But insists the releases were done prior to the hiring of former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Bellator MMA, which fired Bjorn Rebney just last week, has also said goodbye to 19 fighters under contract for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle (heavyweight) and Anthony Leone (bantamweight).
Here is the complete list of releases (via MMA Fighting): Eric PrindleAnthony LeoneRodrigo LimaFrank BacaNick KirkTravis MarxHiroshi NakamuraSerge more
Several names were removed from Bellator’s roster.
Bellator officials confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Wednesday that 19 fighters were released from the promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle and Anthony Leone. The list was initially posted on Sherdog Forum.
The list also includes Frank Baca, Nick Kirk, Travis Marx, Hiroshi Nakamura, Rodrigo Lima, Sergej Grecicho, Jared Downing, Jason Fischer, Tim Welch, Nathan Coy, Anthony Lemon, Trey Houston, Vaughn Anderson, Keith Berry, Je more
There's a double header of UFC content again this week, although this one is spaced far more apart than the previous attempt. We'll have a show from New Zealand in the very early morning here stateside followed by a Fox Sports 1 show headlined by a featherweight clash between Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens. There are a few other decent fights sprinkled in between the two cards.
Glory 17 and Last Man Standing (technically speaking, two different shows) are in the books. Artem Levin looks to simp more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Fight Pass this weekend (Sat., June 28, 2014) with UFC Fight Night 43: "Te Huna vs. Marquardt" from inside Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Get complete, official results and real-time fight coverage starting at 2 a.m. ET (Fri. night into Sat. morning) below.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is getting ready to kick off the first of two mixed martial arts (MMA) events on the same day, starting with UFC Fight Night 43: "Te Huna vs. Marquar more
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The jungles of Brazil are home to no-holds-barred combat, but America knows nothing of it aside from what they see outside the bar on a Saturday night.
And Scott Coker just founded Strikeforce.
It's a kickboxing promotion, a modest West Coast thrill for martial arts fans to be run by Coker, an experienced more
If anyone's qualified to weigh in on the UFC's decision to cut Jason High after shoving referee Kevin Mulhall at UFC Fight Night 42, it's go-to ref and MMA pioneer "Big" John McCarthy.
McCarthy, who began his career at UFC 2 in 1994, talked frankly with Submission Radio about the company's decision to part ways with High after he pushed Mulhall following a questionable stoppage loss to Raphael dos Anjos. Absolutely there has to be varying degrees of punishment, but it has to be a punishment that more
Scott Coker already enjoyed great success while running Strikeforce, now the promoter has a new task ahead of him—transforming Bellator into a credible No. 2 promotion.
While it’s true the promotion has been thought of as a second-tier promotion, it was more or less handed that title by default with Strikeforce closing up shop. Bellator has struggled to find an identity for itself outside of hosting tournaments, and it has come under fire through MMA media and fans on numerous occasions.
The pro more
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight titleholder Jon Jones calls his UFC 165 unanimous decision win over Alexander Gustafsson his strongest showing to date, because of his heart and determination to win. more
A complete list of significant new fights reported in the past week. more