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BELLATOR 114: Shlemenko Defends Middleweight Title vs. “The Irish Bad Boy” Brennan Ward March 28th
A “Storm” is coming to Salt Lake as the always dangerous Alexander Shlemenko will put his Middleweight World Title and twelve fight win streak on the line against Tournament winner Brennan Ward live on Spike TV Friday, March 28th from Utah’s Maverik Center at Bellator 114. The night will also feature the Bellator return of fan favorite and Utah’s own Rad Martinez, who fights Edson Berto in a featherweight battle.
Submitted Jan 16, 2014 9:21AM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Pitbull calls 'bullsh*t' on Bellator's plans
Bellator's bizarre decision to rematch Pat Curran and Daniel Straus despite Straus' clear victory last November has deeply upset current tounament winner Patricio Pitbull.
Submitted Jan 14, 2014 12:13PM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Daniel Straus vs. Pat Curran III headlines Bellator 112, War Machine returns
If you liked Daniel Straus and Pat Curran‘s first two fights, mark your calendars for March 14.
Submitted Jan 13, 2014 3:41PM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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Bellator MMA season 10 heavyweight tournament bracket revealed
The tenth season of Bellator MMA is beginning to take shape and the Viacom-owned promotion recently released the heavyweight tournament bracket, showing what path each participating fighter will need to take to receive a heavyweight title shot.
Submitted Jan 12, 2014 10:50PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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AXS TV Fights CEO jumps in the fray, calls out WSOF for cross-promotion
If Bellator MMA isn’t willing to match its fighters against those from World Series of Fighting, the MMA promotions under the AXS TV Fights banner are willing to step up.
Submitted Jan 10, 2014 10:02PM by JLS1980 - 0 comments
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Eddie Alvarez Confirms Rubber Match with Michael Chandler, Expects to Headline Bellator PPV
As expected, Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler will complete their trilogy in 2014.
Submitted Jan 10, 2014 9:35PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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Bellator 111 Features Bantamweight Title Fight and Heavyweight Tournament Opening Round
The Bellator MMA Bantamweight World Title will be on the line live on Spike TV from the WinStar World Casino on Friday, March 7. The night will also showcase the opening round of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament.
Submitted Jan 9, 2014 3:44PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Bellator tourney finalist Brent Weedman retires
Brent Weedman, who competed in five Bellator MMA tournaments, has retired from the sport, his management team today announced. The 29-year-old Kentucky native concludes his eight-year pro career with a 22-9-1 record, including an 8-4 mark in Bellator, where he’s fought exclusively since early 2010. Nineteen of his 22 career wins came via stoppage.
Submitted Jan 2, 2014 10:58AM by jjeans - 5 comments
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Doug Marshall positive for banned substance, suspended by Pennsylvania commission
Bellator MMA middleweight Doug Marshall (18-7 MMA, 4-1 BMMA) failed a post-fight drug test following a knockout loss to champ Alexander Shlemenko (49-7 MMA, 10-1 BMMA) at this past month’s Bellator 109, according to a brief from TheMMAReport.com.
Submitted Dec 16, 2013 7:39PM by FastKnockout - 14 comments
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Eduardo Dantas vs. Rafael Silva title fight set for March 7
Bellator's bantamweight champion has a date to return to the cage. Eduardo Dantas, whose last title defense took place on February against teammate Marcos Galvao, is set to defend his title against tournament winner Rafael Silva on March 7, 2014.
Submitted Dec 7, 2013 12:35PM by JLS1980 - 2 comments
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Bjorn Rebney reveals Ben Saunders released by Bellator
With Bellator Season 9 in the books and the promotion looking to stage another 170-pound tournament in 2014 with fresh faces, Welterweight Ben Saunders has been given his complete release from the promotion.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 10:00PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Joe Warren eyes April for Bellator MMA title fight against Eduardo Dantas
Bellator MMA bantamweight contender Joe Warren was victorious in his match at the "Grapple at The Garden" event, and broke down his pinfall victory, as well as reveals when his title fight against Eduardo Dantas will happen.
Submitted Dec 2, 2013 9:51PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Bellator inks former NCAA champ Darrion Caldwell
Bellator MMA has added a former NCAA Division I national wrestling champion to its featherweight roster.
Submitted Nov 27, 2013 1:38PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Bellator season 9 review: What worked, what didn't and what to do next
It was perhaps the most pivotal and controversial season in Bellator's history. From an ill-fated moved to pay-per-view to a run-in with their former (and now current) champion to record ratings and one of the year's best fights, Bellator had quite a ride in season 9. I've watched all the events. I even attended one of them. We've read all the interviews, seen all the sights, heard all the talk. In review of season 9, here's what worked, what didn't and an assessment of what's next...
Submitted Nov 25, 2013 9:17AM by grappler0000 - 11 comments
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Bjorn Rebney considering Daniel Straus-Pat Curran 3 for next Bellator 145 title fight
BETHLEHEM, PA. – Daniel Straus avenged one loss earlier this month, and he’s on track for a shot at avenging another one, as well. But that’s only if Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney doesn’t flip the script on things just a little bit. Straus (22-4 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) won the Bellator featherweight title at Bellator 106, outpointing Pat Curran (19-5 MMA, 9-2 BMMA), the man who handed him a loss in April 2009. As champion, he’s scheduled to face Patricio Freire (21-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) next after “Pitbull” won the Season 9 featherweight tournament a week ago.
Submitted Nov 23, 2013 6:27PM by JLS1980 - 7 comments
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Bellator 109 weigh-in results: Champ Shlemenko, challenger Marshall cleared for title fight
Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko (184.7) and hard-hitting challenger Doug Marshall (184.3) made their championship fight official at today’s Bellator 109 weigh-ins. MAIN CARD (9 p.m. ET) Champ Alexander Shlemenko (184.7) vs. Doug Marshall (184.3) – for middleweight title Will Brooks (156.1)+ vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy (155.4) – Season 9 lightweight tourney final Rick Hawn (170.5) vs. Ron Keslar (170.7) – Season 9 welterweight tournament final Patrick Cenoble (155.5) vs. Terry Etim (155.5) PRELIMINARY CARD (6:30 p.m. ET) Keith Bell (256.5) vs. Blagoi Ivanov (252.5) Saul Almeida (145.9) vs. Goiti Yamauchi (152.3)* Ahsan Abdulla (153) vs. Mike Bannon (155) Bubba Jenkins (155.6) vs. Ian Rammel (155.8) Brett Glass (155.7) vs. Brent Primus (155.5) Lester Caslow (145.3) vs. Jay Haas (145.2) + – Has been given two hours to lose the additional one-tenth of a pound * – Has been given two hours to lose the remaining 6.3 pounds
Submitted Nov 21, 2013 6:22PM by JLS1980 - 3 comments
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Bellator sends Matt Riddle packing
A welterweight feature fight between Matt Riddle and Nathan Coy has been removed from Friday’s Bellator 109 season-ending fight card. Not only is the fight off, so is Riddle’s Bellator tenure, which never actually began.
Submitted Nov 19, 2013 5:42PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Rampage Jackson Debut Propels Bellator to Season’s Second-Best TV Ratings
Quinton "Rampage" Jackson proved his drawing power at Bellator 108, propelling the promotion to its second-best TV ratings of the season.
Submitted Nov 19, 2013 2:52PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Bellator 108 Weigh-In Results: ‘Rampage’ Jackson, Joey Beltran Cleared for Main Event
The Bellator 108 main event was made official on Thursday, as both Quinton Jackson and Joey Beltran were cleared to compete in Friday’s main event.
Submitted Nov 14, 2013 8:59PM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Ben Askren becomes unrestricted free agent after Bellator grants 'Funky' unconditional release
Undefeated Welterweight Is Now Unrestricted Free Agent Former Bellator Welterweight Champion and undefeated mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Ben Askren is a free man. The Viacom-owned promotion has said goodbye to the "Funky" wrestler after failing to come to terms on a new deal, which essentially clears the path for Askren to sign with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), no strings attached. From Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney: "I've said it many times, Ben's a completely one-dimensional fighter who is utterly dominant in that dimension. I had a number of discussions with Ben and it became clear it was time for both parties to move in different directions. We've relinquished any right to match here and Ben can sign with whoever he chooses to sign with. Ben's been at Bellator since the start of his career, I respect him and what he's accomplished and wish him the best wherever he goes."
Submitted Nov 14, 2013 9:51AM by SmileR - 13 comments
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