- 3 years ago
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Bellator Fighting Championships on Monday took another step towards bolstering its welterweight roster, as it signed former Maximum Fighting Championship titleholder Douglas Lima read news >>
- 2 years ago
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MFC champion Douglas Lima believes he's got what it takes to roll through Bellator's Season 5 Welterweight Tournament. “I have a title in (MFC), and now I’m coming to get the other title in Bellator.” Read More >> read news >>
- 3 years ago
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Maximum Fighting Championship 170-pound titleholder Douglas Lima has signed with Bellator Fighting Championships and joined its season-five welterweight tournament.
Officials today announced the deal.
The eight-man tournament kicks off this fall and airs on MTV2.
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- 3 years ago
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Former MFC welterweight champion Douglas Lima, who is considered one of the top prospects in the division, is likely to sign on with Bellator Fighting Championships and be a part of their upcoming 170lb tournament.
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Undefeated women's featherweight prospect Talita Nogueira has inked an exclusive deal to join the Bellator fold, promotion officials announced on Thursday.
Nogueira (6-0), the 2013 Female Fighter of the Year at the Brazilian MMA Awards, was in discussions to join to the UFC in July but ultimately opted to sign with Bellator, bolstering the Viacom-led promotion's newfound commitment to women's MMA following moves to sign Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd under new president Scott Coker.
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It didn't take long for released Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez to sign with the UFC. In fact, it was mere hours before the man signed on the dotted line. After Bellator boss Scott Coker granted his release Tuesday morning, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com, Dana White and Co. signed the top-10 lightweight and immediately put him on the UFC 178 card. His opponent, Donald Cerrone, is a man charging toward the title picture in a fight that will likely draw great interest.
Cerrone, a WEC a read news >>
Former two-time Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has inked an exclusive deal with the UFC, and is now scheduled to make his long-awaited promotional debut against Donald Cerrone at UFC 178. That bout will serve as the co-main event of the September 27th pay-per-view.
UFC officials announced the signing on Tuesday, less than 12 hours after new Bellator president Scott Coker granted Alvarez his unconditional release from his Bellator contract.
UFC 178 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden 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 >>
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 read news >>
- 3 months ago
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Douglas Lima has perfected the art of finishing fights, his latest such victory earning him the Bellator welterweight championship and a spot on the short list of top 170-pound fighters in the world. In each of his last five fights, Lima has scored wins inside the distance, including an April TKO over Rick Hawn that secured his first title in Bellator. Lima bruised and battered Hawn so badly over eight minutes of action that the corner threw in the towel to save him from any further punishment. read news >>
- 4 months ago
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Douglas Lima said he would never let a fight go the distance again following a loss to Ben Askren, and he really meant it.
The Brazilian scored his fifth straight knockout victory to claim the welterweight title against Rick Hawn at Bellator 117 on April 18 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and he’s ready for more. "Every fight brings different challenges," Lima told MMAFighting.com. "The important is to be so well prepared that I don’t even need to think about my opponents. I will go there to do my thin read news >>