- 2 years ago
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With War Machine (formerly Jon Koppenhaver) apparently returning to jail in two weeks, Bellator has given Chris Lozano his slot in the promotion's season-six welterweight tournament, officials today announced.
Lozano now meets Karl Amoussou in the headliner of Bellator 63, which takes place March 30 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
The event's main card, which airs on MTV2, features the opening round of the eight-man tournament.
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- 2 years ago
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Two fighters are the first confirmed participants for Bellator's upcoming season-six welterweight tournament.
Bellator officials today announced Carlos Alexandre Pereira as an entrant in the eight-man tournament.
Additionally, as MMAjunkie.com recently reported, War Machine - perhaps best known as UFC fighter Jon Koppenhaver before a legal name change - also is part of the tournament field, officials today confirmed.
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Former Bellator and UFC welterweight War Machine is just a character portrayed by Jonathan Koppenhaver, at least according to an attorney he hired to represent him in the Christy Mack assault case. In a report from ABC affiliate KTNV Channel 13, War Machine's legal counsel in the matter—Brandon Sua—argues that the War Machine persona is just an act. "War Machine's a character. He is an MMA fighter. He is controversial, and people need to understand where to draw that line from his character as W read news >>
Former UFC and Bellator welterweight Jon Koppenhaver, who changed his name to War Machine in 2008, has been apprehended by police for the alleged assault of his long-time girlfriend and adult actress Christy Mack. He is currently being held in Simi Valley, Calif. and is awaiting extradition to Las Vegas on several outstanding warrants. The news was first released by the Simi Valley Police Department, and it was reported by Fox Sports' Marc Raimondi on Twitter: War Machine is in Simi Valley (Cali read news >>
- a month ago
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Former Bellator and UFC welterweight War Machine, formerly Jon Koppenhaver, insists that he fought "for his life" last week on a day where he planned to propose to his girlfriend Christy Mack, a well-known porn star. As TMZ Sports reported, the controversial fighter was unceremoniously released by Bellator on Friday after it came to light that War Machine is the prime suspect in the beating of Mack and an unnamed third party in Las Vegas. As authorities continue to search for War Machine, the em read news >>
Bellator welterweight War Machine, born Jon Koppenhaver, has been released from the company in the midst of a domestic abuse case where he allegedly beat up his porn star girlfriend, Christy Mack. TMZ Sports reports the controversial Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt is wanted by Las Vegas police after a three-person physical confrontation early Friday morning left his "significant other" in the hospital. TMZ added: According to police, War Machine was involved in a three-person altercation early F read news >>
- a month ago
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Bellator MMA has released War Machine after learning that the welterweight is wanted by Las Vegas for his part in an altercation that sent two people to the hospital. read news >>
War Machine, the controversial welterweight formally known as Jonathan Koppenhaver, has been released from his Bellator contract following reports of an alleged altercation on Friday morning in Las Vegas. According to a report from TMZ, Machine is wanted by Las Vegas police as a primary suspect of an alleged three-person altercation that took place at the fighter's Las Vegas home, which allegedly landed two individuals in the hospital, including his "significant other." Machine is involved in a read news >>
Controversial welterweight [autotag]War Machine[/autotag] has been given his walking papers after reports surfaced that he is a primary suspect in a Las Vegas altercation. TMZ Sports first reported Bellator MMA executives' decision, citing Bellator President Scott Coker. read news >>
- 6 months ago
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Bellator’s Season 10 welterweight tournament received a shakeup on Saturday, when Bellator MMA officials announced that War Machine, Joe Riggs and Mark Scanlon have all withdrawn from the competition. read news >>
- 7 months ago
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Bellator MMA’s Season 10 welterweight tournament field is complete with the addition of Jesse Juarez vs. Andrey Koreshkov and Adam McDonough vs. Mark Scanlon.Filed under: Bellator, News Tagged: Adam McDonough, AJ Matthews, Andrey Koreshkov, Anthony Gomez, Belal (...) read news >>