A Heavyweight championship bout, between Cheick Kongo and Vitaly Minakov, headlined a bizarre fight card on Friday night. The oddities of this card started before any of the fights did! Bellator had to scrap two of its main card fights, one due to illness and another due to Jeremy Kimball missing weight. To fill the … Read more
Bellator 115 takes place this evening in Reno, Nev., and is headlined with a Heavyweight Title bout between current champion Vitaly Minakov taking on Season 9 tournament winner Cheick Kongo. Who are you picking? Oddsmakers have Minakov as the favorite at -320 while they have Kongo at +250. The prelims will stream live on Spike.com … Read more
The weigh-ins for Bellator 115 took place this evening in Reno, Nev., and there are a couple changes that need to be noted. Jeremy Kimball failed to make weight for his Middleweight Tournament Semifinal bout against Dan Cramer, so that fight has been scrapped. Also, Andrey Koreshkov is suffering from the flu and could not … Read more
Tonight in Thackerville Bellator MMA will close out three Season 9 tournaments live on Spike TV. Cheick Kongo will look to earn his first Bellator title shot if he can get past late replacement Peter Graham in the heavyweight finals that will also serve as the main event. Kongo has just one win inside the promotion but is only two fights away from championship gold
Tonight’s stop for Bellator lands them in California at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia. We have given you a good glimpse at the fights and have your main card broke down. The only thing left is to see who advances and who falls as part of Season 9. The heavyweight and middleweight tournaments roll on tonight and the field will be narrowed down to two men in each division.
The second fight of the night at Bellator 102 in Visalia, California is another middleweight tournament semifinal match-up between Mikkel Parlo and Jason Butcher. This also is a classic striker versus grappler matchup and will be sure to excite the fans seeing as Parlo is a great Dutch kickboxer and Butcher a phenomenal submission artist. So let’s get into the breakdown.
The Bellator 98 event took place on Saturday night in Uncasville, Conneticut, at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The event was the beginning of Bellator’s eighth season and featured the start of an eight man middleweight tournament with the Bellator middleweight champ Alexander Shlemenko taking on Brett Cooper in the main event.