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Bellator pay per view adds Nate Jolly vs. Will Brooks

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Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler won’t be the only lightweights featured on Bellator’s inaugural pay-per-view as Bellator Lightweight Tournament winner Will Brooks will be back in action and face Nate Jolly on Saturday, May 17th from The Landers Center, located just outside Memphis. The fight joins a card headlined by Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler, who will complete MMA’s greatest trilogy, while Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will battle King Mo in a light heavyweight tournament final. Read More »

Gilbert Melendez to Bellator doesn’t change the MMA landscape at all

Gilbert Melendez

We reported earlier this week that top five lightweight Gilbert Melendez had agreed in principle to sign with Bellator MMA after negotiations with the UFC fell through. The UFC still holds matching rights, so the deal isn't complete and he very well could re-sign with the UFC. If he goes to Bellator, there are many people, like Dave Meltzer, who think the move would be a game changer. Read More »

Bellator & Gilbert Melendez agree on structure to bring top lightweight To Bellator

Gilbert Melendez

At 22-3, Gilbert Melendez sits atop the UFC’s lightweight division. With victories over Josh Thomson, Diego Sanchez, Shinya Aoki and Jorge Masvidal, “El Nino” is ready for a new crop of challengers as the Santa Ana native has agreed to a multi-fight, multi-year deal structure with Bellator that can pit Melendez against some of MMA’s best, including Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, Dave Jansen and a host of top lightweights from around the world. Read More »

Answers: Five huge MMA questions of 2013

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The 2013 year has officially come to a close with the UFC 168 event that took place on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada. It has been an incredible year with great fights, some surprises, and the end of a couple of era's in MMA. I wrote a piece in early January 2013 posing five huge questions going into the year. I'll do the same with 2014 in a couple of days. However, I wanted to revisit those five questions and provide some insight and answers to those questions. Read More »

Bjorn Rebney Bellator 106 post-fight interview *VIDEO*

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Pro MMA Now reporter Daniel Theodore caught up with Bellator frontman Bjorn Rebney following Saturday's Bellator 106 event in Long Beach, Calif. Rebney gave his take on the night's action including Eddie Alvarez's win over Michael Chandler, Daniel Straus' win over Pat Curran, Emanuel Newton's win over King Mo and all the rest. Read More »

Bellator 106 highlights *VIDEO*

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It was a great night of fights inside the Bellator MMA cage Saturday night as three new champions were crowned in Long Beach. Daniel Straus was able to battle back after an illegal knee shook him up to capture the ... Read More »

Bellator 106 weigh-in results

Chandler vs. Alvarez II

The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed from California’s Long Beach Arena in preparation from Bellator MMA’s November 2nd event, which will be headlined with the Lightweight World Championship II between current Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez. Read More »

Watch Bellator 106 weigh-ins LIVE on ProMMAnow starting at 8 p.m. ET tonight

Bellator 106

Tonight the fighters will take to the scales ahead of the tomorrow's big event. The action starts at 8 p.m. ET / 5 PT in the lobby of the Long Beach Arena. Eddie Alvarez will look to come back into play after an extended absence as he challenges the champion Michael Chandler in the main event. The fight is just one of three title fights on the evening as King Mo seeks revenge against Emmanuel Newton in the light heavyweight division and Daniel Straus looks to erase an earlier defeat at the hands of featherweight champion Pat Curran Read More »

Bellator 106 fight week schedule

Bellator 106

As Bellator’s highly anticipated November 2nd event moves closer, the fight week schedule has been finalized as the Long Beach Arena will play host to Bellator Open Workouts, Weigh-In’s, and of course Saturday night’s event, “Chandler vs. Alvarez II”. Read More »

Lineup nearly complete for Bellator 106 pay-per-view

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The lineup for Bellator's pay-per-view is coming together as several big preliminary fights have been announced. Bjorn Rebney and company take their act away from network television to pay-per-view for the first time with three championship fights on the main card broadcast. The main event features Quenton "Rampage" Jackson and Tito Ortiz. Read More »

Eddie Alvarez calls Rebney’s bluff, posts release letters Bellator sent for signature

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Remember us posting the story of Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney stating that former Bellator MMA lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was making false statements about the promotion and the history that have transpired between the two during this negotiation period? Eddie Alvarez took to his Twitter account this weekend to call the bluff of Rebney by producing the documents he claimed Bellator changed to try and gain his signature. Read More »

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