Bellator Fighting Championships to bring nationally televised mixed martial arts event to Verizon Theatre in Dallas on May 20th

Event will be broadcast to virtually every home in the U.S. via NBC, FOX Sports Net, Telemundo and mun2 CHICAGO, Ill. (April 20, 2010) — Bellator Fighting Championships, the fist-of-its-kind tournament-style mixed martial arts promotion will bring its world-class, nationally-televised brand of MMA to the Lone Star State next month. The event—which will be broadcast LIVE … Read more

Ryan Thomas gets second chance as he replaces ‘Judo’ Jim Wallhead at Bellator 15 this Thursday

CHICAGO, Ill. (April 19, 2010) — Ryan “The Tank Engine” Thomas, whose controversial loss to former U.S. Olympian Ben Askren generated substantial comment in the MMA world following Bellator 14 in Chicago last week, has been announced as a last-minute replacement for “Judo” Jim Wallhead at Bellator 15 in Connecticut this Thursday. Wallhead (18-5), who … Read more

Bellator Fighting Championships names Season 2 and 3 broadcast teams and cage announcer

CHICAGO, Ill. (March 25, 2010) – Bellator Fighting Championships today officially announced the on-air broadcast teams for its nationally televised shows on FOX Sports Net, NBC and Telemundo during its second and third seasons. Bellator’s English-language team will be led by veteran MMA play-by-play announcer Sean Wheelock, who will partner with MMA fighter and color … Read more

Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard to face former WEC Champion Paulo Filho in May 13 “Super Fight”

CHICAGO, Ill. (March 30, 2010) — Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that its reigning middleweight champion, Hector Lombard, will fight a non-title “Super Fight” against former WEC Champion Paulo Filho at Bellator 18. The fight will take place on Thursday, May 13th and will be televised live on FOX Sports Net and on highlight shows … Read more

Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Soto to square off in May 20 ‘Super Fight’ versus Diego ‘The Octopus’ Saraiva

CHICAGO, Ill. (March 26, 2010) — Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that its reigning featherweight champion, Joe Soto, will square off in a non-title “Super Fight” with UFC veteran Diego “The Octopus” Saraiva under the Bellator banner this spring. The fight will take place on Thursday, May 20th and will be televised live on FOX … Read more

Roger Huerta signs with Bellator Fighting Championships

CHICAGO, Ill. (March 15, 2010) — Roger Huerta, the top free agent in MMA and one of the sport’s brightest young stars, announced today that he has signed an exclusive contract with Bellator Fighting Championships and will compete in the promotion’s upcoming Season 2 lightweight tournament. The 26-year-old Huerta (20-3-1) comes to Bellator in the … Read more

Madison Square Garden and Bellator Fighting Championships to bring nationally televised MMA events to Chicago and Boston

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 22, 2010) — Madison Square Garden has formed a co-promotional agreement with Bellator Fighting Championships to bring a total of four nationally televised Bellator events to two of the most historic and prestigious theaters in the United States, the Chicago Theatre and the Citi Performing Arts Center Wang Theatre in Boston. The … Read more

Bellator Fighting Championships signs former NYU wrestling star Shad Lierley

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 18, 2010) – Bellator Fighting Championships put yet another piece in place for its upcoming Season 2 featherweight tournament today with the signing of 5-2 Shad Lierley, a former International Fight League (IFL) standout and elite-level college wrestler. The 29-year-old Lierley—who was a top college wrestler while earning his bachelor’s degree in … Read more

Bellator Champ Eddie Alvarez vs. Josh Neer ‘Super Fight’ set for May on FOX Sports Net, NBC, and Telemundo

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 16, 2010) — Bellator Fighting Championships announced today that its reigning lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, the No. 2-ranked lightweight in the world, will square off in a non-title “Super Fight” with UFC veteran Josh “The Dentist” Neer under the Bellator banner this May. The fight is the first Super Fight matchup to … Read more