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Ed Ruth Says Knockout Win at Bellator 186 is a Game-Changer

Ed Ruth believes there is great significance to his latest victory. This past Friday night (Nov. 3), Ruth took on Chris Dempsey inside the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. The bout was featured on the main card of Bellator 186. Ruth scored a second-round knockout victory. Given Ruth's wrestling background,...
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Highlights from Friday’s Bellator 186 Event Featuring Ryan Bader-Linton Vassell

Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader successfully defended his title Friday night in the main event of Bellator 186. The event, which aired live on Spike, went down from Penn State University and also included two former Nittany Lion wrestling standouts. In the co-headliner, Ilima-Lei MacFarlane became the first-ever Bellator female...

Bellator 186: Ryan Bader Finishes Linton Vassell in First Title Defense

Ryan Bader was dominant in his first title defense against Linton Vassell. Bader closed the distance and drove in. The cage held Vassell up. Vassell reversed the position, but Bader countered with a throw. Vassell got back to his feet. He landed a heavy leg kick. Another leg kick connected...

Bellator 186: Phil Davis Tops Leo Leite in Pennsylvania

Phil Davis earned a unanimous decision win over Leo Leite. A leg kick was there for Davis early. Leite tied Davis up, but was quickly reversed. "Mr. Wonderful" threw his opponent down to the canvas. Liete used a leg lock to get back up, but he was taken back down....

Bellator 186: Ed Ruth Sleeps Chris Dempsey at Alma Mater

Chris Dempsey ate a shot that put him to sleep courtesy of Ed Ruth. Surprisingly, Dempsey engaged in the clinch early. They disengaged quickly. Ruth stuck out some jabs. A leg kick was there for Ruth and he got his opponent to the ground. He looked to take the back...

Bellator 186 Preliminary Results & Live Stream Tonight (Nov. 3) at 7 p.m. ET

We’re just hours away from the main card of Bellator 186. Before the Spike portion of the card airs, you can watch the Bellator 186 preliminaries right here on MMANews.com. The prelims begin at 7 p.m. ET. There’s plenty of preliminary action, including a tilt between Josh Fremd and Ryan...

Bellator 186 Preview: Exclusive Interview With Title Challenger Linton Vassell

Linton Vassell is getting his second opportunity at Bellator gold tonight when he faces off against Ryan Bader in Happy Valley. An opportunity that the English stand out doesn't plan on passing him by. Unlike the first time he was in this situation, he feels confident and ready. After his...

Bellator 186 Preview: Exclusive Interview With Ed Ruth

Ed Ruth is getting the opportunity to do something that many star wrestlers before him have dreamed of doing. Return back to the place that helped make him and fight in front of all of his friends and family. Ruth, a 3-time National Champion at Penn State, returns to Happy...

Bellator 186 Preview: Exclusive Interview With Saad Awad

Saad Awad has always been an a take on anyone at any time type of guy. Weight class, age, ranking.... none of that has ever mattered. Saad is just one of those guys who enjoys being able to support his family by doing what he loves. Tonight at Bellator 186...

Bellator 186 Preview: Exclusive Interview With Tywan “Speedy” Claxton

Bellator MMA has made it very obvious that they plan on continuing to bring on some of the best up and coming MMA fighters from the wrestling world. A blueprint that has them bringing in talent before they have even made their pro debut, some without an amateur fight....
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Watch: Bellator 186 Ceremonial Weigh-Ins Featuring Bader, Vassell

The Bellator 186 weigh-ins wrapped up this morning and the ceremonial weigh-ins followed suit in the evening. Tomorrow night (Nov. 3), Bellator will hold its first event of the month. Bellator 186 takes place inside the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. Headlining the card will be a light heavyweight...

Phil Davis Isn’t Taking Opponent Lightly Going Into Bellator 186

Not many have heard of Leonardo Leite, but Phil Davis won't dismiss his abilities. Leite ran the middleweight table over at Legacy Fighting Championship. He was the reigning 185-pound title holder. He hasn't competed since Nov. 2015. While Leite has his first taste of a major promotion tomorrow night (Nov. 3), his...

Bellator 186 Weigh-In Results: Both Title Bouts Made Official

Bellator 186 is on the way and the weigh-ins have concluded. Earlier today (Nov. 2), the Bellator 186 weigh-ins took place in Pennsylvania. All 28 fighters on the card tipped the scales. Light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader weighed in at 204.5 pounds. The challenger Linton Vassell tipped the scales at 204.6...

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Says Preparation For Title Bout Has Been Smooth Sailing

Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is ready for her chance to make history. This Friday night (Nov. 3), Macfarlane will take on Emily Ducote for the inaugural Bellator women's flyweight title. The action takes place inside the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. It'll serve as Bellator 186's co-main event. Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, Macfarlane...
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Video: Bellator 186 Foundations Showcases Ed Ruth

Ed Ruth is set to do battle on Nov. 3. Ruth will go one-on-one with Chris Dempsey inside the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania in the main event of Bellator 186. It'll be the second bout for Ruth in 2017. The official YouTube channel of Bellator has been rolling...