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Examining Diego Sanchez Ten Years After Winning ‘The Ultimate Fighter 1′

When fans think about the inaugural season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar immediately come to mind because of their instant classic – a live shootout that saved the struggling UFC. Griffin scored a controversial unanimous decision to take the light heavyweight tournament and secure a six-figure UFC contract. However, Bonnar was also awarded the...
Via 5thRound.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator On An Even Footing With UFC Says Spike TV President

If Spike TV president Kevin Kay is to be believed, Bellator are now on “an even footing” with the UFC. Kay was responding to a section in a recent anti-trust lawsuit filed against the UFC by several ex-fighters which declares that, “Bellator athletes lack significant public notoriety, in part because it is a ‘minor league. Bellator’s bout purses, gate revenues, attendance...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch Behind The Scenes At Bellator 131: Ortiz Vs Bonnar

Bellator have released behind-the-scenes footage from their recent Bellator 131 event which proved to be their biggest to date with an average of 1.2 million tuning in on Spike TV, peaking with 2 million viewers during the main event as Tito Ortiz took on Stephan Bonnar. —
Via Fight Of The Night
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Forrest Griffin’s leg badly mangled in Nissan commercial

Well this is something you don’t see everyday. Former TUF 1 finalists and combatants in arguably the most integral fight in UFC history, Stephan Bonnar and Forrest Griffin recently caught up to do a commercial for a local Nissan dealership. In a “Cash for Clunkers” ad, both Griffin and Bonnar are seen beating on an old car with a sledgehammer before something goes horribly...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Dana White on Bellator 131 success: ‘I’m happy for Tito and Bonnar’

Bellator MMA put on arguably their biggest show in promotion history this past weekend as UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar main evented Bellator 131. The event, which occurred at the same time as the UFC 180 pay-per-view, ended up pulling record numbers for Bellator as 1.8 million viewers tuned into Spike TV to watch Ortiz and Bonnar battle it out. UFC President Dana White...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 131 / UFC 180 prelims / WSOF 15: TV Ratings

The TV ratings are now in for Saturday’s head-to-head showdown between the UFC, Bellator and WSOF and shows that Bellator ended up being the big winners on the night. Bellator 131 captured fans attention on Spike TV with an average of 1.2 million viewers tuning in to the show, while an impressive 2 million tuned in for the main event which featured two UFC hall-of-famers Tito Ortiz...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator Reports 1.8 Million Viewers For Ortiz/Bonnar

A RECORD 1.8 MILLION VIEWERS TUNE IN TO SEE TITO ORTIZ-STEPHAN BONNAR BOUT AT BELLATOR 131 ON SPIKE TV   Most Watched MMA Fight On Cable in 2014   Most Watched Bellator Event In Franchise History   Ortiz-Bonnar Fight Peaked At 2 Million Viewers   New York, NY – November 18, 2014 ­ Bellator 131 knocked out the competition on Saturday, November 15 with record ratings for...
Via BadCulture
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 131 Beats UFC 180 Prelims and WSOF 15

Who the heck wants to watch washed up Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar (both pictured) fight? Two million people, that’s who. According to Bellator MMA, Saturday’s Bellator 131 event drew 1.8 million viewers, peaking at 2 million, making it the most-watched and highest–rated MMA fight on cable television in 2014. “Bellator 131 was an incredible event that had something for...
Via 5thRound.com
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz Fined for ‘Unsportsmanlike Conduct’ After Beating Stephan Bonnar

Did anyone miss seeing Tito Ortiz (pictured) give Stephan Bonnar the double-bird after posting a split decision victory over his archenemy on Saturday night at Bellator 131? The California State Athletic Commission certainly saw it. On Monday, CSAC executive director Andy Foster confirmed they fined Ortiz $2,500 for flipping his middle fingers to Bonnar. Foster cited “unsportsmanlike...
Via 5thRound.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 131 Salaries

The basic salaries have been revealed for Saturday night’s Belltor 131 show with Tito Ortiz leading the way with a hefty $300,000 payday. Next up was his fellow headliner Stephan Bonnar who earned $100,000 despite his loss. Bellator’s now undisputed lightweight champion Will Brooks trousered $62,000 for his night’s work, with Mike Richman claiming $30,000. Surprisingly, Muhammed...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar’ Salaries Released

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar” event. Tito Ortiz (pictured) was the night’s highest earner with a flat $300,000 salary. Stephan Bonnar, who Ortiz beat via split decision in the main event, made $100,000. Please keep in mind, the numbers that...
Via 5thRound.com
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz Wins at Bellator 131 But Needs to Retire Along With Stephan Bonnar

The hardest thing for anyone that is good enough at a sport to get paid for it to do is figure out when to hang it up. You've competed for as long as you can remember, you do nothing but train, and your world basically revolves around the sport.But there comes a time when you just need to go. That time is now for MMA fighters Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar.@ZProphet_MMA Read more »
Via FatManWriting
November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 131 quick results

The bitter feud between UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar will end tonight as the two men face off in the cage for the main event for Bellator 131. Running opposite UFC 180 and WSOF 15, Bellator has made quite the splash pitting the rivals together, creating a lot of buzz going into tonight’s fight. In the co-main event, Bellator Lightweight champion Will Brooks takes...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 15, 2014  |  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 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar’ Live Video and Results

“Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar” takes place Saturday night inside Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Stream the preliminary card live right here on 5thRound.com starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT. Spike TV broadcast the main card at 9PM ET/PT. UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar finally get to settle their differences inside the cage in tonight’s featured...
Via 5thRound.com
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 131 Picks

  Last Event Winner: Nolan Howell (7-3) Yearly Standings: Lucas Bourdon: 9-4 .692 Ben Kohn: 149-72 .674 Josh Hall: 35-21 .625 TC Engel: 87-53 .621 Luke Irwin: 236-151 .610 Earl Montclair: 111-72 .607 Nolan Howell: 166-109 .604 Naomi Kamornick: 6-5 .545 Dan Galvan: 5-6 .455 Light Heavyweight Bout: Stephan Bonnar (15-8) vs. Tito Ortiz (17-11-1) Luke Irwin: Ugh. Main event, eh? Whatever...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz Favored to Beat Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131

It’s time for Tito Ortiz (pictured) and Stephan Bonnar to finally settle their beef tonight at Bellator 131. Despite the help of Justin McCully and his ridiculous mask(s), Bonnar is still an underdog against his archenemy – albeit a slight one. Ortiz is pegged as a -160 odds-on favorite to beat Bonnar, while “The American Psycho” checks in closely behind as a +130 dark...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar’ Weigh-In Results

The “Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar” weigh-ins took place Friday at Dave & Busters in San Diego, California. A grudge match between UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz (pictured) and Stephan Bonnar headlines Saturday’s show. Michael Chandler and Will Brooks battle for the vacant lightweight title in the co-main event. Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California hosts...
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November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephan Bonnar admits he wanted to punch Tito Ortiz at Bellator 131 press conference

Just two days before Bellator 131, headliner Stephan Bonnar admitted to FightHubTV that he wanted nothing more than to punch Tito Ortiz in his face during their heated staredown yesterday at the Bellator 131 press conference. Bonnar noted that Ortiz’s breath was rank, and that he “is a disgusting turd that needs to be flushed.” Bonnar will have the opportunity to back up his...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Bellator 131 full press conference highlights

With a stacked weekend of events in store for MMA fans, the most anticipated event may in fact be Bellator 131 which pits MMA legends Stephan Bonnar vs Tito Ortiz. The bad blood between the two men has been evident since the announcement of the matchup, and the animosity boiled over yesterday during the Bellator 131 press conference. FightHubTV was there to catch all the action...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz: ‘Win, lose, or draw I just want to hurt him’

Winning is apparently not of the utmost importance to MMA legend Tito Ortiz heading into his main event bout against Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 this weekend. With all the animosity built up over the last several weeks, Ortiz simply can not wait to lay his hands on Bonnar. While Ortiz would love to leave the cage with a victory, the most important thing in his mind is smashing...
Via Fight Hub TV
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Calling The Shots: Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar

Bellator MMA, under the leadership of Scott Coker, will hold its biggest event to date on Saturday night when Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar clash at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, CA. This is a fight that should have happened in the UFC, however, the stars never aligned for a plethora of reasons. Both fighters have been vocal about their disdain towards one another...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 131: Tito vs. Bonnar predictions

Not only is it a big weekend for the UFC, it is a big weekend for Bellator. So we thought we’d have some fun and pick for this weekend’s Bellator card in addition to our normal UFC card predictions. Bellator 131 will take place this Saturday, November 15 at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. Things will get started with a...
Via Mill City Sports
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 180 vs. Bellator 131 vs. WSOF 15 on Saturday

It’s an MMA fan’s utopia. The game’s three biggest promotions will be hosting live events on the same day, at the same time. One will be a pay-per-view broadcast, while the other two are of the $FREE.99 variety. Although”UFC 180: Werdum vs. Hunt” costs $54.95, it contains the most significant scrap of all the events with an interim heavyweight title tilt between Fabricio...
Via 5thRound.com
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Bellator 131 Fight Card

Bellator 131 takes place this Saturday night on Spike TV and we’ve got the full fight card for you below. Headlining the show is a light-heavyweight grudge match between former UFC stars Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar who’ve been taking a leaf out of pro wrestling’s playbook in an attempt to hype up their fight. In the co-main event interim lightweight champion Will Brooks will...
Via Fight Of The Night
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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