Rumor Alert: Bellator MMA to schedule Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione in early 2017

Bellator may finally play host to the legendary Russian Heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko. FloCombat.com reported earlier Saturday morning that a clash between former UFC and TUF veteran Matt Mitrion and Emelianenko was process of being finalized for a Bealltor event early next year. No confirmation has yet to recieved by Bellator officials as of press time. … Continue reading Rumor Alert: Bellator MMA to schedule Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione in early 2017

BREAKING: Chael Sonnen to return to MMA, signs with Bellator

Bellator scores the "Bad Guy". In one of the more shocking signings of the past couple of years, Chael Sonnen has parted ways with the UFC and is heading to rival promotion Bellator MMA. News of the signing was confirmed by MMAFighing after an initial report by The Associated Press. Sonnen (29-14-1), who is  39 … Continue reading BREAKING: Chael Sonnen to return to MMA, signs with Bellator

Result: Eddie Alvarez dethrones Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight championship

It was a storybook finish for Eddie Alvarez. After a decorated career with Bellator as their longtime reigning champion, Eddie Alvarez is now your new UFC Lightweight champion. Rafael dos Anjos met Eddie Alvarez Thursday night and was met with one of the greatest onslaughts ever witnessed in a championship fight. After landinga BIG right hand … Continue reading Result: Eddie Alvarez dethrones Dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight championship

Former Bellator Lightweight champ Will Brooks signs with the UFC, faces Ross Pearson at TUF 23 Finale

Former Bellator Lightweight champion Will Brooks has signed a six-fight deal with the UFC and will face Season TUF 9 winner Ross Pearson at "The Ultimate Fighter 23" finale on July 8, a UFC official confirmed the news to MMAJunkie Wednesday. Brooks (18-1, 9-1 in Bellator) is a former Bellator Lightweight champion that never even lost his … Continue reading Former Bellator Lightweight champ Will Brooks signs with the UFC, faces Ross Pearson at TUF 23 Finale

MMA Discussion Podcast – Episode 95 (Muhammad Ali, UFC 199, Ariel Helwani, Kimbo Slice)

Hosts John Franklin and Nick Peralta fond over the life and career of Boxing great Muhammad Ali, review UFC 199, discuss the Ariel Helwani controversy, and talk about the unfortunate and untimely passing of MMA icon Kimbo Slice https://soundcloud.com/mma-discussion-podcast/mma-discussion-podcast-episode-95-muhammad-ali-ufc-199-ariel-helwani-kimbo-slice

Report: Kimbo Slice hospitalized in “dire situation”

Bellator Heavyweight and former Boxer Kimbo Slice (aka Kevin Ferguson) was reportedly hospitalized near his native home in Coral Springs, Florida on Monday afternoon. Law enforcement was the on scene, which hints at the possibility of foul play. TMZ was first to report on scene and cited multiple sources stating "the situation does not look … Continue reading Report: Kimbo Slice hospitalized in “dire situation”

MMA Discussion Podcast – Episode 94 (Mayweather vs. McGregor, Nate Diaz, UFC Fight Night 88 Preview)

On the 94th episode of the MMA Discussion podcast, hosts John Franklin and Nick Peralta further discuss the growing saga that is Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, where Nate Diaz fits in to it all, preview UFC Fight Night 88 on Sunday, and discuss Venator Fighting Championship, Jason Mayhem Miller, the UFC's future and much … Continue reading MMA Discussion Podcast – Episode 94 (Mayweather vs. McGregor, Nate Diaz, UFC Fight Night 88 Preview)

MMA Outsider’s Men’s rankings update – May 17th, 2016

Heavyweight 1. Stipe Miocic +5 2. Fabricio Werdum -1 3. Cain Velasquez -1 4. Alistair Overeem +1 5. Junior Dos Santos -1 6. Ben Rothwell 7. Andrei Arlovski 8. Mark Hunt 9. Travis Browne 10. Josh Barnett Light Heavyweight 1. Jon Jones 2. Daniel Cormier 3. Anthony Johnson 4. Alexander Gustafsson 5. Ryan Bader 6. … Continue reading MMA Outsider’s Men’s rankings update – May 17th, 2016

Alexis Dufresne replaces injured Julia Budd in Bellator Featherweight title fight against Marloes Coenen

Unfortunate news hit Tuesday morning as Julia Budd (8-2, 2-0 in Bellator) has suffered an unknown injury that has forced her from the inaugural  women's Featherweight championship bout with Marloes Coenen (23-6, 2-0 in Bellato) at Bellator 155. She will now be replaced by former UFC fighter Alexis Dufresne (5-2) who will also be making … Continue reading Alexis Dufresne replaces injured Julia Budd in Bellator Featherweight title fight against Marloes Coenen

Fights to watch in the month of May

As we march full speed ahead into the heart of the Spring season, we begin our ascent into the beckoning months that are sure to deliver us some of the best events and fights out of the whole year. This May we will see some amazing fights involving legends, future stars and high level talent … Continue reading Fights to watch in the month of May