Bellator free fight: Denise Kielholtz blitzes Kate Jackson at Bellator 247 in Milan

Former Bellator kickboxing champion Denise Kielholtz delivered a huge performance in Milan to knock out former title challenger Kate Jackson and declare herself ready to challenge for her first MMA title. Kielholtz (6-2 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) and Jackson (11-5-1 MMA, 3-3 BMMA) faced off in the main event of Bellator 247 after the original headliner […]

Bellator fighter Robin van Roosmalen seriously injured, sister dies following car accident

Robin van Roosmalen | James Law, Glory Sports International Bellator fighter and GLORY veteran Robin van Roosmalen remains hospitalized after he was involved in a serious car accident in his native country of the Netherlands on Wednesday. Tragically, van Roosmalen’s 29-year-old sister Melissa died as a result of injuries suffered in the accident. News of […]

Bellator Fighter, Ex-Glory Champ Robin Van Roosmalen Hospitalized After Car Accident

Robin Van Roosmalen has been hospitalized with injuries suffered in a serious car accident on Wednesday, according to a report from RTV Utrecht. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

James Vick among UFC, Bellator, PFL alumni set to fight on XMMA show in Florida

Regional promotion XMMA is working on its next event, and its lineup already features a handful of notable names. Former UFC lightweight contender James Vick will compete in his first fight since departing the promotion in 2020 when he takes on former Bellator and PFL fighter Andre Fialho in a welterweight fight. The event takes […]

Corey Anderson believes ‘Bellator has the upper hand’ with a better light heavyweight division than the UFC

Corey Anderson | Bellator MMA When Corey Anderson asked for his release from the UFC before eventually signing with Bellator MMA, he had a multitude of reasons behind that decision. Money. Promotional push. Better opportunities. Those were all at the forefront in Anderson’s mind but he also went to Bellator knowing that the light heavyweight […]

Bellator extends Lyoto Machida protege Weber Almeida with new multi-fight deal

Featherweight Weber Almeida is sticking around with Bellator. A Lyoto Machida protege, Almeida (4-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) took another step toward his goal of Bellator champion by signing a new multi-fight deal with the promotion. A Bellator official recently informed MMA Junkie of the extension, but did not disclose details of the new contract. Almeida, […]

Bellator free fight: Michael Chandler signs off with farewell KO at Bellator 243

Michael Chandler is all set for his octagon debut on UFC Fight Island later this month, and he’s heading into his maiden UFC appearance in excellent form. Chandler’s last outing came at Bellator 243, when he rematched Benson Henderson in Uncasville, Conn. and exited the promotion with a one-round demolition of the former UFC and […]

Bellator signs Hungarian standout Adam Borics to multifight extension

Adam Borics is still on the Bellator MMA roster – but with a new contract. Hungary’s Borics (16-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA), who has been with Bellator since 2017, has re-signed with the promotion, a Bellator official recently informed MMA Junkie. Borics, 27, has defeated every opponent placed in his path under the Bellator banner but […]

Bellator signs flyweight champion Juliana Velasquez to new multi-fight deal

Bellator women’s flyweight champion Juliana Velasquez isn’t going anywhere. On Friday, a promotion official informed MMA Junkie that the recently crowned titleholder has signed a new multi-fight deal with the promotion. No additional terms of the deal were disclosed. Velasquez (11-0 MMA, 6-0 BMMA) won the championship in December when she defeated long-reigning 125-pound incumbent Ilima-Lei […]

After viral win over 529-pound man, Darina Mazdyuk has big plans for Bellator career

You remember the name Darina Mazdyuk, right? It should at least job your memory, because if you’re a frequent visitor of MMA websites, there’s a good chance you saw the viral video of her beating a man back in November. This wasn’t just any man, though. The inter-gender contest saw Mazdyukscore a first-round TKO victory […]

Scott Coker anticipates February restart for Bellator with 22-26 events in 2021

The Bellator operation will continue to hum along this year with roughly two dozen events on tap for the organization. After a 2020 campaign that rolled back on the number of fight cards due to a hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Bellator president Scott Coker is looking to have a busy year. The exact […]

Video: No. 3 UFC storyine of 2020 – Stars lost to retirement, Bellator

The 2020 calendar year is one most of us want to forget, though it will be hard not to remember. And though there were challenges in the world of sports, after some tentative moments early in the pandemic, MMA mostly powered on – with a lot of adjustments. At MMA Junkie, we’re taking a look back […]

Josh Barnett, Tito Ortiz express interest in being Fedor Emelianenko’s final Bellator foe

It appears Scott Coker will have options when deciding who to put across the cage from Fedor Emelianenko in his farewell fight. Bellator president Coker told MMA Junkie in December that he has a big grand finale in mind for Emelianenko’s (39-6 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) illustrious career. It includes putting the Russian in a packed […]

Poised for MMA stardom, A.J. McKee aims to have ‘a lot of leverage’ when Bellator deal ends

Anyone with their finger on the pulse of MMA can see A.J. McKee has a bright future. The Bellator featherweight contender is poised to be a marquee name, with 2021 set up to be a defining year. With a perfect record and the guidance of his father – retired MMA veteran Antonio McKee – there’s a […]

Scott Coker wants to see Bellator MMA on CBS and Showtime: ‘That’s definitely a goal of ours’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Bellator MMA made a major change to its broadcast plans in 2020 after moving from the Paramount Network to the CBS Sports Network but the promotion isn’t done just yet. According to Bellator President Scott Coker, he’s having conversations with executives at parent company ViacomCBS about potentially expanding the organization’s footprint […]

Video: Who should Bellator choose as Fedor Emelianenko’s final foe?

As the calendar turns to 2021, the ramping up of the COVID-19 vaccine leads to hope there’s a light at the end of the tunnel to enable the world to resume normal activities. This includes the fight game. Bellator resumed operations in a bubble over the second half of the year, but it has done […]

Bellator video: Best fights of 2020 marathon

Looking to ring in the New Year with some of the best MMA action from 2020? Bellator has you covered. On Thursday, Bellator is live streaming an eight-hour marathon of its best fights of the year – in their entirety – on its YouTube channel beginning at 4 p.m. ET. Missed the live event Thursday […]

Scott Coker: A.J. McKee ‘on his way to becoming a megastar for Bellator and the sport’

Scott Coker remembers watching A.J. McKee in his final amateur fight in 2014 – a submission win, by the way – and knowing he had something special when the then-19-year-old pointed at the Bellator president imploring Coker to sign him. Nine months later, McKee made his professional debut with Bellator and started racking up wins […]

Bellator boss Scott Coker willing to wait on Juliana Velasquez vs. Ilima-Lei Macfarlane rematch

Despite Ilima-Lei Macfarlane’s prior dominance as Bellator flyweight champion, promotion president Scott Coker doesn’t think her next fight will be for the title. Macfarlane (11-1 MMA, 10-1 BMMA), who successfully defended her title four times, experienced her first career blemish when she was dethroned by Juliana Velasquez in a unanimous decision loss earlier this month […]

Morning Report: Scott Coker explains change of heart and signing Yoel Romero to Bellator

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Earlier this month, the UFC caught the MMA world by surprise when it released former three-time UFC middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero from his contract with the organization. Though Romero has had a rough run of late, his last bout was a razor thin loss to current champion Israel Adesanya and […]

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