It’s a new era for Bellator, and Douglas Lima is anxious to enter the cage as the welterweight champion.
The Brazilian striker, who won the vacant 170-pound title with a second-round victory over Rick Hawn in April, told MMAFighting.com he plans to return in action in October against the winner of Andrey Koreshkov vs. Adam McDonough tournament final, set to headline the Bellator 122 card on July 25.
"My next opponent will be the winner of this fight, and I think it’s going to be a good fight," L more
Former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker revealed some of Bellator’s upcoming plans in an open letter to fans. Bellator MMA's new President Scott Coker wrote an open letter to fans of the promotion addressing some topics of recent discussion, including his early plans and what can also be expected in the future.
Coker made it clear that his "first order of business" is to make some adjustments to the current roster, and emphasized the company's intent to focus on excitement. This was made evidently cl more
With the tournament format -- and former head honcho Bjorn Rebney -- scrapped, Scott Coker is eager to bring Bellator to "new heights."
While no one can deny that Bellator was already an established mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, its "seasonal" tournament-style events weren't always "must-see" television.
That's all about to change, now that Scott Coker is seated at the head of the table.
Coker -- the recently-appointed president of Bellator MMA -- says his main goal as the new man in charg more
A lot of fans have reason to be excited for the former Strikeforce boss's return to high level MMA promotion with Viacom's Bellator, but don't count your chickens before they hatch MMA fans. This is a murderously hard game and Coker will have to push his fighters harder than he's been willing to in the past to succeed.
Fan and fighter reaction has been overwhelmingly positive: Bjorn Rebney is being edged out of Bellator. In his stead is former Strikeforce CEO and founder Scott Coker. The reason more
While many might have seen Strikeforce founder Scott Coker, a former Zuffa employee, taking over the controls at Bellator MMA as a sort of defection, UFC president Dana White doesn't see it that way. more
The shift from Bjorn Rebney to Scott Coker running the show at Bellator MMA is quickly beginning to bear fruit, as the promotion has signed Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef. more
Clay Guida looks to continue his winning-ish ways at Featherweight against Dennis 'the Menace' Bermudez for UFC on FOX. Can Dennis derail the four star gatekeeper?
Clay Guida vs. Dennis Bermudez Featherweight
What ever happened to that guy who used to get us to pay attention to lighter weight fighters, and had awesome bouts against Roger Huerta and Tyson Griffin?
It's interesting to note how quickly Clay Guida became a pariah. It was essentially a two stop process: beat Takanori Gomi. Then beat more
BJ Penn retired from mixed martial arts (MMA) last Sunday, AND YOU WON'T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED NEXT! "BJ should continue to fight at 145. That crazy strategy should retire, not BJ. Kill the tip toe boxing stance. Kill the feet on hips guard. Kill the flat on the back defensive butterfly guard. 35 is not old. He's in amazing shape. He didn't lose because his body is breaking down. He lost the way he did because of that strange strategy. The whole world was confused. He should stay at 145, and fig more
LAS VEGAS – As with each time Ronda Rousey dominates a new bantamweight challenger in the UFC, the questions come up as to when she'll face Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino.
At the media scrum in the aftermath of Rousey's dominant 16-second TKO victory over Alexis Davis at UFC 175, White was presented the question again. This time, instead of answering straight off, he challenged the media.
"You guys want me to sign her, is that what you're saying?" After more prompting, he said, "So, you guys the med more