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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 »

Interview: Don ‘The Dragon’ Wilson talks MMA, brain injury and fighting ‘Jean Fraud Van Dumb’ for charity *VIDEO*

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Guess who ProMMAnow.com ran into checking out some fights at Bellator 85? It was none other than kickboxing legend and martial arts movie star Don "The Dragon" Wilson! "The Dragon" was kind enough to take a few minutes to talk with us about his fighting history, his thoughts on MMA and whether or not he would have competed in mixed martial arts had it been around when he was coming up. Read More »

Featherweight champ Pat Curran reflects on split decision win over ‘Pitbull’ at Bellator 85; ready for Straus ASAP *VIDEO*

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Featherweight champion Pat Curran (18-4) spoke with ProMMAnow.com's Daniel Theodore following his five-round split decision win over Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (17-2) Thursday night at Bellator 85 in Irvine, Calif. Curran discussed his thoughts on the close decision, his performance, Pitbull's strategy and how soon he would like to face Bellator's Season 6 tournament winner Daniel Straus in his next title defense. Read More »

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