Category Archives: Bellator MMA

COMING TO A MOVIE THEATER NEAR YOU… BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN vs. SILVA

COMING TO A MOVIE THEATER NEAR YOU… BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN vs. SILVA COMING TO A MOVIE THEATER NEAR YOU… BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN vs. SILVA The Biggest Event in Bellator MMA History Available Live in U.S. Movies Theaters Nationwide on June 24 Through Fathom Events LOS ANGELES and DENVER – May 25, 2017 – One of the year’s biggest combat sports events is headed to the silver screen. Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs Silva, headlined by the long-awaited fight between two of the biggest names in mixed martial arts history,Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC), will be available in movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, June 24, in addition to pay-per-view.   Emanating from the legendary Madison Square in New York City, the mecca of combat sports, this blockbuster event includes a heavyweight bought between Russian icon Fedor Emelianenko and hard-hitting Matt Mitrione along with two championship bouts including Douglas Lima (28-6) defending...

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BELLATOR MMA MONSTER ENERGY FIGHT SERIES ENTERTAINS FANS PRIOR TO MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE IN CHARLOTTE

BELLATOR MMA MONSTER ENERGY FIGHT SERIES ENTERTAINS FANS PRIOR TO MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE IN CHARLOTTE   BELLATOR MMA MONSTER ENERGY FIGHT SERIES ENTERTAINS FANS PRIOR TO MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE IN CHARLOTTE OFFICIAL RESULTS & PHOTOS LOS ANGELES – On Saturday, May 20, Bellator and Monster Energy brought exciting mixed martial arts action to the Monster Energy All-Star Race weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The promotion and their longtime partner gave NASCAR fans the opportunity to take in four exciting MMA bouts, three of which ended in first round finishes, prior to the start of Saturday’s race. The bouts were included as a unique pre-race activation inside the Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Zone and featured some of the best regional up-and-coming talent. In addition to the live in-cage competition, MMA legends Tito Ortiz and Dan Henderson were in attendance for a Q...

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Complete Bellator 179 Weigh-In Results & Photos

Complete Bellator 179 Weigh-In Results & Photos OFFICIAL BELLATOR 179: DALEY VS. MACDONALD WEIGH-IN RESULTS & PHOTOS EVENT TAKES PLACE TOMORROW AT THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY IN LONDON — AIRS AT 9 PM ET/8 PM CT ON SPIKE COMPLETE WEIGH-IN PHOTOS HERE Official Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonaldMain Card Weights: Welterweight Main Event: Rory MacDonald (170.1) vs. Paul Daley (170.8) Light Heavyweight Co-Main Event: Linton Vassell (205) vs. Liam McGeary (205.5) Heavyweight Feature Bout: Augusto Sakai (263.75) vs. Cheick Kongo (244) Catchweight Feature Bout: D.J. Griffin (164) vs. Kevin “Baby Slice” Ferguson Jr. (165) Welterweight Feature Bout: Dan Vinni (169.4) vs. Alex Lohore (170)   Bellator.com-Streamed Preliminary Card: Lightweight Preliminary Bout: Jay Dods (154.75) vs. Alfie Davis (155) Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Dan Konecke (227.5) vs. Stav Economou (260.75) Flyweight Preliminary Bout: Jamie Powell (125.2) vs. Amir Albazi (125.5) Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Umer Kayani (168.75) vs. Nathan Jones (169) Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Fabian Edwards (184.5) vs. Rafal Cejrowski (185) Catchweight Preliminary Bout: Jeremy Petley (148.75) vs. Chase Morton (149.75) Middleweight Preliminary Bout: Marcin Prostko (185.25)...

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Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series Visits Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20

Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series Visits Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 20 MONSTER ENERGY BELLATOR MMA FIGHT SERIES HITS CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY FOR MONSTER ENERGY NASCAR ALL-STAR RACE WEEKEND ON MAY 20 ALSO, MMA LEGENDS TITO ORTIZ AND DAN HENDERSON TO MEET WITH FANS FOR AUTOGRAPH SIGNING ON MAY 19   LOS ANGELES – The Monster Energy Bellator MMA Fight Series visits Charlotte Motor Speedway during the Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race weekend on Saturday, May 20 and will feature several MMA bouts throughout the afternoon prior to the start of the on-track racing action. All bouts are set to take place between 3:30-5 p.m. ET at the Monster Energy display in the Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Zone. Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to meet two of the biggest names in the history of the sport on Friday, May 19, when former UFC...

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BELLATOR BOLSTERS WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT DIVISION WITH MULTIPLE NEW SIGNINGS

BELLATOR BOLSTERS WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT DIVISION WITH MULTIPLE NEW SIGNINGS BELLATOR BOLSTERS WOMEN’S FLYWEIGHT DIVISION WITH MULTIPLE NEW SIGNINGS Bellator is pleased to announce the signings of Valérie Létourneau (8-6), Alejandra Lara (6-1), Sabriye Sengül(Debut), Kristi Lopez (2-0), Na Liang (6-0) and Juliana Velasquez (5-0) to multi-fight contracts that will see them compete in Bellator’s emerging 125-pound division. Additionally, Bellator will look to crown its next women’s flyweight world champion this year. “2017 has been a big year for us in terms of bringing in marquee free agents that can have an immediate impact on their division,” said Bellator President Scott Coker. “This group of flyweight signings demonstrates that we’re committed to that throughout our roster, as we’re adding even more depth to an already-competitive weight class. We’re adding a proven title contender, along with a group of prospects from all around the globe, and we...

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Heavyweight Contest Added to Main Card of Bellator 179 on May 19 at The SSE Arena, Wembley

Heavyweight Contest Added to Main Card of Bellator 179 on May 19 at The SSE Arena, Wembley For Immediate Release: April 27, 2017   HEAVYWEIGHT FEATURE FIGHT PITTING CHEICK KONGO AGAINST AUGUSTO SAKAI ADDED TO BELLATOR 179: DALEY VS. MACDONALD AT THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY ON MAY 19 BELLATOR 179 PRELIMINARY MATCHUPS SET   LOS ANGELES — A newly announced heavyweight bout featuring Cheick Kongo (26-10-2) against Augusto Sakai (9-0-1) has been added to the already-electric Bellator 179: Daley vs. MacDonald event, which emanates from The SSE Arena, Wembley on May 19. Kongo, the French-born heavyweight, is currently riding a four-fight win streak that includes wins over Oli Thompson and Alexander Volkov, while the 25-year-old Sakai looks to stay unbeaten and make a name for himself in the division. Additionally, preliminary matchups featuring some of the U.K.’s best up-and-coming talent have been finalized for the...

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PATRICKY ‘PITBULL’ VS. DEREK CAMPOS 2 SET TO HEADLINE BELLATOR 181 AT WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT ON JULY 14

PATRICKY ‘PITBULL’ VS. DEREK CAMPOS 2 SET TO HEADLINE BELLATOR 181 AT WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT ON JULY 14 For Immediate Release: April 26, 2017 PATRICKY ‘PITBULL’ VS. DEREK CAMPOS 2 SET TO HEADLINE BELLATOR 181 AT WINSTAR WORLD CASINO AND RESORT ON JULY 14 LOS ANGELES — Bellator MMA is returning to WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. with a lightweight main event pitting Patricky “Pitbull” Freire(17-8) against Derek Campos (18-6) on Friday, July 14. The event will be broadcast live and free on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and the Bellator Mobile App. Tickets for Bellator 181: Pitbull vs. Campos 2 go on sale this Friday, April 28, 2017 at 10 a.m. CT and can be purchased at WinStar’s Global Event Center Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster and Bellator.com. Additional main...

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Multiple Bouts Added to Bellator NYC & Bellator 180 on June 24

Multiple Bouts Added to Bellator NYC & Bellator 180 on June 24 For Immediate Release: April 25, 2017 PHIL DAVIS SET TO DEFEND LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST RYAN BADER DURING SPIKE-TELEVISED BELLATOR 180 WRESTLING PHENOM AARON PICO TO MAKE MMA DEBUT AGAINST ZACH FREEMAN ON MAIN CARD ALSO, NEIMAN GRACIE VS. DAVE MARFONE ADDED TO SPIKE TELECAST, WHILERYAN COUTURE-HAIM GOZALI ANCHOR BELLATOR 180 PRELIMS ON BELLATOR.COM LOS ANGELES – The biggest night in the history of Bellator continues to grow, with the addition of Phil Davis (17-3, 1 NC) defending his light heavyweight world title against one of the promotion’s newest free agent acquisitions, Ryan Bader (22-5), during the main event ofBellator 180: Davis vs. Baderon June 24th at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The five-round contest will anchor the LIVE and FREE broadcast of Bellator 180, which airs on SPIKE. In addition, undefeated Neiman Gracie...

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KING MO INJURED! Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis will defend his Light Heavyweight title against Ryan Bader at Bellator 180

Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis will defend his Light Heavyweight title against Ryan Bader at Bellator 180 Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis will defend his Light Heavyweight title against Ryan Bader at Bellator 180 Due to a Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal injury and just announced on #TheMMAHour, Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis will defend his Light Heavyweight belt vs Ryan Bader and headline #Bellator180 live and free on Spike from The Garden!...

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