First tri-annual look at the MMA landscape in 2016

As we send off the month of April in 2016, we also pass on from the first third of the year. Four months in and much has happened that has shocked, awed or amazed us when looking back on 2016. So with that we take a peek back on the stats, stories, and highlights from … Continue reading First tri-annual look at the MMA landscape in 2016

Marloes Coenen vs. Julia Budd set to fight for Inaugural Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship at Bellator 155

Two of the best women's Featherweights not named Cris Justino will do battle at Bellator 155 for the debuting Bellator Featherweight championship. Former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen will square off against Julia Budd in the featured prelim of the card, airing live on Bellator.com and The Bellator Mobile App. The bout was announced by Bleacherreport.com. … Continue reading Marloes Coenen vs. Julia Budd set to fight for Inaugural Bellator Women’s Featherweight championship at Bellator 155

Michael “Venom” Page vs. Jeremie Holloway added to Bellator 153

One of the sports most enigmatic fighters will return as Michael "Venom" Page takes on Jeremie Holloway at Bellator 153. Michael Page (9-0, 5-0 in Bellator), for the past couple of years, has amazed fans with his wildy unorthodox striking and mysterious grappling that has thus far accomadated him in the cage with a perfect … Continue reading Michael “Venom” Page vs. Jeremie Holloway added to Bellator 153

Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen II, Joey Beltran vs. Chase Gormley fill out Bellator 155 main card

Bellator 155 has solidified its main card with the addition of two bouts within the Lightweight and Heavyweight divisions. Former Bellator title challengers Marcin Held and Dave Jansen will rematch in a contest to determine who will be the first to make the climb back towards the 155 pound title. Also former Titan FC Heavyweight … Continue reading Marcin Held vs. Dave Jansen II, Joey Beltran vs. Chase Gormley fill out Bellator 155 main card

BREAKING: NEW YORK TO FINALLY LEGALIZE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

One of the most significant events in mixed martial arts occurred today on March 22nd, 2016 as one of the biggest travesties of the sport became rectified as New York finally legalized professional MMA competition. New York had long been the only state in the United States to not have legalized professional mixed martial arts … Continue reading BREAKING: NEW YORK TO FINALLY LEGALIZE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS

MMA Outsiders Women’s MMA Rankings – March 21, 2016

  Women's Featherweight Division 1. Cyborg Justino 2. Marloes Coenen 3. Julia Budd 4. Faith Van Duin 5. Arlene Blencowe 6. Elaina Maxwell 7. Latoya Walker 8. Amanda Bell 9. Daria Ibragimova 10. Cindy Dandois Women's Bantamweight Division 1. Miesha Tate 2. Holly Holm 3. Ronda Rousey 4. Amanda Nunes 5. Julianna Pena 6. Cat … Continue reading MMA Outsiders Women’s MMA Rankings – March 21, 2016

BREAKING: Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock test positive for steroids following Bellator 149

Following one of the most successful events in Bellator history, dampening news befell the promotion Monday morning when it was announced that headliner and co-headliner combatants of Bellator 149, Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice, tested positive for steroids. Kimbo Slice tested positive for the steroid nandrolone and also had an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. Ken Shamrock … Continue reading BREAKING: Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock test positive for steroids following Bellator 149

Matt Mitrione signs with Bellator MMA

Time to jump ship. Now former UFC Heavyweight Matt "Meathead" Mitrione has signed with Bellator MMA as announced by Mitrione Monday morning on the MMA Hour. Mitrione joins the growing list of big signings by the promotion that include Benson Henderson, Phil Davis, Josh Thomson, and Wanderlei Silva. Mitrione last competed against Travis Browne at … Continue reading Matt Mitrione signs with Bellator MMA

Chris Leben no longer set to return to MMA

"The Crippler" will no longer be making a return to the cage as expected. After checking with doctors in hopes of soon competing for Bellator, Leben discovered he is actually now suffering from a medical condition that is allowing only 18% of normal blood to flow into his heart. MMAJunkie confimred the story after being … Continue reading Chris Leben no longer set to return to MMA

Wanderlei Silva returns to Japan for RIZIN FF two-on-two grappling match.

Wanderlei Silva is now set to return to Japan. And it will be in as crazy a fashion as only Japan could make it. RIZIN FF, the combat sports promotion led by former PRIDE FC head Nobuyuki Sakakibara, announced during a press conference, the signing of all-time great Wanderlei “The Axe Murderer” Silva (35-12-1, 1 … Continue reading Wanderlei Silva returns to Japan for RIZIN FF two-on-two grappling match.