Category Archives: Bellator MMA

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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AHEAD OF BELLATOR 188 THIS WEEK, BELLATOR FIGHTERS MEET WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU IN JERUSALEM

AHEAD OF BELLATOR 188 THIS WEEK, BELLATOR FIGHTERS MEET WITH ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU IN JERUSALEM JERUSALEM – Earlier today, Bellator 188 competitors Noad Lahat (11-3) and Haim Gozali (7-4), along with Bellator heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko (36-5, 1 NC) and Bellator brand ambassador Royce Gracie, met with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu at the nation’s Parliament in Jerusalem. During the visit, Netanyahu expressed his support for…
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QUINTON ‘RAMPAGE’ JACKSON SIGNS EXCLUSIVE MULTI-FIGHT DEAL WITH BELLATOR MMA

QUINTON ‘RAMPAGE’ JACKSON SIGNS EXCLUSIVE MULTI-FIGHT DEAL WITH BELLATOR MMA   LOS ANGELES – Bellator is pleased to announce that it has reached a multi-fight deal with Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-12), exclusively securing the talents of one of the most well-known and fan-favorite competitors in MMA history. This multi-fight deal was the result of a lengthy negotiation with Jackson’s…
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MONSTER ENERGY BELLATOR MMA FIGHT SERIES SET FOR FORD CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY PRIOR TO NASCAR SEASON FINALE SUNDAY, NOV. 19

MONSTER ENERGY BELLATOR MMA FIGHT SERIES SET FOR FORD CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND AT HOMESTEAD-MIAMI SPEEDWAY PRIOR TO NASCAR SEASON FINALE SUNDAY, NOV. 19   Also, Appearances by Fan-Favorite and Monster Energy Athlete ‘Rampage’ Jackson and MMA Legend Dan Henderson     LOS ANGELES – The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series closes its 2017 season with a fourth and final stop…
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Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell Results & Photos

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell Results & Photos   Ryan Bader (24-5) defeated Linton Vassell (18-6, 1 NC) via TKO (punches) at 3:58 of round two   Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hx0r62nfbc8y2ql/AABxoV96f8xO-PA6cKykGLCxa?dl=0   Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (7-0) defeated Emily Ducote (6-3) via verbal submission (arm bar) at 3:42 of round five   Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/s7b7l5wfa27nvi8/AAA4YdcUjaoAJcMGyzNCb8jba?dl=0   Phil Davis (18-4, 1 NC) defeated Leo Leite (10-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)   Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/76ipvbxw3r1v660/AABQ-Tg_EQpxsW0F7FiGsoT1a?dl=0   Ed…
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Bellator 186 Weigh Ins & Prelims

https://youtu.be/FR1kAkxTi-w Below is the embed for our preliminary card, which begins Friday at 6:30 pm ET: Don’t Miss Bellator MMA: Bader vs. Vassell - Live Tonight 9/8c, only on Spike
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BELLATOR LAUNCHES GLOBAL NEXT GENERATION MOBILE APP

BELLATOR LAUNCHES GLOBAL NEXT GENERATION MOBILE APP     THE COMPREHENSIVE DESTINATION FOR ALL THINGS BELLATOR NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD   LOS ANGELES – Fans can now take Bellator with them wherever they go with the launch of a next generation mobile app that makes keeping up with all things Bellator as simple as the touch of…
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Bellator 185 Prelims begin at 6:30 ET (TUNE IN ON MMAMADHOUSE)

Complete Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko Fight Card: Middleweight Main Event: Gegard Mousasi (42-6-2) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (56-9, 1 NC) Welterweight Feature Bout: Neiman Gracie (6-0) vs. Zak Bucia (18-8) Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Heather Hardy (1-0) vs. Kristina Williams (Debut) Lightweight Feature Bout: Ryan Quinn (13-7) vs. Marcus Surin (4-0) Women’s Flyweight Feature Bout: Ana Julaton (2-2) vs. Lisa Blaine (1-0)…
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Limited-Edition Randy Couture Bobblehead to be Released at Bellator 186 on Nov. 3

For Immediate Release: Oct. 18, 2017 FIRST 5,000 FANS TO RECEIVE FREE LIMITED-EDITIONRANDY COUTURE BOBBLEHEAD AT BELLATOR 186 ON FRIDAY, NOV. 3 AT BRYCE JORDAN CENTER     EXCLUSIVE RANDY COUTURE MEET AND GREET TO BE HELD FORBELLATOR 186 TICKETHOLDERS ON FIGHT NIGHT   WHAT:           Limited-Edition Randy Couture Bobblehead Giveaway and Meet & Greet   Bellator MMA will be giving…
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A.J. MCKEE REPLACES INJURED JAMES GALLAGHER, FRED FREEMAN FACES ‘BABY SLICE’…

A.J. MCKEE REPLACES INJURED JAMES GALLAGHER IN BELLATOR 187 MAIN EVENT, MEETS IRELAND’S BRIAN MOORE ON FRIDAY, NOV. 10 AT 3ARENA IN DUBLIN   ALSO, SBG’S SINEAD ‘KO’ KAVANAGH AND KEVIN ‘BABY SLICE’ FERGUSON JR. BOTH SET TO COMPETE ON THE CARD  JEREMIAH LABIANO NOW TAKES ON ISRAEL’S NOAD LAHAT IN BELLATOR’S RETURN TO TEL AVIV AT BELLATOR 188  LOS…
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MONSTER ENERGY BELLATOR MMA FIGHT SERIES VISITS TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY UNDER THE LIGHTS ON NASCAR RACE WEEKEND FRIDAY, OCT. 13

MONSTER ENERGY BELLATOR MMA FIGHT SERIES VISITS TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY UNDER THE LIGHTS ON NASCAR RACE WEEKEND FRIDAY, OCT. 13   Also, Appearances by Former Bellator Champ and Monster Energy Athlete Michael Chandler and Heavyweight Fan-Favorite Roy Nelson     LOS ANGELES – The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series heads to the legendary Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. for its third…
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LIMITED-EDITION ROYCE GRACIE BOBBLEHEAD TO BE GIVEN AWAY AT BELLATOR 185 ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA

For Immediate Release: Oct. 4, 2017   LIMITED-EDITION ROYCE GRACIE BOBBLEHEAD TO BE GIVEN AWAY AT BELLATOR 185 ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA EXCLUSIVE ROYCE GRACIE MEET AND GREET TO BE HELD FORBELLATOR 185 TICKETHOLDERS AT MOHEGAN SUN CONCOURSE   WHAT:           Limited-Edition Royce Gracie Bobblehead Giveaway and Meet & Greet   Bellator MMA will be giving away…
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Tickets For Bellator’s Return to Los Angeles On Sale This Friday

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2017 CHAMP DOUGLAS LIMA SET FOR BELLATOR WELTERWEIGHT TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST RORY MACDONALD AT THE FORUM IN LOS ANGELES ON JAN. 20 TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY LOS ANGELES – One year removed from its previous event at the world-famous Forum, Bellator returns to Los Angeles to kick off its 2018 schedule with…
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Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull Results

Bellator 183 Results Team Madhouse will have Jason Gemmer cage side for the action Benson Henderson vs. Patricky Freire - Patricky Pitbull beats Benson Henderson split decision Patricky "Pitbull" defeated Benson Henderson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) Quote: "I want the champion. I want Brent Primus. Tonight I took down another former champion and I want my shot…
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Flying cage? Bellator brings flying cage to San Jose for Bellator 183 & Bellator Kickboxing 7

Bellator’s Flying Cage™ set to make inaugural U.S. appearance at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Saturday, Sept. 23 during Bellator 183: Henderson vs. Pitbull and Bellator Kickboxing 7: Ross vs. Lomurno. A must-see spectacle, the steel structure is suspended from above and lowered to the platform beneath allowing the Bellator Kickboxing ring to completely transform into the Bellator MMA…
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