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He's rolling, yeah! Bellator brings on former UFC staffer Burt Watson as site coordinator

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – While he never fully stepped away from the combat sports scene, Burt Watson is rolling full force for a major MMA promotion once again.
Bellator has added Watson …read more

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Raufeon Stots simply plans to be better than Bellator 258 opponent

After having to sit on the sidelines throughout the first half of 2020, bantamweight Raufeon Stots was able to close out his year in strong fashion with back-to-back wins for …read more

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Bellator 258 virtual media day video live now

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At the Bellator 258 virtual media day, the top fighters at Friday’s event will speak to the media on Wednesday afternoon, …read more

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Video: Who will shine brightest at Bellator 258?

Bellator 258 took a late hit with the loss of Yoel Romero, who wasn’t medically cleared for his highly anticipated fight against Anthony Johnson, but the lineup is still littered …read more

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MMA Junkie's 'Fight of the Month' for April: A banger in Bellator

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best fights from April 2021: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner …read more

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Posted on May 5, 2021, 3:46 am By
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Anthony Johnson believes new Bellator 258 opponent Jose Augusto is “more dangerous” than Yoel Romero

Anthony Johnson was supposed to fight Yoel Romero in the quarterfinals of the light heavyweight grand prix on Friday but that is no longer the case. Last week, it was …read more

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Anthony Johnson: New Opponent Jose Augusto More Dangerous Than Romero

After his scheduled bout with Yoel Romero fizzled, former title challenger Anthony Johnson believes it won’t get any easier when he faces Jose Augusto at Bellator 258. The former UFC …read more

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Anthony Johnson: New Opponent Jose Augusto More Dangerous Than Romero

After his scheduled bout with Yoel Romero fizzled, former title challenger Anthony Johnson believes it won’t get any easier when he faces Jose Augusto at Bellator 258. The former UFC …read more

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Patricio Freire: ‘Gugu’ Azevedo is a Better Striker Than Anthony Johnson

Three weeks after submitting Jonathan Wilson in his Bellator debut, Jose Augusto Azevedo Barros agreed to replace Yoel Romero in the first round of the promotion’s light heavyweight grand prix. …read more

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Bellator 258 pre-event facts: Anthony Johnson returns with a strong resume

After a two-week hiatus, Bellator returns Friday with a loaded Bellator 258 lineup from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., which airs on Showtime.
A bantamweight title fight headlines the card. …read more

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The Mookie & Crookie Show 120: UFC Vegas 25 recap, Sanchez released

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Episode 1120 discussion: UFC Vegas 25 review, Diego Sanchez released, Romero unfit for Bellator tourney, Nick Diaz won’t be fighting Chimaev, Zabit …read more

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Bellator parts ways with 15 fighters

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With Bellator continuing to add prospects and free-agent talent to their roster, several fighters are no longer with the promotion.
Promotion officials confirmed …read more

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Posted on May 4, 2021, 6:16 pm By
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Video: What the Heck, Episode 57: Josh Thomson, Shane Burgos and T.J. Brown

On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck speaks to Bellator broadcaster and former UFC, Bellator and Strikeforce competitor Josh Thomson (6:25) to preview this Friday’s …read more

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A controversial past overshadows Anthony Johnson’s return to the cage at Bellator 258

Anthony Johnson faces Jose Augusto Azevedo Barros at Bellator 258 | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Anthony Johnson returns to MMA …read more

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Photo | Anthony Johnson lean and mean ahead of Bellator debut

Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson looks lean and mean ahead of his promotional debut for Bellator next weekend. Johnson was set to make his promotional debut next …read more

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Ex-Champ Rafael Carvalho Steps Up to Face Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 258

After parting ways with the promotion late last year, former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho will return on short notice to face Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 258. …read more

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Bellator 258: Make your predictions for Juan Archuleta vs. Sergio Pettis

We want your predictions for Friday’s Bellator 258 event in Connecticut.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, …read more

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Michael Bisping slams Dillon Danis over street fight threat: “That little weasel attention whore is really threatening me in a street fight?”

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping could not help but chuckle after receiving a street fight threat from Bellator’s Dillon Danis. Bisping was on commentary duty for tonight’s UFC Vegas …read more

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With Costello van Steenis out, Rafael Carvalho steps in to face Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 258

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Rafael Carvalho is set to return to the Bellator cage on less than a week’s notice.
The promotion announced Saturday that the …read more

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Rafael Carvalho steps in on six days' notice to fight Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 258

Former Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho is back with the promotion – at least for one more fight.
Carvalho, who was among 30 fighters to part with Bellator late last year, …read more

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Anthony Johnson Has a New Opponent for Bellator 258

With Yoel Romero out of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson will now face Jose Augusto at Bellator 258 on May 7.  Augusto, who trains with the …read more

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Anthony Johnson receives new opponent for Bellator 258, set to face Jose Augusto Azevedo Barros

With Yoel Romero out of his fight against Anthony Johnson, the latter has found a new opponent in Jose Augusto Azevedo Barros for the upcoming Bellator light heavyweight grand prix. …read more

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Anthony Johnson Has a New Opponent for Bellator 258

With Yoel Romero out of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson will now face Jose Augusto at Bellator 258 on May 7.  Augusto, who trains with the …read more

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With Yoel Romero Out, Anthony Johnson to Face Jose Augusto at Bellator 258

Bellator MMA did not need long to find a replacement for its light heavyweight tournament. …read more

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Posted on April 30, 2021, 11:46 pm By
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Anthony Johnson now meets Jose Augusto in grand prix bout at Bellator 258

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Anthony Johnson will still fight at Bellator 258, facing off with short-notice replacement Jose Augusto.
Johnson was scheduled to fight …read more

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Anthony Johnson gets replacement opponent for Bellator 258 grand prix bout

Anthony Johnson has a new opponent for the opening round of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix after Yoel Romero was forced to withdraw.
Johnson (22-6 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) will now …read more

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Rory MacDonald reacts after beating Curtis Millender at PFL 2

Former UFC and Bellator welterweight star Rory MacDonald reacted after beating Curtis Millender by first-round submission at PFL 2. MacDonald hadn’t fought since October 2019, when he dropped a decision …read more

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Austin Vanderford expecting 'fireworks' in clash-of-styles matchup vs. Fabian Edwards at Bellator 259

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Austin Vanderford is excited to finally lock horns with Fabian Edwards.
In a battle of two middleweight prospects, Vanderford (10-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) faces Edwards (9-1 MMA, …read more

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Yoel Romero out of Bellator 258 and Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

Yoel Romero’s Bellator MMA debut has been pushed back. The 44-year old is out of his highly anticipated Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Grand Prix bout against Anthony Johnson at …read more

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Yoel Romero Out of Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

Due to medical issues, Yoel Romero will no longer be facing Anthony “Rumble” Johnson at Bellator 258 and is out of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix. Bellator issued a …read more

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Yoel Romero Out of Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

Due to medical issues, Yoel Romero will no longer be facing Anthony “Rumble” Johnson next Friday and is out of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix. Bellator issued a statement …read more

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Yoel Romero out of Bellator 258 grand prix bout vs. Anthony Johnson

One of the most anticipated fights in Bellator history has been canceled.
The light heavyweight grand prix matchup between Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson at Bellator 258 has been called off …read more

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Yoel Romero Fails Medicals, Bellator 258 Tourney Matchup Against Anthony Johnson Nixed

Sometimes these things happen in MMA. …read more

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Yoel Romero out of Bellator 258 bout against Anthony Johnson and light heavyweight grand prix

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The highly anticipated Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix opening round matchup between Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson …read more

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Yoel Romero fails pre-fight medical, forced out of Anthony Johnson fight

Yoel Romero is out of his fight against Anthony Johnson on May 7. Romero and Johnson were set to make their Bellator debuts in the quarterfinals of the featherweight grand …read more

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Twitter reacts to Rory MacDonald's quick submission win in debut at 2021 PFL 2

Rory MacDonald looked as sharp as ever in the main event of 2021 PFL 2 on Thursday.
MacDonald (22-6-1), a former Bellator champion and UFC title contender, looked stellar in his …read more

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Lorenz Larkin in need of new Bellator 258 opponent; one other bout scrapped

Bellator 258 has taken a pair of hits with one resulting in a fight cancellation.
With Costello van Steenis out, Lorenz Larkin is in need of a new preliminary card opponent. …read more

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Albert Morales to Replace James Gallagher Against Patrick Mix at Bellator 258

Bellator MMA has decided to keep a former title challenger on its upcoming card instead of rescheduling a grudge match for later. …read more

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Diego Sanchez says he's 'free at last' from UFC, tags Bellator, ONE, BKFC, more in post

Very little about the news Diego Sanchez was out of his next UFC fight seemed like a normal fight withdrawal.
That news came Wednesday when it was revealed Sanchez (30-13 MMA, …read more

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Albert Morales steps in to replace James Gallagher against Patchy Mix at Bellator 258

Albert Morales | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

With James Gallagher out of the picture, Patchy Mix at least still has a fight set for Bellator …read more

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With James Gallagher out, Patchy Mix meets UFC alum Albert Morales at Bellator 258

Patchy Mix has a new fight night foe for Bellator 258.
A former Bellator bantamweight title challenger, Mix (13-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) now meets UFC alumnus Albert Morales (10-6-1 MMA, 2-0 …read more

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Juan Archuleta, Sergio Pettis to show 'future of MMA' in Bellator 258 title fight

Juan Archuleta and Sergio Pettis plan to put on a high-level title fight at Bellator 258.
Archuleta (25-2 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) will look for the first defense of his bantamweight title …read more

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Yoel Romero, Anthony Johnson predict explosive clash in Bellator 258 grand prix bout

Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson both appear to be more than ready for a highly anticipated and high-stakes clash at Bellator 258.
Romero (13-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Johnson (22-6 MMA, …read more

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Darrion Caldwell Makes Bantamweight Return To Face Leandro Higo Again

Former Bellator champion Darrion Caldwell is making his bantamweight return to face Leandro Higo again but this time at Bellator 259. News of the fight announcement was first reported by …read more

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Bellator 258 virtual press conference live now

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At Bellator 258 virtual media day, promotion president Scott Coker and the top fighters at the May 7 event will speak …read more

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Posted on April 28, 2021, 8:16 pm By
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LIVE! Watch Bellator 258 Press Conference

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Fighters are scheduled to start chatting today at 2:00 p.m. ET. Bellator 258: “Archuleta vs Pettis” …read more

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Darrion Caldwell Makes Bantamweight Return To Face Leandro Higo Again

Former Bellator champion Darrion Caldwell is making his bantamweight return to face Leandro Higo again but this time at Bellator 259. News of the fight announcement was first reported by …read more

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Darrion Caldwell-Leandro Higo Rematch Added to Bellator 259

Darrion Caldwell and Leandro Higo will lock horns for a second time at Bellator 259 on May 21. …read more

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Darrion Caldwell back to bantamweight, meets Leandro Higo in rematch at Bellator 259

Former bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell will return to the weight class next month after a three-fight stint at featherweight.
Caldwell (14-4 MMA, 11-3 BMMA) is set to take on Leandro Higo …read more

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Patricky Freire expects to KO Peter Queally at Bellator 258 then fight Brent Primus for vacant title

Patricky Freire insists that his brother, Patricio, is willing to relinquish his lightweight title for him.
Patricky (23-9 MMA, 14-7 BMMA) happens to be a contender in one of the divisions …read more

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Darrion Caldwell returns to bantamweight for Leandro Higo rematch at Bellator 259

Darrion Caldwell and Leandro Higo | Bellator MMA

Darrion Caldwell’s first fight at 135 pounds in two years will be against a familiar foe.
Bellator officials …read more

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Curtis Millender plans to “hurt” and “punish” Rory MacDonald at PFL 2 “to get some more respect on my name”

Curtis Millender jumped at the chance to compete in PFL and fight Rory MacDonald. After David Michaud was forced out of the fight, the PFL signed UFC and Bellator veteran, …read more

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‘Venom’ Returns, Faces ‘The Barbaric’ at Bellator 258

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Bellator 258 just got whole lot more flavor added to its already-robust lineup with the addition of a Welterweight scrap between No. 2-seeded …read more

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Bellator 260 gets two new fights, including undefeated prospect Lucas Brennan

Bellator officials continue to fill out the promotion’s summer lineup, and June’s Bellator 260 has received a pair of new contests.
MMA Junkie today learned from Bellator officials that featherweights Lucas …read more

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Marcin Held upsets two-time PFL champ Natan Schulte, earns unanimous decision nod

Two-time PFL lightweight champion Natan Schulte entered 2021 PFL 1 undefeated but left with his first promotional loss.
Having made stops in the UFC and Bellator in his career, Marcin Held …read more

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Dropping back down, Darrion Caldwell happy Bellator expanded bantamweight talent pool in his absence

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Once the king of the Bellator bantamweight division, Darrion Caldwell’s recent featherweight stint is over. Caldwell said his focus is back on the 135-pound division, and …read more

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Posted on April 23, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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Lima Defends Title Against Undefeated Amosov At Bellator 260

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Bellator MMA Welterweight champion, Douglas Lima, has been booked to return to action at Bellator 260 on …read more

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Lorenz Larkin vs. Costello van Steenis added to Bellator 258 fight card

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Lorenz Larkin, arguably the No. 1 contender to fight for the Bellator welterweight title, is jumping up to 185 for a …read more

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Lorenz Larkin returns to the Bellator cage in May in middleweight bout against Costello Van Steenis

Former UFC welterweight Lorenz Larkin will move up to middleweight when he takes on Costello Van Steenis at Bellator 258 next month. Many fans have been wondering what Larkin has …read more

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Do we know yet who has the best shot at Bellator's light heavyweight tourney?

We know three of the four semifinalists in Bellator’s light heavyweight tournament – but do we know who the favorite is yet?
Champion Vadim Nemkov reached the semis with a title …read more

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A.J. McKee's confidence soaring before Patricio 'Pitbull' showdown: 'What's there to be scared of?'

LAKEWOOD, Calif. – A.J. McKee thinks he already has Bellator dual champion Patricio Freire beat.
McKee (17-0 MMA, 17-0 BMMA) will challenge Freire (20-5 MMA, 12-4 BMMA) for the featherweight title …read more

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Corey Anderson claims his two fights with Bellator have paid him double what he made in 15 fights with the UFC

Corey Anderson claims that six months of work with his new employer Bellator has resulted in double the money he made in 15 fights with the UFC. The light heavyweight …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, April 20: A move for Robert Whittaker on P4P list

With the UFC, Bellator and ONE Championship all in action this past week, there were moves to be made in the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings.
In the UFC on ESPN …read more

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Anthony Johnson ready for five rounds with 'superior athlete' Yoel Romero at Bellator 258

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Though he’s never gone past the third round, Anthony Johnson faces a potentially tough 25 minutes in his first fight back from retirement.
Johnson (22-6 MMA, 0-0 …read more

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Valerie Loureda vs. Hannah Guy moved to Bellator 259

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A flyweight matchup between prospect Valerie Loureda and Hannah Guy has been moved from Bellator 258 to Bellator 259.
The news was confirmed …read more

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Bellator 258 Update: Lorenz Larkin Returns to Face Costello Van Steenis on May 7

Lorenz Larkin will compete for the first time in more than a year when he meets Costello van Steenis at Bellator 258. …read more

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Daniel Cormier shrugs off Jake Paul challenge: ‘I would kill him’

Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Daniel Cormier isn’t taking the bait.
Following a first-round knockout of former ONE and Bellator champion Ben Askren this …read more

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Bellator parts with nine fighters

Roger Huerta fighting at ONE Championship: Defending Honor in 2016. | Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Some notable names are no longer with Bellator …read more

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Bellator parts ways with 9 fighters including MMA veteran Roger Huerta

Bellator has parted ways with a total of nine fighters including notable MMA veterans Roger Huerta and Brandon Girtz. Promotional officials told MMAJunkie on Monday that Bellator had released nine …read more

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Jay Jay Wilson wants winner of Patricio Freire vs. A.J. McKee: 'I should be in line for the title'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – After defeating Pedro Carvalho at Bellator 257 on Friday, Jay Jay Wilson made his case on why he should be next in line for the featherweight title.
Wilson …read more

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Ben Askren: 'I'm a dumbass' for getting caught by Jake Paul's knockout punch

It appears Ben Askren is taking his loss to Jake Paul in stride.
For starters, the former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder said he stayed off social media Sunday to avoid …read more

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Mads Burnell would have loved to 'stand and bang' with Saul Rogers but glad he fought smart

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – After defeating Saul Rogers at Bellator 257 on Friday, Mads Burnell spoke about the importance of following his mind – not his heart.
Burnell (15-3 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) …read more

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Karl Albrektsson open to being grand prix alternate: 'It’s all up for discussion'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – After defeating Viktor Nemkov at Bellator 257 on Friday, Karl Albrektsson spoke about the possibility of stepping in as an alternate for the light heavyweight grand prix.
Albrektsson (11-3 …read more

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Bellator parts ways with nine fighters, including Roger Huerta, Brandon Girtz, and more

Nine fighters have parted ways with Bellator, including a pair of notable veterans.
Bellator officials informed MMA Junkie that former UFC standout Roger Huerta and longtime featherweight Brandon Girtz are among …read more

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Lance Gibson Jr. on Bellator 257 eye poke vs. Marcus Surin: 'Adversity makes you better or worse'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – After defeating Marcus Surin at Bellator 257 on Friday, Lance Gibson Jr. spoke about having to compete with compromised vision through most of his fight.
Gibson (4-0 MMA, …read more

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Julius Anglickas honored to have been chosen as alternate in Bellator light heavyweight grand prix

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – After defeating Gregory Milliard at Bellator 257 on Friday, Julius Anglickas spoke about being an alternate in the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix.
Anglickas (10-1 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) spoke …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3150: Joey Diaz, plus UFC, Bellator, Triller Fight Club recaps (noon ET)

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here and will be live on SportsCastr at noon ET.
On Episode 3,150, the fellas will recap this …read more

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There are a few names Steve Mowry won't face after Bellator 257 – everyone else, he's 'ready to take out'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Steve Mowry isn’t interested in callouts, just knocking down the challenges stacked up in front of him.
At Bellator 257 on Friday, Mowry (9-0 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) quickly …read more

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Video: Corey Anderson on facing ex-training partner Ryan Bader: ‘He knows’ better man

Bellator light heavyweight Corey Anderson spoke about his win over Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov at Bellator 257, and how his history with ex-champ Ryan Bader informs their semifinal meeting in the Bellator …read more

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After Bellator 257 win, ex-champ Julia Budd wants next title shot: 'I never accept failure'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Julia Budd is out to get her belt back.
This past Friday, the former Bellator women’s featherweight champion picked up her second consecutive win since losing the title …read more

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Pro fighters blast the idea of Dillon Danis being Jake Paul’s next opponent

Pro fighters took to social media and blasted the idea of Bellator star Dillon Danis being Jake Paul’s next opponent inside the boxing ring. Danis was one of a handful …read more

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Bellator 257 winner Veta Arteaga felt she had unfinished business with Desiree Yanez

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Veta Arteaga can rest easy knowing she’s back in the win column.
This past Friday, Arteaga (6-4 MMA, 5-4 BMMA) saw a two-fight losing streak come to an …read more

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Ben Askren: 'I let the world down' with TKO loss to Jake Paul

ATLANTA – Ben Askren’s boxing match with Jake Paul couldn’t have gone worse than it did for the former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder.
Askren was disappointed Saturday night, to say …read more

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Ben Askren reacts following knockout loss to Jake Paul: “Sorry world”

Former MMA champion Ben Askren made his boxing debut against Jake Paul in the headliner of tonight’s Triller event in Atlanta, Georgia.’ Askren (19-2 MMA), the former Bellator and ONE …read more

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Jake Paul flattens Ben Askren with brutal right hand to earn first-round knockout in Triller main event

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Jake Paul needed less than two minutes to dispatch former Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren in brutal …read more

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Bellator 257 post-event facts: Is 6-foot-8 Steve Mowry a contender?

Bellator’s final event of the month took place Friday with Bellator 257 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The opening round of the promotion’s light heavyweight grand prix continued to …read more

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Douglas Lima vs. Yaroslav Amosov set for Bellator 260 in June

Douglas Lima will fight Yaroslav Amosov at Bellator 260. | Photo by Williams Paul/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Bellator welterweight title will be at …read more

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James Gallagher is Off of Bellator 258

James Gallagher is out of his bout with Patrick Mix for Bellator 258.  MMA Junkie broke the news Friday before Bellator 257 that the bantamweight had to withdraw for undisclosed …read more

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Bellator 257 Results: Nemkov & Anderson Advance In LHW Grand Prix

UPDATE: The results are in! Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find the full results from Bellator 257! Bellator 257 will take place tonight, April 16, from …read more

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Douglas Lima vs. Yaroslav Amosov Headlines Bellator 260 on June 11

Douglas Lima will defend his welterweight crown against Yaroslav Amosov in the main event of Bellator 260 on June 11. …read more

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Video: Paul Daley says of future, ‘give me my respect, and I’ll stay in the game’

After an insanely exciting fight with Sabah Homasi at Bellator 257, veteran Paul Daley talks about how Homasi bucked his expectations about the grudge match and his future in the …read more

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James Gallagher out of Bellator 258 fight with Patchy Mix

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The loaded Bellator 258 main card has taken a hit.
Bellator officials confirmed to MMA Fighting on Friday that James Gallagher …read more

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Paul Daley hopes to stick around after Bellator 257, but it needs to make sense

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Paul Daley hopes his fighting career isn’t over, especially after his performance Friday at Bellator 257.
One half of the main-card opener, Daley (43–17–2 MMA, 9-4 BMMA) finished …read more

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Corey Anderson puts Ryan Bader on notice after Bellator 257 win: 'He knows'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Corey Anderson took care of business in dominant fashion Friday at Bellator 257, pummeling Dovletzhan Yagshimuradov to win by third-round TKO and advance to the promotion’s light …read more

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Highlights! Nemkov Retains Title, Advances In The Grand Prix

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Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov and top former champion, Phil Davis, ran it back in the main event of Bellator 257 …read more

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Vadim Nemkov after Bellator 257: 'I'm ready for whoever wins' Anthony Johnson vs. Yoel Romero

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Whatever challenger the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix presents next, Vadim Nemkov will be ready.
On Friday, Nemkov (13-2 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) retained his title and advanced to …read more

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Bellator 260 features Douglas Lima defending welterweight title

LOS ANGELES – BELLATOR MMA’s Welterweight World Champion Douglas Lima (32-8) will defend his 170-pound title against the undefeated and top-ranked Yaroslav Amosov (25-0) in the main event of BELLATOR MMA 260 on Friday, June 11 at Mohegan Sun Arena …read more

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Video: What will the headlines read after Ben Askren fights Jake Paul?

Love it or hate it, it’s here.
Tonight, former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren will step into a boxing ring for the first time to fight YouTube star Jake …read more

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Jake Paul vs. Ben Askren final staredown ahead of Triller boxing bout

Weeks of trash talk will finally come to a head on Saturday night when former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren steps into a celebrity boxing match opposite YouTube …read more

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Light Heavyweight Champion Vadim Nemkov Denies Phil Davis in Bellator 257 Headliner

Vadim Nemkov still wears the target on his back and does so proudly. …read more

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