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Bellator 106 medical suspensions: Alvarez and Chandler get 60 days each
Another barnburner delivered by Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler has benched them for two months.
Lawal Doesn't Think Newton Did Enough To Win
"King" Mo Lawal doesn't believe that Emanuel Newtown did enough to win at Bellator 106. He sure sounds salty.
Bjorn Rebney says Tito Ortiz will still compete in Bellator
The Bellator CEO says that Tito Ortiz will step into a Bellator cage when he heals up from a fractured neck.
Bellator boss: Alvarez vs. Chandler III all but a lock for pay-per-view
LONG BEACH, Calif. – When Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler heal from an epic rematch that headlined Bellator's biggest event to date, Bjorn Rebney can't see any reason not to put them together again on pay-per-view.
Final Bellator 106 salaries: Eddie Alvarez tops payroll with $160K
Eddie Alvarez was the big winner at Saturday's Bellator 106 event – both in the cage, as well as in the pocketbooks. On Saturday MMAjunkie.com obtained the list of disclosed paydays prior to the event, which aired on Spike TV from Long Beach Arena in California. The final disclosed payroll for the card was $551,500. While Alvarez earned the top overall payday with $160,000, Joe Riggs actually earned the biggest win bonus. He earned $5,000 to show, but by defeating Mike Bronzoulis in the "Fight Master" tournament final, he pocketed an additional $95,000 as a win bonus...
Bellator 106 weigh-in results: All six title fighters on mark and official
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) -Michael Chandler (154.8) vs. Eddie Alvarez (154.5) - for lightweight title -Muhammed Lawal (204.1) vs. Emanuel Newton (203.4) - for interim light heavyweight title -Pat Curran (144.8) vs. Daniel Straus (144.2) - for featherweight title -Mike Bronzoulis (171) vs. Joe Riggs (170.7) - "Fight Master" tourney final -Mike Richman (145.5) vs. Akop Stepanyan (145.9) PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET) -Jesse Juarez (170) vs. Joe Williams (170.6) -Alejandro Garcia (170.3) vs. Cristiano "Soldier Boy" Souza (171) -Brandon Halsey (203.8) vs. Hector Ramirez (205) -Mike Guymon (155.8) vs. Aaron Miller (156) -Joe Camacho (150)* vs. Cleber Luciano (149)** -Darren Smith (155) vs. Josh Smith (155.5) * Camacho was given two hours to cut to the featherweight max of 146 pounds. ** Luciano was given two hours to cut to the featherweight max of 146 pounds.
Peter Graham steps in to face Cheick Kongo at Bellator 107
Kickboxer turned MMA fighter Peter Graham is set to replace the injured Vinicius Queiroz in a fight against Cheick Kongo at Bellator 107.
Bellator announces Rampage/Beltran for Nov. 15th
Quinton Jackson's Bellator debut was supposed to be this weekend against Tito Ortiz, but with Ortiz out with a neck injury, Bellator has found a new opponent for the former UFC light heavyweight champion.
Saturday's Bellator 106 card gets a shakeup, five bouts on Spike TV main card
With its move from pay-per-view to Spike TV following the injury withdrawal of Tito Ortiz, Saturday's Bellator 106 card has gotten a small shakeup.
Injury knocks Vinicius Queiroz from Bellator 107 and tourney final vs. Kongo
Bellator is having trouble getting a break lately, it seems. A day after losing the headliner for its planned first pay-per-view event, the promotion has lost the bout planned to headline Bellator 107.
'Rampage' Jackson wanted a replacement opponent for canceled Bellator 106 bout
Quinton Jackson said he can't be too upset about Tito Ortiz pulling out of their fight at Bellator 106 due to an injury, but "Rampage" was hopeful the organization would find a replacement and keep the event on pay-per-view.
Bellator PPV moved to Spike TV
Bellator pay per view has been moved to Spike TV because Tito fractured his neck. First news post sorry if it is sloppy.
Bellator 105 weigh-ins results: Lightweight tourney semis official
Bellator 105: Awad vs. Brooks II Bellator 105 weigh-ins results: Lightweight tourney semis official All four semifinalists in Bellator MMA's Season 9 lightweight tournament are now official for their contests, as Saad Awad, Will Brooks, Alexander Sarnavskiy and Ricardo Tirloni all made weight for their Bellator 105 bouts. MAIN CARD Saad Awad (155.2) vs. Will Brooks (155.7) - lightweight tourney semifinal Alexander Sarnavskiy (155.1) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (155.2) - lightweight tourney semifinal Siala-Mou Siliga (263.7) vs. Ron Sparks (261.1) Keith Berry (185.8) vs. Eugene Fadiora (184.6) PRELIMINARY CARD Shawn Bunch (135.6) vs. Steve Garcia (135.1) Eddie Larrea (180.5) vs. Rocky Ramirez (186) Jesse Brock (135.3) vs. Adrian Cruz (135.4) Frank Baca (135.3) vs. Luis Nogueira (135.9) Josh Lanier (205.4) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (205.3) Raphael Butler (259.8) vs. Joseph Bryant (263.3) Desmond Green (146.2)* vs. Angelo Sanchez (145.1) * - Green has been given an additional hour to lost weight
Bellator signs Brazilians Julio Cesar Neves, Cleiton Duarte, Diego Marlon
Bellator MMA has bolstered its roster with the signing of a trio of fighters from Brazil. Julio Cesar Neves, Cleiton Duarte and Diego Marlon are the latest additions to Bellator's ranks.
Bellator 108 lineup set, includes Galvao vs. McKenna, Burrell vs. Rivera
Bellator MMA's return to New Jersey now has a full lineup in place, and new main-card matchups include bantamweights Marcos Galvao vs. Tom McKenna and Nah'Shon Burrell vs. Dante Rivera.
Bellator signs 28-0 featherweight prospect 'Morceguinho'
Bellator has added another finisher to its roster. Undefeated featherweight Julio Cesar Neves Junior, better known in Brazil simply as "Morceguinho", has signed a deal with Bellator after racking up an impressive 28-0 record in the Brazilian regional circuit. Here's his Sherdog Profile
Bellator Returns to Atlantic City Nov. 15 with Middleweight Title Main Event
Bellator MMA will return to Atlantic City’s Revel on Friday, November 15 live on Spike TV as Alexander Shlemenko will put his title on the line against Season 8 Bellator Middleweight Tournament winner Doug “The Rhino” Marshall. The full card is listed below. MAIN CARD: Bellator Middleweight World Title Fight: Alexander Shlemenko (48-7) vs. Doug “The Rhino” Marshall (18-6) Bellator Featherweight Tournament Final: Patricio Pitbull (20-2) vs. Justin Wilcox (13-5) Bantamweight Feature Fight: Marcos Galvao (14-6-1) vs. Tom McKenna (7-3) Welterweight Feature Fight: Nah’Shon Burrell (9-3) vs. Dante Rivera (15-7) PRELIMINARY CARD: Welterweight Feature Fight: Chip Moraza-Pollard (7-4) vs. Sam Oropeza (8-2) Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Jason Lambert (26-12) vs. Tom DeBlass (8-2) Featherweight Feature Fight: Kevin Roddy (13-14-1) vs. Will Martinez (6-2-1) Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Najim Wali (3-2) vs. Liam McGeary (6-0) Lightweight Feature Fight: Anthony Morrison (17-10) vs. Kenny Foster (10-7) Featherweight Feature Fight: Dan Matala (debut) vs. Ryan Cafaro (debut) Bantamweight Feature Fight: Sergio da Silva (1-4) vs. Rob Sullivan (2-1)
Bellator 104 weigh-in results for 'Weedman vs Hawn' from Cedar Rapids
MAIN CARD: Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Brent Weedman (170.7) vs. Rick Hawn (170.4) Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Ron Keslar (170.7) vs. War Machine (170.5) Middleweight Feature Fight: Kendall Grove (185.7) vs. Joe Vedepo (185.2) Heavyweight Feature Fight: Eric Prindle (265.6) vs. Peter Graham (246.6) PRELIMS CARD: Welterweight Feature Fight: Paul Bradley (171) vs. Karl Amoussou (170.6) Lightweight Feature Fight: Rod Montoya (155.8) vs. Paul Sass (155.1) Catchweight Feature Fight (150lbs): Rob Emerson (145.6) vs. Jared Downing (148.3) Catchweight Feature Fight (160lbs): Brandon Girtz (160) vs. Mike Estus (157.6) Catchweight Feature Fight (161lbs): Derek Loffer (160.4) vs. Cliff Wright Jr. (154) Featherweight Feature Fight: Andrew Tieva (144.6) vs. Chris Lane (146)
Why Bellator 104's Rick Hawn wants War Machine in tournament final
Even though he's scheduled for a bout with Brent Weedman at Friday's Bellator 104 event, welterweight tournament semifinalist Rick Hawn already knows whom he would like to face for the tournament title.
Bellator's three-part 'Rampage4Real' series debuts tonight on Spike TV
Ahead of Bellator 106, the organization's first event on pay-per-view, Spike TV tonight debuts the first of a three-part series focused on event headliner Quinton Jackson.