Fighter weigh-ins for Bellator MMA 97 took place this afternoon at Stage nightclub at the Santa Ana Star Casino in Rio Rancho, N.M. Headliners Michael Chandler and David Rickels both made weight for their Lightweight Title bout with Chandler coming in at 154. 4 pounds and Rickels weighing in at 154.6 pounds.
Bellator Fighting Championships’ Summer Series returns with Bellator MMA 97 on Wednesday, July 31, at the Santa Ana Star Center in Albuquerque, N.M. The event is headlined with two title fights as lightweight champ Michael Chandler takes on David Rickels, and welterweight champ Ben Askren takes on Andrey Koreshkov live on Spike TV.
Bellator Fighting Championships kicked off their Summer Series 2013 in a big way Wednesday night LIVE on Spike TV from the Windstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. In the main event Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal silenced the critics with a devastating first round starching of “Kimbo Killa” Seth Petruzelli, who had been taunting and mocking King Mo in the weeks leading up to their light heavyweight tournament semifinal bout.
MMA veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral officially retired from the sport of of MMA after a third round TKO loss against Jacob Noe at the Bellator 96 event that took place Wednesday night. Sobral retired right in the middle of the cage in a move that no one knew about until he started the process. Check out the heartfelt ceremony as a warrior for many years realizes it’s time to hang up the gloves and does so just minutes after his final fight ended
Bellator MMA 96 takes place this evening at Windstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. The event kicks off Bellator’s 2013 Summer Series and features light heavyweight and heavyweight tournament semifinal bouts. King Mo makes his return against Seth Petruzelli and War Machine makes his Bellator debut against Blas Avena.
Bellator MMA kicks off their Summer Series on Wednesday, June 19 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Bellator 96 features a lightweight title fight between champion Michael Chandler and challenger Dave Jansen, as well as the first round of the heavyweight and light heavyweight Summer Series tournaments.
The fighter weigh-ins for Bellator 90 are in the books with all participants making weight for the February 21st event at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah. Bellator 90 headliners Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev both weighed in at 145.9 pounds for their Featherweight Tournament Championship bout.
Bellator Fighting Championships returns for the eighth season. This season marks the promotion’s return to Thursday nights and their debut on Spike TV. The highly anticipated move to the former home of the UFC is expected to propel the promotion forward. Bellator 85 features a pair of title fights and the first three bouts for the light heavyweight tournament. Lightweight champion Michael Chandler will defend his title against Rick Hawn. Tournament winner Patricio “Pitbull” Freire will attempt to displace featherweight champion Pat Curran.