Category Archives: Bellator MMA

Bellator 198 Weigh-Ins & Press Conference

The LIVE Weigh Ins as well as a Press Conference will be live streamed this week. Below – please find the corresponding embed codes and direct links: Bellator 198 Press Conference Thursday, April 26th at 12PM CST https://youtu.be/WyPqelbU95s Bellator 198 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins Friday, April 27th at 1PM CST https://youtu.be/HVliaI6Qbaw  
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Julia Budd Defends Her World Title Against Undefeated Talita Nogueira at Bellator 202 on July 13

MICHAEL MCDONALD CHALLENGES FORMER BANTAMWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION EDUARDO DANTAS IN CO-MAIN EVENT   LOS ANGELES – On Friday, July 13, Julia Budd (11-2) will defend her featherweight world title against Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Talita Nogueira (7-0), in the main event of Bellator 202 at WinStar World Casino and Resort. In addition, the co-headliner will feature former Bellator world champion Eduardo Dantas (20-5) taking on Michael McDonald (18-4)…
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Full Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz Results

Michael Chandler (18-4) defeated Brandon Girtz (15-8) via technical submission (head & arm choke) at 4:00 of round one A.J. McKee (11-0) defeated Justin Lawrence (11-5) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Logan Storley (8-0) defeated Joaquin Buckley (8-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) Baby Slice (2-1) defeated Devon Brock (1-1) via submission (rear-naked choke) at :34 of round one Juliana Velasquez (7-0) defeated Rebecca Ruth (6-3) via TKO (body kick)…
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Complete Bellator 197 Weigh-In Results

BELLATOR 197: CHANDLER vs. GIRTZ WEIGH-IN RESULTS & PHOTOS   EVENT AIRS ON PARAMOUNT NETWORK AT 9 P.M. ET / 8 P.M. CT Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz takes place tomorrow, Friday, April 13 at The Family Arena in St. Charles MO. The event will be broadcast live and free on Paramount Network (formerly Spike) at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action…
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Bellator Hosts First-Ever Event in Rome on July 14

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME BELLATOR HOSTS FIRST EVENT IN THE ANCIENT CITY ON JULY 14   PATRICIO ‘PITBULL’ DEFENDS FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST DANIEL WEICHEL, WHILE ITALY’S ALESSIO SAKARA RETURNS TO ACTION     IL CENTRALE LIVE ROMA – FORO ITALICO ALSO HOSTS BELLATOR KICKBOXING 10, WHERE TWO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE ON THE LINE   LOS ANGELES – Bellator…
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Full Bellator 196 & Bellator Kickboxing 9 Results

Complete Bellator 196: Henderson vs. Huerta Results: Benson Henderson (25-8) defeated Roger Huerta (24-10-1, 1 NC) via submission (guillotine) at :49 of round two Adam Borics (7-0) defeated Teodor Nikolov (11-2) via KO at 1:30 of round two Denise Kielholtz (2-1) defeated Petra Castkova (3-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) Brian Moore (11-6) defeated…
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Complete Bellator 196 & Bellator Kickboxing 9 Weigh-In Results & Photos

BOTH EVENTS TAKE PLACE TOMORROW NIGHT ON PARAMOUNT NETWORK BEGINNING AT 9 P.M. ET/8 P.M. CT   Complete Bellator 196: Henderson vs. Huerta Weigh-in Results: Lightweight Main Event: Benson Henderson (153) vs. Roger Huerta (154) Featherweight Co-Main Event: Adam Borics (146) vs. Teodor Nikolov (146) Women’s Flyweight Main Card Bout: Denise Kielholtz (125) vs. Petra Castkova (125) Featherweight Main Card…
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Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Makes First Flyweight Title Defense Against Alejandra Lara at Bellator 201 on June 29

VALERIE LETOURNEAU RETURNS TO ACTION AGAINST BRUNA ELLEN LOS ANGELES – Bellator returns to Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. for Bellator 201 on Friday, June 29. The card will be headlined by the San Diego-based Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (7-0), who defends her undefeated record and newly won flyweight crown against Columbia’s Alejandra “Azul” Lara (7-1). In addition to the women’s flyweight championship being…
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Updated Cards for this Friday’s Bellator MMA and Kickboxing Events

  LOS ANGELES – Bellator has announced completed cards for both Bellator 196 and Bellator Kickboxing 9, which take place this Friday, April 6 at BOK Hall in Budapest, Hungary and air on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. The headliner for Bellator 196 will see former world champion Benson Henderson (24-8) in a lightweight matchup against Roger Huerta (24-9-1, 1 NC), who returns to Bellator for…
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Dillon Danis Set For MMA Debut Against Kyle Walker at Bellator 198 on April 28

THE LONG-AWAITED MMA DEBUT OF DILLON ‘EL JEFE’ DANIS SET FOR BELLATOR 198 ON APRIL 28 BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU WORLD CHAMP MEETS KYLE WALKER IN MAIN CARD BOUT AT ALLSTATE ARENA   LOS ANGELES – Renowned Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Dillon Danis (0-0) will make his highly anticipated mixed martial arts debut against Kyle Walker (2-4) at Bellator’s return to Allstate Arena…
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Aaron Chalmers, Star of MTV’s ‘Geordie Shore,’ Set to Make Promotional Debut at Bellator 200

LOS ANGELES – Bellator is proud to announce that reality star turned MMA fighter Aaron Chalmers (3-0) will make his promotional debut on the main card of historic Bellator 200 against Ash Griffiths (4-5) at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Friday, May 25. Fighting out of Newcastle, England, Chalmers steps inside the Bellator cage following three first-round stoppage victories under the direction of BAMMA. Chalmers…
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Main Events of Bellator 196 & Bellator Kickboxing 9 in Budapest on April 6 Revealed

BELLATOR KICKBOXING 9 MAIN EVENT REVEALED JAMES GALLAGHER FORCED TO WITHDRAW FROM BELLATOR 196 IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY ON APRIL 6 DUE TO INJURY ‘SMOOTH’ BENSON HENDERSON TAKES ON THE RETURNING ROGER ‘EL MATADOR’ HUERTA IN NEW MAIN EVENT  LOS ANGELES – Due to an undisclosed injury, James Gallagher’s highly anticipated return to the Bellator cage will be delayed. As…
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Mirko Cro Cop Against Roy Nelson Added to Bellator 200 in London on May 25

HEAVYWEIGHT CLASH FEATURING MIRKO CRO COP AND ROY NELSON SLATED FORBELLATOR 200 IN LONDON ON MAY 25   TICKETS ON SALE NOW     LOS ANGELES – An exciting battle between heavyweight fan-favorites Mirko Cro Cop (36-11-2, 1 NC) and Roy Nelson (23-15) has been added to historic Bellator 200 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Friday, May 25. The two renowned fighters join…
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Heavyweights Clash when Mirko Cro Cop and Roy Nelson face off at Bellator 200

An exciting battle between heavyweight fan-favorites Mirko Cro Cop (36-11-2, 1 NC) and Roy Nelson (23-15) has been added to historic Bellator 200 at The SSE Arena, Wembley in London on Friday, May 25. The two renowned fighters join a stacked card that already includes a Bellator middleweight title matchup pitting current champ Rafael Carvalho…
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Bellator 195 Results

  Darrion Caldwell (12-1) defeated Leandro Higo (18-4) via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:36 of round one Joe Taimanglo (24-8) defeated Joe Warren (15-7) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27) Kristina Williams (2-0) defeated Emily Ducote (6-4) via split decision (29-28, 27-30, 29-28) Juan Archuleta (19-1) defeated William Joplin (17-15) via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-24,…
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BELLATOR MMA SIGNS VETERAN JON FITCH TO EXCLUSIVE MULTI-FIGHT CONTRACT

BELLATOR MMA SIGNS VETERAN JON FITCH TO EXCLUSIVE MULTI-FIGHT CONTRACT LOS ANGELES – Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of perennial top contender Jon Fitch (30-7-1, 1 NC) to an exclusive multi-fight contract. Fitch joins Bellator’s stacked welterweight division following a 15-year, 39-bout professional career that has seen him earn 30 victories and…
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London to Host Historic Bellator 200 on May 25

LONDON TO HOST HISTORIC BELLATOR 200 ON MAY 25 GEGARD MOUSASI CHALLENGES RAFAEL CARVALHO FOR MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE AND BRITAIN’S MICHAEL ‘VENOM’ PAGE RETURNS AGAINST DAVID ‘CAVEMAN’ RICKELS TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY LOS ANGELES – Bellator is pleased to announce its anticipated return to London for Bellator 200 on Friday, May 25. The landmark event will emanate from The SSE Arena, Wembley and…
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Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series Opens 2018 at Monster Energy Supercross in ATL

MONSTER ENERGY BELLATOR MMA FIGHT SERIES OPENS 2018 AT MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS IN ATLANTA ALSO, APPEARANCES BY FAN-FAVORITE AND MONSTER ENERGY ATHLETE ROY ‘BIG COUNTRY’ NELSON AND MMA LEGEND DAN HENDERSON LOS ANGELES -- The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series returns for its first event of 2018 in Atlanta when Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, visits Mercedes-Benz…
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Bellator 194 Results & Photos

Bellator 194 Results & Photos   Tywan Claxton (2-0) defeated Jose Perez (0-2) via TKO (elbows) at 3:39 of round two Photos: https://tinyurl.com/ClaxtonPerez   Vadim Nemkov (9-2) defeated Liam McGeary (12-3) via TKO (leg kicks) at 4:02 of round three Photos: https://tinyurl.com/NemkovMcGeary Heather Hardy (2-1) defeated Ana Julaton (2-4) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Photos: https://tinyurl.com/HardyJulaton Patricky “Pitbull” Freire (19-8) defeated Derek Campos (19-7) via TKO (punches) at 2:23 of round one Photos: https://tinyurl.com/PitbullCampos Matt Mitrione (13-5)…
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James Gallagher-Adam Borics Headlines Bellator 196 in Budapest, Hungary on April 6

UNDEFEATED PROSPECTS JAMES GALLAGHER & ADAM BORICS HEADLINE BELLATOR 196IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY ON APRIL 6     BOK HALL TO HOST BELLATOR MMA AND KICKBOXING EVENTS LOS ANGELES – Bellator will hold its third event in Budapest, Hungary on Friday, April 6, bringing along a battle of young guns looking to remain undefeated early in their mixed martial arts careers.…
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Bellator 193 Results, Photos & Highlights

BELLATOR 193 RESULTS, PHOTOS & HIGHLIGHTS Lorenz Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) defeated Fernando Gonzalez (27-14) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Saad Awad (22-9) defeated J.J. Ambrose (28-7, 2 NC) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3) A.J. Matthews (9-7) defeated Kendall Grove (23-18, 1 NC) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) Jake Smith (7-2) defeated Steve Kozola (8-2) via KO (punches) at :57 of round one Preliminary Card…
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Heather Hardy & Ana Julaton to Compete in MMA & Boxing Contests

HEATHER HARDY AND ANA JULATON TO COMPETE IN MMA AND BOXING CONTESTS   MIXED MARTIAL ARTS BOUT SET FOR BELLATOR 194 ON FEBRUARY 16 LOS ANGELES – A flyweight feature fight pitting renowned boxing champions Heather Hardy (1-1) against Ana Julaton (2-3) has been added to the main card of Bellator 194: Nelson vs. Mitrione onFriday, February 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The…
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BELLATOR TEAMS UP WITH WIRELESS CARRIER BOOST MOBILE

BELLATOR TEAMS UP WITH WIRELESS CARRIER BOOST MOBILE LOS ANGELES – Bellator is joining forces with Boost Mobile, the undisputed value champion of prepaid wireless, in 2018 beginning with Bellator 192 on Jan. 20 in LA and available on the soon-to-launch Paramount Network. In addition to being featured throughout Bellator broadcasts, the long-term deal will…
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Sports TV Veteran Jay Glazer Joins Bellator Broadcast Team

SPORTS TV VETERAN JAY GLAZER JOINS BELLATOR BROADCAST TEAM   DEBUT SET FOR BELLATOR 192 THIS SATURDAY, JAN. 20 – LIVE ON PARAMOUNT NETWORK     LOS ANGELES – Bellator announced today that sports television mainstay Jay Glazer will join the Bellator broadcast team. Beginning with Bellator 192, Glazer will host the broadcast desk as Bellator kicks off 2018 on Paramount Network (formerly…
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‘Big’ John McCarthy to Join Bellator Broadcast Team

‘BIG’ JOHN MCCARTHY TO JOIN BELLATOR BROADCAST TEAM   WILL MAKE COLOR COMMENTARY DEBUT AT BELLATOR 192 ON JAN. 20 – LIVE ON PARAMOUNT NETWORK ALSO, CHAEL SONNEN SIGNS EXTENSION TO REMAIN IN BROADCAST BOOTH   LOS ANGELES – Bellator is pleased to announce that it has come to an agreement with John McCarthy to serve as color commentator during broadcasts on…
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‘BIG’ JOHN MCCARTHY WILL MAKE HIS COMMENTARY DEBUT AT BELLATOR 192 ON JAN. 20

‘BIG’ JOHN MCCARTHY TO JOIN BELLATOR BROADCAST TEAM   WILL MAKE COLOR COMMENTARY DEBUT AT BELLATOR 192 ON JAN. 20 – LIVE ON PARAMOUNT NETWORK ALSO, CHAEL SONNEN SIGNS EXTENSION TO REMAIN IN BROADCAST BOOTH   LOS ANGELES – Bellator is pleased to announce that it has come to an agreement with John McCarthy to serve as color commentator during broadcasts on…
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Complete Results, Photos & Quotes From Bellator 191 in Newcastle, England

MCDONALD & LETOURNEAU IMPRESS IN BELLATOR DEBUTS, CAPPING OFF FINAL EVENT ON SPIKE Complete Bellator 191: McDonald vs. Ligier Fight Card Results:   Michael McDonald (18-4) defeated Peter Ligier (8-2-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) McDonald Quote: “I was happy with the performance. He ate some heavy punches. I hit him hard enough to break my right hand again, so…
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BELLATOR 191 WEIGH-IN RESULTS & PHOTOS

BELLATOR 191 WEIGH-IN RESULTS & PHOTOS   BELLATOR’S FINAL EVENT ON SPIKE TAKES PLACE TOMORROW NIGHT AT 9/8c PRESS CONFERENCE PHOTOS / WEIGH IN PHOTOS NEWCASTLE, England – Only one main event competitor is sure to be smiling after their matchup tomorrow night when Michael McDonald (17-4) makes his Bellator debut against Peter Ligier (8-1-1) in the headlining bout of Bellator 191. Another high-profile free agent signing…
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RAFAEL CARVALHO RETAINS BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WITH DOMINANT PERFORMANCE

RAFAEL CARVALHO RETAINS BELLATOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WITH DOMINANT PERFORMANCE COMPLETE RESULTS, PHOTOS, VIDEO & QUOTES FROM BELLATOR 190 & BELLATOR KICKBOXING 8 IN FLORENCE, ITALY ALSO, BELLATOR SET FOR HISTORIC ROME DEBUT JULY 7, 2018   FLORENCE, Italy – A sold out crowd was on hand for Bellator’s return to the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy to…
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Bellator MMA and Kickboxing Weigh-in Results

CARVALHO AND SAKARA OFFICIAL FOR BELLATOR 190 MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE BOUT FULL WEIGH-IN RESULTS FOR BELLATOR 190 AND BELLATOR KICKBOXING 8 FROM FLORENCE, ITALY CATCH ALL THE ACTION TOMORROW NIGHT BEGINNING AT 8 P.M. ET ON SPIKE   FLORENCE, Italy – Every combatant successfully hit their mark at today’s official weigh-in in advance of the back-to-back Bellator MMA and Bellator Kickboxing shows at Nelson Mandela Forum tomorrow night…
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Complete Bellator 189 Results and Photos

Complete Bellator 189: Budd vs. Blencowe 2 Main Card Results: Julia Budd (11-2) defeated Arlene Blencowe (10-7) via split decision (46-49, 48-47, 49-46)  Rafael Lovato Jr. (7-0) defeated Chris Honeycutt (10-2, 1 NC) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) Chidi Njokuani (18-5, 1 NC) defeated Hisaki Kato (8-3) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) David Rickels (19-4, 2 NC) defeated Adam Piccolotti (9-2) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)…
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First-Round Matchups Set For Bellator World Grand Prix 2018 Heavyweight Tournament

FIRST-ROUND MATCHUPS SET FOR BELLATOR WORLD GRAND PRIX 2018 HEAVYWEIGHT TOURNAMENT   TOURNAMENT KICKS OFF WITH ‘RAMPAGE’ JACKSON VS. CHAEL SONNEN AT BELLATOR 192 IN LA ON JAN. 20   LOS ANGELES –The bracket for the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix 2018 Heavyweight Tournament has been set. At Bellator 192: Lima vs. MacDonald on January 20, 2018 at The Forum in Los Angeles,…
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IMMAF COMMENCES MERGER NEGOTIATIONS WITH WORLD MIXED MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION

IMMAF COMMENCES MERGER NEGOTIATIONS WITH WORLD MIXED MARTIAL ARTS ASSOCIATION     (London. 21 November 2017)  At the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation’s 2017 General Assembly in Manama on 17 November, IMMAF’s membership approved the commencement of negotiations with the World Mixed Martial Arts Association (WMMAA) for a proposed merger. Both organisations have applied to…
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BELLATOR MMA AND KICKBOXING RETURN TO THE NELSON MANDELA FORUM IN FLORENCE, ITALY ON SATURDAY, DEC. 9

BELLATOR MMA AND KICKBOXING RETURN TO THE NELSON MANDELA FORUM IN FLORENCE, ITALY ON SATURDAY, DEC. 9 ITALIAN ALESSIO SAKARA CHALLENGES RAFAEL CARVALHO FOR MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE AT BELLATOR 190   LOS ANGELES – Bellator returns to Florence, Italy on Saturday, December 9, when both Bellator MMA and Bellator Kickboxing, along with Oktagon, emanate from the Nelson Mandela Forum…
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Bellator to Give Away Commemorative Bobblehead Celebrating Life of Kimbo Slice on Jan. 20 in Los Angeles at Bellator 192

BELLATOR TO GIVE AWAY COMMEMORATIVE BOBBLEHEAD CELEBRATING LIFE OF KIMBO SLICE AT BELLATOR 192 ON SATURDAY, JAN. 20 IN LOS ANGELES WHAT: Limited-Edition Kimbo Slice Bobblehead Giveaway The world lost an icon in June of 2016 with the passing of Kimbo Slice. The unmistakable backyard brawler and mixed martial artist will be commemorated, along with his signature golden smile and chain, with a…
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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S LORENZ LARKIN AND FERNANDO GONZALEZ MEET IN MAIN EVENT OF BELLATOR 193 AT PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO ON JAN. 26

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S LORENZ LARKIN AND FERNANDO GONZALEZ MEET IN MAIN EVENT OF BELLATOR 193 AT PECHANGA RESORT & CASINO ON JAN. 26   TICKETS FOR BELLATOR 193 GO ON SALE THIS FRIDAY AT 3 P.M. PST LOS ANGELES – Bellator returns to Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. for Bellator 193 on Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. The card will be headlined by Riverside, California-native Lorenz Larkin (18-7, 1…
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