Since its inception, Bellator Fighting Championships has been a promotion that prided itself on building talent from within the organization and not picking up the scraps leftover from the UFC. read news >>
Marloes Coenen, a former Strikeforce champion, and Julia Budd, who also fought in Scott Coker's original promotion, were the first two fighters announced Thursday morning as part of Bellator's plans of bringing women's fighting back with a 145=pound weight class division.Bellator, now run by Coker, announced that Coenen and Budd are scheduled to square off later this year in a fight on Spike TV.Coenen and Budd had both been fighting for Invicta. Invicta President Shannon Knapp said that Coenen's read news >>
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Since signing on with Bellator MMA, Scott Coker has remained relatively quiet. read news >>
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Check out ongoing reaction from Bellator and Strikeforce fighters, past and present alike, as they learn of Viacom's decision to oust Bjorn Rebney from the promotion he founded and presided over for seven years, from Bellator's early days on ESPN Deportes all the way to the center stage that is Spike TV, in order to potentially sign-on former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker as his replacement moving forward. Regardless of what went on ,it was Fun building this company w You @BjornRebney Good luck in read news >>
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Open workout photos for fighters of Bellator 120: "Rampage vs. King Mo" took place on Thursday (May 15, 2014) ahead of their respective bouts on Sat. (May 17) in Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, for Bellator's debut pay-per-view (PPV). read news >>
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UFC officials Tuesday night revealed which Strikeforce talents will ply their craft in the Octagon moving forward. read news >>
The list of Strikeforce fighters heading to the UFC is growing with more names announced on Tuesday. read news >>
While it's surprising for the UFC to cut a fighter on a 5-2 run in the promotion, Anthony Johnson's weight-cutting issues prompted just such a scenario.
But with the former welterweight now having success at light heavyweight, UFC President Dana White hasn't ruled out his return to the octagon.
That's assuming, though, that Johnson doesn't sign a "borderline criminal" Bellator contract.
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Four fighters this past weekend's "Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman" event received lengthy medial suspensions.
MMAjunkie.com today received the list of medical suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission.
Ovince St. Preux, T.J. Cook, Julie Kedzie and Keith Berry all face suspensions of up to six months or longer due to various ailments.
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The Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman medical suspensions resulted in a short list, but with several fighters facing 180-day or indefinite suspensions. read news >>
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CALGARY - According to company officials, Strikeforce fighters are most certainly not Strikeforce fighters for life.
But as long as Showtime broadcasts MMA with Strikeforce parent Forza -
essentially, UFC parent Zuffa with a different name - the talent within
its roster stays put.
"There's not a list of protected fighters - (Strikeforce women's
bantamweight champ Ronda) Rousey and this one and that one," UFC
president Dana White said.
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