Scott Coker Considering A.J. McKee vs. Patricio Freire Next

A.J. McKee is a 13-0 fighter who has impressed in each of his outings, and all 13 of those fights haven taken place inside of a Bellator cage. So how many wins is enough to earn the 23-year-old A.J. McKee an opportunity at Bellator’s featherweight cham…

A.J. McKee is a 13-0 fighter who has impressed in each of his outings, and all 13 of those fights haven taken place inside of a Bellator cage. So how many wins is enough to earn the 23-year-old A.J. McKee an opportunity at Bellator’s featherweight championship? On the 14th, A.J. McKee picked up his latest […]

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Scott Coker Takes Shot At UFC Over Pulling January PPV Event

Scott Coker takes shot at UFC officials and its President Dana White for their decision to pull the UFC 233 pay-per-view event from the schedule. UFC 233 was set to take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The main card would air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The […]

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Scott Coker takes shot at UFC officials and its President Dana White for their decision to pull the UFC 233 pay-per-view event from the schedule.

UFC 233 was set to take place on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The main card would air on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card would air on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET and the TV network’s streaming service, ESPN +. However, the promotion decided to scrap the show due to there not being a clear cut main event available in time.

This is great news for Bellator MMA as they hold Bellator 214 on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The preliminary card will air online at 7:00 pm EST while the main card will air on Paramount Network at 9:00 PM EST. Now, instead of going head-to-head with the UFC, they will be the only game in town.

Bellator President recently spoke with MMAJunkie about this situation and how the Viacom-owned promotion can benefit.

“Absolutely (it’s excited to be unopposed),” Coker said. “Everybody has a business to run. They have a business to run; we have a business to run. We’ve been going on that date for the last three years or however long. So everybody knows we’re going to go on that date. It didn’t work out for them because, to me, it’s a roster issue.

“Who is going to fight? And if you’re going to bring someone to fight against the Fedor-Bader card. Ours is free on Paramount and on DAZN. You’re going to run on pay-per-view, then you better have your A-game. I think they just ran out of bullets.”

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Scott Coker Comments On UFC 233 Being Postponed

Bellator president Scott Coker has spoken out on the postponement of UFC 233. UFC 233 was scheduled to take place on Jan. 26. The card was set to be held inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. When the UFC needed a main event for their Brookly…

Bellator president Scott Coker has spoken out on the postponement of UFC 233. UFC 233 was scheduled to take place on Jan. 26. The card was set to be held inside the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. When the UFC needed a main event for their Brooklyn show one week earlier, Henry Cejudo vs. T.J. […]

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Scott Coker Boasts About Holding Hawaiian Events Before UFC

Scott Coker boasts about how he is the one to bring back MMA to the Hawaiian Islands for a pair of events before the UFC can do so. The President of Bellator MMA, which is owned by Viacom, is proud of their shows this weekend. First up is Bellator 212, which is being hyped as […]

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Scott Coker boasts about how he is the one to bring back MMA to the Hawaiian Islands for a pair of events before the UFC can do so. The President of Bellator MMA, which is owned by Viacom, is proud of their shows this weekend.

First up is Bellator 212, which is being hyped as the “Bellator and USO Present: Salute the Troops.” This event goes down on Friday (December 14, 2018) at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. Brent Primus vs. Michael Chandler in a lightweight title bout will serve as the headliner.

The following night, Bellator 213, takes place at the same venue. Ilima-Lei MacFarlane vs. Valerie Letourneau for the Bellator women’s flyweight title will headline this show.

Importance

While doing a recent interview to promote the shows, Coker made it known that he hopes this can be an annual affair.

“It’s something that I’d like to come here once a year and do this dual event,” Coker told MMAjunkie. “Saturday night is open to the general public, Friday night is free for the troops. It’s a give-back to the military for all that they do for us.”

Although Coker won’t try to compare themselves to UFC, he does take pride in the fact that they held a show before the UFC did in the state. He also made it known that it was the UFC’s call and their UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway wasn’t too happy about it.

“I’m not going to compare us to other organizations, but we are here first. It does feel good regardless of any other organization,” Coker said. “Everybody has choices to make. (The UFC) had choices of whether they want to come do it or not. They decided not to do it, and we did it. I don’t think Max (Holloway) is too happy. But you can come watch our fights Saturday night.”

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Scott Coker Speaks On Bellator Beating UFC To Hawaii

Bellator president Scott Coker is happy to be in Hawaii and admits it’s a good feeling to get there first. There hasn’t been a major mixed martial arts event in Hawaii in a decade, but Bellator has beaten the Ultimate Fighting Championship …

Bellator president Scott Coker is happy to be in Hawaii and admits it’s a good feeling to get there first. There hasn’t been a major mixed martial arts event in Hawaii in a decade, but Bellator has beaten the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to holding an event there. You’ll have to go back to June […]

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Scott Coker Trolls UFC For Postponing UFC 233

Earlier today (Wed. December 12, 2018) it was announced that the UFC has postponed their UFC 233 pay-per-view (PPV) event. Initially, the PPV was set to go down from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Jan. 26th. However, those plans have now been nixed after the UFC failed to find a main event for the show. As […]

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Earlier today (Wed. December 12, 2018) it was announced that the UFC has postponed their UFC 233 pay-per-view (PPV) event.

Initially, the PPV was set to go down from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on Jan. 26th.

However, those plans have now been nixed after the UFC failed to find a main event for the show. As a result, Bellator MMA President Scott Coker decided to troll the MMA promotional juggernaut. Coker posted the following on his Twitter shortly after the news broke:

Initially, the plan was to have TJ Dillashaw vs. Henry Cejudo headline the card. The 135-pound champion is attempting to make history by challenging for a second title against Cejudo at 125 pounds. 

Recently the UFC decided to move that fight to UFC on ESPN+ 1 to kickoff the promotion’s broadcast deal with ESPN. The UFC was then targeting a welterweight title bout between Tyron Woodley and Colby Covington.

However, issues from both sides prevented that contest from getting booked. After being unable to find a main event for the card, the UFC was forced to make the decision to postpone.

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