Former Bellator fighter Jordan Parsons, who died six months ago when he was struck by an alleged drunken driver in south Florida, is the first professional mixed martial artist with a publicly identified case of CTE, according to a report.
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Fabricio Werdum will fight Cain Velasquez, with the winner likely earning the right to challenge heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.
It appears seeing Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson on the media circuit to promote their UFC light heavyweight title fight was a bit too much for former champ Jon Jones to handle.
Tito Ortiz will fight Chael Sonnen in the main event of Bellator 170 at The Forum in Inglewood, California on Jan. 21. Bellator president Scott Coker announced the light heavyweight bout during a Tuesday night appearance on ESPN’s SportsCenter.
Tuesday brought about a wave of involuntary departures as the new ownership group started to put its footprint on the Las Vegas-based organization.
Ryan Couture, a lightweight competing in Bellator MMA, saw a four-fight win streak snapped when he was knocked out by Patricky Freire in his last outing. After the loss, Couture was diagnosed with a concussion by his doctor.
Former UFC champion Georges St. Pierre made headlines Monday when he claimed he couldn’t reach an agreement with the organization on terms for his return to competition and is now a free agent. Not surprisingly, UFC officials have disputed that assertion.
Welterweight Brandon Thatch will look to snap a three-fight losing streak when he returns to action at UFC 207 in Las Vegas.
UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo believes he has moved on from the disappointment of losing a title bout to longtime champion Demetrious Johnson in April.
In episode 7 of The Ultimate Fighter season 24, Adam Antolin helped to keep a heated confrontation from turning into a physical tussle in The Ultimate Fighter house. He also talks about Henry Cejudo’s awful performance in the coaches challenge and the next phase of the competition.
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