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Bellator 170 results: Paul Daley knocks out Brennan Ward with flying knee, calls out Rory MacDonald

INGLEWOOD, Calif. – Paul Daley promised to end his fight with Brennan Ward in spectacular fashion. That’s exactly what happened when he scored a highlight-reel flying knee knockout. Filed under: Bellator, News

Report: Bellator MMA set to offer free agent Ryan Bader contract next week

Last year proved to be a good year for mixed martial arts (MMA) free agents like Rory MacDonald, Benson Henderson and Matt Mitrione, as the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) standouts all signed with front line competitor Bellator MMA. Show More Summary

Robbie Lawler Leaves ATT, What’s Next For The Former Champ?

Most people know Robbie Lawler 3.0, the well rounded striker that has beaten names like Rory MacDonald, Johny Hendricks, and most recently Carlos Condit. What they don't know is that this comes at the tail end of 16 year career in which his style has seen many rebirths. Show More Summary

Bellator champ Michael Chandler focused on Thomson but 'would love' MacDonald at 170

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler still has his sights set on the highly awaited scrap with Josh Thomson, but he also eyes a 170-pound encounter with newly signed Rory MacDonald.Filed under: Bellator, News

UFC 205's Tyron Woodley: 'I plan on annihilating everyone in this division'

EW YORK – UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says his UFC 174 bout with Rory MacDonald in July 2014 will be the final time in his career that he’s defeated. Woodley is predicting a lengthy title reign, and that starts with Stephen Thompson at UFC 205.Filed under: (...)

Bellator's Paul Daley 'not interested' in Josh Koscheck rematch, wants newly signed Rory MacDonald

Although Paul Daley came up short in a key fight with Douglas Lima earlier this year that would have put him in a Bellator welterweight title fight against champ Andrey Koreshkov, “Semtex” remains bullish about his big-fight prospects.Filed under: Bellator, (...)

UFC 206: Examining Canadian Disenchantment with the Promotion

Rory MacDonald has gone to Bellator. Tom Wright got axed. Georges St-Pierre might never have an organized fight outside of a courtroom again. Canadian fans are outright boycotting an event in the nation’s biggest city. It is a dark time for the UFC in Canada, and it’s been a long time coming. Show More Summary

Stephen Thompson won't underestimate Tyron Woodley, even though he got 'schooled' by Rory MacDonald

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Stephen Thompson, will fight reigning 170-pound kingpin, Tyron Woodley, in the UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) co-main event, locked and loaded for Nov. 12, 2016 inside Madison...Show More Summary

What Kind of Impact Can Chael Sonnen Make for Bellator?

Little by little, Bellator has chipped away at the UFC’s stable of talent, taking a supporting player here, a headliner there. From Phil Davis to Benson Henderson to Rory MacDonald, the additions have given Bellator more recognizable...Show More Summary

Opinion: Time for the UFC to Look Over its Shoulder

The recent defections of Chael Sonnen, Benson Henderson and Rory MacDonald to Bellator MMA have exposed cracks in the foundation, writes Andreas Hale.

Chael Sonnen's Bellator MMA conference call recap: 'American Gangster' says he wants Rory MacDonald, Tito Ortiz and Fedor Emelianenko

Bellator MMA held a conference call earlier today (Fri., Sept. 16, 2016) to announce former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) superstar Chael Sonnen joining the promotion, as we bring you a complete recap full of smack talk and memorable quotes. Show More Summary

Four Non-UFC Fighters You Should Keep Your Eye On

Photo by Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports With Rory MacDonald signing a deal with Bellator and Benson Henderson having just fought there for a second time, the fighting world outside of the UFC seems like it is on the up and up. Add that...Show More Summary

Mysterious UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva Is Retiring

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC Rory MacDonald may definitely be gone and Georges St-Pierre may possibly be back, but the biggest piece of UFC news this week, the one that will resonate for years to come, doesn’t involve a fighter but...Show More Summary

Rory MacDonald: Bellator allows for more self-promotion than 'boring' UFC

For years, Rory MacDonald had been a fixture near the top of the UFC’s welterweight division and one of the most exciting fighters in the sport.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos

Welcome to the family! Watch Rory MacDonald sign with Bellator behind-the-scenes

Bellator 160: "Henderson vs. Pitbull" came to Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Aug. 26, 2016, featuring Benson Henderson getting a technical knockout win over Patricio "Pitbull" Freire because of an in-fight injury (watch it) to claim No. Show More Summary

Moving from UFC to Bellator, Rory MacDonald Begins His Vision Quest

After 21 violent minutes, Rory MacDonald's arsenal was spent. Beyond his last breath, the Canadian contender had nothing left to give as he lay shattered on the Octagon canvas. Few people realized it at the time, but there and then, in MacDonald's most difficult moment as a professional fighter, the seed was planted for the next phase of his career. Show More Summary

'Numbers,' 'respect' reasons Rory MacDonald picked Bellator over UFC, which he admits 'built his career'

Rory MacDonald recently made the jump from Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to its biggest rival, Bellator MMA, in one of the more significant free agent acquisitions for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. During...Show More Summary

'Pissed off' Rory MacDonald suspicious of Robbie Lawler's UFC drug test results after obtaining inside information

On July 11, 2015, Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald engaged in a now-infamous five-round championship fight at UFC 189, one that saw both men give it everything they had to give mixed martial arts (MMA) fans one of the best fights inShow More Summary

Ex-UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald not likely to make Bellator debut until summer 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. – If you’re anxious to see how Rory MacDonald will do now that he’s made the move from the UFC to Bellator, you’re going to be waiting for a while.Filed under: Bellator, News

'Happy' Georges St-Pierre reacts to Rory MacDonald's defection to Bellator: 'I'm all for that'

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight No. 1 contender, Rory MacDonald, recently said goodbye to the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion to try his luck with Bellator MMA, inking a longterm contract with...Show More Summary

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