Category Archives: Bellator MMA

Bellator NYC Fight Week Events

Bellator NYC Fight Week Events Bellator NYC Fight Week Events Bellator NYC Press Conference on Thursday at 11 a.m EST Bellator 180 and Bellator NYC Weigh-ins on Friday at 6 p.m. EST Bellator 180 Preliminary Card on Saturday at 6 p.m. EST Don’tMiss Bellator NYC: Saturday, 10e/7p, live and only on Pay Per View Bellator 180 and Bellator NYC Post-Fight Press Conference...

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Fans Invited to Bellator Nation Rally & Bellator NYC Weigh-Ins Inside The Theater at MSG on Friday, June 23

Fans Invited to Bellator Nation Rally & Bellator NYC Weigh-Ins Inside The Theater at MSG on Friday, June 23 For Immediate Release: June 19, 2017 FANS INVITED TO BELLATOR NATION RALLY AND BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS. SILVA WEIGH-INS INSIDE THE THEATER AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON FRIDAY, JUNE 23 PLUS, A CHANCE TO WIN CAGESIDE TICKETS Los Angeles – Ahead of Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva, fans are invited to the first ever Bellator Nation Rally on Friday, June 23 at 4:30 p.m. ET inside the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Members of the Bellator Nation will have the opportunity to meet with MMA legends Randy Couture and Dan Henderson, current Bellator heavyweight Cheick Kongo, as well as Bellator personalities, including Mike Goldberg and the Bellator Ring Girls. The event is FREE and OPEN to the public. Space is limited, so fans are encouraged to...

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Bellator Announces Broadcast Duties For Historic Event At Madison Square Garden On Saturday, June 24

Bellator Announces Broadcast Duties For Historic Event At Madison Square Garden On Saturday, June 24 For Immediate Release: June 19, 2017 BELLATOR ANNOUNCES BROADCAST DUTIES FOR HISTORIC EVENT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24 LOS ANGELES – With the recently announced additions of veteran commentators Mauro Ranallo and Mike Goldberg to the current Bellator broadcast team, fight night roles have been determined for the biggest evening in the promotion’s history when Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva and Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader air live on Saturday, June 24 from Madison Square Garden in New York. Bellator’s stacked pay-per-view event, Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva, will see play-by-play analyst Mauro Ranallo join longtime Bellator color commentator Jimmy Smith for the first time live at 10 p.m. ET/7p.m. PT, while Mike Goldbergwill anchor the desk for the historic broadcast. Earlier that evening, Goldbergis set to call...

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Bellator Nation Invited to Exclusive Fan Fest During Bellator NYC Fight Week

Bellator Nation Invited to Exclusive Fan Fest During Bellator NYC Fight Week BELLATOR NATION INVITED TO EXCLUSIVE FAN FEST DURING BELLATOR NYC FIGHT WEEK     MEET MMA LEGENDS TITO ORTIZ AND ROYCE GRACIE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 23 AT DAVE & BUSTER’S TIMES SQUARE   Los Angeles – Prior to the biggest event in Bellator history, Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva, fans have the opportunity to meet MMA legends Tito Ortiz and Royce Gracie during an exclusive Fan Fest on Friday, June 23 beginning at 8 p.m. ET at the Dave & Buster’s Times Square location.   Dave & Buster’s, a season-long partner of Bellator MMA, is offering Bellator Nation members the chance to meet two of the biggest names in the sport. Fan Fest is free for Bellator Nation Members with RSVP, who can sign up at www.Bellator.com/fan-fest.   Known as one of the...

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BELLATOR SIGNS VETERAN MMA COMMENTATORS MIKE GOLDBERG AND MAURO RANALLO

BELLATOR SIGNS VETERAN MMA COMMENTATORS MIKE GOLDBERG AND MAURO RANALLO  Bellator has signed longstanding MMA commentators Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo to multi-event broadcast agreements beginning with Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva and Bellator 180: Davis vs. Bader on Saturday, June 24. The move sees Goldberg return to SPIKE for the first time since 2011, while Ranallo reunites with Bellator President Scott Coker, having worked together through 2013. The pair will join a broadcast team that currently includes Jimmy Smith, Jenn Brown and Chael Sonnen. “Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo are two of the best in our business and I couldn’t be happier about them joining the Bellator family,” said Scott Coker. “In addition to June 24, we look forward to working together to make future Spike broadcasts even more exciting for our fans as we add further depth to an already-exceptional broadcast team.” “The addition of highly-regarded announcers Mauro and...

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ROCK ICON DAVE NAVARRO TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM FOR BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS SILVA

ROCK ICON DAVE NAVARRO TO PERFORM NATIONAL ANTHEM FOR BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS SILVA   World-renowned musician, artist and filmmaker Dave Navarro will perform the national anthem prior to the main event for Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva at the legendary Madison Square Garden in New York City on Saturday, June 24. Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva, the biggest event in Bellator history, features the long-awaited bout between two of the most popular fighters in mixed martial arts history, as Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC) finally square off in an impending grudge match. This blockbuster event includes a heavyweight bought between MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko and hard-hitting Matt Mitrione, along with two championship bouts, including Douglas Lima (28-6) defending his 170-pound strap against Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC) and current lightweight champion Michael Chandler (16-3) putting his world title on the line against the undefeated Brent Primus (7-0). Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva airs LIVE on pay-per-view beginning at 10pm ET/7pm...

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FIRST OF TWO BELLATOR NYC CONFERENCE CALLS SET FOR TOMORROW, JUNE 13WITH HEADLINERS CHAEL SONNEN AND WANDERLEI SILVA

FIRST OF TWO BELLATOR NYC CONFERENCE CALLS SET FOR TOMORROW, JUNE 13WITH HEADLINERS CHAEL SONNEN AND WANDERLEI SILVA PLUS, WELTERWEIGHT CHAMP DOUGLAS LIMA AND TITLE CHALLENGER LORENZ LARKIN What: Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Media Conference Call When: Tuesday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. PT/2 p.m. ET   Dial-in:          U.S. Toll Free: 800-875-3456 Canadian Toll Free: 800-648-0973 International Toll: 302-607-2001 Verbal Passcode: Bellator NYC Who: Bellator MMA President Scott Coker Bellator NYC headliner Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) Bellator NYCheadliner Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC) Bellator welterweight champion Douglas Lima (28-6) Bellator welterweight title challenger Lorenz Larkin (18-5, 1 NC) Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Card (Pay-Per-View): Light Heavyweight Main Event: Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) vs. Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC) Heavyweight Main Event: Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC) vs. Matt Mitrione (11-5) Welterweight World Title Bout: Douglas Lima (28-6) vs. Lorenz Larkin (18-5,...

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Brendan Schaub to Co-Host Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Pre-Show Live From MSG

Brendan Schaub to Co-Host Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva Pre-Show Live From MSG For Immediate Release: June 7, 2017 BRENDAN SCHAUB TO CO-HOST BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS. SILVA PRE-SHOW LIVE FROM MADISON SQUARE GARDEN LOS ANGELES — Brendan Schaub, a former professional MMA fighter and football player, host of the popular MMA podcast “Big Brown Breakdown” and co-host of the hit podcast “Fighter and the Kid”, will serve as co-host for Spike TV’s LIVE pre-show leading into Bellator’s epic event, Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva, from New York’s legendary Madison Square Garden. Schaub will join Bellator host, Jenn Brown, in the broadcast booth and will offer insight and analysis for all the fights on Spike’s stackedBellator 180: Davis vs. Bader card leading into the biggest event in the promotion’s history, Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva. Additionally, Schaub will be featured in original Bellator digital content in advance of the event. Headlined by the long-awaited fight between two of the...

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THE BREAKDOWN by Chris Gregory: Fedor vs Matt Mitrione

THE BREAKDOWN by Chris Gregory: Fedor vs Matt Mitrione THE BREAKDOWN by Chris Gregory: Fedor vs Matt Mitrione I have been involved in combat sports for several years and I feel like the fight between ‘The Last Emperor’ and ‘Meathead’ is going to play out like this… The opening bell sounds, Fedor is cool and calm with Russia supporting him. He knows something about his Russian friends that we don’t. He has drank Vodka with Vladimir Putin. He moves forward, every hardcore fan is on the edge of their seat. We all want to see the old Fedor from the Pride FC era. Red, White, and Blue flags are waving on front porches all over the United States. Little kids are running down the street with their mini flags while their All-American parents BBQ, drink Bud Light, and talk how great America is with Trump...

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Bellator MMA Signs Heavyweight Fan-Favorite Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson

Bellator MMA Signs Heavyweight Fan-Favorite Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson For Immediate Release: May 30, 2017   BELLATOR MMA SIGNS HEAVYWEIGHT FAN-FAVORITE ROY ‘BIG COUNTRY’ NELSON TO AN EXCLUSIVE MULTI-FIGHT CONTRACT   PROMOTIONAL DEBUT TO TAKE PLACE LATER THIS YEAR   LOS ANGELES — Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of heavyweight knockout artist Roy Nelson (22-14) to an exclusive, multi-fight contract.   Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nelson joins the Viacom-owned promotion following an eight-year, 19-fight run under the direction of the UFC that saw him earn wins over Mirko Cro Cop, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, “Bigfoot” Silva and Cheick Kongo, while tangling in notable slugfests with former and current UFC title holders Fabricio Werdum, Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier. With 19 of his 22 career wins coming by way of knockout or submission, Nelson should prove to be an exciting addition to the...

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