Bellator MMA, the emerging mixed martial arts promotion, will hold its first three events outside of North America in 2016, with stops planned in London, Tel Aviv, and Italy. The announcement was made today by Scott Coker, President, Bellator MMA. The event in London will be held at the O2 Arena with the main card … Read more
It was announced Saturday night during the ‘UFC Fight Night 58: Machida vs. Dollaway‘ broadcast that Quinton “Rampage” Jackson has re-signed with the UFC and will be returning to the Octagon in 2015. A promo was shown with Rampage saying, “This is where I belong.” MMA fans in the know have heard it before from … Read more
Didn’t we go through this last year. Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez was ready to abandon ship and take his talents to the bright lights and hearty pay checks of the UFC. It was almost a done deal with a contract on the table but Bellator said no so fast. A long and drawn out court … Read more
Former Strikeforce Founder & CEO, Scott Coker, has been named President of Bellator MMA effective immediately. It was announced earlier today that Bjorn Rebney had been removed from his post and there were rumors of Coker filling the void — that rumor has now been confirmed. Coker will report directly to Spike TV President, Kevin … Read more
In some rather shocking news Bellator’s Founder, Chairman & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is no longer with the promotion. The news was announced by the Viacom-owned company today via press release. Along with Rebney, Tim Danaher, President & COO of Bellator, is also leaving. No exact reason is given for Rebney’s departure except he hinted at … Read more
So Eddie Alvarez has been forced to withdraw from his Bellator 120 main event fight with Michael Chandler. The triology will have to wait for now but will the debut of Bellator on pay per view take a hit as well? Follow along for real time updates for what is going on as we receive … Read more
The wonderful land of television ratings. Much ado has been made about the UFC’s viewership since moving from Spike TV to Fox (Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, “Big” Fox). Spike TV parent company, Viacom, has since purchased rival MMA promotion Bellator in an attempt to challenge the UFC, and if one looks strictly at … Read more
When Quinton “Rampage” Jackson signed with Bellator earlier this year he was afforded some opportunities with Viacom that included possible movie deals, professional wrestling and a reality show. He has already made his pro wrestling debut and tonight we will see the first episode of his reality show titled Rampage4Real.
Former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made some bold statements earlier this week regarding the Bellator MMA promotion that he’s currently battling in court. Alvarez told Ariel Helwani on “The MMA Hour” that he believes Viacom and Spike TV are now pretty much running Bellator, not Bjorn Rebney.