Category Archives: Bellator

Sam Caplan explains why Bellator decided to match the offer Eddie Alvarez received from UFC in early 2013

During last week’s edition of The MMA Insiders Podcast, former Vice President of Talent Relations of Bellator MMA Sam Caplan gave insight into Bjorn Rebney’s decision to match the initial contract offer Eddie Alvarez received from the UFC in early … Continue reading

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Scott Coker is looking for new stars in Bellator and he may have one in Liam McGeary

One of the last tournaments of the Bjorn Rebney era of Bellator wrapped up on Friday night as Liam McGeary scored the third ever inverted triangle choke submission victory in Bellator history as he defeated Kelly Anundson in the first … Continue reading

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#TBT: Joey Beltran submits Vladimir Matyushenko for second ever north-south choke win in Bellator history

Joey Beltran will challenge Emanuel Newton for the light heavyweight title tomorrow night at Bellator 124 and take a look back at his north-south choke submission win against Vladimir Matyushenko from earlier this year, which was one of two north-south … Continue reading

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How close was Kimbo Slice to signing with Bellator? Sam Caplan has the answer

During the debut episode of “The MMA Insiders Podcast” last week, Sam Caplan and Jason Floyd were discussing how the Bellator 123 card was built. When the card was being put together, Caplan was the Vice President of Talent Relations … Continue reading

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Before walking to the cage at Bellator 123, Bobby Lashley received a phone call from Josh Barnett

Bobby Lashley made his Bellator debut on Friday night as he defeated Josh Burns by submission in the second round. Before Lashley entered the cage, he told the media following the event that he received a phone call from UFC … Continue reading

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Scott Coker gives his thoughts on incident at Bellator 123 with Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar

During Friday night’s Bellator 123, the promotion announced on Spike TV that Bellator 131 will be taking place on November 15th in San Diego and will be headlined by Stephan Bonnar making his Bellator debut against Tito Ortiz. Both fighters … Continue reading

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Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar announced during Bellator 123

During the Bellator 123 broadcast on Spike TV, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker officially announced Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar and the two fighters would end up having to be separated.

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Bellator women’s featherweight roster grows with addition of Italian Annalisa Bucci

Bellator recently announced they would be getting back into promoting women’s mixed martial arts bout and the latest edition to the women’s featherweight division is Italian Annalisa Bucci. The signing of Bucci was announced by Bellator on Wednesday. “I feel … Continue reading

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Bellator announces the signing of Stephan Bonnar

Stephan Bonnar is coming out of retirement as he has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator to compete in the light heavyweight division The signing was announced by Bellator on Wednesday. “Stephan is a guy that has been a huge … Continue reading

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Bellator announces the signing of Talita Nogueira

Following the announcement last week of Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd being signed by Bellator, the promotion has added another women’s featherweight to the roster as it was officially announced that Talita Nogueira has been signed. The signing was officially … Continue reading

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