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Joe Warren meets Nick Kirk in Bellator 101 headliner, Kongo-Godbeer moved
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmamadhouse.com)
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 They have been replaced by Rick Hawn and Ron Keslar.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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
(mmajunkie.com)
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
Filed under: Bellator
 
Ailing father forces Shahbulat Shamhalaev out of 145 tourney at Bellator 99
(mmajunkie.com)
Season 7 featherweight tournament winner Shahbulat Shamhalaev's second run at Bellator gold will have to wait. The fighter is withdrawing from the promotion's Season 9 tournament to tend to his ailing father.
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 7:24PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Rebney: 'Ridiculously one-dimensional' champ Askren will dominate if in UFC
(mmajunkie.com)
So far, it hasn't been the same kind of controversy that Bellator MMA experienced with Eddie Alvarez's free agency. What will happen to the promotion's welterweight champion, Ben Askren, remains to be seen. But Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney believes the elite-level wrestler will continue having success if he stays or if he goes. At this point, backhanded compliments might be just part of the game...
Submitted Sep 9, 2013 8:50AM by grappler0000 - 15 comments
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Cheick Kongo meets Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101 in Portland
(mmajunkie.com)
Former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo will make his Bellator MMA debut later this month. The promotion on Saturday announced Kongo will meet Mark Godbeer at Bellator 101.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 12:43PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Warren KO'd in training
(bloodyelbow.com)
Ex-Bellator champ and Fight Master reality show star Joe Warren was reportedly KO'd during training which forced the cancellation of his Bantamweight semi-final tournament bout with Nick Kirk at Bellator 98.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 12:41PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Attila Vegh situation 'taken out of context'
(mmafighting.com)
The saga between light heavyweight contender Attila Vegh and Bellator over whether or not Vegh was being replaced for his upcoming bout with Emanuel Newton due to an injury or a "business decision" was nothing more than a miscommunication, according to Bellator's CEO Bjorn Rebney. Vegh was slated to fight Newton at Bellator 106 in Long Beach, Calif., which will mark Bellator's foray into the pay-per-view market. Things got murky when he was replaced with Muhammed Lawal, who was knocked out by Newton back in July 2012 in his promotional debut. Lawal, of course, has more star power than Vegh, and a rematch with Newton translates into better intrigue, especially with the interim belt hanging in the balance...
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 7:01AM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews
 
Middleweight ‘Arm Collector’ Giva Santana Retires Following Bellator 98 Loss to Jason Butcher
(sherdog.com)
Bellator middleweight Giva Santana has retired at age 41. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist announced his decision following a second-round technical knockout defeat to Jason Butcher at Saturday night’s Bellator 98.
Submitted Sep 8, 2013 12:31AM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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Bellator 98 weigh ins and Fight card change
(bellator.com)
MAIN CARD Bellator Middleweight World Title Fight: Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (183.3) vs. Brett Cooper (184.8) Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Justin Torrey (185) vs. Brennan Ward (185.3) Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Jeremy Kimball (186) vs. Perry Filkins (186) Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Brian Rogers (185) vs. Mikkel Parlo (185) Bellator Middleweight Tournament Opening Round: Jason Butcher (184.5) vs. Giva Santana (185.5) Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Derek Anderson (154) vs. Patricky Pitbull (155) PRELIMINARY CARD Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Jeff Nader (204) vs. Mike Mucitelli (204) Lightweight Feature Fight: Andrew Calandrelli (156) vs. Ryan Quinn (155) Featherweight Feature Fight: Nick Piedmont (145.5) vs. Matt Bessette (144.8) Bantamweight Feature Fight: Glenn Allair (135) vs. Rico Disciullo (135.3) Heavyweight Feature Fight: Josh Diekman (243) vs. Parker Porter (260) Andreas Spang was originally scheduled to compete in the Middleweight Tournament, but was deemed ineligible to compete by the provisionary commission. Brennan Ward will now face Justin Torrey in the opening round of the Middleweight Tournament.
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 8:01PM by JLS1980 - 8 comments
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Joe Warren deemed medically ineligible to compete at Bellator 98 on Sept. 7 at Mohegan Sun
(mmamania.com)
Former Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Warren has been deemed ineligible to compete by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation. After reviewing the medical documentation submitted by Warren, the now Bellator Bantamweight Semifinalist will have his fight delayed until further notice. "I've been fortunate to work with one of the best commissioners in the sport in Mike Mazzulli, and after carefully reviewing Joe's medical documents, everyone agreed to err on the side of caution with the goal of ensuring our fighters safety. It was determined Joe would be unable to compete this Saturday at Mohegan Sun. Joe's been with us since the beginning and as is the case with every fighter here, it's incumbent on me to ensure Joe is 100% healthy and medically cleared to fight before he steps into the Bellator cage."
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 10:45AM by airkerma - 2 comments
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Bellator's inaugural pay-per-view to air live on Armed Forces Network
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA's partnership with the Armed Forces Network brings the tournament-based promotion's regular-season events to men and women in uniform. Now, those troops will get to see who has more left in the tank – Tito Ortiz or Quinton Jackson? The Viacom-owned promotion recently announced that "Bellator: Rampage vs. Tito" will be shown on the network, which airs in over 175 countries to an estimated 1 million service members...
Submitted Sep 6, 2013 8:23AM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Finalist Joe Riggs Out Due to Injury, Fight Master Final Nixed from Saturday’s Bellator 98
(mmaweekly.com)
The Fight Master: Bellator MMA final between Joe Riggs and Mike Bronzoulis slated for Saturday’s Bellator 98 has been postponed.
Submitted Sep 3, 2013 9:16PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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David Rickels vs. J.J. Ambrose, six prelims set for Bellator 103 in Kansas
(mmajunkie.com)
A lightweight bout featuring a recent tournament winner and a full slate of prelims have been added to Bellator's October show in Kansas. MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) TBA vs. TBA - featherweight tournament semifinal TBA vs. TBA - featherweight tournament semifinal J.J. Ambrose vs. David Rickels PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com (7 p.m. ET) Cody Carrillo vs. Ricky Musgrave Jeimeson Saudino vs. Jesse Thornton Donnie Bell vs. Marcio Navarro Maurice Jackson vs. Matt Uhde Remy Bussieres vs. Blake Pool Wayman Carter vs. Carlos Eduardo
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 3:55PM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Career threatening injury rules Rob Sinclair out of Bellator Lightweight Tournament
(thefightlounge.co.uk)
The Fight Lounge can exclusively reveal that UK lightweight Rob “C-4? Sinclair has been ruled out of the Bellator lightweight tournament, that was scheduled to take place on September 27th, at Bellator 101 in Portland, Oregon, United States due to injury. The Fight Lounge can reveal that Rob “C-4? Sinclair has been ruled out of Bellator 101 due to a career threatening injury that was sustained earlier this week in training. The Fight Lounge are not obliged to go into detail regarding the incident, but what we can tell you is that Rob is currently in hospital, after sustaining an injury that at one point was said to be career threatening.
Submitted Aug 30, 2013 12:53PM by jjeans - 6 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
On day of Ryan Couture's UFC bout, Spike and Xtreme Couture plan special message
(mmajunkie.com)
This Saturday's episodes of "Ink Master" on Spike TV will reportedly contain a brief message that might be of interest to MMA fans, and maybe even the UFC.
Submitted Aug 29, 2013 11:41PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
 
Heavyweight Cheick Kongo signs with Bellator MMA, joins Season 9 tourney field
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA has a new (but familiar) addition to its heavyweight division: longtime UFC fighter Cheick Kongo. Bellator officials today announced the signing, though terms of the deal were not disclosed. Although an exact debut date hasn't been announced, he's joined the organization's Season 9 heavyweight tournament, which kicks is expected to kick off in September. However, in a prepared statement, Kongo (18-8-2 MMA, 11-6-1 UFC), suggested he'll debut instead in October.
Submitted Aug 28, 2013 4:29PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
Filed under: Bellator
 
Pat Curran vs. Daniel Straus title fight joins Bellator 106 pay-per-view
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA's pay-per-view debut now has a third title fight.
Submitted Aug 27, 2013 5:27PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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