Bellator News


Bellator's Rick Hawn Says Sponsor Cancelled His Check After Most Recent Loss | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - January 22, 2013

So one of my main sponsors from my fight canceled his check cuz he wasnt happy with the outcome or my performance. Read his explanations below. “At this point, a stop payment has been placed on check which cannot be cashed or deposited now”


Fans Invited To Next Week's Bellator Media Workouts | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - January 9, 2013

In anticipation of Bellator MMA’s highly anticipated Spike debut January 17th from Irvine’s Bren Center, Bellator MMA will be hosting a fighter open workout for media from 1 – 3 p.m. PST on Tuesday, January 15 from HB Ultimate Training Center. The workout will be attended by Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney as well as Bellator MMA fighters, including Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler, his title challenger and former Judo Olympian Rick Hawn, Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran, explosive Brazilian & Tournament Champion Patricio Pitbull, Light Heavyweight “Babalu” Sobral and Southern California’s own Mike “Joker” Guymon and Mario Navarro.


Dollar For Dollar, Word For Word: Bellator Boss Says They Matched UFC's Offer To Alvarez | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - January 8, 2013

“I’ve got wild respect for Ed. In our contract with Ed, exactly like the UFC has in their contracts, we have the right to match. Ed went out and got an offer from the UFC, and we took a look at that offer, reviewed it for about eight days, and decided to match it dollar for dollar, deal point for deal point, term for term. We matched every single element of it, word for word. We matched the deal, and literally just signed it and sent it to him. Because that’s what our contract requires us to do, we matched it and sent it to him signed. So if he were to send it back signed, we’d be off and running and we could start looking at scheduling; we could start figuring out what’s next immediately.


Eddie Alvarez Losing His Cool Over UFC / Bellator Negotations | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - January 4, 2013

If you haven’t been following along, top free agent, Eddie Alvarez is in contract limbo waiting to make the move to the UFC. The Bellator organization is doing what they can to halt that move.


Bellator On Spike Season 8 Preview (Video)

BJPENN.COM News - December 22, 2012

The Bellator fight promotion is continuing to hype up their debut on SPIKE TV for the 8th season of their tournament format. With the hype train at full speed comes the latest preview featured above with what we, as MMA fans, can expect from the countries number 2 MMA promotion!


VIDEO | King Mo Gets Dropped By Mayweather In Practice | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - December 15, 2012

Bellator light-heavyweight fighter, King Mo Lawal, allowed cameras into his recent boxing training session. Working on his defense, the former Strikeforce champion was caught with a body shot that sent him to the canvas. Training Mo is none other than famed boxing coach Jeff Mayweather.


King Mo Scheduled to Make Bellator Debut on January 17th | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - December 4, 2012

Former Strikeforce light-heavyweight champion, “King Mo” Lawal, is set to make his Bellator debut on January 17 in Irvine California. got the scoop:


Bellator Implements Championship Bout Rematch Clause To Contracts | MMA NEWS

BJPENN.COM News - November 26, 2012

In a creative twist to the standard fight contract, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced today that his fight promotion will start implementing a championship rematch clause in their bout agreements. What this means is that at their discretion they can grant an automatic rematch to any champion dethroned by his title challenger.