Category Archives: Bellator MMA

Bellator 170 Digital Content Recap – Behind-The-Scenes Footage Before Saturday’s Main Event Showdown!

Bellator 170 Digital Content Recap – Behind-The-Scenes Footage Before Saturday’s Main Event Showdown! TAKE AN INSIDE LOOK AT BELLATOR 170’S MAIN EVENT FIGHTERS WITH NEW, EXCLUSIVE DIGITAL CONTENT HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (Jan. 17, 2017) – With Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen only a few days away, Bellator’s digital team has once again developed a series of exclusive new content in preparation of Saturday’s showdown at The Forum. Join us as we explore behind-the-scenes footage of some of the greatest athletes in MMA and their training regimens. For a deeper look inside these competitors’ journey to the big stage, look no further than Bellator’s fantastic YouTube page. In Focus w/ Chael Sonnen Join us as we spend a day in the life of Chael Sonnen in his home town of West Linn, Oregon. We dive deep into the history of Sonnen’s legacy and the highly anticipated rematch...

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Jarod Trice, Tyrell Fortune, Kevin Woltkamp, Carmella James, and Bruna Ellen added to Bellator 171

Jarod Trice, Tyrell Fortune, Kevin Woltkamp, Carmela James, and Bruna Ellen added to Bellator 171 Jarod Trice, Tyrell Fortune, Kevin Woltkamp, Carmela James, and Bruna Ellen added to Bellator 171 A pair of heavyweight fights featuring undefeated blue chip prospects Jarod Trice(1-0) and Tyrell Fortune(1-0) have been added to the Bellator.com-streamed preliminary card of Bellator 171 at the Kansas Star Arena on Jan. 27. Also added to the preliminary portion of Bellator 171 is Bruna Ellen (2-1), who will take on Carmella James (Debut) in a female flyweight clash. The new additions join a competitive undercard that is highlighted by a middleweight fight pitting the undefeated Chris Harris (7-0) against Jordan Young (5-0), along with Gaston Reyno (6-1, 2 NC) versus Justin Overton (3-2). A catchweight bout putting Melvin Guillard (32-16-2, 3 NC) against knockout artist Chidi Njokuani (16-4, 1 NC) will serve as the...

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The Yet to be Named MMA Show Featuring Bellator 171’s William Lavine, Khabib vs Tony Ferguson, Top 5 Greatest fighters of all Time

The Yet to be Named MMA Show Featuring Bellator 171’s William Lavine, Khabib vs Tony Ferguson, Top 5 Greatest fighters of all Time!  The Yet to be Named MMA Show Featuring Bellator 171’s William Lavine, Khabib vs Tony Ferguson, Top 5 Greatest fighters of all Time The Yet to be Named MMA show Featuring #Bellator171’s William Lavine. We will also be verbally sparring about who we think are the TOP 5 Greatest Fighters of All Time, UFC Fight Night: Penn vs Rodriquez, UFC 209 match ups, and much more. Hosts Dallas Browning and Chris Gregory bring you THE YET TO BE NAMED MMA SHOW, one of the funniest and thoughtful podcasts about fighting. Every Thursday night at 11 pm (CST) we will be joined by people and fighters that #SupportLocalMMA 12am ET / 11pm CT / 9pm  PT call in # 310-742-1799...

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BELLATOR 171 is stacked with homegrown talent from Kansas/Missouri!

BELLATOR 171 is stacked with homegrown talent from Kansas/Missouri! BELLATOR 171 is stacked with homegrown talent from Kansas/Missouri! A catchweight bout pitting Melvin Guillard (32-16-2, 3 NC) against Chidi Njokuani (16-4, 1 NC) will serve as the main event of Bellator 171 at the Kansas Star Arena on Jan. 27. The rest of the fight card will feature several veterans and newcomers who have made a name for themselves fighting on local promotions like Kansas City Fighting Alliance, BlacKOut Fighting Championships, Walkout FC, Evolution Fighting Championships, Shamrock FC, and Blue Corner. All these fighters have proven themselves on the Regional scene and now they are getting the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of the World. “The King of Kansas” David Rickels (17-4, 2 NC), who will meet Aaron Derrow (14-8) is a fight that has local fight fans buzzing. Rickels is a fan favorite at the...

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A.J. McKee, Jessica Middleton Set For Main Card Action at Bellator 171 on Jan. 27 – Gaston Reyno Also Returns

A.J. McKee, Jessica Middleton Set For Main Card Action at Bellator 171 on Jan. 27 – Gaston Reyno Also Returns RISING STAR A.J. MCKEE RETURNS TO ACTION WITH FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT AGAINST BRANDON PHILLIPS ATBELLATOR 171 INSIDE KANSAS STAR ARENA ON JAN. 27 KANSAS’ OWN JESSICA MIDDLETON MAKES SPIKE DEBUT DURING FLYWEIGHT BOUT AGAINST ALICE YAUGER GASTON REYNO ADDED TO STACKED PRELIMINARY CARD HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. —  (Jan. 12, 2017) – A featherweight feature fight pitting A.J. McKee (6-0) against Brandon Phillips (6-2) has been added to the SPIKE-televised main card of Bellator 171 at the Kansas Star Arena on Jan. 27. In addition, Kansas’ own Jessica Middleton (1-0) will take on Alice Yauger (4-4) in a female flyweight clash, while Uruguayan knockout artistGaston Reyno (6-1, 2 NC) highlights a stacked preliminary card when he meets Justin Overton (3-2). The evening’s main event features a 175-pound catchweight showdown between MMA veteran Melvin Guillard (32-16-2, 3...

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MMA Stars and Legends set for Bellator Fan Fest in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 19

MMA Stars and Legends set for Bellator Fan Fest in Los Angeles Thursday, Jan. 19 ***MEDIA ALERT***   FANS INVITED TO JOIN ROYCE GRACIE, SAKURABA, WANDERLEI SILVA, MATT MITRIONE, ‘KING MO’ & ‘BIG’ JOHN MCCARTHY AT BELLATOR 170 FAN FEST AT DAVE & BUSTER’S IN LOS ANGELES   WHAT:                      Bellator 170 Fan Fest WHERE:                   Dave & Buster’s at The Promenade at Howard Hughes Center                                     6081 Center Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90045   WHEN:                      Thursday, January 19 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.   WHO:                         Royce Gracie                                     Kazushi Sakuraba Wanderlei Silva                                     King Mo                                     John McCarthy                                     Matt Mitrione   Royce Gracie The name Gracie is synonymous with MMA, and that is largely in part to Royce Gracie, a man who is considered to have invented the sport as we know it today.  The winner of the first several UFC events, Gracie would dismantle...

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MELVIN GUILLARD-CHIDI NJOKUANI SET TO MAIN EVENT BELLATOR 171 INSIDE KANSAS STAR ARENA ON JAN. 27

MELVIN GUILLARD-CHIDI NJOKUANI SET TO MAIN EVENT BELLATOR 171 INSIDE KANSAS STAR ARENA ON JAN. 27 MELVIN GUILLARD-CHIDI NJOKUANI SET TO MAIN EVENT BELLATOR 171 INSIDE KANSAS STAR ARENA ON JAN. 27 HOLLYWOOD, CA. (Jan. 10, 2017) – A catchweight bout pitting Melvin Guillard (32-16-2, 3 NC) against Chidi Njokuani (16-4, 1 NC) will serve as the main event of Bellator 171 at the Kansas Star Arena on Jan. 27. The SPIKE-televised main card will feature the return of “The King of Kansas” David Rickels (17-4, 2 NC), who will meet Aaron Derrow (14-8). Lastly, a middleweight fight pitting undefeated prospect Chris Harris (7-0) against Jordan Young (5-0) will be featured during the preliminary portion of the event. Tickets for Bellator 171: Guillard vs. Njokuani start at $24 and are on sale now at KansasStarEventCenter.com, as well as Ticketmaster.com. Additional main and preliminary card bouts will be...

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‘BELLATOR 173’ HEADS TO THE SSE ARENA IN BELFAST ON FEBRUARY 24 AS LIAM MCGEARY TAKES ON CHRIS FIELDS

‘BELLATOR 173’ HEADS TO THE SSE ARENA IN BELFAST ON FEBRUARY 24 AS LIAM MCGEARY TAKES ON CHRIS FIELDS ‘BELLATOR 173’ HEADS TO THE SSE ARENA IN BELFAST ON FEBRUARY 24 AS LIAM MCGEARY TAKES ON CHRIS FIELDS SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (January 10, 2017) – A light heavyweight bout pitting former 205-pound world champion Liam McGeary (11-1) against Chris Fields (11-7-1) will serve as the main event of “Bellator 173: McGeary vs. Fields,” which will take place inside The SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Friday, February 24. “Bellator 173: McGeary vs. Fields” airs on Spike at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT. Tickets for the event start at just £35 and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.ie,SSEArenaBelfast.com, or the SSE Arena box office. Hailing from Andover, England, the 34-year-old McGeary will make the short trek up to Northern Ireland’s capital for the first time in...

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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BELLATOR MMA HISTORY, THE WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WILL BE ON THE LINE

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BELLATOR MMA HISTORY, THE WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WILL BE ON THE LINE, WHEN MARLOES COENEN & JULIA BUDD SQUARE OFF INSIDE WINSTAR WORLD CASINO & RESORT ON MARCH 3 FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BELLATOR MMA HISTORY, THE WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT WORLD TITLE WILL BE ON THE LINE, WHEN MARLOES COENEN & JULIA BUDD SQUARE OFF INSIDE WINSTAR WORLD CASINO & RESORT ON MARCH 3 SANTA MONICA, CALIF (January 9, 2017) – Two of the best women’s featherweights in the world, Marloes Coenen (23-7) and Julia Budd (9-2), will meet on March 3 to determine the undisputed 145-pound champion inside WinStar World Casino & Resort in Thackerville, OK. “Bellator 174: Coenen vs. Budd” 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 the event go on sale...

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Gaston “Tonga” Reyno returns to the cage at Bellator 171

Gaston “Tonga” Reyno returns to the cage at Bellator 171 Gaston “Tonga” Reyno returns to the cage at Bellator 171 Gaston “Tonga” Reyno will be returning to the Bellator cage on Friday, January 27th at Bellator 171 and will be facing off with Justin Overton. “Tonga” is coming off a huge win at Bellator 159 where he dismantled the very tough L.J. Hemreck throughout the fight and the referee was forced to stop the the action in Round 3. Gaston “Tonga” Reyno has a huge following of dedicated fans from his home country of Uruguay and since moving to the Kansas City area, he has gained a following throughout the Midwest. “Tonga” is one of the nastiest strikers in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and has been improving his all around game training with Glory MMA & Fitness and traveling to Chula Vista, California...

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