Gabi Garcia Responds to Julia Budd’s Callout

Since joining Bellator in 2015, Julia Budd has been nothing short of dominant, with a 7-0 promotional record to reflect that dominance. After making another successful featherweight title defense at Bellator 224 against Olga Rubin, Budd has entertained…

Since joining Bellator in 2015, Julia Budd has been nothing short of dominant, with a 7-0 promotional record to reflect that dominance. After making another successful featherweight title defense at Bellator 224 against Olga Rubin, Budd has entertained dream fights against the UFC’s Cris Cyborg and Rizin’s Gabi Garcia. No public response from Cyborg has […]

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Tito Ortiz Open To Rematch With Bellator ‘Champ-Champ’ Ryan Bader

Tito Ortiz has a victory over Ryan Bader, but he hopes lightning can strike twice. Back in July 2011, Ortiz and Bader fought under the UFC banner. Bader was a -600 favorite going into the fight according to 5Dimes. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy&#…

Tito Ortiz has a victory over Ryan Bader, but he hopes lightning can strike twice. Back in July 2011, Ortiz and Bader fought under the UFC banner. Bader was a -600 favorite going into the fight according to 5Dimes. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” pulled off a massive upset, submitting Bader in the first round. […]

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Bellator President Scott Coker: I Would Love To Have Fedor Emelianenko Fight In Japan

Bellator officials are working on a trip to Japan later this year and Fedor Emelianenko could very well be a part of the card. It’s no secret that Bellator and Rizin have been doing business together. The partnership has made a significant impact…

Bellator officials are working on a trip to Japan later this year and Fedor Emelianenko could very well be a part of the card. It’s no secret that Bellator and Rizin have been doing business together. The partnership has made a significant impact already as Kyoji Horiguchi is the bantamweight champion of both promotions. Now, […]

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Scott Coker Confirms Participants Of Bellator Featherweight Grand Prix

Bellator president Scott Coker has confirmed the participants of the promotion’s upcoming 16-man featherweight grand prix. Coker revealed the participants on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday before Bellator made it official shortly afterwards: The first round of the grand prix will take place across Bellator 226 and Bellator 228, both of which take place […]

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Bellator president Scott Coker has confirmed the participants of the promotion’s upcoming 16-man featherweight grand prix.

Coker revealed the participants on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday before Bellator made it official shortly afterwards:

The first round of the grand prix will take place across Bellator 226 and Bellator 228, both of which take place in September. You can see the full grand prix bouts below:

Bellator 226 — September 7

  • Sam Sicilia vs. Pedro Carvalho
  • Daniel Straus vs. Derek Campos 
  • Pat Curran vs. Adam Borics
  • Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Tywan Claxton

Bellator 228 — September 28

  • Patricio Freire vs. Juan Archuleta
  • A.J. McKee vs. Georgi Karakhanyan
  • Darrion Caldwell vs. Henry Corrales
  • Daniel Weichel vs. Saul Rogers

Patricio Freire, of course, is the reigning featherweight champion and his fight against Juan Archuleta was already announced. Should he win the grand prix, he will not only retain his 145-pound crown, but will also be the recipient of a $1 million prize.

A notable name that is missing in the grand prix is Aaron Pico, who is coming off two knockout losses. Coker confirmed that they were taking a step back with him, but it’s always possible he steps in as a replacement should anyone have to pull out.

Which fight are you most excited for?

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Scott Coker Announces Bellator Featherweight GP Opening Round Match-Ups

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has some big news concerning the Bellator Featherweight GP this Monday afternoon. Speaking on today’s episode of ‘Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,’ Coker unveiled the opening round match-ups for Bella…

Bellator MMA President Scott Coker has some big news concerning the Bellator Featherweight GP this Monday afternoon. Speaking on today’s episode of ‘Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show,’ Coker unveiled the opening round match-ups for Bellator’s upcoming Featherweight Grand Prix. The title fight between champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and Juan Archuleta was previously announced for Bellator 228 […]

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Bellator 224 Live Stream & Results Tonight (July 12)

??? The time has arrived for Bellator 224. The card will take place tonight (July 12) inside the Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main card will air live at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network and DAZN. Peep the Bellator 224 we…

??? The time has arrived for Bellator 224. The card will take place tonight (July 12) inside the Winstar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main card will air live at 9 p.m. ET on Paramount Network and DAZN. Peep the Bellator 224 weigh-in results here. In the main event of Bellator 224, […]

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