Bellator 259

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, May 25: Rob Font enters elite territory

After picking up the biggest win of his career, UFC bantamweight Rob Font now finds himself listed among the absolute biggest names in the sport. Font (19-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) scored a convincing decision win over former UFC champion Cody Garbrandt (12-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) in the main event...

Bellator 259 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps...

Bellator 259 live and official results

Bellator 259 takes place Friday, and you can join us for a live video stream and official results beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. PT). The event takes place at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie. In...

Bellator 259 results: Hannah Guy hands Valerie Loureda first loss in scrappy fight

Hannah Guy threw caution to the wind against Valerie Loureda, and it paid off Friday night at Bellator 259. Guy withstood some initial adversity but rebounded in a big way to hand Loureda her first defeat in a scrappy fight, as Guy earned unanimous decision with scores of 30-27,...

Fabian Edwards not afraid to wrestle with Austin Vanderford at Bellator 259

" UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Fabian Edwards spoke to MMA Junkie on Wednesday ahead of his fight at Bellator 259. Edwards (9-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) spoke about his matchup with Austin Vanderford, making his U.S. debut, rebounding from his first-career loss, and more. Watch the full pre-fight interview with Edwards above....

Entering year 16 as a pro, Bellator 259’s Cris Cyborg explains why she doesn’t plan on slowing down

" UNCASVILLE, Conn. – May 17, 2006: That’s the date on which Cris Cyborg made her professional MMA debut. This past Monday marked the 16th anniversary of that fight. Twenty-four professional fights later, Cyborg (23-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) continues to roll. As she enters his Bellator 259 main event...

Austin Vanderford finds Fabian Edwards’ prediction ironic: ‘He hasn’t ever fought someone like me’

" UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Austin Vanderford finds it ironic his Bellator 259 opponent Fabian Edwards feels the same way about him. Vanderford (10-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) doesn’t think his opponent has previously competed against his caliber of fighter – a sentiment Edwards (9-1 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) had expressed in...

Janay Harding predicts second-round TKO win over Leah McCourt at Bellator 259

" UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Janay Harding answered questions at a media day ahead of her bout with Leah McCourt at Bellator 259. Harding (6-4 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) meets McCourt (4-1 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) in a women’s featherweight bout on Friday’s preliminary card at Mohegan Sun Arena. The New Zealand...

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