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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Holly Lawson looking for MMA stardom starting tonight at Bellator 129

After a long time coming, it would seem that Christmas is coming about three months early for former top five boxer and newbie MMA fighter Holly Lil’ Bear Lawson (0-0). After many years of toiling in the salt mines of amateur and professional boxing, Lawson, with no MMA fights under her belt, has on the basis of her reputation and work ethic as a professional boxer (5-2-0, 1KO...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
3 days ago  |  Discuss

One on One with MMA fighter Holly “Lil Bear” Lawson

Holly “Lil Bear” Lawson is the first female MMA fighter signed to Bellator with Scott Coker at the Helm. That’s kind of a big deal. Holly has her first MMA fight tonight, October 17th in Bluff city Iowa. Last summer I had the opportunity to watch Holly train at “The Body Shop” gym in Lakewood, California. Holly and I discussed what it’s like to be a woman in such...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
3 days ago  |  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

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

Scott Coker Showing No Urgency in Arranging Rousey vs. Cyborg Superfight

Now that Strikeforce bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey has her first title defense tucked under her bling-bling belt, Rousey wants to arrange a blockbuster bout against Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos. However, it appears the former featherweight champ might not be willing to shed the 10 pounds Rousey is demanding her to. The man who has the power to arrange the tango – or might not...
Via 5thRound.com
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey: Cris ‘Cyborg’ Santos Needs Me More Than I Need Her

After posting her first successful title defense, Ronda Rousey (Pictured) identified her next mark and made her intentions known. Former Strikeforce featherweight champ Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos now sits atop Rousey’s hit list, actually, by the way the “Rowdy” one was talking about Cyborg at the post-fight press conference, she’s had her sights set on the suspended fighter...
Via 5thRound.com
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Scott Coker: Strikeforce Will Be on Showtime for Many Years to Come

Although it took Strikeforce several grueling months to iron out an extension with Showtime, which merely resulted in a guaranteed eight-event, 12-month agreement, Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker (Pictured) believes his partnership with their longtime broadcast buddies will last far beyond this December’s deadline. Many believe Zuffa, LLC, the parent company of the UFC and Strikeforce...
Via 5thRound.com
May 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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