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Cris Cyborg Ends UFC Run To Sign With Bellator

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Former UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has ended her free agency and officially signed with Bellator MMA. Bellator president Scott Coker made the announcement on Tuesday claiming that Cyborg had signed the ‘biggest contract in women’s MMA history’. “I have worked with countless athletes over my thirty-plus years of promoting combat sports, but there is no one quite like Cyborg,” …

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Scott Coker Open To UFC/Bellator Cross-Promotional Super-Fights

The Bellator president spoke to the media ahead of this weekend’s stacked Bellator 222 card and explained how teaming up with the UFC would not be as out of the question as many would assume. After a successful crossover that saw RIZIN champion Kyoji Horiguchi take on Bellator’s title-holder Darrion Caldwell at RIZIN 14, the Bellator bantamweight title will be …

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Bellator’s Coker On UFC 233 Cancellation: “They Just Ran Out Of Bullets”

The Bellator head-honcho addressed the UFC’s decision to postpone UFC 233 in January after seemingly being unable to fill the headlining spot. The card would have coincided with one of the biggest Bellator events in recent memory – the heavyweight final grand-prix featuring the clash between Fedor Emelianenko and Ryan Bader for the title. The UFC’s decision to call it …

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Ben Askren & Scott Coker In Heated Exchange Over Failed Negotiations

UFC’s newest signee Ben Askren is certainly no stranger to an argument on social media. On this occasion, Askren called out Bellator president Scott Coker who had claimed in an interview that “The Funky One” was almost apart of their welterweight Grand Prix, with ONE Championship reaching out to Bellator about some kind of co-promotion with their former 170lb champion. The …

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‘Stormin’ Norman Parke Signs With Bellator MMA

Antrim’s Norman Parke has officially signed a deal with Bellator after a 32-fight career that saw him compete in a number of elite promotions. Norman Parke is a name well-known to the Irish MMA fanbase. A former Ultimate Fighter winner, Parke enjoyed a nine-fight run in the UFC – going (5-3-1) before his eventual release. His time in the world’s premier mixed …

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Our Dream Lineup For The Bellator Welterweight Grand-Prix

With Bellator MMA set to put together an eight-man tournament to determine the next challenger to Rory MacDonald’s crown, we put together a list of the eight welterweights and the four matchups we would love to see them involved in. Paul Daley vs. Michael ‘Venom’ Page This one is an absolute no-brainer. Both of these guys have been gunning for …

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James Gallagher: “I’m Going To Be The Best Ever”

When James Gallagher scaled the Bellator cage fence in Belfast on Friday night there was a sense of redemption. The Strabanimal had just dominated Kirill Medvedovsky in what was supposed to be the toughest challenge of his career to date and he did it with ease. The 20-year-old never got out of third gear against Medvedovsky as he pressured the Israeli to the ground with …

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BAMMA 28 Delivers But Irish Prospects Endure Very Mixed Night

The second installment of BAMMATOR, the co-operative brainchild of Scott Coker’s Bellator and David Greene’s BAMMA, hit Belfast on Friday night as both promotions ventured into Northern Ireland for the first time in their respective histories. After a successful co-promotion in Dublin in December, Coker and Greene decided to team up once again to try and further embed themselves within the …

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VIDEO: Georges St. Pierre Bows Down To Fedor Emelianenko At Bellator 165

Former UFC Welterweight champion Georges St.Pierre was filmed backstage bowing down to former PRIDE Heavyweight champion and MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 165. After signing for Bellator at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, Emelianenko met and talked to Canadian MMA stars Georges St. Pierre and Rory MacDonald. The trio took pictures and shook hands with each other but a beaming …

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Bellator CEO Scott Coker: “We’ve Got The Best 170 Pound Division On The Planet”

Bellator CEO Scott Coker has said that his promotion ‘has the best 170 pound division on the planet’ after he was pressed on a potential fight between welterweight contender Rory MacDonald and champion Douglas Lima after Bellator 169 in Dublin on Friday. MacDonald, who is still recovering from a broken nose from his last fight against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at …

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Scott Coker Pencils In James Gallagher For 2017 Title Fight

Bellator CEO Scott Coker has tentatively penciled in SBG’s James Gallagher for a featherweight title fight in 2017 after the Strabanimal’s third-round stoppage of Anthony Taylor at the 3 Arena on Friday night in Dublin. Gallagher extended his professional record to 5-0 against Taylor at Bellator 169 stopping the brash American with a rear-naked choke 1:52 into the the third round. …

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Bellator 169/BAMMA 27 – John Kavanagh’s Celebrity, James Gallagher’s Rising Star & A Great Night Of Fights

There was a lot of hype surrounding the arrival of Bellator 169 in Dublin. The card featured a host of young Irish fighters including the highly touted James Gallagher, it brought a solid headliner in Muhammed ‘King Mo’ Lawal, but most importantly, it delivered, and it also further solidified Dublin’s status as a major fight city in the process. Since …

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Chael Sonnen Sends Out Stark Warning To Potential Opponents On Signing For Bellator

Former UFC Middleweight contender and new Bellator signing Chael Sonnen has put the Bellator roster on notice, after claiming he fights at ‘gangster weight’, following the news that the 39-year-old signed a multiyear, multi-fight deal with Bellator on Thursday. “I’m not sticking to one weight class either, I fight at ‘Gangster Weight’ and nobody is safe,” Sonnen said via a press release …

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Bellator Interested In Top UFC Welterweight

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 11: (L-R) Rory MacDonald kicks Robbie Lawler in their UFC welterweight title fight during the UFC 189 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 11, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Top welterweight Rory MacDonald will close out his contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship this June at UFC Fight Night 89, with a title shot all but guaranteed if victorious over the in-form Stephen Thompson. That doesn’t mean MacDonald will sign on the dotted line and extend his stay with the promotion, making it clear on a number of occasions that he’ll …

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Benson Henderson: Many UFC Fighters Have Been Asking For My Advice Since I Left For Bellator

On last week’s edition of The MMA Hour, Bellator MMA president Scott Coker told Ariel Helwani that the organisation’s acquisition of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson was “just the tip of the iceberg”. The former Strikeforce CEO explained that the company plans to pick up more ex-UFC free agents over the course of the year in an effort to …

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