Mike Wessel laughs at your doubts.
The fighter, perhaps best known for a stint on "The Ultimate Fighter 10," is quietly on a 4-1 run that included a recent Bellator-debut victory heading into the promotion's Season 7 heavyweight tournament tonight.
"In this last fight with Ryan Martinez, I wasn't even supposed to last a round according to a whole lot of people," Wessel told MMAjunkie.com. "I was supposed to get the s--- kicked out of me, you know, but I didn't.
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Having rekindled his passion for mixed martial arts, Mike Wessel is ready to kick second place to the curb and become the Bellator heavyweight champion. read news >>
Richard Hale is gunning for the vacant Bellator heavyweight title and sees Bellator 75 opponent Mike Wessel as the first step to getting there. read news >>
Former commando Martin Stapleton was popular with fans after his appearance on season nine of The Ultimate Fighter but his subsequent competition appearances were sporadic. This Friday he returns to the Bellator cage for a clash with young Japanese featherweight Goiti Yamauchi at Bellator 125. This Friday, British featherweight Martin ".50 Cal" Stapleton (13-3) returns to the Bellator cage. The TUF 9 vet faces Goiti Yamauchi (17-2), born in Japan but resident in Brazil. The 21-year old has gone read news >>
Bloody Elbow's literary gunslinger Eugene S. Robinson lends his one-of-a-kind perspective on Friend of Knuckle Up [FOK-U] EMANUEL NEWTON's win last Friday, UFC Fight Night: BIGFOOT v. ARLOVSKI and an in-depth discussion of MIKE TYSON'S rules of order in the latest edition of Knuckle Up. read news >>
It’s the fight that never happened – the potential matchup that prompted photo shoots and video-game covers and posters and countless what-if columns. But could Randy Couture vs. Fedor Emelianenko actually still be a real possibility?Filed under: (...) read news >>
Kid Nate and Eugene S. Robinson look ahead to this weekend's MMA double-header when the UFC brings Jacare vs Mousasi to CT the same night Bellator launches their season premiere with Curran vs Pitbull 2. read news >>
With a new president and some clear changes ahead of its Season 11 debut, Bellator MMA today released a video promoting the season-opening Bellator 123 event.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>
Nate Diaz's manager Mike Kogan had some harsh words for Bellator's former CEO Bjorn Rebney. It has been over a month since Bjorn Rebney resigned from his position as Bellator CEO and there is at least one person out there who is all too pleased with the decision. Mike Kogan, the now infamous manager of Nate Diaz, was not shy to publicly address his blatant disdain for Rebney, claiming in an interview with Submission Radio that he "left kind of a really dark foot print on Bellator. Not just with read news >>
MMA vet and recent Bellator MMA “Fight Master” reality-show winner Joe Riggs is reportedly heading back to the UFC.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
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A press conference announcing the full card is expected later this month. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva has finally found an opponent for his return to mixed martial arts (MMA), taking on Mike Hayes at the Fight Time 20 event on Aug. 29, 2014, inside War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. MMA Fighting brought word of the pending battle earlier today. Silva (16-3, 2 NC) hasn't seen action since huffing and puffing his way past M read news >>