Tag Archives: Bellator
Rory Mac talks money in MMA: ‘We don’t have anything like the Ali Act’

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While Rory Mac doesn’t have anything bad to say about his time fighting for the UFC or Bellator, the current PFL fighter is making …read more

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Posted on July 5, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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Photos | Brittney Palmer and Valerie Loureda among MMA notables who got in the Independence Day spirit

UFC ring card girl Brittney Palmer and Bellator women’s fighter Valerie Loureda were among the MMA notables who got into the Independence Day spirit. Along with hundreds of millions of …read more

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Canadians in Combat – July 2020

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

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Posted on July 4, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Rory MacDonald's advice on business side of MMA: 'You pretty much have to fend for yourself'

Rory MacDonald knows a good deal about the business side of the fight game.
The former Bellator welterweight champion, UFC title challenger, and current PFL fighter has plenty of experience with …read more

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Posted on July 4, 2020, 3:46 pm By
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Invicta FC 40 results: Emily Ducote rallies for decision over Juliana Lima

Emily Ducote once fought for Bellator gold, and now she’s well on her way to title contention in Invicta FC.
Ducote (9-6 MMA) headlined Invicta FC 40, the company’s first event …read more

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Rory MacDonald aims to reach potential in PFL: 'I want this to be the best part of my career'

Rory MacDonald hasn’t fought in 2020 nor will he, which leaves a lot of time for self-reflection.
A former UFC welterweight title challenger and Bellator champion, MacDonald (21-6-1) signed with PFL …read more

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Posted on July 2, 2020, 2:16 am By
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Ryan Garcia wants MMA fights with Henry Cejudo and “Conor McGregor’s little dog” Dillon Danis

Boxing star Ryan Garcia has his sights set on two big names in the MMA world: former two-division UFC champ Henry Cejudo, and Bellator staple Dillon Danis. Garcia has been …read more

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Royce Gracie joins 'Superman' as Pocatello police chief swears in reserve officers

UFC Hall of Famer and Bellator ambassador Royce Gracie has picked up a host of honors during the course of his career, but we’re not sure too many of them …read more

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Posted on June 27, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Paul Daley up for Lorenz Larkin rematch only for Bellator interim welterweight title

Paul Daley has one stipulation for a potential rematch Lorenz Larkin.
Daley (42-17-2 MMA, 8-4 BMMA), who knocked Larkin out in their Bellator 183 fight in 2017, is willing to run …read more

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Quote: I’d Bet On Jose Aldo Knocking Petr Yan Out At UFC 251

A former Bellator champion has a bold prediction after witnessing Jose Aldo and Petr Yan train together. On July 11, Aldo and Yan are set to share the Octagon on …read more

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Posted on June 12, 2020, 1:46 pm By
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Chael Sonnen: I’d Love To See Cody Garbrandt vs. Sean O’Malley

ESPN and Bellator analyst Chael Sonnen, who is also a former UFC title contender, wants to see Cody Garbrandt vs. Sean O’Malley. Garbandt and O’Malley were featured on the UFC …read more

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Leslie Smith arrested during Black Lives Matter protest

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The former UFC bantamweight and current Bellator fighter has been a central figure in the fight for MMA labor rights, but at …read more

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Michael Page, Paul Daley star in Bellator's 'flying-knee finishes' highlight reel

Flying-knee knockouts are among of the most spectacular sights in the sport. When they happen, they always draw gasps of amazement from the crowd and often leave the recipient lying …read more

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Dillon Danis challenges Jorge Masvidal to come to Bellator, vows to finish him in less than 5 seconds

BJJ ace Dillon Danis has challenged Jorge Masvidal to ditch the UFC’s Octagon in favor of the Bellator cage. On Friday afternoon, Masvidal took to Twitter to share his frustration …read more

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Bellator 197 live stream online

Michael Chandler will try to make weight at the Bellator 165 weigh-ins Friday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator continues to make full event replays available on its official …read more

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Posted on June 4, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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‘UK is not innocent’ - MVP, Manuwa, Stewart join London BLM march

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UFC and Bellator fighters join Black Lives Matter march in the UK. All fifty states in the US have each seen protests and rallies …read more

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Posted on June 4, 2020, 1:16 pm By
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‘Champ-Champ’ Ryan Bader Says He’d Welcome UFC Title Holder Jon Jones To Bellator

Ryan Bader is aware of Jon Jones’ issues with the UFC and he has a suggestion for “Bones.” Bader is the current Bellator heavyweight and light heavyweight champion. Jones holds …read more

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Posted on June 1, 2020, 3:16 pm By
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Ryan Bader tells Jon Jones he would “love to run it back” in Bellator

Bellator double champion Ryan Bader told UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones that he would “love to run it back” under the Bellator banner. Bader and Jones fought back at UFC …read more

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Posted on June 1, 2020, 2:16 am By
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With boxing bout on hold, Dereck Chisora wants MMA debut in Bellator

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In the unlikeliest of crossovers, Dereck Chisora is keen on taking a MMA fight. British heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora wants to make his MMA …read more

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Posted on May 30, 2020, 1:16 pm By
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Ivanov believes he’s moving ‘in the right direction’ towards the UFC belt

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The Bulgarian co-headlines the UFC’s return to Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday night opposite fellow Bellator veteran, Augusto …read more

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Posted on May 29, 2020, 10:46 pm By
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Euro Fight Flashback: Edwards’ upkicks lead to KO at Bellator

Edwards lands an upkick | Bellator MMA

The middleweight prospect gave his hometown crowd something to shout about when he delivered one of his most memorable finishes to date. …read more

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Posted on May 29, 2020, 3:16 pm By
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Patricio Pitbull eyeing triple-champion status as Bellator plans return to competition

Despite today’s global craziness, two-division Bellator champion Patricio Freire is still focused on doing something no other major promotion’s champion has even done: Become a true “Triple Champ.”
Yes, former UFC …read more

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Amanda Nunes mocks Valerie Loureda over provocative social media videos

UFC women’s “champ champ” Amanda Nunes had some fun with Valerie Loureda tonight, this after the Bellator fighter posted a provocative video on social media. Loureda (2-0 MMA) made her …read more

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With Bellator on hold, Brent Primus excited to face Jack Shields at SUG 14

Following a first round submission victory this past February over Chris Bungard at Bellator 240, lightweight Brent Primus was looking to have a big year in 2020 when the novel …read more

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Jury: ‘Corporate’ UFC are ‘control freaks,’ Bellator is ‘more relaxed’

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Veteran fighter Myles Jury draws comparisons between competing for the UFC and Bellator. As a 12-year MMA veteran, Myles Jury has fought …read more

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Posted on May 27, 2020, 7:46 pm By
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Lightweight Belt Not a ‘Priority’ for Patricio Freire, Would Vacate to Give Brother Title Shot

Patricio Freire wants to eventually defend the Bellator lightweight championship he won a little more than a year ago, but at the same time, the 155-pound belt is not his …read more

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Posted on May 26, 2020, 11:16 pm By
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Video: Relive Bellator 202 on MMA Junkie

You can watch a live replay of Bellator 202 right here on MMA Junkie, beginning at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).
Bellator 202, which took place July 31, 2018 at …read more

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Posted on May 26, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Bellator 202 replay live stream

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Bellator’s latest replay harkens back to the title reign of Julia Budd.
Before being dethroned by Cris Cyborg, Budd defended her title with a decisive …read more

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Posted on May 26, 2020, 8:16 pm By
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Bellator’s Myles Jury says “UFC are control freaks”

In 2019, Myles Jury migrated from the UFC’s Octagon to the Bellator cage. From the sounds of it, he made the right choice for himself. Speaking to MMA Junkie recently, …read more

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Posted on May 26, 2020, 3:46 pm By
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Myles Jury: 'The UFC are control freaks' compared to new Bellator home

Myles Jury has competed in both the UFC and Bellator, so he speaks from firsthand experience.
The main difference between the two promotions is “control,” Jury (18-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) recently …read more

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Posted on May 26, 2020, 12:16 pm By
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Lorenz Larkin: Bellator MMA's resident welterweight badass and... chopper motorcycle builder?

Lorenz Larkin is a badass Bellator welterweight. We all know that.
But did you know his skills extend beyond the gym and into the shop?
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie …read more

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Posted on May 26, 2020, 3:16 am By
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Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (May 18-24)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels available, it’s nearly impossible to organize.
But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back.
Each week, we’ll compile …read more

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Posted on May 26, 2020, 1:16 am By
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Canadians in Combat – June 2020

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

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Posted on May 23, 2020, 10:46 pm By
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Myles Jury staying productive, expecting Bellator fight in July

After kicking off his 2020 with a unanimous decision win over Brandon Girtz at Bellator 239 in February, lightweight Miles Jury was making plans for his next fight when the …read more

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Chael Sonnen shares his pound-for-pound rankings

Former UFC and Bellator star Chael Sonnen has unveiled his pound-for-pound rankings, and they’re bound to stir up some debate. Sonnen unveiled his rankings on his official YouTube channel. Sonnen …read more

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Posted on May 22, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Bellator 204 replay live stream

Bellator continues to make full event replays available on its official YouTube channel.
On Thursday, the ViacomCBS-owned promotion re-runs Bellator 204, which took place Aug. 17, 2018 at Sanford Pentagon, …read more

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Posted on May 21, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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Phil Davis discusses COVID-19’s impact, eager to get back in the Bellator cage

Coming off of two straight wins in 2019, former Bellator light-heavyweight champion Phil Davis was looking to build of his success and have an even more advantageous time in 2020.
In …read more

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Posted on May 21, 2020, 12:16 pm By
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Benson Henderson not ready to reflect on legacy while Bellator title aspirations remain

You could forgive a fighter as accomplished as Benson Henderson if he wanted to take a moment to ponder his legacy.
Not only has the 36-year-old Arizona resident racked up numerous …read more

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Posted on May 21, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Neiman Gracie talks COVID-19 impact on Bellator title plans and gyms forced to close

Coming into 2020, the first order of business for welterweight Neiman Gracie was to get healthy enough to return to fighting following an injury that caused him to pull out …read more

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Posted on May 20, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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DAZN Still Interested in Combat Sports if Bellator Relationship Does Not Continue

DAZN and Bellator have been in business since the summer of 2018. However, with things changing over at ViacomCBS it would seem they might part ways with the streaming service. …read more

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Posted on May 20, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Video: Relive Bellator 205 on MMA Junkie (6 p.m. ET)

You can watch a live replay of Bellator 205 right here on MMA Junkie, beginning at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).
Bellator 205, which took place Sept. 21, 2018 at …read more

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Posted on May 19, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Benson Henderson says 'Pitbull' brothers can fix Bellator's lightweight logjam

Benson Henderson has a plan to fix Bellator’s lightweight logjam, and it involves both of the promotion’s “Pitbull” brothers.
Henderson (28-8 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) was scheduled to rematch former Bellator lightweight …read more

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Posted on May 19, 2020, 12:16 pm By
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Despite Stay-at-Home, AJ McKee targets Bellator world championship in 2020

Few fighters on any promotion’s roster have been as successful as AJ McKee has been in Bellator since making his debut for the company in 2015. In 16 bouts for …read more

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Posted on May 18, 2020, 3:46 pm By
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Lorenz Larkin doesn't want to wait for Douglas Lima, open to fighting Michael Page

Lorenz Larkin is not the type to sit around and wait.
The former Bellator welterweight title challenger is not willing to wait for champion Douglas Lima to drop back down to …read more

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MMA's week out of the cage: UFC, Bellator vet Gerald Harris shares car wreck photos

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA.
In an individual …read more

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Posted on May 18, 2020, 12:16 am By
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Tom DeBlass signs with ONE Championship

Former UFC and Bellator light heavyweight Tom DeBlass is coming out of retirement and signing with ONE Championship, he announced on Sunday. The 38-year-old DeBlass is a third-degree black belt …read more

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Posted on May 17, 2020, 9:46 pm By
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Replay! Watch Bellator 210: ‘Njokuani vs Salter’ tonight at 6 p.m. ET

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Bellator 210 “Njokuani vs. Salter” took place November 30, 2018 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The Middleweight main event that evening saw potential …read more

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Posted on May 16, 2020, 9:46 pm By
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Video: Angela Hill would love to fight seven times in a year and break UFC record

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At virtual media day for UFC on ESPN 8, Angela Hill talks about why she keeps such a busy fight schedule, training with Bellator champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane, …read more

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Posted on May 16, 2020, 9:16 pm By
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Myles Jury will fight Georgi Karakhanyan, wants title shot with a win

Myles Jury has already signed a contract for his next fight and is looking to position himself as the top welterweight contender in his new promotion.
A newly minted Bellator fighter, …read more

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Phil Davis wants opportunity to avenge losses to Vadim Nemkov and Ryan Bader

Phil Davis hopes to run things back with two men who have handed him his most frustrating career losses.
Since joining the Bellator roster, Davis (21-5 MMA, 8-2 BMMA) has only …read more

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Roger Huerta explains career struggles: ‘A lot of stuff happens outside of fighting’

Roger Huerta (pictured, blue gloves) in action against Patricky Freire at Bellator 205 on Sept. 21, 2018, in Boise, Idaho. | Bellator MMA

Roger Huerta knows the second half …read more

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Ryan Bader says he will rematch Cheick Kongo and fight Rampage Jackson after bizarre Bellator 226

Ryan Bader makes it very clear he is not scared of Cheick Kongo and will rematch him after he defends his light heavyweight title. In the main event of Bellator …read more

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Fast finishes! Rafael Lovato Jr. submits ‘Biggie’ Mike Rhodes in two minutes

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Rafael Lovato Jr.’s star was still on the rise at Bellator 181 in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The undefeated (5-0) Middleweight was not even featured on the main card …read more

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Posted on May 15, 2020, 3:16 am By
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Ryan Bader getting re-charged, ready to fight multiple times quickly when Bellator returns

Since joining Bellator in 2016, Ryan Bader has put together one of the promotion’s most impressive winning streaks. He has picked up five wins (with one no contest) and claimed …read more

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Posted on May 14, 2020, 10:16 pm By
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