Friday, September 12, 2014
UFC Settles Piracy Lawsuit
Zuffa today announced the resolution and settlement of its lawsuit against Steven Messina filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York by Zuffa, LLC’s anti-piracy counsel, Lonstein Law Office, P.C. Steven Messina, through his attorney, Michael Heitmann, confessed to his illegal behavior and apologized for his actions that resulted in the illegal sharing of UFC content. As part of the settlement, Messina was penalized by the UFC for an undisclosed amount and forced to surrender his computer hardware and software to UFC representatives.
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Bellator 126 Full Card Finalized For September 26
A storm is heading to Phoenix as Alexander Shlemenko will return to the Bellator cage on Friday, September 26th to defend his Bellator middleweight title against Brandon Halsey live on Spike TV from Grand Canyon University Arena. The event will also feature the Bellator lightweight tournament final and a full preliminary card. Former heavyweight tournament finalist Ryan Martinez will kick-off the Spike.com portion of the night in a fight against Nick Rossborough
Saturday, September 06, 2014
Cody Bollinger Replaces Josh Hill In WSOF Bantamweight Title Bout
With undefeated Canadian contender Josh Hill forced to withdraw from a planned title fight with reigning World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. via Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, submission ace Cody Bollinger of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. has agreed to step up on short notice and face Moraes in the headlining bout of the World Series of Fighting 13 event at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Penn. on Saturday, Sept. 13, live on NBC Sports Network.
Tito vs. Bonnar Set For Saturday, November 15
Bellator MMA is primed for one of the biggest events in promotional history as San Diego’s Valley View Casino Arena will host Bellator 131 on Saturday, November 15 live and free on Spike TV. The night will feature one of the biggest grudge matches in the sport as MMA icons clash when Tito “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Ortiz returns to the Bellator cage to face “The American Psycho” Stephan Bonnar in a light heavyweight affair, while Will Brooks and Michael Chandler will battle for the vacant Bellator lightweight title.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Invicta FC 8 Kicks Off Fight Pass September
The stacked September of exclusively live fights on UFCFIGHTPASS.com begins this Saturday, with the inaugural Invicta FC event live and on-demand from Kansas City. The Invicta FC 8 event is headlined by Invicta atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson defending her title against Japanese challenger Yasuko Tamada,
Wheaties Fans Select Anthony Pettis As America’s Next Box Champion
With over 873,000 workouts logged over the last two months in support of the Wheaties Next Challenge, America has spoken by selecting UFC lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis to be featured nationally on the famed Wheaties box. This marks the first time in the cereal’s 91-year history that Wheaties put the power in the hands of the voters to choose the next elite athlete to appear on the box. Pettis’ Wheaties box will be available in early 2015.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Stephan Bonnar Signs With Bellator MMA, Wants Tito Ortiz
The Bellator light heavyweight division has seen a new arrival as fan favorite Stephan “The American Psycho” Bonnar has agreed to terms on a new Bellator contract. Last competing in 2012 against Anderson Silva, Bonnar is eager to get back to work, and has a good idea about who his first opponent should be inside the Bellator cage.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
UFC 180 Main Card Bouts Announced
The UFC was in Mexico today to kickoff ticket sales for "UFC 180: Velasquez vs. Werdum" and unveil several of the fighters and bouts slated for the Saturday, November 15 event at the Arena Ciudad de México in Mexico City. Headlining the November card is the highly anticipated five-round main event featuring UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and number one contender Fabricio Werdum.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Bellator Re-Launches The Next Era In The Women’s Division
Bellator MMA has reestablished the women’s division with two of MMA’s top featherweights leading the forefront. Finding previous success in the female MMA game, Bellator President Scott Coker has added Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd to the roster to start the next era of the Bellator women’s division.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Manhoef vs. Marshall Headlines Bellator 125
With a near 40 KO’s between the two, a middleweight clash between Melvin “No Mercy” Manhoef and Doug “The Rhino” Marshall will be can’t miss television on Friday, September 19 as the two square off in the main event of the evening at Bellator 125 live on Spike. A former Strikeforce and K-1 veteran, Manhoef is on a mission to continue to provide explosive finishes. The 38-year-old Dutch native has amassed a 28-11 professional MMA record, including an astonishing 26 knockouts during his nearly 20 year career.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Special Start Time For Bellator Season 11 Premiere
Bellator will kick-off its eleventh season from Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun Casino on Friday, September 5 at a special start time of 8:00pm ET/PT on Spike TV. Bellator 123 will be headlined by the featherweight title fight as reigning Bellator Champion Pat Curran defends his belt against Brazilian striker Patricio Pitbull.
Saturday, August 09, 2014
Bellator Statement On War Machine
Bellator President Scott Coker has issued a statement regarding Jon Koppenhaver, War Machine: “We have a zero tolerance policy here at Bellator when it relates to any form of domestic violence, and after learning of this latest incident involving Jon Koppenhaver, War Machine, Bellator is releasing him from him promotional contract with the organization.”