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Stephan Bonnar gets his wish granted to make his Bellator debut vs. fellow UFC hall-of-famer Tito Ortiz. When Stephan Bonnar came out of retirement to sign with Bellator, he did so with UFC president Dana White's blessing, primarily because it involved "beating the s**t out of Tito Ortiz". Bonnar wanted the fight "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" for his debut, and on tonight's Bellator 123 broadcast, Scott Coker officially announced this light heavyweight match-up for November 15th in San Diego, C read news >>

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Paul Daley is free to fight in the United States again. According to Bellator president Scott Coker, Daley (34-13-2) has finally been granted a working visa from the US government to resume his Bellator MMA career. Visa issues knocked Daley out of a Bellator welterweight tournament in 2012. As a result, his last 10 MMA and kickboxing fights have taken place overseas. While the popular British striker recently re-signed with Bellator, his next MMA fight will be for BAMMA on Sept. 13 against Igor read news >>

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Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was granted his unconditional release from the organization on Tuesday. read news >>

  • a month ago
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Someone get Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta on the phone ASAP! Scott Coker said that the new regime down at Bellator "doesn't waste time," and he meant it. Just one day after he revealed that a decision could be made by Friday on the future of former Bellator Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez's contract status with the promotion. And today (Aug. 19, 2014) Coker revealed that Alavrez has been released from his contract unconditionally. His official statement via Bellator.com: "We've granted Eddi read news >>

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Two years after signing a contract with the UFC, Geronimo dos Santos is no longer on the UFC roster. "Mondragon" signed with the promotion in 2012 to compete at the UFC 153 card in Rio de Janeiro against former title contender Gabriel Gonzaga, but he was removed from the card after his pre-fight medical exams indicated he had hepatitis B. Two years have passed and the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) won’t clear him to compete yet, so he asked to be released from his UFC contract. "I’m healed, t read news >>

  • a month ago
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Ben Saunders is heading back to Ultimate Fighting Championship. read news >>

  • a month ago
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"The Phenom" is back. Two days after being granted a licensed by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) and announcing his title fight with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman on Dec. 8, Vitor Belfort posted a video on his Instagram page showing how pumped he is for his return to Las Vegas at UFC 181 after three knockout finishes in Brazil in 2013. "I have in my hands the approved license by the Nevada Athletic Commission," Belfort wrote after his meeting with the athletic commission. "My jour read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Hmm. Well, Vitor Belfort has been granted his license to fight again by the Nevada Athletic Commission, and the fog that has surrounded him for so long has finally begun to lift. He can fight again, provided he plays along with some enhanced rules, which he swears he will. He swears it. Phew. Chael Sonnen? He was getting taken to the proverbial woodshed when he wasn’t being brought on as an advisor/ambassador to the NAC on Wednesday. The hydra of commissioners got a little lost in the expanse of read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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Vitor Belfort was granted a conditional license by the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday, which will allow him to face middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 181 on Dec. 6 in Las Vegas. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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UFC No. 1 middleweight contender Vitor Belfort was granted a license from the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday to fight Chris Weidman in December. read news >>

  • 2 months ago
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After appearing before the Nevada State Athletic Commission seeking re-licensure to compete following a failed drug test, Vitor Belfort has been approved for a conditional license to return to mixed martial arts. The hearing was aired live on UFC Fight Pass. The conditions of his license were threefold: He will submit to random enhanced drug testing at the NSAC's discretion, he will only fight in Nevada upon his return and his return will not come before December of 2014. Belfort has been one of read news >>

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