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Bellator 286 Salaries: Pitbull Banks $150k To Defend Strap

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5 biggest takeaways from UFC Fight Night 211/Bellator 286: Which company won the night?

What mattered most at UFC Fight Night 211 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and Bellator 286 at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif.? Here are a few …read more

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Patricio Freire not bothered by boos in Bellator 286 title defense: 'People sometimes want to see a street fight'

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Patricio Freire got the job done, and that’s all it matters to him.
The featherweight champion successfully defended his belt Saturday in the main event of Bellator …read more

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Bellator 286 post-event facts: Patricio 'Pitbull' adds to legacy with 12th title-fight win

The final stretch of Bellator’s 2022 schedule kicked off Saturday with Bellator 286, which took place at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif., and featured a 13-fight lineup.
The main …read more

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A.J. McKee explains why he dry humped Spike Carlyle mid-fight at Bellator 286

AJ McKee has offered an explanation for his decision to go full-on Israel Adesanya during his Bellator 286 fight against Spike Carlyle. McKee and Carlyle did battle inside Long Beach …read more

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Video: Patricio Pitbull explains post-Bellator 286 outburst, vows not to be drawn into ‘bar brawl’

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull talks about his Bellator 286 win over Adam Borics, his reaction to the crowd booing and his post-win outburst at Long …read more

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Scott Coker: Aaron Pico dislocated shoulder, wants rematch with Jeremy Kennedy after Bellator 286

Bellator President Scott Coker said Aaron Pico avoided a broken bone on Saturday at Bellator 286 and wants a rematch with Jeremy Kennedy after a dislocated shoulder ended his night.
Coker …read more

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MMA Twitter Reacts To Pitbull’s Decision Win At Bellator 286

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire successfully defended his featherweight title against Ádám Borics in the main event of Bellator 286. The 35-year-old already had a number of previous title defenses under his …read more

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MMA Twitter Reacts To AJ McKee’s Bellator 286 Win over Carlyle

The co-main event of Bellator 286 featured the promotion’s former featherweight champion AJ McKee making a successful lightweight debut against Spike Carlyle. Although he ended up winning every round on …read more

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MMA Twitter Reacts To Pico’s Shoulder Injury At Bellator 286

A featherweight matchup between Aaron Pico and Jeremy Kennedy at Bellator 286 ended in disappointment when Pico injured his shoulder in the opening round. Arguably the most hyped prospect in …read more

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Scott Coker updates Aaron Pico's health after Bellator 286, 'for sure' wants Jeremy Kennedy rematch

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Bellator president Scott Coker gave a positive update on Aaron Pico’s health in the aftermath of a disappointing end at Bellator 286.
Pico (10-4 MMA, 10-4 BMMA) …read more

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Bellator 286 takeaways: What's next for McKee and 'Pitbull' Freire?

Our MMA insiders breakdown two major fights in Long Beach as McKee and Pitbull put on a show. …read more

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‘Absolute madness’ - Twitter reacts to McKee’s wild win over Carlyle at Bellator 286

A.J. McKee defeated Spike Carlyle at Bellator 286. | Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

A.J. McKee defeated Spike Carlyle at Bellator 286. On Twitter, pundits …read more

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‘Wild as hell‘ - Twitter reacts to Aaron Pico’s injury, Kennedy’s TKO win at Bellator 286

Jeremy Kennedy defeated Aaron Pico at Bellator 286. | Photo by Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

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Bellator 286 results: Patricio Freire wins lackluster decision vs. Adam Borics to retain featherweight title

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Not a single round of the Bellator 286 main event was complete Saturday night without significant boos from the crowd at Long Beach Arena.
That’s how lackluster …read more

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Bellator 286 Results & Highlights: Pitbull & McKee Victorious

Bellator 286 was one of the most anticipated Bellator cards of the year as featherweight champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire returned against Adam Borics, and MMA News is here to bring …read more

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Bellator 286 Results: Patricio Freire defeats Adam Borics (Highlights)

Patricio Freire put his featherweight title on the line against Adam Borics in the headliner of tonight’s Bellator 286 event. Freire (34-5 MMA) was returning to action for the first …read more

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Bellator 286 salaries: Patricio Pitbull cashes $150,000 purse for title defense over Adam Borics

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Patricio Pitbull not only added another successful title defense to his unparalleled Bellator résumé at Bellator 286, he was the …read more

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Bellator 286 salaries: Patricio Freire, Jeremy Kennedy lead all disclosed paydays

Twenty-six fighters competed Saturday at Bellator 286, but no one walked away with a higher disclosed purse than champion Patricio Freire.
California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) executive director Andy Foster released …read more

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Twitter reacts to Patricio Freire's title defense over Adam Borics at Bellator 286

Patricio Freire further added to his legacy as Bellator’s greatest fighter with the first defense of his third featherweight title reign on Saturday at Bellator 286.
“Pitbull” Freire (34-5 MMA, 22-5 …read more

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'Pitbull' dominant in easy decision win vs. Borics

Patricio “Pitbull” Freire dominated Adam Borics on the feet and on the ground en route to a one-sided unanimous-decision victory to retain his Bellator featherweight crown. …read more

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Bellator 286 Fighter Salaries: Patricio Freire takes home $150k

The fighter salaries from tonight’s Bellator 286 event have been revealed and to no surprise champion Patricio Freire topped the list. Freire (34-5 MMA) was returning to action this evening …read more

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‘Pitbull’ Defends Featherweight Crown with Decision Over Adam Borics at Bellator 286

There’s no question that Patricio Freire is one of the greatest featherweights in the history of mixed martial arts and on Saturday night in the Bellator 286 main event, he …read more

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Bellator 286 results: Patricio Pitbull dominates, tells booing crowd ‘f*** you’; A.J. McKee wins wild 155 debut

Patricio Pitbull | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Patricio Pitbull is still Bellator’s best.
The reigning featherweight champion authored his eighth successful title defense and the first …read more

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‘Not spectacular’ - Twitter reacts to Patricio Freire’s win over Borics at Bellator 286

Patricio Freire defeated Adam Borics at Bellator 286. | Photo by Hans Gutknecht/MediaNews Group/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images

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Photos: Coach frantically tries to pop Aaron Pico’s shoulder back into place at Bellator 286

Esther Lin

Aaron Pico’s Bellator 286 fight with Jeremy Kennedy turned into a desperate attempt to stay in the fight after a horrific shoulder injury …read more

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Bellator 286 results: A.J. McKee weathers Spike Carlyle, wild brawl to win bloody scrap

LONG BEACH, Calif – The lightweight debut of A.J. McKee was one to be remembered.
At Bellator 286, McKee (19-1 MMA, 19-1 BMMA) defeated Spike Carlyle (14-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) via …read more

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AJ McKee secured win over Spike Carlyle in a wild 15-minute scrap

Former Bellator featherweight champion AJ McKee stepped into the Bellator cage as a lightweight for the first time on Saturday. Standing across the cage was Spike Carlyle, who missed weight …read more

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Bellator 286 results: Aaron Pico appears to dislocate shoulder as Jeremy Kennedy wins by injury TKO

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Aaron Pico wanted to continue, but the cageside doctor wouldn’t let him.
Pico’s shoulder appeared to dislocate his shoulder during his fight Jeremy Kennedy on Saturday night …read more

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Bellator 286 video: Aaron Pico dislocates shoulder in doctor-stoppage loss to Jeremy Kennedy

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Aaron Pico and his team did their best to address a serious injury in the middle of his fight at Bellator …read more

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Bellator 286 results: Juan Archuleta's takedowns key in decision over Enrique Barzola

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Juan Archuleta put his wrestling to good use in his victory over Enrique Barzola at Bellator 286.
Archuleta (26-4 MMA, 8-3 BMMA) got at least one takedown on …read more

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Bellator 286 results: Sumiko Inaba pushed by Nadine Mandiau, grinds out unanimous decision win

LONG BEACH, Calif. – It might not have been the performance Sumiko Inaba was hoping for, but perhaps it was one she needed.
Facing Nadine Mandiau for a second time, Inaba …read more

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Bellator 286 video: Richard Palencia appears to break leg in prelim opener

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Richard Palencia’s Saturday night came to an abrupt and ugly end.
The bantamweight suffered a TKO loss in the second round of his preliminary …read more

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Bellator 286: Pitbull vs. Borics Live Results

The Bellator MMA cage is setup inside the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif. for tonight’s Bellator 286: Pitbull vs. Borics fight card.

The event is headlined by a featherweight …read more

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Bellator 286 video: Richard Palencia's gnarly leg break stops fight vs. Cee Jay Hamilton

Bellator 286 got off a gruesome start on Saturday when Richard Palencia broke his leg in the first fight of the fight.
After a kicking exchange in the second round of …read more

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LIVE NOW! Bellator 286 ‘Pitbull vs. Borics’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live Bellator 286 coverage will begin Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. …read more

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Bellator 268: Pitbull vs. Borics Live Results

The Bellator MMA cage is setup inside the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif. for tonight’s Bellator 286: Pitbull vs. Borics fight card.

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Watch the Bellator 286 prelims live now

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Watch the Bellator 286 live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. The …read more

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Watch the Bellator 286 Preliminary Fight Card Live

The Bellator MMA cage is at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif. for tonight’s Bellator 286: Pitbull vs. Borics event.

A featherweight title bout between champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ …read more

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Scott Coker 'definitely interested' in bringing ex-champ Eddie Alvarez back to Bellator

LOS ANGELES – Scott Coker won’t dismiss the possibility of signing former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez.
Alvarez (30-8 MMA, 9-1 BMMA), a former Bellator and UFC lightweight titleholder, recently entered free …read more

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Best bets and expert picks for UFC Fight Night and Bellator 286

There’s plenty of MMA action on Saturday night. Which fights at Bellator and the UFC offer the most betting value? …read more

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Aaron Pico openly rooting for Adam Borics at Bellator 286: ‘I’ve been waiting for that rematch for a very long time’

Aaron Pico will be the first to admit he got a little ahead of himself when he first transitioned into MMA after he was considered a prodigy thanks to his …read more

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Bellator 286: Pitbull vs Borics preview

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There’s so much to love on this one, from prelims to main event. Bellator brings the …read more

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Bellator 286 live and official results (7 p.m. ET)

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Bellator 286 takes place Saturday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT).
The event …read more

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Bellator 286 discussion thread

Bellator 286 takes place Saturday at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif. It kicks off at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). You can discuss the event here.
Be sure to …read more

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Patricio Pitbull calls for Jose Aldo ‘superfight’ in MMA or boxing with Aldo no longer under UFC contract

Patricio Pitbull | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Patricio Pitbull always believed he’d beat Jose Aldo if the UFC and Bellator ever reached a deal to …read more

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Patience the name of the game for eventual Bellator title hopeful Lance Gibson

LOS ANGELES – Lance Gibson has title aspirations in Bellator. That should come as no surprise, given he’s a professional fighter.
But six fights into his career, he’s realistic about his …read more

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Bellator 286: Pitbull vs. Borics live stream, results, highlights

Patricio Pitbull when he fought AJ McKee at Bellator 263. | Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

Bellator 286 goes live tonight from the Long Beach …read more

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Bellator 286: Freire vs. Borics Results & Highlights

Bellator 286 is one of the most anticipated Bellator cards of the year as featherweight champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire returns against Adam Borics, and MMA News is here to bring …read more

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Bellator 286 ‘Pitbull vs. Borics’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live Bellator 286 coverage will begin Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. …read more

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Spike Carlyle believes AJ McKee is an ‘extremely favorable match-up’ for him heading into Bellator 286

Coming into 2022 on a four-fight winning streak, lightweight Spike Carlyle was able to keep his momentum going when he faced off against Koji Takeda at RIZIN 35 this past …read more

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Bellator 286 Results: Pitbull vs. Borics

Patricio Pitbull defends his featherweight title against Adam Borics at Bellator 286. | Esther Lin

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Photos: Patricky Freire vs. 'Liver King' vs. Paulo Costa liver eating contest

Bellator 286 fight week festivities surprisingly featured a liver eating contest Friday between UFC middleweight Paulo Costa, Bellator lightweight Patricky Freire, and viral social media influencer “Liver King.” (Photos via …read more

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Bellator 278 ceremonial weigh-in faceoffs highlights and photo gallery

LOS ANGELES – UFC 278 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins took place Friday, and the fighters came face-to-face one final time before Saturday’s event.
The weigh-ins took place at the Bellator host hotel. …read more

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Bellator 286 ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs: Best photos

Check out the best photos from the Bellator 286 ceremonial weigh-ins and faceoffs, which also featured a liver eating contest between UFC middleweight Paulo Costa, Bellator lightweight Patricky Freire, and …read more

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Video | Paulo Costa, Patricky Pitbull and social media star Liver King have eating contest at Bellator 286 weigh-ins

Liver King reigned supreme at the Bellator 286 weigh-ins earlier today. The social media star has seen a massive uptick in popularity over the last year. Liver King, real name …read more

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Bellator 286: Pitbull vs. Borics Weigh-in Results and Video

Today’s weigh-ins are in the books for this weekend’s Belllator 286: Pitbull vs. Borics event, which takes place tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif.

Bellator 286 Weigh-in Video

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Spike Carlyle sounds off on the CSAC after missing weight for Bellator 286: “This isn’t right. I’ve never missed weight in my life.”

Bellator lightweight contender Spike Carlyle missed weight earlier today, and he wasn’t happy. ‘The Alpha Ginger’ is currently riding a five-fight winning streak, last defeating Koji Takeda in April. The …read more

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Video: Paulo Costa and Liver King collide in disgusting raw liver eating contest

Esther Lin

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Viral star Liver King challenged UFC middleweight Paulo Costa and Bellator lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull to an eating contest …read more

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Bellator 286's Juan Archuleta staying ready for possible return as grand prix alternate

LOS ANGELES – Juan Archuleta is happy to stick to bantamweight just in case there’s another opportunity at the grand prix.
Archuleta (25-4 MMA, 7-3 BMMA) meets Enrique Barzola (18-6-2 MMA, 2-1 …read more

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Bellator 286 predictions: Two unanimous picks – but is Patricio Freire one of them?

Freire
vs.
Borics
Carlyle
vs.
McKee
Kennedy
vs.
Pico
Archuleta
vs.
Barzola

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
154-93

Freire
(60%)

McKee
(84%)

Pico
(81%)

Archuleta
(63%)

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
165-87
2018 Champion

Freire

McKee

Pico

Barzola

Abbey Subhan
@kammakaze
161-91

Freire

McKee

Pico

Barzola

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohn
159-93
2014 Champion

Freire

McKee

Pico

Archuleta

Matthew Wells
@MrMWells
157-95

Freire

McKee

Pico

Archuleta

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
156-96

Freire

McKee

Pico

Archuleta

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
155-97

Freire

McKee

Pico

Archuleta

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
155-97

Freire

McKee

Pico

Archuleta

Nolan King
@mma_kings
148-104

Freire

McKee

Pico

Archuleta

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
147-105
2017 Champion

Freire

McKee

Pico

Archuleta

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
138-114

Freire

McKee

Kennedy

Archuleta

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
123-128

Freire

McKee

Pico

Barzola

Bellator has touched down in Southern California this week, …read more

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Spike Carlyle heated with commission after missing weight for Bellator 286: ‘This is not fair’

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Spike Carlyle wasn’t happy with Bellator 286’s official weigh-ins.
The 29-year-old lightweight missed weight by 0.6 pounds on Friday, tipping the scales at 156.6 …read more

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Bellator 286 video: Spike Carlyle heated after missing weight

LOS ANGELES – Spike Carlyle wasn’t happy with how things went down at Friday’s weigh-ins.
“The Alpha Ginger” missed weight by 0.6 pounds for what was supposed to be a lightweight …read more

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Bellator 286 weigh-in video LIVE now

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MMA Fighting has Bellator 286 weigh-in video for Saturday’s event at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif.
In the main event, champ …read more

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UFC Vegas 61 and Bellator 286 Gambling Preview: Finding value in live underdogs in the MMA doubleheader this weekend

Mackenzie Dern | Photo by Cooper Neill/Zuffa LLC

After a week without a UFC event, the MMA gods have smiled upon us, delivering a bevy …read more

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Bellator 286 main card weigh-in highlights: A.J. McKee on point for lightweight debut

LOS ANGELES – A.J. McKee is officially a lightweight for the first time in his career.
McKee (18-1 MMA, 18-1 BMMA), a former Bellator featherweight champion, will move up a division …read more

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Bellator 286 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Official; 2 Fighters Miss Weight

The Bellator MMA featherweight championship is on the line in the main event of Bellator 286. …read more

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Bellator 286 weigh-in video: Champ Patricio Freire, challenger Adam Borics set for title clash

LOS ANGELES – Bellator 286 has a title fight locked in at the top of the bill after Patricio Freire and Adam Borics made weight.
Freire (33-5 MMA, 21-5 BMMA) will …read more

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Bellator 286 breakdown: Is a title in the cards for Adam Borics vs. Patricio Freire?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the Bellator’s top bouts. Today, we look at the main event for Bellator 286.
Bellator 286 takes place Saturday at Long Beach Arena in …read more

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Patricky Freire says Usman Nurmagomedov doesn't deserve Bellator title fight: 'He fought against nobody'

LOS ANGELES – Patricky Freire thinks Usman Nurmagomedov’s last name has everything to do with him getting a title shot.
Lightweight champion Freire (23-10 MMA, 14-8 BMMA) will make his first …read more

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Spike Carlyle plots Bellator 286 upset of A.J. McKee to enter lightweight title picture

LOS ANGELES – When Spike Carlyle first found out about fighting A.J. McKee, he was surprised. But now, with Bellator 286 almost upon him, “The Alpha Ginger” believes the matchup …read more

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A.J. McKee would love the opportunity to fight Nate Diaz in Bellator: “He can get a Long Beach slap”

AJ McKee has given his thoughts on the idea of possibly meeting free agent Nate Diaz inside the Bellator cage. Ever since his submission win over Tony Ferguson at UFC …read more

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A.J. McKee says Nate Diaz 'can get Long Beach slapped,' welcomes fight in Bellator

LOS ANGELES –A.J. McKee and Nate Diaz could’ve come to blows one time in a hotel ballroom, so perhaps it makes sense to settle things inside the cage at some …read more

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Bellator's big fight season: Can Pitbull retain? Will McKee shine at 155? Anderson the P4P at 205?

With Pitbull, Anderson and AJ McKee all in action this fall, Bellator has the momentum to close out 2022 in a big way. …read more

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Undefeated Sumiko Inaba trusting the process laid out by Scott Coker and Bellator

LOS ANGELES – Sumiko Inaba doesn’t pick her fights. She simply fights in them.
At Bellator 286, that’ll be no different when Inaba (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) steps into the cage …read more

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Bellator 286 weigh-in results (noon ET)

LOS ANGELES – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official Bellator 286 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).
The weigh-ins take place at the …read more

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Bellator 286 predictions, preview | Henderson vs. Queally

Bellator MMA returns for its second event in two weeks as Bellator 286 is ready to take place tomorrow night (Sat., Oct. 1, 2022) in Long Beach, California featuring a …read more

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A.J. McKee: Patricio Freire and I 'need to settle this,' but Bellator 286 is 'Spike Carlyle's night'

LOS ANGELES – A.J. McKee and Patricio Freire are not fighting each other this week, but they ran into each other during Bellator 286 media day despite the promotion’s best …read more

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Adam Borics thinks Patricio 'Pitbull' near end of career, envisions bringing belt home to Hungary

LOS ANGELES – Adam Borics finally has his face on a poster, his image placed across from Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.
At Bellator 286, Borics (18-1 MMA, 9-1 BMMA) …read more

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Video: Champ Patricio Freire, Adam Borics get face to face ahead of Bellator 286

LOS ANGELES – Ahead of Saturday’s featherweight title fight, the champ and challenger got face to face Thursday.
Titleholder Patricio Freire (33-5 MMA, 21-5 BMMA) squared off with challenger Adam Borics …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3298: Juan Archuleta joins the show, Kevin Holland retirement, more

Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.
On Episode 3,298, the fellas welcome guest Juan Archuleta who competes at Bellator 286 against Enrique Barzola. They …read more

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Lance Gibson Jr. ‘well-prepared mentally and physically’ for Bellator 286

Entering his bout this past April with Nianoa Dung at Bellator 279, Lance Gibson Jr. had built quite a start for himself during his career with four wins in a …read more

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Eddie Alvarez reveals why he left ONE Championship

Former UFC and Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez revealed why he left ONE Championship | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Former …read more

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Bellator’s Lightweight World Grand Prix Kicks Off In 2023

Bellator MMA President, Scott Coker, has announced plans for the promotion to begin its next Grand Prix tournament, and it will take place in the stacked Lightweight division beginning in …read more

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Best bets and expert picks for UFC Fight Night and Bellator 286

There’s plenty of MMA action on Saturday night. Which fights at Bellator and the UFC offer the most betting value? …read more

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Eddie Alvarez reveals he’s open to UFC or Bellator return after leaving ONE Championship: “Keep my options open”

Lightweight star Eddie Alvarez is open to anything next. ‘The Underground King’ has been out of action since his decision loss to Ok Rae Yoon at ONE on TNT 4 …read more

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Eddie Alvarez explains decision to part ways with ONE Championship, open to UFC or Bellator return

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Eddie Alvarez was happy with his decision to sign with ONE Championship, but as his contract — and career — winds …read more

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Scott Coker announces Bellator lightweight Grand Prix for 2023: “It’s going to be amazing”

Scott Coker has announced that Bellator has some big plans for 2023. Last weekend, Bellator lightweight stars Benson Henderson and Peter Queally faced off in Dublin. The former UFC champion …read more

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Former UFC champ Eddie Alvarez sheds light on recent free agency plunge, next move: 'Everyone is reaching out'

The news of his free agency is fresh, but Eddie Alvarez already senses a large amount of interest from possible suitors.
A former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion, Alvarez (30-8) recently …read more

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Enrique Barzola out to 'kill' Juan Archuleta at Bellator 286: 'I need to make the most of this opportunity'

Despite a recent setback, Enrique Barzola’s championship dreams in Bellator remain strong.
The winner of season two of “The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America” is still gunning for the Bellator bantamweight title …read more

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VIDEO: Aaron Pico's knockouts look incredibly more brutal in super slow-mo

Aaron Pico was a super prospect who signed with Bellator before his 18th birthday, expected to set the MMA world ablaze. And while his professional career got off to a …read more

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Coker not sure if Danis will fight again: ‘Sometimes, I don’t hear from him for months’

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Bellator fighter Dillon Danis appears to be missing in action. Bellator CEO Scott …read more

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Bellator champion Johnny Eblen discusses a potential fight with Yoel Romero: “I don’t know if that dude’s all natural”

Bellator middleweight champion Johnny Eblen has given his thoughts on a potential fight against Yoel Romero in the future. This past weekend at Bellator 285 in Dublin, Yoel Romero was …read more

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Scott Coker unsure if Dillon Danis will fight in Bellator again: “Dillon is a kid we had a lot of high hopes for”

Scott Coker doesn’t know if Dillon Danis will fight in Bellator again. Danis was a high-profile signing for Bellator as he was highly known for his work in jiu-jitsu as …read more

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Scott Coker is unsure if Dillon Danis will fight again: ‘We had a lot of high hopes’

We may have seen the last of Dillon Danis in the Bellator cage and never even known it at the time.

According to Bellator president Scott Coker, Danis’ future is …read more

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Fighter vs. Writer: Aaron Pico finally ready to become champion; Max Rohskopf details return after being ‘done’ with MMA

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On the latest episode of The Fighter vs. The Writer, Bellator 286 fighters Aaron Pico and Max Rohskopf join the show.
Once touted as …read more

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Islam Makhachev Strikes Back After Chandler’s Critical Comments

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has hit back at Michael Chandler for recent comments the former Bellator champion made about his recent wins. Makhachev will face Charles Oliveira for the …read more

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Bellator 286 pre-event facts: Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire holds all key records

Bellator returns for the second consecutive week on Saturday with Bellator 286, which takes place at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, Calif.
A featherweight championship bout is featured in the …read more

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Bellator champ Johnny Eblen welcomes Yoel Romero but concerned he 'can't make weight'

Johnny Eblen needs assurances he won’t be duped out of a title defense before he agrees to put Bellator middleweight gold on the line against Yoel Romero.
Romero (15-6 MMA, 2-1 …read more

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Bellator announces return to Dublin on Feb. 24; Scott Coker promises 'amazing fight card'

Bellator has its first event date for 2023.
Before leaving Dublin from this past Saturday’s Bellator 285 card, which the promotion claims to have set an attendance record, it announced a …read more

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