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Kyoji Horiguchi gets immediate title shot in return to Bellator, challenges Sergio Pettis

RIZIN bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi is set to attempt to reclaim the title he never lost. Bellator announced on Wednesday that their newest Bellator 135-pound champion in Sergio Pettis has …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko Bashes Dana White, ‘He Has No Respect For Fighters’

Fedor Emelianenko is getting ready to get back in the Bellator cage, but first has some words for Dana White.

The Russian heavyweight will most likely go down in history as …read more

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Posted on October 21, 2021, 1:16 am By
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Sergio Pettis vs. Kyoji Horiguchi title fight set for Bellator 272

Sergio Pettis in the cage as he defeated Alfred Khashakyan in their bantamweight fight at The Forum on January 25, 2020 in Inglewood, California. Pettis won by TKO. | Photo …read more

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Sergio Pettis Defends BW Title Against Kyoji Horiguchi At Bellator 272

Sergio Pettis has his first Bellator bantamweight title defense set.

Pettis will face former Bellator and RIZIN bantamweight champion, Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 272 on December 3. Bellator announced the fight …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko says there is ‘a chance’ that Bellator 269 will be last fight

Fedor Emelianenko | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Fedor Emelianenko has been around the MMA game long enough to not make any guarantees.
“The Last Emperor” appeared …read more

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Pettis to defend Bellator title against Horiguchi

In a marquee matchup at 135 pounds, Sergio Pettis will defend his Bellator title in the weight class against former champion Kyoji Horiguchi on Dec. 3 at Mohegan Sun in …read more

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Pettis vs Horiguchi Title Fight Set For Bellator 272

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A highly-intriguing bantamweight title fight has been booked for the upcoming Bellator 272 event on Dec. 3, 2021, as CBS Sports confirmed that …read more

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Sergio Pettis set to defend title vs. Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator 272

The Bellator bantamweight title will be on the line this December.
At Bellator 272, champion Sergio Pettis will defend his strap against former Bellator and RIZIN champion Kyoji Horiguchi. The event …read more

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Sergio Pettis defends bantamweight title against Kyoji Horiguchi at Bellator event on Dec. 3

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Sergio Pettis will put his Bellator bantamweight title on the line for the first time when he faces off with former champion Kyoji …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko blasts UFC president Dana White: “He has no respect towards fighters”

MMA legend and current Bellator heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko blasted UFC president Dana White, saying “he has no respect towards fighters.” Emelianenko is one of the greatest MMA fighters of all …read more

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Bellator 269 pre-event facts: Can Fedor Emelianenko add another KO to resume?

Bellator breaks into Russian territory for the first time Saturday with Bellator 269, which takes place at VTB Arena in Moscow with a main card that airs on Showtime following …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Oct. 19: Can Vadim Nemkov or Corey Anderson ascend to No. 1?

After turning in another scintillating performance under the Bellator banner, Corey Anderson finds himself in some very rarified air.
Anderson (16-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) needed just 51 seconds to put away …read more

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Bellator 268's Mukhamed Berkhamov wants quick turnaround after two-year layoff

PHOENIX – Mukhamed Berkhamov extended his winning streak to 12 after over two years on the sidelines.
Berkhamov (15-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) returned to action for the first time since August …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko explains why fighting Tim Johnson over Junior dos Santos was the ‘obvious choice’

Fedor Emelianenko is set for his return fight in Russia as he will headline Bellator 269 against Tim Johnson. When Bellator announced Emelianenko would be fighting at home for the …read more

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Tim Johnson brushes off the aura of Fedor Emelianenko, plans to play spoiler at Bellator 269

Tim Johnson won’t be rattled by the aura of the legendary Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 269.
Johnson (15-7 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) is positioned as the spoiler going into Saturday’s event as …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko explains why Tim Johnson was 'the obvious choice' for Bellator 269 return

A lot was made about who Fedor Emelianenko would fight for the first leg of his retirement tour – and when Tim Johnson’s name surfaced as the chosen one to …read more

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Austin Vanderford hopes to ‘main, co-main’ event with wife Paige VanZant in 2022

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Austin Vanderford could have himself a memorable 2022 if all goes according to plan.
The undefeated Bellator middleweight is expected …read more

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The Mookie & Crookie Show 142: McGregor, Jones, UFC Vegas, Bellator

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Episode 142 discussion: Conor McGregor allegedly punched Italian DJ, Jon Jones’ latest Twitter controversy, UFC Vegas 40 and Bellator 268 recaps Welcome …read more

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Bellator 269: Fedor Emelianenko vs. Tim Johnson photo shoots in Moscow

Check out dozens of official photo shoot images of Bellator 269 headliners Fedor Emelianenko and Tim Johnson ahead of their fight in Moscow. (Photos courtesy of Bellator.) …read more

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Heavyweights Steve Mowry, Rakim Cleveland set for Bellator 271 showdown

A heavyweight fight is the latest addition to Bellator 271.
Rising big man Steve Mowry is set to return against promotional newcomer Rakim Cleveland on the main card of the Nov. …read more

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Bellator 268 winner Lance Gibson Jr. hopes to enter rankings after TKO win over Raymond Pina

PHOENIX – Lance Gibson Jr. thinks he’s done enough to earn a spot in the rankings.
Gibson (5-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) remained unbeaten when he scored a second-round TKO of Raymond …read more

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Bellator 268 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms.
Fighters …read more

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Posted on October 19, 2021, 3:16 pm By
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MMA Junkie Radio #3201: Guest Julia Budd, UFC and Bellator recaps, Conor and more

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here.
On Episode 3,201, the fellas welcome guest Julia Budd. The former Bellator women’s featherweight champion has moved …read more

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Dillon Danis gives account of recent arrest, says bouncer who choked him impersonated a police officer

Dillon Danis was recently arrested for an altercation that occurred outside a bar in Seaside Heights, N.J., but the Bellator fighter explains his side of the story about that night …read more

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Victorious in move back to featherweight, Bellator 268 winner Henry Corrales unsure what went wrong at 135

PHOENIX – Henry Corrales is back in the win column at his original home.
Corrales (19-6 MMA, 7-6 BMMA), who moved back up to 145 pounds after a failed one-fight stint …read more

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Corey Anderson fires back at Jan Blachowicz, reminds him that “I left you looking like elephant man”

Corey Anderson fired back at UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz, reminding him that “I left you looking like elephant man.” Anderson knocked out Ryan Bader at Bellator 268 this …read more

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Ryan Bader issues first statement after quick Bellator 268 loss: 'The game we play'

Ryan Bader has broken his silence.
On Monday, Bader (28-7 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) released a brief statement on his Instagram page, the first since his 51-second TKO loss to Corey Anderson …read more

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Former UFC fighter, 52-fight veteran Brian Gassaway dead at 49

Former UFC fighter Brian Gassaway has died at 49.
A veteran of 52 professional fights, Gassaway competed around the world for various notable promotions also including WEC, Bellator, King of the …read more

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Former Foes Jan Blachowicz, Corey Anderson Trade Barbs on Social Media

The ongoing Bellator light heavyweight grand prix has reignited the debate regarding the best light heavyweight in the sport, and there are more than a few in the MMA community …read more

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Ryan Bader issues statement following knockout loss to Corey Anderson at Bellator 268

Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader issued a statement following his knockout loss to Corey Anderson at Bellator 268. Bader suffered a first-round knockout loss when he was caught …read more

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Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Oct. 11-17)

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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Brent Primus calls Bellator's vacant lightweight title booking 'more of a politics thing,' will be ready to fill in

Former Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus rebounded from a loss in his prior fight to defeat ex-UFC champ Benson Henderson by unanimous decision Saturday at Bellator 268 from Footprint Center …read more

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Corey Anderson reacts after knocking out Ryan Bader at Bellator 268

Former UFC light heavyweight contender and current Bellator standout Corey Anderson reacted after knocking out Ryan Bader at Bellator 268. Anderson knocked Bader out on Saturday night in the semifinals …read more

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Out With The Grand Prix, On To A Title Fight

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Another weekend of fisticuffs has come and gone with both Bellator 268 and UFC Vegas 40 going down last weekend (Sat., Oct. 16, …read more

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Jaylon Bates breaks down slick armbar, excited to continue work with McKees after Bellator 268

PHOENIX – Bantamweight prospect Jaylon Bates remained undefeated Saturday at Bellator 268 after a first-round submission win over Raphael Montini at Footprint Center.
Bates (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) said after that …read more

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Vadim Nemkov surprised by Corey Anderson's 50-second TKO win over Ryan Bader

PHOENIX – Vadim Nemkov didn’t think Corey Anderson would be walking away with a first-round stoppage at Bellator 268.
The Bellator light heavyweight champion was surprised to see Anderson put away …read more

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Coker After Bellator 268: “I Didn’t Even Know UFC Had A Card Tonight”

Scott Coker likes to stay in his own lane, and not focus on his competition.

This weekend saw the UFC go head to head with Bellator, with Aspen Ladd vs Norma …read more

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Bellator champ Vadim Nemkov doesn’t see Corey Anderson ‘presenting any potential problems’

PHOENIX – Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov reacted to his Bellator 268 win over Julius Anglickas and his upcoming light heavyweight grand prix final against Corey Anderson.
…read more

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Corey Anderson reacts to TKO of Ryan Bader, breaks down ‘hot pocket’ Vadim Nemkov

PHOENIX – Bellator light heavyweight grand prix finalist Corey Anderson reacted to his first-round stoppage of heavyweight champ Ryan Bader at Bellator 268 and his upcoming Bellator light heavyweight grand …read more

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Bellator 268 post-event facts: Sumiko Inaba already making her mark

Bellator 268 took place Saturday with a 12-fight card from the Footprint Center in Phoenix.
The light heavyweight grand prix finals were determined at the top of the card. Vadim Nemkov …read more

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Bellator Grand Prix: The Million Dollar Fight (Pic)

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After the dust settled from the great night of fights at Bellator 268 last night (Sat., Oct. 16, 2021), the finale of the …read more

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Sumiko Inaba elated after Bellator 268 submission win: 'That was great'

PHOENIX – The moment Sumiko Inaba secured a submission win Saturday at Bellator 268, she got up off the mat and yelled at the top of her lungs while pounding …read more

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Scott Coker calls Bellator 205lbs Grand Prix winner the best light heavyweight in MMA

Bellator president Scott Coker called the Bellator 205lbs Grand Prix winner the best light heavyweight fighter in MMA. On Saturday night at Bellator 268, Vadim Nemkov submitted Julius Anglickas and …read more

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Corey Anderson makes his case for world's best after Bellator 268: ‘I already know’

PHOENIX – Corey Anderson doesn’t need to fight Vadim Nemkov to feel like the best fighter in the world.
At Bellator 268, Anderson (16-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) ran through fellow former …read more

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Highlights! Nemkov Survives Early Scare, Punches Ticket To Grand Prix Finale

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It wasn’t easy by any means, but Vadim Nemkov walked away from Bellator 268 with his light heavyweight title and a spot in …read more

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Vadim Nemkov def. Julius Anglickas at Bellator 268: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Vadim Nemkov’s submission victory over Julius Anglickas to retain the light heavyweight title at Bellator 268 at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. (Photos courtesy of …read more

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Bellator 268: Nemkov vs. Anglickas Results & Highlights

Bellator 268 has wrapped up, and we’ve got your results and highlights for you right here!

Bellator 268 took place tonight from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The World Light-heavyweight …read more

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Nemkov defends title in Bellator 268 main event

Vadim Nemkov successfully defended his championship with a fourth-round submission of Julius Anglickas in the main event of Bellator 268 in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday night. …read more

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Bellator 268 results and highlights: Nemkov, Anderson secure spots in Grand Prix final 

Vadim Nemkov remains the Bellator light heavyweight champion after submitting Julius Anglickas. | Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA

Check out the results and highlights from Bellator 268 …read more

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Bellator 268 results: Vadim Nemkov demolishes Julius Anglickas to defend title, meets Corey Anderson in tourney final

Vadim Nemkov’s reign of dominance in Bellator continues.
The reigning Bellator light heavyweight champion demolished replacement challenger Julius Anglickas to successfully defend his belt with a fourth-round kimura submission Saturday night …read more

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Highlights! Nemkov Survives Early Scare, Punches Ticket To Grand Prix Finale

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It wasn’t easy by any means, but Vadim Nemkov walked away from Bellator 268 with his light heavyweight title and a spot in …read more

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Bellator 268 results: Vadim Nemkov taps Julius Anglickas, punches ticket to grand prix final

PHOENIX – Vadim Nemkov is still the light heavyweight champion.
At Bellator 268, Nemkov (14-2 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) defeated tournament alternate Julius Anglickas (10-2 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) via submission (kimura) at …read more

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Nemkov Overwhelms Anglickas, Anderson Wallops Bader at Bellator 268

Julius Anglickas had one brief glimmer of hope against Vadim Nemkov, but it was only fleeting. …read more

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Vadim Nemkov vs. Julius Anglickus full fight video highlights

Watch Vadim Nemkov vs. Julius Anglickus full fight video highlights from their light heavyweight main-event showdown at Bellator 268, courtesy of Bellator.
Nemkov vs. Anglickus took place Oct. 16 at the …read more

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Bellator 268: Twitter reacts to Nemkov and Anderson’s stoppage wins

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Corey Anderson and Vadim Nemkov scored big wins at Bellator 268. On Twitter, fighters and media reacted to the bouts. Firstly, Corey …read more

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Pros react after Corey Anderson TKO’s Ryan Bader at Bellator 268

Tonight’s Bellator 268 event was co-headlined by a light heavyweight grand prix semifinal bout which pits Corey Anderson up against Ryan Bader. Bader (28-7 MMA) had advanced to the tournament …read more

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Bellator 268 results: Corey Anderson blasts Ryan Bader in quick TKO win, advances to grand prix final

PHOENIX – Corey Anderson punched his ticket to the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix final.
The Bellator light heavyweight contender ran through Ryan Bader in the semifinal of the tournament, which …read more

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Bellator 268 results: Brent Primus spoils Benson Henderson homecoming, calls for title opportunity

PHOENIX – Brent Primus played the role of spoiler Saturday when he defeated beloved Arizonian fighter Benson Henderson at Bellator 268.
A former Bellator champion, Primus (11-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) defeated …read more

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Bellator 268 Results: Corey Anderson stops Ryan Bader in Round 1 (Video)

Tonight’s Bellator 268 event is co-headlined by a light heavyweight grand prix semifinal bout which pits Corey Anderson up against Ryan Bader. Bader (28-6 MMA) advanced to the tournament semifinals …read more

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Bellator 268: Best photos from Phoenix

Check out these photos from Bellator 268, which took place at the Footprint Center in Phoenix. (Photos courtesy of Bellator MMA) (Gallery will update throughout the event.) …read more

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Bellator 268 video: Jaylon Bates rips for nasty joint-wrenching armbar in quick submission win

PHOENIX – A.J. McKee protege Jaylon Bates is starting to look a whole lot like his friend and new mentor.
At Bellator 268, Bates (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) continued his winning …read more

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Bellator 268: ‘Nemkov vs Anglickas’ Live Results and Highlights

MMA action returns to Phoenix this evening for Bellator 268, a thirteen-bout fight card headlined by Vadim Nemkov vs. Julius Anglickas. Nemkov (14-2 MMA) will be looking to earn his …read more

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Bellator 268 video: Benson Henderson’s wife, Maria Henderson, submits opponent in 40 seconds

Maria Henderson made quick work of her opponent at Bellator 268 in advance of her husband Benson Henderson’s meeting with Brent Primus.
In the first fight of the night, Maria …read more

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Bellator 268: Nemkov vs. Anglickas live stream and play-by-play

Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov and challenger Julius Anglickas at the Bellator 268 weigh-ins. | Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA is in Phoenix, Arizona …read more

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Anthony Johnson provides health update after being forced out of Bellator 268 with a serious illness

Veteran MMA fighter Anthony Johnson has provided a health update after being forced out of tonight’s Bellator 268 event due to a serious illness. Four weeks ago ‘Rumble’ took to …read more

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Bellator 268 live stream online

Lucas Noonan, Bellator MMA

Watch the Bellator 268 live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card on at 6:55 p.m. ET on Friday. …read more

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Brent Primus: ‘I’m going to try to knock Benson Henderson out’ at Bellator 268

Looking back on his split-decision loss to Islam Mamedov at Bellator 263 this past July, lightweight Brent Primus cannot fathom how he came out on the losing end of the …read more

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Bellator 268: Nemkov vs Anglickas preview, weigh-in results

You know it’s pretty. Just look at it. | Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

A title defense during a tournament? Yes, that’s a good …read more

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Video: Vadim Nemkov still hopes to add Anthony Johnson to resume

PHOENIX — Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov spoke with reporters following the Bellator 268 ceremonial weigh-ins to preview his title defense against Julius Anglickas this Saturday, the other light …read more

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Bellator 268 predictions

Lucas Noonan, Bellator MMA

The light heavyweight grand prix semi-finals look a little different than Bellator was expecting.
One of Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero were …read more

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Bellator 268 live and official results (7 p.m. ET)

Bellator 268 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 takes place at …read more

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Bellator 268 discussion thread

PHOENIX – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Saturday’s Bellator 268 event at Footprint Center in Phoenix, which kicks off at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). You can …read more

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Bellator 268 Takes Place Live Tonight On Showtime

Bellator 268 takes place live tonight from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The World Light-heavyweight Grand Prix continues and if the fights in that tournament aren’t intriguing to you, …read more

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Bellator 268 Results: Nemkov vs. Anglickas

Vadim Nemkov and Julius Anglickas | Lucas Noonan, Bellator MMA

MMA Fighting has Bellator 268 results for the Nemkov vs. Anglickas fight card Saturday night …read more

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Bellator 268 ‘Nemkov vs. Anglickas’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live Bellator 268 coverage kicks off at 7 p.m. ET. …read more

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UFC Vegas 40 & Bellator 268 preview show: Is Bader vs. Anderson biggest fight of the weekend?

Aspen Ladd faces Norma Dumont in the featherweight main event of UFC Vegas 40, while the finalists for the light heavyweight grand prix will be determined when champ Vadim Nemkov …read more

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Bellator 268 faceoff video highlights: Grand prix semifinalists get final chance to size up

PHOENIX – The table is set for Saturday’s Bellator 268 event after the conclusion of ceremonial weigh-ins.
Hours after the athletes officially weighed in on Friday morning, the ceremonial session took …read more

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Living Substance Free: ‘I Was Around Some Bad Examples’

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Benson Henderson, a former UFC champion and Bellator fighter, reveals why he has never …read more

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Face Off! Nemkov Eyes Anglickas, Bader Stares Down Anderson!

Bellator MMA staged its weigh-in show earlier today (Fri., Oct. 15, 2021) ahead of Bellator 268, which goes down tomorrow night (Oct. 16) live from inside Footprint Center in Phoenix, …read more

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UFC Vegas 40 and Bellator 268 staff picks and predictions

Aspen Ladd following her December 2019 win over Yana Kunitskaya. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Check out the Bloody Elbow staff’s …read more

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Bellator 268 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Official; 1 Fighter Heavy

Both Bellator MMA light heavyweight world grand prix semifinals are now official. …read more

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Bellator 268 predictions: Are we picking Vadim Nemkov to retain his title?

Nemkov
vs.
Anglickas
Bader
vs.
Anderson
Henderson
vs.
Primus
Corrales
vs.
Parubchenko

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2021: 161-94

Nemkov
(81%)

Bader
(64%)

Primus
(55%)

Corrales
(53%)

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2021: 166-89

Nemkov

Anderson

Primus

Parubchenko

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2021: 163-92

Nemkov

Bader

Henderson

Parubchenko

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2021: 159-96

Nemkov

Anderson

Henderson

Parubchenko

Matt Erickson
@MMAjunkieMatt
2021: 157-98

Nemkov

Bader

Henderson

Parubchenko

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2021: 155-100
2020 Champion

Nemkov

Anderson

Henderson

Parubchenko

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2021: 155-100
2014 Champion

Nemkov

Bader

Primus

Parubchenko

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2021: 155-100
2018 Champion

Nemkov

Bader

Primus

Corrales

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2021: 150-105
2017 Champion

Nemkov

Anderson

Henderson

Parubchenko

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2021: …read more

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Video: Has Bellator's light heavyweight grand prix lived up to expectations?

Bellator’s light heavyweight grand prix has been an interesting tournament thus far.
On Saturday at Bellator 268, the semifinals will take place as champion Vadim Nemkov faces Julius Anglickas and Ryan …read more

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Bellator 268 breakdown: Can Corey Anderson's output overwhelm Ryan Bader?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the Bellator’s top bouts. Today, we look at the co-main event for Bellator 268.
Bellator 268 takes place Saturday at Footprint Center in Phoenix. …read more

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LIVE! Watch Bellator 268 Ceremonial Weigh Ins

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The place is here, Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, and the time is now. The weigh ins for Bellator 268: “Nemkov vs Anglickas” event …read more

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Junior Dos Santos not ruling out pro wrestling as next chapter of his career: 'Why not?'

Junior Dos Santos thought about boxing, Bellator, PFL and bare-knuckle boxing, but ended up in the pro wrestling ring – and he loves it.
After making an appearance on All Elite …read more

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Bellator 268 weigh-in results (noon ET)

PHOENIX – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s official Bellator 268 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT).
The weigh-ins take place at the Bellator …read more

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Ryan Bader has been pushing for using ‘The Master’ nickname to no avail

Ryan Bader is known as “Darth” when entering the cage. However, the current Bellator heavyweight champ has hoped to use another nickname. Bader is 13-2 (1 no contest) in his …read more

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Lance Gibson Jr.: Bellator 268 fight will 'show why I'm going to be world champion'

PHOENIX – Lance Gibson Jr. intends to extend the championship success of his family under the Bellator banner.
Gibson Jr. is the stepson of former Bellator women’s featherweight champion Julia Budd, who …read more

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Julius Anglickas thriving as alternate, underdog ahead of Bellator 268: 'The pressure is off'

PHOENIX – Julius Anglickas knows by most people’s standards he’s not supposed to win Saturday at Bellator 268 and that makes him feel a sense of comfort.
One of the Bellator …read more

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Bellator 268 family outing wasn't Maria and Benson Henderson's idea, but the couple couldn't turn down the chance

PHOENIX – Benson Henderson and Maria Henderson are on the verge of competing on the same card for the first time.
The married couple have been training together for years at …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Talking about practice? Ryan Bader says Corey Anderson broke unwritten rule ahead of Bellator 268

PHOENIX – Ryan Bader doesn’t understand why Corey Anderson went public with alleged training success.
A believer in the often discussed rule of “what happens in sparring stays in the training …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Julia Budd admits it would be a bummer to miss out on a Kayla Harrison fight

Julia Budd is making the move to the PFL after a championship run with Bellator. The first and former women’s featherweight champion in Bellator history suffered a single defeat in …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

Hawaiian prospect Sumiko Inaba promises 'fireworks' at Bellator 268

PHOENIX – Sumiko Inaba is ready to add more steam to her status as a women’s flyweight prospect with another win at Bellator 268.
After putting together back-to-back wins to start her …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

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Video: Married couple Benson and Maria Henderson react to first fight week together on same card

PHOENIX — Married couple and Bellator fighters Benson and Maria Henderson talk about their upcoming fights at Bellator 268, what a couples’ rematch with Gilbert and Keri Melendez would be …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Between the Links: Edwards vs. Masvidal, Pena’s release, Jon Jones’ latest, UFC Vegas 40 vs. Bellator 268

Between the Links returns ahead of an MMA doubleheader this weekend, featuring two of the biggest promotions in the sport.
Host Mike Heck is joined by MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

'It's a damn joke': Brent Primus rips Bellator's booking of 'Pitbull' vs. Queally for vacant lightweight title

PHOENIX – Brent Primus is looking forward to the challenge of facing Benson Henderson, but that isn’t the only thing on his mind this week.
Primus (10-2 MMA, 8-2 BMMA) will …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Aaron Pico to Face Justin Gonzales at Bellator 271 on Nov. 12

So far, all four announced matchups for Bellator 271 feature top-ranked Bellator MMA fighters. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

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Aaron Pico to fight undefeated Justin Gonzales at Bellator 271

If Aaron Pico’s good times are to continue in Bellator, he’ll have to hand his next opponent his first loss.
Pico, who’s riding a four-fight winning streak, is set to meet …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Aaron Pico vs. Justin Gonzales added to Bellator 271

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Aaron Pico will get another fight before the end of the year.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

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