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Anthony Johnson Releases Statement On LHW Grand Prix Removal

Anthony Johnson will not be competing in the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix semifinal against champion Vadim Nemkov due to illness. MMA Junkie was the first to reveal Johnson's removal from the grand prix tournament on Saturday. The illness is not COVID-related, and there is no timetable for Johnson's return...

[ARCHIVES] Anthony Johnson Responds To Accusations Of Dog Abuse

"Rumble" Johnson finds himself in the middle of another heavy controversy.

Anthony Johnson Defends Ngannou, Trashes UFC 265 Interim Title Fight

Bellator light heavyweight and former UFC star Anthony Johnson has criticized the UFC's decision to create an interim heavyweight title. Johnson's comments come ahead of this weekend's UFC 265 pay-per-view, which will see top heavyweight contenders Derrick Lewis and Ciryl Gane go to battle for the division's interim gold. The...

Bellator LHW Grand Prix Semifinals To Take Place On Oct. 16

Bellator has announced that the semifinals for its light heavyweight grand prix will take place on October 16. The promotion revealed the news on Saturday, the same day as its Bellator 263: Pitbull vs. McKee broadcast. The event will take place in the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The double-header will...

Anthony Johnson Faces Alleged Identity Theft Charges After Bellator Win

Former UFC title challenger and Bellator fighter Anthony Johnson is in trouble with the law following his win at Bellator 258. In particular, the New Canaan Police online records show that Johnson, 37, is facing multiple charges for identity theft. The police report indicates that the incident occurred in...

Bellator 258: Archuleta vs. Pettis Results, Sights, & Sounds

Bellator 258 took place live tonight on SHOWTIME, and here were the sights and sounds of the event. The event began with Michael Venom Page taking on #4-ranked Derek Anderson. The bout ended via doctor's stoppage, and this kick is the primary reason why: https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/1390839206981906434 Not quite HBK, but it's safe to...

“Frustrated” Anthony Johnson Says His Bellator 258 Plan is Unchanged

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson makes his return to professional MMA this Friday at Bellator 258. While there was a last-minute change in his opponent, Johnson says his goal is the same regardless of who he faces in the Bellator cage.  During Bellator's media day for Bellator 258, Johnson shared his initial...

Jose Augusto Did Not Hesitate to Step in For Bellator 258

Jose Augusto is facing Anthony "Rumble" Johnson at Bellator 258 in the light heavyweight Grand Prix. While he entered late to replace Yoel Romero, Augusto did not hesitate to sign up for a chance at greatness. Augusto has only one fight with Bellator MMA, a first-round submission victory over Jonathan...

Anthony Johnson: New Opponent Jose Augusto More Dangerous Than Romero

After his scheduled bout with Yoel Romero fizzled, former title challenger Anthony Johnson believes it won't get any easier when he faces Jose Augusto at Bellator 258. The former UFC title challenger is eager to step back into the cage, and despite his initial opponent failing pre-fight medical evaluations, Anthony...

Anthony Johnson Has a New Opponent for Bellator 258

With Yoel Romero out of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson will now face Jose Augusto at Bellator 258 on May 7.  Augusto, who trains with the Pitbull Brothers team according to Sherdog sports a 7-2 professional MMA record and is currently on a five-fight win streak....

Anthony Johnson Favors Jon Jones In Potential Francis Ngannou Matchup

It appears that the former UFC title challenger Anthony Johnson believes Jon Jones' odds in a fight against heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou are better than many believe. Since the horrific knockout of former heavyweight king Stipe Miocic at UFC 260, it's clear that the power Ngannou carries is special....

Bellator MMA Announces Changes to Upcoming Cards

Bellator MMA returns Friday, April 2 with Bellator 255 but as they begin their run at their new home on SHOWTIME some changes have been made to the upcoming cards.  Yoel Romero versus Anthony Rumble Johnson is one of the most anticipated matches in Bellator's World Light Heavyweight Grand Prix....

Bellator Announces LHW Grand Prix, Including Johnson vs. Romero

Bellator MMA has announced that it will be holding a light heavyweight tournament that will include an apocalyptic showdown between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Yoel “The Soldier of God” Romero. Earlier today, Bellator held a major press conference where several announcements were made. Among them, it was revealed that there...

Scott Coker: Romero vs. Johnson “The Fight The Fans Want To See”

Bellator President Scott Coker is well aware of the buzz surrounding a potential showdown between Yoel Romero and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. After Bellator added Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson to its light heavyweight roster, this pairing instantaneously became a dream fight for MMA fans around the world. Yoel Romero was...

Anthony Johnson ‘Down’ For A Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

Anthony Johnson would be open to Bellator having a light heavyweight grand prix in 2021. Recently, Bellator added "Rumble" and Yoel Romero to their light heavyweight division that features a ton of talent like Vadim Nemkov, Corey Anderson, and Phil Davis. It certainly has enough talent to have a grand...