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Remember when it was supposed to be Quinton "Rampage" Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz on Bellator's pay-per-view debut?
Well, now it's Rampage vs. Joey Beltran on Spike TV in Atlantic City on Nov. 15.
Ortiz pulled out of the Nov. 2 bout late last week with a neck injury, forcing the pay-per-view card to shift to Spike TV with Michael Chandler's rematch against Eddie Alvarez elevated...Read more »
There was a time when Anthony Leone lost four straight fights and was dropped from WEC, Strikeforce and Bellator, three of the four biggest mixed martial arts promotions out there.
That time was a 12-month span from June 2010 to May 2011.
Fast forward to October 2013, and here's Leone, the Center Moriches native, on the cusp of a Bellator title shot. Leone, winner of four straight bouts,...Read more »
Fox Sports Latin America and Bellator agreed to a muti-year partnership that gives the network exclusive broadcast rights to the MMA promotion's content, both parties announced Tuesday.
The deal begins in October with Bellator's library of fights and other programming and will be shown in all Latin American countries, including Brazil.
“Fox Sports Latin America has been looking for the...Read more »
Joe Warren, the former Bellator featherweight champion, was declared ineligible to fight for the promotion this Saturday at Mohegan Sun.
Bellator announced the decision by the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation on Friday morning. No specific reason was given.
“I’ve been fortunate to work with one of the best commissioners in the sport in Mike Mazzulli, and after carefully...Read more »
This much we know: Tito Ortiz will emerge from retirement to fight Quinton “Rampage” Jackson inside the Bellator cage on Nov. 2 on pay-per-view. In the nook of the Internet reserved for mixed martial arts, such information caused quite a stir — much of it negative in nature.
Here’s what we don’t yet know, and thus can’t light up the Internet complaining about or championing its cause: how...Read more »
Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler landed a big right hand to drop David Rickels in the first minute of the fight at Bellator 97.
Watch the knockout video below.
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Lightweight champion Michael Chandler signed an eight-fight contract extension with Bellator, the promotion announced Thursday.
The undefeated Chandler (11-0, 8-0 Bellator) defends his title at Bellator 97 against David Rickels on July 31 on Spike.
“I believe Michael is the best lightweight in MMA," Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney said in a statement. "And, given that, I felt it...Read more »
"Seinfeld" fans spent nine years watching a show about nothing.
If you want to spend four minutes and 16 seconds of your life watching the same thing, but with less comedy and looser-fitting jeans, watch Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's debut appearance on Impact Wrestling after he signed with Bellator and TNA earlier this week.
(Newsday's app users can watch at...Read more »
Former Pride and UFC champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson has signed a multi-year deal with Bellator MMA, TNA Wrestling and Spike TV, the companies announced Tuesday.
Rampage has always been an outspoken individual, evidenced by his interviews and his time as a coach on "The Ultimate Fighter" opposite rival Rashad Evans.
As part of his deal, Rampage (32-11) will be...Read more »
As quickly as the outrage over Jon Fitch being cut by the UFC spread across the Internet and social media last week, so too did calls for the former welterweight title contender to join Bellator or the World Series of Fighting
Even Dana White, the president of the UFC and the guy who cut Fitch, said as much.
"I'm glad that so many people are behind him," White said in the media...Read more »