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Spike TV and 345 Games announce 'Bellator: MMA Onslaught' video game
Spike TV and Bellator Fighting Championships are entering the video-game industry. In association with Viacom Entertainment Group's 345 Games, Spike TV and Bellator announced the pending release of "Bellator: MMA Onslaught," an arcade-style MMA title. "It was imperative that we create a mixed martial arts game accessible to all types of players, not just the hardcore MMA fan," 345 Games exec Dan Yang stated. "Fortunately, with 'Bellator: MMA Onslaught,' the player doesn't need a doctorate in gaming or MMA to enjoy the non-stop action and excitement of the game." The game is currently slated for a summer 2012 release through the PlayStation Network and the Xbox Live Arcade.
Submitted Mar 9, 2012 12:57PM by Budgellism - 7 comments
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For Bellator's Bjorn Rebney, Eventual Spike Move Vindicates Long-Term Vision
Surrounded by MMA start-ups when his promotion began, Bjorn Rebney faced long survival odds. But he's now preparing a move to Spike, the channel that launched MMA in the U.S. There was a time when everyone just assumed Bjorn Rebney was crazy. This was back during the days when mixed martial arts leagues were popping up throughout the country, hoping to become the No. 2 promotion behind the UFC. At the time, there was stiff competition for the spot. Strikeforce had just started to break out following a deal with NBC. The IFL had just become the first fight league to gain network exposure, though it was on little-seen MyNetwork TV, while other organizations like Affliction and EliteXC were making big splashes by signing fighters to lucrative deals.
Submitted Mar 9, 2012 12:28AM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Bellator 60's Marlon Sandro uses Summer Series failure for current motivation
For Brazilian slugger Marlon Sandro, it took just one momentary lapse in focus to derail his dream of Bellator gold. "There was only one minute left in the second round," Sandro recalled to MMAjunkie.com. "I decided to rest up, pace myself, to come out with everything on the third round. Unfortunately he surprised me. "The moment I lowered my guard, he saw it and got the knockout."
Submitted Mar 8, 2012 10:46PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Bellator 60 weigh-in results: Champ Warren (145), Curran (144.8) on weight
The Bellator 60 weigh-ins are in the books, and the organization's first season-six event got off to a fairly rocky start. Although Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren (145 pounds) and fellow headliner Pat Curran (144.8) made weight, not everyone else did. Today's festivities took place at at Horseshoe Hammond in Hammond, Ind. The resort also plays host to Friday's event.
Submitted Mar 8, 2012 10:40PM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
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Michael Chandler vs. Akihiro Gono 'superfight' slated for Bellator 67
A three-round non-title fight between Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and promotional newcomer Akihiro Gono has been added to May's Bellator 67 event. Bellator officials today announced the headliner. The event takes place May 4 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.
Submitted Mar 7, 2012 7:37PM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Bellator 60 weigh-ins slated for Thursday, open to fans
Bellator Fighting Championships kicks off its sixth season on Friday with Bellator 60. The event, which includes a featherweight title fight between champion Joe Warren and Pat Curran, takes place Friday at The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond in Hammond, Ind. The weigh-ins, which also include the eight season-six featherweight-tourney fights, take place Thursday and are open to fans
Submitted Mar 5, 2012 9:59PM by prophecy033 - 0 comments
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Wagnney Fabiano has suffered a knee injury and will be unable to compete in Bellator’s upcoming featherweight tournament. In his place steps Mike Corey, (pictured, right) who now meets Ronnie Mann in the Season 6 tournament quarterfinals at Bellator 60. Sherdog.com confirmed the news with a source close to the bout on Thursday morning after an initial report from MMAJunkie.com.
Submitted Mar 1, 2012 3:10PM by sparky - 2 comments
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Bellator 60 adds Wiuff vs. Gomez, McCorkle vs. White to prelims
A new pair of matchups is set for Bellator's season-six debut as Anthony Gomez (5-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) faces Travis Wiuff (65-14 MMA, 1-0 BFC) in a light-heavyweight contest and Sean McCorkle (15-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC) meets Richard White (15-12 MMA, 0-0 BFC) in a super-heavyweight bout. Bellator officials today confirmed the matchups with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). Both preliminary-card fights are scheduled for Bellator 60, which takes place March 9 at The Venue at Horseshoe Hammond in Hammond, Ind. The night's main card, which includes featherweight champ Joe Warren vs. Pat Curran, airs on MTV2 (and in high-definition on EPIX), and prelims stream on Spike TV. Bellator 60 serves as the season-opening show for Bellator's 12-week sixth season.
Submitted Feb 24, 2012 3:07PM by sparky - 1 comment
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Top Canadian talent Ryan Ford will likely make his Bellator Fighting Championships debut on May 4, as a welterweight confrontation between “The Real Deal” and Luis Santos is in the works for Bellator 67. Sherdog.com confirmed the news with sources close to the fighters on Friday. The promotion has yet to announce any matchups for the event, which takes place at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, marking the promotion’s fourth trip to Canada in less than a year.
Submitted Feb 24, 2012 3:04PM by sparky - 0 comments
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Marius Zaromskis signs with Bellator
Feb 24, 2012 - Marius Zaromskis, the flashy striker who came to prominence capturing the DREAM welterweight title in 2009, has signed with Bellator, MMA Fighting has learned. According to a source close to the fighter, Zaromskis will debut towards the later part of season six, which is scheduled to start on March 9. Zaromskis couldn't be included in the upcoming season six welterweight tournament, which already had a completed lineup by the time of his signing. The 31-year-old Lithuanian who is known for his athletic high kicks holds a record of 16-6 with 1 no contest in his career, with 12 victories coming via knockout.
Submitted Feb 24, 2012 10:12AM by emfleek - 4 comments
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Bellator returns to Canada's Casino Rama for Bellator 67 on May 4
Bellator is returning to Casino Rama for a third time overall – and to Canada for the second time in four weeks. Officials today announced Bellator 67 is slated to take place May 4 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario. No fights are announced for the card, though it's expected to feature second-round matches from Bellator's upcoming season-six tournaments. As with the organization's other events, Bellator 67's main card airs on MTV2 (and in high-definition on EPIX), and the prelims stream on Spike.com.
Submitted Feb 22, 2012 12:56PM by emfleek - 5 comments
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Shinya Aoki vs. Eddie Alvarez targeted for Bellator 66 on April 20
A rematch nearly three-and-a-half years in the making is expected to take place on April 20. MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) today learned that both Shinya Aoki (30-5 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and Eddie Alvarez (22-3 MMA, 6-1 BFC) have verbally agreed to meet at an as-yet-unannounced Bellator 66 event. Contracts are expected to be finalized shortly. Bellator 66 takes place April 20, but Bellator Fighting Championships officials have yet to announce a venue for the card.
Submitted Feb 19, 2012 12:12AM by sparky - 6 comments
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Horodecki To Face Richman At Bellator
Chris Horodecki will face Mike Richman at Bellator 64 in Windsor, Ontario, according to Bleacher Report. For Horodecki (18-3), it will be his fourth consecutive fight in his home province since Ontario legalized MMA. He has gone unbeaten in those four fights that include a win and a draw in Bellator. In his last fight, The Polish Hammer stormed back after a slow start to gain a draw with Mike Corey at Bellator 57.
Submitted Feb 18, 2012 1:35PM by sparky - 3 comments
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Big Sexy’ Sean McCorkle To Debut With Bellator On March 9th In Catchweight Bout
Former UFC heavyweight ‘Big Sexy’ Sean McCorkle (14-2) is set to debut with Bellator Fighting Championships on March 9, 2012 on the preliminary card of Bellator 60 against fellow promotion newcomer Richard ‘Big Man’ White (15-12). McCorkle confirmed the bout via Twitter (@BigSexyMcCorkle) noting that he would be facing White in a 280-lbs cathcweight bout
Submitted Feb 10, 2012 1:42PM by sparky - 6 comments
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Makovsky-Dantas, Good-Maynard Set for Bellator 65 in Atlantic City
Bellator Fighting Championships announced Friday that bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky will defend his title against Season 5 tournament winner Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 65 on April 13. Taking place at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J., the event will also feature a welterweight tournament qualifier between former 170-pound kingpin Lyman Good and three-time Bellator vet LeVon Maynard. Makovsky, 29, has not lost since 2009, posting a perfect 6-0 record in the Bellator cage. “Fun Size” debuted with the Chicago-based promotion in 2010, capturing the organization’s 135-pound belt by besting Ed West in the Season 3 tournament finals. Since his title-winning performance, Makovsky has competed twice in non-title bouts, finishing Chad Robichaux and Ryan Roberts last year.
Submitted Feb 10, 2012 1:39PM by sparky - 0 comments
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TUF 11 Finalist Kris McCray Signs With Bellator
Welterweight fighter, and former “The Ultimate Fighter” season eleven finalist, ‘Savage’ Kris McCray (7-3) has reportedly signed with the Bellator Fighting Championships promotion. News of the signing was confirmed by MMAWeekly.com on Thursday night, after learning from sources close to McCray himself.
Submitted Feb 10, 2012 9:56AM by sparky - 1 comment
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Former TUF Finalist Kris McCray Signs with Bellator
Former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ finalist Kris ‘Savage’ McCray has signed a multi-fight deal to compete in Bellator Fighting Championships. Sources close to the fighter confirmed the deal to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday. Since his exit from the UFC, McCray has racked up two wins in a row on the regional fighting circuit and will not hope to continue that success as he competes for Bellator starting later this year.
Submitted Feb 9, 2012 5:26PM by BuffaloDave - 1 comment
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Bellator 64, Askren vs. Lima, take place April 6 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Bellator Fighting Championships' first season-six event in Canada takes place on April 6 as The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor hosts Bellator 64. Bellator officials today revealed the booking. Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren (9-0 MMA, 6-0 BFC) faces season-five tournament winner Douglas Lima (21-4 MMA, 3-0 BFC) in the evening's main event. "The support we have received in Canada has been nothing short of spectacular, so when we had the chance to bring Bellator to Windsor, it was an easy decision," Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney stated. "Ben Askren vs. Douglas Lima will showcase two of the best and brightest stars in the world at 170 pounds. The fans watching inside Caesars and the viewers catching the fights on MTV2 are in for a great night." In addition to the night's main event, Bellator 64 also hosts the semifinals of the promotion's season-six featherweight tournament. The opening round of that bracket kicks off March 9 at Bellator 60.
Submitted Feb 8, 2012 5:09PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Ben Saunders, Brian Foster Draw Undefeated Opponents For Bellator 170-Pound Tourney
Karl Amoussou (13-4-2) vs. Chris Lozano (9-2) Former middleweight Amoussou has lacked consistency in the last two years, amassing a 2-2-1 record in Bellator, Strikeforce, Pancrase and Dream. He now drops to 170 pounds and his November 175-pound Bellator catchweight fight against Jesus Martinez turned out just fine with a first round KO victory. He'll face Lozano, a late sub for the soon-to-be imprisoned War Machine. Lozano entered last year's tourney and was knocked out in the second round by eventual tournament winner Douglas Lima. He was 3-2 overall in 2011 with both losses coming in the Bellator cage. Ben Saunders (12-4-2) vs. Raul Amaya (9-0) Saunders' dream run in his debut Bellator tournament ended in the finals with a second round knockout loss to Lima. The UFC veteran is 4-1 since getting released by Zuffa in 2010 with finishes in all four of his wins. He will face promotional newcomer Amaya who has rung up an undefeated streak in Florida's Art Of Fighting promotion with six submissions and three T/KO's. Brian Foster (18-5) vs. David Rickels (9-0) Foster makes his Bellator debut on the heels of a four fight win streak. Released from the UFC after health issues threatened his career, the 27-year-old has finishes in all of his wins and has never gone to a decision. He'll have a tough challenge in the undefeated Rickels, a fixture on Bellator undercards for most of 2011. The submission machine has six tapout wins to his credit with three of his last four coming by triangle choke. Bryan Baker (16-3) vs. Carlos Pereira (33-9-1) Like Amoussou, Baker is dropping down to 170 pounds after getting TKO'd by Vitor Vianna last October, snapping a three fight win streak. A promotional fixture since 2009, Baker is 7-2 in his Bellator career and is a former middleweight tournament finalist. He faces the debuting Pereira, a well-traveled veteran who is unbeaten in his last four. Baker should be wary as "Indio" has 22 wins by T/KO.
Submitted Feb 7, 2012 11:58AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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Karl Amoussou vs. Chris Lozana set for Bellator 63
CHICAGO, Ill. (February 3, 2012) — Bellator Fighting Championships returns to Mohegan Sun Arena on March 30 for Bellator 63: The Assassin vs. Psycho. The Friday night affair will feature the quarterfinals of the Bellator Season 6 Welterweight Tournament, along with a host of preliminary fights featuring some of the best East Coast talent the sport has to offer. Tickets for the event go on sale at 10 a.m. EST on Saturday, February 4 and are available through Ticketmaster.com or at the Mohegan Sun Box Office. Tickets are priced from $30-$70. The event will broadcast LIVE starting at 8 p.m. EST on MTV2 and in commercial-free HD on EPIX. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. EST, with the first fight scheduled for 7 p.m. EST. The preliminary card, featuring the area’s top local talent will be streamed LIVE and FREE around the world on Spike.com starting at 7 p.m. EST. The night will be highlighted by Karl “Psycho” Amoussou (@KarlAmoussou) and Chris “The Cleveland Assassin” Lozano as the two vie for a spot in the welterweight semifinals. The Frenchman, Amoussou is known for his tenacious style and desire to finish every fight, leading to 11 finishes in his 13 career wins. For Lozano, the Cleveland Assassin looks for another shot at the Bellator title after coming up short last year against eventual tournament winner Douglas Lima. While Lozano should be a familiar name to Bellator fans after competing in the previous two welterweight tournaments, the evolution Lozano has made over the last half year should make “The Cleveland Assassin” one of the most dangerous fighters inside the Bellator cage.
Submitted Feb 4, 2012 10:36AM by sparky - 0 comments
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