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Bellator NYC: Mitrione stops Fedor following double-knockdown drama

Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione both connected with right hands good enough to finish their opponent and win a fight, but it was only Mitrione who was in any fit state to follow up and put the seal on the victory at Bellator NYC tonight (June 24) in Madison Square Garden, New York.The two heavyweights, following a quiet start to proceed... Continued

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Bellator NYC: Sonnen stifles Silva to settle score

Billed as a bitter grudge match with fireworks guaranteed, tonight's (June 24) Bellator NYC main event between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva instead served up a soporific affair featuring two light-heavyweights who badly wanted to inflict damage on the other but are no longer quick enough, ferocious enough or young enough to do so. It was a ... Continued

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Bellator NYC: Lima retains title; Chandler and Davis lose theirs

Michael Chandler lost his Bellator lightweight title tonight (June 24) at Madison Square Garden, New York, after badly injuring his ankle in round one of a defence against Brent Primus. The fight, officially ruled a TKO win for Primus, ended after just two minutes and twenty-two seconds and had Chandler ruing his luck afterwards and saying, “Cu... Continued

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Bellator NYC: Shocker at MSG as Pico loses pro debut in 24 seconds

Aaron Pico may well fulfil the prophecies of coaches and peers and prove himself the best prospect in all of mixed martial arts. He could even one day be remembered as a great champion. But, for now, such forecasts will be greeted with cynical frowns and sideways looks after Zach Freeman rocked him with an uppercut and submitted him with a d'ar... Continued

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WATCH: Fight Week with Michael Chandler

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and undefeated challenger Brent Primus hit the scales today - the same set of scales used by boxing legends Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in 1971 - ahead of their title fight tomorrow night (June 24) at Madison Square Garden, New York.Both comfortably within the lightweight limit of 155lbs, Chan... Continued

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Bellator 180: Heather Hardy does the reverse McGregor

A week after it was confirmed mixed martial artist Conor McGregor would become a boxer in order to make obscene amounts of money, this Saturday (June 24) at Madison Square Garden a professional boxer will go the other way, making her debut as a professional mixed martial artist.Yes, her debut. Heather Hardy, the boxer in question, is a her.... Continued

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Bellator 180 Q&A: Ryan Bader

On Saturday night (June 24) Ryan Bader will renew acquaintances with Phil Davis when the pair meet for the Bellator light-heavyweight title at Madison Square Garden, New York. Bader, the challenger, lost to Davis in a wrestling contest in their younger days, but then gained revenge in the UFC's Octagon in 2015.Days from his crucial decider ... Continued

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Fighting Fedor: Tim Sylvia

As Fedor Emelianenko, now 40, gears up for a headline slot at Madison Square Garden, New York this Saturday (June 24), Fighters Only spoke to four of his victims to find out what it’s like to compete against ‘The Last Emperor’, otherwise known as MMA’s greatest ever heavyweight.Matt Mitrione, look away now… Today is the tu... Continued

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Wanderlei Silva: A History of Violence

Wanderlei Silva's face is easily identifiable as that of a fighter. It works as a name tag, a CV and a window to his soul. Like rings on a tree trunk, 'The Axe Murderer's scar tissue, some of which remains despite various operations to remove it, serves to tell a thousand tales of a thousand battles.Wanderlei Silva's face has, like his body... Continued

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Fighting Fedor: Mark Coleman

As Fedor Emelianenko, now 40, gears up for a headline slot at Madison Square Garden, New York this Saturday (June 24), Fighters Only spoke to four of his victims to find out what it's like to compete against 'The Last Emperor', otherwise known as MMA's greatest ever heavyweight.Matt Mitrione, look away now... Today is the ... Continued

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