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Does Bellator dislike dominant champions?

It was no surprise when Bellator MMA released welterweight champion Ben Askren on November 14 of last year. The two sides had been at odds with each other because of issues of money and Askren’s one dimensional fighting style. However, this latest release seems to be something of a recurring pattern for the arguably number two promotion in the US. This pattern seems to be the pattern of releasing the

Bellator 2013 in review

Not only has Bellator’s Season 9 ended, but so has a big year for the arguably number two promotion. For the occasion I thought I’d review their most successful year to date. Bellator moves to Spike Bellator has jumped around from network to network since it’s inception in 2008. Its first season was on ESPN Deportes, then seasons two and three were on Fox Sports Net, then seasons four to

Eddie Alvarez defeated Chandler at Bellator 106 – Benson Henderson disagrees

After watching Bellator 106: Alvarez vs. Chandler II, we can all agree it was an awesome fight. But everyone has their own opinion on who won. Alvarez was given the nod via split decision in a very close back and forth battle. I had the fight via split for Eddie as well, but I still think the third round was really close and the fight could have went either way.

Bellator 101 in review, plus Bellator 102 preview

It’s been all Bellator these past two weeks as we slide from September into October. So with that here we go with a look at Bellator 101 results: Bellator 101 in Review Main Event: Joe Warren vs. Nick Kirk Prediction: Warren by decision. Result: Warren by submission. This was to be expected as Warren worked with Greg Jackson for this fight. However, I do feel I should note that this

UFC 165 & Bellator 100 in review, plus Bellator 101 preview

So it was an exciting weekend of fights and now we are on a down but still busy week. With that here we go with our usual reviews and previews: UFC 165 in Review Main Event: Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson Prediction: Jones by strikes. Result: Jones by decision. Gustafsson proved to be a challenge to Jones and they made arguably fight of the year. Co-main Event: Renan Barao vs.

UFN Condit vs. Kampann 2, UFC 164 in review & UFC Fight Night 28, Bellator 98 predictions

The third of three UFC events in two weeks happens this week and Bellator Season 9 begins this Saturday. However, I would like to review last week’s picks I made first then make my picks for the upcoming fights. Also on Bellator 98, I’ll be making predictions for the middleweight tournament bouts that’ll be on the undercard. So with that, here’s my review: UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2

Will Eddie Alvarez ever enter the UFC Octagon?

Eddie Alvarez is a name that many MMA fans are familiar with and for good reason. Alvarez is widely considered to be one of the best fighters on the planet outside of the UFC roster. He is a former Bellator lightweight champion and has wins over top competition. Fans may also know Alvarez from his recent contract dispute with Bellator which ended with the talented lightweight resigning with the organization.

Bellator’s ‘Fight Master’ update: Out of the 4 coaches, who is legit, and who’s fake?

After watching two episodes of Bellator’s new reality show Fight Master, I’m curious on what coach is the most serious about the show at this point. Joe Warren seems out of place and lost in his own current fight career. He talks a big game, but it looks like he will get the scraps as the top fighters are choosing to go elsewhere. Randy Couture is an awesome coach, but doesn’t fight for

Rampage Jackson to TNA Wrestling & BellatorFC ~ Possible heavyweight debut, King Mo matchup, and more

For a guy who complained about having to fight too many wrestlers, Quinton Jackson‘s new deal may raise some eyebrows. This new deal guarantees Rampage will be seeing even more wrestlers. The first fighter ever to hold UFC and PRIDE championship belts simultaneously has his eyes fixed on new gold. Rampage addressed his new contract earlier yesterday in a media conference call. Much like the contract of King Mo Lawal,

Bellator 89 preview: Plus exclusive Brian Rogers interview

What a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than sitting down with your loved one and watching guys bash each other’s brains in right? Well Bellator 89 has that all taken care of. Bellator 89: Dantas vs. Galvao is set for February 14, 2013 8:00 PM EST in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Bojangles Coliseum. The main event will feature tournament winner Marcos Galvao (13-5-1 MMA) as he gets his