Bellator 243

MMA Junkie’s ‘Knockout of the Month’ for August: A spinning backfist to extend a streak

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best knockouts from August 2020. Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s “Knockout of the Month” award for August. At the bottom of the post, let us know...

Video: Valerie Loureda breaks out the dance moves after Bellator 243 victory

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Valerie Loureda wasn’t just happy following her victorious return at Bellator 243 – she was elated. After finishing opponent Tara Graff in buzzer-beater fashion at the end of Round 2, Loureda (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) let out a tribal scream directed at her downed opponent. After...

Bellator 243 results: Valerie Loureda remains undefeated, stops Tara Graff with huge right

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Valerie Loureda continues her unbeaten Bellator run. The 22-year-old rising prospect scored a knockout over Tara Graff in the preliminary card of Bellator 243 on Friday night. Loureda (3-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) picked up her first win of 2020. The official stoppage came at the 5:00 mark...

Bellator 243 live and official results, live video stream

Bellator 243 takes place Friday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 7:15 p.m. ET (4:15 p.m. PT). The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on Paramount and streams on DAZN following prelims...

Bellator 243’s Myles Jury says win over Georgi Karakhanyan will propel him into title mix at 155

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Myles Jury sees big implications in his upcoming fight. Jury (18-5 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) faces Georgi Karakhanyan on the main card of Bellator 243 on Friday, where he hopes to emerge as a lightweight title contender. Jury has fought top-level competition throughout his career, having gone...

Benson Henderson skeptical of Michael Chandler’s ‘knockout warrior’ self-assessment

nt" UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Benson Henderson doesn’t have many losses on his resume, but Friday he’ll have the opportunity to redeem one. Headlining Bellator 243, Henderson will face former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler in a rematch of their 2016 bout. That night, Chandler defeated Henderson by split decision....

Bellator 243’s Sabah Homasi relieved to learn relatives safe in Beirut explosion

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — People all over the world were shocked and saddened to learn of Tuesday’s explosion in Lebanon’s capitol, Beirut. As of Wednesday night, the official death toll was 135 and thousands more were injured in the blast, for which the cause is still being investigated. While the...

A free agent after Bellator 243, Michael Chandler keeping options open

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With the hours counting down to Bellator 243, Michael Chandler is on the verge of free agency. Despite 2018 reports stating Chandler (20-5 MMA, 17-5 BMMA) had explored other options, he told MMA Junkie on Wednesday the post-Bellator 243 dive into free agency exploration will be...

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