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2011 15 Mar

Bellator marches on… The upstart promotion says it’s “business as usual” and opens up the featherweight tournament this weekend. The promotion announced the card for the upcoming Bellator 37 show which takes place on Saturday March 19th from the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma. The event features former UFC fighters Jake Rosholt and Roli [...]

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2011 15 Mar

1:05pm — Dana White, Lorenzo Fertitta and Scott Coker on the call. 1:06pm — Scott, what prompted you to make the deal? Coker: It was a long and hard decision but investors (SVSE) wanted to get back to their hockey business so we looked at new offers/investors. 1:08pm — Dana, will you merge brands down [...]

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2011 13 Mar

Here’s a list of fighters sure to benefit from the additional exposure the UFC/Strikeforce merger will bring them. Some of them may not be too happy about this latest development, but given time for things to shake out, it’s pretty likely that they’ll enjoy the effect the acquisition will have on their bank accounts… 1. [...]

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2011 13 Mar

The Bellator Season 4 Lightweight Tournament kicked off with a bang at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, and the Lightweights left nothing to the judges with all fights ending with spectacular finishes. The night saw Bellator’s Lightweight Tournament field get cut in half, with Michael Chandler, Lloyd “Cupcake” Woodard, Toby Imada, and Patricky Freire moving onto [...]

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2011 12 Mar

Former WEC champion “Razor” Rob McCullough went 10-1 with nine stoppage victories and a lone split-decision defeat from 2003 to 2007. An exciting style, which saw opponents quit from everything ranging from leg kicks to broken ribs to facial swelling, was his hallmark during the streak. So as the 33-year-old McCullough (19-6 MMA, 0-0 BFC) [...]

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2011 9 Mar

Bellator 36 Shreveport, LA Saturday, March 12, 10pm, MTV2 One of the many reasons to love Bellator is that during each season, we get MMA every single week for 12 straight weeks. And so it is that Bellator brings us our one and only event for the coming week. An interesting change in their format [...]

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2011 3 Mar

Martin “The Hitman” Kampmann vs Diego “Nightmare” Sanchez Top Prediction: Sanchez via Decision. Daniel Cassidy: This is a definite contender for fight of the year, with two of the most exciting and explosive Welterweights set to lock horns in the main event. While Kampmann is clearly the better striker, Sanchez will have an advantage in [...]

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2011 2 Mar

Former World Victory Road featherweight standout Ronnie Mann will make his Bellator Fighting Championships debut on April 9. Sources close to the fighters say that Mann and Josh Arocho have verbally agreed to meet at Bellator 40. Bout agreements are expected to be finalized shortly. Featuring welterweight champion Ben Askren in a non-title contest with [...]

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2011 1 Mar

The cast: Nordin Asrih, 32 Trains: Dusseldorf, Germany – Pride Gym MMA record: 16-5-1 Shamar Bailey, 28 Trains: Indianapolis, IN – Integrated Fighting Systems MMA record: 10-3 Len Bentley, 27 Trains: Olympia, WA –Victory Athletics MMA record: 9-4-0 Michael Bowman, 26 Trains: Liverpool, England – Wolfslair MMA record: 7-2-0 Keon Caldwell, 26 Trains: Moultrie, GA [...]

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2011 1 Mar

Here we go again: To: Joe Silva, Matchmaker Extraordinaire, Ultimate Fighting Championship Re: Spitsbing & his tainted victory Joe: If you get a chance to talk with him, please mention to your idiot-in-residence Michael Spitsbing it’ll be a little tougher to knee ME in the head when I’m charging at him like a runaway train [...]

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