Bellator 228

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Oct. 1: Jared Cannonier cracks top five

Whoever wins the middleweight title unification bout between champion Robert Whittaker and interim titleholder Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 is going to hear footsteps from one of the sport’s hottest fighters. Jared Cannonier’s breakthrough year continued at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on Saturday, as he scored an impressive victory...

MMA Junkie’s ‘Knockout of the Month’ for September: Simultaneous spinning backfists

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best knockouts from September 2019: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Knockout of the Month” award. At the bottom of the post, let us know if we...

Victorious at Bellator 228, Leandro Higo wants James Gallagher or Erik Perez next

nt" INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Leandro Higo snapped a two-fight losing streak on Saturday, and already he has two opponents in mind for his next fight. Higo submitted Shawn Bunch via guillotine choke in the second round at Bellator 228, and he wants James Gallagher or Erik Perez next. Speaking...

Scott Coker pleased with Bellator 228 selection show, but wishes Patricio Freire picked differently

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Overall, Bellator president Scott Coker was pleased with the featherweight grand prix selection show Saturday evening. After Patricio Freire retained his title with a dominant victory over previously undefeated Juan Archuleta, the seven other remaining tournament fighters drew numbers to establish a pecking order for the...

Henry Corrales, Antonio McKee among those facing long-term suspensions after Bellator 228

Their bout went the full 15 minutes, but Gegard Mousasi and Lyoto Machida walked away relatively unscathed at Bellator 228. The pair of middleweight combatants were two of the 22 fighters who only received mandatory minimum suspensions as a result of Saturday night’s card. Bellator notables Henry Corrales and...

A.J. McKee reflects on Bellator 228, a night he and his father won’t ever forget: ‘It was phenomenal’

nt" INGLEWOOD, Calif. — All week long, budding star A.J. McKee and his father, 49-year-old Antonio, visualized how Bellator 228 would play out: Antonio would win his undercard fight with William Sriyapai, then A.J. would take his main-card, featherweight grand prix bout with Georgi Karakhanyan. Somehow, even those lofty...

Pedro Carvalho feels ‘like a kid at Christmas’ after Patricio Freire picked him in Bellator FWGP

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – The next battle for the Bellator featherweight title will see SBG Ireland vs. Pitbull Brothers as Dublin-based Portuguese contender Pedro Carvalho takes on the man who picked him, Brazilian two-weight champion Patricio Freire. And, speaking side by side Saturday at the Bellator 228 post-event press conference,...

Bellator 228 results: Daniel Weichel outpoints Saul Rogers in tactical battle

Gallery Daniel Weichel def. Saul Rogers at Bellator 228: Best photos view 11 images INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Daniel Weichel wasn’t the most active fighter during his Bellator featherweight grand prix opening-round bout against Saul Rogers on Saturday night. But Weichel was smart and efficient in picking his spots, and...

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