It was a long time coming, but according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com, Bellator has released Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez from his contract, making him a free agent.
Scott Coker confirmed the story with ESPN Tuesday afternoon, which is huge for the free-agent market.
Alvarez, who famously had a huge legal battle with Bellator, returned to the company after a long litigation with former boss Bjorn Rebney and the company. He eventually returned to the company for a rematch with Mich read news >>
MMAjunkie Radio airs tonight at a special time of 11 p.m. ET (8 p.m. PT) with Michael Bisping, Cung Le, Tyron Woodley, Alberto Mina, Luke Rockhold and other special guests.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
"I want to compete and be the main event. I love super fights, and Michael Bisping is a super fight to me. I plan to bring the lightning, followed by the thunder." --Cung Le
"They might have the names, but you won't find anybody in UFC who can kick like Cung Le."
That's what a fellow mixed martial arts (MMA) reporter told me the first time I ever got to see the Sanshou specialist in action. It was a few days before his Strikeforce middleweight title fight against Frank Shamrock back in 2007, and read news >>
For the first time since 2012, Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will host a UFC event. MMAjunkie today learned the Sin City property will host The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale, which features the first women’s strawweight title fight in UFC history. UFC (...) read news >>
Jussier Formiga was the number one flyweight in the world in the past, and he wants to be at the top again.
The Nova Uniao fighter, a former world champion at Shooto, is set to collide with Zack Makovsky at the UFC Fight Night 47 card in Bangor, Maine, on Aug. 16, and he’s glad to be facing a former champion inside the Octagon.
"He’s a former bantamweight champion a Bellator. He was always too small for 135, and he became stronger and batter at flyweight," Formiga told MMAFighting.com. "I expect read news >>
War Machine’s time on the run from law enforcement authorities has reached its end. read news >>
Jon Jones went under the knife for the first time in his career on Thursday, and from all indications, it was a success.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>
UFC flyweight Frankie Saenz admits time is in short supply for his MMA career, so he wants to make an impression in his first octagon appearance.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Talita Nogueira might be heading to Bellator.
The multiple time jiu-jitsu world champion, who won her six MMA fights via stoppage, is in talks with the promotion. According to sources close to the fighter, "Treta" is expected to sign a four-fight deal in the coming days.
"Treta" made her MMA debut in 2009, and fought three times in 2010, but decided to leave the sport to focus on jiu-jitsu competition. After a three-year hiatus, the grappling wizard returned with a pair of first-round submission read news >>
One time prospect Thiago Tavares decides to make his Featherweight debut against Robbie Peralta. Good? Bad? Who's the guy with the more efficient fist?
Thiago Tavares vs. Robbie Peralta Featherweight
When we last left our heroes...
Thiago Tavares is making his Featherweight debut after going 8-5-1 in his Lightweight UFC career. Tavares' career has been a mixed bag. He began as a blue chip prospect, scoring a highlight reel triangle choke win over Jason Black and losing his first fight in a wonde read news >>
Time to see what Dennis Bermudez is really made of.
Streaking featherweight up-and-comer, Dennis Bermudez, has been clamoring for a crack at the big dogs of the division, after not-so-quietly assembling a seven-fight winning streak (one that includes this guy) in the wake of his debut loss back in late 2011.
He appears to be getting his wish.
UFC Tonight reports that "The Menace" (14-3) is in talks to throw down against former division number one contender Ricardo Lamas at the upcoming UFC 180 p read news >>