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Gegard Mousasi talks about his Bellator 228 rematch with Lyoto Machida

Bellator 228 “Pitbull vs. Archuleta” takes place Saturday, September 28, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California exclusively on DAZN. “Champ-champ” Patricio Freire (29-4) will defend his Featherweight title against …read more

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Daily Debate results: 'Pitbull' or the field in Bellator featherweight grand prix?

On the one hand, Patricio Freire has more than proven himself in the Bellator cage. The company mainstay is the Bellator lightweight and featherweight champion, and you don’t get to …read more

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Myles Jury to Make Promotional Debut vs. Benson Henderson in Bellator 227 Main Event

Recent signee Myles Jury will make his first promotional foray against Benson Henderson in the Bellator 227 headliner in Dublin on Sept. 27. …read more

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Benson Henderson vs. Myles Jury Headlines Bellator 227

Two former UFC lightweight standouts are set to headline an upcoming Bellator card. The promotion announced on Monday that former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will take on Myles Jury …read more

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Henderson-Jury fight to headline Bellator 227

Myles Jury will debut for Bellator on Sept. 27 in Dublin, facing Benson Henderson in a lightweight match. …read more

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Benson Henderson to meet Myles Jury in Bellator 227 headliner

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It didn’t take long for Myles Jury to land himself a high-profile fight in Bellator.
Less than a week after it was announced …read more

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Ryan Bader Lays Out How He’ll Defend Two Titles Consistently

Bellator MMA double champion Ryan Bader will be making his first heavyweight title defense at Bellator 226 on September 7 against Cheick Kongo. Initially, Bader did not know if he …read more

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Juan Archuleta says Kyoji Horiguchi didn’t want fight, praises Bellator champ Patricio 'Pitbull'

BURBANK, Calif. – After his win at Bellator 222, Juan Archuleta made it known who he wanted to face next. From his time on the microphone in the cage to …read more

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5 key takeaways in assessing Bellator featherweight grand prix field

Feathers will fly in September when the cream of Bellator’s 145-pound division goes at it in the organization’s 16-man featherweight grand prix.
Ahead of the first-round pairings announcement, we put together …read more

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Saad Awad-Goiti Yamauchi Booked for Bellator 229

Bellator MMA veteran Saad Awad has re-signed with the promotion and will be competing again in October. …read more

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Saad Awad vs. Goiti Yamauchi set for Bellator 229 co-main event

A lightweight clash between two promotional staples has been added to Bellator 229.
Saad Awad(23-11 MMA, 11-8 BMMA) and Goiti Yamauchi (23-4 MMA, 9-3 BMMA) will square off Oct. 4 at …read more

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Gegard Mousasi could be headed to welterweight in near future

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BURBANK, Calif. — Gegard Mousasi previews his upcoming fight rematch Lyoto Machida at Bellator 228, discusses his recent suspicions of Rafael Lovator Jr.’s PED usage, …read more

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Patricio Pitbull: It ‘makes sense’ not to fight A.J. McKee in FW Grand Prix opener

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BURBANK, Calif. — Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” previews his upcoming title defense against Juan Archuleta, discusses his long-standing rivalry with A.J. McKee, the Featherweight …read more

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Father-son tandem Antonio and A.J. McKee expected to compete at Bellator 228

Antonio McKee and A.J. McKee have already achieved quite a bit in their respective MMA careers. But this September, the father-son tandem of fighters is expected to accomplish a rare …read more

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Myles Jury signs with Bellator

Former UFC lightweight contender Myles Jury, who recently became a free agent, has signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator.
ESPN.com’s Ariel Helwani first broke the news. He added that Jury, who …read more

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Gegard Mousasi responds to fans calling him ‘a bad loser’

In late June, Gegard Mousasi surrendered the Bellator middleweight title to Rafael Lovato Jr., losing via majority decision. Shortly after this defeat, Mousasi accused his foe of performance-enhancing drug use. …read more

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Bellator champ Patricio Freire on grand prix: I like challenges, and I like money

BURBANK, Calif. – Two-division champion Patricio Freire probably could have put up a few roadblocks to entering the Bellator featherweight grand prix. After all, he’s got two belts to defend.
But …read more

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Gegard Mousasi Doesn’t Care If You Think He’s A Sore Loser

Gegard Mousasi isn’t dwelling on those who say he can’t lose gracefully. Mousasi was last seen in action back in June. He put the Bellator middleweight gold on the line …read more

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Myles Jury signs multi-fight deal with Bellator

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The Bellator lightweight roster has added a former UFC fighter.
MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that Myles Jury (17-4) has signed a multi-fight …read more

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Face Offs! Watch Pitbull-Archuleta, Machida-Mousasi Staredowns!

Bellator MMA held a special media gathering for Bellator 228’s top names, including “Pitbull” Patricio Freire and “The Spaniard” Juan Archuleta, as well as top Middleweight superstars Lyoto Machida and …read more

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Bellator signs Jury to multifight deal, sources say

Myles Jury, a 30-year-old UFC veteran, has signed a multifight deal with Bellator, sources say. …read more

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Gegard Mousasi on Rafael Lovato Jr. doping allegations: 'People say I'm a bad loser. Whatever.'

BURBANK, Calif – Less than one month after he lost the Bellator middleweight title to Rafael Lovato Jr., Gegard Mousasi is already rebooked.
At a Bellator 228 media day held Wednesday, …read more

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Scott Coker discusses leaving Aaron Pico off Bellator featherweight grand prix

Bellator president Scott Coker appears to be taking things slow with Aaron Pico.
While Pico has been hailed as one of the greatest prospects in MMA, he was thrown to the …read more

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Scott Coker Plans to Pump the Brakes on Aaron Pico

Earlier this week, Bellator announced a featherweight grand prix that will tip off at Bellator 226 this September, with 16 of the promotion’s best featherweights featured in the tournament. One …read more

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Scott Coker explains why Aaron Pico was excluded from Bellator featherweight grand prix

Earlier this week, the Bellator featherweight grand prix field was finally revealed. One big-name omission was Aaron Pico.
After he devastated four straight foes, Pico (4-3 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) lost two …read more

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A.J. McKee: I'm 'a little mad at Bellator' for giving Juan Archuleta my title shot vs. Patricio Freire

BURBANK, Calif. – A.J. McKee has been chirping at Bellator dual champion Patricio Freire for a while now.
So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that, when the mercurial “Pitbull” nearly …read more

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Darrion Caldwell still believes he’s Bellator bantamweight champion

BURBANK, Calif. — At Bellator media day, Darrion Caldwell says how he ended up in Bellator FW GP, why he’s still Bellator bantamweight champion, and more. …read more

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Scott Coker: MacDonald vs. Lima Welterweight Grand Prix Final Targeted for Late October

There appears to be a targeted timeline and venue for the Bellator welterweight grand prix final bout between Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima. …read more

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A.J. McKee believes Bellator is ‘protecting’ Patricio Pitbull: ‘You can’t run forever’

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BURBANK, Calif. — At Bellator media day, A.J. McKee talks about Patricio Pitbull and how he will do in the Grand Prix, Aaron Pico’s absence …read more

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Dual champ Ryan Bader plans to beat Cheick Kongo at Bellator 226, then stay at 205 for a while

BURBANK, Calif. –Ryan Bader finds himself in possession of two belts these days as the Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight champion. Three, if you want to include the one he …read more

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Bellator 226, Bellator 228 media day photos

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Bellator 226 and Bellator 228 media day photos are from Wednesday’s event in Burbank, Calif.
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Bellator 226, Bellator 228 media day staredowns

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

BURBANK, Calif. — At the Bellator 226 and Bellator 228 Media Day, several of the fighters competing in Bellator’s Featherweight Grand Prix face off against …read more

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Bellator 228 faceoff: Champ-champ Patricio Freire all smiles with Juan Archuleta

BURBANK, Calif. – Several pairings from the upcoming Bellator featherweight grand prix came together at a media day to promote the event, including current divisional champion Patricio Freire and challenger …read more

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Bellator in discussions for Japan card in December

Bellator president Scott Coker told ESPN that discussions are underway to hold a card in Japan on Dec. 29 with a main event featuring Fedor Emelianenko. …read more

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Tito Ortiz thinks Ben Askren is most overrated UFC fighter

Tito Ortiz doesn’t appear to think too highly of Ben Askren.
Askren entered the UFC with a ton of hype. Having won Bellator and ONE Championship gold and being a former …read more

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MMA Junkie rankings report: Sorting out a big women's fight weekend

Last weekend was a big one in women’s MMA.
Friday night’s Bellator 224 saw featherweight champion Julia Budd (13-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) earned her 11th consecutive victory with a first-round stoppage …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, July 16: Where does Germaine de Randamie place after big win?

It was a big weekend for women’s MMA, with both Bellator 224 and UFC on ESPN+ 13 headlined by important women’s fights.
At Bellator 224 on Friday night, featherweight champion Julia …read more

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Daily Debate results: Is featherweight Bellator's best grand prix offering so far?

Bellator is all in on the MMA tournament format of yesteryear, and it’s been pretty great to see.
Earlier this year, the promotion concluded its heavyweight grand prix, which saw Ryan …read more

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Gabi Garcia Responds to Julia Budd’s Callout

Since joining Bellator in 2015, Julia Budd has been nothing short of dominant, with a 7-0 promotional record to reflect that dominance. After making another successful featherweight title defense at …read more

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Coker Eyes ‘Fedor Vs Rampage’ In Japan

One thing I love about Bellator head cheese Scott Coker, is that he does whatever the hell he wants, whenever the hell he wants to do it — often to …read more

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Jorge Masvidal will only accept two opponents for his next fight!

Jorge Masvidal scored arguably this biggest win of his career earlier this month, defeating former Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren by way of knockout.
‘Gamebred’ set a record for the …read more

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Bellator eyeing Fedor Emelianenko vs. Rampage or Josh Barnett in Japan

Many thought the great Fedor Emelianenko was considering retirement following a 35-second knockout loss to Ryan Bader back at Bellator 214 in January. Not so fast, says Bellator president Scott …read more

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Bellator President Scott Coker: I Would Love To Have Fedor Emelianenko Fight In Japan

Bellator officials are working on a trip to Japan later this year and Fedor Emelianenko could very well be a part of the card. It’s no secret that Bellator and …read more

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Daily Debate results: Which recently announced Bellator fight are you most excited for?

Bellator’s schedule in the second half of the year is picking up steam after multiple new fights were announced in recent days.
The promotion rolled out three new headlining bouts as …read more

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Sixteen Men Enter, One Man Leaves ... With $1 Million!

Bellator 226: “Bader vs. Kongo” takes place at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 7, 2019, while Bellator 228: “Pitbull vs. Archuleta” takes place Sept. 28, 2019 at …read more

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Opening-round matchups set for featherweight tournament split between Bellator 226 and 228

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Opening matchups for the Bellator featherweight grand prix are official, with a field twice the size of the promotion’s …read more

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Freire to defend belt in Bellator grand prix match

Featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire will put his belt on the line against Juan Archuleta in the first round of Bellator’s 16-fighter grand prix tournament. …read more

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Bellator announces opening round of Featherweight World Grand Prix

The Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix tournament is about to get underway this Fall, and President Scott Coker just announced the opening round matchups in the tournament. Speaking to Ariel …read more

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Bellator announces 16-man field for featherweight grand prix

Bellator has announced its star-studded 16-man roster for its upcoming World Featherweight Grand Prix.
Shortly after Bellator president Scott Coker named the participants on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, the promotion made …read more

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Watch Rafael Lovato Jr.'s championship banner unveiled for home fans at Bellator 224

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Newly minted Bellator champion Rafael Lovato Jr. got to bring his new belt home Friday and see his championship banner for the first time.
Lovato was born in …read more

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Eddie Alvarez Back in One Championship Lightweight Grand Prix

Former UFC and Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez is in the semifinals of One Championship’s lightweight grand prix despite losing in the opening round. …read more

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Eddie Alvarez Is Back In ONE Championship’s Lightweight Grand Prix

Even though Eddie Alvarez was knocked out in the first round in his ONE Championship debut, the former UFC and Bellator champion is back in the tournament. Not only is …read more

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Eddie Alvarez re-enters ONE Championship’s lightweight grand prix

Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is back in the ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix.
After being eliminated from the tournament by Timofey Nastyukhin in March, Alvarez has re-entered …read more

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Bellator 224 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 bracketology: Matchmaking the 16-man featherweight grand prix

Here at MMA Junkie we love a good tournament, and Bellator has brought back the format with a fair amount of success.
It’s seen Ryan Bader become a champ-champ by adding …read more

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Bellator 224 post-event facts: Champ Julia Budd keeps stranglehold on division

Julia Budd continued her dominance of the Bellator women’s featherweight division on Friday with a win in the Bellator 224 headliner.
Budd (13-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) remained unbeaten in the Bellator …read more

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Bellator 224 highlights

With Bellator 224 in the books, check out the highlights from the main card Friday night in Thackerville, Okla. …read more

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After Bellator 224 win, Juliana Velasquez wants champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane before year ends

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Juliana Velasquez extended her unbeaten record with a stoppage win over Kristina Williams at Bellator 224 and said she hoped to get a shot at championship gold …read more

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Bellator 224 Results & Highlights: Julia Budd scores quick stoppage to defend championship

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Bellator featherweight champion Julia Budd retained her championship belt at Bellator 224 on Friday, July 12, 2019, in Thackerville, Oklahoma, with a first-round TKO stoppage of …read more

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Back in win column after Bellator 224, Ed Ruth plots international route to welterweight title

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Ed Ruth put the show back on the road with a stoppage win over Kiichi Kunimoto at Bellator 224 on Friday night, then said he fancied taking …read more

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Bellator 224 highlights: Julia Budd has arguably her most dominant title defense

Bellator 224 is in the books, and you can check out the highlights right here on MMA Junkie.
The event took place Friday night at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla., …read more

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MMA fighter chokes out suspected truck thief

Chad Freeman, a Bellator and KOTC vet, slapped a lapel choke on a man who is accused of stealing his truck. Chad ‘The Diamond’ Freeman, 42, owns a professional …read more

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of Bellator 224 with Linkin Park, Fall Out Boy

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

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Bellator 224: Julia Budd wants Gabi Garcia in Rizin on NYE, then Leslie Smith

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – After arguably her most dominant title defense yet, Julia Budd knows a few things.
For starters, Budd thinks she proved herself to be the best women’s featherweight in …read more

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Bellator 224 results: Budd destroys Rubin, calls out Gabi Garcia

Check out the results and highlights from the Bellator 224 main card, where Julia Budd ran through Olga Rubin in the first round of the main event. Bellator 224 just …read more

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Bellator 224 results: Julia Budd defends featherweight title with crushing first-round finish

Make it three straight successful title defenses for featherweight queen Julia Budd.
And it doesn’t look like she’s slowing down anytime soon.
The reigning champion needed just 2:14 to land a crippling …read more

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Twitter reacts to Julia Budd's TKO of Olga Rubin to defend title at Bellator 224

Julia Budd continued her Bellator women’s featherweight title reign on Friday when she defended her belt against Olga Rubin the Bellator 224 headliner.
Budd (13-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) extended her winning …read more

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Bellator 224 results: Julia Budd makes easy work of Olga Rubin, calls out Leslie Smith, Gabi Garcia

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Julia Budd continues to feel right at home in Oklahoma and again asserted herself as one of the world’s top featherweights with her third straight title defense.
Budd …read more

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Bellator 224 ‘Budd Vs Rubin’ Recap & Highlights!

Bellator 224 ‘Budd vs Rubin’ aired Fri. night (July 12, 2019) from WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. MMA Mania brings you a post-fight recap, results, .gifs and …read more

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Bellator 224 results: Takedowns pace Rafael Carvalho win over Chidi Njokuani

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Former champion Rafael Carvalho needed a win in a major way after two straight losses, and while Chidi Njokuani was no easy out, he got what he …read more

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Bellator 224 results: Juliana Velasquez stays relentless, shuts down Kristina Williams

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – As long as Juliana Velasquez stayed away from Kristina Williams’ kicks, she was OK. She took her time, then pounded her out.
Velasquez (9-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) stayed …read more

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Bellator 224 results: Ed Ruth pounds out Kiichi Kunimoto in second

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – Ed Ruth had to take a little punishment along the way, but bounced back from his first career loss with a TKO win.
Ruth (7-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) …read more

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Bellator 224 results: Leslie Smith returns with majority decision win over Sinead Kavanagh

THACKERVILLE, Okla. – After a two-year layoff, Leslie Smith returned to Bellator on Friday night and may have put herself immediately into title contention.
Smith (11-7-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) didn’t have …read more

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Timothy Johnson to Take On Valentin Moldavsky at Bellator 225 in August

A heavyweight rumble is going down at Bellator 225 between Timothy Johnson and Valentin Moldavsky this August. …read more

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Bellator 224 Live Stream & Results Tonight (July 12)

 The time has arrived for Bellator 224. The card will take place tonight (July 12) inside the Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main card will …read more

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Bellator 224: Budd vs. Rubin live stream, results, play-by-play

Bloody Elbow is the place to be for live results and full play-by-play of Bellator 224: Budd vs. Rubin in Thackerville. Join us tonight (Friday, July, 12) on Bloody Elbow …read more

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Bader defends Bellator heavyweight title vs. Kongo

Ryan Bader will make his first title defense as Bellator heavyweight champion in September. Ryan Bader looks to put a stop to Cheick Kongo’s career-best winning streak in a …read more

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Bellator 224’s Rubin Rips Rousey As An ‘Unhealthy Human Being’

Bellator 224: “Budd vs. Rubin” takes place TONIGHT (Fri., July 12, 2019) at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The featured attraction is a women’s Featherweight bout between …read more

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Bellator 224 results: Budd vs. Rubin

MMA Fighting has Bellator 224 results for the Budd vs. Rubin event Friday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
In the main event, Julia Budd will try to defend her …read more

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Mousasi vs. Machida 2 announced for Bellator 228

Gegard Mousasi will finally get the change to avenge his loss to Lyoto Machida five years after the fact. Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida will meet in the co-main event …read more

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Former champion Rafael Carvalho no longer obsessed with Bellator belt

Rafael Carvalho has changed pretty much everything ahead of his Bellator 224 fight with Chidi Njokuani.
The Brazilian striker, who previously won and defended the Bellator middleweight championship training out of …read more

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Andrey Koreshkov vs. Lorenz Larkin headlines Bellator 229 on Oct. 4

A key welterweight fight will headline Bellator 229 in October when former champion Andrey Koreshkov meets Lorenz Larkin.
The matchup between Koreshkov (22-3 MMA, 13-3 BMMA) and Larkin (20-7 MMA, 2-2 …read more

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Bellator 224 live stream online

Watch the Bellator 224 live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 6:45 p.m. ET. The fight card for this portion of the event is as follows …read more

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Kristina Williams looking towards a title shot with Bellator 224 victory

After a 2018 that saw her fight three times, flyweight Kristina Williams has had a very quiet 2019 having yet to get into the cage this year.
According to Williams, the …read more

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Kiefer Crosbie going back to being a stone-cold killer heading into Bellator 224

Though he was able to pick up his second win in two bouts with Bellator this past February over Daniel Olejniczak, for welterweight Kiefer Crosbie the two fights couldn’t have …read more

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From postnatal debut to Bellator title fight, Olga Rubin out to prove moms can do anything

When assessing Olga Rubin’s chances of dethroning Julia Budd, it helps to know the kind of hurdles she’s already overcome in pursuit of her MMA dream.
A native of Russia who …read more

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Bellator champ-champ Pitbull faces Archuleta in FW grand prix

After winning the lightweight title in May, Patricio Freire is returning to 145 pounds. The first matchup in Bellator’s featherweight grand prix tournament is set.
Patricio Freire will defend his 145-pound …read more

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Juliana Velasquez wants shot at Ilima-Lei Macfarlane with Bellator 224 win

When Bellator booked Juliana Velasquez to fight a day before Ilima-Lei Macfarlane’s title defense in Hawaii, the Brazilian thought it was a no-brainer that she would be the next in …read more

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Bellator 224 Predictions: Budd vs. Rubin

Bellator heads back to the friendly confines of WinStar Resort and Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma this Friday night for Bellator 224. The event features a four-fight main card with a …read more

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Bellator 224 breakdown: Does Olga Rubin have enough to unseat Julia Budd as champ?

Bellator 224 takes place Friday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla., and it’s headlined by one of the promotion’s most meaningful title fights as women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd …read more

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Rafael Carvalho excited for Bellator 224 return: 'Two guys, same style, can't wait'

THACKERVILLE, Okla – For Brazil’s Rafael Carvalho, Friday night’s co-main event clash with Chidi Njokuani isn’t just an opportunity to bounce back into the win column. It’s also a chance …read more

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Bellator 224 ‘Countdown’ for Julia Budd plus Rafael Carvalho highlight reel

Bellator 224 “Budd vs. Rubin” takes place July 12, 2019 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. Featherweight champion Julia Budd (12-2) will put her ten fight winning …read more

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Bellator 224 live and official results (6:45 p.m. ET)

Bellator 224 takes place Friday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 6:45 p.m. ET (3:45 p.m. PT).
The event takes place at …read more

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Will Fleury: Competing at Bellator 224 is ‘a risk’ with Dublin event looming

SBG Ireland’s Will Fleury would rather roll the dice against Antonio Jones at Bellator 224 than sit out until Bellator returns to Dublin in late September.
The Tipperary native is …read more

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Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi 2 set for Bellator 228

Lyoto Machida and Gegard Mousasi are set to run it back at Bellator 228 on September 28, Bellator announced.
The two fought back at UFC Fight Night 36 in February 2014. …read more

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Mousasi-Machida set for Bellator event in Sept.

Gegard Mousasi will take on former UFC champion Lyoto Machida in the co-main event of Bellator’s event Sept. 28 in Inglewood, California, the promotion announced Thursday. …read more

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4 burning questions heading into Bellator 224

The doors of the Bellator cage open for business once again Friday as the promotion returns to its happy hunting ground of Thackerville, Okla., for Bellator 224.
With a four-fight main …read more

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Bellator 224’s Budd Motivated To ‘Fearless’ Females

Bellator 224: “Budd vs. Rubin” takes place at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla., tomorrow night (Fri., July 12, 2019), featuring a Featherweight world title fight between division …read more

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Jorge Masvidal wants to break Conor McGregor’s face for an easy payday

Jorge Masvidal made waves with his five-second, record-setting knockout of former undefeated ONE Championship and Bellator titleholder Ben Askren at UFC 239 recently. He of course wants to fight for …read more

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Bellator 224 weigh-in results, video

At the Bellator 224 weigh-ins, all 32 fighters taking part in Friday night’s Bellator 224 fights at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla., stepped on the scale Thursday. MMA Fighting …read more

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