Category Archives: Bellator MMA

Additions of ‘Baby Slice,’ Julia Budd, Chase Gormley, Dan Charles & More Complete ‘Bellator 162’ on Oct. 21

Additions of ‘Baby Slice,’ Julia Budd, Chase Gormley, Dan Charles & More Complete ‘Bellator 162’ on Oct. 21 PROFESSIONAL DEBUT OF ‘BABY SLICE’ SET TO ANCHOR PRELIMINARY PORTION OF ‘BELLATOR 162’ IN MEMPHIS ON OCT. 21 CHASE GORMLEY, JULIA BUDD, DAN CHARLES, & VIRGIL ZWICKER ALSO BACK IN ACTION   COMPLETE ‘BELLATOR 162’ CARD BELOW   SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (September 26, 2016) – The preliminary portion of “Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove” at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., on Oct. 21 is official and amongst the 12 new additions, there is plenty of action to be consumed during the Bellator.com-streamed card. Notably, the professional mixed martial arts debut of “Baby Slice” will finally take place, when the 24-year-old returns from injury to meet Rick Bing, who also will be lacing up the gloves for the first time as a pro. In addition, Steve Garcia (6-1) will face...

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‘Bellator Kickboxing: Budapest’ Airs TONIGHT on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT

‘Bellator Kickboxing: Budapest’ Airs TONIGHT on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT “BELLATOR KICKBOXING: BUDAPEST” AIRS ON SPIKE TV TONIGHT AT 9 P.M. ET/8 P.M. CT WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION KARIM GHAJJI, RAYMOND DANIELS, DENISE KIELHOLTZ RETURN TO ACTION SANTA MONICA, CALIF (September 23, 2016) – Bellator’s world tour continues TONIGHT when Bellator Kickboxing brings top-flight action to SPIKE TV all the way from Budapest, Hungary. The event is headlined by Bellator Kickboxing’s welterweight champion Karim Ghajji (96-12) defending his belt against Zoltan Laszak (10-2). In addition to this welterweight world title bout, the always-exciting Raymond Daniels (11-3) returns to action against Zsolt Benedek (15-3) of Hungary. Following her controversial defeat at “Bellator: Dynamite 2,” Denise Kielholtz (44-3) is also set to compete, when she takes onRenata Lantos (5-4). The must-see kickboxing event also features the man who upset Melvin Manhoef earlier this year, Alexandru Negrea...

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Liam McGeary to Defend LHW Championship Against Phil Davis Nov. 4 in CT

Liam McGeary to Defend LHW Championship Against Phil Davis Nov. 4 in CT LIAM MCGEARY SET TO DEFEND LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT GOLD IN MAIN EVENT CLASH WITH PHIL “MR. WONDERFUL” DAVIS AT MOHEGAN SUN ARENA IN CONNECTICUT ON NOVEMBER 4 BRENNAN WARD vs. SAAD AWAD & MARLOES COENEN vs. TALITA NOGUEIRA ALSO SET FOR MAIN CARD ACTION   SANTA MONICA, CALIF (September 23, 2016) – A light heavyweight title fight pitting current belt-holder Liam McGeary (11-0) against Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (16-3) will serve as the main event at “Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis” on November 4 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The SPIKE-televised main card will also feature a welterweight battle between Saad Awad (19-8) and Connecticut’s own Brennan Ward (13-4), as well as a female featherweight contest pitting Marloes Coenen (23-7) against undefeated Brazilian Talita Nogueira (6-0). Tickets for “Bellator 163: McGeary...

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Bellator Announces MMA-Kickboxing Event for Return to Italy on Dec. 10 in Florence

Bellator Announces MMA-Kickboxing Event for Return to Italy on Dec. 10 in Florence BELLATOR MMA & KICKBOXING TO HOLD ANOTHER SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL TAG-TEAM EVENT AT THE MANDELA FORUM IN FLORENCE, ITALY ON DEC. 10   “BELLATOR 167” TO FEATURE ALESSIO SAKARA VS. JOEY BELTRAN   “BELLATOR KICKBOXING: FLORENCE” WILL SEE DENISE KIELHOLTZ VS. GLORIA PERITORE FOR INAGURAL FEMALE FLYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE   (Lto R: Denise Kielholtz, Armen Petrosyan, GiorgioPetrosyan, Florence Minister of Sport Andrea Vannucci, Bellator President Scott Coker, Gloria Peritore, Mustapha Haida, Oktagon President Carlo DiBlasi gather at PalazzoVecchio for a press conference to announce Dec. 10 event at Mandela Forum.)   SANTA MONICA, CALIF (September 21, 2016) – Within days of “Bellator Kickboxing: Budapest,” the Scott Coker-led promotion hosted a press conference yesterday at the historic Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy to announce its next international extravaganza. The Viacom-owned fight company is returning...

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Two New Fights Added to Main Card of ‘Bellator 162’ on October 21 in Memphis!

Two New Fights Added to Main Card of ‘Bellator 162’ on October 21 in Memphis! HISAKI KATO TAKES ON A.J. MATTHEWS IN MIDDLEWEIGHT CLASH AS BELLATOR MMA INVADES MEMPHIS ONOCT. 21 GOITI YAMAUCHI-RYAN COUTURE SQUARE OFF IN LIGHTWEIGHT MAIN CARD BOUT – RICKY RAINEY VS. GILBERT SMITH CONFIRMED FOR PRELIMINARY CARD SANTA MONICA, CALIF. (September 16, 2016) – A middleweight pairing pitting Hisaki Kato (6-2) against A.J. Matthews (8-5) has been added to the main card of “Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove” at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn., on October 21. In addition, a lightweight faceoff pitting Goiti Yamauchi (19-3) against Ryan Couture (10-4) completes the SPIKE-televised main card. The first of what will be a stacked preliminary card is also official, with the news that Ricky “The Sniper” Rainey (11-4) will fight Gilbert “Chocolate Thunder” Smith(12-5). Additional undercard bouts will be announced shortly. Tickets for...

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Bellator Kickboxing Returns to SPIKE This Friday From Budapest

Bellator Kickboxing Returns to SPIKE This Friday From Budapest “BELLATOR KICKBOXING: BUDAPEST” SET TO AIR ON SPIKE TV THIS FRIDAY, SEPT. 23   WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION KARIM GHAJJI, RAYMOND DANIELS, DENISE KIELHOLTZ RETURN TO ACTION SANTA MONICA, CALIF (September 19, 2016) – Bellator’s world tour continues this Friday, September 23 when Bellator Kickboxing brings top-flight action to SPIKE TV all the way from Budapest, Hungary. The event will be headlined by Bellator Kickboxing’s welterweight champion Karim Ghajji (96-12) defending his belt against Zoltan Laszak (10-2).   In addition to this welterweight world title bout, the always-exciting Raymond Daniels (11-3) will return to action against Zsolt Benedek(15-3) of Hungary. Following her controversial defeat at “Bellator: Dynamite 2,” Denise Kielholtz (44-3) will also compete, when she takes on Renata Lantos (5-4).   The must-see kickboxing event will also feature the man who upset Melvin Manhoef earlier this year,...

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Bellator 161 – Kongo vs. Johnson Results

Bellator 161 – Kongo vs. Johnson Results Christoffe will be cage side for Team MMAmadhouse reporting the results. Bellator 161 – Kongo vs. Johnson Fight Card Cheick Kongo vs. Tony Johnson – Cheick Kongo vs. Tony Johnson via Majority Decision 29-28 (x2), 28-28 Joe Warren vs. Sirwan Kakai – Joe Warren def Sirwan Kakai via Neck Crank RD3 @1:04 Anastasia Yankova vs. Veta Arteaga – Anastasia Yankova def Veta Arteaga via Split Decision 29-29 (x2), 28-29 Derek Campos vs. Djamil Chan – Derek Campos def. Djamil Chan via Unanimous Decision 29-28 (x3) Prelims Emily Ducote vs. Kenya Miranda – Emily Ducote def. Kenya Miranda via Armbar RD2 @4:37 Daniel Pineda vs. Mark Dickman – Daniel Pineda def. Mark Dickman via RNC RD3 @2:07 Garrett Scott vs. Waylon Brunstrup – Garrett Scott def. Waylon Brunstrup via RNC RD1 @0:50 Tommy Burghart vs. Armando Villareal – Armando Villareal def Tommy Burghart via RNC RD1...

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Complete ‘Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson’ Weigh-In Results, Photos & Video

Complete ‘Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson’ Weigh-In Results, Photos & Video CHEICK KONGO-TONY JOHNSON SET TO COMPETE IN MAIN EVENT OF ‘BELLATOR 161’ TOMORROW NIGHT ON SPIKE Complete Weigh-In Photos Here / Weigh-In Video Here   AUSTIN, TEXAS (Sept. 15, 2016) – After today’s official weigh-ins ahead of“Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson” at H-E-B Center at Cedar Park in Austin, all of the event’s competitors are now ready for action tomorrow night. Heavyweight sluggers Cheick Kongo (24-10-2) and Tony Johnson (10-2) are set to headline a fantastic night of fights that includes a co-main event between the always animated Joe Warren (13-5) and former UFC competitor Sirwan Kakai (12-4). “Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson” will also feature a lightweight fight pitting Texas’ own Derek Campos (16-6) against Djamil Chan (12-2) and a female flyweight battle between budding superstarAnastasia Yankova (3-0) and Veta Arteaga (2-0). As always,...

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Bellator Brings World Championship MMA to Tel Aviv, Israel in November

Bellator Brings World Championship MMA to Tel Aviv, Israel in November BELLATOR TO HOST THE FIRST MAJOR MMA EVENT IN TEL AVIV, ISRAEL ON NOVEMBER 10 WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANDREY KORESHKOV TO FACE DOUGLAS LIMA IN MAIN EVENT ALSO: ISRAELI ARMY VETERAN NOAD LAHAT SET FOR BELLATOR MMA DEBUT AGAINST SCOTT CLEVE SANTA MONICA, CALIF (Sept. 7, 2016) – Bellator MMA Welterweight Champion Andrey Koreshkov (19-1) will make the second defense of his belt against the man he took it from more than a year ago, Douglas Lima (27-6), in the main event of the promotion’s historic debut at Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv on November 10. In addition, the card will feature one of Israel’s own in the co-headliner, when newly signed Bellator MMA featherweight Noad Lahat (9-2) meets Scott Cleve (15-5). Additional main card and preliminary fights will be announced in coming...

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Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson in a Bellator Lightweight World Championship Match Nov. 19 in San Jose

Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson in a Bellator Lightweight World Championship Match Nov. 19 in San Jose ‘IRON’ MICHAEL CHANDLER SET FOR LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE DEFENSE AGAINST ‘SMOOTH’ BENSON HENDERSON ON NOV. 19 IN SAN JOSE   TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY!   SANTA MONICA, CALIF (August 31, 2016) – It’s a fight that both men have had their sights set on for quite some time, and now it serves as the main event of Bellator MMA’s return to the at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif. on Nov. 19, when Michael Chandler (15-3) defends his Bellator MMA Lightweight Championship against Benson Henderson (24-6).   The tilt anchors a card that also features a welterweight feature bout pitting undefeated British striker Michael “Venom” Page (11-0) against Menifee, Calif., native Fernando Gonzalez (25-13), after the two had originally been scheduled to fight at “Bellator 151” and“Bellator 158.” Additional contests will be announced in the coming weeks.   Tickets for “Bellator MMA in San Jose” go on...

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