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Bellator 181: Full Steam Ahead in MMA for Rafael Lovato Jr.

Following on the heels of Bellator MMA's successful Bellator 180/NYC event last month, July 14 will see the promotion return to Thackerville, Oklahoma, and the WinStar World Casino. That night, the venue will play host to Bellator's first post-NYC...
Brandon Girtz will headline Bellator 181

Bellator 181: Brandon Girtz Says Rubber Match with Derek Campos is “Going to Be...

Bellator 181 headliner Brandon Girtz knows main event opponent Derek Campos well. He should, as the two have met twice before, with each fighter picking up a win over the other. Friday night in Thackerville, Oklahoma, Bellator MMA puts...
Valerie Letourneau

Valerie Letourneau, Alexis Dufresne Off Friday’s Bellator 181 Card

An injury has scuttled plans for Valerie Letourneau's Bellator MMA debut. As a result, opponent Emily Ducote has a new foe opposite her at Bellator 181 Friday: Jessica Middleton. The Viacom-backed promotion announced the news Monday. No details were...
John Salter will appear at Bellator 181

Bellator 181: John Salter Predicts a Finish Against Kendall Grove

At Bellator 181 in Thackerville, Oklahoma this Friday, surging middleweight John Salter takes on one of the biggest names in his career to date — Kendall Grove. "Da Spyder," of course, won The Ultimate Fighter Season 3, and has...
Justin Lawrence will appear at Bellator 181

Bellator 181: Justin Lawrence Says “Judges Will Always Make You Cry”

Featherweight Justin Lawrence got his start in professional MMA under Scott Coker's Strikeforce promotion, and after stints in the UFC and RFA, found himself in Bellator as Coker took control of the ship. It's kind of a full circle...
Bellator MMA Josh Thomson

Josh Thomson Talks Bellator, Aaron Pico, Career Highlights, and More

We spoke to Josh Thomson about his career path, young prospect Aaron Pico, and his new home of Bellator MMA. Fighter, analyst, pioneer, legend. All these titles properly describe Bellator lightweight contender Josh Thomson. It’s hard to believe that he...
Gegard Mousasi

UFC Contender Gegard Mousasi Signs with Bellator MMA

It looks like popular UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi (42–6–2) has found a new home. According to a report from MMA Junkie's Chamatkar Sandhu, the former Strikeforce and Dream champ has signed on with Bellator MMA. Sweden's Kimura Crew...
Mike Rhodes, set to appear at Bellator 181

Bellator 181: Mike Rhodes Talks Robert Whittaker, CM Punk, and Taking on All Comers

Bellator 181 middleweight Mike Rhodes was the last man prior to UFC 213 this past weekend to go the distance with new interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. Friday night in Thackerville, Oklahoma, Rhodes squares off against undefeated Jiu-jitsu ace...
Emily Ducote

Bellator 181: Emily Ducote Excited to Add to the Flyweight Action

Emily Ducote is one of the top flyweights in the world, and she's excited to showcase her skills at a time when women's MMA has never been bigger. The Bellator flyweight division is among the most stacked in MMA and...
Roy Nelson and Benson Henderson will appear at Bellator 183

Bellator 183 to Feature “Big Country” Roy Nelson, Benson Henderson vs. Patricky Freire

Among the many, many talking points coming of out the Bellator 180/Bellator NYC show at New York's Madison Square Garden last night was the announcement that Roy Nelson, known to UFC and MMA fans for years simply as Big...

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