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Bellator - Sonnen, Silva exchange war of words at MSG press conference

Kieran Darcy, ESPN.com (December 3, 2016)
Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva got into a heated exchange while discussing their upcoming fight at Bellator: NYC in June.

Bader: 'I want to have a belt somewhere'

Brett Okamoto, MMA (December 3, 2016)
After 20 fights in the UFC, spread out across eight years and five continents, Ryan Bader's decision to leave for Bellator MMA came down to more than ...

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione rebooked for Bellator 180 at MSG

Brett Okamoto, ESPN.com (December 3, 2016)
The heavyweight fight that was originally scheduled for Bellator 172 last month between Fedor Emelianenko and Matt Mitrione will take place on June 24 in New York City.

Patricky 'Pitbull' Freire knocks out Josh Thomson in main event of Bellator 172

Brett Okamoto, ESPN.com (December 2, 2016)
Hometown kid Josh Thomson was KO'd by Patricky "Pitbull" Freire at Bellator 172 on Saturday night. Earlier, the Fedor Emelianenko-Matt Mitrione main event was canceled, with the latter sick.

Fedor Emelianenko, Matt Mitrione heavyweight bout canceled

Brett Okamoto, ESPN (December 2, 2016)
Fedor Emelianenko's first fight in the U.S. since 2011 will have to wait, after Bellator MMA canceled his fight against Matt Mitrione just hours before the event Saturday.

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko fights on for reasons that are hard to pin down -- Bellator 172

Brett Okamoto, ESPN.com (December 2, 2016)
History has proven that the bodies of legendary fighters wear down long before the value of their names, which makes it hard to hold confidence in Fedor Emelianenko entering Saturday's return.

Josh Koscheck to make Bellator debut February 18

Brett Okamoto (December 1, 2016)
Former UFC combatant Josh Koscheck will take on Mauricio Alonso in his Bellator debut February 18 in San Jose, California.

Bellator MMA books Fedor Emelianenko, will face Matt Mitrione on Feb. 18

Brett Okamoto, ESPN.com (November 1, 2015)
Russian mixed martial arts legend Fedor Emelianenko has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA and will face Matt Mitrione on Feb. 18.

Televised children's MMA bouts prompt concern in Russia

Associated Press (October 31, 2015)
The leader of the Russian region of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, drew criticism for letting his sons take part in televised MMA fights. MMA pro Fedor Emelianenko called the fights "unacceptable."

Ortiz welcomes career finale against Sonnen

Brett Okamoto, MMA (December 9, 2015)
Tito Ortiz has one fight left on his contract with Bellator MMA, and he admits there's no guarantee his storied career will continue beyond that. I...

Fedor Emelianenko defeats Fabio Maldonado by majority decision at EFN-promoted event in Russia

Brett Okamoto, ESPN (December 6, 2015)
After barely surviving a first-round onslaught, a bloodied Fedor Emelianenko recovered to defeat Fabio Maldonado by majority decision Friday at an EFN-promoted event in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Five Rounds: Tony Ferguson and Brett Okamoto debate the hottest topics in MMA

Brett Okamoto (December 2, 2015)
In advance of featherweight champ Conor McGregor's welterweight showdown with Nate Diaz, Tony Ferguson and ESPN's Brett Okamoto debate if it is a smart move for McGregor to go up two divisions.

Five Rounds: Pat Miletich and Brett Okamoto debate the hottest topics in MMA

Brett Okamoto (December 2, 2015)
In advance of Friday's third bout between Royce Gracie and Ken Shamrock at Bellator 149, MMA legend Pat Miletich and ESPN's Brett Okamoto debate the idea of "legends" fights and much more.

Rizin brass discusses Fedor Emelianenko's future

Brett Okamoto, MMA (December 1, 2015)
It has been nearly two weeks since heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko returned to competition -- and many remain unsure exactly what to make of it. Eme...

Fedor Emelianenko scores TKO win in comeback

Brett Okamoto, ESPN.com (November 2, 2014)
In his first appearance since announcing his retirement in 2012, iconic Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko stopped Jaideep Singh in Round 1 during RIZIN Fighting Federation's inaugural event.


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