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Bellator MMA cuts 19 fighters including Lima, Prindle, and Leone
(mmamania.com)
But insists the releases were done prior to the hiring of former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Submitted Jun 25, 2014 3:18PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Rep says Alvarez may stay with Bellator
(bjpenn.com)
In a recent interview with MMAJunkie.com, Eddie Alvarez rep, Glenn Robinson discussed the fighter’s future at Bellator MMA where he’s the promotion’s current lightweight champion.
Submitted Jun 19, 2014 12:02PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire postponed with ‘Pitbull’ injured
(mmafighting.com)
The Bellator featherweight title won’t be on the line until September.
Submitted Jun 18, 2014 9:10PM by FastKnockout - 4 comments
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Spike TV president confirms Bellator 120 did 100,000 pay-per-view buys
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator’s first pay-per-view effort reached a significant benchmark of success, according to Spike TV President Kevin Kay.
Submitted Jun 18, 2014 9:06PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Bellator announces departure of executives Bjorn Rebney and Tim Danaher
(mmajunkie.com)
Spike TV today announced that Bellator MMA’s top two executives have parted ways with the company. Bjorn Rebney, Bellator’s founder, chairman and CEO, as well as company president and COO Tim Danaher, have the left company, effective immediately. A reason for their departures wasn’t given, though a statement from Rebney mentioned a difference “in our views on the right strategic direction.”
Submitted Jun 18, 2014 11:38AM by postman - 12 comments
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Dana: No way Bellator did 100K PPV buys
(bloodyelbow.com)
The UFC president shared his doubts about Bellator's PPV buy claims with the assembled MMA media at yesterday's UFC 174 pre-fight scrum.
Submitted Jun 13, 2014 12:29PM by FastKnockout - 13 comments
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BFC Evolves the Tourney
(mmafighting.com)
Bellator isn't getting away from their tournament model, but they are adjusting it. In short, Bellator tournament champions no longer have to re-enter the tournament system to earn subsequent title shots. Bellator officials exclusively tell MMA Fighting the tournament still earns the winner a guaranteed title shot and $100,000 extra in earnings, but also something more now. Once a fighter wins a tournament, they'll forever belong to a pool of fighters who can win a series of fights outside of the tournament that also lead to a title shot.
Submitted Jun 12, 2014 2:08PM by GDPofMPG - 1 comment
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Ricardo Arona refused Bellator's offer, needs to be physically fit to fight again
(bloodyelbow.com)
"The Brazilian Tiger" doesn't want to give a specific date for his return, and still doesn't know if his return will be in MMA, grappling or Jiu-Jitsu.
Submitted Jun 11, 2014 11:41AM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Manager Confirms Michael Chandler Fought with Injured Back; Wants Rematch, Not Patricky Pitbull
(mmaweekly.com)
Rumors to the contrary, Michael Chandler isn’t looking to move on from his Bellator pay-per-view loss to Will Brooks. He wants the rematch, not a fight with two-time Bellator tournament finalist Patricky “Pitbull” Freire.
Submitted Jun 9, 2014 7:14PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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Bellator 121 results: Lins, Thompson and Sokoudjou earn first-round wins
(mmajunkie.com)
The headliner of tonight’s Bellator 121 event, which kicked off the organization’s 2014 “Summer Series” schedule, proved a rather quick and one-sided affair.
Submitted Jun 7, 2014 11:37AM by FastKnockout - 10 comments
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Bellator 121 weigh-in results: Four main-card matchups set with no issue
(mmajunkie.com)
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET) -Austen Heidlage (205.7) vs. Philipe Lins (205.7) – light heavyweight tournament opening round -James Thompson (260.3) vs. Eric Prindle (264.8) -Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou (204.8) vs. Terry Davinney (205.8) -Carlos Eduardo (205.2) vs. Egidijus Valavicius (205.2) – light heavyweight tournament opening round PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET) -Stephen Banaszak (145.9) vs. Treston Thomison (145.9) -Cortez Coleman (185.7) vs. Joe Vedepo (185.6) -Kelly Anundson (206.3)* vs. Rodney Wallace (205.9) – light heavyweight tournament opening round -Jamelle Jones (205.8) vs. Ray Sloan (202.4) -Matt Jones (188.4) vs. Bubba McDaniel (189.8) -Steve Garcia (139.2) vs. Cody Walker (140.2)# -Guillermo Ayme (168) vs. William Florentino (170.8) * – Anundson has two hours to lose the remaining 0.3 pounds # – Walker has two hours to lose the remaining 0.2 pounds
Submitted Jun 5, 2014 9:01PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Phil Baroni vs. Karo Parisyan is in the works for Bellator 122
(bjpenn.com)
According to sources close to BJPENN.com, a bout featuring MMA veterans Phil Baroni and Karo Parisyan is in the works for July’s Bellator 122 event in Temecula, California.
Submitted Jun 5, 2014 11:46AM by FastKnockout - 12 comments
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James Irvin-Brennan Ward set for Bellator 123 Season 11 opener on Sept. 5
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator MMA will open its fall season in September when it returns to Connecticut for Bellator 123.
Submitted May 28, 2014 11:12PM by FastKnockout - 6 comments
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Bellator 120 clears 100k PPV buys.
(sherdog.com)
Viacom-owned Bellator MMA pushed north of 100,000 buys for their May 17 card, according to industry sources with information regarding the promotion’s debut foray into the pay-per-view business.
Submitted May 28, 2014 8:03PM by hate4thestate - 7 comments
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Eddie Alvarez to Will Brooks: I want to fight you ‘because I think you’re the easier guy, and I’m trying to get out of here easier’
(mmafighting.com)
In theory, Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez's next (and likely final) fight for the promotion, seems to be a foregone conclusion. When recent tourney winner Will Brooks seized a surprising split decision over Michael Chandler at Bellator 120, he also captured the newly created Bellator interim lightweight strap, and in doing so, appeared to jump the line in the Alvarez sweepstakes.
Submitted May 28, 2014 3:02PM by FastKnockout - 8 comments
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Bellator 120 PPV buys estimated at 65,000 for 'Rampage vs. King Mo'
(mmamania.com)
Don't laugh, That's actually a pretty good number, all things considered.
Submitted May 27, 2014 11:10AM by FastKnockout - 16 comments
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Bellator Signs Sokoudjou, DeBlass, Merad, Sosnovskiy, Garcia to Multi-Fight Deals
(sherdog.com)
Several new talents have signed multi-fight deals with Bellator MMA, including newcomer Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou and two-time Bellator vet Tom DeBlass, who recently inked a new extension with the Viacom-owned organization.
Submitted May 22, 2014 8:15PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Eddie Alvarez wants to fight Brooks, not Chandler
(bloodyelbow.com)
Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez sets the record straight regarding the contract conditions on opponent choice for his next fight.
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:07PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Calf Injury Knocks Pat Curran Out of June 6 Title Defense at Bellator 121
(sherdog.com)
Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will not defend his title as expected next month. Bellator officials Wednesday announced that Curran sustained a severe right calf strain in training and has been forced to withdraw from a planned rematch with Patricio Freire at Bellator 121. “I’ve been training incredibly hard for this fight by pushing myself to my absolute limits in training,” Curran stated in a release. “Unfortunately, during some conditioning drills, I suffered a bad calf strain that has halted my training for one of the biggest fights of my career. I have my sights set on getting back into the cage as soon as possible, with July in mind, but I want to be 100 percent healthy heading into that cage to smash ‘Pitbull.’”
Submitted May 22, 2014 12:55AM by JoeWarren33 - 2 comments
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Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas challenges Joe Warren to random drug test
(mmajunkie.com)
Bellator bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas called interim titleholder Joe Warren “delirious” to think he’s afraid of a fight.
Submitted May 21, 2014 8:24PM by FastKnockout - 2 comments
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