Current Bellator MMA Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader Awarded Black Belt in BJJ

Accomplished MMA fighter Ryan Bader can now add BJJ black belt to his resume. A longtime UFC veteran and current Bellator MMA light heavyweight champion, Bader was awarded his black belt by Nova Uniao black belt Jair Gurgel. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ryan Bader (@ryanbader)

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Video: Watch Aviv Gozali’s Beautiful Heel Hook at Bellator 259

Bellator lightweight contender Aviv Gozali came into his Bellator 259 bout against Sean Felton with a perfect 5-0 record, with all five of those wins coming by first-round submission. On Friday, Gozali extended that first-round submission streak to six, as he secured a beautiful outside heel hook in just over

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Video: Watch the Craziest Arm Bars in Bellator MMA History

A warning: this video isn’t for the queasy. Bellator MMA has recently released a video compilation of the best and craziest arm bar finishes in the promotion’s history. Check out the video below for eight minutes of elbow-snapping fun and some beautiful jiu-jitsu. Grappling and MMA fans will likely recognize

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Watch: The Ten Fastest Submissions in Bellator MMA History

We all love a beautiful submission in MMA. From rear-naked chokes to armbars to heel hooks, nothing quite beats the application of pure Brazilian jiu-jitsu and submission grappling in an MMA fight. Bellator MMA has released a video compiling the ten fastest submissions in the promotion’s history, and it’s available

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Bellator Champion Ilima-Lei MacFarlane Files Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Former Basketball Coach

Ilima-Lei MacFarlane is the inaugural and current Bellator MMA Women’s Flyweight Champion, with an 11-0 professional MMA record and four consecutive title defenses, but news has just been broken that she is filing a lawsuit with the Honolulu Circuit Court against her former school and Basketball coach, alleging sexual abuse

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