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Bellator Inks Three of Rampage Jackson’s Wolfslair Teammates for Season 9
On the heels of MMA icon and Wolfslair alum Quinton “Rampage” Jackson joining Bellator, the promotion announced Wednesday the signing of Gavin Sterritt, Peter Graham, and Linton “The Swarm” Vassell from the preferred UK agents Wolfslair team (www.wolfsagency.com). All three Wolfslair products will compete for Bellator during the promotions ninth season live on Spike and Spike.com. “Wolfslair has produced some of the best talent in MMA over the last 10 years, and as Bellator continues expanding internationally and particularly with our huge new TV partnership with Viva in the UK, Wolfslair will be a tremendous asset and partner for our brand in the future,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said...
Bellator plans multiple title fights as undercard of 'Rampage'-Ortiz pay-per-view
With Bellator MMA's first pay-per-view venture featuring a pair of headliners who never have fought for the promotion before, its champions apparently don't need to worry about being left out in the cold.
Bellator boss Bjorn Rebney gets wish with 'Rampage'-Ortiz pay-per-view
Bjorn Rebney had a holy grail of MMA. He went after it, and in November he'll make it a reality. That's when the Bellator MMA CEO will cross two things off his bucket list: Seeing a fight between former champions Quinton Jackson (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) and Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA), and putting on his company's first pay-per-view event. Rebney long has talked about his desire to delve into the pay-per-view landscape with Bellator. After signing former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Jackson earlier this year, he knew coaxing Ortiz out of retirement would be the second piece of the puzzle...
Ben Askren Officially a Restricted Free Agent
It looks like another Bellator champion is on the market after completing his contract, following in the footsteps of Hector Lombard and Eddie Alvarez. According to CEO Bjorn Rebney, welterweight king Ben Askren is no longer obligated to any action under the organization’s flag after finishing his original deal with a successful defense at Bellator 97. Askren is currently in a period of exclusive negotiations with Bellator and isn’t completely free to explore all of his options.
Tito Ortiz Makes Surprise TNA Wrestling Appearance, Joins Rampage Jackson on Impact
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz followed friend and former trainer partner Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s footsteps all the way to Bellator MMA, but he didn’t stop there. Just like Rampage, Ortiz also made the move to TNA Wrestling’s Impact. The hot internet rumor just a few short days ago had Bellator putting Rampage up against Roy Jones Jr. in a boxing match on pay-per-view opposite the UFC’s year-end extravaganza that features Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva II and Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate II...
Bellator 97 Results: Michael Chandler and Ben Askren Defend Belts, King Mo Earns Title Shot
Bellator 97 took place Wednesday night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M., just outside of Albuquerque. It proved to be one of the biggest nights in the company’s history. Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, and welterweight titleholder Ben Askren both successfully defended their belts, while Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal won the promotion’s abbreviated Summer Series Light Heavyweight Tournament final...
Tito Ortiz signs with Bellator, meets 'Rampage' Jackson on pay-per-view Nov. 2
It had all the makings of a pro wrestling callout, but regardless of what it looked like, Tito Ortiz (16-11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has returned from retirement – and will fight Quinton Jackson (32-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) for Bellator MMA in November on the promotion's first pay-per-view event.
Dana White rips Viacom/Bellator: 'They have no f--- clue what they're doing'
With Bellator's ratings on Spike TV taking a dip in recent weeks, UFC president Dana White is responding like a shark smelling blood. The recent news that Bellator is considering having Quinton "Rampage" Jackson box aging legend Roy Jones Jr., in White's view, is proof Bellator parent company Viacom is thrashing around trying to figure out a way forward...
Brazilian phenom Goiti Yamauchi debuts at Bellator 99
Brazilian phenom Goiti Yamauchi, a 20-year-old who already boasts a 14-1 pro MMA record, will make his Bellator debut on Sept. 13 at Bellator 99.
Paul Daley, Maiquel Falcao released by Bellator MMA
Paul Daley and Maiquel Falcao are no longer under contract with Bellator. Today, the promotion suddenly announced a decision to release the welterweight and middleweight fighters, who've both landed in trouble with the law after reported assaults.
Ready for this? Rampage vs Roy Jones Jr Boxing PPV planned to go head to head with UFC 168
Viacom is expected to announce plans to go head-to-head with pay-per-view juggernaut Zuffa LLC and its UFC 168 offering at next week's Bellator 97 event on Spike TV. An unveiling of Bellator fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's plans with the promotion will likely include a pay-per-view boxing match with former multi-division boxing champ Roy Jones Jr., multiple sources close to the event today told MMAjunkie
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Davis, Alessio, Clementi among 155 tourney field at Bellator 101 in Portland
Bellator will open its Season 9 lightweight tournament in September with a field of eight fighters who have combined for 172 career victories – and one who will come out of retirement.
Pair of tournament finals marked for Bellator 107 on Nov. 15
Kicking off Sept. 13 at Bellator 99, the featherweight tournament features matchups of Patricio Freire vs. Diego Nunes, Shahbulat Shamhalaev vs. Akop Stepanyan, Desmond Green vs. Fabricio Guerreiro and Andrew Fisher vs. Joe Taimanglo. While Bellator hasn't yet announced their complete welterweight tournament field, we know War Machine and Matt Riddle will participate in the opening round slotted for Bellator 100 on Sept. 20.
Bellator 98 gets middleweight tourney, including Cooper-Spang, Cramer-Filkins
Bellator MMA's Season 9 middleweight tournament gets underway on Sept. 7 with Brett Cooper vs. Andreas Spang, Dan Cramer vs. Perry Filkins, Mikkel Parlo vs. Brian Rogers, and Jason Butcher vs. Giva Santana.
Kurt Pelligrino Returns to Bellator Following Two-Year Layoff From Fighting
Bellator MMA will return to Atlantic City’s Revel on Friday, Nov. 15, as Kurt “Batman” Pellegrino will return after nearly two years away from the cage.
Bellator champ Eduardo Dantas focused on unknown next fight, sponsors
Eduardo Dantas is starting to get that itch again. The Bellator MMA bantamweight champion hasn't fought since a second-round knockout win over Marcos Galvao in February. But with no 135-pound tournament winner waiting in the wings, Dantas (15-3 MMA, 5-0 BFC) is stuck in purgatory unless the promotion books him for a stay-busy non-title fight...
Matyushenko given Bellator 99 main event slot
UFC veteran Vladimir Matyushenko will make his Bellator debut this September against former Bellator LHW champion Christian M'Pumbu.
Bantamweight Ed West granted release from Bellator, looks for quick turnaround
As far as breakups go, Ed West's departure from Bellator MMA sounds like the start of a courtship, not a divorce. But sometimes in sports, athletes and their bosses part ways amicably. That appears to be the case with West and Bellator.
Jared Downing replaces Rob Emerson, meets Patricio 'Pitbull' at Bellator 97
After nearly three years away from the promotion, featherweight Jared Downing returns to the Bellator MMA cage to face Patricio "Pitbull" Freire at Bellator 97.
Bellator 97 fight card set with Chandler vs. Rickels and Askren vs. Koreschkov
Bellator returns Jul. 31 with a pair of title fights as Michael Chandler faces David Rickels while Ben Askren takes on Andrey Koreschkov.