Horiguchi injured out of Rizin 20, vacates BW title

Cross promotion Rizin/Bellator bantamweight champion Kyoji Horiguchi has announced in a emotional video message that he has sustained a right ACL injury and has been forced to withdrawn from his upcoming title defense against surging star Kai Asakura. The bout originally scheduled for cross promotional New Years Eve show in Japan Rizin20/Bellator Japan hasbeen cancelled, […]

Douglas Lima says Jon Fitch deserves next Bellator title shot

Douglas Lima walked away from Bellator 232 with two belts as he reclaims the Welterweight title and earns the World Grand Prix strap following his rematch victory over Rory MacDonald. It was a slow starting but technical affair as MacDonald left it late into the fifth round to begin applying significant pressure on Lima. Bellator […]

Bellator inducted in Mohegan Arena’s Walk of Fame

Scott Coker and Bellator MMA became the most recent addition to the proud Walk of Fame as their star was added the marbled floors of Mohegan Sun Arena’s Box Office forecourt. Senior Vice President of Entertainment for Mohegan’s Gaming & Entertainment Tom Cantone would take to the podium to announce the new arrival noting that […]

Bellator 232 Weigh In Results

The official early weigh ins for Bellator 232 were not without controversy, as yet another fight was scrapped from the card in what has been a cavalcade of misfortune. Former Glory kickboxing stud Robin van Roosmalen missed the featherweight mark by a substantial 10lbs. Roosmalen would break out the towel for his second attempt and […]

Bellator’s Patricky Pitbull draws Luiz Gustavo in LW GP semis at Rizin 20

Patricky Pitbull (22-8) is Bellator’s representative in the Rizin Lightweight Gran Prix and has advanced to the semi-finals in masterful fashion with a first round TKO/KO over Tatsuya Kawjiri (37-14). It was the fifth knockout of the evening that eventually saw 11 finishes in 13 fights. Pitbull will face fellow Brasilian Luiz Gustavo in the […]

Bellator 230: Light Heavyweights feature in return to Milan

Bellator returns to Italy with Bellator 230 in Milan on October 12. The card airs on tape delay on Paramount Networks at 4pm ET. The main event features Melvin Manhoef (31-14-1) vs Yannick Bahati (9-4-0) going head to head at Light heavyweight. The co main event features former Bellator Middleweight Champion Rafael Carvalho (16-3) taking […]

‘MVP’ found two opponents at Bellator 227, clashes with Big Dan

Bellator had a successful double header over the weekend, with 227 in Dublin, Ireland and 228 at the Forum in California both bringing a lot to unbox. The Dublin card had plenty of action with six exciting finishes before Michael ‘MVP’ Page faced off against rival Richard Kiely. MVP began the fight with his hands […]

The 2019 Eye-Gouger’s Almanac

2019 without a doubt has been the Year of The Flying Knee, but the Eye Gouge is barging its way into the conversation. Year to year we see an evolution in MMA techniques and strategies as gyms and trainers gradually explore what is successful and what is not. It is giving birth to generations of […]