Bellator tried to sign Jungle Fight bantamweight champion Jonas Bilharinho, but the undefeated prospect wasn’t interested in the offer.
Sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com that "Speed", who became the 135-pound champion in March with a split decision victory over previously unbeaten Mario Israel (9-1), decided to decline the offer and wait for an opportunity in the UFC.
"That’s right," Bilharinho confirmed to MMAFighting.com. "I declined (the offer) for two reasons. I have a figh more
World Series of Fighting president and founder, Ray Sefo discusses how the organization was born, deal with NBC, co-promotion and future.
Tonight, NBC will be host to its very first primetime television MMA card. The World Series of Fighting has come a long way in just a little over two years, and are realizing their vision for a bright future with their 11th card. The Independence Day weekend has historically been a big one in general for MMA, and this one promises to keep in that tradition.
Back in the win column, The Huntington Beach Bad Boy wants more.
Tito Ortiz submitted Bellator middleweight champion Alexander Shlemenko in a light heavyweight bout in May, and he’s targeting a return to the cage in November, according to his muay thai coach Rafael Cordeiro.
"He did an excellent fight against Shlemenko," Cordeiro told MMAFighting.com. "He will fight again in November. We don’t know the opponent yet, but he’s already training."
The former UFC light heavyweight champion snapped a more
A press conference announcing the full card is expected later this month.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva has finally found an opponent for his return to mixed martial arts (MMA), taking on Mike Hayes at the Fight Time 20 event on Aug. 29, 2014, inside War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
MMA Fighting brought word of the pending battle earlier today.
Silva (16-3, 2 NC) hasn't seen action since huffing and puffing his way past M 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
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Bellator MMA introduced Scott Coker, Strikeforce’s founder and former CEO, as its new president this past week. The fight promotion’s new head executive today issued a letter to fans.Filed under: Bellator, News more
It's been a little over a week since former Strikeforce founder Scott Coker replaced Bjorn Rebney as the president of operations for Bellator MMA. And while things remain quiet as Viacom plots out the future for what has already been referred to as "Bellator 2.0," Coker offered fight fans a sneak preview on Thursday, posting a letter on Bellator.com that can be seen in its entirety below. Dear Bellator Nation,
I wanted to take a moment and tell you all how excited I am to be a part of the Bellat more