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Bellator MMA made it’s long awaited debut on Spike TV on Thursday night as the promotion put on two world title fights emanating from The Bren Events Center in Irvine, CA. The reigning lightweight champion Michael Chandler made short work of former judo Olympian Rick Hawn, as he used his wrestling to keep the judo [...]
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At 36 years of age, Rick Hawn will fight battle for a title for the first time in his young mixed martial arts career. Having trained for only four and a half years the man they call “Ghengis” has amassed a 14-1 fight record.
On Thursday January 17, Hawn will take on Michael Chandler for his Bellator Lightweight Championship in the main event on the organizations debut on SPIKE...
Tonight, live on SPIKE TV, Bellator will make their long anticipated debut.
Bellator 85 goes down live from the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California and will feature a lightweight title fight in the main event, with a featherweight title fight in the co-main event.
Michael Chandler will look to defend his Bellator Lightweight Championship as he puts it on the line against season...
Packing the Irvine Bren Events Center yesterday in Irvine, CA, Bellator MMA made a successful debut on Spike TV and put on a overall quality card. Both Bellator champions Michael Chandler and Pat Curran defended their respective titles as we bring to you post fight press conference highlights featuring the two mentioned as well as [...]
Bellator's SPIKE TV debut is now officially in the books and in terms of ratings and production quality it was a great success. According to Yahoo! Sports the show pulled in 938,000 viewers. The production and fighter back story pieces before the actual fights have always been something Bellator's been good at, but it's seems like they upped the ante for this one, and...
The inaugural Bellator event on Spike TV takes place tomorrow night and features featherweight champ Pat Curran defending his title against explosive knockout artist Patricio Pitbull as well as lightweight champion Michael Chandler will face former Olympian Rick Hawn in a highly anticipated showdown.
Main Card (Live on Spike TV, 10:00 PM)
Michael Chandler vs. Rick Hawn
It was the most important night in Bellator MMA’s short history. The small-time promotion that targeted the untapped Spanish-speaking fight community made it to the big time on Spike TV, the network that made the Ultimate Fighting Championship a household name.
The debut on Viacom’s major platform wasn’t one that would knock a casual observer’s socks off, rather a night that...
full results from Irvine, CA Jacob Noe def. Seth Petruzelli via TKO in R1 Michael Chandler def. Rick Hawn via rear-naked choke in R2 (3:02) Mikhail Zayats def. Renato “Babalu” Sobral via TKO in R1 Pat Curran def. Patricio Pitbull via Split Decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Bellator 85 aired live tonight from the UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. The card was headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Michael Chandler and contender Rick Hawn...
Bellator premiered last night on Spike TV with two outstanding title fights as well as an unexpected upset on the main card. Pat Curran earned a split decision win over ‘Pitbull’ Freire to retain his featherweight title in the opening bout whilst Michael Chandler dominated Rick Hawn for the better part of two rounds before submitting the Olympic Judoka late in the second.
Didn’t get a chance to catch the debut of Bellator on SPIKE TV last night, well don’t worry we have you covered with the highlights from Bellator 85 below.
In the main event, Michael Chandler dominated Rick Hawn en route to a submission victory in the second round. Also in action was featherweight champion Pat Curran and he retained his belt by beating Patricky Freire by split...
The inaugural event on Spike TV features featherweight champ Pat Curran defending his title against explosive knockout artist Patricio Pitbull, while lightweight champion Michael Chandler will face former Olympian Rick Hawn in a highly anticipated showdown.
The full results from the Bellator MMA weigh-in are below:
Bellator Featherweight Championship Fight: Pat Curran...
The official weigh-ins for “Bellator 85” took place Wednesday in California.
A pair of championship affairs headlines Thursday’s show. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire challenges featherweight king Pat Curran in the co-main event, while Michael Chandler puts his lightweight crown on the line against Rick Hawn in the night’s featured attraction.
UCI Bren Center in Irvine hosts...
Bellator is making it’s premiere tonight on Spike TV and has a great fight card lined up. The Main Card fights will be televised on Spike TV while the Prelims will be streamed here. MAIN CARD: Bellator Featherweight Championship Fight: Pat Curran vs. Patricio Pitbull Bellator Lightweight Championship Fight: Michael Chandler vs. Rick Hawn Light [...]
Bellator Fighting Championships makes its SpikeTV debut tonight. “Bellator 85” takes place Thursday inside UCI Bren Center in Irvine, California.
Fans can stream the prelims live on Spike.com starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Spike will then broadcast the main card at 10PM ET/PT.
A pair of championship affairs will be showcased. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire challenges featherweight...