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Why Matt Mitrione was initially bummed by Bellator heavyweight grand prix

He’s the odds-on favorite to win the thing, but Matt Mitrione initially wasn’t very excited about Bellator’s upcoming heavyweight tournament.

As recently announced, the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix 2018… 621 more words

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Bellator heavyweight grand prix opening odds: TBA favored over 'King Mo,' Sonnen, 'Rampage'

Welcome to the wild world of multi-event MMA tournaments, where chaos often reigns supreme.

Take for instance the Bellator MMA World Grand Prix 2018, where eight fighters – heavyweights and light heavyweights – will fight for the organization’s vacant heavyweight title. 377 more words

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Who wins Bellator heavyweight grand prix? A primer on the good, the old and the weird

Agent of chaos and promoter extraordinaire Scott Coker is at it again.

The man who ended his reign as Strikeforce CEO with the wild and crazy notion of a heavyweight grand prix is now repeating history as Bellator President, and the result is bound to be memorable – one way or another. 1,933 more words

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The Speed Bag: The lunacy of Bellator's heavyweight grand prix – and why that's a great thing

At long last, Bellator will have a new heavyweight champion. It’s just that, you’re going to have to wait more than a year from now, it appears, to know who it is. 186 more words

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Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu rolls out welcome mat for Bellator 188

Israel has rolled out the welcome mat for this week’s Bellator 188 event.

Ahead of Thursday’s event, which takes place at Menora Mivtachim Arena Arena in Tel Aviv (and airs on Spike on Friday via delay), Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with some Bellator luminaries. 118 more words

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Bellator makes 2018 heavyweight grand prix official – check out the new poster

Bellator made official its 2018 heavyweight tournament today, news first reported this past Friday by USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.

The field features eight big names in the division: Former PRIDE champion Fedor Emelianenko (36-5 MMA, 0-1 BMMA); two-time UFC titleholder Frank Mir (18-11 MMA, 0-0 BMMA); Matt Mitrione (12-5 MMA, 3-0 BMMA); and “Ultimate Fighter” winner Roy Nelson (23-14 MMA, 1-0 BMMA). 187 more words

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Unofficial Bellator MMA 2018 Heavyweight Grand Prix Seeding

By: Albert Miller – At Bellator 186 in State College, PA, Ryan Bader (current Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Champion) was fielding questions about what opportunities that Bellator could afford him. 1,168 more words

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