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Bjorn Rebney responds to Dana White's 'no value' Bellator slam
It may have been the case for years there was no war of words between UFC President Dana White and Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney, those days are seemingly long since over. During a recent press scrum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to promote the rematch between UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva, White was asked by the local media if he'd ever be interested in purchasing Bellator MMA...
Submitted Oct 3, 2013 6:49AM by grappler0000 - 8 comments
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Bellator's Joe Warren may go on TRT, commissioner says he applied for exemption
Before an MRI abnormality prompted his scratch from Bellator 98, ex-champ Joe Warren applied for and received a therapeutic-use exemption for testosterone-replacement therapy, according to the head of the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation.
Submitted Oct 2, 2013 8:04PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Champ Alexander Shlemenko vs. Doug Marshall slated for Bellator 108 on Nov. 15
After a delay, Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko will now meet recent tournament winner Doug Marshall on Bellator 108 on Nov. 15.
Submitted Oct 2, 2013 2:15PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Bellator 102 loses prelim bout following last-minute injury
A middleweight bout between Kenny Ento (13-12 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and British fighter Michael Page (5-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) has been scratched for Bellator 102 following an injury to Page.
Submitted Oct 1, 2013 11:33AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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'Fight Master' not yet renewed for second season, says Bellator boss
Despite reports stating otherwise, Bellator and Spike TV have yet to decide if the promotion's first foray into reality TV, "Fight Master," will get a second season.
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Bellator's Rebney noncommittal about signing former UFC title challenger Okami
For now, it appears Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney isn't jumping out of his promoter's chair to sign Yushin Okami – though he isn't completely dismissing the potential to sign the former UFC title challenger, either.
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 7:00PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Bellator 104 lineup set, features Hawn vs. Weedman, Keslar vs. War Machine
The nine-bout lineup for next month's Bellator 104 lineup is now official, and the evening features the semifinal bouts of Bellator's Season 9 welterweight tournament with Rick Hawn vs. Brent Weedman and Ron Keslar vs. War Machine.
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 6:59PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Dana White would never buy Bellator: ‘There’s no value’
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is the biggest MMA organization in the world today, and Dana White doesn’t see Bellator as a competitor. During UFC 168 media day Sunday, the UFC president said ZUFFA would never buy Bellator since "there’s no value" to them...
Submitted Sep 30, 2013 8:26AM by grappler0000 - 9 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator
Marcus Davis Returns to Lightweight Against the “Most Dangerous Guy” in Bellator Tournament
UFC veteran Marcus Davis returns to lightweight on Friday in the opening round of the Bellator Season 9 tournament, facing the "most dangerous guy" in the bracket.
Submitted Sep 25, 2013 11:56AM by prophecy033 - 5 comments
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Despite champ's status, Douglas Lima ready for Bellator title fight with Askren
Even though reigning Bellator MMA welterweight champion Ben Askren does not have any contracted fights lined up with the organization and is a free agent, No. 1 contender Douglas Lima is preparing for a showdown with "Funky."
Submitted Sep 25, 2013 11:44AM by prophecy033 - 3 comments
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Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney: FOX came to us for Latin America deal
While it might seem unusual that Bellator MMA is partnering with an international wing of the UFC's domestic broadcast TV partner, Bjorn Rebney said the relationship came about quite naturally.
Submitted Sep 25, 2013 11:41AM by prophecy033 - 1 comment
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UFC vet Aaron Rosa signs with Bellator, meets Mikhail Zayats at Bellator 103
With a light heavyweight addition to the main card, Bellator's October event in Kansas now is complete. Aaron Rosa will return to Bellator for the first time in more than three years to meet Mikhail Zayats at Bellator 103.
Submitted Sep 24, 2013 7:04PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Bellator announces broadcast deal with FOX Sports Latin America
Bellator is expanding its presence in Latin America – under UFC partner FOX's umbrella. The Viacom-owned MMA promotion today announced an international broadcast deal with FOX Sports Latin America.
Submitted Sep 24, 2013 2:38PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Bellator 102 lineup includes heavyweights Lavar Johnson vs. Vinicius Queiroz
The 12-bout lineup for next week's Bellator 102 lineup is complete, and it includes a heavyweight tournament bout between Lavar "Big" Johnson and Vinicius "Spartan" Queiroz.
Submitted Sep 23, 2013 9:57PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Bellator adds Bronzoulis-Riggs 'Fight Master' final to PPV prelims
The delayed tournament final of Bellator MMA's first reality show season has a home on the promotion's first pay-per-view. Mike Bronzoulis will meet Joe Riggs on the Spike TV preliminary card of Bellator 106.
Submitted Sep 21, 2013 11:26AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Joe Warren meets Nick Kirk in Bellator 101 headliner, Kongo-Godbeer moved
Joe Warren was cleared to fight earlier this week, and Bellator will waste no time getting the former champion back to work. Warren will meet Nick Kirk in a bantamweight tournament semifinal fight to headline next week's Bellator 101.
Submitted Sep 21, 2013 11:25AM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Bellator's Joe Warren cleared to fight, return date not set
After an undisclosed medical issue prompted his removal from a Bellator event earlier this month, Joe Warren (8-3 MMA, 6-2 BMMA) may now compete in the promotion's Season 9 featherweight tournament. The Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation tonight removed the former champ from a national database that tracks medically suspended fighters. "He's cleared to fight," Michael Mazzuli, Mohegan's director of athletic regulation, told MMAjunkie.com.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 10:02PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar Enter Welterweight Tournament As Riddle, Scanlon Injured
Keslar Battles Sergio Junior, Hawn Meets Herman Terrado September 20th Newport Beach, CA. (September 16, 2013) – Injuries over the last three weeks have forced Mark Scanlon and Matt Riddle out of Bellator’s Season 9 Welterweight Tournament. They have been replaced by Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar. Hawn will now face Herman Terrado, while Keslar will battle Sergio Junior on September 20 th from Phoenix’s Grand Canyon University. The night will also feature the long awaited Welterweight Tournament Finals as Douglas Lima battles Ben Saunders and the tournament debut of War Machine.
Submitted Sep 17, 2013 9:09AM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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Rick Hawn, Ron Keslar step in to Bellator's Season 9 welterweight tournament
With injuries forcing Matt Riddle and Mark Scanlon out of Bellator MMA's Season 9 welterweight tournament, Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar have stepped in to the bracket's eight-man field.
Submitted Sep 16, 2013 8:53PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Sinclair out at Bellator 101, Tirloni meets Clementi in lightweight tourney
Rob Sinclair's debut for Bellator MMA has been put on hold, and Ricardo Tirloni is the beneficiary. Tirloni will meet Rich Clementi in the upcoming lightweight tourney with Sinclair out with a knee injury.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 7:25PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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