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Bellator 130: Newton vs Vassell weigh-in results

Bellator 130 goes down tomorrow night, and this event essentially marks the end of the season format for Bellator. With Scott Coker taking the lead this past June, he was forced to finish out Bjorn Rebney’s season eleven, and this is the last event scheduled in the weekly format. With that being said, Bellator has put together quite the enticing event featuring Light Heavyweight...
Via Fight Hub TV
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator President Scott Coker: ‘Expect big signings in next few weeks’

Although Scott Coker was brought into Bellator to take over for previous CEO Bjorn Rebney back in June, the massive changes he promised have yet to come to fruition. This is not to say Coker lied to MMA fans, but rather he was forced to play out the rest of Rebney’s Season 11 of Bellator before he could really change the scheme of things. After Bellator 130 this Friday evening...
Via Fight Hub TV
8 days ago  |  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
12 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
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Royce Gracie named Bellator promotional brand ambassador

Another UFC legend and Hall of Famer has joined the Bellator MMA fold. After Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, Randy Couture, and Rampage Jackson have all become associated with Bellator over the last year or so, Bellator president Scott Coker announced today that UFC 1 winner and legend Royce Gracie is now Bellator MMA’s promotional brand ambassador. So incredibly proud to welcome...
Via Fight Hub TV
21 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie Joins Bellator MMA as Brand Ambassador

Make that three UFC Hall of Famers who have joined Bellator MMA. On Wednesday, Bellator president Scott Coker announced UFC legend Royce Gracie has become the company’s official brand ambassador. “I have known Scott for a long time and have always respected him as not only a promoter but as a martial artist who has always treated fighters with respect and truly understands their...
Via 5thRound.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator 131: Tito vs Bonnar To Headline Event

  Don’t Blink: “No Mercy” Melvin Manhoef Meets Joe Schilling From San Diego’s Valley View Casino Center On Saturday, November 15th Middleweight Clash Joins Ortiz-Bonnar, Chandler-Brooks, Mo-DeBlass Newport Beach, Calif. (October 3, 2014) – When Melvin Manhoef joined Bellator in July, fans instantly began creating their own dream matchups for the Dutch finisher. Bellator...
Via BadCulture
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator 125 TV Ratings

Bellator 125 drew an average of 742,000 viewers on Spike TV this past Friday night. That’s down 29,000 viewers from last week’s event, but it’s still a good number for the promotion in their current Friday night slot and suggests that new CEO Scott Coker may already have started to make an impact after taking over from Bjorn Rebney in the summer. Bellator 125 was headlined...
Via Fight Of The Night
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz: ‘I want to apologize’ for Bellator 123 brawl

This past weekend Scott Coker put on his first Bellator show as president of the promotion with Bellator 123 at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut. While the overall event itself was excellent in terms of exciting fights and finishes, the card as a whole was marred by a repugnant professional wrestling style promo between Stephan Bonnar and Tito Ortiz. The two UFC Hall of Famers were...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator Outside the Cage featuring light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton

When Scott Coker took over as Bellator’s president this past June, mixed martial arts fans across the globe became excited about the prospects of Bellator moving forward. This past weekend, Coker put together his first Bellator event with the exciting Bellator 123 card that went head to head with UFC Fight Night 50. The card was exciting all around, and besides for the horrendous...
Via Fight Hub TV
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator Announces Tito Ortiz And Stephan Bonnar Opposite UFC 180, Scuffle Ensues After Fight Announcement

During tonight’s Bellator 123, the promotion announced that Tito Ortiz will be facing Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 on Saturday, November 15th from the Valley View Center in San Diego, California, which is opposite of UFC 180 from Mexico City, Mexico. In a press release from Bellator, Ortiz said he hates Bonnar and is a phony. “This fight is as personal as it gets,” Ortiz...
Via Between The Ropes
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tito-Bonnar, Brooks-Chandler II headed to San Diego for Bellator 131

Bellator President Scott Coker just put a date and a venue on a fight that we all knew was coming. Just ahead of the rematch between Pat Curran and Patricio Freire popped off at Bellator 123, UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar joined Coker in the cage (with a masked Justin McCully in Bonnar’s corner) to help sell their upcoming November 15th main event contest. Here’s...
Via Fight Booth
September 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator Report: UFC Hall of Famer signs; Women’s Featherweight division bolstered

Former Strikeforce founder and CEO Scott Coker appears to be very comfortable in his new role as Bellator President. This week, like every week since he’s taken over for former Bellator President Bjorn Rebney, has been that of the headline grabbing variety. Probably the most newsworthy event of the week for Bellator was the signing of UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar. Bonnar had...
Via Fight Booth
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator MMA: Annalisa Bucci Added WMMA

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 27, 2014) – The roster additions continue for Bellator as the promotion has added the #6 ranked featherweight in the world as Annalisa Bucci (7-3) has joined Bellator and will compete in the United States for the first time in her career. “I feel extremely honored, excited and thankful to be part of the first group of females, fighting for Scott...
Via BadCulture
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephan Bonnar Out of Retirement, Fighting in Bellator

After retiring two years following a crushing at the hands of Anderson Silva, Stephan Bonnar (15-8) is coming out of retirement.  But the UFC Hall of Famer is fighting with the promotion and is instead joining Bellator where he has signed a multi-fight agreement and could also be a commentator for the company. And Bonnar is already calling out the guy he wants to fight: Tito Ortiz...
Via Between The Ropes
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Reasons Eddie Alvarez Will Crash & Burn In The UFC

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made a big splash this week by signing former Bellator MMA 155-pound champion Eddie Alvarez. Newly signed Bellator president Scott Coker granted Alvarez an unconditional release from his contract, which still had one fight left on it. After a heated legal dispute that kept Alvarez out of action for the majority of 2013, Coker decided enough...
Via Fight Of The Night
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator: Nogueira Added To Women’s Division

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 21, 2014) – Just days after Bellator President Scott Coker reinstated the women’s division to Bellator by bringing in top featherweights Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd, Bellator has a new addition to the roster as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Talita Nogueira (6-0) has joined the promotion. Currently ranked in the Top 10 Featherweight rankings, the multiple...
Via BadCulture
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez perfect fit for UFC’s lightweight division

After having his first attempt to join the UFC derailed by a highly-publicized contract dispute with Bellator and former CEO Bjorn Rebney in 2012, there was no question that Eddie Alvarez would one day fight on the sport’s biggest stage against the top 155-pounders on the planet. But on Tuesday, over two years of seemingly endless speculation no longer mattered the moment ESPN...
Via Sports-Glory
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez signs with the UFC after being released by Bellator, gets Cerrone for company debut

Earlier today, in a statement released from Bellator’s Newport Beach headquarters, President Scott Coker released Eddie Alvarez from his Bellator contract. Alvarez had been in a major public battle with Bellator during the Bjorn Rebney administration and was more or less forced to sign and continue with the company or else he would’ve lost some of the most important years of...
Via hov-mma
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator Finally Releases Eddie Alvarez

The long winding run of Eddie Alvarez in Bellator is finally over. ESPN.com originally reported that Bellator gave its current lightweight champion his unconditional release from the organization. “We’ve granted Eddie his unconditional release” stated Bellator president Scott Coker in a press release. “Eddie is free to explore the free agent market, we hold no matching rights...
Via Between The Ropes
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker Plans to Make Bellator into Top MMA Company

Scott Coker turned Strikeforce into such a dynamic MMA company that the UFC was forced to buy it to keep it from becoming a true challenger. Now Coker takes over as the President of Bellator MMA and he looks to build a brand similar to what he had at Strikeforce, if not bigger. Before Bellator can reache those heights Coker must undo some of the unorthodox moves Bellator has made...
Via BlackSportsOnline
August 19, 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

Bellator moving to monthly shows in 2015

For the last several years Bellator MMA has been putting on weekly events during their season featuring a number of tournaments in separate weight classes. When Scott Coker took over as the President of the company back in June, fans knew that there would be sweeping changes made to the event structure of the organization. Today, those changes were officially announced as Coker told...
Via Fight Hub TV
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator gets back into the WMMA game (Press Release)

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 14, 2014) – Bellator MMA has reestablished the women’s division with two of MMA’s top featherweights leading the forefront. Finding previous success in the female MMA game, Bellator President Scott Coker has added Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd to the roster to start the next era of the Bellator women’s division. “We’re incredibly excited...
Via Fight Booth
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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