Khabib Nurmagomedov named captain of Team Bellator, more fights announced

Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 2022 Hall of Fame induction ceremony Credit: Alex Behunin/Cageside Press Former UFC lightweight champion and current Eagle FC trainer/promoter Khabib Nurmagomedov will serve as the captain of Team Bellator when the promotion takes on the RIZIN Fighting Federation on New Year’s Eve. The cross-promotion, billed as Bellator MMA vs. RIZIN, also doubles … Read more

Malik Lewis Treats All Opponents Like “Khabib or Oliveira”

Undefeated lightweight prospect Malik Lewis (5-0) thought a friend was playing him when he was told he would be fighting at Dana White’s Contender Series this year. “I was sitting in my house, in my living room. I think I was either watching some Youtube video or playing a video game and my friend looks … Read more

Tony Ferguson believes he can trick Khabib out of retirement

Las Vegas, Nevada — Former UFC interim lightweight champion and fan favorite Tony Ferguson moves up to welterweight this weekend at UFC 279. It’s a return to the weight class for “El Cucuy,” who previously fought at 170 in your career. But as is often the case with Ferguson, as he faces Li Jingliang this … Read more

No pressure ahead of pro debut, ‘I’m going out like big Khabib’

College wrestling bad boy Pat Downey makes his long-awaited pro debut this Friday at Bellator 284 and he’s not feeling the pressure. Bo Nickal isn’t the only Stud College wrestler to make a splash this week. Division I All–American Downey takes on Jeff Souder at Bellator 284 in his pro MMA debut. While some athletes … Read more

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