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  • Bellator MMA: Coker thinks Pico could fight for Chandler's belt within a year

    Bellator MMA: Coker thinks Pico could fight for Chandler's belt within a year

    Bellator head honcho Scott Coker kept the Aaron Pico hype train rolling, telling Ariel Helwani that he believes the youngster could be fighting for Michael Chandler's lightweight belt within a year. Why is Coker so high on him? The 20-year-old Pico hasn't yet competed inside the Bellator MMA cage...
  • Coker plans to bring Bellator MMA to upstate New York by end of 2017

    Coker plans to bring Bellator MMA to upstate New York by end of 2017

    Scott Coker dropped a juicy tidbit of information during the "Bellator NYC" press conference at Madison Square Garden, revealing to the media that plans are in place to bring his promotion to upstate New York by the end of 2017. The Bellator boss wouldn't say exactly what upstate New York venue he's...
  • Scott Coker plans to add a female fight to Bellator 180 card

    Scott Coker plans to add a female fight to Bellator 180 card

    Bellator 180 will feature a female fight, Scott Coker revealed to AXS at the "Bellator NYC" pre-fight press conference at Madison Square Garden on March 28. Coker did not reveal if the bout will be contested between female flyweights, or if he'll showcase the promotion's surging women's...
  • Roberto Sanchez reigns supreme after LFA 7 victory against Klayton Mai

    Roberto Sanchez reigns supreme after LFA 7 victory against Klayton Mai

    Roberto Sanchez of Houston, Texas just might be one of the rising stars in mixed martial arts. This past Saturday he sent a possible message to Dana White that he could be ready for Ultimate Fighting when he beat Klayton Mai of Dallas, Texas in the second round of the Legacy Fighting Alliance 7 from...
  • Watch Klayton Mai and Roberto Sanchez face off at LFA 7 on AXS TV

    Watch Klayton Mai and Roberto Sanchez face off at LFA 7 on AXS TV

    Everything's bigger in Texas, including its fighters. This Friday, March 24, the Legacy Fighting Alliance will put some hotshot MMA prospects to the test during LFA 7, airing live from Houston, Texas on AXS TV. For the main event, flyweight Klayton “The Python” Mai (8-2) will take on the undefeated...
  • Marloes Coenen leaves lasting legacy as she says goodbye to fight fans

    Marloes Coenen leaves lasting legacy as she says goodbye to fight fans

    Marloes Coenen took her final bow at Bellator 174, announcing her retirement after falling short against Julia "The Jewel" Budd in the promotion's inaugural female featherweight title contest. The Dutch legend, who competed across the globe for promotions such as Invicta FC, Strikeforce, Dream and...
  • Sean Grande makes Bellator MMA great again

    Sean Grande makes Bellator MMA great again

    At Bellator 172, Sean Grande turned an event that could have been an unmitigated disaster into something special. When the promotion promised a headliner of Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione and instead delivered a main event pitting Patricky "Pitbull" against Josh Thomson, fight fans -- watching...
  • Female fight fans lining up to win date with Bellator's Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

    Female fight fans lining up to win date with Bellator's Ilima-Lei Macfarlane

    The 86ers' "Win a Date With Ilima" contest was meant to pique the interest of male fight fans from southern California. Little did company officials know that women from across the globe would want in on the action, too. As of the morning of Feb. 21, the contest has an even mix of male and female...
  • MMA featherweight sensation Amber Leibrock makes sense for Invicta FC 22

    MMA featherweight sensation Amber Leibrock makes sense for Invicta FC 22

    Any way you slice it, Amber Leibrock (2-1) makes sense for Invicta FC 22. The hard-hitting featherweight prospect should be on the card because the promotion needs to figure out who's next to challenge for Megan Anderson's 145-pound championship belt. Here's the thing: It's highly unlikely that Cris...
  • MMA fighter Rachael Ostovich nearly breaks the web with stunning body transformation

    MMA fighter Rachael Ostovich nearly breaks the web with stunning body transformation

    MMA flyweight sensation Rachael Ostovich (3-3) made national headlines -- at an SB Nation-branded site and other high-profile properties -- for her appearance at the Invicta FC 21 weigh-in. What was all the hubbub about? The Hawaiian, a four-fight veteran of the Invicta FC cage, stole the show with...
  • Megadeth grants MMA fighter Andrea Lee special access for walkout songs

    Megadeth grants MMA fighter Andrea Lee special access for walkout songs

    Megadeth singer Dave Mustaine is such a big fan of Andrea "KGB" Lee that he took the time to sort through and sign countless pages of annoying paperwork just to make sure she could walk out to one of his songs for her upcoming Legacy Fighting Alliance fight on AXS TV. The thrash metal legend tweeted...
  • MMA fighter Christine Ferea shrugs off criticism of her appearance

    MMA fighter Christine Ferea shrugs off criticism of her appearance

    Even if it means fewer fans and marketing opportunities, undefeated Invicta FC flyweight talent Christine "Misfit" Ferea (1-0) refuses to change her appearance. The 34-year-old put on a solid performance in her pro debut at Invicta FC 21, finishing Rachael Ostovich with a head kick followed by a...
  • MMA fighter Charmaine Tweet shuts down retirement talk

    MMA fighter Charmaine Tweet shuts down retirement talk

    Over the past two months, Miesha Tate, Peggy Morgan, Nicdali Rivera-Calanoc and Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger all decided to hang up the gloves for good. One name that won't be joining the MMA retirees list at any point in the near future: Charmaine "Not So Sweet" Tweet. Even with her 40th birthday just...
  • Peggy Morgan announced her retirement

    Peggy Morgan leaves a lasting legacy with MMA community

    Peggy "The Daywalker" Morgan was never an MMA world champion. Her brief UFC career, highlighted by "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey sprinkling water into her mouth like a baby gerbil during "TUF 18," flamed out faster than a candle in a kiddie pool. She was cut from the roster after falling short against...
  • Roxanne Modafferi hits up Taco Bell for post-training recovery

    World-class MMA fighter hits up fast food dollar menu for post-training recovery

    You are what you eat. MMA fighters, arguably the most intensely trained athletes in the world, know this better than anyone. A balanced diet could be a game-changer, the difference between a strong performance and a trip to the hospital after a one-sided beating. Need proof? Just ask David "The...
  • Kansas legend David 'The Caveman' Rickels confirms Bellator 171 appearance

    Kansas legend David 'The Caveman' Rickels confirms Bellator 171 appearance

    David "The Caveman" Rickels (17-4, 2 NC) is set to return to the Bellator cage, and he'll be doing it in his home state of Kansas. The 27-year-old, a native of Derby, Kan., confirmed via Twitter that he'll be fighting Jan. 27, 2017, at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, just a few miles from his...
  • Time for UFC to book an all-female fight card

    Time for UFC to book an all-female fight card

    The women's revolution is upon us. High-level female competitors -- from three different weight classes -- have arrived in the UFC, the world's premier MMA promotion. Following the massive success of the female strawweight and bantamweight divisions, the UFC officially opened a women's featherweight...
  • Peggy Morgan was spotted chatting with Lindsey Harrod

    Peggy Morgan spotted schmoozing with Bellator ring girl Lindsey Harrod

    Maybe Peggy "The Daywalker" Morgan was just trying to be nice, making small talk with a stranger. Perhaps she was just killing a few minutes while her friend Hannah Regina made her way out to the weigh-in stage. But is it possible there's more to the story? After the 36-year-old MMA superstar was...
  • Keith Berry is set to fight at Bellator 170

    Keith Berry to compete in Bellator MMA cage for first time in over two years

    Keith "KO Kid" Berry (15-13) is back, and he'll be fighting on arguably the biggest, most stacked fight card Bellator ever created. The 29-year-old California sensation collides with "King" Kevin Casey (9-5-1, 2 NC) on Jan. 21, 2017, at Bellator 170 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The scrap will...
  • Two-division WSOF champ David Branch fuels up on bunny meat

    Two-division WSOF champ David Branch fuels up on bunny meat

    Two-division World Series of Fighting champ David Branch has an Instagram page that comes with the following disclaimer: Pet owners, beware. The 35-year-old Bronx native recently posted a pair of cringe-worthy video clips from a New York meat market, showing rabbits taken from a cage and dropped...
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