Bellator releases their Welterweight tournament first-round pairings

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Bellator has announced the first round pairings for their Welterweight tourney! Bellator is currently in the middle of their Heavyweight Grand Prix and they also have a Welterweight tourney about to kick off. We released the fighters involved in the tournament last month, but now we know the pairings and there are some interesting first-round … Read moreBellator releases their Welterweight tournament first-round pairings

Handicapping the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix

Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix

Bellator has released 9 of the 12 fighters who will compete in the Grand Prix The Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix is not going to be like most normal tournament formats. There will be 10 fighters total in the field and two matches will be eliminator matches. So the winner of those two will join the … Read moreHandicapping the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix

King Mo, Bader, Kongo, and Fitch all made six figures for Bellator 199

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It’s not a bad day for fighters who are making six figures for their fights. That’s what guys like King Mo, Ryan Bader, Cheick Kongo and Jon Fitch all pulled down for their work at Bellator 199. Reported by Shaun Al-Shatti at MMAFighting, these are the disclosed payouts for the fighters on the televised Bellator … Read moreKing Mo, Bader, Kongo, and Fitch all made six figures for Bellator 199

Bellator 199 Event Results: King Mo vs. Ryan Bader

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Bellator 199 Live Results are in, and here they are! Tonight in San Jose we were treated to a great night of fights. Now we can share the Bellator 199 Event Results. In the main event, the Bellator HW Grand Prix held their last first-round fight with Ryan Bader taking on King Mo Lawal. It … Read moreBellator 199 Event Results: King Mo vs. Ryan Bader

Watch the Bellator 199 Weigh-ins here at 5 PM PST

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Bellator 199 Weigh-ins are live at 5 PM PST

This afternoon the fighters will be hitting the scale to make their bouts official at the Bellator 199 Weigh-ins. You can see the proceedings go down at 5 PM PST here at MikeSwick.com. In the main event, Ryan Bader will meet King Mo Lawal as part of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. The winner will move on to fight Matt Mitrione.

Also on the card, making his Bellator debut Jon Fitch will be taking on Paul Daley in what should be a very entertaining fight between two experienced veterans of the game.

Aaron Pico and Carrington Banks are both young up and coming fighters that Bellator has on the card as well. Pico is facing veteran Lee Morrison while Banks is facing Adam Piccolotti. It should be a very entertaining fight card.

You can check out the Bellator 199 Card right here.

Jon Fitch gets his first Bellator opponent and it’s a doozy

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Jon Fitch signed with Bellator and last night they announced when and who he’d fight first. Amercian Kickboxing Academy’s Jon Fitch will be heading to Bellator to ply his trade after asking PFL (formally WSOF) for his release. We reported the signing yesterday, but today more is known. At last night’s Bellator event, they announced he … Read moreJon Fitch gets his first Bellator opponent and it’s a doozy

AKA fighter Jon Fitch has signed to fight with Bellator

Jon Fitch

Bellator adds a very talented Welterweight to their already deep pool at 170 A lot of people felt like Jon Fitch might stick around in the Professional Fighters League to take part in the million dollar tournaments this season. However, when WSOF/PFL made the decision to vacate all titles ahead of their new season, Fitch … Read moreAKA fighter Jon Fitch has signed to fight with Bellator

Jon Fitch plays “Learning to fly” as a tribute to Tom Petty

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Tom Petty passed at the age of 66 due to cardiac arrest.

Monday is one of those days that we’d just as soon like to forget. People woke up to the tragedies of Las Vegas and then later in the day, beloved singer Tom Petty passed away. It was an all-around horrendous day. Jon Fitch, who said he was a big Tom Petty fan sang a song on his behalf.  Fitch said this on his Instagram.

Man. Tom Petty is one of my all time favorites. Really sad that he is gone. I sang a song for George Michael, so you bet your ass ima sing for Tom Petty. #tompetty #learningtofly

It’s a nice rendition, accompanied by Fitch playing his ukelele.

WSOF NYC Recap

WSOF NYC Recap

The World Series of Fighting closed out the 2016 calendar for the mixed martial arts world with a huge 4-title fight event in New York City. The Theater at Madison Square Garden played host to a great afternoon of fights in front of a sold out crowd. MMA legends Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Randy “The … Read moreWSOF NYC Recap

WSOF NYC Live Play by Play

WSOF NYC Live Play by Play

**Updating in real time** NBC Main Card Justin Gaethje (c) (16-0) vs. Luiz Firmino (19-7) Lightweight Title Rd 1: Firmino comes steamrolling out with a front kick that misses and the two take it to the canvas. No action on the mat and ref stands them up. Firmino lands a right hook but does little damage. He throws … Read moreWSOF NYC Live Play by Play

WSOF NYC weigh-in results

WSOF NYC weigh-in results

We are just one day away from New Year’s Eve and the World Series of Fighting’s historic fight card taking place at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. A huge crowd gathered for the weigh-ins including MMA legends Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell and Randy “The Natural” Couture, and current greats Nate Diaz, Frankie Edgar, and … Read moreWSOF NYC weigh-in results

WSOF NYC Open Workout and Press Conference Highlights

WSOF NYC Open Workout and Press Conference Highlights

It’s fight week once again in New York City as the World Series of Fighting comes to town for a huge New Year’s Eve show. Featuring 4 title fights and 11 bouts total, the WSOF NYC card (see below) is stacked with some of the promotion’s best talent. Yesterday a number of the fighters in … Read moreWSOF NYC Open Workout and Press Conference Highlights

Jon Fitch Sings George Michael Cover With Ukulele!

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Jon Fitch is the current WSOF World Champion, who is set to face Jake Shields in NYC on December 31st, but did you know he can sing and play a Ukulele? Well he can, and in tribute to the recent passing of George Michael, Jon plays a cover of “Last Christmas” on his Instagram… Enjoy! … Read moreJon Fitch Sings George Michael Cover With Ukulele!

WSOF Champion, Jon Fitch, Trains At AKA Thailand

MMA World Series of Fighting Welterweight champion Jon Fitch takes in the Phuket experience in our corner of paradise, with special guest Javier Mendez. Fitch is one of Mike Swick’s long-time training partners and shared his knowledge with a seminar here, before seeing a bit of what it’s like in Thailand. Enjoy!

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