Bellator 85 LIVE results and play-by-play

Bellator 85 Poster

Bellator 85 takes place this evening at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif., and marks the promotion's debut on Spike TV. Two title fights are on the line, as well as quarterfinal round match-ups for Bellator's season 8 light heavyweight tournament. The prelim action kicks off starting at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT local time) on, with main card airing live on Spike at 10 p.m. ET (7 p.m. PT local time). Read More »

Interview: Bjorn Rebney talks Rampage, Eddie Alvarez contract, Dana White and more


Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney talks with about the possibility of signing Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, the potential of a Rampage vs. King Mo match-up, the Eddie Alvarez contract dispute, the future of women's MMA in Bellator, and if he thinks the tension may heat up between himself and UFC President Dana White now that Bellator is on Spike TV. And if the tension does heat up between himself and the UFC Prez, we asked him if there's any chance they could settle their business inside the cage. Read More »

Mike ‘Joker’ Guymon: Bellator 85 scrum


Longtime MMA veteran Mike "Joker" Guymon takes on the man they call "Black Superman", Savant Young, Thursday at Bellator 85. Guymon spoke to and a few other media outlets Tuesday about the challenge of dropping to lightweight, returning to the cage after a brief "retirement" and how he feels he matches up with Young. Guymon explained why he chose to come out of retirement and why he thinks some problems with his medications may have affected his performance while in the UFC. Guymon also shared his thoughts on the evolution of MMA and why fighting for Bellator is a great fit for him at this time. Read More »

‘Pitbull’ Freire on Bellator 85 title fight with Curran: ‘If it goes to the ground, I’m going to kill him’


Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (17-1) will fight Bellator 145 pound champ Pat Curran (17-4) for the title Thursday at Bellator 85 in the promotion's debut on Spike TV. Pitbull spoke with the media at the open workouts Tuesday about the match-up, Curran's style of fighting, ring rust, how he feels about being part of such a big event, his massive weight cut and what he thinks will happen should the fight go to the ground. Read More »

Between Rounds: What’s a guy gotta do?

MMA cutman David Maldonado

The role of a cutman, though still shrouded in mystery and some confusion, is gaining progressive interest from many out there who want to be involved in the great sport of MMA but avoid getting punched. I must pause and say that last week I worked a show in Lexington, Ky. and almost did get punched trying to subdue a concussed and semi-conscious fighter who clocked the referee thinking he was his opponent. But I digress.. Read More »

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