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Dispute settled, Bellator's Rick Hawn plans to donate extra check to charity
A check from a sponsor dispute arrived Saturday for Bellator's Rick Hawn. The $1,500 he was supposed to receive against lightweight champ Michael Chandler won't stay in his bank account, though. Another check already made it to him.
Tom DeBlass returns from retirement, expected to compete at April's Bellator 95
After a short-lived retirement, middleweight Tom DeBlass is returning to MMA.
Eddie Alvarez's motion denied, will not fight at UFC 159
Eddie Alvarez won't be fighting at UFC 159. A federal judge today denied a motion to release the fighter from his Bellator contract to sign with UFC parent Zuffa.
Bellator 86 Weigh-in Results: Ben Askren Puts Belt on the Line; King Mo Ready to Debut
MAIN CARD: Bellator Welterweight Championship Fight: Ben Askren (169.8) vs. Karl Amoussou (167.4) Przemyslaw Mysiala (205.6) vs. King Mo Lawal (205.0) Douglas Lima (170.6) vs. Michail Tsarev (170.0) Koffie Adzitso (170.8) vs. Ben Saunders (169.8) Marius Zaromskis (169.2) vs. Brent Weedman (171.0) PRELIMINARY CARD: Raul Amaya (171.0) vs. Jose Gomes (170.8) Matt Jones (182.8) vs. Cortez Coleman (186.0) Chris Pham (139.6) vs. Jason Sampson (137.4) Zach Church (154.6) vs. Damon Jackson (155.2) Hunter Tucker (145.0) vs. Javier Obregon (146.0)
Sponsor agrees to pay Bellator's Rick Hawn after initially stopping sponsorship check
A verbal agreement gone wrong. That's the best way to describe what happened between Bellator lightweight Rick Hawn and lifestyle brand HTFU. Hawn took to Twitter Monday to explain that after losing the Bellator lightweight title fight to champion Michael Chandler last Thursday, HTFU decided to break their sponsorship agreement. He wrote, "one of my main sponsors from my fight canceled his check cuz (sic) he wasnt (sic) happy with the outcome or my performance." HTFU had verbally agreed to pay Hawn $1,500 to wear their apparel on fight night. They also sent him extra gear...
Bellator’s Rick Hawn says sponsor stopped check after loss to Michael Chandler
Bellator's Rick Hawn lost to Michael Chandler last Thursday in a title fight. Hawn, an Olympian in judo, was submitted in the second round. The fight was a part of Bellator's first broadcast on Spike, and was viewed by just under a million viewers. Still, Hawn says one of his sponsors wasn't happy his performance, and stopped his check...
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Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen Bellator season 7 lightweight tourney final set for March 7
After an unexpected postponement of the originally scheduled season 7 lightweight tournament finale, it has a new date and venue: March 7 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. On that night, Dave Jansen and Marcin Held will battle to determine the next challenger for divisional champion Michael Chandler, who successfully defended the belt for the first time last Thursday night with a submission win over Rick Hawn...
Bellator 85 medical suspensions: Tourney winner Noe out indefinitely
Jacob Noe may have earned his biggest career win over Seth Petruzelli, but didn't get out unscathed. Noe has drawn an indefinite suspension for a possible orbital fracture following Bellator 85 in Irvine, Calif.
Bellator boss: Division too stacked for immediate Curran-Freire rematch
Bellator MMA kicked off its run on Spike TV with a highly technical and entertaining title fight, but given the depth of the featherweight division, Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney ruled out the possibility of an immediate rematch.
Bellator MMA Brings $100,000 Lightweight Tournament Finals to California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino March 7th
Newport Beach, CA. (January 18, 2013) – The stage is set for a Bellator MMA Lightweight Tournament Finals showdown as Dave “The Fugitive” Jansen battles submission ace Marcin Held on March 7th from California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino. Tickets for the event start at just $40, and can be purchased by visiting Pechanga.com, Bellator.com, or by calling the Pechanga Box Office at 877-711-2946 or visiting between noon and 8pm daily.
Eddie Alvarez Heads to Court On Jan 25 Seeking Injunction To Allow Him to Sign with UFC
Former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez will head to court on Jan 25 to seek an injunction that would allow him to sign and fight for the UFC.
Bellator 85 draws close to 1 million viewers in Spike TV debut
The ratings are in and Bellator's Spike TV debut featuring two title fights drew 938,000 viewers, a very strong showing.
Bellator 85 results: Michael Chandler, Pat Curran defend titles
One had a thrilling finish, and the other was 25 minutes of back-and-forth striking. In the end, both lightweight champion Michael Chandler and featherweight champ Pat Curran defended their belts at Bellator 85. Plus, three fighters punched tickets into the semifinals of the Season 8 light heavyweight tournament. The event, which kicked off Bellator's eighth season and its move to Spike TV, took place at Bren Events Center on the campus of the University of California-Irvine. When it came down to it, Michael Chandler made it look rather easy...
Rick Hawn having trouble finding sponsors
Bellator lightweight contender, Rick Hawn, discusses difficulty landing sponsors, despite being the headliner on the promotion's first Spike TV broadcast.
After layoff, champ Pat Curran could be the aggressor at Bellator 85
Patricio Freire hasn't fought in 20 months. His opponent tonight, Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran, has been on the shelf for more than nine months. But things could quickly become explosive tonight at Bellator 85, Curran said
As with UFC, Spike TV predicting big success for new partner Bellator
The way Spike TV President Kevin Kay described it, Bellator MMA has spent the past year "off-Broadway" on MTV2, which might have been a good thing. But tonight, with Bellator's Spike TV premiere, expectations are high.
Bellator 85 Weigh-in Results: Twin Title Fights Set
MAIN CARD: Pat Curran (144.8) vs. Patricio Pitbull (144.5) - FW Championship fight Michael Chandler (154.6) vs. Rick Hawn (155) - LW Championship fight Mikhail Zayats (205.7) vs. Babalu Sobral (205.3) PRELIMINARY CARD: Seth Petruzelli (204.8) vs. Jacob Noe (205.9) Emanuel Newton (205.4) vs. Atanas Djambazov (205.6) Hector Ramirez (204.8) vs. Jason Lambert (205.5) Aaron Miller (145.8) vs. Joe Camacho (145.8) Joe Williams (170.7) vs. Jamie Yager (170.8) Savant Young (155.5) vs. Mike Guymon (155.7) Brian Warren(165) vs. J.J. Ambrose (164.5) Mario Navarro(144.8) vs. Cleber Luciano(144.9)
Barnett not on Bellator's radar, Rampage may be
After the closing of Strikeforce last weekend and UFC On FX 7 this weekend there will be two notable free agents on the market, namely Barnett and Rampage. Bellator's CEO Bjorn Rebney explains his interest in each fighter.
After Losing Vision Briefly, Pat Curran Fully Recovered from Fractured Orbital
It was a scary injury. Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran was winding down his training camp for a title defense against Patricio Freire in August, and he caught a punch that put him on the sidelines for weeks with a fractured orbital. “I guess I was sparring with a guy a little bit too big,” Curran told the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Beatdown” show. “He was a boxer. I was just boxing down in Chicago. I don’t know, it was just a freak accident. I was sparring with him pretty much the whole camp leading up to the fight. It was my second to last sparring session and he just clipped me with a right hook, and it fractured it.” If a fractured orbital sounds painful, that’s because it is. “It was pretty painful,” Curran said. “It was my first time ever fracturing my orbital. When it happened, I really didn’t know what was going on. I was instantly blind. My nose started bleeding on the same side and I pretty much lost vision for about 30 minutes. It was hard for me to see out of that eye for a while, but in time, it healed.” The injury didn’t require surgery. Instead, Curran went eight weeks without sparring and then switched to thicker headgear before jumping back in the ring to prepare for his defense against Freire, which takes place Thursday at Bellator Fighting Championships 85