Bellator extends deal with BBC, Strickland vs. BKFC

Sean Strickland, ceremonial weigh-ins at UFC 276. Credit: Alex Behunin/CagesidePress Sean Strickland got into a Twitter spat with BKFC because of course he did, while Nate Marquardt was taken to task for homophobic tweets. It’s a wonder every fighter is bothered by social media these days, but Miranda Maverick and Jasmine Jasudavicius showed how to … Read more

Yaroslav Amosov plans to continue defending Ukraine after his Bellator 291 title fight

Bellator welterweight champion Yaroslav Amosov hasn’t fought in over a year, missing all of 2022 for reasons rare in any sport. Amosov (26-0), a Ukrainian citizen, woke up on Feb. 24, 2022, to the news that Russia had invaded his country, he recalled during this week’s Bellator 291 media day. When he warned his mother, … Read more

Nikita Krylov is rooting for Ukrainian Yaroslav Amosov, hoping he wins the Bellator title fight

Nikita Krylov and Yaroslav Amosov, both born in Ukraine, happen to headline big MMA events this Saturday night: Krylov headlines UFC Vegas 70 against Ryan Spann, while Amosov returns to action at Bellator 291 to defend his title against Logan Storley. Two and Two are perhaps the best-known mixed martial artists to have been embroiled … Read more

Bellator signs former UFC title challenger Ray Borg to a multi-fight deal

Ray Borg weighs in on Eagle FC 46. Photo: Courtesy of Eagle FC Download the FLXcast app and watch for free, available for Apple and Android Former UFC flyweight and title contender Ray Borg has found a new home. Borg (16-5) has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA, promotion officials announced Tuesday. Terms of … Read more

Bellator 294, Bellator 295 Announced as Promotion Return to Hawaii for Another Double Header

Raufeon Stots, Bellator 289 Credit: Bellator MMA Bellator MMA has made it a tradition to stage back-to-back cards in Hawaii, a state that has long been overlooked despite its deep history of producing top-level martial artists. 2023 will be no exception, as promotion officials announced Wednesday that Bellator 294 and Bellator 295 will take place … Read more

Bellator 293 adds several undefeated prospects, multiple fights announced

Joey Davis Credit: Bellator MMA An influx of young talent as added to the Bellator 293 card next month. In a press release issued Tuesday, promotion officials announced that Joey Davis (8-0), Maria Henderson (1-0), Lance Gibson Jr. (7-0), Lucas Brennan (7-0) and Sullivan Cauley (5 -0) were all added to the event. In addition, … Read more

Former UFC, current Bellator MMA fighter Poliana Botelho announces she has cancer

Poliana Botelho, UFC Vegas 56 weigh-ins Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press Brazilian flyweight Poliana Botelho, a former UFC fighter who recently signed with Bellator MMA, has announced she is battling cancer. Botello announced the news on social media on Friday. The 34-year-old posted photos and videos of herself in hospital, saying she was fighting the disease … Read more

Michael “Venom” Page vs. Goichi Yamauchi among Bellator 292 additions

Michael Page, Bellator 267 Credit: Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA Bellator’s third MMA card of 2023 has added some additional fighters, including a key welterweight bout. Bellator 292, which takes place on March 10, 2023, will see Michael “Venom” Page (20-2) take on Goichi Yamauchi in a battle of welterweights. This main card bout was announced on … Read more

Bellator 290 draws over 1 million viewers in the promotion’s debut on CBS

Ryan Bader and Fedor Emelianenko, Bellator 290 Credit: Bellator MMA Bellator MMA has reason to be optimistic about its future on the CBS broadcast network. Bellator 290 on Saturday averaged over one million viewers, on a card stacked with two title fights, including the retirement of legendary heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko. The broadcast drew 1,068,000 million … Read more

Lorenz Larkin gets redemption, wants to compete at Bellator 293

Lorenz Larkin, Bellator 290 Post-Fight Scrum. Credit: Gabriel Gonzalez/Cageside Press Inglewood, Calif. – It was the elbow that ended their last fight, and another gave Bellator welterweight Lorenz Larkin a victory when he used one to defeat Mukhamed Berhamov at Bellator 290 on Saturday. The two first fought at Bellator 283 last July, where the … Read more

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