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Bellator 86 LIVE results and play-by-play

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Bellator 86 takes place this evening from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Ben Askren puts his welterweight title on the line against Karl “Psycho” Amoussou. In addition to the title fight there are five tournament bouts on the card including the Bellator debut of King Mo. The first prelim fight kicks off at 8 p.m. ET and will stream live on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 10 p.m. ET and will air live on Spike TV. Read More »

Jessica Eye on her submission win over Zoila Gurgel: ‘It was the greatest moment of my life’

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It took Jessica "Evil" Eye (9-1) just :58 seconds to submit Bellator strawweight women's champ Zoila Frausto Gurgel (12-2) with a standing arm triangle choke at Bellator 83 back in December. Speaking with ProMMAnow.com (www.prommanow.com), Jessica explained what the win meant to her: "It was the greatest moment of my life. I feel like people finally gave me the respect that I deserve after I got that. And I think that people think that I didn't have a submission game, so it kind of shut them up. Zoila kind of fell right into it too, and the height advantage that I had over her really made it a lot easier for me to get it." Read More »

Pro MMA Now’s Guide to Bellator 86

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Bellator Fighting Championships is looking to continue their momentum after making their debut on Spike TV last week. On Thursday, Bellator 86 goes down at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. and features a title fight, the first round of the welterweight tournament and the debut of former Strikeforce champion Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal. Read More »

UFC and Bellator join forces

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator Fighting Championships,the two major fight promotions in professional mixed martial arts, joined forces on Monday -- for nearly 3 hours -- while Bellator commentator Jimmy Smith was a guest on UFC color commentator Joe Rogan's podcast. Read More »

Interview: Brian Rogers ready for Bellator season eight middleweight tournament *VIDEO*

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ProMMAnow.com caught up with Bellator Fighting Championships middleweight Brian Rogers in Irvine, Calif., last week where he was checking out Bellator 85, the promotion's debut card on Spike TV. Rogers shared his thoughts on the move to Spike and talked about his upcoming fight at Bellator 89 where he will compete in the season eight middleweight (185 pounds) tournament quarterfinal round February 14 in Charlotte, N.C. Read More »

Interview: King Mo on Bellator debut, TNA wrestling, potential bout with Rampage, boxing vs. Kimbo Slice

"King Mo" Lawal (left) and his boxing coach Jeff Mayweather (right) talk with ProMMAnow.com reporter Daniel Theodore at Bellator 85 in Irvine, Calif.

ProMMAnow.com's Dan "The Wolfman" caught up King Mo Lawal and his boxing coach Jeff Mayweather last week at Bellator 85 in Irvine, Calif. Mo talked about his upcoming Bellator debut which takes place this Thursday on Spike TV. He also discussed his pro wrestling training for TNA Impact, which he calls "harder than MMA", and he and his boxing coach Jeff Mayweather shared their opinion on the idea of a boxing match between Mo and Kimbo Slice, and fighting Rampage Jackson in the Bellator cage. Read More »

Interview: ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley on his appreciation for the ‘art’ of MMA and upcoming bout with Paulie Malignaggi *VIDEO*

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ProMMAnow.com caught up with boxing icon "Sugar" Shane Mosley at Bellator 85 this past week in Irvine, Calif. Mosley talked about some of the fights he was impressed with on the card and his familiarity with mixed martial arts. Mosley discussed his appreciation for the various disciplines of mixed martial arts, and although he said he has tried grappling, we probably shouldn't expect the 41-year-old three-division world champ to start following UFC President Dana White around the country and stalking him at press conferences asking for a shot in the UFC like our old friend James Toney did. Read More »

Interview: The evolution and sensuality of Felice Herrig *VIDEO*

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ProMMAnow.com reporter Dan "The Wolfman" Theodore caught up with the "Lil Bulldog" Felice Herrig, who was in Irvine, Calif., watching her teammate Pat Curran successfully defend his featherweight title at Bellator 85. Herrig talked about the evolution of her game from just a kickboxer to becoming a well-rounded fighter and shared her thoughts on why she thinks some of the MMA fans online criticize her for the way she markets herself. Read More »

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