Bellator is a US-based MMA (mixed martial arts) organisation founded in 2008 and based in Santa Monica, California that is owned and operated as a subsidiary of ViacomCBS. The promotion is considered the second-largest in the US behind the UFC.
Professional Fighters League boss Peter Murray takes a jab at one of his chief rivals as he previews 2022 season – ‘I don’t even know what Bellator’s doing’.
Kyoji Horiguchi tells his fans ‘I’m really sorry’ following spinning back-fist knockout loss in bantamweight title fight with Sergio Pettis at Bellator 272.
Sergio Pettis solidifies status as Bellator bantamweight champ with knockout for the ages against legendary Japanese fighter Kyoji Horiguchi.
Sergio Pettis and Kyoji Horiguchi both consider themselves the top dog of the Bellator bantamweight division. Their Bellator 272 title fight will settle the debate.
Florida-based Japanese fighter admits ‘I had to make a decision’ given he was unable to travel to Japan because of pandemic, but will keep his Rizin bantamweight title.
Joe Schilling says ‘I was scared for my life’ and claims the man made a racist comment to a member of bar staff after a video of him knocking him out cold goes viral.
After her stunning debut in Bellator, Diana Avsaragova is fighting for acceptance of women’s MMA in Russia – ‘I believe women should be able to do what they want to do’.
Rose Namajunas may have taken Zhang Weili’s UFC strawweight title, but up-and-comers like One Women’s Strawweight World Champion Xiong Jingnan are inspiring female athletes in China and beyond
Bellator featherweight champ Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino lands 174 strikes to Leslie Smith’s 34 in lopsided main event, securing the first fifth-round finish of her career.
‘She has a great following on Instagram, I’m sure she’ll continue doing great,’ Hannah Gut says after unanimous decision against Valerie Loureda as huge betting underdog.
‘You’re going to see,’ says Valerie Loureda, as she returns to the MMA cage vs Hannah Guy hoping to remind everyone what she’s capable of when not posting on Instagram.
Bellator bantamweight champ Juan Archuleta excited to face ‘the best Kyoji Horiguchi’ after Japanese icon reclaims Rizin title in spectacular comeback win.
Russian viral sensation Darina Mazdyuk hopes to debut for Bellator MMA at flyweight in the next few months, after first-round finish of YouTuber Grisha Polnoe.
Clout-chasing and trash-talking aside, will we really see Roy Jones Jnr vs Anderson Silva, Conor McGregor vs Manny Pacquiao, or an ‘ultrafight’ with four Olympic golds on the line?
Darina Mazdyuk has signed a multi-fight contract to compete in Bellator MMA’s flyweight division following viral victory over YouTube personality Grigory Chistyakov in Russia.
Yoel Romero claims UFC offered him fights with Uriah Hall and Derek Brunson – and even Johnny Walker at 205 pounds – but ‘it didn’t make sense for me to fight these young men’.
Michael ‘Venom’ Page thinks Douglas Lima ‘doesn’t want to make this fight happen again’ after Briton’s decision win vs Ross Houston at historic Bellator 248 show in Paris.
Michael ‘Venom’ Page headlines historic Bellator 248 card in France vs Ross Houston but is hell bent on Douglas Lima rematch – ‘if he wants to move up to heavyweight, I’m going to meet him there’.
Bellator’s Patricio Freire says UFC boss Dana White ‘is an idiot if he doesn’t know who I am’ and insists he would finish ‘boring’ Alex Volkanovski fast.
Eddie Alvarez ‘almost positive’ he’ll fight this year in US, with ONE Championship lightweight champ Christian Lee on his mind – not a trilogy with free agent Michael Chandler.
Fedor Emelianenko protégé Vadim Nemkov proclaims himself the No 1 light heavyweight in the world after a second-round TKO of Ryan Bader at Bellator 244.
Dana White says he would ‘love to talk’ to former Bellator champ and free agent Michael Chandler, who thinks a fight with UFC’s Justin Gaethje would be ‘greatest of all time’.
Valerie Loureda quips she’s ‘just an Instagram model’ after Bellator 243 win over Tara Graff, as she hits back at critics for saying she ‘demoralised’ MMA with dancing videos.
Michael Chandler promises he would make UFC’s Conor McGregor ‘see Jesus’ as he enters free agency following impressive first-round KO of Benson Henderson at Bellator 243.