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Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Cris Cyborg gives career update: "Financially, I can retire"

Zain Bando - December 5, 2023

Cris “Cyborg” Justino is at a crossroads. The former UFC women’s featherweight champion and current Bellator featherweight champion, Cyborg wants to be part of the newly minted PFL-Bellator merger.

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ONE Championship

Bellator executive Mike Kogan claims ONE Championship is about to go out of business: “These people scammed everybody”

Susan Cox - November 28, 2023

Bellator executive Mike Kogan is claiming ONE Championship is about to go out of business. The announcement came last week that Bellator was no longer a standalone entity.  The promotion was acquired by the PFL (Professional Fighters League).


Bellator executive details the "beginning of the end" of the promotion

Cole Shelton - November 27, 2023

Bellator executive Mike Kogan detailed what started the end of the promotion. It was announced last week that the PFL had bought Bellator as the promotion had been looking for a buyer for quite some time. After months of negotiation, a deal got done and according to Kogan, he says a lot of blame for Bellator’s downfall will be on Showtime.

Deontay Wilder Francis Ngannou

PFL’s Donn Davis wants Ngannou vs. Wilder to be a "mixed-rules" fight

Zain Bando - November 21, 2023

Monday marked a historic day for MMA, as Donn Davis’ PFL and Scott Coker’s Bellator unified to become second-fiddle to the UFC. It also teased speculation about what could be next on the boxing side of things, specifically for former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. Donn Davis, who appeared on the latest edition of “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani, said there is a possibility of Ngannou fighting Deontay Wilder, the former WBC heavyweight champion.

Francis Ngannou, Tyson Fury
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

MMA fighters react to news that the PFL has acquired Bellator: “This is huge for the sport!”

Harry Kettle - November 21, 2023

A parade of past, present and future MMA fighters have reacted to the news that PFL has officially acquired Bellator. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Professional Fighters League (PFL) had officially purchased Bellator. It’s a move that has been heavily rumored for a while and now, it’s been confirmed. PFL’s Donn Davis ironed out some of the details in an appearance on The MMA Hour, but there are still plenty out there who are curious to see how it all goes down.

Jason Jackson vs. Yaroslav Amosov
Yaroslav Amosov

Jason Jackson says mindset won the welterweight belt at Bellator 301: “He was scared”

Zain Bando - November 20, 2023

Friday marked a new era in Jamaican MMA, as Jason Jackson shocked the mixed martial arts world with a third-round KO against previously unbeaten welterweight kingpin Yaroslav Amosov in the main event of Bellator 301. Although it may go down as an upset in the history books, for Jason Jackson, 33, it was meant to be.

Jake Paul
Jake Paul

Jake Paul reacts to the PFL-Bellator merger: "Let's prove it"

Zain Bando - November 20, 2023

Boxing personality Jake Paul has chimed in on the Bellator-PFL merger, which was announced Monday morning by PFL chairman Donn Davis. The two promotions will begin their partnership in 2024. Jake Paul, who boxes Andre August December 15, said he’s excited for the future of MMA and said the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

PFL cage
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

Donn Davis eyeing PFL vs. Bellator championship card for February: "Best card possible"

Josh Evanoff - November 20, 2023

PFL executive Donn Davis is hoping to see his best face Bellator’s early next year. Earlier today, the Bellator-PFL sale was made official. Throughout much of this year, the two companies were in talks, especially after Showtime made the decision to drop combat sports. While already rumored, the announcement this fall made Donn Davis and others get this deal finalized.

Yaroslav Amosov vs. Jason Jackson
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

PFL officially acquires Bellator MMA: “Our fighter roster is equal to UFC”

Susan Cox - November 20, 2023

The PFL has officially acquired Bellator MMA, and in doing so has stated, ‘Our fighter roster is equal to UFC’. The news of the merger has been in the works for months, but now is a done deal and the Professional Fighters League has officially acquired Bellator MMA.

Sergio Pettis vs. Patchy Mix
Patchy Mix

Patchy Mix reflects on tough upbringing after Bellator 301 title win: “I come from absolutely nothing, man”

Zain Bando - November 18, 2023

Friday night at Wintrust Arena was Patchy Mix’s crowing achievement. In what was likely the final Bellator event ever, Patchy Mix, the Bellator interim bantamweight champion, made good on his dream.

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Patchy Mix

Sergio Pettis reacts following title loss to Patchy Mix at Bellator 301: "It's your time now"

Chris Taylor - November 18, 2023

Sergio Pettis has reacted after losing his bantamweight world title to Patchy Mix at last night’s Bellator 301 event. Pettis (23-6 MMA) was looking to defend his Bellator bantamweight championship for a third time when he squared off with Mix (19-1 MMA) Friday night in Chicago, Illinois.

Patricky Pitbull
Patricky Pitbull

Patricky Pitbull unsure Bellator lightweight tournament will continue after PFL sale: "Losing $2 million"

Josh Evanoff - November 17, 2023

Former Bellator lightweight champion Patricky Pitbull is just as unsure of the company’s future as anyone. The Brazilian has been out of the cage since a knockout win over Roberto de Souza in July. That was a nice rebound win for Patricky Pitbull, having lost his lightweight gold to Usman Nurmagomedov in his prior outing. With the win at Bellator X RIZIN 2, he advanced to the lightweight Grand Prix semifinals.