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Bellator 96 fighter Steven Artoff tests positive for marijuana
This past month's Bellator 96 in Thackerville, Okla., appears to have produced the tournament-based promotion's first positive drug test.
Submitted Jul 9, 2013 5:33PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Ex UFC and current Bellator fighter involved in altercation, friend hospitalised
According to Band Santa Catarina, Renovacao Fight Team featherweight prospect and training partner to former Bellator tournament champion Maiquel Falcao, Kaue Mena, is in serious condition following an altercation outside a gas station in Southern Brazil. From the video it appears that Falcao got into some kind of disagreement with a pair of women inside the gas station. Words were exchanged and he appears to push/slap one of them away. After that a host of men enter and begin fighting with Falcao and his friends. The fight spills out into the the gas station parking lot where one of the men fighting Falcao hits him with what appears to be a piece of wood...
Submitted Jul 8, 2013 7:19PM by infestructure - 12 comments
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Lyman Good finished with Bellator contract, free to seek other offers
Good announced the end of his Bellator contract today via press release, stating that he is no longer under any contractual obligation to the promotion.
Submitted Jul 3, 2013 8:45PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Bellator vet stops murder suspect
Former Bellator fighter and MMA gym owner Ururahy Rodrigues chased down, and choked out murder suspect Eric Billings in Villa Rica, Georgia.
Submitted Jun 29, 2013 11:04PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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King Mo says Jacob Noe is a bitch, details split from Syndicate MMA
Bellator light heavyweight star, 'King' Mo Lawal, details his split from Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas, as well as the reason he despises Jacob Noe.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 8:20PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Spike TV adds GLORY kickboxing to its combat sports programming lineup
Spike TV, which has been in the MMA business since 2005, now will add kickboxing to its arsenal. The cable channel on Thursday announced a deal with kickboxing promotion GLORY Sports International to air events this fall.
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 1:45PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Joe Warren says 'Fight Master' is 'the most educational fight show there is'
Joe Warren literally had a front-row seat for the unscripted reactions of the welterweight contestants on "Bellator MMA: Fight Master," and his suspicion that he'd lose the show's popularity contest wasn't far off...
Submitted Jun 27, 2013 9:32AM by grappler0000 - 13 comments
Filed under: Bellator, Interviews
Barring settlement, Eddie Alvarez vs. Bellator MMA will stretch well into 2014
Eddie Alvarez won't be fighting any time soon if his case with Bellator MMA goes to trial. According to documents filed Monday in U.S. district court, the two parties aren't required to see each other in court until after Sept. 15, 2014.
Submitted Jun 26, 2013 10:11PM by FastKnockout - 11 comments
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Rampage wants to 'f---- up' Roy Nelson
Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Rampage Jackson is now with Bellator MMA and is already calling out opponents. It just so happens that some are in different weight classes and different organizations. Here, he calls out UFC heavyweight, Roy Nelson.
Submitted Jun 26, 2013 12:10PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
Filed under: Bellator, UFC
Bellator "Summer Series" features two events instead of typical three
Instead of three events during its annual "Summer Series," Bellator MMA this year will host just two. Sources close to the promotion confirmed that plan to MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) not long after its first event of the summer, Bellator 96, which took place this past Wednesday at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Bellator 97 takes place July 31 at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., near Albuquerque, but there will not be an August event. Instead, the promotion simply will roll into the start of its ninth season, which opens Sept. 7 with what will be Bellator 98...
Submitted Jun 23, 2013 9:51AM by grappler0000 - 7 comments
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Seth Petruzelli announces retirement following KO loss at Bellator 96
After nearly 13 years as a professional fighter, Seth Petruzelli will step away from the cage. The 33-year-old Petruzelli made the announcement Friday morning following a knockout loss to Muhammed Lawal at Bellator 96.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 11:44AM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Bellator ratings down significantly
Bellator only pulls in 480,000 viewers for Wednesday night's card, down significantly from last season's average of 809,000.
Submitted Jun 21, 2013 11:43AM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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'Babalu' Sobral on retirement: 'My body cannot continue to do this anymore'
If Renato Sobral has one regret about his final MMA fight, it's that he couldn't make his body do what it used to.
Submitted Jun 20, 2013 4:22PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Season-opener Bellator 99 adds Alexander Shlemenko vs. Doug Marshall title fight
Bellator will kick off its ninth season and conclude its new "Fight Master" reality show on Sept. 7 with Bellator 99, a live event that features a title fight.
Submitted Jun 20, 2013 11:49AM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Bellator 96 weigh-in results: Five fighters miss their marks in Oklahoma
Bellator MMA's "Summer Series" debut got off to a rough start on Tuesday with five fighters missing weight for their fights on their first tries on the scale.
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 9:19PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Queiroz off Bellator 96, Ryan Martinez meets Rich Hale in heavyweight tourney
On the day of the weigh-ins for Bellator 96, there has been a shakeup in the heavyweight tournament. Vinicius Queiroz is out of a semifinal bout against Rich Hale, and stepping in to take his place will be Ryan Martinez.
Submitted Jun 18, 2013 2:40PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Douglas Lima Injured, Scratched from Ben Saunders Rematch at Bellator 97
Douglas Lima has suffered another injury that will postpone his Season 8 welterweight final against Ben Saunders.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 11:04PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Ronnie Mann: Bellator gave me the Cage Warriors' buyout money as an apology
After Cage Warriors bought out his contract, Ronnie Mann said his split with Bellator MMA was amicable, especially since officials from his former home gave him a nice parting gift.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 6:55PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Bellator events moving to Friday night this fall to avoid NFL, UFC
Due to competition on other nights, Bellator's live events will be moving to the dreaded Friday night spot this fall.
Submitted Jun 11, 2013 2:27PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Bellator inks broadcast deal in United Kingdom with Viacom-owned VIVA
Bellator's broadcast reach now extends to 116 countries after inking a deal to bring tournament action to U.K. MMA fans. The Viacom-owned VIVA channel is set to broadcast Bellator MMA events starting this month with Bellator 96.
Submitted Jun 6, 2013 7:32PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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