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Scott Coker Named The New President Of Bellator MMA

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Viacom announced in a press release that Strikeforce founder Scott Coker is the new President of Bellator MMA, beginning immediately. Earlier today, it was announced that founder and CEO, Bjorn Rebney and President Tim Danaher were no longer with the company. Coker will oversee the day to day management of the company and will report to Spike TV President, Kevin ... Read More »

Bjorn Rebney Out As Bellator CEO

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Spike TV announced that Bjorn Rebney is out at Bellator as their CEO effective immediately along with Tim Danaher, who was the COO and President of the company. No reason was given as to why Rebney was ousted from the company. Rebney released a statement implying that a difference in “right strategic direction for Bellator” was a reason for the ... Read More »

Gilbert Melendez Agrees To A Deal With Bellator; UFC Can Match The Offer

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UFC President Dana White stated earlier in the week on “UFC Tonight” that he was done with the negotiations involving Gilbert Melendez. White said that if Melendez wants a deal done to stay in the UFC, call UFC CEO Lorenzo Fetitta and if the situation didn’t improve, Melendez better start looking for a new fight promotion. Melendez took that advice ... Read More »

Ben Askren Gets His Release From Bellator

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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 ... Read More »

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

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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. ... Read More »

Joe Warren Not Allowed To Compete in Co-Feature Of Bellator 98

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It was announced a short time ago by Bellator MMA that former featherweight champion Joe Warren wasn’t medically cleared to fight at Bellator 98 tomorrow night. The Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulation deemed Warren unable to compete. Warren’s condition wasn’t revealed to us at this time. The former champion was scheduled to fight Nick Kirk tomorrow night at Bellator ... Read More »

UFC Podcast: UFC 164 Preview

In today’s podcast Steve talks to Fighthype.com lead writer Percy Crawford. Steve and Crawford preview tonight’s UFC 164 featuring the main event between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson defending his title against Anthony Pettis, with the co-main event of Josh Barnett facing off with Frank Mir. The guys also recap UFC Fight Night 27 from Wednesday night and what is ... Read More »

Michael Chandler and Bellator MMA Agree To Long Term Contract

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Michael Chandler wanted to stay in Bellator MMA and Bellator MMA wanted Michael Chandler to stay in Bellator MMA. Both sides got what they wanted. Bellator MMA announced in a press release that Chandler has signed an eight fight extension to remain with the organization. Chandler had around one year left on his deal, but wanted to remain with Bellator. ... Read More »

Video: Preview of Tonight’s “Bellator MMA Unrivaled: The Russian Invasion”

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Bellator MMA One thing people about watching Bellator MMA is a great crop Russian fighters. Tonight on Spike TV, you will learn a little bit more about the fighters as the promotion debuts, “Bellator MMA Unrivaled: The Russian Invasion”. The half-hour premieres at 11.p.m. ET/PT. The show will feature Russian fighters like: (including Alexander Volkov, Alexander Shlemenkoï‚Ž, Andrey Koreshkov and ... Read More »

Rampage Jackson Conference Call – June 5, 2013

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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson talks to the media about his partnership with Spike TV, Bellator and TNA Wrestling, why he is so excited about this new deal, leaving the UFC and why this will be different and better for him, when he will be able to fight next, if he likes the tournament style in Bellator, being a wrestling fan growing ... Read More »