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Rory MacDonald Signs With PFL

Rory MacDonald has left Bellator and signed with the Professional Fighters League. Following his title fight loss to Douglas Lima, MacDonald was a free agent and early signs indicated he would return to the Viacom-owned promotion. Yet, that is not the case as he has signed with the PFL,...

Ed Ruth vs. Yaroslav Amosov to Headline Bellator 239

Bellator 239 has its main event, with welterweights Ed Ruth and Yaroslav Amosov set to do battle in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Ed Ruth came up short in last year’s welterweight grand prix when he was defeated by Neiman Gracie at Bellator 213. This would be the first loss in Ruth’s professional...

WATCH | James Gallagher & Mike Kimbel Almost Brawl At Bellator London Media Day

Two of the rising prospects in Bellator's bantamweight division in James Gallagher and Mike Kimbel nearly came to blows at media day for Bellator London. The two are not on the card but were there for the event and when they saw each other got into it. According to...

Cris Cyborg’s Bellator Debut Set, Will Fight For Title

Cris Cyborg is getting an instant title shot in Bellator. https://twitter.com/ManoukAkopyan/status/1177725462925070336 LA Times was first to report that Cyborg, the former UFC featherweight champion, will be taking on the champion, Julia Budd. The fight will happen on Jan. 25 at The Forum. Cris Cyborg last fought back at UFC 240...

Cris Cyborg Explains The Big Differences Between Bellator & UFC Contract

Cris Cyborg is very happy with her contract with Bellator compared to what she was getting in the UFC. Bellator announced it was the biggest contract in women's MMA history. For Cris Cyborg, there are many differences in the contract and all the positives are in Bellator's favor. “There are...

Sergei Kharitonov Headlines Bellator 234 Against Linton Vassell

Bellator 234 has itself a heavyweight main event when Sergei Kharitonov takes on Linton Vassell on November 14 inside the Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. News of the bout was originally reported by Bellator welterweight Haim Gozali via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B15n2dZF1TT/?utm_source=ig_embed Sergei Kharitonov’s most recent bout was also a headliner...

Nick Newell Wants Long-Term Deal With Bellator After Win

Nick Newell went into Bellator 225 on a one-fight deal and hopes his win gets him a long-term contract. The 33-year-old improved to 16-2 with the win and now hopes Bellator will be his home for the foreseeable future. “I’d like to negotiate the multi-fight deal, but that’s not...

Douglas Lima Believes Rory MacDonald Underestimated Him In First Fight

Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald will rematch when the two meet in the main event of Bellator 232 where the title and the Grand Prix title will be on the line. It will be a highly-anticipated rematch and for Douglas Lima, he says he has gotten better since the...

Scott Coker Gives Update On Cris Cyborg Contract Negotiations

After Cris Cyborg was released from the UFC many expected her to sign with Bellator given her relationship with Scott Coker. Yet, it has been a couple of weeks and there is still no news on when or where she will sign. Now, ahead of Bellator 225, Coker updated...

James Gallagher To Headline Bellator Dublin In September

James Gallagher has his next fight booked and he will once again be headlining another card. The SBG-Ireland product will take on Cal Ellenor at Bellator Dublin on September 27, Bellator announced. https://twitter.com/BellatorMMA/status/1146554802459029506 Gallagher is coming off of a decision win over Jeremiah Labiano at Bellator 223 to extend his winning...

Gegard Mousasi Accuses Lovato Jr. Of Using Steroids – With A Catch

Gegard Mousasi isn't moving beyond his loss to newly-crowned champion Rafael Lovato Jr. (highlights) at June's Bellator Europe 3. In a spot with the “Vechtersbazen Podcast” (via MMA Junkie), the former Bellator champ and UFC veteran recently claimed Lovato was "100 percent" using performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) for their match. Yet...

Bellator Gives Rory MacDonald 30-Day Extension For Grand Prix Final

After Rory MacDonald beat Neiman Gracie in the semi-finals of the Welterweight Grand Prix, the expectation was that the finals would happen in September. Yet, after the fight, the champion said that was unrealistic. “I had a feeling they would want (a quick turnaround),” he said at the post-event...

Melvin Manhoef Wants To Fight A ‘Legend’ In Fedor Emelianenko or Wanderlei Silva For Final Fight

43-year-old, Melvin Manhoef fought in a combat sports fight for the 100th time on Saturday. There, the veteran beat Kent Kauppinen by decision to get back into the win column. Now, Manhoef says he has only one fight in MMA left, and he wants to fight a legend in...

Patricio Freire Focusing On Featherweight Grand Prix After Kyoji Horiguchi Fight Not Happening

Patricio Freire is the Bellator featherweight and lightweight champion, but he was looking to become the bantamweight champion as well. "Pitbull" was hoping to fight newly crowned champion, Kyoji Horiguchi, but he has been told that fight is unlikely to happen. “I requested a title shot at 135 pounds...

Gegard Mousasi Says He Fights ‘To Get Paid’ Not Doing It Because ‘He Loves It’

Gegard Mousasi is set to return to the cage tomorrow against Rafael Lovato Jr. in the main event of Bellator London. There, Mousasi is coming off of a TKO win over Rory MacDonald in September. Although Mousasi has been fighting professionally since 2003, the middleweight champion says he doesn't...