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King Mo rematches Emanuel Newton for interim light heavyweight title at Bellator PPV event
(bloodyelbow.com)
With Attila Vegh injured, recent light heavyweight tournament winners Muhammed Lawal and Emanuel Newton will fight for the interim LHW championship on the November 2nd PPV.
Submitted Aug 15, 2013 2:53PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Tito Ortiz’ Return to Fighting Will Not Affect His Management of Fighters
(mmaweekly.com)
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz’ return to fighting will not interfere with his management of other fighters.
Submitted Aug 14, 2013 11:14AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
With final three females released, Bellator issues statement on women's division
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA hasn't officially dissolved its women's division. But with no women left on its roster, there may not be a home for those fighters in the promotion any time soon. Word got out on Tuesday that Jessica Eye (10-1) had been let go by Bellator, and Tuesday also saw an announcement from all-female promotion Invicta Fighting Championship that former Bellator fighter Felice Herrig (9-4) had signed. Jessica Aguilar (15-4) most recently fought for Bellator in March. Those three were the last remaining women on Bellator's roster, and on Tuesday night promotion CEO Bjorn Rebney issued a statement on the state of the California-based company's women's division...
Submitted Aug 14, 2013 8:13AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator Releases Jessica Aguilar and Jessica Eye
(mmaweekly.com)
Bellator MMA has released strawweight Jessica Aguilar and flyweight Jessica Eye, effectively killing off the women’s side of the sport in the promotion.
Submitted Aug 13, 2013 7:49PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator institutes 'tournament champion replacement clause' for title fights
(mmajunkie.com)
While officials don't expect it to use it very often, Bellator MMA has instituted a new rule to dictate which fighters get title shots if tournament winners aren't available.
Submitted Aug 13, 2013 1:39PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Eddie Alvarez and Bellator mend fences, book Michael Chandler rematch for PPV
(mmajunkie.com)
Former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez's contract dispute is over, and he's returning to the California-based promotion to face the man who took his title. The rematch with reigning titleholder Michael Chandler will serve as the co-main event of Bellator's first-ever pay-per-view offering, Bellator 106, which takes place Nov. 2 at California's Long Beach Arena. Former UFC champs Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Tito Ortiz clash in the headliner...
Submitted Aug 13, 2013 8:04AM by grappler0000 - 33 comments
Filed under: Bellator, MMA Personalities
 
Bellator Inks Three of Rampage Jackson’s Wolfslair Teammates for Season 9
(mmaweekly.com)
On the heels of MMA icon and Wolfslair alum Quinton “Rampage” Jackson joining Bellator, the promotion announced Wednesday the signing of Gavin Sterritt, Peter Graham, and Linton “The Swarm” Vassell from the preferred UK agents Wolfslair team (www.wolfsagency.com). All three Wolfslair products will compete for Bellator during the promotions ninth season live on Spike and Spike.com. “Wolfslair has produced some of the best talent in MMA over the last 10 years, and as Bellator continues expanding internationally and particularly with our huge new TV partnership with Viva in the UK, Wolfslair will be a tremendous asset and partner for our brand in the future,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said...
Submitted Aug 8, 2013 7:56AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator plans multiple title fights as undercard of 'Rampage'-Ortiz pay-per-view
(mmajunkie.com)
With Bellator MMA's first pay-per-view venture featuring a pair of headliners who never have fought for the promotion before, its champions apparently don't need to worry about being left out in the cold.
Submitted Aug 6, 2013 3:14PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator boss Bjorn Rebney gets wish with 'Rampage'-Ortiz pay-per-view
(mmajunkie.com)
Bjorn Rebney had a holy grail of MMA. He went after it, and in November he'll make it a reality. That's when the Bellator MMA CEO will cross two things off his bucket list: Seeing a fight between former champions Quinton Jackson (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), and putting on his company's first pay-per-view event. Rebney long has talked about his desire to delve into the pay-per-view landscape with Bellator. After signing former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Jackson earlier this year, he knew coaxing Ortiz out of retirement would be the second piece of the puzzle...
Submitted Aug 6, 2013 8:03AM by grappler0000 - 19 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Ben Askren Officially a Restricted Free Agent
(fighters.com)
It looks like another Bellator champion is on the market after completing his contract, following in the footsteps of Hector Lombard and Eddie Alvarez. According to CEO Bjorn Rebney, welterweight king Ben Askren is no longer obligated to any action under the organization’s flag after finishing his original deal with a successful defense at Bellator 97. Askren is currently in a period of exclusive negotiations with Bellator and isn’t completely free to explore all of his options.
Submitted Aug 3, 2013 1:01PM by jjeans - 26 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Tito Ortiz Makes Surprise TNA Wrestling Appearance, Joins Rampage Jackson on Impact
(mmaweekly.com)
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz followed friend and former trainer partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s footsteps all the way to Bellator MMA, but he didn’t stop there. Just like Rampage, Ortiz also made the move to TNA Wrestling’s Impact. The hot internet rumor just a few short days ago had Bellator putting Rampage up against Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match on pay-per-view opposite the UFC’s year-end extravaganza that features Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva II and Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate II...
Submitted Aug 2, 2013 8:15AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Miscellaneous
 
Bellator 97 Results: Michael Chandler and Ben Askren Defend Belts, King Mo Earns Title Shot
(mmaweekly.com)
Bellator 97 took place Wednesday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., just outside of Albuquerque. It proved to be one of the biggest nights in the company’s history. Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, and welterweight titleholder Ben Askren both successfully defended their belts, while Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal won the promotion’s abbreviated Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament final...
Submitted Aug 1, 2013 9:10AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Tito Ortiz signs with Bellator, meets 'Rampage' Jackson on pay-per-view Nov. 2
(mmajunkie.com)
It had all the makings of a pro wrestling callout, but regardless of what it looked like, Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has returned from retirement – and will fight Quinton Jackson (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) for Bellator MMA in November on the promotion's first pay-per-view event.
Submitted Jul 31, 2013 8:51PM by Webbie - 29 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Dana White rips Viacom/Bellator: 'They have no f--- clue what they're doing'
(mmafighting.com)
With Bellator's ratings on Spike TV taking a dip in recent weeks, UFC president Dana White is responding like a shark smelling blood. The recent news that Bellator is considering having Quinton "Rampage" Jackson box aging legend Roy Jones Jr., in White's view, is proof Bellator parent company Viacom is thrashing around trying to figure out a way forward...
Submitted Jul 28, 2013 10:31AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
Filed under: UFC, Bellator, Interviews
 
Brazilian phenom Goiti Yamauchi debuts at Bellator 99
(mmajunkie.com)
Brazilian phenom Goiti Yamauchi, a 20-year-old who already boasts a 14-1 pro MMA record, will make his Bellator debut on Sept. 13 at Bellator 99.
Submitted Jul 27, 2013 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Paul Daley, Maiquel Falcao released by Bellator MMA
(mmajunkie.com)
Paul Daley and Maiquel Falcao are no longer under contract with Bellator. Today, the promotion suddenly announced a decision to release the welterweight and middleweight fighters, who've both landed in trouble with the law after reported assaults.
Submitted Jul 26, 2013 12:01AM by FastKnockout - 15 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Ready for this? Rampage vs Roy Jones Jr Boxing PPV planned to go head to head with UFC 168
(mmajunkie.com)
Viacom is expected to announce plans to go head-to-head with pay-per-view juggernaut Zuffa LLC and its UFC 168 offering at next week's Bellator 97 event on Spike TV. An unveiling of Bellator fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's plans with the promotion will likely include a pay-per-view boxing match with former multi-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr., multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie
Submitted Jul 25, 2013 4:47PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, Bellator, Other Combat Sports
 
Davis, Alessio, Clementi among 155 tourney field at Bellator 101 in Portland
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator will open its Season 9 lightweight tournament in September with a field of eight fighters who have combined for 172 career victories – and one who will come out of retirement.
Submitted Jul 24, 2013 2:54PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Pair of tournament finals marked for Bellator 107 on Nov. 15
(bloodyelbow.com)
Kicking off Sept. 13 at Bellator 99, the featherweight tournament features matchups of Patricio Freire vs. Diego Nunes, Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Akop Stepanyan, Desmond Green vs. Fabricio Guerreiro and Andrew Fisher vs. Joe Taimanglo. While Bellator hasn't yet announced their complete welterweight tournament field, we know War Machine and Matt Riddle will participate in the opening round slotted for Bellator 100 on Sept. 20.
Submitted Jul 23, 2013 4:57AM by Budgellism - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
Bellator 98 gets middleweight tourney, including Cooper-Spang, Cramer-Filkins
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA's Season 9 middleweight tournament gets underway on Sept. 7 with Brett Cooper vs. Andreas Spang, Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins, Mikkel Parlo vs. Brian Rogers, and Jason Butcher vs. Giva Santana.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 7:06PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
Filed under: Bellator
 
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