Bellator 252 notebook: Scott Coker on best 145er in the world, Jake Hager’s future, SBG vs. ‘Pitbull’ brothers

Bellator MMA Before Bellator 252, featuring the restart of the promotion’s featherweight grand prix, Bellator President Scott Coker spoke to MMA Fighting about the stakes of the tournament, his promotional strategy since taking the reins in 2014, the biggest team rivalry under the Bellator banner, and more. Will the featherweight grand prix winner be the […]

Jake Hager def. Brandon Calton at Bellator 250: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Jake Hager’s split decision win over Brandon Calton in a grueling heavyweight fight at Bellator 250 from Mohegan Sun Arenain Uncasville, Conn. (Photos courtesy of Bellator) View full post on MMA Junkie

Bellator 250 results: Jake Hager tested, but triumphs with split decision and gets nod from Chris Jericho

Swollen eyes. Badly cut nose. Unstable mouthpiece. Those were just a few of the challenges former WWE champ and current AEW star Jake Hager faced over three grueling rounds with former Pittsburgh Steeler Brandon Calton before judges awarded him a split decision for his third Bellator win. Hager’s grappling frequently got him out of trouble […]

Video: Jake Hager has ‘no regrets’ from no contest in recent fight, predicts ‘big smile on my face’ at Bellator 250

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Jake Hager goes from the squared circle to the Bellator cage for the fourth time in his career on Thursday night. The former WWE and current AEW star returns to action for the first time in over one year when he meets fellow unbeaten heavyweight Brandon Calton in the featured preliminary […]

Ex-Pittsburgh Steeler Brandon Calton promises not to ‘lay down’ vs. Jake Hager at Bellator 250

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Brandon Calton caught word of the rumblings a few weeks ago, but at the time he didn’t know if they were true. There were rumors that Bellator was looking for a heavyweight, and his name was in the conversation. Those rumors eventually turned out to be true, and the consideration became a […]

Jake Hager puts timeline on fighting top heavyweights ahead of Bellator 250

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Fans may see Jake Hager testing the waters with some of the bigger names in Bellator next year. The pro wrestling star turned MMA fighter feels he’s not too far from taking on some of the more established names in the Bellator heavyweight division. Hager (2-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA), a former WWE champion and […]

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

Diego Sanchez reveals he fought with torn labrum in UFC 253 loss to Jake Matthews

“The Ultimate Fighter, Season 1” winner Diego Sanchez, says he wasn’t at 100 percent in his losing effort against Jake Matthews at UFC 253 last Saturday. In an Instagram post on Thursday, Sanchez (30-13 MMA, 19-13 UFC) revealed he competed in his fight against Matthews (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) with a torn labrum in his […]

UFC 253 results: Jake Matthews bloodies Diego Sanchez, wins decision

Jake Matthews was not going to allow Diego Sanchez to have late-career success at his expense at UFC 253 on Saturday. Matthews (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) lived up to expectations as the favorite and beat UFC Hall of Famer Sanchez (30-13 MMA, 19-13 UFC) by unanimous decision, using his more precise striking and top control […]

UFC 253 results: Jake Matthews bloodies Diego Sanchez en route to lopsided decision win

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Jake Matthews grew up watching Diego Sanchez as a kid but now he holds a win over the UFC Hall of Famer. Over three rounds, Matthews battered and bloodied Sanchez on the feet and on the ground to win a lopsided decision to notch his third straight victory in a […]

Jake Matthews is Ready for War

Jake Matthews not only meets his idol at UFC 253, he has to fight him, too. Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Cage Warriors 114’s Jake Hadley says he’s ready to ‘run through’ UFC’s best at 125 pounds

Undefeated English flyweight Jake Hadley returns to action on home soil determined to deliver a statement to the UFC that he’s ready to challenge the very best at 125 pounds. Hadley (5-0) takes on fellow rising prospect Shajidul Haque (10-4) in the co-main event of Cage Warriors 114, which takes place Sept. 24 at the […]

Diego Sanchez: Jake Matthews fight ‘could be my last’

Diego Sanchez (pictured) fights Jake Matthews in a welterweight bout at UFC 253 on Sept. 26 | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting With over 30 UFC fights under his belt already, the plan is for Diego Sanchez to add four more by the time his current contract is up. However, heading into his upcoming fight with […]

Diego Sanchez vs. Jake Matthews, Two Other Bouts Set for UFC 253

A welterweight clash pitting Diego Sanchez against Jake Matthews is one of three new additions to the UFC 253 lineup. View full post on Recent News on

Jake Collier Returns After 987 Days Away From The Octagon

Jake Collier last stepped into the Octagon on Nov. 11, 2017. That will change on Saturday at Fight Island Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Video: Brent Primus Upsets Jake Shields at Submission Underground 14

Former Bellator lightweight champion Brent Primus submitted ex-Strikeforce king Jake Shields in a featured contest at Submission Underground 14 on Sunday. The event took place at a modified grain silo in Oregon and streamed on UFC Fight Pass. View full post on Recent News on

Jake Shields reflects on 10th anniversary of win over Dan Henderson and the infamous Strikeforce brawl

Esther Lin, Strikeforce When Jake Shields accepted a fight against Dan Henderson with the Strikeforce middleweight title on the line back in 2010, he was gambling with his future. At the time, Shields was on the last fight of his deal with the promotion and he was facing a true legend of the sport, who […]

Missed Fists: Jake Smith accuses opponent of mid-match flatulence at Submission Underground 12, more

Jake Smith (blue) grapples with Gorge Martinez at Submission Underground 12 on March 29, 2020 | @ImShannonTho, Twitter Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s an MMA show every […]

Video: After RIZIN 20 win, Jake Heun believes he’s not made for ‘unified rules system’

SAITAMA, Japan — After his RIZIN 20 win, Jake Heun breaks down his win over Satoshi Ishii, turning his career around, his proper weight class, who he wants next, and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

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