Ben Askren isn’t counting on having a bout with Conor McGregor. Askren is the latest Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) signee. He’s the former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight champion. He …read more

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Posted on November 4, 2018, 6:16 pm By
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Ahead of Bellator 209, relive Patricio Freire's knockout of Daniel Weichel in glorious super slo-mo

If you’ve been paying any attention, you’ve probably realized that Bellator champion Patricio Freire has some power in his hands.
It has been a while, though, since the featherweight titleholder has …read more

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Record-holder A.J. McKee booked for 'Bellator: Salute the Troops'

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A featherweight bout between A.J. McKee and Daniel Crawford is the latest addition to December’s “Bellator and USO Present: Salute the Troops” lineup.
MMAjunkie confirmed …read more

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Joe Rogan discusses Ben Askren joining the UFC: “Everybody’s in trouble”

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan believes former Bellator and ONE Championship title holder Ben Askren will be giving a lot of fighters problems in the UFC.
Askren (18-0 MMA) was recently …read more

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Bellator signs Aaron Chalmers

Former reality television star Aaron Chalmers, has signed on the dotted line with Bellator.
Chalmers (4-0-0) first announced his signing Friday via a Twitter post. Bellator later confirmed his signing …read more

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Posted on November 2, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Former UFC fighter jailed after making ‘terroristic threats’ towards a man he believes killed his son

Former TUF, UFC and Bellator veteran Bubba McDaniel (30-10 MMA) was arrest over the weekend and charged with making terroristic threats.
According to a report from Texomas, a police affidavit stated …read more

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Melvin Manhoef off Bellator 210 due to injury, Chidi Njokuani meets replacement John Salter in new main event

Bellator 210 has a new main event.
Company president Scott Coker announced Thursday that an injury has forced middleweight contender Melvin Manhoef out of his upcoming headlining bout opposite Chidi Njokuani …read more

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Melvin Manhoef Out, John Salter in Against Chidi Njokuani at Bellator 210

An injury to one of the headliners has shaken up the Bellator 210 card on Nov. 30 in Oklahoma, but the promotion quickly found a replacement. …read more

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Melvin Manhoef out, John Salter in against Chidi Njokuani in Bellator 210 headliner on Nov. 30

Bellator 210 has a new main event.
After injury knocked Melvin Manhoef off of the Nov. 30 card, middleweight contender John Salter (15-4 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) has stepped up to meet …read more

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Ben Askren picks Darren Till for debut opponent, is willing to fight in London

Over the last few days, former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight king Ben Askren has taken numerous shots at recent UFC welterweight title challenger Darren Till on social media, suggesting …read more

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UFC vet released after alleged threats against man he accuses of killing his son

Bubba McDaniel allegedly offered $10,000 for information about the location of the man he believes killed his son. According to News Channel 6, UFC, TUF, and Bellator veteran Bubba …read more

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Posted on October 31, 2018, 8:46 pm By
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Watch MMAjunkie Radio here (1 p.m. ET) with Mercedes Terrell and Jade Bryce

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Mercedes Terrell and Jade Bryce.
Terrell, a ring card girl for Bellator, and Bryce, a former ring …read more

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Mike Shipman vs. Scott Futrell booked for Bellator 210 

British middleweight, Mike Shipman, will look to make it four wins in as many outings under the Bellator banner when he faces Scott Futrell at Bellator 210 on Nov. 30 …read more

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Kiefer Crosbie to face Orlando D’Ambrosio at Bellator 211

Unbeaten SBG welterweight Kiefer Crosbie is set to make his promotional debut at Bellator 211 in Genoa, Italy against fellow newcomer, Orlando D’Ambrosio, on Dec. 1.
MMA Fighting first reported …read more

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Chris Honeycutt vs. Costello Van Steenis targeted for Bellator 210 in Oklahoma

The lineup for Bellator’s return to Oklahoma next month continues to build with the soon-to-be addition of a new middleweight bout.
Chris Honeycutt (11-2 MMA, 7-2 BMMA) is being targeted for …read more

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Joe Schilling vs. Jose Leija, Kristina Williams vs. Bruna Ellen Booked for Bellator 210

The Bellator 210 lineup continues to grow, as kickboxing standout Joe Schilling will return to the MMA realm to face Jose Alfredo Leija at middleweight, while Kristina Williams will …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Joe Schilling vs. Jose Leija set for Bellator 210

Joe Schilling is bringing his dynamic striking back to the Bellator cage.
The 34-year-old kickboxer will compete in his first MMA fight since June 2015 when he takes on promotional newcomer …read more

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UFC 233 set for Jan. 26 in Anaheim – and head-to-head battle with Bellator in SoCal

The UFC has a date for its first pay-per-view of the 2019 calendar year, and the promotion will go head-to-head with its biggest competitor.
UFC 233 will take place Jan. 26 …read more

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Kristina Williams vs. Bruna Ellen announced for Bellator 210

Returning flyweight Bruna Ellen looks to keep her win streak going against Kristina Williams.
Officials announced Tuesday that Ellen (4-1) will face Williams (2-1) at Bellator 210 on Nov. 30 at …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Kickboxing standout Hesdy Gerges meets Domingos Barros in Bellator 211 co-main event

Bellator’s return to Italy in December now has its co-main event.
Kickboxing veteran Hesdy Gerges (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will make his MMA debut in a heavyweight bout against Domingos Barros …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Bruna Ellen meets Kristina Williams at Bellator 210 in Oklahoma

A women’s flyweight bout is the latest addition to the Bellator 210 main card in Oklahoma next month.
Bruna Ellen (4-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) will take on Kristina Williams (2-1 MMA, …read more

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Askren Wants Khabib, Then ‘GSP’

A few days ago, the historic trade between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and ex-ONE and Bellator welterweight king, Ben Askren, was completed and paved the …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Report | UFC veteran Stephan Bonnar arrested for DUI after being detained by armed citizen

According to a report from TMZ, UFC and Bellator veteran Stephan Bonnar has found himself in hot water.
Bonnar, who was a finalist on the historic first season of The Ultimate …read more

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Chael Sonnen intrigued by idea of Jon Jones boxing: 'Sometimes you just have a winner'

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It’s hard to say how Bellator star Chael Sonnen truly feels about former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones …read more

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Patricky Freire ‘ready’ to replace either Primus or Chandler after setting new Bellator KO record

Patricky Freire made history at Bellator 205, and he hopes it will finally lead to another shot at the lightweight championship.
“Pitbull” stopped veteran Roger Huerta in the second round in …read more

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Frank Mir Details Gameplan For Bellator Return Against Javy Ayala

Frank Mir is ready to make his return to the Bellator cage. Mir hasn’t fought since April when he was knocked out by Fedor Emelianenko in his Bellator debut. Now, …read more

Source:: MMANews

Done Deal! Ben Askren joins the UFC in historic trade for Demetrious Johnson!

It is officially a done deal! Former ONE Champion and Bellator welterweight title holder Ben Askren has joined the UFC roster.
A historic trade involving ONE Championship sending Ben Askren to …read more

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Posted on October 27, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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David Rickels vs. Guilherme Vasconcelos to Co-Headline Bellator 210 on Nov. 30

David Rickels will face Guilherme Vasconcelos in the Bellator 210 co-main event, the promotion recently announced. …read more

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David Rickels vs. Bomba Vasconcelos booked for Bellator 210

David Rickels is set to be on top of the Bellator record books once again.
On Friday, the promotion announced that Rickels will take on Bomba Vasconcelos in a welterweight bout …read more

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Frank Mir happy about Bellator return, not taking 'extremely athletic' Javy Ayala lightly

Maybe Frank Mir wasn’t able to return to the Bellator cage as quickly as he expected after an April meeting with Fedor Emelianenko, but he certainly found other ways to …read more

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David Rickels vs. Guilherme ‘Bomba’ set for Bellator 210 co-main event

Bellator veteran David Rickels will look to avoid the first losing streak of his career when he takes on Guilherme “Bomba” Vasconcelos.
Officials told MMA Fighting that a welterweight bout between …read more

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Ben Askren goes after Conor McGregor on Twitter

Since news of his potential move to the UFC broke, former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren has called out many of the UFC’s top welterweights. That said, he …read more

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6 of the most impressive knockouts by Bellator prospects in 2018

Imagine sitting backstage in a locker room, getting your hands wrapped as you wait for your first professional fight. Imagine making that walk out while all these people watch, either …read more

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Kevin Kay Out as President of Paramount Network

Mixed martial arts fans might not know the name Kevin Kay but if you’ve ever watched the UFC or Bellator on Spike TV and Paramount Network, then you’ve definitely felt …read more

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Early UFC adopter and Bellator captain Kevin Kay out at Paramount

Kevin Kay, the TV executive who helped popularize UFC and elevated the Bellator brand, will step down at Viacom after 20 years with the media conglomerate.
Kay’s departure comes amid a …read more

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Darren Till claps back at ‘hillbilly’ Ben Askren

At long last, it seems that former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren could be headed to the UFC. While it’s not official just yet, he’s already rattling the …read more

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Report: Luka Jelcic to Fight Luca Vitali at Bellator 211

Bellator MMA’s recent wave of European fighter signings continues to make its presence felt, as a Sherdog source reports that SBG Ireland representative Luka Jelcic is ready to lock horns …read more

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Colby Covington reacts to ‘jobber’ Ben Askren possibly coming to the UFC, ‘the guy’s a joke’

There are plenty of personalities to go around in the UFC’s welterweight division. One of which includes interim champion Colby Covington and could soon be including former Bellator and ONE …read more

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Bellator 208 Medical Suspensions Are In ...

Bellator 208: “Fedor vs. Sonnen” went down inside Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y., on Oct. 13, 2018. The Paramount Network-televised main event saw “The Last Emperor” Fedor Emelianenko …read more

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Eddie Alvarez reacts to news of Demetrious Johnson’s potential move to ONE Championship

Earlier this month, we learned that former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez had signed with Singapore-based MMA promotion ONE Championship. Alvarez was instantly hailed as the biggest free …read more

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Bellator fighter Javier Torres' eye looked pretty gross one week after pokes

Javier Torres has had a rough go to kick off his Bellator tenure, losing both of his fights.
First Torres was submitted by Neiman Gracie in his debut in April at …read more

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Bellator 207 Medical Suspensions: Four Fighters Face Lengthy Layoffs

With every decision comes a consequence and for those fighters who took part in battle at Bellator 207, it’s their time to faces those consequences in the form of medical …read more

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Two second-generation Bellator fighters head to Bellator 209 prelims with Gracie, Gozali

Two fighters with family ties to Bellator are headed to the promotion’s return to Israel.
Welterweight Khonry Gracie (0-1 MMA, 0-1 BMMA), son of Royce Gracie, will make his second appearance …read more

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Paul Redmond hopes Bellator’s European signings will be pitted against top U.S. talent

Paul Redmond is one of the most established names among the numerous European fighters that signed for Bellator over the last two months.
In July, the Telegraph reported that signings …read more

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Posted on October 23, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Bellator 208 Medical Suspensions: Chael Sonnen Gets 30 Days

Chael Sonnen gets a 30-day sit on the list of Bellator 208 medical suspensions. Bellator 208 took place inside NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York earlier this month. In the …read more

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Posted on October 23, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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Bellator 207 medical suspensions: Kevin Ferguson Jr. among four fighters out 90 days

Lightweight prospect Kevin Ferguson Jr., aka “Baby Slice,” headlined a list of four fighters to be issued potential 90-day medical suspensions in the aftermath of Bellator 207.
The Mohegan Tribe …read more

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Gegard Mousasi talks retirement, doesn’t want to end up like a ‘retard after three fights’

Gegard Mousasi could be looking to retire after his Bellator contract expires. Although he’s only 33-years-old, Gegard Mousasi is considering retirement after accumulating multiple world titles and beating some of …read more

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Posted on October 23, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Bellator 208 medical suspensions: Chael Sonnen out 30 days

Heavyweight grand prix semifinalist Chael Sonnen highlighted a list of eight fighters to receive extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of Bellator 208.
The New York State Athletic Commission released the …read more

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Bellator 213: MacFarlane vs. Letourneau – December 15

Date: December 15, 2018
Venue: Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii
TV: Paramount Network
Main Card:
125lbs- Ilima-Lei MacFarlane (8-0) vs. Valerie Letourneau (10-6)***Women’s Flyweight Title Fight
185lbs- Lyoto Machida (24-8) vs. Rafael Carvalho …read more

Source:: TopMMANews

What if the Ben Askren-to-UFC dream isn't completely dead?

What if we no longer had to ask “what if” when it comes to Ben Askren?
On Monday, the former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight title holder responded to a Twitter …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Posted on October 22, 2018, 11:46 pm By
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'Baby Fedor' signs with Bellator, meets Adam Keresh in Israel in November

Kirill Sidelnikov, the man perhaps best known as “Baby Fedor,” is Bellator bound.
Bellator officials today informed MMAjunkie that Sidelnikov (11-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Posted on October 22, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Phil Davis Believes his Road to Bellator Title Continues With Vadim Nemkov

Phil Davis is looking to get back to being the Bellator light heavyweight champion. Thus, when accepting his next fight, that is exactly the goal. It’s just part of the …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on October 22, 2018, 1:16 pm By
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Sonnen ranks Fedor as HW GOAT over Werdum & Barnett

Following his loss to the ‘Last Emperor’ at Bellator 208 on October 13 in Long Island, Chael Sonnen nothing but praise for Fedor’s MMA legacy. If Chael Sonnen was hoping …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

Chael Sonnen lists the fighters he considers the best heavyweights in MMA history

Last weekend, in the main event of Bellator 208, former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen was stopped in the first round by heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko.
Post-fight …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Feared Losing His Eye After Bellator Debut

Gegard Mousasi feared dealing with potentially losing his eye after making his Bellator debut. Mousasi is the Bellator middleweight champion with a dominant title defense on his resume, but “The …read more

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Posted on October 21, 2018, 8:46 pm By
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Dillon Danis declares himself the best grappler in MMA, says ‘there isn’t even a close second’

BJJ blackbelt Dillon Danis, who recently won his first professional MMA bout with a first-round submission of Kyle Walker under the Bellator banner, is a world-class grappler. There’s no denying …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Gegard Mousasi reveals the moment he thought he lost his eye led to retirement plans

Reigning Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi put together the performance of a lifetime against welterweight champion Rory MacDonald in their superfight at Bellator 206 on Saturday.
During the contest, Mousasi cut …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Odds are out for Bellator's heavyweight grand prix final, and there's a massive favorite

Former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko may be one of the greatest fighters of all time, but oddsmakers don’t like his chances to become Bellator’s title holder.
Bovada.lv has installed current …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

The 10 winningest fighters in Bellator history

With Bellator approaching its 10th anniversary, MMAjunkie takes a look at the 10 winningest fighters in the history of the organization. Of note, all fighters included in this column fight …read more

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Posted on October 21, 2018, 2:16 pm By
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Bellator 212: Primus vs. Chandler II – December 14

Date: December 14, 2018
Venue: Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii
TV: Paramount Network
Fight Card:
155lbs- Brent Primus (8-0) vs. Michael Chandler (18-4)***Lightweight Title Fight
265lbs- Frank Mir (18-12) vs. Javy Ayala (10-7)
125lbs- …read more

Source:: TopMMANews

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