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
Since signing on with Bellator MMA, Scott Coker has remained relatively quiet. more
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
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
The Scott Coker affect is in full effect.
"No" UFC? No problem.
After competing overseas for the last two years, Paul Daley will make his way back stateside later this year, as "Semtex" announced on "The MMA Hour" earlier today (July 21, 2014) that he has inked a deal with Bellator MMA.
And it's all thanks to newly-appointed president of the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, Scott Coker; a guy Daley knows very well, having competed for him four times before during his time as head more
MMA Fighting has the UFC Fight Night 44 fight card for the upcoming UFC event at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas on June 28.In the main event, featherweights Cub Swanson will square off against Jeremy Stephens. In the co-main event, former TUF champion Kelvin Gastelum faces Nicholas Musoke.Check out the UFC Fight Night 44 results.Main card (FOX Sports 1 at 10 p.m. ET)Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy StephensKelvin Gastelum vs. Nicholas MusokeCezar Ferreira vs. Andrew CraigRicardo Lamas vs. Hacran Di 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
The numbers are in for GLORY 17 from this past weekend's event (June 21, 2014) in Inglewood, California, inside The Forum. With 483,000 viewers and a peak viewership of 862,000, the fight card became the fourth-highest rated show in the promotion's seven-show televised history on Spike TV.
The ratings are in for GLORY 17. The kickboxing promotion's seventh show on Spike TV saw 483,000 viewers tune in see Gabriel Varga win the featherweight "Contender" tournament and Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic def more
Whenever Cub Swanson fights, there's a chance for an explosive finish. He won't have to hunt down his opponent on Saturday night, as Jeremy "Lil Heathen" Stephens is never one to back down from a brawl.
Swanson has made it clear: He believes he deserves a shot at the title. He has already faced and been knocked out by current champion Jose Aldo, but that was in 2009 when both were in WEC. He wants his crack at the title soon, but Stephens stands in his way.
'Lil Heathen has been up and down over more