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
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
After languishing on the sidelines for over half a year, Anthony Pettis is finally back in gym. The UFC's exciting but injury prone lightweight champion, who pulled out of a December 2013 title defense against Josh Thomson due to a torn the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in his left knee, was cleared to return to full contact training at Milwaukee's Roufusport academy last week.
"I feel good," Pettis told MMAFighting.com. "I had my first kicking session on [Wednesday]. The doctor said (it wou more
You don’t often get what you ask for in this world. Yet Alex Caceres knows that if you don’t at least ask, you’ll really be left in the cold. more
Leading up to his UFC Fight Night 44 bout with Niko Musoke, TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum called nutritionist Mike Dolce's program "expensive."
But Gastelum missed weight by nearly two pounds, which caused the welterweight to forfeit 20 percent of his purse and may have cost him a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus after his decision win.
"Dana White was going to give him a $50,000 bonus for performance of the night," Dolce said on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour. "But because he missed wei more
"The Spider" has no desire to complete a trilogy against the UFC middleweight champion but would accept a fight with Nick Diaz.
Anderson Silva still doesn't know how long is going it take for him step on the octagon again but the former UFC middleweight champion told Brazilian media that he is open to the possible fight between him and Nick Diaz. However, "The Spider" doesn't feel that he and Chris Weidman should fight each other one more time, as the current UFC 185-pound champion is 2-0 in the more
Your favorite fighters are cheering on their countries in the 2014 FIFA World Cup and posting pics of it all, and Katie Winter has collected them here just for you.
Welcome to the special 2014 FIFA World Cup Week Two edition of MMA on Instagram. Fighters share a lot of pics and love to show their allegiance to their respective countries so you know they've been busy with all the soccer/football/futbol happening lately. Here is what they've been up to.
Braulio Estima was cheering on Brazil: "Game more
Jeremy Stephens (and his giant beard) pounds the pads ahead of his showdown against Cub Swanson this weekend (Sat., June 28, 2014) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 44, which takes place on FOX Sports 1 from inside AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas (results here). Also getting a sweat on was Kelvin Gastelum and Nico Musoke, who throw down in the 170-pound co-main event. Enjoy! more
From its earliest days, determining the best MMA fighter in the world has never been a particularly easy task. Even as Royce Gracie dominated the initial UFC tournaments in 1993 and 1994, challengers to his throne emerged overseas, his own brother Rickson at the front of the pack.
As the years have gone by and the sport has become more diverse—in size, technique and geography—winnowing a pool of hundreds down to one has become more and more difficult. How do you compare lightning-quick submissio more