Former champ Daniel Straus headlines Bellator 127


Ex-Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus will return to the cage for the first time since his dramatic title loss to Pat Curran, as he'll face Justin Wilcox in the main event of Bellator 127.

Daley granted visa to fight again in US


According to Bellator president Scott Coker, Paul Daley has finally been granted a working visa from the US government to resume his Bellator MMA career.

Parisyan vs. Zaromskis set for Bellator 127


A pair of welterweight veterans will collide inside the Bellator cage in October, as Karo Parisyan takes on Marius Zaromskis at Bellator 127 in Temecula.

Bellator signs top female prospect Nogueira


Talita Nogueira, an undefeated female prospect who was in talks to join the UFC this summer, has instead elected to sign with Bellator, bolstering promotion's renewed commitment to women's MMA.


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Bellator releases Phil Baroni


Phil Baroni's run in Bellator has quickly come to an end.


Chat Wrap: Alvarez-Cerrone, UFC 177 and more

During his weekly live chat, Luke Thomas discussed Eddie Alvarez signing with the UFC, the two UFC cards this weekend, UFC 177's depth and more.

Alvarez wants title shot, talks Cerrone, UFC deal


Within a span of a few whirlwind hours on Tuesday, Eddie Alvarez went from Bellator champion, to unconditional free agent, to UFC co-headliner. Now he's ready to take what is his.

Alvarez predicts he'll be UFC champion 'very soon'

56 spoke to Eddie Alvarez 40 minutes before his new UFC deal was announced about his release from Bellator and his hopes of signing with the UFC.

Bellator eyeing Daley-Manhoef, Daley says no


Paul Daley took to Facebook to shoot down the proposed match-up between he and Melvin Manhoef that Bellator president Scott Coker floated on Monday.

Coker: Mayhem to Bellator ‘worth a conversation’


In the two months since Scott Coker took over Bellator operations, the former Strikeforce boss hasn't been shy about reuniting with a few acquaintances from his earlier days. Could "Mayhem" be next?

Bellator had 'one quick conversation' with Carano


Bellator president Scott Coker appeared on the Monday edition of The MMA Hour, and talked about the future of the promotion, and whether or now Gina Carano is headed to his stable of fighters.

War Machine police report reveals new details


War Machine's police report released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan police department has more details surrounding the alleged attack of Christy Mack and Corey Thomas.

Scott Coker explains War Machine's quick release


Bellator president Scott Coker revealed why the organization was so quick to part ways with War Machine.

Coker on Alvarez: Lawyers are talking to lawyers


Bellator President Scott Coker told Ariel Helwani on Monday's MMA Hour that while nothing is official one way or the other with Eddie Alvarez, all options are open and that a decision on which...

War Machine captured in California


The manhunt for War Machine is over. Representatives from Simi Valley Police Department captured the ex-Bellator fighter on Friday in California.

Talita Nogueira offered Bellator contract


Bellator offers Talita "Treta" Nogueira a four-fight deal, and the undefeated Brazilian featherweight is close to signing with the promotion.

‘Frodo’ requests release from Bellator contract


Bellator featherweight tournament winner Magomedrasul "Frodo" Khasbulaev wants to fight as soon as possible, so he’s hoping that Scott Coker will release him from his Bellator deal.

Bellator brings back women's MMA with Coenen, Budd


Former Strikeforce bantamweight champion Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd were the first two announced fighters as the company will bring back women's fighting with a 145-pound weight class for a...


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The panel will discuss the evolving Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier-Alexander Gustafsson saga after Jones' injury this week, the state of UFC 177 and 178, Bellator, UFN Maine, and more.

Lawal faces Sursa as DeBlass out with injury


At Bellator 123, 'King' Mo Lawal will now face Marcus Sursa as original opponent Tom DeBlass has withdrawn due to injury.

Alexander Shlemenko defends title at Bellator 126


Headlined by a middleweight title fight and a lightweight tournament final, Bellator returns to Phoenix on Sept. 26.


Chat Wrap: Jones-DC, Metamoris 4, Carano and more

On his weekly live chat, Luke Thomas discussed the latest news in the beef between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, Metamoris 4, Gina Carano to Bellator news and a host of reader questions and comments.

'Dog the Bounty Hunter' is after War Machine


Duane "Dog" Chapman, otherwise known as "Dog the Bounty Hunter," is trying to bring War Machine to justice after the former Bellator fighter allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Christy Mack and...

Seven warrants out for War Machine's arrest


Seven arrest warrants have been issued for the capture of War Machine in regards to the alleged brutal assault of ex-girlfriend Christy Mack.

Christy Mack: 'I believed I was going to die'


Christy Mack released photos of her injuries along with a statement describing her account of the alleged altercation on Friday that left her hospitalized and War Machine fleeing Las Vegas police.

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