Scott Coker Bellator Dynamite! Post-Fight Interview

Bellator CEO Scott Coker was the mastermind behind this past weekend’s Dynamite! show on Spike TV and below you can watch his post-fight reaction to the hybrid MMA and kickboxing event. —
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rib Injury Ruled King Mo Out Of Bellator Dynamite! Tournament Final

Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal claimed a convincing two-round decision victory over Linton Vassell last night in the semi-final of the Bellator Dynamite! light-heavyweight tournament which booked up a place in the final later that night against the winner of the other bracket, Phil Davis. Unfortunately ‘King Mo’ didn’t show up in the cage for the co-main event of the evening...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fedor to fight on SPIKE TV on New Year’s Eve

San Jose, CA, September 19, 2015 – SPIKE TV will celebrate New Year’s Eve with an MMA mega-event featuring mixed martial arts worldwide legend Fedor Emelianenko.  Emanating from Tokyo, Japan, the event marks the debut of a new global MMA promotion run by former PRIDE president Nobuyuki Sakakibara.  Bellator will partner with Mr. Sakakibara on the MMA extravaganza and will...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Fedor Emelianenko Spurs UFC Again, Returns To Japan With Bellator

Oh, Scott Coker. You sly devil, you. The Bellator MMA president previously stated they were not in the running to sign free agent Fedor Emelianenko (pictured), but the UFC’s biggest rival was in fact in the mix to land the most decorated heavyweight in MMA history.During Saturday’s “Bellator 142: Dynamite 1″ event, former PRIDE FC president Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced Emelianenko...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Bellator MMA Dynamite 1’ light heavyweight tournament prediction and preview

Bellator and Glory will bring a high octane blend of mixed martial arts and kickboxing to the west coast tomorrow and with 21 fights on the docket, Bellator President Scott Coker will be under the microscope as his unique vision unfolds in real-time inside of San Diego’s SAP Center. Coker has constructed an event, a homage of sorts to K-1 & DREAM, that is unprecedented when...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

MMA Video Round Up: Rousey visits JRE, Conor blasts everyone, Coker talks Fedor

Ronda Rousey and her head coach Edmond Tarverdyan stopped by Talking Monkey Studios recently to discuss a variety of subjects on the 690th episode of the Joe Rogan Experience. Check it out below. Conor McGregor fulfilled his media obligations yesterday in Los Angeles ahead of the TUF 22 premiere answering question from various media members for about an hour on a Wednesday afternoon...
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September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator 141 Highlight: Marloes Coenen scores 17th career submission victory

Since making her professional mixed martial arts debut back in 2000, 29-fight veteran Marloes Coenen (23-6) has played a big part in helping bring women to the forefront of the sport. Last night, Coenen kicked off the Bellator 141 main card festivities on SPIKE TV with a slick armbar finish of Arlene Blencowe (6-5). It was the 17th submission victory of her storied career. Check...
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August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator Rule Out Signing Fedor Emelianenko For Now

When word first emerged that heavyweight star Fedor Emelianenko was coming out of retirement it appeared like it was going to be a battle between the UFC and Bellator to capture his signature, but it turns out that’s not the case. Bellator CEO Scott Coker knows Fedor well due to having previously signed him for Strikeforce, but in a new interview he claims that he’s not in a...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Sean Grande to replace Sean Wheelock as Bellator MMA commentator

Multiple sources have confirmed to Awful Announcing that Bellator MMA is making their first change in the broadcast booth since 2010. Long-time play by play commentator Sean Wheelock will be leaving Bellator and is being replaced by Sean Grande, the radio voice of the Boston Celtics. Wheelock had worked alongside Jimmy Smith in Bellator since their 13th show, which took place in...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator 141 To Include One Night 205lb Tourney Plus GLORY Kickboxing Bouts

Bellator CEO Scott Coker has announced that the promotion will be joining forces with kickboxing organization GLORY for a hybrid show at Bellator 141 on September 19th in San Jose. The intriguing line-up will be headlined by a light-heavyweight title fight between current champion Liam McGeary and Tito Ortiz. Beneath that will be a one-night 205lb tournament to establish a new title...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator Announces Blockbuster ‘Dynamite’ Event On September 19

Bellator MMA will be hosting arguably the biggest show in company history in just a few hours, but that didn’t stop the UFC’s biggest rival from announcing a blockbuster show on September 19. During Friday’s conference call, Bellator president Scott Coker revealed they will hold a three-tier event inside SAP Center in San Jose, California entitled “Dynamite.” The extravaganza...
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Sponsorships Factor Into Ed Ruth Picking Bellator Over UFC

Ed Ruth (pictured), one of the hottest free agent prospects in MMA, has just started a trend that many will likely follow. On Monday, Ruth inked a multi-fight contract to join Bellator MMA. The decorated collegiate wrestler will first focus on the the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio before jumping into the cage. Although Ruth was recruited by a number of promotions, including industry...
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Coker Says Bellator’s Phone Has Been Ringing Since UFC’s Reebok Deal

Many UFC fighters appear to be somewhat disgruntled with the UFC’s new Reebok uniform sponsorship deal as they believe it’s going to leave them worse off financially, and that’s lead to talk that rival promotion Bellator many now become a more attractive proposition for those looking to maximize their earnings. According to Bellator CEO Scott Coker in a new interview with MMAfighting...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Three-time wrestling champ Ed Ruth makes move to MMA

One of the top collegiate wrestlers is making the move to mixed martial arts. Penn State Nittany Lions standout Ed Ruth, a three-time national champion, has never hid his desire to make a run in MMA after his wrestling career, and on Monday it was reported that Ruth has signed with Bellator. “I’ve known for a long time now that after I get Olympic gold around my neck, I was going...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Melvin Guillard Signs With Bellator MMA

Veteran Melvin Guillard (pictured) has found a new home … again. The oft-unhappy lightweight has inked a multi-fight deal to join Bellator MMA. “We are excited to have Melvin coming onboard,” said Bellator president Scott Coker. “With competitors the likes of Lightweight Champion Will Brooks, Michael Chandler, Marcin Held, Derek Anderson, Saad Awad, Dave Jansen and Patricky...
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyson Fury Head To MMA ? Say It Ain’t So

Could a big name in boxing be coming to MMA? Reports are surfacing that heavyweight contender Tyson Fury could be.   In a recent interview, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker stated there had been talks over the past few weeks with Fury’s camp.   For the past few years, Fury has been very outspoken with his dislike for MMA by belittling the sport and promising to knockout participants...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator’s Alexander Shlemenko Suspended Following Failed Drug Test

Former Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko has been suspended from MMA competition after he failed a drug test following his most recent fight for the promotion on February 13th. Shlemenko brutally knocked out Melvin Manhoef with a trademark spinning backfist at the event, but later tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone. As such the result of the fight...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

‘Kimbo Slice’ Fights Ken Shamrock in Bellator MMA Debut

Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson vs. Ken Shamrock: Take Two. The scrap that slipped through Elite XC’s fingers at the last-second in 2008 will now come to fruition, thanks to Bellator MMA. On Thursday, Bellator president Scott Coker announced the heavyweights will headline their June 20 event inside Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. “I remember how excited I was when...
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA’s Scott Coker On Signing CM Punk, The Success Of Bellator, & More

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker appeared on Tuesday’s edition of the MMA Hour and this interview had some gems in it. Down below are highlights from the interview.
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mirko Cro Cop Returns To the UFC

In an unexpected move the UFC has announced that Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic will be coming back for a second stint in the promotion after signing a multi-fight deal. Cro Cop’s first spell in the Octagon was a disappointment as he failed to capture the form that had made him a superstar in the PRIDE organization in Japan. The Croatian was released from the UFC in 2011 after suffering...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson: 'I could sue Bellator for $10 or $20 million'

Bellator boss Scott Coker initially promised that his promotion would fight to keep Quinton "Rampage" Jackson from fighting in the UFC, because he claims the former world champ is still under exclusive contract with his organization. Jackson himself, however, seems to believe that Coker is all talk, and that Bellator won't end up trying to keep him from fighting in the UFC once more...
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January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: WWE officials believe a Lesnar UFC return to be imminent

More info has surfaced on Brock Lesnar’s future and it comes from Dave Meltzer and company over at F4Wonline (sign up here). According to Meltzer, the belief within the WWE is that Lesnar will be returning to mixed martial arts after his current contractruns out. A combination of the former UFC heavyweight champion and current WWE world heavyweight champion showing up much lighter...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator CEO Scott Coker Targets Biggest Names In The Sport

Bellator CEO Scott Coker is a man on a mission as he looks to take the Bellator promotion to new heights in 2015 and he’s boldly claimed that no free agent, no matter how big of a star they are, is out of their reach if it comes down to a bidding war. “There’s not going to be a fighter on the planet we can’t afford and have access to,” Coker tells, and with...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rampage Jackson explains signing with UFC ‘so Scott Coker can shut up’

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson may be back with UFC, but Bellator MMA is not going to go down without a fight. Once news broke that Jackson had indeed re-signed with UFC, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker took to Twitter to explain that his promotion won’t lay down and let UFC and Rampage step over them: Let us be clear that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is under an exclusive...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Cung Le Asks For UFC Release After Drug Test Blunder

Cung Le has asked to be released from his UFC contract after becoming unhappy with the promotion due to a drug test blunder that led him to be suspended for a year for a positive hGH reading following is loss to Michael Bisping back in August, only for it to then be rescinded a few weeks later due to doubts aabout the tests validity. Le feels he was treated unfairly and had his name...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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