T.J. Jones To Jack Swagger: ‘You Have To Be Professional’

Former WWE star Jack Swagger continues to impress in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Swagger won his second consecutive fight at Bellator 221 this past weekend (Sat. May 11, 2019). He submitted opponent T.J. Jones in the first round by way of arm-…

Former WWE star Jack Swagger continues to impress in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career. Swagger won his second consecutive fight at Bellator 221 this past weekend (Sat. May 11, 2019). He submitted opponent T.J. Jones in the first round by way of arm-triangle choke. Swagger won his MMA debut with the same submission back […]

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Video: Ex-WWE Star Jake ‘Jack Swagger’ Hager Submits T.J. Jones at Bellator 221

The history of former WWE stars transitioning to MMA is mixed. Brock Lesnar became one of the most must-see stars the sport has ever seen. CM Punk? Not so much. Jack Swagger ‘s MMA career is off to a much different kind of start…

The history of former WWE stars transitioning to MMA is mixed. Brock Lesnar became one of the most must-see stars the sport has ever seen. CM Punk? Not so much. Jack Swagger ‘s MMA career is off to a much different kind of start…

Tyrell Fortune Wants Jack Swagger Next in Bellator

Tyrrell Fortune had some words for Bellator and Jake Hager after his first round finish at Bellator 216. Fortune being one of the blue-chip wrestling prospects has gone 6-0 in his MMA career but has yet to be on the main card of any event. Others that …

Tyrrell Fortune had some words for Bellator and Jake Hager after his first round finish at Bellator 216. Fortune being one of the blue-chip wrestling prospects has gone 6-0 in his MMA career but has yet to be on the main card of any event. Others that came in through a similar path have been […]

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Bellator 214 Does Best Viewership Numbers In A Year

Bellator 214 this past weekend (Sat. January 26, 2019) was the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion’s most successful event in a year. The show featured the finals of Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament. In the main event, light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko via first-round knockout. With the victory, Bader is Bellator’s first-ever […]

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Bellator 214 this past weekend (Sat. January 26, 2019) was the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion’s most successful event in a year.

The show featured the finals of Bellator’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament. In the main event, light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko via first-round knockout. With the victory, Bader is Bellator’s first-ever “champ champ.” Also, Aaron Pico co-main evented the card in his second-ever MMA loss.

Former WWE star Jack Swagger (real name Jake Hager) made his MMA debut as well. Dave Meltzer of MMA Fighting is reporting that the show as a whole drew an average of 697,000 viewers. That’s Bellator’s best since January 20th last year, which was headlined by Chael Sonnen vs. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

The main event between Bader and Fedor garnered 1.2 million viewers. Henry Corrales’ knockout victory over Pico saw 808,000 viewers. And of course, Swagger’s MMA debut was seen by 809,000. Bellator 214 was up against some tough competition Saturday night, namely the Golden State Warriors vs. Boston Celtics NBA game on ABC. The game was seen by a total of 4,290,000.

Keith Thurman vs. Josesito Lopez on FOX’s Premier Boxing had 1,980,000 viewers. The NHL All-Star Game on NBC carried 1,778,000 viewers.

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Bellator 214 Draws Strong Viewership Numbers

This past weekend (Sat. January 26, 2019) Bellator 214 put on a tremendous mixed martial arts (MMA) event. In the finals of the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament, light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko. Bader…

This past weekend (Sat. January 26, 2019) Bellator 214 put on a tremendous mixed martial arts (MMA) event. In the finals of the promotion’s Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament, light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader defeated Fedor Emelianenko. Bader’s first-round knockout victory earned him Bellator’s heavyweight championship, and the honor of being the promotion’s first-ever dual-weight champion. […]

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Following Debut, Jake Hager Wants To Make MMA His Main Focus

Jake Hager, known as Jack Swagger in WWE, made a successful mixed martial arts debut. This past Saturday night (Jan. 26), Hager stepped inside the Bellator cage for the first time. Standing across from him was J.W. Kiser. It didn’t take long for …

Jake Hager, known as Jack Swagger in WWE, made a successful mixed martial arts debut. This past Saturday night (Jan. 26), Hager stepped inside the Bellator cage for the first time. Standing across from him was J.W. Kiser. It didn’t take long for Hager to score a takedown. Kiser never got back up to his […]

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