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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Several UFC 233 Fights Moved To ESPN+ Cards

The UFC recently announced that their UFC 233 pay-per-view (PPV) from Aneheim, California on January 26th has been cancelled. A main event was never locked down for the card, thus forcing the promotion to call the event off altogether. Now, the fights that were already scheduled to take place on the card will be moved […]

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The UFC recently announced that their UFC 233 pay-per-view (PPV) from Aneheim, California on January 26th has been cancelled.

A main event was never locked down for the card, thus forcing the promotion to call the event off altogether. Now, the fights that were already scheduled to take place on the card will be moved to upcoming events. The UFC has already officially announced where several of those contests will be moved.

First, EPSN reports Paul Felder’s match-up with James Vick will once again be rebooked. They were initially scheduled to fight at UFC Boise in July. However, Vick was forced to pull out with an injury. After having their UFC 233 date scrapped, they’ll now meet on the UFC’s television premiere on ESPN on February 17th. The show goes down from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

ESPN also reports that the flyweight match-up between Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueired will now take place at ESPN+ 1 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on January 19th. However, MMA Fighting reports that a January 19th date is too soon for Figueired, and Yahoo Sports reports Benavidez will instead serve as an alternate for TJ Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo at ESPN+ 1.

Also, ESPN reports Cynthia Calvillo’s match-up with Cortney Casey has also been moved to the Feb. 17th card; as well as a bantamweight bout between Manny Bermudez and Benito Lopez. Aleksandra Albu and Emily Whitmire’s strawweight fight will also take place on the card.

MMA Junkie reports a March 9th ESPN+ event (location to be determined) will now play host to the bantamweight match-up of Yana Kunitskaya vs.Marion Reneau. They also report a middleweight contest between Anthony Hernandez and Markus Perez has been moved to ESPN+ card on February 2nd from the Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil.

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Ben Askren Responds To UFC 233 Being Postponed

Ben Askren didn’t take long to talk about UFC 233 being postponed. Earlier today, UFC officials announced that their planned Jan. 26 pay-per-view has been scrapped. The promotion is in the process of moving fights from the card to other events. T…

Ben Askren didn’t take long to talk about UFC 233 being postponed. Earlier today, UFC officials announced that their planned Jan. 26 pay-per-view has been scrapped. The promotion is in the process of moving fights from the card to other events. The UFC couldn’t find a suitable headliner in time. Ben Askren Talks UFC 233 […]

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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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UFC 233 in Anaheim Scrapped, Fights Being Rebooked on Other Events

UFC 233 scheduled for Jan. 26 in Anaheim, Calif. has been scrapped after the UFC failed to secure a main event for the upcoming show at the Honda Center. UFC officials announced the news on Wednesday. “UFC today announced that the UFC 233 pay-per…

UFC 233 scheduled for Jan. 26 in Anaheim, Calif. has been scrapped after the UFC failed to secure a main event for the upcoming show at the Honda Center. UFC officials announced the news on Wednesday. “UFC today announced that the UFC 233 pay-per-view event scheduled for January 26 is postponed,” UFC officials wrote in […]

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