1. Bjorn Rebney Out, Scott Coker In: Major Changes Made in Bellator MMA

    The rumors of Bjorn Rebney 's departure from Bellator MMA came true on Wednesday, June 18. Spike TV announced that Rebney would be removed as the CEO and chairman of the MMA promotion that he created...

    Raphael Garcia Written by Raphael Garcia about 1 month ago 2,282 reads 3 comments

  2. Bellator: A Good Promotion Doing Good Work, But How Far Will It Get Them?

    When Bellator began, they had to know that theirs would be a tough road; they were basically born out of the ashes of the UFC’s relationship with SpikeTV and that is one large shadow to toil under...

    Levi Nile Written by Levi Nile about 2 months ago 6,510 reads 16 comments

  3. Eddie Alvarez Reportedly Withdrawing from Bellator 120 Title Fight

    Update: Bellator held a conference call which Bleacher Report took part in confirming Sherdog's and MMAFighting's reports and elaborated on their future plans. The card will remain on pay per view and will be headlined by Mo Lawal vs...

    Steven Rondina Written by Steven Rondina about 3 months ago 12,925 reads 72 comments

  4. Bellator 120 Is the Time to Shine for Michael Chandler, Alexander Shlemenko

    Michael Chandler and Alexander Shlemenko can grab the Bellator MMA torch and carry it into the future at Bellator 120 this month. Or they can tumble all the way back down the pyramid, bringing the promotion with them...

    Dana Becker Written by Dana Becker about 3 months ago 638 reads 1 comments

  5. Bellator Champ Eddie Alvarez: 'Phony' Gilbert Melendez Is Ducking Me

    Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has a bone to pick with perennial UFC contender Gilbert Melendez since he believes "El Nino" has been consciously avoiding a fight with him for years...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 5 months ago 7,051 reads 40 comments

  6. Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler III: Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Bellator is sitting on the most intriguing competitive rivalry in the sport of MMA right now in the form of Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler. The men have had two bouts that have been considered among the best fights of the year in 2011 and 2013...

    Riley Kontek Written by Riley Kontek about 6 months ago 2,138 reads 6 comments

  7. WSOF VP Ali Abdelaziz Claims 'Eddie Alvarez Single-Handedly Ruined' Bellator

    Many felt Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was the victim during his 10-month contract dispute with the company last year, when Bellator refused to let "The Silent Assassin" take his talents to the UFC...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 7 months ago 8,297 reads 19 comments

  8. Eddie Alvarez Shows the Art of Ringcraft

    Boxing is an ambiguous term. Boxing can refer to the sport of pugilism; strapping on gloves and fighting under Queensbury rules for ten to twelve rounds. Or boxing can mean a specific type of fighting within that context...

    Jack Slack Written by Jack Slack about 9 months ago 6,686 reads 16 comments

  9. Bellator 106: Did the Judges Rob Michael Chandler of His Lightweight Belt?

    At times, Eddie Alvarez pushed Michael Chandler to the brink of breaking in their captivating lightweight title bout at Bellator 106 on Saturday. And when the final bell sounded, Chandler certainly looked like the more battered man...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 9 months ago 8,088 reads 58 comments

  10. After 2nd War with Chandler, Alvarez Tweets Pic of Stitched-Up Left Eyelid

    Who says rematches between two elite-level competitors can't live up to the original meeting inside the cage? Last night, Eddie Alvarez , after a 13-month layoff due to a contract ...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 9 months ago 9,610 reads 27 comments

  11. Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler II: Breaking Down the Compustrike Numbers

    Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler are evenly matched, folks. In their first fight at Bellator 58, each man nearly ended the fight on several occasions, and their rematch ...

    Hunter Homistek Written by Hunter Homistek about 9 months ago 1,215 reads 6 comments

  12. Eddie Alvarez, Michael Chandler Put Bellator on Their Shoulders (Again)

    By the time Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler began their rematch for the lightweight championship on Saturday night, the main card broadcast of Bellator 106 was already three hours, six minutes old...

    Chad Dundas Written by Chad Dundas about 9 months ago 8,487 reads 38 comments

  13. Chandler on 1st Alvarez Fight: Feeling Pain Lets You Know You're Human, Alive

    Undefeated Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler gets a long-awaited rematch with the man he won the title from, Eddie Alvarez , tonight at Bellator 106...

    John Heinis Written by John Heinis about 9 months ago 926 reads 1 comments

  14. Bellator 106: 3 Questions We Have About Eddie Alvarez

    Besides Gilbert Melendez and Benson Henderson, Eddie Alvarez is the best lightweight in the world without a title...

    Dan Hiergesell Written by Dan Hiergesell about 9 months ago 1,498 reads 7 comments

  15. Dana White: UFC Doesn't Sign Bellator Rejects, Alvarez Loses They Won't Sign Him

    It was just a few months ago that Eddie Alvarez was the most popular kid in school as he had two different promotions fighting over the right to obtain his services...

    Damon Martin Written by Damon Martin about 11 months ago 17,124 reads 58 comments

  16. Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez Head-to-Toe Breakdown

    Many feared it would never materialize, but—once he settled his differences with Bellator MMA — Eddie Alvarez all but finalized his highly anticipated rematch with lightweight linchpin Michael Chandler...

    Dustin Filloy Written by Dustin Filloy about 11 months ago 5,152 reads 23 comments