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
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
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
The Ultimate Fighter 19 concluded Wednesday night with the final two fights before the live finale. It featured a middleweight bout between Dhiego Lima and Roger Zapata, as well as a light heavyweight scrap between Dan Spohn and Matt van Buren.
The episode heavily featured both fights. In non-fight segments, we saw Chuck Liddell visit Team Penn to help train Spohn. We also saw some of the fighters indulge in alcoholic beverages as their time in the house winded down.
In the first bout, Dhiego Li more
An injury to Michael Johnson has forced the UFC to make two new lightweight fights for later this summer.
Bobby Green will replace the injured Michael Johnson against Josh Thomson at UFC on FOX 12 on July 26 in San Jose, Calif., the promotion announced on Friday after MMAJunkie.com first reported the news. As a result, Abel Trujillo, who was scheduled to fight Green at UFC Fight Night in Bangor, ME, will now face Ross Pearson on Aug. 16.
Green (22-5) has won his last seven fights in a row, howev more
Brazilian veteran Rodrigo Damm and “The Ultimate Fighter 15” runner-up Al Iaquinta are set to meet in a lightweight bout when the Ultimate Fighting Championship hits Connecticut in September. more
Like much of the mixed martial arts community, Will Brooks is intrigued by the possibilities of the new Bellator regime. more
"The Eagle" will be grounded for the remainder of 2014.
That's the news coming from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, who reports that Khabib Nurmagomedov will be out until January due to undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus.
Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone had agreements in place to face one another at UFC 178, but that's obviously off the table now.
"That fight is made -- it’s done," White said. "Twenty minutes later, [Nurmagomedov] went into the gym and blew his knee out. Twenty. F---ing. M more
Check out our complete Spike TV main card preview and predictions for Bellator 122: “Cooper vs. Halsey,” which takes place from inside Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California this Friday night (July 25, 2014), featuring middleweight and welterweight tournament final bouts set for the main and co-main events, alongside a couple of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veterans duking it out on the broadcast. Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the Scott Coker era.
Even though Bellator's seco more