Category Archives: Bellator MMA

BELLATOR NYC HITS MSG WITH DOUBLE MAIN EVENT ON SAT., JUNE 24 IN RETURN TO PPV

BELLATOR NYC HITS MSG WITH DOUBLE MAIN EVENT ON SAT., JUNE 24 IN RETURN TO PPV MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TO HOST BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS. SILVA PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ONSATURDAY, JUNE 24   CHAEL SONNEN & WANDERLEI SILVA TO SETTLE HEATED LONG-STANDING RIVALRY IN MAIN EVENT   DOUBLE MAIN EVENT WILL SEE FEDOR EMELIANENKO AND MATT MITRIONE IN AN EXPLOSIVE HEAVYWEIGHT SHOWDOWN   PLUS, TWO BELLATOR WORLD TITLE FIGHTS: WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMP DOUGLAS LIMA MEETS THE DEBUTING LORENZ LARKIN & ‘IRON’ MICHAEL CHANDLER DEFENDS HIS LIGHTWEIGHT WORLD TITLE AGAINST UNDEFEATED BRENT PRIMUS  LOS ANGELES – Bellator MMA is bringing its biggest event ever to the “Big Apple!” Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena” and Mecca of combat sports, will host Bellator’s first-ever mixed martial arts event in the state of New York on Saturday, June 24 with Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva. The blockbuster pay-per-view...

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MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TO HOST BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS. SILVA PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24

MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TO HOST BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS. SILVA PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24 MADISON SQUARE GARDEN TO HOST BELLATOR NYC: SONNEN VS. SILVA PAY-PER-VIEW EVENT ON SATURDAY, JUNE 24   LOS ANGELES – Bellator MMA is bringing its biggest event ever to the “Big Apple!” Madison Square Garden, “The World’s Most Famous Arena” and Mecca of combat sports, will host Bellator’s first-ever mixed martial arts event in the state of New York on Saturday, June 24 with Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva. The blockbuster pay-per-view features two of the sport’s most recognizable names in Chael Sonnen (29-15-1) and Wanderlei Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC), who will finally meet in a light heavyweight fight that has been brewing since 2011. The double main event also features Fedor Emelianenko (36-4, 1 NC), an MMA legend that many consider to be the greatest heavyweight fighter of all-time,...

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Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin has signed with Bellator MMA.

Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin has signed with Bellator MMA. Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin has signed with Bellator MMA. Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin has won 4 of his last 5 fights inside the UFC and will be a huge addition to the Welterweight division in Bellator. He has notable wins over Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler, and Neil Magny and is one of the top welterweights in the World. It’s not surprising that he signed with Bellator after contract negotiations fell through with the UFC....

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Two New Main Card Bouts Complete Bellator 175 on March 31

Two New Main Card Bouts Complete Bellator 175 on March 31 LIGHTWEIGHT FACEOFF PITTING STEVE KOZOLA AGAINST JAKE ROBERTS & FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT FEATURING NOAD LAHAT AGAINST LLOYD CARTER COMPLETES MAIN CARD OF BELLATOR 175 ON MARCH 31 LOS ANGELES –(March 15, 2017) A lightweight feature fight pitting undefeated knockout artist Steve Kozola (7-0) against Jake Roberts (7-1) and a featherweight feature clash pairing AKA phenom Noad “Neo” Lahat (10-2) against Lloyd Carter (10-8) completes the main card of Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo 2 on Friday, March 31 at Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL. The stacked main card is headlined by a heavyweight rematch pitting “Rampage” Jackson (37-11) against “King Mo” Lawal (20-6, 1 NC), as the two powerhouses look to run it back following nearly three years since their first meeting. Also featured on the Spike-televised main card is a featherweight co-main event...

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Leandro Higo to Face Eduardo Dantas for Bantamweight Title at Bellator 177

Leandro Higo to Face Eduardo Dantas for Bantamweight Title at Bellator 177 FOLLOWING INJURY TO DARRION CALDWELL, LEANDRO HIGO RECEIVES TITLE SHOT AGAINST EDUARDO DANTAS AT BELLATOR 177 IN BUDAPEST ON FRIDAY, APRIL 14   LOS ANGELES — (March 14, 2017) – Following an undisclosed injury to Darrion Caldwell, budding superstarLeandro “Pitbull” Higo(17-2) will now challenge current champion Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas(19-4) in a bantamweight world title fight at Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higoinside the Budapest Sports Arena on April 14. In addition, John “Macapa”(21-1-2) will faceDaniel Weichel (38-9) in a featherweight contest and Lena Ovchynnikova (11-4) meets Helen Harper(4-1) at 125-pounds. Rounding out the Spike-televised MMA action will be a featherweight matchup pitting Hungarian-born Adam “The Kid” Borics (5-0) against Anthony “Pretty Boy” Taylor(1-2).   Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higowill be broadcast on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while Bellator Kickboxing 6 will air immediately...

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BELLATOR NAMES RYAN GRAB SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & ATHLETE STRATEGY

BELLATOR NAMES RYAN GRAB SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & ATHLETE STRATEGY For Immediate Release: March 8, 2017   RYAN GRAB NAMED SENIOR DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS & ATHLETE STRATEGY FOR BELLATOR   LOS ANGELES – Bellator President Scott Coker announced today that Ryan Grab has been named Senior Director of Communications and Athlete Strategy. Grab, who most recently served as the Director of Communications for Phoenix International Raceway, a member of the Daytona, Fla.-based ISC family of racetracks, will oversee all communications and media relations for Bellator MMA and Kickboxing effective immediately.   “We are pleased to welcome Ryan to our staff,” said Coker. “His years of experience in the MMA industry will have an immediate impact on our team at Bellator and we look forward to him assisting with the overall growth of the organization.”   Prior to his time with Phoenix International Raceway, Grab...

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JULIA BUDD WINS INAUGURAL WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AT BELLATOR 174 — MARLOES COENEN CALLS IT A CAREER

JULIA BUDD WINS INAUGURAL WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AT BELLATOR 174 — MARLOES COENEN CALLS IT A CAREER JULIA BUDD WINS INAUGURAL WOMEN’S FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AT BELLATOR 174 — MARLOES COENEN CALLS IT A CAREER   Julia Budd (10-2) defeated Marloes Coenen (23-8) via TKO (punches) at 2:42 of round four   Quotes: “I have dreamt about this moment forever. When I was 21 and first started kickboxing, I dreamt about being a champion and I didn’t make it, I lost.” Budd said. “So, this is my dream come true. The moment I signed with Bellator, I saw all the champions up there on the banners and I said to myself that i want to be up there with them some day. Now it feels like everything has come together.” “Theres only one message that I want to give out to all the fighters out there and that’s please listen to your...

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MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE ON THE LINE WHEN RAFAEL CARVALHO REMATCHES MELVIN MANHOEF AT BELLATOR 176 IN TORINO, ITALY ON APRIL 8

MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE ON THE LINE WHEN RAFAEL CARVALHO REMATCHES MELVIN MANHOEF AT BELLATOR 176 IN TORINO, ITALY ON APRIL 8 MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE ON THE LINE WHEN RAFAEL CARVALHO REMATCHES MELVIN MANHOEF AT BELLATOR 176 IN TORINO, ITALY ON APRIL 8 HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2017) – A middleweight championship fight pitting Rafael Carvalho (13-1) against Melvin Manhoef (30-13-1, 2 NC) will serve as the main event of Bellator 176, which takes place inside Pala Alpitour in Torino, Italy on Saturday, April 8. In addition, Bellator Kickboxing 5 will immediately follow the mixed martial arts action with some highly-anticipated matchups of its own. Bellator’s Women’s Flyweight World Champion Denise Kielholtz (46-3) is set to defend her belt for the first time against ISKA and WKU World ChampionMartine Michieletto (34-12-5). In lightweight action, “The Doctor” Giorgio Petrosyan (83-2-2, 1NC) will prepare for Romanian veteran Amansio...

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BELLATOR 173 OFFICIAL RESULTS & PHOTOS

BELLATOR 173 OFFICIAL RESULTS & PHOTOS   BELLATOR 173 OFFICIAL RESULTS & PHOTOS Liam McGeary (12-1) defeated Brett McDermott (7-5) via TKO at 1:06 of round two FIGHT PHOTOS HERE   James Gallagher (6-0) defeated Kirill Medvedovsky (7-4) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:53 of round one FIGHT PHOTOS HERE   Iony Razafiarison (2-1) defeated Sinead Kavanagh (4-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25) FIGHT PHOTOS HERE   Alex Lohore (11-1) defeated Colin Fletcher (13-8) via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:42 of round two FIGHT PHOTOS HERE   Shay Walsh (15-4) defeated James McErleane (6-4) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3) FIGHT PHOTOS HERE   About Bellator: Bellator is a leading mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the combat sports television leader. Bellator...

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BELLATOR 173 OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS & PHOTOS

BELLATOR 173 OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS & PHOTOS BELLATOR 173 OFFICIAL WEIGH-IN RESULTS & PHOTOS Catchweight Main Event: Liam McGeary (211.5) vs. Brett McDermott (217.6) WEIGH-IN PHOTOS HERE Featherweight Co-Main Event: James Gallagher (145.4) vs. Kirill Medvedovsky (146) WEIGH-IN PHOTOS HERE Women’s Catchweight Bout: Sinead Kavanagh (140) vs. Iony Razafiarison (136.2) WEIGH-IN PHOTOS HERE Welterweight Bout: Colin Fletcher (171) vs. Alex Lohore (170.4) WEIGH-IN PHOTOS HERE Featherweight Bout: James McErleane (145.8) vs. Shay Walsh (136) WEIGH-IN PHOTOS HERE Bellator 173: McGeary vs. McDermott takes place at The SSE Arena in Belfast, Ireland and airs on SPIKE tomorrow night at 9 P.M. ET/8 P.M. CT.  About Bellator: Bellator is a leading mixed martial Arts and kickboxing organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the...

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