Bellator's return to the Spike TV airwaves may have been the technical beginning of the Scott Coker era, but it featured a show built by Bjorn Rebney before his departure. Both the main and co-main event featured two season 10 tournament finals, this time in the welterweight and middleweight divisions.
In the main event between finalists Adam McDonough and Andrey Koreshkov, it would be the Russian who would go on to dominate and claim his second Bellator tournament title.
In the first frame, Kor more
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
Not since "Duel" has a guy in a truck caused this much aggravation. The "truck" has a breakdown ... in communication!
I'm referring, of course, to the mystery man in the production truck, who was buzzing in UFC color commentator Joe Rogan's ear, asking him to put Ronda Rousey on the hook for UFC 176, shortly after she was done mopping the floor with Alexis Davis at UFC 175.
A question that caused UFC President Dana White to "blow a gasket."
Not long after the incident, Rogan took to The Undergro 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
Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will put his belt on the line against a familiar foe at Bellator 123.Filed under: Bellator, News more
Mauricio Herrera won the interim WBA light welterweight title with a win over Johan Perez on the Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara undercard.
Johan Perez and Mauricio Herrera kicked off the Canelo Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara pay-per-view with a fairly entertaining scrap that went to a close majority decision.
Perez came into the bout as the interim WBA light welterweight champ, having won the "title" in a bout with Paul Spadafora in November of last year.
Herrera lost a somewhat controversial dec more
UFC welterweight competitor Tarec Saffiedine has been on the sidelines since January but believes he will be fit to return to the octagon in September. Tarec Saffiedine may have been on the sidelines for the better part of the past six months, but he certainly is not looking for any warm-up fights when he makes his return to the octagon.
The former Strikeforce welterweight champion has been out of competition since a January win over Hyun Gyu Lim in Singapore. Twice the welterweight was slotted 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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After a triumphant return to the Octagon in April after two years on the sidelines, the injury bug has once again bit welterweight Thiago Alves, who has been forced out of his August 23 bout... more