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 featherweight title and avenge an earlier loss to Pat Curran. Emmanuel Newton proved to be … Read more
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 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.
We heard from King Mo’s boxing coach Jeff Mayweather yesterday in an interview. Now we’ve got a quote from Mo about what happened from his perspective at Bellator 90 last week where he suffered a first round knockout loss to Emanuel Newton, and how he plans to deal with it and make adjustments moving forward.
Bellator 90 takes place this evening at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah and features a main event between Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev in the Bellator Featherweight Tournament Championship.
King Mo also makes his Bellator return tonight as he takes on Emanuel Newton in Season 8 light heavyweight tournament semifinal action.
On Tuesday, news broke that the International Olympic Committee had dropped wrestling, one of the most ancient Olympic sports, from the Summer Games. Wrestling and MMA have always shared an odd-yet-symbiotic relationship. The development will certainly change the MMA landscape, but the question is: How?