Interview: Alex White talks ‘Performance of the Night’ UFC debut victory

Undefeated Missouri Featherweight Alex “The Spartan” White (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) made his UFC debut last month with a highly impressive first round stoppage of Estevan Payan (14-6 MMA, 0-3 UFC) at UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando. Although White took the bout on short notice, he performed spectacularly, finishing Payan via TKO in just 1:28. The win earned White a nice … Read more

UFC signs unbeaten Missouri featherweight Alex ‘The Spartan’ White

Missouri featherweight Alex “The Spartan” White will make his UFC debut on April 19 when he faces Estevan Payan at “UFC on Fox: Werdum vs. Browne” (UFC on Fox 11) at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. White vs. Payan will be part of the preliminary card which will air live on Fox Sports 1. … Read more

Ten questions with UFC newcomer Clifford Starks

Undefeated middleweight Clifford Starks talks to us about his recent UFC debut victory, his time spent on the wrestling team with Cain Velasquez at Arizona State, who he would like to fight next and much more.

Aggression MMA announces first-ever lightweight title tournament

Eight top lightweights will vie to be first Aggression 155-pound champ Edmonton, Alberta (Canada): Aggression MMA, Edmonton’s top MMA promotion, is proud to announce that its forthcoming March 11th event will feature its first ever eight-man lightweight tournament. The winner of the tourney will be crowned the Aggression Lightweight Champion. Fighters scheduled to participate include … Read more

Aggression MMA signs Muay Thai world champion Shane Campbell

Edmonton, Alberta (Canada): Aggression MMA, Edmonton’s top MMA promotion, and a rising entity on the Canadian fight scene, is proud to announce the signing of Pro Muay Thai Champion Shane “Shaolin” Campbell (4-0) to a four-fight deal with the organization. He will face two-time Bellator veteran Estevan Payan (9-3) at the upcoming March 11th Aggression … Read more

Knockout of the month…uh…year: Yahir Reyes spinning backfist KOs Estevan Payan at “Bellator VI” (video)

Last week at “Bellator V” we saw the incredible inverted triangle submission from Toby Imada. This week at “Bellator VI” Yahir Reyes scores the knockout of the month (maybe KO of the year) with an incredible spinning backfist that sounds like a gun shot and puts his opponent Estevan Payan face first on the canvas … Read more

“Bellator VI” official results

Roberto Vargas attempts an armbar on Daniel Pineda

PRO MMA (promma.info) has the official results from “Bellator VI” which went down Friday night at the Central Pavilion Arena in Robstown, Texas. The Featherweight Tournament semi-finals took place tonight and Joe Soto and Yahir Reyes both walked away with a cool $50,000 and advance to the finals for a shot at $100,000.

Yahir Reyes landed a devastating spinning back-fist that knocked out his opponent Estevan Payan early in round two and Joe Soto defeated Wilson Reis round-by-round, knocking him down in the third and securing a unanimous decision victory.

“Bellator VI” will air on ESPN Deportes Saturday May 9th at 11:00 PM EST and an English version of the broadcast will be available for viewing next Wednesday May 13th on the Bellator website (www.bellator.com).

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“Bellator VI” weigh-in results

Joe Soto vs. Wilson Reis

All fighters have weighed in for “Bellator VI” which will take place in Robstown, Texas on Friday May 8th and air nationally on ESPN Deportes Saturday May 9th.

All fighters weighing in for the featherweight semi-finals made weight successfully except Estevan Payan who weighed in at two-and-a-half pounds over the 146-pound featherweight limit. In non-tournament bouts Hector Munoz weighed in at a whopping eight-and-a-half pounds over the 156-pound lightweight limit. Both Payan and Munoz were penalized for their overage.

The winners of the featherweight semi-finals will receive $50,000 and advance to the finals for a chance to win $100,000 and the Bellator Featherweight Championship. Here are the complete weigh in results:

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“Bellator VI” lands in Texas on May 8

On Friday May 8, 2009 Bellator Fighting Championships continues its 12-week MMA tournament series with “Bellator VI” at the Central Pavilion Arena at Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, Texas.

“Bellator VI” will feature the featherweight (145 lbs.) semi-finals with Wilson Reis (7-0) vs. Joe Soto (4-0) and Yahir Reyes (13-5) vs. Estevan Payan (7-1). The winner of each semi-final bout will receive $50,000 and move forward to face each other at the featherweight tournament finals to be held June 19th in Hollywood, Florida.

“Bellator VI” will also play host to six under card matches including a showdown between Nick Gonzalez (14-7) and Luis Palomino (9-5), who will be looking to bounce back after both fighters were eliminated from the featherweight tournament series in prior bouts.

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BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS premieres at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL April 3

Eddie Alvarez will fight at Bellator's debut event

PRO MMA (promma.info) just received the highly anticipated announcement for BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP’s debut event which will feature standouts, Eddie Alvarez and Jorge Masvidal.

Los Angeles, Calif. – February 26, 2009 – Bellator Fighting Championships, the first mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion to secure an exclusive agreement with any member of the ESPN family of networks, announced today that its debut event will be held in the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida on April 3, 2009. The event will air during prime time on April 4 on ESPN Deportes.

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