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Mirko Cro Cop vs. Roy Nelson added to Bellator 200 in London
(mmajunkie.com)
MMA and kickboxing legend Mirko Cro Cop will make his Bellator debut in May, when he faces fellow longtime veteran Roy Nelson.
Submitted Mar 5, 2018 3:52PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Jon Fitch vs. Paul Daley set for Bellator 199 in San Jose
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Bellator’s newest addition has his first assignment. Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch signed an exclusive contract with the promotion earlier this week, and on Friday night’s Bellator 195 card, it was announced that Fitch would be facing welterweight standout Paul Daley when the organization heads to San Jose for Bellator 199 on May 12.
Submitted Mar 2, 2018 10:51PM by Braden - 6 comments
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Jon Fitch signs with Bellator
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Jon Fitch is headed to Bellator. The promotion has signed the MMA veteran to an exclusive multi-fight, multi-year deal, MMA Fighting has learned. Fitch’s signing and debut is expected to be announced in the very near future.
Submitted Mar 1, 2018 3:05PM by Braden - 5 comments
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Former champion Phil Davis faces Linton Vassell at Bellator 200
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Bellator has announced an important light heavyweight bout for its upcoming card in London, as Bellator 200 features the return of Phil Davis against Linton Vassell on May 25.
Submitted Feb 27, 2018 3:30PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Rafael Carvalho vs. Gegard Mousasi, Michael Page vs. David Rickels booked for Bellator 200 in London
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Bellator is going to England for its 200th show. The promotion announced on Monday that middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho will fight Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 200, scheduled for May 25 at the SSE Arena. The main card will also feature unbeaten welterweight Michael Page versus David Rickels.
Submitted Feb 26, 2018 2:40PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Bellator trims roster, parts ways with 13 fighters
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Thirteen fighters are no longer under contract with Bellator. The list includes names like Fernando Gonzalez, Kendall Grove, Francis Carmont, Georgi Karakhanyan and Kevin Casey, a Bellator official confirmed to MMA Fighting following a report by Jason Floyd. The combined record of the 13 athletes in Bellator was 39-31-1. In some cases, contracts expired and the fighters are now free agents.
Submitted Feb 20, 2018 2:50PM by JLS - 2 comments
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Wanderlei Silva cites condition for fourth fight with ‘fat’ ‘Rampage’ Jackson
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Quinton Jackson wants to even the score with his longtime rival Wanderlei Silva, and “The Axe Murderer” is open to fighting him a fourth time — with one condition. Silva, who beat “Rampage” twice by knockout inside the PRIDE ring, but lost their third fight under the UFC banner almost a decade ago, heard Jackson’s recent comments on The MMA Hour, promising “another ass whooping” against the Brazilian. Both Silva and “Rampage” are coming off decision losses to Chael Sonnen, and the Brazilian told Gazeta do Povo that he wants to have the home field advantage this time.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 3:02PM by Braden - 0 comments
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James Gallagher headlines Bellator 196 in April in Hungary
(mmajunkie.com)
James Gallagher will headline Bellator’s return to Hungary. Officials today confirmed with ESPN.com that Gallagher (7-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) will meet fellow unbeaten featherweight and local product Adam Borics (6-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) in Bellator 196’s main event.
Submitted Feb 8, 2018 2:59PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler 2 targeted for April 13 Bellator event
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The rematch is on. Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler 2 for the Bellator lightweight championship is scheduled for April 13 at The Family Arena in St. Charles, Mo., MMA Fighting has learned. The promotion is expected to announce the fight very soon.
Submitted Jan 27, 2018 7:14AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Joe Warren vs. Joe Taimanglo booked for Bellator 195
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Joe Warren has his first fight set for 2018. The three-time Bellator titleholder returns to action in a bantamweight bout vs. Joe Taimanglo at Bellator 195 on March 2 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackervile, Okla. Officials announced the bout on Friday’s Bellator 193 broadcast.
Submitted Jan 27, 2018 7:13AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Liam McGeary vs. Vadim Nemkov official for February's Bellator 194
(mmajunkie.com)
A light heavyweight matchup between a former champion and a contender on the rise is now official for next month’s Bellator 194 event. MMAjunkie today learned from Bellator officials that Liam McGeary (12-2 MMA, 9-2 BMMA) will indeed take on Vadim Nemkov (8-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) at the event, which takes place Feb. 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Submitted Jan 25, 2018 7:30PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Paul Daley says that he has been granted his release from Bellator
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Paul Daley has added himself to the rumor mill with a Facebook announcement that he has been granted release from his Bellator contract.
Submitted Jan 25, 2018 3:08PM by tildengolfer - 1 comment
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UFC on FOX 27 card complete with Austin Arnett vs. Cory Sandhagen
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The lineup for UFC on FOX 27 is set. A featherweight bout between Octagon newcomers Austin Arnett and Cory Sandhagen was officially added on Monday, bringing the amount of fights on Saturday’s show in Charlotte, N.C., to 11.
Submitted Jan 22, 2018 3:42PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Frank Mir set for Bellator 196
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Two of the heavyweight division’s all-time greats will finally meet. On Monday, officials announced that the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix opening round matchup between Fedor Emelianenko and Frank Mir will take place at Bellator 196 on April 28 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. The event will air live on the Paramount Network.
Submitted Jan 22, 2018 3:37PM by Braden - 4 comments
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Chael Sonnen vs. ‘Rampage’ Jackson will headline Bellator 192
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Bellator will be going with big names over a highly anticipated title fight as the final bout of its big show in Los Angeles next week. Chael Sonnen vs. Quinton Jackson will act as the headliner of Bellator 192 on Jan. 20 in Inglewood, Calif., MMA Fighting confirmed with the promotion Friday. Bellator president Scott Coker told The Sporting News earlier Friday that Sonnen vs. “Rampage” will be the main event. Previously, it was expected that a welterweight title fight between champion Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald would be at the top of the bill.
Submitted Jan 12, 2018 4:38PM by Braden - 3 comments
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Patricky Freire vs. Derek Campos 2 set for Bellator 194 co-main event
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Bellator has once again booked a rematch between Patrick Freire and Derek Campos. The promotion announced on Friday that the lightweight talents will battle in the co-main event of Bellator 194 in Uncasville on Feb. 16.
Submitted Jan 12, 2018 2:04PM by Braden - 0 comments
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James Thompson fails test for drostanalone
(mixedmartialarts.com)
Veteran heavyweight James Thompson has failed a test for the steroid drostanolone, administered by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation director Mike Mazzulli at Bellator 191 in Newcastle, England, on December 15. Thompson, 39, lost to Philip De Fries at the event, via submission in Round 1. Thompson, 39, faces a one-year suspension and $2,000 fine. In order to be licensed to fight again after the suspension, which is retroactive to the event date, he will have to test clean. Thompson has the right to appeal.
Submitted Dec 29, 2017 4:42PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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Heavyweight prospect Tyrell Fortune meets Joe Hernandez at Bellator 193
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With the Bellator heavyweight division set to crown a new champion next year, one of its brightest prospects will aim to stay on the winning path in February. Undefeated wrestling specialist Tyrell Fortune (3-0) is set to face Joe “2 Gunz” Hernandez (4-2) at Bellator 193 on Jan. 26 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Thursday.
Submitted Dec 22, 2017 5:01AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Aaron Pico to fight Shane Kruchten at Bellator 192
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Top prospect Aaron Pico will look to capitalize on his first win when he returns at Bellator 192. On Thursday, officials confirmed that the 21-year-old featherweight’s third professional bout has been booked against nine-year veteran Shane Kruchten.
Submitted Dec 21, 2017 4:43PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Darrion Caldwell to defend bantamweight title against Leandro Higo at Bellator 195
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“The Wolf” will begin his reign in 2018. Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell is slated to make the first defense of his newly captured 135-pound title against Leandro Higo on March 2 at Bellator 195, promotion officials announced Tuesday.
Submitted Dec 19, 2017 10:17PM by Braden - 0 comments
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