Category Archives: Bellator MMA

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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Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (6-0): “I went in there and did everything that I wanted to do.”

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (6-0): “I went in there and did everything that I wanted to do.” Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (6-0) defeated Jessica Middleton (2-1) via submission (arm-bar) at 2:15 of round one   Quote from Ilima-Lei Macfarlane:   “I went in there and did everything that I wanted to do. I did everything that I needed to do and as I said in the cage, I really wanted to make a statement that this is my division,” Macfarlane said. “If they’re going to crown a champion, I want to be number one up there.” Tap or snap! Ilima “Ilimanator” Macfarlane breaks down her ARM BAR SUBMISSION against Jessica Middleton! #Bellator178  ...

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Saad Awad (20-9) defeats Ryan Quinn at Bellator 178

Saad Awad (20-9) defeated Ryan Quinn (13-7-1) via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Quote from Saad Awad:   “It was a really tough fight and I knew he was a great wrestler. I saw a lot of that coming, he was in my face the whole time,” Awad said “I thought i could take him out in that first round but he kept coming back. It was a tough fight, glad i came out on top.”...

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This is how Aj Mckee kicked off the #Bellator178 main card!

This is how Aj Mckee kicked off the #Bellator178 main card! VICIOUS KNOCKOUT!   A.J. McKee (8-0) defeated Dominic Mazzotta (12-2) via knockout (head kick) at 1:15 of round one Quote from A.J. McKee:  “The ‘Mercenary’s’ back. I was getting bored when I didn’t have a fight, partying a little you know, I am only 22, dropped out of college. You know, that college lifestyle isn’t really for me. I knew what I had to do and now I am completely focused and ready to go. It’s my time.” McKee said after his win. “James Gallagher called me out, so I am just being a businessman and whooping the guy who called me out on national television. The fact that he went and signed another contract to fight someone else just tells me that he’s scared.”  ...

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Complete Bellator 177 Results, Quotes, Photos & Scorecards

Complete Bellator 177 Results, Quotes, Photos & Scorecards For Immediate Release: April 14, 2017 BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPION EDUARDO DANTAS WINS FOURTH STRAIGHT FIGHT, DEFEATS BELLATOR NEWCOMER LEANDRO HIGO ADDITIONAL PHOTOS – CREDIT BELLATOR/LUCAS NOONAN   BUDAPEST, HUNGARY – Official Bellator 177: Dantas vs. Higo Main Card Results & Quotes: Eduardo Dantas (20-4) defeated Leandro Higo (17-3) via split decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29) Eduardo Dantas Quote: “It was tough to stay motivated for this fight once he missed weight. There was nothing to gain whether I beat him fast or slow. It wasn’t for the belt, it wasn’t going to change my ranking in Bellator,” Dantas said. “When [Darrion] Caldwell got injured, I asked Scott Coker to bring in tough bantamweights and they brought in a tough fighter, but you have to make weight. I train hard for several months, I don’t go out, I train. It’s the very minimum you can do....

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