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    Photos: Gallagher and Hardy steal the show at Bellator NYC

    After years of scouring the globe for free agents and rising prospects, Bellator MMA finally has the young, marketable, up-and-coming talent it has been searching for since Scott Coker took over for Bjorn Rebney in 2014. Bellator's roster is robust, oozing with grizzled veterans and rising stars...
  • Silva says he won't shake Sonnen's hand after Bellator NYC fight

    Silva says he won't shake Sonnen's hand after Bellator NYC fight

    During the "Bellator NYC" pre-fight press conference, legendary MMA reporter Phoenix Carvevale asked Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva if their long-running feud will be squashed once their June 24 bout at Madison Square Garden is in the books. "The American Gangster" Sonnen didn't provide a solid...
  • Featherweight star Brittney Elkin inks deal with Bellator MMA

    Featherweight star Brittney Elkin inks deal with Bellator MMA

    Bellator MMA's women's featherweight division continues to grow. After inking 145-pound prospects Amber Leibrock and Amanda "The Lady Killer" Bell last month, Bellator hasn't closed the checkbooks -- continuing to scour the globe for top talent to add. The promotion's latest signing for the division...
  • Bellator 180: Hardy to bank more money from MMA debut than her boxing title fights

    Bellator 180: Hardy to bank more money from MMA debut than her boxing title fights

    At "Bellator NYC" media day, undefeated Brooklyn boxer Heather "The Heat" Hardy (20-0, 1 NC boxing, 0-0 MMA) told Ariel Helwani that she'll be banking more cash from her MMA debut than she did in any previous boxing competition, including her recent title fights. Hardy's purse for her June 24 fight...
  • Invicta FC star Brooksie 'The Bear' Bayard eyes quick turnaround

    Invicta FC star Brooksie 'The Bear' Bayard eyes quick turnaround

    After dropping a close decision against "Yaya" Rincon at Invicta FC 23 and emerging from the fight without injury, fast-rising California bantamweight Brooksie "The Bear" Bayard (1-2) hopes to return to the cage as soon as possible. The 37-year-old walked away with a hematoma on her forehead due to...
  • New Tuff-N-Uff champ Serena 'Southpaw' DeJesus 'feels great' about title victory

    New Tuff-N-Uff champ Serena 'Southpaw' DeJesus 'feels great' about title victory

    The Nevada-based Tuff-N-Uff promotion has helped launch the careers of dozens of MMA greats, including "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey, Jessamyn Duke, Tonya Evinger and Kyra "Mogwai" Batara. Since forming in 1994, Tuff-N-Uff has built the reputation as one of the top feeder leagues for the UFC and Invicta...
  • Photo: NBA commish starstruck upon meeting MMA legend

    Photo: NBA commish starstruck upon meeting MMA legend

    NBA commissioner Adam Silver was all smiles upon meeting legendary combat sports personality Eric Jackman. Seemingly starstruck, the hoops boss man couldn't help but geek out and bust into fanboy mode during the chance encounter, as proven in a photo on Jackman's Instagram page. The men bumped into...
  • 'Yaya' Rincón primed to become MMA's next breakout star

    'Yaya' Rincón primed to become MMA's next breakout star

    Invicta Fighting Championships isn't officially a feeder league for the UFC, but the promotion has already propelled Paige "12 Gauge" VanZant, Amanda Nunes, "Thug" Rose Namajunas and countless others into the national spotlight. The Kansas City-based organization has earned a reputation as the top...
  • Reebok's sponsorship payouts have netted UFC fighters over $12 million since 2015

    Reebok's sponsorship payouts have netted UFC fighters over $12 million since 2015

    Since the UFC aligned with Reebok in 2015, countless fighters and media members have spoken out against the deal, reasoning that it takes sponsorship dollars away from the athletes. Heavyweight talent Brendan Schaub famously walked away from the UFC after the six-year, $70 million agreement was...
  • Invicta FC is set to run its 24th show on July 15

    Five bold strategies to increase Invicta FC's ratings and attendance

    With 23 Invicta Fighting Championships events in the books, company co-founder and former Strikeforce exec Shannon Knapp has learned some important lessons on what works and what doesn't. To say that it has been a roller-coaster ride since Invicta FC 1 would be a major understatement. The promotion...
  • Caitlin O'Connor is back with Invicta FC

    Caitlin O'Connor returns to Invicta FC cage after two-year hiatus

    After two years away from the Invicta Fighting Championships cage, Los Angeles legend Caitlin O'Connor is set to make her long-awaited, hotly-anticipated return to the promotion on May 20 at the Scottish Rite in Kansas City, Mo. Invicta FC 23 will mark O'Connor's first performance for the all-female...
  • Photo: MMA beauty Ashley Rushing shows off jaw-dropping new face tattoo

    Photo: MMA beauty Ashley Rushing shows off jaw-dropping new face tattoo

    The most beautiful, unique woman in mixed martial arts -- Carolina talent Ashley "Dollface" Rushing (1-1) -- just got a bit more edgy and extreme. "Dollface" may want to change her fight moniker to "Flowerface," as she took to Instagram to show off the fresh new ink on her forehead. Does Rushing...
  • Amber Leibrock has signed with Bellator MMA

    UFC lets pair of female featherweights ranked in top 20 slip away to Bellator

    With news leaking this week that Amanda "The Lady Killer" Bell (4-4) and Amber Leibrock (2-1) have signed with Bellator, and Megan Anderson continuing to cry about not being offered a contract to fight Cris "Cyborg," it's pretty clear the UFC isn't committed to investing in the future of its female...
  • Mendonca replaces Madrid in main event for LFA 11

    Mendonca replaces Madrid in main event for LFA 11

    Maicon Mendonca of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is replacing Daniel Madrid of Phoenix, Arizona for the main event welterweight bout of LFA 11 on Friday, May 5. Mendonca will now fight Matthew Frincu of Gold Coast, Australia at the Comerica Theater in Phoenix. Madrid suffered an injury in his pre-fight...
  • Alex Oliveira, Eric Ott win Triton Fights title belts

    Alex Oliveira, Eric Ott win Triton Fights title belts

    UFC star Ryan LaFlare is widely regarded as one of the top fighters in the world. But as a coach, the 33-year-old has managed to fly under the radar over the years. For one reason or another, LaFlare's Long Island MMA and Fitness never gets talked about quite like Renzo Gracie Fight Academy or...
  • Mazo being considered for LFA knockout of the year

    Mazo being considered for LFA knockout of the year

    Sabina Mazo of Colombia is being considered for Legacy Fighting Alliance Knockout of the Year after her victory over Jamie Thorton of the United States on Friday, April 14. It was Mazo's third career professional victory as she previously beat Alejandra Lara of Colombia on March 26, 2015 and Reina...
  • UFC: Time for Ellenberger and Sanchez to ride off into the sunset

    UFC: Time for Ellenberger and Sanchez to ride off into the sunset

    Hopefully UFC Fight Night 108 will go down in history as the final time Jake Ellenberger and Diego "The Nightmare" Sanchez competed inside the world-famous Octagon. The event left little doubt that Dana White should have a Chuck Liddell-style chat with them, to let them know the UFC wants no part of...
  • Macfarlane hopes to fight on Bellator's New York City card

    Ilima-Lei Macfarlane willing to cancel pair of fancy international trips to get on Bellator's Madison Square Garden card

    After making quick work of Jessica "Million Hits" Middleton in the co-main of Bellator 178 -- and making it through the fight without any bumps or bruises, undefeated flyweight sensation Ilima-Lei "The Ilimanator" Macfarlane (6-0) says she's ready for a fast turnaround. In a media scrum following...
  • A.J. McKee wants to fight on the same card as his father

    Bellator 178 fallout: A.J. McKee still hoping to fight on same card as his father

    The stars weren't aligned for Antonio McKee to compete at Bellator 178, but his son -- surging featherweight prospect A.J. McKee -- is still holding out hope that he'll get to fight on the same card as his father someday. The 22-year-old McKee met with the media after knocking out Dominic Mazzotta...
  • Patricio Freire won big at Bellator 178

    New champ Patricio 'Pitbull' Freire sets Bellator all-time record with 14 wins

    Brazilian sensation Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (26-4) made history April 21 at Mohegan Sun, defeating Daniel Straus (25-6) to win Bellator's featherweight title. The 29-year-old sunk in a guillotine choke, and coaxed a tap out 37 seconds into the second frame of action, earning him his second...
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