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Josh Thomson is looking for six fights in the next year
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- After Josh Thomson finished Pablo Villaseca in the second round of Friday night's Bellator main event, his second straight win in Bellator, the former Strikeforce champion said two things that probably surprised people. The first, when asked in the cage about a potential lightweight title match with Will Brooks, he said that he would do it, but he feels the people would rather he face Michael Chandler.
Submitted Dec 7, 2015 7:28PM by tildengolfer - 2 comments
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Melvin Manhoef flattens Hisaki Kato in Bellator 146 main event
Melvin Manhoef might be getting up in age, but man that power. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 11:17PM by Wez - 3 comments
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Ray Wood vs Mark Dickman Bellator fight cancelled due to injury
One of the biggest challenges for a mixed martial arts fighter is surviving the rigors of training camp. The uncertainty makes for many a fight postponement, and former Bangor-area fighter Ray “All Business” Wood now has experienced both sides of that frustration within the last two weeks.
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 12:48PM by JLS - 1 comment
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Bellator 146 weigh-in results: Hisaki Kato and Melvin Manhoef on target for main event
Bellator 146 weigh-ins took place today, and there were no surprises as every fighter made weight for their bout. The weigh-in took place at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla., which also hosts Friday’s event. The main card airs on Spike following prelims on MMAjunkie...
Submitted Nov 20, 2015 12:17AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
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Bellator to hold 3 events outside north america
The first 3 events will be held in London,Tel -Aviv,and Italy.London event will be held in the O2 Arena. From the indian casino's to the O2 arena pretty cool to see the growth.
Submitted Nov 17, 2015 6:16PM by FKA - 9 comments
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Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley get Bellator 148 opponents
They’re not fighting each other again – at least not yet – but rivals Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley have their opponents for January’s Bellator 148 event. Bellator officials today announced Koscheck (17-10 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) meets fellow welterweight Matt Secor (7-2 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) in the headliner, and Daley (37-13-2 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) takes on fellow 170-pounder Andy Uhrich (11-5 MMA, 1-2 BMMA) in the co-headliner. MMAMad.com first reported the Koscheck-Secor pairing. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 16, 2015 2:24PM by Wez - 5 comments
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Royce Gracie vs. Ken Shamrock 3, 'Kimbo' vs. 'Dada 5000' set for Bellator 149
ST. LOUIS – Fans in St. Louis were expecting to see an announcement of a Kurt Angle signing with Bellator and an announcement of a fight booking. Instead, Angle went all pro wrestling surprise on the crowd at Scottrade Center and said told fellow heavyweight Ken Shamrock that while he hopes for a fight against him one day, for now he was there to announce Shamrock against a foe he has an historic relationship with: Royce Gracie. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 6, 2015 11:49PM by Wez - 31 comments
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'King Mo' to represent Bellator in Rizin light heavyweight grand prix
Rizin Fighting Federation is loading up for its inaugural show. Muhammed Lawal will represent Bellator MMA in a light heavyweight grand prix tournament during the Rizin FF event on New Year's Eve week, former PRIDE head and Rizin president Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced Friday during Bellator 145. The main portion of the event will air on Spike TV in the United States tape delay on Dec. 31 at 10 a.m., according to a press release. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 6, 2015 11:18PM by Wez - 9 comments
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Will Brooks claims he was jumped by 'Pitbull' brothers, but Freire brothers insist he's lying
Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks did some hard sparring ahead of this Friday night's Bellator 145 showdown against Marcin Held, but probably wasn't expecting the "Pitbull" brothers -- Patricio and Patricky Freire -- to step up and serve as his impromptu training partners. **Go check out Twitter. is pissed off. He's saying there's video proof of the attack. This is big news if it turns out the brothers assaulted him. (Courtesy of on Twitter)
Submitted Nov 4, 2015 2:59PM by Wez - 7 comments
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What will it take to make Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks a star?
Will Brooks seems to have all the pieces of the puzzle needed to become a big star. The right pedigree? The Bellator lightweight champion trains at the American Top Team, among the most elite of the sport's gyms.
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 4:28PM by tildengolfer - 3 comments
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Bellator releases five fighters, including former champion
While the UFC has been in the news for the large number of fighters they've released lately (or are rumored to be releasing), it's Bellator's roster trimming that's in the news today. The Viacom-owned organization cut five fighters from their roster, one of which held a title in the organization. Jason Floyd of The MMA Report fills us in via Twitter: Jason Floyd ?@Jason_Floyd Fighters recently released by Bellator: Alexander Sarnavskiy, Alexander Volkov, Mike Mucitelli, Fabricio Guerreiro, and Joe Duarte 3:35 PM - 30 Oct 2015
Submitted Nov 1, 2015 1:04AM by Budgellism - 18 comments
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Kimbo Slice headlines Feb. 19 Bellator event, Lashley or Thompson potential opponent
Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson is expected to return to the cage Feb. 19 in a Bellator headliner in Houston against an opponent to be determined. The Houston Chronicle first reported Slice’s (5-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) main event spot, and MMAjunkie subsequently confirmed the report with sources close to the promotion, who confirmed the event is Bellator 149 at Houston’s Toyota Center. A Bellator PR official said Slice’s participation is not confirmed. One source close to the promotion said the former street brawler could potentially face the winner of a heavyweight bout at next week’s Bellator 145 between Bobby Lashley and James Thompson, but two separate sources said negotiations are ongoing with another opponent, though they declined to name him.
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:22AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Bellator 146 adds Derek Campos vs. Brandon Girtz rematch, six prelims
The lineup is almost set for Bellator’s return to Oklahoma next month with the addition of a lightweight rematch, plus six prelims. Derek Campos (15-5 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) will meet Brandon Girtz (13-4 MMA, 5-2 BMMA) in a 155-pound bout on the main card of Bellator 146, promotion officials recently announced. The Bellator 146 card now includes: MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) Hisaki Kato vs. Melvin Manhoef Bubba Jenkins vs. Jordan Parsons Chidi Njokuani vs. Ricky Rainey Derek Campos vs. Brandon Girtz PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 6:45 p.m. ET) Kenyon Jackson vs. Bubba McDaniel – 195-pound catchweight Alonzo Menifield vs. Zach Rosol Julia Budd vs. Roberta Paim Rovel Stephen Banaszak vs. George Pacurariu – 140-pound catchweight Chris Jones vs. Treston Thomison Roshaun Jones vs. Eli Tamez Sean Holden vs. Justin Patterson
Submitted Oct 31, 2015 3:19AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Kurt Angle, Ken Shamrock both tease major Bellator announcement
After a whole lot of flirting with the idea over the last decade (or longer), could Kurt Angle actually have finally decided to step into an MMA cage? Well, it doesn't seem likely. But he is pumping up a major announcement for Bellator 145 next week. In addition to that, Ken Shamrock is doing the same thing. Here are their tweets on the issue:
Submitted Oct 28, 2015 3:03PM by tildengolfer - 12 comments
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Julia Budd vs Roberta Paim Rovel Planned For Bellator 146 Card
Featherweight standout Julia “The Jewel” Budd looks to extend her five-fight winning streak when she steps back into the Bellator cage on November 20th at Bellator 146 in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Budd is expected to face off against Roberta “Crusher” Paim Rovel in a featured 145-pound matchup. MMARising.com confirmed plans for the bout with Bellator officials this weekend following an initial report from Dama de Ferro MMA. Budd won her Bellator debut in February by dominating Gabrielle “Gabanator” Holloway. Paim has finished all four of her professional opponents in the first round.
Submitted Oct 19, 2015 1:01PM by JLS - 0 comments
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Pat Curran injures knee, withdraws from Justin Lawrence bout at Bellator 145
Former Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran has withdrawn from his Bellator 145 bout opposite former The Ultimate Fighter contestant Justin Lawrence. According to a press release issued Tuesday by Bellator, Curran sustained a knee injury that caused him to be removed from the bout. Lawrence will still appear on the card, but now faces late replacement Emmanuel Sanchez.
Submitted Oct 14, 2015 12:59PM by tildengolfer - 0 comments
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With Pat Curran out, Emmanuel Sanchez steps in to face Justin Lawrence at Bellator 145
A knee injury has forced former Bellator featherweight champ Pat Curran (21-7 MMA, 11-4 BMMA) out of next month’s Bellator 145 event, and Emmanuel Sanchez (11-2 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) has stepped in on short notice to face Justin Lawrence (8-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA).
Submitted Oct 13, 2015 9:54AM by JLS - 0 comments
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Kimbo Slice targets February return, vows 'to put asses in seats'
Kimbo Slice is not having a bad 2015. His return to MMA has been a promotional success for his Bellator and on Spike TV. And while competitively his win over Ken Shamrock isn't particularly noteworthy, it's made the heavyweight relevant as an attraction years after his entrance and first exit from the sport.
Submitted Oct 11, 2015 7:56PM by tildengolfer - 19 comments
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Joe Warren fails drug test for Marijuana at Bellator 143
Joe Warren won his last fight by unanimous decision at Bellator 143, but that could end being over turned if the report of a failed drug test is true: Former Bellator bantamweight champion Joe Warren tested positive for marijuana in his post fight drug test at Bellator 143 last month.
Submitted Oct 9, 2015 9:08PM by tildengolfer - 22 comments
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Marcos Galvao vs. Joe Warren in the works for Bellator 144 with Eduardo Dantas injured (updated)
UPDATE: Galvao vs. Dantas is off due to Dantas' injury, Bellator will postpone the title fight. Eduardo Dantas is out of Bellator 144, but that doesn’t mean Marcos Galvao won’t be putting his bantamweight title on the line on Oct. 23.
Submitted Oct 7, 2015 4:39PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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