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Pair of tournament finals marked for Bellator 107 on Nov. 15
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
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Bellator 98 gets middleweight tourney, including Cooper-Spang, Cramer-Filkins
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
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Kurt Pelligrino Returns to Bellator Following Two-Year Layoff From Fighting
Bellator MMA will return to Atlantic City’s Revel on Friday, Nov. 15, as Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino will return after nearly two years away from the cage.
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 3:19PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas focused on unknown next fight, sponsors
Eduardo Dantas is starting to get that itch again. The Bellator MMA bantamweight champion hasn't fought since a second-round knockout win over Marcos Galvao in February. But with no 135-pound tournament winner waiting in the wings, Dantas (15-3 MMA, 5-0 BFC) is stuck in purgatory unless the promotion books him for a stay-busy non-title fight...
Submitted Jul 22, 2013 8:56AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Matyushenko given Bellator 99 main event slot
UFC veteran Vladimir Matyushenko will make his Bellator debut this September against former Bellator LHW champion Christian M'Pumbu.
Submitted Jul 18, 2013 8:42PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Bantamweight Ed West granted release from Bellator, looks for quick turnaround
As far as breakups go, Ed West's departure from Bellator MMA sounds like the start of a courtship, not a divorce. But sometimes in sports, athletes and their bosses part ways amicably. That appears to be the case with West and Bellator.
Submitted Jul 16, 2013 11:35PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Jared Downing replaces Rob Emerson, meets Patricio 'Pitbull' at Bellator 97
After nearly three years away from the promotion, featherweight Jared Downing returns to the Bellator MMA cage to face Patricio "Pitbull" Freire at Bellator 97.
Submitted Jul 12, 2013 8:57PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Bellator 97 fight card set with Chandler vs. Rickels and Askren vs. Koreschkov
Bellator returns Jul. 31 with a pair of title fights as Michael Chandler faces David Rickels while Ben Askren takes on Andrey Koreschkov.
Submitted Jul 9, 2013 9:22PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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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
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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
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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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