Bellator's fifth season kicks off on MTV 2 Saturday, September 10 at 9/8C but before the cage door locks, take an in-depth look at the stories and personalities that drive Bellator Fighting Championships.
An inside look at how the fighters in each of the four weight classes of the tournment made it to the season 5 finals.
In his second title defense lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez faced undefeated season 4 tournament winner Michael Chandler. The two produced a fight of the year candidate at Bellator 58. Check out the full fight of this instant classic and catch the season 5 finale Nov. 26 at 9/8c on MTV2.
Episode 601 Sean Wheelock is joined by broadcast partner Jimmy Smith and Manny Rodriguez to review the first two months of Bellator season six, and look ahead to the championship month of May.
Fightcard Ben Saunders vs. Raul Amaya Bryan Baker vs. Carlos Alexandre Pereira Chris Lozano vs. Karl Amoussou Marianna Kheyfets vs. MunahHolland David Rickels vs. Jordan Smith Ryan Quinn vs. Marc Stevens Dan Cramer vs. Jeff Nader Andrey Koreshkov vs. Tiawan Howard Parker Porter vs. Randy Smith Matt Bessette vs. Saul Almeida Brandon Fleming vs. P.J. Rogers
Episode 701 Sean Weelock is joined by broadcast partner Jimmy Smith and Manny Rodriguez to review the first two months of Bellator season seven, and look ahead to the tournament finals.
Episode 705a Already guaranteed a title shot having won Bellator’s Season 6 featherweight tournament, Daniel Straus stepped back into the cage against Alvin Robinson looking to make a statement. See the full fight.
Alexander Volkov vs Richard Hale Hammond, IN - The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Epiosde 80 Undefeated Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler made his first title defense against Judo Olympian Rick Hawn. Catch the full fight.
Episode 801b Pat Curran squared off against fellow striker Patricio Pitbull with the featherweight title on the line. See the full fight.
Episode 802a Raul Amaya met Jose Gomes in a welterweight tournament quarterfinal fight on January 24, 2013. Catch the full fight.
802b Brent Weedman fought fellow striker Marius Zaromskis in a welterweight tournament quarterfinal fight on January 24, 2013. Catch the full fight.
Episode 803. Eight lightweights enter the cage as an all new tournament begins, featuring David Rickels, Lloyd Woodard, Tiger Sarnavskiy and Ricardo Tirloni.
Episode 803b Ben Lagman and Sam Quito collided at Bellator MMA Jan. 31. Quito pulled off a shocking submission comeback in a bloody affair, catch the full fight
Episod 804 Alexander Shlemenko and Maiquel Falcao battled for the middleweight world title, plus the featherweight tournament began with four quarterfinal fights. Catch the entire Bellator MMA February 7, 2013 card.
Episode 804a Frodo Khasbulaev and Fabricio Guerreiro met in a Season 8 featherweight tournament quarterfinal at Bellator MMA Feb. 7. Catch the full fight.
Episode 804b Mike Richman and Mitch Jackson met on Feb. 7, 2013 in a featherweight tournament quarterfinal, catch the full fight.
Episode 805a Eduardo Dantas and Marcos Galvao fought for the bantamweight title, plus eight middleweight threw down in the tournament quarterfinals. Catch the entire card.
Shahbulat Shamhalaev and Rad Martinez fought for the featherweight tournament championship, plus the light heavyweight and welteweight tournament finals are set. Catch the full card.
Ben Saunders and Raul Amaya fought in a Season 8 welterweight tournament semifinal bout. Catch their full fight from Bellator MMA Feb. 21.
806b Douglas Lima and Bryan Baker met in the Season 8 welterweight tournament semifinals. Catch the full fight and see who punched their ticket to the finals.
Episode 807 Christian M'Pumbu and Attila Vegh fought for the light heavyweight title, plus the lightweight tournament finals are now set. Check out the full card.
Episode 809 Dave Jansen battled Marcin Held in the lightweight tournament finals to determine the next title challenger at 155 pounds, plus Ryan Martinez, Michael Page and Jason Butcher scored impressive finishes. Relive the entire card.
Emanuel Newton topped Mikhail Zayats to claim the light heavyweight tournament championship, plus David Rickels earned a lightweight title shot by defeating Saad Awad. Catch the full card.
Episode 810a Felice Herrig fought Heather Clark on March 28, 2013 in women's strawweight action. Catch their full fight.
Episode 810b Top ranked women's strawweight Jessica Aguilar took on Patricia Vidonic in a rematch. Catch their full fight from March 28, 2013.
Episode 811 Pat Curran battled Shahbulat Shamhalaev for the featherweight world title, plus the middleweight and featherweight tournament finals were decided. Relive the full Bellator MMA April 4, 2013 card.
Episode 811a Rick Hawn and Karo Parisyan met in a welterweight tilt billed judo vs. judo, but it was Hawn's punching power that made the difference. Catch the full fight from April 4, 2013.
Episode 811b Doug Marshall and Brett Cooper fought in the Season 8 middleweight tournament championship, with "The Rhino" earning an emphatic knockout win. Catch the full fight from April 4, 2013.
Episode 811c Frodo Khasbulaev and Mike Richman met in the Season 8 featherweight tournament championship, April 4, 2013. Relive the full fight.
Episode 812a War Machine made his long awaited Bellator MMA debut on June 19, 2013 against Blas Avena. Catch the full fight.
Jacob Noe and Babalu Sobral collided in the 2013 Summer Series light heavyweight tournament semifinals, in what would turn out to be Babalu's final fight.
Bellator 96: King Mo vs. Petruzelli
Bellator MMA Season 9 opened with an epic title fight between Alexander Shlemenko and Brett Cooper, plus the middleweight tournament opening round. Catch the full fight card.
The featherweight tournament began with four opening round fights, featuring Patricio Pitbull vs. Diego Nunes. Catch the full Bellator MMA card from September 13, 2013.
Douglas Lima and Ben Saunders met for the second time in a tournament final, plus the next welterweight tournament began with four opening round fights. Watch the entire Bellator 100 card.
Joe Warren took on Nick Kirk in a bantamweight tournament semifinal, plus the lightweight tournament began with four opening round fights featuring Tiger Sarnavskiy, Will Brooks, Ricardo Tirloni and Saad Awad. Catch the full Bellator MMA card from September 27, 2013.
The Season 9 heavyweight tournament produced two exciting finishes, as Cheick Kongo fought Mark Godbeer in the featured bout. See the entire Bellator MMA fight card from October 4, 2013.
- Main Event: Patricio Pitbull vs. Daniel Straus (Featherweight Title Fight) - Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Bubba Jenkins - Virgil Zwicker vs. Houston Alexander - Fernando Gonzalez vs. Marius Zaromskis
- Main Event: Alexander Shlemenko vs. Melvin Manhoef - Daniel Weichel vs. Pat Curran - Chris Honeycutt vs. Clayton MacFarlane - Julia Budd vs. Gabrielle Halloway
- Main Event: Liam Mcgeary vs. Emanuel Newton (Light Heavyweight Title Fight) - Paul Daley vs. Andre Santos - Muhammed Luwal vs. Cheick Kongo - Linton Vassell vs. Rameau Sokoudjou - Brennan Ward vs. Curtis Millender
Bantamweight Title Fight: Galvao vs Warren Bantamweight Feature Fight: Davis vs Tokoro Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Carmont vs Viana Lightweight Feature Fight: Couture vs Cochrane
Lightweight Title Fight: Brooks vs Jansen Middleweight Feature Fight: Carvalho vs Schilling Lightweight Feature Fight: Held vs Sarnavskiy Heavyweight Feature Fight: Johnson vs Volkov
Middleweight Title Fight: Halsey vs Grove Bantamweight Feature Fight: Dantas vs Richman Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Zwicker vs Al-Hassan Welterweight Feature Fight: Millender vs Gonzalez
St. Louis hosted the long-awaited grudge match between Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice. Plus, Patricio Pitbull staked his Featherweight Championship against Daniel Weichel.
Main Card Cheick Kongo (22-10) vs. Alexander Volkov (22-5) David Rickels (16-3) vs. John Alessio (35-17-1) Pat Curran (20-7) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (10-1)Joe Schilling (2-4) vs. Hisaki Kato (4-1) Preliminary Card Bubba Jenkins (8-2) vs. Joe Wilk (18-10) Daniel Gallemore (4-2) vs. Augusto Sakai (7-0) Jeimeson Saudino (8-4) vs. Aaron Ely (4-2) Bobby Cooper (12-5) vs. Pablo Villaseca (9-0) Alex Huddleston (5-1) vs. Javy Ayala (8-3) Iony Razafiarison (2-0) vs. Bryanna Fissori (1-0) Greg Scott (3-3) vs. Gaston Reyno (3-0) Derek Bohi (5-4) vs. Frederick Brown (2-1) Marcio Navarro (13-11) vs. Cody Carrillo (8-11)
Welterweight Title Fight: Andrey Koreshkov vs. Douglas Lima Welterweight Feature Fight: Dennis Olson vs. Paul Daley Welterweight Feature Fight: Roger Carroll vs. Brennan Ward Welterweight Feature Fight: Paul Bradley vs. Chris Honeycutt Welterweight Feature Fight: Rudy Bears vs. Michael Page
Bellator 141: Guillard vs. Girtz took place August 28, 2015 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The event was headlined by a lightweight bout between debuting UFC veteran Melvin Guillard and Bellator MMA veteran Brandon Girtz.
A three-tier hybrid show with Glory Kickboxing. The event was headlined by a Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship fight between current champion Liam McGeary and UFC veteran Tito Ortiz. The second tier of the show was a Glory Kickboxing card that was headlined by a bout for the vacant Glory Light Heavyweight Championship between Saulo Cavalari and Zack Mwekassa. This portion of the card also featured Bellator mixed martial artist Paul Daley. The third tier of the show was a one night, four-man light heavyweight tournament featuring Phil Davis, Muhammed Lawal, Emanuel Newton and Linton Vassell. The winner of this tournament will secure a title shot against the winner of the title fight between McGeary and Ortiz. Muhammed Lawal was slated to face-off against Phil Davis in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final. However, Lawal was pulled out of the bout at the last minute due to injury and was replaced by Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Alternate winner Francis Carmont. Four bouts - Victor Jones vs. David Blanco, Gloria Telles vs. Alysia Cortez, Jose Palacios vs. TJ Arcengal and Brandon Hester vs. DeMarco Villalona - took place simultaneously inside the cage and the ring.
Main Card: Paul Daley vs Andy Uhrich, Paul Bradley vs Chris Honeycutt, Patricky Freire vs Ryan Couture, Tony Johnson vs Raphael Butler.
Main Card: Royce Gracie vs Ken Shamrock, Kimbo Slice vs Dada 5000, Derek Campos vs Melvin Guillard, Linton Vassell vs Emanuel Newton, Emmanuel Sanchez vs Daniel Pineda.
Main Card: Cheick Kongo vs Vincius Queiroz, David Rickels vs Bobby Cooper, Kendall Grove vs Francisco France, Chuka Willis vs Gaston Reyno, Rebecca Ruth vs Lena Ovchynnikova.
Main Card: Darrion Caldwell vs Joe Warren, Fernando Gonzalez vs Gilbert Smith, Bubba Jenkins vs Goiti Yamauchi, Joe Taimanglo vs Sirwan Kakai.
Main Card: Patricky Freire vs Kevin Souza, Alessio Sakara vs Brian Rogers, AJ McKee vs Danilo Belluardo, Anastasia Yankova vs Anjela Pink, Daniele Scatizzi vs Daniele Miceli.
Main Card: Andrey Koreshkov vs Benson Henderson, Patricio Freire vs Henry Corrales, Evangelista Santos vs Brennan Ward, Brent Primus vs Gleristone Santos, Michael Page vs Jeremie Holloway.
Main Card: Phil Davis vs Muhammed Lawal, Saad Awad vs Evangelista Santos, Josh San Diego vs Jeremiah Labiano, Adam Piccolotti vs Ray Wood, Andre Fialho vs Rick Reger.
Main Card: Rafael Carvalho vs Melvin Manhoef, Pat Curran vs Georgi Karakhanyan, Dan Charles vs Augusto Sakai, Alexis Dufresne vs Marloes Coenen, Chase Gormley vs Joey Beltran.
Main Card: Eduardo Dantas vs Marcos Galvao, Chidi Njokuani vs Thiago Jambo, John Salter vs Brandon Halsey, Chris Honeycutt vs Mikkel Parlo.
Main Card: Quinton Jackson vs Satoshi Ishii, Michael Chandler vs Patricky Freire, Kevin Ross vs Justin Houghton, Ilima-Lei Macfarlane vs Rebecca Ruth, Gloria Peritore vs Denise Kieholtz, Matt Mitrione vs Carl Seumanutafa.
Main Card: Douglas LIma vs Paul Daley, Matt Mitrione vs Oli Thompson, Francis Carmont vs Lukasz Klinger, Michael Page vs Evangelista Santos, James Gallagher vs Mike Cutting.
Main Card: Joe Taimanglo vs Darrion Caldwell, Melvin Guillard vs David Rickets, Emily Ducote vs Bruna Vargas, Daniel Weichel vs Emmanuel Sanchez.
Main Card: Benson Henderson vs Patricio Freire, Derek Anderson vs Saad Awad, Georgi Karakhanyan vs Bubba Jenkins, AJ McKee vs Cody Walker.
Main Card: Cheick Kongo vs Tony Johnson, Joe Warren vs Sirwan Kakai, Anastasia Yankova vs Veta Arteaga, Derek Campos vs Djamil Chan.
Main Card: Alexander Shlemenko vs Kendall Grove, Bobby Lashley vs Josh Appelt, Goiti Yamauchi vs Ryan Couture, Hisaki Kato vs AJ Matthews.
Main Card: Phil Davis vs Liam McGeary, Brennan Ward vs Saad Awad, Neiman Gracie vs Rudy Bears, Javy Ayala vs Sergei Kharitonov.
Main Card: Douglas vs Andrey Koreshkov, Noad Lahat vs Scott Cleve, Georgi Karakhanyan vs Kirill Medvedovsky, Lena Ovchynnikova vs Karla Benitez.
Main Card: Michael Chandler vs Benson Henderson, Michael Page vs Fernando Gonzalez, Adam Piccolotti vs Brandon Girtz, Keri Anne Melendez vs Sheila Padilla, Linton Vassell vs Francis Carmont.
Main Card: Eduardo Dantas vs Joe Warren, AJ McKee vs Ray Wood, Marcos Galvao vs LC Davis, Chris Honeycutt vs Ben Reiter.
Main Card: Darrion Caldwell vs Joe Taimanglo, John Teixeira vs Justin Lawrence, Illima-Lei Macfarlane vs Emily Ducote, Chidi Njokuani vs Andre Fialho.
Main Card: Alessio Sakara vs Joey Beltran, Goiti Yamauchi vs Valeriu Mircea, Ed Ruth vs Emanuele Palombi, Kleber Silva vs Philipe LIns, John Salter vs Claudio Annicchiarico.
Main Card: Muhammed Lawal vs Satoshi Ishii, James Gallagher vs Anthony Taylor, Sinead Kavanagh vs Elina Kallionidou, Daniel Weichel vs Brian Moore, Cameron Else vs Dylan Tuke.
Main Card: Tito Ortiz vs Chael Sonnen, Paul Daley vs Brennan Ward, Hisaki Kato vs Ralek Gracie, Emmanuel Sanchez vs Georgi Karakhanyan, Derek Campos vs Derek Anderson.
Main Card: Chidi Njokuani vs Melvin Guillard, David Rickels vs Aaron Derrow, Jessica Middleton vs Alice Yauger, AJ McKee vs Brandon Phillips.
Main Card: Fedor Emelianenko vs Matt Mitrione, Josh Thomson vs Patricky Freire, Cheick Kongo vs Oli Thompson, Veta Arteaga vs Brooke Mayo, Josh Koscheck vs Mauricio Alonso.
Main Card: Liam McGeary vs Brett McDermott, James Gallagher vs Kirill Medvedovsky, Iony Razafiarison vs Sinead Kavanagh, Alex Lohore vs Colin Fletcher, Shay Walsh vs James McErlean.
Main Card: Marloes Coenen vs Julia Budd, Brandon Girtz vs Fernando Gonzalez, Rafael Lovato Jr. vs Charles Hackmann, Justin Wren vs Roman Pizzolato. Preliminary Card: Cody Pfister vs Jonathan Gary, Jason Witt vs Justin Patterson, Emmanuel Rivera vs Treston Thomison, Alexis Dufresne vs Gabrielle Holloway, Emily Ducote vs Katy Collins
Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo 2 was held on March 31, 2017 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The event was headlined by Heavyweight bout between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Quinton Jackson against former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed Lawal.
In the main event, Bellator middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho defends his title in a rematch against dangerous striker Melvin Manhoef. These two middleweight fighters first fought at Bellator 155 back in May 2016, where Carvalho edged a split-decision win over Manhoef.
Bellator 180 took place on June 24, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Bellator NYC: Sonnen vs. Silva took place on June 24, 2017 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Background A grudge match between rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva served as the main event. The co-main event was a heavyweight bout between Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione. The pairing were supposed to meet at Bellator 172 but Mitrione had to be hospitalized due to kidney stones.
Bellator 181: Girtz vs. Campos 3 took place on July 14, 2017 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main event featured Brandon Girtz against Derek Campos in a rubber match. Campos won the pair's initial meeting in June 2013 at Bellator 96 by unanimous decision. Girtz avenged the loss in November 2015 at Bellator 146, where he won by knockout in the first round.
Bellator 187: McKee vs. Moore took place on November 10, 2017 at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV.
Bellator 191: McDonald vs. Ligier took place on December 15, 2017 at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. The main event featured the Bellator debut of former World Extreme Cagefighting and Ultimate Fighting Championship bantamweight contender Michael McDonald.
Bellator 192: Rampage vs. Sonnen took place on January 20, 2018 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The event aired on Paramount Network as the first Bellator event to air on the network since its re-branding from Spike. This card featured the first bout in the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament.
Bellator 194: Mitrione vs. Nelson 2 took place on February 16, 2018 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The event aired live in prime time on Paramount Network. This card featured the second bout in the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix Tournament. Matt Mitrione and Roy Nelson previously fought under the UFC banner in December 2012 with Nelson winning by TKO in the first round.
Bellator 195: Caldwell vs. Higo took place on March 2, 2018 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The event aired live in prime time on Paramount Network. The event was headlined by Bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell making the first defense of his title against Pitbull brothers' protege Leandro Higo.
Bellator 196: Henderson vs. Huerta took place on April 6, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. Bellator 196 featured a lightweight main event between Benson Henderson and Roger Huerta, returning to the promotion after a 7 year absence. The original main event between Adam Borics and James Gallagher was cancelled after a wrist injury was sustained by Gallagher during training.
Bellator 197: Chandler vs. Girtz took place on April 13, 2018 at the Family Arena in St. Charles, Missouri. Michael Chandler was scheduled to face Brent Primus in a rematch for the Lightweight title. However, on March 21, Primus pulled out of the fight due to a knee injury. As a result, Brandon Girtz stepped in as a replacement.
Bellator 198: Fedor vs. Mir took place on April 28, 2018 at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Rafael Lovato Jr. was originally scheduled to face John Salter on this card. However, Salter was pulled by the Illinois Athletic Commission due to an eye issue on April 24 and replaced by Gerald Harris.
Bellator 199: Bader vs. King Mo took place on May 12, 2018 at the SAP Center in San Jose, California.
Bellator 200: Carvalho vs. Mousasi took place on May 25, 2018 at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London, England.
Bellator 201: Macfarlane vs. Lara took place on June 29, 2018 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California.
Bellator 202: Budd vs. Nogueira took place on July 13, 2018 at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
Bellator 203: Pitbull vs. Weichel 2 took place on July 14, 2018 at the Foro Italico in Rome, Italy.
Bellator 204: Caldwell vs. Lahat is scheduled to take place on August 17, 2018 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The event will see Bellator’s bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell move up to Featherweight, fighting Noad Lahat in a non title bout. Also, James Gallagher will compete at Bantamweight for the first time, facing Bellator newcomer Ricky Bandejas.