Patricio Pitbull Plans To Reclaim Bellator Featherweight Title, Willing To Climb Ranks Again

Former two-weight Bellator MMA champion, Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire is eager to reclaim his two-weight titleholder moniker in the future — and maintains if he needs to climb the featherweight ranks once more in order to clash with A.J. ‘Mercenary’ McKee, that’s something he would entertain. Headlining Bellator 263 in July from the Staples Centre in …

Ex-Bellator Featherweight Champion Julia Budd Becomes Free Agent, In Talks With The PFL, Open To UFC Move

Former undisputed Bellator featherweight champion, Julia ‘The Jewel’ Budd is currently testing free agency after fighting out her contract with the Scott Coker-led promotion. And has confirmed that she had held talks with the PFL (Professional Fighters League), as well as noting her interest in a possible move to the UFC. Budd, a former undisputed …

Dana White Unsure How A.J. McKee Would Perform In The UFC: “When His Contract Is Up He’ll Have To Call”

UFC president, Dana White doesn’t appear to be immediately sold on the talents presented by recently minted undisputed Bellator featherweight champion, A.J. ‘Mercenary’ McKee, and is quite unsure how the undefeated finisher would fair opposite featherweights under the UFC’s banner. Long Beach native, McKee turned in a masterful performance at Bellator 263 last weekend opposite …

Scott Coker says Anthony Pettis vs MVP “would be a lot of fun.”

Last night, news broke that former UFC Lightweight Champion, Anthony Pettis, had departed from the UFC, and will test his free agency. This came after he extended his win streak to two, with a win over Alex Morono last weekend. Naturally, ‘Showtime’ was linked to Bellator, and with his brother Sergio already being on the …

Yoel Romero was offered Hall, Brunson and Walker before being cut by the UFC

Yoel Romero was recently released by the UFC, which came as a shock to the MMA community. Jacare Souza stated that Romero had been turning down fights, but it was unclear the exact nature of why the release happened. Dana White credited it to Yoel simply being older and losing more than he has won …

Breaking: Yoel Romero signing with Bellator

Former title challenger, Yoel Romero was recently released by the UFC. This was confirmed by his manager, who immediately started speaking to other promotions. Despite his last fight being for the UFC Middleweight title, promotions such as Bellator and PFL immediately rejected the opportunity to sign the Cuban. However, Bellator President, Scott Coker stated that …

Bellator fight cancelled last minute after Yamauchi weighs in nearly 8lbs over

Bellator 254 takes place tonight, headlined with a Women’s Flyweight title bout between Ilima-Lei Macfarlane and Juliana Velasquez. Before that, Bellator veteran Goiti Yamauchi was set to face Nate Andrews, who was going to be making his promotional debut. The fight was scheduled to take place in the Lightweight division, at 155lbs. However, Yamauchi weighed …

Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson signs with Bellator after parting with the UFC

After his loss to Daniel Cormier back in 2017, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson stepped down from the sport and removed himself from USADA testing. Earlier this year, ‘Rumble’ re entered the testing pool and announced he would be returning to the 205lbs division. Naturally, it was assumed that this would be in the UFC, as he …

Report: Bellator and PFL not interested in signing Yoel Romero

It was recently announced that Yoel Romero was released from his UFC contract. You can read the full story HERE. This means that the multiple time title challenger is now a free agent. This begs the question of where he will end up next, as his management stated that discussions were already underway. Surprisingly, DC …

Scott Coker: “Patricio is the best Featherweight in the world.”

Scott Coker is the President of Bellator, one of the biggest MMA promotions in the world. He also founded Strikeforce, which homed many future UFC Champions before it was acquired by them. Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire is Bellator’s Featherweight and Lightweight Champion. He is currently on a six fight win streak, with one of those wins …