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Knockout Radio Featuring Ryan Bader, Dennis Bermudez, Paige VanZant, Joseph Benavidez, and Chris Lytle

Knockout Radio Hour One: Ryan Bader and Dennis Bermudez

Knockout Radio Hour Two: Paige VanZant, Joseph Benavidez, and Chris Lytle

Check out Knockout Radio’s podcast featuring Bellator champion Ryan Bader; UFC fighters …read more

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Bellator boss Scott Coker shares his thoughts on the new UFC title belts

Add Bellator boss Scott Coker to the growing list of individuals who are not impressed by the new UFC title belts.

The Ultimate Fighting Champion unveiled their new “Legacy Belts” yesterday …read more

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'Nothing is off the table' for Bellator standout Aaron Pico – even a run at 2020 Olympics

Bellator featherweight Aaron Pico hasn’t completely ruled out a return to the mats for a run at the 2020 Olympics.
“I’m still young, 22, and in this game, it’s always evolving,” …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Ex-champion Eduardo Dantas needs new opponent for Bellator 215

A main card slot is open at Bellator 215, as Manny Vazquez was forced out of a clash with former bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas due to an injury, sources told …read more

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Bellator 214 lineup finalized with five main-card fights, including Bader-Fedor for title

The lineup is complete for next week’s Bellator return to Southern California, which finally will see a new heavyweight champion crowned.
In the Bellator 214 main event, light heavyweight champion Ryan …read more

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Team Bodyshop ready for belts and recognition in 2019

Antonio McKee has Team Bodyshop ready to impress in 2019. They get their first opportunity at Bellator 214 when Aaron Pico fights Henry Corrales. Antonio McKee has been fighting professionally …read more

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Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader – January 26

Date: January 26, 2019Venue: The Forum in Los Angeles, CaliforniaTV: Paramount Network/DAZN
Main Card:265lbs- Fedor Emelianenko (38-5) vs. Ryan Bader (26-5) ***Heavyweight Grand-Prix Finals
145lbs- Aaron Pico (4-1) vs. Henry Corrales (16-3) …read more

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Bellator MMA Announces Full Card for Bellator 214 ‘Fedor vs. Bader’

Bellator MMA is set to bring California a stacked card at the end of January, headlined by the heavyweight tournament finals of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader. …read more

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Full Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader Fight Card Unveiled

The full slate of bouts for Bellator’s return to the “Fabulous” Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Jan. 26 has been completed with a five-fight main card and 11 preliminary contests.
The …read more

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Wrestling standouts A.J. Agazarm, Chris Gonzalez make MMA debuts at Bellator 214

Two of Bellator’s latest pickups with amateur wrestling backgrounds will debut in separate bouts next week at Bellator 214.
A.J. Agazarm (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Chris Gonzalez (0-0 MMA, 0-0 …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2019, 9:16 pm By
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Ryan Bader: Lyoto Machida Rematch is a Fight I ‘Definitely Want’ in Bellator

At the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s fourth show on the Fox Network, Ryan Bader’s impatience came back to haunt him in a big way. …read more

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Bellator champ Ryan Bader offers criticism of the UFC light heavyweight division

For many years, Ryan Bader stood out as one of the best light heavyweights in the UFC. In 2017, however, the long-time contender parted was with the UFC, and migrated …read more

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Bellator champ Ryan Bader thinks UFC's light heavyweight division is shallow

The rush of free agency in 2017 and 2018 added more UFC stars to Bellator’s roster. Whether that continues this year remains to be seen, but light heavyweight champ Ryan …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Fedor Emelianenko Talks Challenges That Ryan Bader Presents

Fedor Emelianenko is aware of the dangers he’s facing when he shares the Bellator cage with Ryan Bader. Emelianenko will meet Bader in the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight World …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Ryan Bader Needs to Be ‘Incentivized’ to Remain at Heavyweight if He Wins at Bellator 214

In an ideal world, Ryan Bader would be an active two-division champion if he defeats Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 214. …read more

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Bellator 214: Fedor vs. Bader Media Call (Plus Full Fight Card)

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Former Pride FC champion Fedor Emelianenko and current Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader fielded questions on Tuesday about their pending heavyweight title fight, which takes …read more

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Adel Altamimi debuts at Bellator 214, meets Brandon McMahan at featherweight

As expected, Adel Altamimi will make his promotional debut with Bellator next week.
Bellator officials today informed MMAjunkie that Altamimi (7-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will face Brandon McMahan (5-6 MMA, 0-0 …read more

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Chael Sonnen receives Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt

Chael Sonnen has been awarded his black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at Gracie Barra Portland. Three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator heavyweight Chael Sonnen has got something new …read more

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Charlie Ward vs. Jamie Stephenson booked for Bellator 217 in Dublin

Charlie Ward will take on Jamie Stephenson on the main card of Bellator 217 in Dublin, Ireland on Feb. 23.
Bellator confirmed the middleweight fight to MMAFighting.com on Tuesday.
Ward …read more

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Mike Kimbel gets another home fight, meets John Douma at Bellator 215

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It’s going to be hard for Mike Kimbel to improve on his last outing.
But the fast-rising bantamweight will give …read more

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Logan Storley vs. Ion Pascu Booked for Bellator 216 in Connecticut

Logan Storley will square off against Ion Pascu at Bellator 216. …read more

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Logan Storley vs. Ion Pascu set for Bellator 216 in Connecticut

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The lineup for Bellator’s second of back-to-back cards in Connecticut next month continues to grow with the addition of …read more

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A.J. Agazarm Likely to Make MMA Debut vs. Jesse Roberts at Bellator 214 on Jan. 26

Grappling standout A.J. Agazarm’s professional mixed martial arts debut will likely come against Jesse Roberts at Bellator 214. …read more

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A.J. Agazarm expected to make Bellator debut against Jesse Roberts at Bellator 214

Submission specialist standout A.J. Agazarm finally has a date set for his Bellator debut.
On Sunday night, MMA Fighting confirmed the initial report from ESPN of promotion officials targeting a 160-pound …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2019, 4:16 pm By
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Check Out Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko Highlights Before Their Bellator 214 Showdown

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The Bellator MMA Heavyweight Grand Prix Finals are set! Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader will meet at Bellator 214 and one will walkout as the Heavyweight World …read more

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Rafael Lovato Jr. Pulled from Bellator 214 Card Following Gegard Mousasi Injury

Rafael Lovato Jr. will not remain on the Bellator 214 card against a replacement foe after original opponent Gegard Mousasi withdrew from the event due to a back injury. …read more

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With Mousasi out, Lovato Jr is also pulled from Bellator 214

Bellator 214’s original co-main event is off the table now that no suitable replacement for champion, Gegard Mousasi, was found. Bellator 214’s co-main event won’t have either of its original …read more

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Bellator 214: Countdown – Fedor Emelianenko vs. Ryan Bader Episode 1

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Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader are set to meet in the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix finals. We’re counting down to Jan. 26 as Fedor and Bader …read more

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Bellator 214 Countdown: ‘Only the strong survive’

In the first episode of Bellator 214 Countdown, get a closer look at Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader as they get ready for their upcoming showdown Jan. 26. …read more

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Frank Mir will make pro wrestling debut in April

The cross-pollination between pro wrestling and MMA, with many from each world moving to the other, will continue as former two-time UFC heavyweight champion and current Bellator fighter Frank Mir …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2019, 12:16 am By
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'Bellator 214 Countdown,' No. 1: Fedor focused on 'strongest and most dangerous' Ryan Bader

Bellator returns to Southern California later this month, and the promotion is producing a special “Countdown” series.
Bellator 214 takes place Jan. 26 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The card …read more

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Erick Silva makes Bellator debut vs. 20-0 Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 216

After withdrawing from his first Bellator booking, Erick Silva will finally make his promotional debut in February when he meets Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 216.
Silva (20-9 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), a …read more

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Ricky Bandejas Says Juan Archuleta Is A Tougher Opponent Than Darrion Caldwell

Ricky Bandejas made a statement in his Bellator debut last August when he knocked out James Gallagher in highlight reel fashion. Now he looks to inch one step closer to …read more

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Rafael Lovato Jr. off of Bellator 214, no replacement found for Gegard Mousasi

Rafael Lovato Jr. won’t be fighting at Bellator 214.
MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that the undefeated middleweight title contender has been removed from Bellator’s upcoming Jan. 26 show set to …read more

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Erick Silva to Face Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 216

Bellator MMA is stacking the deck at Bellator 216 in February, as the promotion has set an exciting welterweight contest between Erick Silva and Yaroslav Amosov. …read more

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Erick Silva will face undefeated Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 216

Erick Silva has a new date and opponent for his Bellator debut.
The longtime UFC veteran is scheduled to face unbeaten Yaroslav Amosov on the main card of Bellator 216 on …read more

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New year, same beef: Patricio Freire has choice words for fellow Bellator champ Michael Chandler

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You know how people often use the entrance of a new year as an opportunity to forgive, forget and mend fences with those who …read more

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‘Retired’ Ortiz planning Bellator rematch with Sonnen

Ortiz says he’s “gonna stay retired” but that apparently isn’t stopping him from taking at least one more fight. A rematch against former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen. In combat …read more

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Posted on January 10, 2019, 12:16 am By
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Bellator 217 adds Sinead Kavanagh vs. Olga Rubin, plus eight prelims in Dublin

Bellator’s return to Ireland next month has filled out its preliminary card and added a women’s featherweight fight to the main card.
Dublin’s own Sinead Kavanagh (5-3 MMA, 2-3 BMMA) will …read more

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Taekwondo master Valerie Loureda makes MMA debut vs. Anastasia Bruce at Bellator 215

Taekwondo master Valerie Loureda now has the first booking of her Bellator career.
Loureda (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will take on Anastasia Bruce (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) on the preliminary card …read more

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Ahead of his Bellator 214 title fight, watch Fedor KO Frank Mir in super slow motion

Fedor Emelianenko experienced a resurgence in 2018, and later this month he’ll fight for the Bellator heavyweight title.
The Bellator heavyweight grand prix reaches its conclusion Jan. 26 at The Forum …read more

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Rory MacDonald eyes Michael Page on other side of Bellator welterweight grand prix bracket

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Jon Fitch is Rory MacDonald’s opening draw in the welterweight grand prix, but the Bellator champion already is looking across the bracket at Michael …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Louis Taylor explains why $1M PFL title win was so important for his career

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) seasonal format offers a unique alternative to the matchmaking style used by other major promotions like the UFC and Bellator. Season one middleweight champ Louis …read more

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Posted on January 6, 2019, 7:16 pm By
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Introducing 20-year-old Valerie Loureda, Bellator’s most battle-tested debutante

Even though she’s only 20 years old and is still more than a month away from her professional debut, you can hear the radar cheeping for Valerie Loureda. As an …read more

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Posted on January 6, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Bellator featherweight Adel Altamimi recounts the moment he accepted death in war-torn Iraq

On paper, Adel Altamimi doesn’t necessarily seem like a fighter deserving of a Bellator contract. In truth, it’s just a fraction of the rewards his sacrifices should earn him.
Altamimi’s story …read more

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Sergei Kharitonov, Vadim Nemkov and Anatoly Tokov sign new, multi-fight deals with Bellator

A trio of streaking fighters will kick off 2019 with new multi-fight Bellator deals.
Russia’s Sergei Kharitonov, Vadim Nemkov and Anatoly Tokov have all re-signed with the promotion, MMAjunkie today learned …read more

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MMAjunkie's 2018 'Breakout Fighter of the Year': Champ Ilima-Lei Macfarlane's refreshing aloha

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane got what she wanted when Bellator had her defending her title against Valerie Letourneau in Hawaii.
As even the most seasoned vets will tell you, though, the privilege of …read more

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Gerald Harris appreciates Bellator 'keeping me around' despite results, eyes spot on March 22 card

Gerald Harris knows that his Bellator run, which began with a last-minute call against a top 185-pound contender, hasn’t been great.
But, with one fight remaining on his current contract with …read more

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Bellator grants former title competitor Emily Ducote permission to fight at XFN 356

Emily Ducote is still part of the Bellator roster, but her next fight will come outside of the organization.
The former Bellator title-fight competitor Ducote (6-5 MMA, 4-4 BMMA) will attempt …read more

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Natan Schulte confident against the best lightweights in UFC, Bellator after PFL tournament win

Natan Schulte was an unknown name on the PFL lightweight roster a year ago, but went on to win the million dollar prize in the end of the first season.
“Russo” …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: December closes the year with plenty of bang

Another year of big fights nearly is in the books, so it’s time to take a look back at the best of the best.
With 2018 drawing to a close, we’re …read more

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Former champ Eduardo Dantas returns against Manny Vazquez at Bellator 215

Eduardo Dantas is ready to get back inside the Bellator cage.
The former Bellator bantamweight champion is set to meet Manny Vazquez on the main card of Bellator 215 in Uncasville, …read more

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Darrion Caldwell has 'no regrets' after Kyoji Horiguchi loss, eager for Bellator rematch

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Darrion Caldwell is already looking forward to his rematch with Kyoji Horiguchi under the Bellator banner.
Caldwell (13-2), the …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Lyman Good has been waiting a long time for an opponent like Demian Maia

Lyman Good will face his toughest test in the UFC when he takes on Demian Maia in Brazil on February 2.
Good used to be the Bellator welterweight champion and CFFC’s …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: Seven bloody November events in four countries

Another year of big fights nearly is in the books, so it’s time to take a look back at the best of the best.
With 2018 drawing to a close, we’re …read more

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The best Bellator and UFC photos of 2018: December

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of December 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: Remember that Ferguson-Pettis bloodbath in October?

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The best Bellator and UFC photos of 2018: October

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Another year of big fights nearly is in the books, so it’s time to take a look back at the …read more

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The best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: November

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of November 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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The best Bellator and UFC photos of 2018: October

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of October 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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UFC Decides Not To Re-Sign Jimmy Smith

Renowned mixed martial arts commentator Jimmy Smith is done with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). For years, Jimmy Smith was known as the voice of Bellator. While that distinction is …read more

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Bellator's most memorable moments of 2018 – and there were plenty

In many ways, it was a breakout year for Bellator in 2018.
Now the promotion is poised to keep the momentum going in 2019. But before Bellator returns later this month …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: 'Rampage' and Wanderlei had their fourth fight in September

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The best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: September

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Another year of big fights nearly is in the books, so it’s time to take a look back at the …read more

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Philipe Lins eyes PFL’s million-dollar check, but won’t make it a distraction

Philipe Lins was a rising, unbeaten light heavyweight from Brazil when he signed with Bellator in 2014, but never got things going in the promotion. He was let go after …read more

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Kyoji Horiguchi Guillotines Darrion Caldwell; Mayweather Stops Nasukawa at Rizin 14

Former UFC flyweight title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi (26-2) earned his 11th straight victory and secured the inaugural Rizin Fighting Federation bantamweight title with a guillotine finish of Bellator 135-pound champion …read more

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Rizin FF 14 main card results and video: Horiguchi subs Caldwell

Kyoji Horiguchi just submitted Bellator champ Darrion Caldwell to retain his own bantamweight title on the RIZIN FF 14 main card. RIZIN 14 is in progress and Kyoji Horiguchi just …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: Justin Gaethje had two big middle fingers in August

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Another year of big fights nearly is in the books, so it’s time to take a look back at the …read more

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Rizin 14 Weigh-in Results: Kyoji Horiguchi, Darrion Caldwell Cleared for Championship Clash

Rizin bantamweight grand prix victor Kyoji Horiguchi looks to make it 11 wins in a row when he takes on Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell at Rizin 14. …read more

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The best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: September

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of September 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: How can we forget that Volkanovski-Elkins July madness?!

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Posted on December 29, 2018, 9:16 pm By
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The best Bellator and UFC photos of 2018: August

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of August 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: Cowboys bleed real blood in June

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The best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: July

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of July 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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The best Bellator and UFC photos of 2018: June

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of June 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: May fighters got punched in the mouth plenty

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The best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: May

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of May 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: Faces did fascinating things when punched in April

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Posted on December 26, 2018, 11:46 pm By
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Fighters celebrate Christmas and the holidays

Christmas is now over and the MMA world made sure to celebrate the holiday this 2018. Fighters from the UFC, Bellator, ONE Championship and other organizations took to social media …read more

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The best Bellator and UFC photos of 2018: April

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of April 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports and Bellator MMA) …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: March came in like a lion with face contortion, nut shots

Another year of big fights nearly is in the books, so it’s time to take a look back at the best of the best.
With 2018 drawing to a close, we’re …read more

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Bellator in 2018: A robust look at the stats, streaks, skids, and records

Bellator had its biggest and busier year to date in 2018, with 22 events that helped raise the promotion’s profile to a true position of prominence in MMA. During that …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: February's body whips, head kicks, flipping birds

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Scott Coker Considering A.J. McKee vs. Patricio Freire Next

A.J. McKee is a 13-0 fighter who has impressed in each of his outings, and all 13 of those fights haven taken place inside of a Bellator cage. So how …read more

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Ben Askren updates on relationship with Dana White

Former ONE Championship and Bellator welterweight titleholder Ben Askren has had some pretty heated exchanges with UFC President Dana White in the past. Now that Askren is a member of …read more

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The best Bellator and UFC photos of 2018: February

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of February 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: January spits blood with head kicks galore

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Another year of big fights nearly is in the books, so it’s time to take a look back at the …read more

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The best UFC and Bellator photos of 2018: January

Check out the best photos from the UFC and Bellator in the month of January 2018. (Photos by USA TODAY Sports) …read more

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Toby Misech Was Finally Able to Show What He’s Really Got at Bellator 212

Following several years fighting locally in Hawaii on regional events and an unsuccessful fight against Ricky Palacios at Dana White’s Contender Series in July, featherweight Toby Misech finally got to …read more

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After Bellator 213 Win, Russell Mizuguchi is Locked on the Future

Looking back on his December 15 split-decision victory over Michael Nakagawa at Bellator 213, flyweight Russell Mizuguchi was able to overcome stepping onto a big stage and have a solid …read more

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Coach details path to victory for Ryan Bader against Fedor Emelianenko

Ryan Bader has the opportunity to become the first fighter to ever hold multiple Bellator belts simultaneously on Jan. 26 when he faces Fedor Emelianenko for the vacant heavyweight title …read more

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Frank Mir Describes Nasty Jaw Fracture At Bellator 212

Frank Mir has described a nasty injury he suffered at Bellator 212. Mir went one-on-one with Javy Ayala in the co-main event of Bellator’s first doubleheader card in Hawaii. While …read more

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Mir Hints At Retirement After Breaking Mouth At Bellator 212

Frank Mir experienced one of the worst defeats of his career earlier this month when he was forced to tap due to strikes against Javy Ayala at Bellator 212 in …read more

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Posted on December 22, 2018, 7:16 pm By
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Mir Issues Statement After Breaking Mouth At Bellator 212

Frank Mir experienced one of the worst defeats of his career earlier this month when he was forced to tap due to strikes against Javy Ayala at Bellator 212 in …read more

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Top MMA storylines of 2018: 3. An historic trade, rise of non-UFC promotions

Ben Askren had been trying to get into the UFC for years. Back in 2013, when he left Bellator as its undefeated welterweight champion, Askren was spurned. UFC president Dana …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Posted on December 22, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Bellator 217 adds six contests, including all-Irish co-main with Myles Price vs. Peter Queally

The Bellator 217 lineup is starting to take shape, with six bouts today officially added to the previously announced main event of James Gallagher vs. Steven Graham.
Included in the new …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Five bouts added to Bellator 217 in Dublin

Bellator has confirmed five new fights for its return to Dublin, Ireland on Feb. 23.
A Friday press release confirmed MMA Fighting’s initial report that SBG’s Peter Queally would face Team …read more

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Posted on December 21, 2018, 3:16 pm By
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Gegard Mousasi Injured, Out of Bellator 214 Title Bout

Bellator MMA middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi is out of his Jan. 26 title defense against Rafael Lovato Jr. due to injury. ESPN first reported the news and MMAWeekly.com’s Damon Martin …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Bellator 211 winners Kent Kaupinnen, Domingos Barros sign exclusive multi-fight deals

A pair of recent Bellator winners used their performances to score contracts with the promotion.
Bellator officials today informed MMAjunkie that both Kent Kaupinnen (11-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) and Domingos Barros …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Gegard Mousasi Pulls out of Bellator 214 Title Defense

Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled Bellator 214 title defense against Rafael Lovoto Jr. originally scheduled for January 26th. Sources close to MMA …read more

Source:: MMANews

Gegard Mousasi injured, out of Bellator 214 title fight with Rafael Lovato Jr.

The Bellator middleweight championship won’t be on the line in January.
Gegard Mousasi was scheduled to defend his crown against undefeated Rafael Lovato Jr. in the co-main event of Bellator 214 …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Report: Gegard Mousasi Injured, Out of Title Fight at Bellator 214

Eleven days before the start of the new year and 2019 has already lost a big fight, with Gegard Mousasi pulling out of his title bout against Rafael Lovato Jr. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

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