Tag: Bellator

No. 10-Ranked Bellator Lightweight Gadzhi Rabadanov Will Represent The Promotion At The Historical Bellator MMA Vs. Rizin Event Against Japan’s Koji Takeda On New Year’s Eve

Los Angeles (November 11, 2022) – — BELLATOR MMA has announced that its fifth participant for the New Year’s Eve spectacle against RIZIN Fighting Federation opponents will be No. 10-ranked lightweight, Gadzhi Rabadanov (18-4-2), taking on 27-year-old Japanese standout Koji Takeda (15-3) in a compelling matchup between two competitors riding high on the strength of […]


LOS ANGELES (November 2, 2022) — As BELLATOR’s return to the Windy City approaches, the promotion has announced the full lineup of preliminary bouts slated to take place before the event’s hugely consequential, two title fight-led main card. On Friday, Nov. 18, BELLATOR 288 brings two world championship bouts to Wintrust Arena in Chicago, when […]


LOS ANGELES (November 1, 2022) — This past weekend, BELLATOR MMA touched down in Milan, Italy, for an event fraught with European talent. In the main event, highly-touted BELLATOR newcomer Mansour “Tarzan” Barnaoui (20-4) dominated mainstay Adam Piccolotti (13-5) in a grappling-heavy affair, notching a second-round submission with a rear-naked choke. The win vaulted Barnaoui […]

Lineups Set For Massive Bellator MMA Vs. Rizin Spectacle On New Year’s Eve In Japan

Tokyo (October 26, 2022) – — Today, BELLATOR MMA and RIZIN Fighting Federation jointly confirmed four of the five matchups planned for their collaborative co-promotion, set to pit five BELLATOR superstars against five of RIZIN’s greatest fighters in a first-ever five-on-five main card showdown. The next frontier of this unique partnership will take place at […]

History Will Be Made On New Year’s Eve At Saitama Super Arena In Japan When Stars From Bellator MMA And Rizin Fighting Federation Collide

Tokyo (October 24, 2022) — BELLATOR MMA and RIZIN Fighting Federation are proud to announce the historic, first-iteration of a star-studded BELLATOR MMA vs. RIZIN event set to take place on New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31, at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. BELLATOR MMA athletes will step outside of the cage and compete inside […]


WHAT:          MEDIA DAY HIGHLIGHTS AVAILABLE NOWClick HERE to download video highlights (Credit: BELLATOR/SHOWTIME)Click HERE to download photos (Credit: BELLATOR/Lucas Noonan) (September 29, 2022) – Video highlights from Thursday’s BELLATOR 286 pre-fight media day featuring all eight main card fighters are available now in advance of this Saturday’s telecast headlined by featherweight kingpin and No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound […]

King Of Pancrase Welterweight Champion Masayuki Kikuiri Signs With Bellator MMA

TOKYO (September 27, 2022) – BELLATOR MMA has signed King of Pancrase Welterweight Champion, Masayuki Kikuiri (7-2-1), to an exclusive multi-fight, multi-year contract.  The 27-year-old Kikuiri joins BELLATOR after a successful ten-fight run with Pancrase, Japan’s longest-running martial arts organization, that culminated with him winning the 170-pound championship. U-NEXT is the exclusive live streaming partner of all BELLATOR […]

Media Day Quotes, Videos And Photos For Bellator Mma 285: Henderson Vs. Queally

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MEDIA DAY PHOTOS  WATCH OFFICIAL INTERVIEW VIDEOS HERE DUBLIN, IRELAND (September 21, 2022) – With another historic event in Dublin, Ireland just days away, fighters from BELLATOR MMA 285: Henderson vs. Queally spoke to the media today before their slated fights this Friday, September 23 at the 3Arena. Headlined by a five-round […]