Aaron Pico was one of the most heavily hyped MMA fighters outside of UFC when the former freestyle wrestler made a disastrous debut in June, losing less than half a minute into the fight. He made up for that tonight at Bellator 183, and poor Justin Linn was the beneficiary of his left fist. MAMA MIA!
Brennan Ward and Paul Daley were the undercard at last night’s Bellator 170, but they had the most exciting—and most terrifying—finish.
Saturday night, at the end of the first full day of the Trump administration, a former UFC champion will compete against a perennial UFC title challenger, but it’ll go down in Bellator, which is probably more appropriate for where we’re all psychically at right now. All fights have a theme, and this one’s is America’s…
Thirty-four-year-old Liam McGeary is undefeated over the course of his MMA career. The lanky, British-born fighter won Bellator’s light-heavyweight championship in February of 2015, and went on to defend it that fall. But having nursed a nagging leg injury since 2014, McGeary stopped competing to focus on recovery.
After MMA fighter Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos suffered a gruesome skull fracture in a Bellator fight against Michael Page, his ex-wife set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for his medical bills. Santos ended up not needing that money, and now he’s giving it to a good cause.
Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos lost his match against Michael Page at Bellator 158 on Saturday after Page landed a flying knee flush with Santos’s forehead. It was clear that Santos was badly hurt in the immediate aftermath of the fight, and now an Instagram post by his ex-wife, Cris “Cyborg” Justino, has confirmed the…
MMA fighter Jordan Parsons died today after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Delray Beach, Fla., early Sunday morning. He was 25. After several days in a coma and with his right leg already amputated, Parsons was taken off of life support at the request of his family, manager Glenn Robinson told the Palm…
Per a report from MMA Fighting, Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock both tested positive for illegal substances before last month’s Bellator 149. It’s not yet clear what exactly the fighters took, but both face 90-day suspensions and up to $5,000 in fines.
Tonight’s Bellator 150 middleweight fight between Kendall Grove and “Kiko” France ended with Grove knocking out his opponent. That part was exciting, though what came after might have been more frightening than thrilling.
Saturday’s Bellator fight between Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson and Dhafir “Dada 5000" Harris went from farcical to concerning after reports came out that Harris’s heart had stopped after the bout.
Dhafir Harris, aka Dada 5000, was stretchered out of the ring yesterday after Kimbo Slice knocked him out in the third round (or more accurately, after he just sort of woozily collapsed and fell down). It was a strange ending to a strange fight, the line on which moved all the way to a pick ‘em after a few people bet…
Tonight’s much-hyped Bellator match between Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 ended the way you probably expected: with one of the fighters being knocked out by his own girth and being stretchered out of the ring.
After nearly five years without a fight, Ken Shamrock, 51, came out of retirement this summer to fight Kimbo Slice, a 41-year-old brawler who hadn’t fought in five years himself. From the start, it figured to be an ugly, bizarre affair. It was.
Christy Mack spoke out against her ex, former UFC star War Machine, on tonight’s Real Sports on HBO—alleging the MMA fighter attempted multiple rapes and repeated other sadistic forms of violence against her. War Machine remains in jail, awaiting trial on the charges that include attempted murder and sexual assault.
On Friday night, two famous grandfathers fought in a mixed martial arts match on national television for money. One of the grandfathers was Ken Shamrock, who is 51 and was knocked out in the first round by Kimbo Slice, who is 41. Many expected a depressing bout or possibly a snuff film. It was somehow both of those…
Despite holding Kimbo Slice in a rear naked choke for 45 seconds, Ken Shamrock lost his catch-weight Bellator bout tonight after Slice escaped and leveled the former UFC and WWF champion with a crushing right hand.
Six months ago, Ken Shamrock bought an RV. Two months ago, he parked it nine hours south of his family home in Reno, Nev., right by a mixed martial arts gym, where the 51-year-old is training for his heavyweight fight tomorrow night against Kimbo Slice.
Herb Dean is recognized as one of the best referees working in MMA today, but critics and fans are attacking the cage arbiter after an incident tonight at the Bellator event in Temecula, Calif. where he allowed Bubba Jenkins to be held in a guillotine choke for at least seven seconds after the former NCAA wrestling…
Some things never change.