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New Years special: Top 10 MMA New Years resolutions to make for 2015

With the new year comes many new years resolutions. As is tradition, here are ten New Years Resolutions that the MMA world should make: 10) Someone should hire Bjorn Rebney It was no secret that Bellator MMA creator Bjorn Rebney and Bellator’s parent company Viacom were butting heads for quite a while. Both sides had different ideas of where they wanted the company to go and were able to work together. However,

Bellator MMA Season Eleven in Review

The final season of Bellator MMA was a good one under the leadership of Scott Coker and it looks like Bellator maybe a legitimate promotion. Several changes were implemented for this final season which could be seen as a transitional period. However, they seem to be making a difference for the better which is why Coker was hired. The changes can be looked upon in three basic categories along the way with

Hispanic Heritage Month 2014 Special: Top 10 Hispanics of the past year

Technically National Hispanic Heritage Month is over but that doesn’t mean that the Hispanic fighters in MMA can’t still be honored. This list will have all the major Hispanics in MMA that have had success on the main stage. With that here we go with the top 10 of the past year: 10) Yair Rodriguez Yair Rodriguez is a member of the inaugural task of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America for Team Mexico.

Top 10 fights of September 2014

There were a number of good fight cards this month which also included the launch of The Ultimate Fighter season 20. With that here we go: 10) The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America – Marlon Vera vs. Enrique Briones At this point Team Mexico won all four bouts. Team Latin America was in desperate need of a win. Thus came Marlon Vera, a man on a mission against Enrique Briones both of whom were

Bellator MMA Season 11 Preview

Season eleven of Bellator will be starting this coming Friday, September 5th with Bellator 123 located at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. This season will certainly be significant for the promotion due to the various changes that will be implemented. In essence this is a period of transition for the promotion which will see it be revamped into something probably resembling something like Strikeforce. Then there are also

Top 10 fights of July 2014

There were some great fights this month and also had some historical significance to it. So with that here we go with the top fights: 10. UFC on Fox : Lawler vs. Brown – Patrick Cummins vs. Kyle Kingsbury Patrick Cummins had a successful first UFC win at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov against Roger Narvaez after his one sided debut loss at the hands of Daniel Cormier. Kyle Kingsbury on the other

Bellator MMA: 2014 Summer Series in Review

The annual Bellator MMA Summer Series was the usual two events that took place over two events in June and July and had its’ share of good matches as well as shockers. In fact, the whole direction of the promotion has changed because of the transitions during the summer series. Because of that, the two events became a transition period which will continue into possibly next year. It was also

Bjorn Rebney’s departure from Bellator and the fallout

In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of the tension that had taken place following the Viacom buyout. It was clear that Bellator