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BELLATOR 58: ‘Michael Chandler vs Eddie Alvarez’ | 6th Round Retro

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Eddie Mercado & Victor M. Rodriguez are here to recap the Bellator 58 event featuring ‘Chandler vs. Alvarez’ from November 19th., 2011, …read more

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Patricio Pitbull trashes Michael Chandler following his UFC 257 win over Dan Hooker

Bellator champion Patricio Pitbull trashed former rival Michael Chandler following his UFC 257 first-round knockout win over Dan Hooker. Pitbull and Chandler met in Bellator back in June 2019, with …read more

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UFC 257 results: Michael Chandler demolishes Dan Hooker in first round, declares himself the new lightweight king

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Michael Chandler has officially arrived in the UFC.
The former Bellator lightweight champion signed with the UFC after entering free agency …read more

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UFC 257 Results: Michael Chandler makes a smashing UFC debut

Chandler, a former Bellator champ, confirmed he’s a UFC lightweight contender with a vicious win over Dan Hooker. …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2021, 5:46 am By
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Pros react after Michael Chandler KO’s Dan Hooker at UFC 257

Tonight’s UFC 257 was co-headlined by a key lightweight scrap featuring former Bellator champion Michael Chandler taking on Dan Hooker. Chandler (21-5 MMA) was making his UFC debut after scoring …read more

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UFC 257 Results: Michael Chandler KO’s Dan Hooker (Video)

Tonight’s UFC 257 is co-headlined by a key lightweight scrap featuring former Bellator champion Michael Chandler taking on Dan Hooker. Chandler (21-5 MMA) will make his UFC debut after scoring …read more

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Michael Chandler soaks in first official UFC fight week on cusp of debut at UFC 257

ABU DHABI – Michael Chandler’s first official UFC fight week is in the books.
The former Bellator lightweight champion has gone through all the protocols and duties required from a UFC …read more

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Who Has Better Talent: UFC or Bellator? Michael Chandler Gives His Take

Former Bellator champion Michael Chandler is weighing in on what is the premiere promotion in mixed martial arts. The consensus has always been that the UFC holds the most talent …read more

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Who Has Better Talent: UFC or Bellator? Michael Chandler Gives His Take

Former Bellator champion Michael Chandler is weighing in on what is the premiere promotion in mixed martial arts. The consensus has always been that the UFC holds the most talent …read more

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Dan Hooker: ‘This is a make-or-break fight for Michael Chandler’ if he loses ‘all of that hype is gone’

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When former Bellator champion Michael Chandler signed with the UFC, he immediately caught the attention of many of …read more

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Michael Chandler excited to finally test top talent: 'No. 1 guy in the world has always been in the UFC'

ABU DHABI – Michael Chandler feels he’s taking a step up in competition and it’s exactly what he wanted.
The former Bellator lightweight champion makes his UFC debut this Saturday in …read more

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Archives: Chandler goes to war with Alvarez to win Bellator title

Nine years ago, Michael Chandler notched one of the most significant victories of his career. So the UFC is back this weekend with its first pay-per-view of the year, …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko hospitalized due to COVID-19

Former Pride FC champion and current Bellator fighter Fedor Emelianenko has been hospitalized in Russia after contracting COVID-19.

Fedor is being treated at Clinical Hospital No. 52 in the Russian capital, according …read more

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Bellator free fight: Denise Kielholtz blitzes Kate Jackson at Bellator 247 in Milan

Former Bellator kickboxing champion Denise Kielholtz delivered a huge performance in Milan to knock out former title challenger Kate Jackson and declare herself ready to challenge for her first MMA …read more

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James Vick among UFC, Bellator, PFL alumni set to fight on XMMA show in Florida

Regional promotion XMMA is working on its next event, and its lineup already features a handful of notable names.
Former UFC lightweight contender James Vick will compete in his first fight …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2021, 4:16 am By
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Bellator fighter, ex-Glory champ Robin van Roosmalen hospitalized, sister killed in car accident

Bellator fighter and Dutch kickboxer Robin van Roosmalen has been hospitalized after being seriously injured in a car accident that killed his sister.
Van Roosmalen, a former Glory lightweight and featherweight …read more

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Posted on January 13, 2021, 11:46 pm By
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Bellator free fight: James Gallagher submits Cal Ellenor in Milan

It took four attempts to finally get the pair into the Bellator cage, but when James Gallagher and Cal Ellenor finally threw down, it was the Irishman who bossed the …read more

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On The Doorstep: 5 fighters who could make UFC or Bellator with January wins

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

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Posted on January 12, 2021, 6:16 pm By
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Corey Anderson gives edge to Bellator light heavyweight division over UFC

To close out 2020, a hot topic was Bellator vs. UFC at 205-pounds. Having competed for both promotions, Corey Anderson leans towards his new home. Winning season 19 of The …read more

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Video: Check out Bellator's most memorable lightning-quick knockouts

What’s more exciting than a sensational knockout? One that comes right at the outset of a fight.
Bellator has seen its’ fair share of swift and devastating finishes in over a …read more

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Top 10 Bellator dark horses to watch in 2021

Despite being held to just 18 events in 2020 due to the global pandemic, Bellator was able to keep the proverbial ball rolling in regards to fostering new names and …read more

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Bellator extends Lyoto Machida protege Weber Almeida with new multi-fight deal

Featherweight Weber Almeida is sticking around with Bellator.
A Lyoto Machida protege, Almeida (4-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) took another step toward his goal of Bellator champion by signing a new multi-fight …read more

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KSW 58: Undefeated contenders collide as Uros Jurisic takes on Shamil Musaev in Lodz

Two undefeated contenders will go head to head in Lodz, Poland as KSW kicks off its 2021 calendar.
KSW 58 will see the promotional debut of former Bellator and “The Ultimate …read more

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Bellator free fight: Michael Chandler signs off with farewell KO at Bellator 243

Michael Chandler is all set for his octagon debut on UFC Fight Island later this month, and he’s heading into his maiden UFC appearance in excellent form.
Chandler’s last outing came …read more

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Bellator signs flyweight champion Juliana Velasquez to new multi-fight deal

Bellator women’s flyweight champion Juliana Velasquez isn’t going anywhere.
On Friday, a promotion official informed MMA Junkie that the recently crowned titleholder has signed a new multi-fight deal with the promotion. …read more

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Cris Cyborg down to fight PFL champion Kayla Harrison at lightweight

Bellator champion Cris Cyborg likes the idea of a potential showdown with PFL champion Kayla Harrison.
Cyborg, who holds Bellator’s women’s featherweight title, said she would like to face Harrison, the …read more

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Morning Report: Cris Cyborg would like to move up to 155 pounds to face Kayla Harrison

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2020 was a good year for Cris Cyborg. After taking her leave from the UFC, Cyborg made her Bellator debut, winning its featherweight …read more

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Dustin Poirier makes prediction for Dan Hooker vs. Michael Chandler

Dustin Poirier has made a prediction for the upcoming lightweight fight between top-10 contender Dan Hooker and former Bellator champ Michael Chandler. Hooker and Chandler will collide in the co-main …read more

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After viral win over 529-pound man, Darina Mazdyuk has big plans for Bellator career

You remember the name Darina Mazdyuk, right? It should at least job your memory, because if you’re a frequent visitor of MMA websites, there’s a good chance you saw the …read more

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Posted on January 7, 2021, 4:46 pm By
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Cris Cyborg expresses interest in moving up to 155-pounds to face Kayla Harrison

Cris Cyborg is currently reigning supreme as Bellator’s featherweight queen while Kayla Harrison runs rampant at lightweight. Could the two ever meet in the cage? If you ask either, the …read more

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Video: Why A.J. McKee's future with Bellator could get murky

Bellator featherweight A.J. McKee is in the process of becoming a star – a “megastar” even, according to promotion president Scott Coker – and that could be problematic.
Undefeated McKee, who …read more

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Posted on January 6, 2021, 5:46 pm By
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Defying the odds: The 10 biggest MMA betting upsets of 2020

Who doesn’t love a good upset?
In 2020, MMA saw its fair share of underdogs who defied the odds – in the UFC, Bellator, and beyond. While everyone has an opinion …read more

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Darina Mazdyuk plans ‘to conquer Bellator’ after becoming viral sensation

An unbelievable amount of ridiculousness ensued throughout 2020 the further along we all got in the year. To perfectly summarize 2020 with a capper, the MMA world provided us with …read more

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Michael Chandler finally books first UFC bout on ‘the biggest stage’ possible

When the UFC first signed former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, the immediate hope was a fight with Tony Ferguson. That didn’t happen, but Chandler finally has his UFC debut …read more

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Michael Chandler Explains How He Ended Up Fighting Dan Hooker

Michael Chandler has had a rollercoaster of a ride to finally make his UFC debut. After Chandler signed with the UFC, the former Bellator lightweight champion was rumored to face …read more

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Michael Chandler Explains How He Ended Up Fighting Dan Hooker

Michael Chandler has had a rollercoaster of a ride to finally make his UFC debut. After Chandler signed with the UFC, the former Bellator lightweight champion was rumored to face …read more

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Michael Chandler believes he can “entice” Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement with right strategy at UFC 257

Michael Chandler believes he might be able to “entice” Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement if he employs the right strategy in his UFC debut. Chandler, the former Bellator lightweight champion, …read more

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Ben Askren trolls Bellator for having no 2021 events currently scheduled

Former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren trolled his former promotion for not having any events booked for its 2021 schedule yet. The calendar just turned to 2021 and Bellator is …read more

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Michael Chandler calls Dan Hooker his toughest matchup, but wasn't on 'radar' prior to UFC 257 booking

Michael Chandler didn’t think he’d be fighting Dan Hooker for his UFC debut.
The former Bellator champion and recent UFC signee thought he’d be taking on a top five name in …read more

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Having his father as coach, A.J. McKee gets Khabib Nurmagomedov's retirement decision

A.J. McKee can’t imagine what Khabib Nurmagomedov must have went through last year.
The unbeaten Bellator featherweight contender has a lot of respect for Nurmagomedov and understands why he came to …read more

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Scott Coker anticipates February restart for Bellator with 22-26 events in 2021

The Bellator operation will continue to hum along this year with roughly two dozen events on tap for the organization.
After a 2020 campaign that rolled back on the number of …read more

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Posted on January 3, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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Video: No. 3 UFC storyine of 2020 – Stars lost to retirement, Bellator

The 2020 calendar year is one most of us want to forget, though it will be hard not to remember.
And though there were challenges in the world of sports, after …read more

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Josh Barnett, Tito Ortiz express interest in being Fedor Emelianenko's final Bellator foe

It appears Scott Coker will have options when deciding who to put across the cage from Fedor Emelianenko in his farewell fight.
Bellator president Coker told MMA Junkie in December that …read more

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Poised for MMA stardom, A.J. McKee aims to have 'a lot of leverage' when Bellator deal ends

Anyone with their finger on the pulse of MMA can see A.J. McKee has a bright future. The Bellator featherweight contender is poised to be a marquee name, with 2021 …read more

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Posted on January 2, 2021, 11:17 pm By
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Video: Who should Bellator choose as Fedor Emelianenko's final foe?

As the calendar turns to 2021, the ramping up of the COVID-19 vaccine leads to hope there’s a light at the end of the tunnel to enable the world to …read more

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BINK! Robin Black’s Bellator SECRETS for 2020?

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Black refuses to describe fighters ‘with simple antiquated sound bites’ in this Bellator best of! Robin Black: musician, fighter, commentator. …read more

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Posted on January 1, 2021, 2:17 pm By
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Eddie Alvarez in talks to return opposite former ONE lightweight title challenger Iuri Lapicus

Former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is expected to return to the ONE Championship Circle against former title challenger Iuri Lapicus. News of this fight, which is expected …read more

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Bellator live video stream: Best fights of 2020 marathon (4 p.m. ET)

Looking to ring in the New Year with some of the best MMA action from 2020? Bellator has you covered.
On Thursday, Bellator is live streaming an eight-hour marathon of its …read more

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'Big' John McCarthy's top 10 Bellator fights of 2020: A prelim banger reigns supreme

When it comes to watching fights, “Big” John McCarthy has seen more than most.
One of mixed martial arts’ original referees, McCarthy now serves as the color commentator for Bellator. In …read more

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RIZIN 26 videos, results: Kyoji Horiguchi stops Kai Asakura, Ayaka Hamasaki wins title with scissor choke

RIZIN closed the year with a highly-anticipated rematch between bantamweight greats Kai Asakura and Kyoji Horiguchi at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, with the former RIZIN and Bellator champion …read more

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Brad Pickett shares story of “crazy person” Hector Lombard KOing training partner in warm-up

British MMA legend Brad Pickett says former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard is a bit of a nightmare in the gym. Speaking to Fightful recently, Pickett looked back on some …read more

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'My first step back to where I was': Former two-promotion champ Kyoji Horiguchi returns in Rizin title fight

Former Rizin and Bellator bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi has a New Year’s Eve date with Kai Asakura, who knocked him out in 2019. …read more

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Impressive first impressions: The top 10 Bellator debut performances of 2020

Another year is in the books, and while it didn’t go according to plan, Bellator provided a number of memorable moments in 2020.
Among the year’s story lines for the promotion …read more

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Posted on December 30, 2020, 2:46 pm By
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RIZIN.26 weigh in results, preview: Asakura plans to beat Horiguchi, then go for Bellator belt

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As with Japan’s combat sports tradition, a major martial arts event will be held on New Year’s Eve to end …read more

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Scott Coker: A.J. McKee 'on his way to becoming a megastar for Bellator and the sport'

Scott Coker remembers watching A.J. McKee in his final amateur fight in 2014 – a submission win, by the way – and knowing he had something special when the then-19-year-old …read more

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Cris Cyborg teases “big news soon” in Bellator

Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg teased her fans on social media that she has “big news soon” as Bellator heads into 2021. Taking to her social media ahead of …read more

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Posted on December 29, 2020, 8:46 pm By
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Bellator boss Scott Coker willing to wait on Juliana Velasquez vs. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane rematch

Despite Ilima-Lei Macfarlane’s prior dominance as Bellator flyweight champion, promotion president Scott Coker doesn’t think her next fight will be for the title.
Macfarlane (11-1 MMA, 10-1 BMMA), who successfully defended …read more

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Scott Coker Explains Why Bellator Originally Passed On Signing Yoel Romero

After Yoel Romero was released by the UFC, Scott Coker revealed Bellator was not interested, yet those changes planned. After a week or so, it was then reported that Romero …read more

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Scott Coker Explains Why Bellator Originally Passed On Signing Yoel Romero

After Yoel Romero was released by the UFC, Scott Coker revealed Bellator was not interested, yet those changes planned. After a week or so, it was then reported that Romero …read more

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Morning Report: Scott Coker explains change of heart and signing Yoel Romero to Bellator

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Earlier this month, the UFC caught the MMA world by surprise when it released former three-time UFC middleweight title challenger Yoel …read more

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Bellator full fight video: Gegard Mousasi wins superfight with Douglas Lima to regain middleweight title

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Watch Gegard Mousasi vs. Douglas Lima full fight video to see the superfight between Mousasi and Lima for a vacant middleweight championship in …read more

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Coker Explains 180 Decision To Sign Yoel Romero

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How was it even a question whether Bellator should sign Yoel Romero the second the UFC foolishly cut him? Scott …read more

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Video: Top Bellator submissions of 2020

There were plenty of impressive submission victories in the Bellator cage in 2020, and the ViacomCBS-owned promotion has put together a compilation video with the best tapouts of the year. …read more

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Ryan Bader could get rematch with Vadim Nemkov, says Scott Coker

Ryan Bader could get a rematch with Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov in 2021, according to Bellator president Scott Coker. Bader saw his eight-fight unbeaten streak snapped in emphatic …read more

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Scott Coker says social media support made him sign Yoel Romero to Bellator

Bellator president Scott Coker says that social media support made him sign former UFC star Yoel Romero to a contract with his organization. Coker and Bellator initially passed on signing …read more

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Scott Coker open to Patricio Freire vacating Bellator lightweight title

Bellator president Scott Coker isn’t opposed to Patricio Freire handing in his 155-pound title.
Freire (31-4 MMA, 19-4 BMMA) currently holds the promotion’s featherweight and lightweight championships, but hasn’t defended the …read more

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Bellator signs judo ace Irina Alekseeva, also known as the “Russian Ronda”

Bellator has signed judo ace Irina Alekseeva, who is also known as the “Russian Ronda,” to a new contract according to her management team. Brian Butler-Au of SuckerPunch Entertainment recently …read more

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Bellator free fight: Gegard Mousasi denies Douglas Lima's champ-champ attempt

Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi wouldn’t let Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima add a second weight-class belt to his collection.
On Oct. 29, Mousasi and Lima squared off in a champion …read more

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Scott Coker explains why he changed his mind, signed Yoel Romero to Bellator

Scott Coker has come around on Yoel Romero, marking a change in tune from what he told MMA Junkie onsite at the Mohegan Sun Arena in early December in Uncasville, …read more

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Bellator full fight video: Cris Cyborg dominates Arlene Blencowe in first Bellator title defense

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Watch Cris Cyborg vs. Arlene Blencowe full fight video to see Cyborg in top championship form against Blencowe in the main event of …read more

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‘Rumble’ Ready For A Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

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It feels like yesterday that we were laughing at Bellator president Scott Coker’s claim that Bellator …read more

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Ex-Invicta FC champ Vanessa Porto in no rush for shot at Bellator title, but won’t rule out Cris Cyborg rematch

Vanessa Porto parted ways with Invicta FC after winning four in a row between 2017 and 2019. | Dave Mandel, Invicta FC

Vanessa Porto wants …read more

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Cris Cyborg closed 2020 with another exciting finish at Bellator 249

A pandemic plagued 2020 limited Bellator women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg to just two fights, but she made the most of both.

Take a look back at Cyborg’s exciting finish of …read more

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Posted on December 26, 2020, 5:16 pm By
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Scott Coker thinks big for Fedor Emelianenko's final fights

There’s been a notable omission from Bellator’s lineups since the company got back up and running: Fedor Emelianenko.
The legendary former longtime PRIDE heavyweight champion turned 44 in September. Before the …read more

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Check out the Bellator’s best knockouts of 2020

Bellator’s slate of events was reduced in 2020 because of the pandemic, but there was still plenty of action to be had as they came on strong late in the …read more

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Bellator in 2020: A robust look at the stats, streaks, skids, and records

Bellator was poised to have its biggest and best year to date in 2020, but like most businesses this year, it was hindered by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Still, though, the …read more

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John McCarthy savages Dana White’s MMA media hit piece: ‘Real leaders, they don’t have to take credit’

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Veteran MMA official and Bellator commentator John McCarthy on Wednesday responded to a UFC-produced video that counted him among the industry-leader’s …read more

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Bellator signs Stephan Puetz, former M-1 Challenge light heavyweight champion

Stephan Puetz is the newest addition to Bellator’s light heavyweight division.
A 33-year-old German light heavyweight, Puetz (20-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has signed a multifight deal with the company, a promotion …read more

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Coker picked Jake Paul to KO Askren, and now Ben’s ‘mad’

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Ben Askren is beefing with the Bellator executive. UFC veteran Ben Askren is campaigning for a boxing match …read more

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Scott Coker considers legal action after Ben Askren suggests Bellator is up for sale

Bellator president Scott Coker says he is considering legal action after Ben Askren suggested on social media that Bellator is up for sale. On Tuesday, Askren confirmed BJPenn.com that he …read more

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Scott Coker responds to Ben Askren’s Bellator sale claim, says ex-champ mad over Jake Paul prediction

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator President Scott Coker did not take kindly to retired champ Ben Askren’s claim that the promotion he oversees is up …read more

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Video: Should Bellator choose light heavyweight for its next grand prix?

Bellator president Scott Coker already believed he had the strongest light heavyweight division in the world – and that was before the promotion’s recent run of big-name signings.
Now, Bellator’s 205-pound …read more

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Anthony Johnson ‘Down’ For A Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

Anthony Johnson would be open to Bellator having a light heavyweight grand prix in 2021. Recently, Bellator added “Rumble” and Yoel Romero to their light heavyweight division that features a …read more

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Anthony Johnson ‘Down’ For A Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

Anthony Johnson would be open to Bellator having a light heavyweight grand prix in 2021. Recently, Bellator added “Rumble” and Yoel Romero to their light heavyweight division that features a …read more

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Scott Coker doesn't like Ben Askren's chances against Jake Paul in rumored boxing match

It’s safe to say that Bellator president Scott Coker doesn’t have too much confidence in Ben Askren’s striking.
With YouTube sensation-turned-boxer Jake Paul calling out the likes of Askren, Dillon Danis …read more

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Video | Maskless Tito Ortiz accused of making “out of line” comments during City Council meeting

Tito Ortiz has been accused of making out of line comments during a recent Huntington Beach City Council meeting. After becoming an elected official, the former UFC and Bellator star …read more

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Scott Coker will 'definitely' speak to free agent Anthony Pettis, see if 'value' worthwhile for Bellator

Bellator president Scott Coker plans on speaking to newly minted free agent Anthony Pettis.
Pettis (24-10), a former UFC and WEC lightweight champion, completed his UFC contract this past weekend with …read more

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Anthony Johnson 'definitely down' for a Bellator light heavyweight grand prix

Bellator president Scott Coker has made it clear that he’s in the business of running tournaments, and with the promotion’s featherweight grand prix nearing its conclusion, curiosity abounds about which …read more

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Everlast signs Bellator women's featherweight Leah McCourt as brand ambassador

Iconic sporting brand Everlast has signed Leah McCourt, making her “the first female athlete to be placed on an apparel deal from the U.K.,” according to the company.
The 110-year-old sporting …read more

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Video: Watch the UFC and Bellator’s top ‘Knockout of the Year’ highlights

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The UFC and Bellator have released compilations of some of their best knockouts of 2020 featuring several …read more

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Bellator free fight: Juliana Velasquez dethrones Ilima-Lei Macfarlane at Bellator 254

There was a changing of the guard in the women’s flyweight division at Bellator 254, as Brazil’s Juliana Velasquez captured the 125-pound title and in the process ended the long …read more

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KSW 57 video: Marian Ziolkowski earns lightweight belt with devastating body shot

UFC and Bellator vet Philip De Fries remains the KSW heavyweight champ, and the Polish promotion has a new lightweight champ after Marian Ziolkowski landed a brutal body kick at …read more

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Hot Tweets: Fight of the Year, Yoel Romero heading to Bellator, and the UFC champs in 2021

Deiveson Figueiredo | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Well everyone, we did it. We’ve made it to the final fight weekend of …read more

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Posted on December 20, 2020, 5:16 pm By
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Bellator free fight: Linton Vassell dismantles Ronny Markes at Bellator 254

Former light heavyweight title challenger Linton Vassell has moved up a division and is looking to establish himself as a legitimate threat to the Bellator heavyweight title. His latest outing …read more

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Fantasy Fight Forecasting: Would Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero guarantee fireworks?

In this installment of “Fantasy Fight Forecasting,” I decided to focus on Bellator’s much-talked about acquisitions of Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero.
Although many, including myself, suspect that Bellator president Scott …read more

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Anthony Johnson Gives Time Estimate For Potential Romero Fight

Anthony Johnson is not as confident as Yoel Romero that they will be facing one another in their Bellator debuts. When Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero separated from the UFC …read more

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Posted on December 19, 2020, 11:46 am By
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Anthony Johnson Gives Time Estimate For Potential Romero Fight

Anthony Johnson is not as confident as Yoel Romero that they will be facing one another in their Bellator debuts. When Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero separated from the UFC …read more

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Posted on December 18, 2020, 11:16 pm By
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Level Change Podcast: UFC Vegas 17, Big John predicts Ferguson release

June M. Williams

Episode 102 discussion: Romero signs with Bellator, Dana still gaslighting fighters, Big John thinks Ferguson gets cut, UFC Vegas 17 predictions Welcome …read more

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Bellator's 'viral moment celebration' video is well worth your time

The year may have been hit by a COVID-enforced hiatus, but Bellator continues to grow, with its recent big-name signings of Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero strengthening its roster ahead …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Ben Askren slams Jake Paul for getting “hammered by that dummy” AJ Agazarm

Retired MMA star Ben Askren has taken a shot at Jake Paul for getting “hammered” by former Bellator fighter AJ Agazarm. After recent footage emerged of Paul sparring with Agazarm …read more

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