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
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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
They will meet again in September.
Pat Curran will put the Bellator featherweight title on the line on September 5, when he finally meets two-time tournament winner Patricio "Pitbull" Freire at Bellator 123. Combate first reported the bout, and MMAFighting.com confirmed the news with sources close to the situation.
Curran (20-5) first fought Freire in January 2013, defending his title via split decision on Bellator's first live event on Spike TV. Curran lost his belt to Daniel Strauss ten months more
Paul Daley has returned to the Bellator fold. The British slugger announced his decision to ink a deal with his former home on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.
Daley fought once under the Bellator banner in July 2012, knocking out Rudy Bears via first-round TKO. He was then selected in a fan vote to compete in the first ever Bellator match to be televised on Spike TV, however an injury ultimately forced his opponent, War Machine, out of the contest, and the bout was scrapped.
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MMA Fighting has Bellator 122 results for the McDonough vs. Koreshkov fight card July 25 and live Bellator 122 twitter updates.In the main event, Adam McDonough squares off against Andrey Koreshkov in a welterweight tournament final. Also on the main card, Brandon Halsey faces Brett Cooper in a middleweight tournament final in the co-main event.Check out the Bellator 122 results below.
Main card (Spike at 9 p.m. ET)Adam McDonough vs. Andrey KoreshkovBrandon Halsey vs. Brett CoooperEgidijus Valav more
For Bellator middleweight Brett Cooper, he feels that all he has to do is "show up for this fight" to win the promotion's latest 185-pound tournament. more
At times, it can seem like even Karo Parisyan isn’t quite sure what to make of himself. more
Ronda Rousey faces a stiff test on Saturday, July 5, at UFC 175 in Alexis Davis, but the UFC women's bantamweight champion is already planning her next fight. "I'd like to fight again on New Year's and take a little break in between," Rousey said during a UFC 175 pre-fight media conference call. "But the UFC, they know that if there's an emergency or if they need me, I'll step up." So far in her UFC career, which began in February 2013, Rousey has fought three times, defeating Liz Carmouche, Mie more