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It has only been about seven months since Scott Coker took the reins of Bellator MMA. But his boss is already giving him rave reviews. Spike TV president Kevin Kay told MMAFighting.com last week that he believes Coker has put Bellator in a better position to succeed since taking over for Bjorn Rebney last June, for various reasons. "Fighters just love this guy and camps and management and people, they want to be in business with Coker," Kay said during a media event to promote Premier Boxing Cha read news >>

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Frodo Khasbulaev was primed to be one of Bellator's next big stars. He had beaten flashy knockout artist Mike Richman convincingly to win the organization's season eight featherweight tournament. Before that, the Dagestani sambo specialist had finished both Marlon Sandro and Fabricio Guerrero. His Bellator record stood at a perfect 5-0 and he was next in line to face champion Pat Curran for the title. That was almost two years ago. Khasbulaev, now 28, has not had a pro fight since then. And he a read news >>

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Douglas Lima still wants Paul Daley. Lima, the reigning Bellator welterweight champion, was forced out of his first title defense against the UFC and Strikeforce veteran after suffering a knee injury, and will be replaced by fellow Brazilian Andre Santos at Bellator 134 on Feb. 27. "It sucks, man," Lima told MMAFighting.com. "I already had a knee injury for a while, I was in pain during my training camp, but I was going to fight anyway. However, I visited another doctor and we did a MRI, and I w read news >>

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Kimbo Slice called out Tito Ortiz for his first fight in Bellator, but the other part isn’t interested in the fight. Slice, who signed with Bellator to make his return to mixed martial arts five after his last MMA fight, a TKO loss to Matt Mitrione in the UFC, told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he would like to fight the UFC Hall of Famer in his promotional debut. "S**t, you know they could put Tito (Ortiz) on that plane, too," he said. "For sure. I got a bone to pick wi read news >>

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Former Bellator MMA heavyweight tournament finalist Blagoi Ivanov has signed with WSOF.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

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Reigning Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Pitbull talks about last week's grueling title defense vs. Daniel Straus, as well as his upcoming bout with Georgi Karakhanyan. While UFC #1 contender Conor McGregor was the most talked about featherweight over the past week, Bellator featherweight champion Patricio Freire had his own big fight against Daniel Straus last Friday. In what was Pitbull's first title defense, the Brazilian pulled off a 4th round rear-naked choke of Straus in a fight f read news >>

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Patricio Freire successfully defended his featherweight title at Friday night's Bellator 132, but had to dig deep to beat former champion Daniel Straus in Temecula. "Pitbull", who put his title on the line for the first time after winning it with a unanimous decision over Pat Curran in September, wasn’t expecting to have that much trouble against Straus in the stand-up game, but welcomes the adversity. "He nullified my game on the feet," Freire said through his team. "His distance was better tha read news >>

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When news came of the lawsuit against the UFC, Scott Coker took exception with the idea that Bellator MMA was being considered as a minor league organization. Coker addressed the issue with MMAfighting.com's Marc Raimondi), saying: “Do I think Bellator is a minor league? The answer is no.” As a relatively new figure in the promotion, it is not surprising that Coker would come to the defense of his employer; he managed to keep Strikeforce going in the MMA scene for many years before the UFC final read news >>

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Well-traveled vet Andre Santos steps in for injured Douglas Lima to take on UFC and Strikeforce veteran Paul Daley at Bellator 134.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>

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BloodyElbow’s Karim Zidan rounds up the latest news, updates, and videos from across the world in Russia and the Caucasus. The proliferation of Russian MMA over the past few years has become impossible to deny. There are approximately 30 fighters on the UFC roster of Russian origin and that number is gradually rising with each passing month. With an endless array of prospects in Russia, as well as the North Caucasus regions of Chechnya and Dagestan, it can get difficult trying to keep up with th read news >>

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After five years away from mixed martial arts, Kimbo Slice is back. Slice, aka Kevin Ferguson, announced his return to the sport where his star first exploded by inking a multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA late last week, and despite his 41st birthday peeking from around the corner, the one-time street brawler says he never for a second doubted that he'd lace up those four-ounce gloves for one last ride. "These guys been in bed for a little bit trying to make this s**t work for me," Slice sa read news >>

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Slice vs. Ortiz could very well be Spike TV's dream come true. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Elite XC vet, Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson, will make his return to the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) later this year after the internet sensation inked a new deal with Bellator MMA. Kimbo doesn't have an opponent lined up just yet, as the bearded brawler admits he isn't too familiar with Bellator's heavyweight roster. "I'm not sure. I don't even know who's there right now (in Bella read news >>

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Bellator made headlines last week when they decided to sign YouTube street fighter, UFC veteran and pro boxer Kimbo Slice to their roster. It was a move that received mixed reviews from fans, as some were stoked to see the hulking heavyweight return, while others simply dismissed the signing. Slice, whose pro MMA record stands at 4-2, is 40 years old, and if you remember watching The Ultimate Fighter 10, you'll remember he had knee issues. At this stage in the game, Kimbo won't be a world-class read news >>

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You can still look forward to seeing Paul Daley on Feb. 27, 2015, but don't expect Daniel Straus back any time soon. It was another good news/bad news kind of day for Bellator MMA. Following the recent announcement that Douglas Lima had to withdraw from Bellator 134, No. 1-ranked welterweight contender, Paul "Semtex" Daley, was briefly left without an opponent at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., on Feb. 27, 2015. Enter Andre Santos, a veteran of more than 40 professional matches who hails read news >>

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