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Bellator 300 set to feature four title fights

Cole Shelton - August 9, 2023

Bellator 300 will see four titles on the line in a historic event. Last week, reported that Bellator 300 would go down on October 7 in San Diego, California and one title fight on the card would be Usman Nurmagomedov defending his belt against Brent Primus. At the time, sources also informed that the entire main card could be all title fights as it could be the final event in Bellator’s history.

Logan Paul and Dillon Danis
Dillon Danis

Logan Paul reveals unique clause in Dillon Danis' contract should he pull out of their boxing match

Cole Shelton - August 8, 2023

Logan Paul is covered should Dillon Danis pull out of their upcoming boxing match in October. On Tuesday, it was revealed Danis and Paul are set to box on the Misfits card in Manchester, England. It is a fight that was previously in the works, but Paul suffered a knee injury in the WWE that delayed the fight. Danis was later booked to face KSI instead, but he pulled out of the fight just weeks before the event.

Dillon Danis, Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor backs Dillon Danis as Bellator fighter is booked to box Logan Paul: "They're about to learn"

Cole Shelton - August 8, 2023

Conor McGregor is backing Dillon Danis in his boxing debut. It was announced on Tuesday that Dillon Danis will make his boxing debut on Oct. 14 against Logan Paul in England. It is a massive fight and one that had been worked on in the past but never came to fruition due to Paul suffering a knee injury while wrestling.

Cris Lencioni
Cris Lencioni

WATCH | Cris Lencioni walks out of the hospital two months after suffering cardiac arrest

Cole Shelton - August 7, 2023

Cris Lencioni is out of the hospital. Lencioni recently had a cardiac arrest while he was practicing which resulted in him suffering brain damage and put him in the ICU. Yet, after spending nearly two months between ICU and the hospital, the Bellator fighter was released from the hospital and was able to walk out under his own power.

Michael Page
Michael Page

Michael Page announces he is a free agent and plans to "explore what else is out there"

Cole Shelton - July 17, 2023

Michael Page is officially a free agent. Page has been in Bellator since 2014, where he participated in his sixth pro fight. Since then, he has gone 17-2 in the promotion and is ranked second at welterweight. However, following his 26-second win over Goiti Yamauchi due to injury, Page revealed on The MMAHour that he is now a free agent and is set to explore his options.

Sergio Pettis and Patchy Mix
Patchy Mix

Bellator re-signs Sergio Pettis and Patchy Mix ahead of bantamweight title fight

Josh Evanoff - July 13, 2023

Bellator has announced that they’ve re-signed champions, Sergio Pettis and Patchy Mix. ‘The Phenom’ is fresh off his return against Patricio Pitbull last month at Bellator 297. That was the Brazilian’s attempt for a championship in a third weight class, but it was all for not. In the bantamweight title clash, Sergio Pettis dominated en route to a wide unanimous decision victory.

Dillon Danis and Alex Pereira

WATCH | Dillon Danis shares recent training video with Alex Pereira

Cole Shelton - July 5, 2023

Dillon Danis recently trained with former UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira. Danis has recently rekindled his relationship with Conor McGregor and posted photos of the two training with one another. In addition, Danis also posted some videos of him training with former UFC middleweight title holder Alex Pereira. In the video, Dillon Danis is seen wrestling ‘Poatan’, and he had success getting him down and keeping him there.

Cris Lencioni
Cris Lencioni

WATCH | Bellator's Cris Lencioni takes his first steps since suffering brain injury from cardiac arrest

Cole Shelton - July 4, 2023

Cris Lencioni has started to walk again. Lencioni – who fights for Bellator – recently had a cardiac arrest while he was practicing which resulted in brain damage. After being in a coma, he was released from ICU as he started to get healthier. It was massive news that Lencioni was starting to get healthy – as doctors told Lencoini’s wife only around 10 percent of people survive what happened to him.

Corey Anderson and Jamahal Hill.
Corey Anderson

Corey Anderson downplays Jamahal Hill's UFC title after harsh back and forth: "Who has he beat?"

Josh Evanoff - June 28, 2023

Bellator light-heavyweight contender Corey Anderson has fired more shots at UFC champion Jamahal Hill. ‘Overtime’ returned to the cage earlier this month at Bellator 297 against Phil Davis. There, the light-heavyweight contender scored a split-decision win over ‘Mr. Wonderful’, an important win for Corey Anderson. However, he didn’t have much time to celebrate, as he started going back and forth with Jamahal Hill.

Dillon Danis

Gordon Ryan blasts Dillon Danis for claiming to be a BJJ World Champion: “The biggest farce”

Susan Cox - June 28, 2023

Gordon Ryan has taken aim at Dillon Danis for claiming to be a BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) World Champion. Dillon ‘El Jefe’ Danis is claiming to be a four-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion.

Cris Lencioni

Wife of Cris Lencioni provides update on Bellator fighter as medical bills reach over $300k

Cole Shelton - June 28, 2023

Marca Lencioni, the wife of Bellator fighter Cris Lencioni has provided an update on her husband. Lencioni recently had a medical issue while he was training and lost consciousness. His family later confirmed that he suffered cardiac arrest while training jiu-jitsu and was in the ICU, but not many details were revealed.

Ariel Helwani, UFC

Bellator gets some serious props from Ariel Helwani: “There is no other promotion, outside of the UFC, that has a collection of champions like that”

Zain Bando - June 22, 2023

Ariel Helwani shares his thoughts about Bellator’s roster Long-time MMA journalist Ariel Helwani always gives credit where credit is due, especially when it comes to the sport as a whole. Last Friday showcased Bellator 297, which featured two world title fights. Bellator light heavyweight champion, Vadim Nemkov, took on Yoel Romero in the main event, while Sergio Pettis fought Patricio Pitbull for the bantamweight strep in the co-main.

Cris Lencioni

Family starts GoFundMe as they reveal Bellator's Cris Lencioni is in ICU after suffering from cardiac arrest

Cole Shelton - June 19, 2023

The family of Cris Lencioni has provided an update on the Bellator fighter. On Sunday night, Chael Sonnen confirmed reports that Lencioni had a medical issue as he was training and lost consciousness. Immediately, he was rushed to the hospital and a week later, he still has not regained consciousness and is in ICU, but Sonnen did not share what caused Lencioni to lose his consciousness.

Vadim Nemkov
Vadim Nemkov

Bellator champion Vadim Nemkov hints at moving up to heavyweight: "I may try myself"

Fernando Quiles - June 19, 2023

Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Vadim Nemkov could be trying his hand at heavyweight. Nemkov went one-on-one with former UFC title challenger Yoel Romero in the main event of Bellator 297. The action was held inside the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Vadim Nemkov put his 205-pound gold at stake.

Cris Lencioni
Chael Sonnen

Chael Sonnen says Bellator's Cris Lencioni has been hospitalized after losing consciousness during training: "He has not regained consciousness"

Cole Shelton - June 18, 2023

Chael Sonnen has opened up on the current health of his friend and Bellator fighter Cris Lencioni. Lencioni is 11-3 as a pro and is 6-2 in Bellator and has won four straight fights. He is slated for arguably the biggest fight of his career as he’s supposed to take on James Gallagher at Bellator 298 on August 11. However, in preparation for the fight, Lencioni was training and reportedly lost consciousness, Sonnen revealed.

Vadim Nemkov vs. Yoel Romero
Vadim Nemkov

Bellator 297: Pros react after Vadim Nemkov defeats Yoel Romero

Zain Bando - June 16, 2023

Tonight, the light heavyweight main event featured champion Vadim Nemkov taking on Yoel Romero at Bellator 297 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Ill. After a delay to begin the Bellator 297 preliminary portion, the card cruised through with five fights in a little over an hour, plus the highly-anticipated three-main card fights to lead into the main event. Nemkov entered the contest 8-0 in Bellator with three finishes by KO/TKO, as his most recent win came against Corey Anderson back in November, which also took place in Chicago.

Vadim Nemkov vs. Yoel Romero

Bellator 297: ‘Nemkov vs. Romero’ Live Results

Zain Bando - June 16, 2023

Bellator 297 goes down tonight, live at the Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Ill. The promotion’s second trip to Wintrust Arena features a double main event offering with Vadim Nemkov defending his light heavyweight title against former UFC middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero. While Nemkov is undefeated in Bellator, Romero, 46, is looking for a spark to finally win his first-ever undisputed title and extend his own winning streak to three.

Scott Coker
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

Scott Coker opens up on reports about the PFL buying Bellator

Cole Shelton - June 15, 2023

Scott Coker has opened up on the rumor that the PFL is buying Bellator. It was recently reported that Bellator is up for sale and PFL was in talks to buy them. It was unknown if they would merge into one promotion, but UFC president Dana White was shocked PFL was trying to buy Bellator.