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March 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Wanderlei Silva ends retirement to sign with Bellator MMA  After close to a two-year retirement, Pride FC legend Wanderlei Silva has agreed to terms on a multi-year, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA according to ESPN. Silva (35-12-1) was initially given a lifetime suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission after fleeing a random drug test before…

February 19th, 2016
James Lynch

Scott Coker to launch Bellator Kickboxing in April on Spike TV Bellator President Scott Coker and Spike executives announced Thursday that the promotion would be annoucing a kickboxing promotion named “Bellator Kickboxing.” Corker also revealed the first event will launch in April 16th and will air on Spike TV. In addition the first event will be…

February 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Benson Henderson faces Andrey Koreshkov for the welterweight title at Bellator 153 Bellator wasted no time booking their new prized possession Benson Henderson. MMAJunkie reports the former UFC lightweight champion will face Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 153 in the main event. Henderson (23-5) heads into this fight off back-to-back wins at welterweight to Brandon Thatch and most recently…

February 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

Former UFC champion Benson Henderson signs with Bellator Benson Henderson announced on Monday via his personal website (and later on The MMA Hour) that he has signed with Bellator MMA. He wrote the following on his website. “I’m beyond excited for this next phase of my career, it’s a big move, like any move when…

December 3rd, 2015
James Lynch

UFC 194 Conference Call Here’s yesterdays UFC 194 Conference Call (via Submission Radio) featuring UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and Luke Rockhold. UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.   Conor McGregor signs endorsement deal…

June 15th, 2015
James Lynch

Jimmy Smith has established himself as one of the best MMA commentators in the sport and already has wealth of accomplishments in his career so far. Along with amassing a professional MMA record of 5-1, Smith’s also hosted “Fight Quest” on the Discovery Channel and is currently doing commentary for Bellator MMA and PBC boxing. Smith spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 109…

June 3rd, 2015
James Lynch

With a 5-2 record in Bellator, featherweight Matt Bessette was surprised when the Viacom owned promotion decided not to renew his contract earlier this year. But that hasn’t stopped the Hartford native from keeping busy, as Bessette returns to the cage June 12th against Khama Worthy at CES 29. Fighting back and proving his critics…

August 20th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Rumors first circulated about Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone facing each other at UFC 178 at the end of July. Cerrone had just come off a spectacular win over Jim Miller, and the Scott Coker regime had just taken foot in Bellator. Following his fourth consecutive victory, ‘Cowboy’ was looking for a big name fight…

July 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator MMA announced yesterday they have come to terms with free-agent fighters Paul Daley and Melvin Manhoef, and the two veterans are expected to make their promotional debuts later this year. Ever since Scott Coker took over as the head honcho for Bellator last month, there have been rumors that a number of former Strikeforce…

June 22nd, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 58 myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) are joined by UFC lightweight John Makdessi to talk all about the state of MMA  judging, his next fight and training at ATT. Plus James and Adam recap WSOF 10 and discuss Adam’s first amateur muay-thai fight which took place yesterday.   The Big Three  1) Adam’s muay Thai fight took…