368 Search Results for bellator 96

Jun 18, 2013 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | War Machine Talks About His Upcoming July 19th Bellator 96 Fight Opposite Blas Avena | Late Night Cage Side Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Our boys Kinch and Chase Raymond recently invited Bellator welterweight and interview favorite, ‘War Machine’ Jon Koppenhaver, onto  an episode of BJPenn.com’s Late Night Cageside Radio show. War Machine discussed his upcoming fight with Blas Avena at Bellator 96 on June 19th, his training heading into that fight, and how he...

Jun 5, 2013 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | (Part 3) Manny ‘The Mean Bean’ Rodriguez Talks Bellator 96, King Mo vs. Seth Petruzelli, War Machine vs. Blas Avena | Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio

By JAKE CHASTAIN | This week on Fist-Ta-Cuff Radio our boys invited Alliance MMA coach, Bellator commentator, and former King of the Cage heavyweight champ & mixed martial artist Manny Rodriguez onto the show. During his segment on the show Rodriguez touched on several topics ranging from Bellator’s upcoming summer shows, his coaching role at Alliance MMA, Bellator Champion Michael Chandler’s upcoming title...

Dec 2, 2016 4:19 pm

Former UFC title contender Rory MacDonald sets up first Bellator fight on Twitter

It was a major shakeup when former #1 UFC ranked welterweight, Rory MacDonald was announced a signed Bellator MMA fighter. Now, just a little over three months have passed since MacDonald signed under Bellator, it looks like the Canadian just did some matchmaking himself on social media and arranged for his first fight since leaving...

Nov 4, 2016 9:32 am

Friday Night’s Bellator 163 Loses Two Main Card Bouts in 12 Hours

Bellator MMA has had an excellent year. They’ve promoted some strange, but undeniably memorable fight cards. They’ve also bolstered their roster with high profile fighters like Benson Henderson, Matt Mitrione, Sergey Kharitonov, Wanderlei Silva, Rory MacDonald and The American Gangster himself, Chael P. Sonnen. Unfortunately, it’s not all sunshine and daises for MMA’s number-two promotion....


Oct 29, 2016 3:12 pm

Bellator targeting Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione for early 2017

Russian heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko appears to be set to make his Bellator debut in early 2017, and an opponent is already under consideration. Former Ultimate Fighter alumni Matt “Meathead” Mitrione looks to be Emelianenko’s next foe and his first fight under the Bellator banner. As reported by FloCombate, the fight desk is nearing...

Oct 21, 2016 7:05 am

Bobby Lashley More Interested in Fedor Fight than Bellator Heavyweight Title Shot

There is a long history of professional wrestlers attempting to try their hand at MMA. On several occasions, these wrestlers have realized mountainous heights, like Brock Lesnar did when he won the UFC heavyweight title. On other occasions, their MMA forays have been downright disasters, like CM Punk’s long-discussed UFC debut against Mickey Gall was....

Oct 2, 2016 10:47 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC Fight Night 96

Last night, the UFC took over Portland, Oregon with UFC Fight Night 96. In the evening’s main event, we saw streaking bantamweight contender John Lineker take an extremely competitive decision from two-time flyweight title challenger John Dodson. The evening’s co-main event, meanwhile, saw Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira stop former Bellator champ Will Brooks after missing weight...

Oct 1, 2016 9:26 pm

UFC Fight Night 96 Results: Alex Oliveira TKOs Will Brooks

A lightweight bout between former Bellator champion Will Brooks and Alex Oliveira served as the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 96 tonight in Portland, Oregon. Round one begins and Brooks shoots in for a takedown. Alex stuffs the attempt. Oliveira presses Brooks against the cage and begins working short shots and some knees. Brooks...

Sep 29, 2016 8:31 am

Jose Aldo gets invitation for Bellator MMA fight

Jose Aldo’s future in MMA currently hangs in limbo while he remains adamant that the UFC release him from his contract so he can retire from MMA and play another professional sport. Aldo’s request came after the UFC announced that Conor McGregor would be moving to lightweight to fight Eddie Alvarez in the main event...

Sep 19, 2016 1:54 pm

King Mo Lawal wants to welcome Shane Carwin to Bellator

King Mo Lawal has been a ‘moneyweight’ fighter ever since his humble beginnings back in Strikeforce. The brash light heavyweight has competed several times at heavyweight throughout his career, and appears to be interested in yet another with recently unretired Shane Carwin. King Mo spoke about a potential match-up with the heavy handed former UFC...

Sep 16, 2016 9:54 am

MMA community reacts to Chael Sonnen signing with Bellator MMA

Thursday evening, news broke that former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen had ended his retirement, and signed an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. No immediate word was given in regress to when Sonnen would be making his Bellator MMA debut, however ‘The American Gangster’ was campaigning for a fight with...

Aug 27, 2016 3:34 pm

Georges St-Pierre reacts to teammate Rory MacDonald signing with Bellator

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald made waves last week when he announced that he had ‘jumped ship’ and signed with Bellator MMA. The top ranked welterweight fighter revealed his reasons for leaving the UFC during last night’s Bellator 160 press conference (watch here). MacDonald’s teammate and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had...

Jun 7, 2016 9:03 am

‘O2 Arena’ reveals plans for Bellator 158 following Kimbo Slice’s death

Tragic news surfaced Tuesday night that Kimbo Slice had passed away at the age of 42 due to what was later revealed to be heart failure. At the time of his death, Slice was preparing for his Bellator 158 scrap with James Thompson on July 16th at London’s famous ‘O2 Arena’. Following Slice’s death there...

May 20, 2016 8:08 pm

VIDEO | 4-foot-11 Tyler ‘Hulk Hands’ Freeland gets first professional loss in Bellator debut

#Bellator155 Joe Hamilton def. Tyler Freeland via submission (RNC). What did I just witness? pic.twitter.com/PhaADP3UQE — caposa (@GrabakaHitman) May 20, 2016 Tyler “Hulk Hands” Freeland made his Bellator debut at Bellator 155 on Friday against the undefeated Joe Hamilton in Boise, Idaho. Freeland went into the bout unbeaten in his professional MMA career with a...

Mar 12, 2016 12:34 pm

Matt Mitrione waiting to see if UFC matches ‘very nice’ offer from Bellator MMA

Matt Mitrione’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Boston’ scrap with Travis Browne was the last fight on his current UFC contract. Unfortunately for Mitrione, two eye pokes and a broken orbital lead to him being defeated via TKO at the event. While Mitrione is appealing the loss with the Massachusetts commission due to the fact that referee...

Feb 23, 2016 8:52 am

Benson Henderson reacts to Rafael dos Anjos withdrawing from UFC 196

As everyone knows by now, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has pulled out of his UFC 196 lightweight title fight against Conor McGregor on March 5th. With less than 2 weeks until fight night the UFC is scrambling to fight a replacement opponent for McGregor. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, fresh off his submission win over...

Dec 31, 2015 8:17 am

Is Fedor Bellator bound?

Earlier this morning fight fans witnessed the impressive return of Fedor Emelianenko. ‘The Last Emperor’ managed to pick up an impressive 1st round TKO win over a much larger Jaideep Singh. Of course after the bout the MMA community as well as most of Twitter went wild with talks of “Fedor’s back!” One interesting thing...

Dec 8, 2015 9:50 am

Newly minted heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury in talks with Bellator MMA

Just a little more than a week has passed since Tyson Fury upset Wladimir Klitschko to take the WBA, WBO and IBF titles. The outspoken boxing champion who previously called out Cain Velasquez when he held the UFC heavyweight championship belt has again sparked interest in fighting MMA’s best. Fury was a guest on the...

Dec 3, 2015 9:53 am

Will Benson Henderson be heading over to fight for Bellator?

There has been a lot of speculation as to who former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson will be fighting for in his next bout. With “Smooth” looking to “test the market,” fight promoters outside of the UFC are salivating to pick up the former lightweight champ including Korean-based promotion Road FC and now Bellator. Bellator...

Nov 7, 2015 10:41 am

Rampage Jackson in attendance at Bellator 145

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson is currently engaged in a legal battle that will decide whether or not the MMA legend will be forced to remain in his contract with Bellator MMA, or return to the UFC. Because of the legal battle, many were surprised to discover that Rampage was in attendance at Bellator 145 last night....

Nov 4, 2015 12:15 pm

Bellator champ Will Brooks claims Pitbull brothers jumped him while on the phone with his mother

Just two days from defending his title against Marcin Held, Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks claimed in a tweet that the Pitbull brothers, Patricio and Patricky Freire, jumped him. Patricio is the Bellator featherweight champion and older brother Patricky fights in the same division as champion Will Brooks in the Bellator lightweight division. Patricio also...

Oct 30, 2015 9:55 am

CSAC holding weight-cutting summit with UFC, Bellator, WSOF and Invicta to attend

Making weight is part of a fighter’s job, however with incidents of weight cuts sending people to the hospital and even a case of death have officials concerned. The Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) and Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) sent out invitations on Thursday for a weight-cutting and dehydration summit in Los Angeles on...

Oct 30, 2015 9:16 am

All ‘Bellator: Dynamite’ drug tests come back clean

It’s always a good day when news emerges that drug tests come back clean. All of the fighter’s from ‘Bellator MMA: Dynamite 1,’ which featured MMA bouts as well as Glory kickboxing matches, tested clean according to MMAFighting. The event took place September 19th in San Jose and was headlined by Liam McGeary vs. Tito...

Oct 29, 2015 9:44 pm

Kimbo Slice to headline Bellator show in February

He’s back! After scoring an impressive KO win over Ken Shamrock back at Bellator 138 in June Kimbo Slice is looking to build momentum in the start of 2016. Jeremy Botter of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that Slice will be headlining a Bellator event on February 19th, however no opponent has been named. Slice...

Oct 28, 2015 9:01 pm

Kurt Angle to appear at Bellator fan festival

Yep, it's damn true! Excited to welcome @RealKurtAngle to the #Bellator145 FanFest & event Nov 5th & 6th in St Louis pic.twitter.com/Sb9prwU3Hs — Scott Coker (@ScottCoker) October 28, 2015 Earlier this week there was much speculation as to what former WWF champion Kurt Angle had to announce when he Tweeted that he had a “huge...