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Bellator & UFC Heading Toward Brock Lesnar Bidding War

UFC President Dana White has entertained the idea of Brock Lesnar returning to the UFC after his WWE contract comes to an end, but Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has made it known that he has his eye on Lesnar as well. “We’ve had a conversation internally and it’s worth a conversation, but that’s something we’ll pursue maybe later into January,” Coker said during...
Via BlackSportsOnline
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Behind Scott Coker, Bellator Taking Steps Forward to Compete with UFC

Bellator MMA is in no position to overtake the UFC for supremacy in the mixed-martial arts world anytime soon. However, recent evidence shows that the Viacom-owned promotion may have finally found the right formula for claiming a solid slice of the pie. When former Strikeforce head Scott Coker took over day-to-day operation of Bellator, in June of this year, we knew that big changes...
Via Between The Ropes
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to the New Age: Bellator 131 will show us signs of a promising future

Out of the three big cards tonight – UFC 180, Bellator 131, and UFC 180 – Bellator has the most stacked card from top to bottom. As far as the television broadcast goes, the main card begins on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET, and it’s one that marks the beginning of a new era for Bellator MMA. Sure, it’s been months since Scott Coker took over after Bellator founder Bjorn Rebney...
Via Fight Booth
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator Raise Production Values With New Hi-Tech Stage Tonight (Video)

Scott Coker is continuing to make his mark as Bellator’s CEO with the introduction of a new hi-tech stage tonight at Bellator 131 that will welcome each fighter to the cage in style. Coker adopted a similar ramp for the fighter walk-ins during his time as the head of Strikeforce, but the production values have been pushed higher for the Bellator show that certainly catch the eye...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Coker Reveals Bellator’s Strategy For 2015

This coming Friday night’s Bellator 130 show will mark their final foray into doing weekly shows before they switch to a new format on Spike TV in 2015. In a new interview on MMAfighting.com, Bellator CEO Scott Coker, who took over from Bjorn Rebney back in June, unveiled the new gameplan they have lined up as he looks to put his own stamp on the promotion and take it to the next...
Via Fight Of The Night
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator To Switch To Monthly Events In 2015

Bellator’s new CEO Scott Coker has already abolished the promotion’s tournament format and he’s now revealed that weekly events will also become a thing of the past in 2015. In recent times Bellator’s seasons have been made up of 12 weekly shows, putting on two seasons a year along with three ‘summer series’ shows for a total of 26 events. However, starting in January...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New Bellator President Scott Coker Pens A Letter To Fans

Bellator’s newly appointed president Scott Coker’s has put pen to paper on a letter addressed directly to what he calls the ‘Bellator Nation’. In the letter he talks about his aim to make each Bellator event feel special and hinted that there will be changes in store for the promotion in the coming months. While he doesn’t go into specifics here, based on his first press...
Via Fight Of The Night
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bjorn Rebney out, Scott Coker in as Bellator President

It all began late last night with this tweet from Josh Gross. Heard big rumblings all day re: @BellatorMMA. I'm told @cokersf has joined the promotion. Multiple sources say announcement is imminent. — Josh Gross (@yay_yee) June 18, 2014 The news would eventually be confirmed by multiple sources, and Bellator MMA would follow by confirming their parting of ways with Rebney along...
Via Fight Booth
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA gets new president

As expected, former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker (pictured) will now take command of Bellator MMA. “We are excited to have Scott Coker lead us in a new direction as we evolve the league format from a tournament-based organization to a more traditional model with big fights,” Spike TV president Kevin Kay said in a press release. Spike TV announced Wednesday that they had parted...
Via 5thRound.com
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bjorn Rebney Out As Bellator CEO

Spike TV announced that Bjorn Rebney is out at Bellator as their CEO effective immediately along with Tim Danaher, who was the COO and President of the company. No reason was given as to why Rebney was ousted from the company. Rebney released a statement implying that a difference in “right strategic direction for Bellator” was a reason for the change in leadership. “It is...
Via Between The Ropes
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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