It wasn’t because of War Machine: Bellator explains Phil Baroni release

MMA veteran Phil Baroni posted a Tweet last night that he had “just got cut from Bellator cause of war”: We can assume Phil was talking about one of his best buds, War Machine (Jon Koppenhaver), who was released from Bellator on Aug. 8 due to his alleged involvement in the beating of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack … Read more

Eddie Alvarez signs with UFC; faces Donald Cerrone in UFC 178 co-main

Well that free-agency didn’t last long. Bellator announced earlier today that they had granted Eddie Alvarez, their lightweight champion, an unconditional release with no matching rights. Now it has been confirmed Alvarez has signed on with the UFC and will face Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the UFC 178 co-main event, scheduled for Sept. 27th in Las Vegas. … Read more

Bellator fires War Machine after alleged altercation sends ‘significant other’ to hospital

After three appearances inside the Bellator cage, War Machine (aka Jon Koppenhaver) is out of a job. The 32-year-old TUF 6 veteran was released by the promotion after news surfaced Friday (via TMZ) that he was wanted by Las Vegas police for an alleged domestic altercation that sent two individuals to the hospital with “severe” … Read more

Ben Askren doesn’t believe real men play soccer

The U.S. just lost to Belgium and now they are out of the World Cup 2014. They put up a good fight, but it’s over folks. Former Bellator welterweight champ, and now ONE FC-signed MMA fighter, Ben Askren said he turned on the World Cup the other day only to see grown men faking an … Read more

Bobby Lashley Just Became The TNA Heavyweight Champion

Bobby Lashley won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship for the first time Thursday night by pinning reigning champion “Showtime” Eric Young live on Spike TV’s Impact Wrestling. Lashley, a former WWE U.S. Champion, first signed with TNA in 2009 and after a three-year hiatus returned to the promotion at the “Lockdown” Pay-Per-View event earlier this year.  … Read more

Look who just signed with RFA!

Remember this guy? That’s former Tachi Palace Fights flyweight and bantamweight champ Ulysses Gomez (9-4), who just signed a deal with Resurrection Fighting Alliance. The 31-year-old UFC and Bellator vet announced the news via Facebook on Monday. After moving from flyweight to bantamweight in the Tachi Palace promotion and capturing their 135 pound title with … Read more

UFC heads to Connecticut on September 5, goes up against Bellator

UFC officials have announced that the promotion will return to Connecticut on September 5 for the first time since 2005. The event will take place at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, and tickets will go on sale July 11. The event will air on FOX Sports 1. The most interesting thing about this announcement is that this … Read more

Bellator 122: Middleweight and Welterweight Tournament Finals set

The Bellator Summer Series will continue as Southern California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino hosts the Bellator Season 10 Middleweight Tournament Final as Brett Cooper faces Brandon Halsey and Andrey Koreshkov will meet Adam McDonough under the bright lights in the Welterweight Tournament Final. Bellator 122 will be broadcast live from Pechanga Resort & Casino beginning … Read more

Pics of Bellator’s ‘Revolutionary’ new glove

Earlier this year, Bellator and Everlast teamed up to create the next-generation of MMA fight gloves with the “Powerlock” design. The “Powerlock” glove promotes proper hand form and technique, which can help to reduce the risk of face, hand and wrist injuries by introducing a curved striking surface that aides proper hand form, along with … Read more

Bellator 119: Cooper injured, Bellator middleweight tournament finals delayed

The Bellator Middleweight Tournament Finals will be on hold as Brett Cooper has been forced off of the Bellator 119 card from Casino Rama as the California native is dealing with a back injury. Cooper was scheduled to face the undefeated Brandon Halsey for a guaranteed title shot against reigning Bellator Middleweight Champion Alexander Shlemenko.