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Rampage Jackson Says Pro Wrestling Isn’t Fake, It’s Entertainment

The last time we saw Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in the cage, he had made his Bellator debut and scored a first round knockout over Joey Beltran in November. The former UFC light heavyweight champion returns to the cage at the end of the month as he is competing in the Bellator light heavyweight tournament and will face Christian M’Pumbu in ...

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UFC, Bellator And Boxing Join Together For Cleveland Clinic for Fighters Brain Health Study (Video)

Who would have ever thought that we would ever see fighters and executives from MMA and boxing in the same room? We got that today as we seen the personalities took part today in the Support Professional Fighters Study at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center For Brain Health that took place in Washington D.C. The notables that attended were UFC ...

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Rampage Jackson To Participate In Bellator Tournament Starting Febraury 28

In 2013 former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson left the company after his contract and agreed to a contract with Bellator during the summer. Jackson was supposed to face former UFC star Tito Ortiz to headline Bellator’s first pay-per-view, but Ortiz suffered a neck injury that postponed the fight. Jackson went onto debut two weeks later and knocked ...

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Pat Curran vs Daniel Straus III Headlines Bellator 112

Bellator last week announced they will be returning on March 7. They now have released their second event and it features one of their stars. In a rematch for the Bellator featherweight title, champion Daniel Straus will Pat Curran for a third time at Bellator 112. The two battled the first in the XFO regional promotion in 2009 with Curran ...

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Tito Ortiz Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

Early this morning, UFC Hall of Famer and former light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz was arrested on suspicion of DUI. KTLA News in Los Angeles first reported the news from the California Highway Patrol that Ortiz was arrested at approximately 4:00 a.m. after crashing his 2012 Porsche Panamera into a median on a California’s I-405 expressway near Sepulveda and Santa ...

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Rampage Jackson Knocks Out Joey Beltran (Video)

The question going into Bellator 108 was whether Quinton “Rampage” Jackson still had something left to offer the MMA world. Jackson had lost his last three fights in the UFC before becoming a free agent and signing with Bellator. The former UFC light heavyweight champion was supposed to face Tito Ortiz on November 2, but Ortiz had to bow out ...

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Ben Askren Gets His Release From Bellator

All Ben Askren wanted to do after he completed his contract with Bellator was to go to the UFC. Now he will get that chance as Bellator has released the now former welterweight champion. It was a weird road to get to this point for Askren. “Funky” completed the last fight on his Bellator in July when he stopped Andrey ...

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MMA Podcast: UFC Fight Night 31, Bellator, Hendo vs. Belfort

Brian and Steve discuss Bellator 106 featuring Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler, UFC Fight Night 31 and Tim Kennedy getting a win despite a torn quad, this weekend’s UFC show featuring Dan Henderson vs. Vitor Belfort, Georges St. Pierre drug testing and more. Subscribe to Between The Ropes on iTunes so you can automatically get the latest podcasts. You can also subscribe ...

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Bellator 106 Sets A Ratings Record, Will Re-Air Chandler vs Alvarez II Friday Night

When Tito Ortiz had to pull out of his main event fight against “Rampage” Jackson, Bellator decided to move the Bellator 106 to Spike TV. The question was, could it deliver with its headlining fight gone? The answer was a resounding yes. It was announced per a press release from Spike TV that Bellator 106: Eddie Alvarez versus Michael Chandler ...

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Bellator 106 Weigh-In Results

Bellator 106 takes place tonight from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. The main event will feature the rematch between Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler defending against Eddie Alvarez. The co-feature will Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in rematch against Emmaunel Newton for the interim Bellator light heavyweight title. Weigh-ins took place last night and here are the results. ...

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“Rampage” Jackson To Headline Bellator 108 Against Joey Beltran

It didn’t take long for Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to have a new opponent. Bellator announced today that Jackson will headline Bellator 108 against UFC veteran Joey Beltran. Jackson was scheduled to headline this Saturday’s Bellator 106 event against Tito Ortiz in the company’s first pay-per-view outing, but Ortiz had to bow out of the fight on Friday with a fractured ...

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“Rampage” Jackson Feels Bad For Tito Ortiz, Will Fight Anyone Including Tyrone Spong

We reported yesterday Tito Ortiz is out of his main event fight next Saturday at Bellator 106 against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson due to a fractured neck. Bellator did a conference call announcing the card would shift from pay-per-view to Spike TV. Jackson made a statement last night on Twitter feeling bad for Ortiz. Sucks about Tito hope he heals fast,but ...

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Tito Ortiz Has A Fractured Neck, Bellator 106 Will Now Be on Spike TV

It has been confirmed by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney that Tito Ortiz has suffered a fractured neck and will be out of his Bellator 106 fight next Saturday with Quinton Jackson. Rebney then said the card will switch from pay-per-view to a three hour event on Spike TV and the people who had already ordered the event will get reimbursed. ...

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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson’s Reality Series, “Rampage4Real” Premieres Tonight

#Rampage4Real Quinton “Rampage” Jackson returns to the cage for the first time in almost ten months coming up on November 2nd against Tito Ortiz. But it is not inside the famed UFC octagon, it is inside the Bellator cage as Bellator makes its debut on pay-per-view. Before the fight takes a three part reality series will feature Jackson heading into ...

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – August 2, 2013

Brian and Steve talk about Tito Ortiz signing with Bellator MMA and coming out of retirement to face Rampage Jackson on Bellator’s first pay-per-view on November 2, the interest in the fight, both fighters also going into wrestling with TNA, cross-promotion between the two companies, the UFC world tour, Chael Sonnen and Victor Belfort talking fight, UFC 163 on Saturday ...

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Tito Ortiz Returns to MMA, Fighting Rampage Jackson on Bellator PPV

The whole “Rampage Jackson vs. Roy Jones Jr.” boxing match looks to have been a smoke screen. Instead, Jackson’s first fight for Bellator will be against former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz who is coming out of retirement.  Ortiz last fought on July 7, 2012 at UFC 148, losing a unanimous decision to Forrest Griffin. The two will square ...

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Between The Ropes Podcast: Bellator 97 Preview

On today’s podcast we preview Bellator MMA 97 as the event takes place tonight from Rio Rancho, New Mexico. The card features two title fights as Michael Chandler defends his Bellator lightweight title against David Rickels and Ben Askren defends his welterweight title against Andrey Koreshkov. Also two tournament finals take place as Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal squares off with ...

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Kurt Pellegrino Returns From Retirement to Fight at November Bellator Event

In the world of combat sports it is hard for fighters to stay retired. For Kurt Pellegrino, that is the case as well. Bellator announced today in a press release that they will be going to Revel Casino Atlantic City in New Jersey on November 15 with Pellegrino on the card facing Saul Almeida. Pellegrino hasn’t fought since Bellator 59 ...

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Between The Ropes MMA Podcast – June 20, 2013

Brian and Steve finally look back at UFC 161 including Rashad Evans getting the victory over Dan Henderson, Korean Zombie getting a title show before Ricardo Lamas, Anthony Pettis trying to get another title shot and what division he will be in, the debut of Fight Master on Spike TV, last night’s Bellator fights, the Steve Mazzagatti controversy from the ...

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Report: Bellator To Air on Fridays This Fall

Bellator MMA will have a new weekly home this fall on Spike TV as it will be moving to Friday nights. Loretta Hunt of SI.com broke the news after speaking with Spike TV President Kevin Kay. Season 9 of Bellator will actually debut on Saturday, September 7 on Spike TV will will be the finale for the “Fight Master” reality ...

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