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Pitbull & McKee Face Off & Address The Media Ahead of Bellator 263

We are one week away from the long-anticipated showdown between Patricio Pitbull and A.J. McKee. Bellator 263 takes place one week from today on Saturday, July 31, 2021, from The …read more

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Patricio Pitbull predicts second-round guillotine of ‘long neck’ A.J. McKee at Bellator 263

LOS ANGELES – Two-division Bellator champion Patricio Pitbull doesn’t care about A.J. McKee’s height and reach advantage. He predicts he’ll tap the undefeated prospect when they meet in the finals …read more

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Posted on July 23, 2021, 1:16 am By
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A.J. McKee seeks to validate his family's name with title-winning performance against 'Pitbull' at Bellator 263

INGLEWOOD, Calif. –A.J. McKee has the opportunity to become Bellator’s featherweight grand prix winner and take home Patricio Freire’s title in the process with a victory at Bellator 263.
However, winning …read more

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Video: A.J. McKee on being ‘destined for greatness,’ avoiding pitfalls of Conor McGregor, Anderson Silva

LOS ANGELES – Ahead of Bellator 263, featherweight title challenger A.J. McKee spoke about learning from the GOATs of the sport and avoiding the pitfalls of a $1 million payout …read more

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Video: Patricio 'Pitbull' predicts a second-round submission victory over A.J. McKee at Bellator 263

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Patricio Freire is very confident the judges won’t be involved in the outcome of Bellator 263’s main event when he faces A.J. McKee.
“Pitbull” believes he will not …read more

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Patricio Pitbull vs. A.J. McKee Bellator 263 open workout staredown

LOS ANGELES – Bellator two-division champ Patricio Pitbull and A.J. McKee worked out for the media and faced off before their featherweight title fight at Bellator 263 in the finals …read more

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Posted on July 22, 2021, 11:16 pm By
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Video: A.J. McKee and Patricio 'Pitbull' face off ahead of Bellator 263

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – A.J. McKee and Patricio Freire stared each other down in a respectful faceoff ahead of their Bellator 263 showdown.
McKee and Freire will meet on July 31 at …read more

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Patchy Mix vs. James Gallagher rebooking in works for Nov. 5 Bellator event

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A matchup between top Bellator bantamweights has a new target date.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA …read more

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How to watch Bellator 263: 'Pitbull' vs. McKee fight card, start time, streaming and ticket info

The stage is set for what’s being dubbed the biggest fight in Bellator history between featherweight champion Patricio Freire and undefeated A.J. McKee.
Here’s how to watch Bellator 263:
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Bellator zoning in on James Gallagher vs. Patchy Mix grudge match in Ireland

As the world heals in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions loosen, Bellator begins to plot its return to the international scene.
After a scheduled May booking fell …read more

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Kongo vs. Kharitonov, Borics vs. Wilson Top Bellator 265 Lineup on Aug. 20

A heavyweight showdown between Cheick Kongo and Sergei Kharitonov will serve as the main event for Bellator 265. …read more

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Kongo-Kharitonov, Borics-Wilson title eliminator headline Bellator 265 in South Dakota

Click here for the full story from the Argus Leader, part of the USA TODAY Network. …read more

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Matt Mitrione released by Bellator following third straight knockout loss

Heavyweight MMA fighter Matt Mitrione has been released by Bellator following his third straight knockout loss this past weekend. MMAFighting.com confirmed with promotional officials that Mitrione received his walking papers …read more

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Matt Mitrione and two other fighters released following Bellator 262

MMA heavyweight competitor Matt Mitrione has been released from his contract with Bellator.
MMA Junkie confirmed Mitrione was a part of roster cuts following a report from MMA Fighting on Monday …read more

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Bellator 265 to Take Place in South Dakota on Aug. 20

Bellator MMA is expected to venture to South Dakota for an upcoming card on Aug. 20. …read more

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Matt Mitrione among 3 fighters released after Bellator 262

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Veteran MMA heavyweight Matt Mitrione has been released from contract following his fifth straight setback in the Bellator cage.
A …read more

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Bellator 263 Adds Three New Bouts, Loses Raufeon Stots vs. Magomed Magomedov

Bellator 263 has gained a trio of contests while losing an intriguing bantamweight matchup. …read more

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Bellator 265 heads to South Dakota, adds Alejandra Lara vs. DeAnna Bennett matchup

Bellator is headed to South Dakota and they’ve shifted over an exciting women’s flyweight matchup to the event.
Bellator 265 will take place at Sanford Pentagon on Aug. 20 in Sioux …read more

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Magomed Magomedov vs. Raufeon Stots off of Bellator 263

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Bellator’s bantamweight division has hit a slight snag.
MMA Fighting confirmed with officials that a bantamweight bout …read more

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Bellator 263 adds three fights including Brent Primus vs. Islam Mamedov, loses ranked bantamweight bout

With less than two weeks before what some are calling the biggest fight in Bellator history, the promotion continues to add the finishing touches to its next event.
Bellator 263 takes …read more

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Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (July 12-July 18)

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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MMA Junkie Radio #3176: Headlines, plus Bellator 262 and UFC on ESPN 26 recaps

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here and will be live at noon ET.
On Episode 3,176, the guys will recap this past weekend’s …read more

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Bellator 262 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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Emotional Adil Benjilany details putting life on hold, hitting 'rock bottom' before Bellator 262 call

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – For 15 months, Adil Benjilany woke up each day and visualized his return to the cage.
In 2020, Benjilany (6-3 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) was part of a large …read more

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Bellator 262 winner Johnny Eblen wants fight vs. Charlie Ward in Ireland to be first on world tour

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – It didn’t take Johnny Eblen long to let the world know who he wanted next in the seconds that followed his unanimous decision win at Bellator 262.
Entering …read more

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Bellator 262 post-event facts: Stoppage records set in multiple divisions

Bellator 262 took place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and the main event saw a Juliana Velasquez’s title reign get off to a shaky start.
Velasquez’s (12-0 MMA, …read more

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Islam Makhachev calls out Michael Chandler: “You come from Bellator, I want to check your skills”

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev called out Michael Chandler, saying that “you come from Bellator, I want to check your skills.” Makhachev defeated Thiago Moises in the main event of …read more

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Matheus Mattos ecstatic to put behind boring debut loss with 'beautiful KO' at Bellator 262

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Matheus Mattos got his first Bellator win under his belt.
The Bellator bantamweight defeated Cee Jay Hamilton via second-round TKO in the main card of Friday’s Bellator 262. …read more

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Charlie Campbell shoots his shot at Jake Paul after Bellator 262 win, says 'your girls are mine'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Charlie Campbell spoke with the media Friday night after his second-round TKO win over Nicholas Giulietti.
While it wasn’t the focus of his post-fight interview, Campbell’s lasting impression was …read more

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Cody Law after Bellator 262 win: Aaron Pico and I will cross paths eventually

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Cody Law spoke with the media Friday night after his first-round TKO win over Theodore Macuka at Bellator 262.
Law (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) discussed being close on …read more

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Said Sowma took no pleasure in knocking out friend Ronny Markes at Bellator 262, 'but this is work'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Friends don’t often fight each other in MMA, but it does happen, and that was the case between Said Sowma and Ronny Markes at Bellator 262.
At their …read more

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Unexpectedly stuck in U.S. after Bellator 262 win, Arlene Blencowe sets sights back on title

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Arlene Blencowe didn’t find out until the middle of Bellator 262 fight week that her stay in the U.S. would be lasting a lot longer. It’s a …read more

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Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of Bellator 262, with dueling House of Pain

While it takes intense training, world-class skills and maybe even a bit of luck to register a Bellator win, picking the right song to accompany you to the cage is …read more

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Bellator 262 Results: Juliana Velasquez retains title with spit decision over Denise Kielholtz

Bellator 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz took place on Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Juliana Velasquez put her flyweight title on the line against Denise Kielholtz in …read more

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Juliana Velasquez doesn't see need for Denise Kielholtz rematch, eyes two potential options for next fight

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – When the main event’s official decision was read inside the cage at Bellator 262, it wasn’t the first time Juliana Velasquez was booed in her career.
Unfazed by …read more

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After Bellator 262 win, Diana Avsaragova sets sights on Fedor card in Moscow: 'It would be an honor'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Diana Avsaragova entered Bellator 262 the same way she exited: undefeated.
Though her three-round split decision victory Friday was over 14 minutes longer than the brutal knockout performance …read more

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Denise Kielholtz won't rip judges after Bellator 262 title-fight loss: 'I only blame myself'

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Despite emotions running high, Denise Kielholtz was all class in the wake of her loss to Juliana Velasquez in Friday’s Bellator 262 main event.
Kielholtz (6-3 MMA, 6-3 …read more

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Juliana Velasquez def. Denise Kielholtz at Bellator 262: Best photos

Check out the best photos from the main event of Bellator 262, a flyweight title fight between champion Juliana Velasquez vs. Denise Kielholtz.
Bellator 262 took place at the Mohegan Sun …read more

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Bellator 262 results: Velasquez defends title, Mitrione taps to strikes

Juliana Velasquez punches Denise Kielholtz in the Bellator 262 main event. | Bellator MMA/Lucas Noonan

In the main event of Bellator 262, Juliana Velasquez defended …read more

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Fortune Stops Mitrione, Makes Him Tap In One

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Matt Mitrione was looking to snap his cold streak earlier tonight (Fri., July 16, 2021) in the co-main event of Bellator 262 against …read more

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Bellator 262 results: Juliana Velasquez retains title with split decision over Denise Kielholtz

Juliana Velasquez has successfully defended her Bellator flyweight title for the first time.
The main event of Bellator 262 was a closely contested championship fight between champ Velasquez (12-0 MMA, 7-0 …read more

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Bellator 262 results: Juliana Velasquez ekes out split decision over Denise Kielholtz to defend title

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Juliana Velasquez remains the Bellator flyweight champion, though she overcame her first title defense against Denise Kielholtz at Bellator 262 by the skin …read more

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Bellator 262 Highlights & Results: Velasquez Narrowly Defends Title

Bellator 262 has wrapped up, and we’ve got the highlights and results for you right here! Bellator 262 took place at the Mohegan Sun Arena, with the main event featuring a flyweight …read more

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Bellator 262 results: Matt Mitrione erupts in anger after head butt sets up loss to Tyrell Fortune

The Bellator 262 co-main event result was overshadowed by controversy when an inadvertent clash of heads changed the complexion of the fight between Tyrell Fortune and Matt Mitrione.
Fortune (11-1 MA, …read more

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Diana Avsaragova def. Gabriella Gulfin at Bellator 262: Best photos

Check out the best photos from Diana Avsaragova’s split decision victory over Gabriella Gulfin at Bellator 262, which took place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Photos courtesy …read more

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Bellator 262 video: Said Sowma sleeps UFC vet Ronny Markes with one-punch KO in 69 seconds

Said Sowma made short work of his friend and occasional training partner.
Sowma (7-2) slept UFC veteran Ronny Markes just 69 seconds into the pair’s undercard bout Friday night at Bellator …read more

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Bellator 262 results: Russian prospect Diana Avsaragova stays unbeaten with split decision

Diana Avsaragova remained undefeated as a top women’s flyweight prospect Friday when she handled Gabriela Gulfin at Bellator 262.
Avsaragova (4-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), the 22-year-old from Russia, showed off a …read more

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Bellator 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz results, live stream, discussion

Juliana Velasquez and Denise Kielholtz pose at the Bellator 262 weigh-ins. | Bellator MMA

Catch the prelims live stream and get results for Friday’s Bellator …read more

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Posted on July 16, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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LIVE: Watch Free Bellator 262 ‘Prelims’ Stream Right Here

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Bellator MMA returns to action after a four-week break with Bellator 262, which goes down later tonight (Fri., July 16, 2021) inside Mohegan Sun …read more

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Bellator 262 live stream online

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Watch the Bellator 262 live stream online on MMA Fighting for the preliminary card on at 6:25 p.m. ET on Friday. The fight card …read more

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Roman Faraldo on Bellator 262 opponent: ‘I’m his superior’

For welterweight Roman Faraldo there is not much to complain about when it comes to his win over Trevor Gudde at Bellator 255 this past April.

Not only did Faraldo pick …read more

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Tyrell Fortune says he shouldn’t have any problems beating Matt Mitrione at Bellator 262

Coming off his first career loss in February of 2020, Bellator heavyweight Tyrell Fortune was able to rebound with a victory last November, and looking to build a winning streak …read more

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Bellator 262 ‘Velasquez vs. Kielholtz’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring

Sherdog’s live Bellator 262 coverage kicks off Friday at 6:30 p.m. ET. …read more

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Bellator 262: Velasquez vs Kielholtz preview, weigh-in results

The new queen prepares to defend what is hers | Kyle Wright-USA TODAY Sports

Flyweight champ Juliana Velasquez prepares for her first title defense against …read more

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Johnny Eblen admits facing unranked Travis Davis at Bellator 262 is a risk

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Johnny Eblen spoke to MMA Junkie at Wednesday’s media day ahead of his fight at Bellator 262.
Eblen (8-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) discussed his upcoming middleweight bout against Travis …read more

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Ex-Bellator champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane says knee surgery forced her from Kana Watanabe fight

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Ilima-Lei Macfarlane was intent on rebounding from the first loss of her career, but was forced to withdraw from a recently scheduled bout.
The former Bellator women’s flyweight …read more

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Fight Game on the 'Gram: Diana Avsaragova's best posts before Bellator 262

Social media is part of life in the fight game for most fighters. Many of them turn to Instagram to keep their fans and followers informed and entertained since (for …read more

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Bellator 262 live and official results (6 p.m. ET)

Bellator 262 takes place Friday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 6 p.m. ET (3 p.m. PT).
The event takes place at …read more

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Bellator 262 discussion thread

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Friday’s Bellator 262 event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., which kicks off at 6 p.m. ET (3 …read more

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Bellator 262 Results: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz

MMA Fighting has Bellator 262 results for the Velasquez vs. Kielholtz fight card in Uncasville, Conn., and live Bellator 262 Twitter updates.
The scheduled main event features a women’s flyweight title …read more

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Cody Law gunning for knockout against Theodore Macuka at Bellator 262

Following back-to-back victories to kick off his pro career in 2020, featherweight Cody Law was looking to keep his winning his winning ways going when he faced Nathan Ghareeb at …read more

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Former Bellator Fighter Joe Schilling Sued Over Bar Incident

Joe Schilling, a former Bellator fighter, is being sued over a bar knockout that went viral. Back in June, footage was released of Schilling knocking out a bar patron. In …read more

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Kickboxing champ Denise Kielholtz had path to Bellator 262 title fight all mapped out

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Denise Kielholtz called her shot.
Speaking to MMA Fighting 17 months ago just ahead of a pivotal matchup with Kristina Williams, …read more

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Video: Cee Jay Hamilton fueled by Magomed Magomedov loss ahead of Bellator 262 return

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Cee Jay Hamilton spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday’s media day ahead of his fight at Bellator 262.
Hamilton (15-8 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) discussed his upcoming bantamweight bout …read more

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After violent KO in debut, Diana Avsaragova teases Bellator 262 could show more to her game

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Diana Avsaragova wasn’t on many fight fans’ radar when she stepped into the cage at Bellator 256 in April. In the span of 29 seconds, however, she …read more

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Video: Arlene Blencowe reflects on lessons in title loss to Cris Cyborg ahead of Bellator 262

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Arlene Blencowe spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday’s media day ahead of her fight at Bellator 262.
Blencowe (13-8 MMA, 6-4 BMMA) discussed her women’s featherweight bout against …read more

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Video: Denise Kielholtz sees 'sloppy' aspects to champ Juliana Velasquez's game ahead of Bellator 262

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Denise Kielholtz spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday’s media day ahead of her fight at Bellator 262.
Kielholtz (6-2 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) discussed her upcoming women’s flyweight title …read more

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Bellator 262: Juliana Velasquez faces unique challenge against kickboxing champ Denise Kielholtz

All MMA skills will be needed on Friday night when Bellator flyweight champion Juliana Veslasquez makes her first title defense against Bellator kickboxing champ Denise Kielholtz. …read more

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Bellator 262 faceoff video highlights: Juliana Velasquez, Denise Kielholtz take long look

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Bellator makes its return Friday, and the women’s flyweight title will be on the line.
Bellator 262 takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena with the main card airing …read more

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Bellator champ Juliana Velasquez confident she would win ‘interesting fight’ with Valentina Shevchenko

Undefeated flyweight Juliana Velasquez (left) won a decision to dethrone Ilima-Lei Macfarlane in December | Bellator

Juliana Velasquez puts her Bellator flyweight belt on the …read more

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Bellator 262 predictions: Is anyone picking against champ Juliana Velasquez?

Velasquez
vs.
Kielholtz
Fortune
vs.
Mitrione
Hamilton
vs.
Mattos
Blencowe
vs.
Silva
Eblen
vs.
Davis

MMA Junkie readers’
consensus picks
2021: 99-63

Velasquez
(67%)

Fortune
(72%)

Mattos
(67%)

Blencowe
(85%)

Eblen
(77%)

Ken Hathaway
@kenshathaway
2021: 101-61
2018 Champion

Velasquez

Fortune

Mattos

Blencowe

Eblen

Simon Samano
@SJSamano
2021: 99-63

Velasquez

Fortune

Mattos

Blencowe

Eblen

John Morgan
@MMAjunkieJohn
2021: 98-64

Velasquez

Fortune

Mattos

Blencowe

Eblen

Dan Tom
@DanTomMMA
2021: 96-66
2020 Champion

Velasquez

Fortune

Mattos

Silva

Eblen

Mike Bohn
@MikeBohnMMA
2021: 96-66
2014 Champion

Velasquez

Fortune

Mattos

Blencowe

Eblen

Farah Hannoun
@Farah_Hannoun
2021: 95-67

Velasquez

Fortune

Mattos

Silva

Eblen

Danny Segura
@dannyseguratv
2021: 95-67

Velasquez

Fortune

Mattos

Silva

Eblen

Brian Garcia
@thegoze
2021: 95-67

Velasquez

Fortune

Mattos

Blencowe

Eblen

George Garcia
@MMAjunkieGeorge
2021: 95-67

Velasquez

Fortune

Mattos

Hamilton

Eblen

Nolan King
@mma_kings
2021: …read more

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Johnny Eblen expects to ‘put it on’ Travis Davis at Bellator 262

Having showcased his wrestling over the course of the first three years of his career, to be able to showcase his development with other aspects of his game is a …read more

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LIVE! Bellator 262 Ceremonial Weigh Ins!

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The place is here, Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and the time is now. The weigh ins for Bellator 262: “Velasquez vs Kielholtz” …read more

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MMA Junkie Radio #3175: Guests Darren Elkins, Ian Heinisch, plus Bellator 262 and UFC on ESPN 26 previews

Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here and will be live at noon ET.
On Episode 3,175, the guys will bring on guests Darren …read more

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Fight Game on the 'Gram: Juliana Velasquez's best posts before Bellator 262

Social media is part of life in the fight game for most fighters. Many of them turn to Instagram to keep their fans and followers informed and entertained since (for …read more

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Bellator 262: Travis Davis looking to secure contract with upset of Johnny Eblen

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Travis Davis spoke to MMA Junkie at Wednesday’s media day ahead of his fight at Bellator 262.
Davis (10-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) discussed his upcoming middleweight bout against …read more

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Video: Dayana Silva confident she beat Julia Budd in debut, wants to start title run at Bellator 262

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Dayana Silva spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday ahead of her fight at Bellator 262.
Silva (9-6 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) discussed her women’s featherweight bout against Arlene Blencowe, …read more

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Joe Schilling Stands By His Actions In Viral Bar Incident

Joe Schilling is standing by his belief that he was not in the wrong during a recent bar incident. In late June, footage surfaced of Schilling, a Bellator veteran, knocking …read more

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Bellator 262 weigh-in results (9 a.m. ET)

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – MMA Junkie is on scene and reporting live from Thursday’s official Bellator 262 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 9 a.m. ET (6 a.m. PT).
The weigh-ins take place at …read more

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Cody Law enters Bellator 262 inspired by training partner and 'good person' Dustin Poirier's win at UFC 264

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – American Top Team is in the midst of another successful calendar year, and Cody Law hopes to continue the momentum with another big win Friday at Mohegan …read more

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Juliana Velasquez expects 'unpredictable' Bellator 262 title fight with Denise Kielholtz

Bellator flyweight champion Juliana Velasquez is not afraid to stand toe-to-toe with kickboxing champion Denise Kielholtz.
Velasquez (11-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) is set to make her first title defense when she …read more

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Tyrell Fortune has no ill will toward friend Matt Mitrione: 'It's just business' at Bellator 262

Having trained with Matt Mitrione before, Tyrell Fortune is very familiar with what he brings to the table.
Not only did Fortune (10-1 MMA, 10-1 BMMA) hit the mats with Mitrione, but …read more

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Nick Newell’s Inspirational Life Story To Feature In New Film

A new film chronicling the against-all-odds life story of Nick Newell is set for release August 6, marking yet another inspirational achievement for the Bellator lightweight. Notorious Nick will recount …read more

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Bellator 262: Velasquez vs. Kielholtz Finalized Fight Card

Bellator 262 has lost one of their heavyweight bouts last week so this Friday’s card will now consist of 10 bouts.  Bellator 262 takes place at the Mohegan Sun Arena, …read more

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Bellator 262 pre-event facts: Juliana Velasquez seeks strong start to title reign

Bellator resumes its event schedule on Friday with Bellator 262, which takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
A.women’s flyweight …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Steve Mowry vs. Marcelo Golm targeted for Bellator event in August

Brazilian heavyweight Marcelo Golm will make his Bellator debut in August. | Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

A heavyweight showdown between Steve Mowry and Marcelo Golm …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Bellator signs Invicta FC champion Pam Sorenson

Pam Sorenson | Dave Mandel, Invicta FC

Bellator is adding a top featherweight name to its roster.
Officials told MMA Fighting on Tuesday that Invicta FC …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Bellator 262 Loses Linton Vassell-Marcelo Golm Heavyweight Bout Due to Injury

Bellator 262 is down one fight following the cancellation of a proposed heavyweight clash between Linton Vassell and Marcelo Golm. …read more

Source:: Sherdog

Bellator roster purge sees exit of two former champs, surging prospects

Rawlings has a possible landing spot, but the others may not. | Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images

Despite some up and comers with a lot …read more

Source:: BloodyElbow

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Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (July 5-11)

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

Source:: MMAJunkie

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Photo | A tweet from former Bellator boss Bjorn Rebney managed to make the UFC 264 broadcast

A tweet that has become some sort of meme in the MMA community from former Bellator boss Bjorn Rebney managed to make the UFC 264 broadcast. In June 2014, Rebney …read more

Source:: BJPenn.com

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Bellator 262 loses Marcelo Golm vs. Linton Vassell, gains a preliminary card fight

A heavyweight fight has been removed from the Bellator 262 main card.
The scheduled bout between Marcelo Golm and Linton Vassell has been canceled for undisclosed reasons, a Bellator official told …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Bellator parts ways with 18 fighters, including former champions Daniel Straus and Liam McGeary

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Bellator’s roster is now 18 fighters lighter.
Promotional officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Saturday that they have parted ways with several athletes, …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Posted on July 11, 2021, 11:16 pm By
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Bellator 262: Make your predictions for Juliana Velasquez vs. Denise Kielholtz

We want your predictions for Friday’s Bellator 262 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

Source:: MMAJunkie

Bellator parts ways with 18 fighters: Daniel Straus, Tywan Claxton, Liam McGeary included

Eighteen fighters are no longer on the Bellator roster.
Among those who have parted ways includes former featherweight champion Daniel Straus, former light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary, boxer-turned-MMA-fighter Heather Hardy, and …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Video: Pick one to watch - Poirier vs. McGregor 3 or 'Pitbull' vs. McKee?

With two big fights on the horizon for UFC and Bellator, if you could only pick one, which would you choose?
This Saturday at UFC 264, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Bellator 263 adds Chris Gonzalez vs. Goiti Yamauchi, one other fight to preliminary card

The Bellator 263 lineup continues to grow.
Top-ranked lightweights Chris Gonzalez (6-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) and Goiti Yamauchi (25-5 MMA, 11-4 BMMA) will square off in a three-round preliminary card bout, …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

John McCarthy Believes Brendan Schaub Silenced UFC Boss Dana White

Former referee and current Bellator color commentator “Big” John McCarthy feels Brendan Schaub had UFC President Dana White silenced. It’s no secret that Schaub and White don’t get along. Schaub …read more

Source:: MMANews

Posted on July 6, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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Bellator signs Russian lightweight Gadzhi Rabadanov to multi-fight deal

Gadzhi Rabadanov | Ryan Loco, PFL

Bellator has added another Russian talent to its roster.
Officials told MMA Fighting on Tuesday that the promotion has signed …read more

Source:: MMAFighting

Posted on July 6, 2021, 5:46 pm By
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Fabricio Werdum Claims He Killed Fedor’s GOAT Argument

Fabricio Werdum claims he killed the Greatest Of All Time (GOAT) argument when he defeated Fedor Emelianenko. MMA legend Emelianenko is set to return to MMA on Bellator’s debuting event …read more

Source:: MMANews

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