Henry Corrales vs. Brandon Girtz set for Bellator 250 co-main event

Henry Corrales | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Henry Corrales welcomes Brandon Girtz to the featherweight division next week. MMA Fighting confirmed with an official that Corrales (17-5) and Girtz (16-9) will meet in the co-main event of Bellator 250 on Oct. 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The matchup was first reported by […]

AEW’s Jake Hager returns to the Bellator cage next week

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports Former WWE champ and current AEW wrestler Jake Hager will return to the Bellator cage next week. Hager faces Brandon Calton at Bellator 250, which takes place Oct. 29 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The event airs live on CBS Sports Network. Calton, a former super heavyweight, makes his […]

Former WWE Star Jake Hager Set to Return at Bellator 250 on Oct. 29

Jake Hager will return to action for his fourth professional mixed martial arts bout when he meets Brandon Calton at Bellator 250. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

MMA Junkie Radio #3096 with guest Joseph Benavidez, plus Bellator and UFC wrap-ups (noon ET)

Monday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here and will be live on SportsCastr beginning at noon ET (9 a.m. PT). On Episode 3,096, the guys will talk to guest Joseph Benavidez and look back at Bellator 249 and Cyborg’s title defense on CBS Sports Network, as well as […]

Bellator 249 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into […]

Steve Mowry grades himself a B- after Bellator 249 win, declines post-fight callout

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Steve Mowry continues to impress, but isn’t keen on using this opportunity to shoot his shot just yet. Mowry (8-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) extended his unbeaten record with a first-round finish of former CFFC champ Shawn Teed at Bellator 249. Mowry’s fight with Teed was promoted to the main card after the […]

Bellator 249 highlights video: Relive a night of fantastic finishes

Bellator 249 was a memorable evening for all who watched. The event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. had a night of fantastic finishes — from the opener, in which Albert Gonzales earned a victory despite getting his elbow dislocated in an armbar, to the main event, in which the legendary Cris Cyborg scored […]

Patricky Pitbull still wanted to fight at Bellator 249 despite suffering from labyrinthitis

Brazilian lightweight Patricky Freire was removed from a fight with Jaleel Willis on Thursday. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Patricky Freire is heartbroken. Health-wise, however, “Pitbull” is feeling “a bit better” after the cancellation of his Bellator 249 co-main event bout due to labyrinthitis on Thursday night. The 34-year-old lightweight, as well as his brother […]

Adam Borics vs. Erick Sanchez, Jared Scoggins vs. Toby Misech added to Bellator 250

Adam Borics | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator MMA has added a pair of fights to their Oct. 29 event. Promotion officials confirmed to MMA Fighting that a 150-pound catchweight bout between Adam Borics and Erick Sanchez will take place at Bellator 250 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. In addition, multiple people close to […]

Kemran Lachinov explains why he put his hands down in Bellator 249 win: ‘I go in there to win or die’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – “Protect yourself at all times” advice in professional fighting might not mean much to Kemran Lachinov. The Bellator welterweight is not afraid of letting his opponents take freeb shots at him during a bout. He said he’s prepared for the worst every time he sets foot in the cage. On Thursday, Lachinov […]

Scott Coker: Dillon Danis is a gamer, but won’t get Bellator booking until healthy

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Scott Coker isn’t thinking about who’s next for Dillon Danis until he’s cleared to fight. Danis (2-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) underwent reconstructive knee surgery in March and has been sidelined ever since. He was scheduled to fight Jan. 25 at Bellator 238, but withdrew from the card after injuring his knee while […]

Bellator 249 post-event facts: Cris Cyborg makes more MMA history

Gallery Cris Cyborg def. Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 249: Best photos view 62 images Bellator action resumed on Thursday with Bellator 249, which took place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and aired on CBS Sports Network following prelims on MMA Junkie. The main event saw featherweight champion Cris Cyborg (23-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) […]

Bellator 249 loses co-headliner after Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire suffers from labyrinthitis 

ESTHER LIN Bellator 249 lost its co-headliner Patricky Freire vs. Jaleel Willis shortly before the opening bell when Freire came down with labyrinthitis, an infection triggered by a cold or flu. It’s unclear what exactly caused Patricky Freire’s condition. Labyrinthitis causes inflammation of the inner ear or the nerves that connect the inner ear to […]

Bellator 249: Best photos

Check out all the best action shots from Bellator 249 on Thursday night at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (Photos courtesy Bellator). View full post on MMA Junkie

Bellator 249 results: Cris Cyborg batters, submits Arlene Blencowe in first title defense

Usually, Cris Cyborg makes opponents submit to her fists. This time, she did it with a choke. Cyborg battered Arlene Blencowe before securing a second-round submission to notch the first defense of her Bellator featherweight title and her first career submission in the headliner of Bellator 249, which took place Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena […]

Bellator Announces Dates for Featherweight Grand Prix

Although it has been delayed a while, the Bellator MMA featherweight grand prix will be back sooner than most expect. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator 249 results: Cris Cyborg stops Arlene Blencowe for first career submission win

Cris Cyborg has added yet another item to the most impressive resume in women’s MMA history once again. The only fighter of either gender to hold championships in four major promotions, Cyborg (23-2 MMA,  2-0 BMMA) made the first successful defense of her Bellator featherweight title on Thursday night, and notched the first submission victory […]

Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino Notches First Submission Win in Bellator 249 Main Event

Cristiane Justino is still the Bellator MMA women’s featherweight champion and picked up her first submission win in the process. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Bellator 249 video: After broken leg in debut, Albert Gonzales gets arm snapped in follow-up – and wins

It was already clear Albert Gonzales was tough. But at Bellator 249, he reminded the world just how tough when he fought through an elbow visibly dislocated by an armbar. At the end of the second round of “BigAl” Gonzales’ fight with Kastriot Xhema, it seemed all but certain the fight would be called in […]

Bellator 249 live and official results

Bellator 249 takes place Thursday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 7:15 p.m. ET (4:15 p.m. PT). The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on CBS Sports Network following prelims on MMA Junkie. In the main event, women’s featherweight […]

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