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#Bellator

# bellator - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Mike 'The Savage' Kimbel equals Bellator record with lightning six-second KO Bellator 207 This post contains videos

Mike 'The Savage' Kimbel equals Bellator record with lightning six-second KO

Elsewhere on the card, Dublin’s Sinead Kavanagh was stopped after one round due to a cut.

# bellator - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'One of my first tattoos says, ‘Your faith must be greater than your fear.’ My fear is to lose my 0'

Bellator’s AJ McKee on his rivalry with James Gallagher, a return to Ireland, and the promotion’s European recruitment drive.

# bellator - Thursday 6 September, 2018

SBG's Peter Queally inks deal with Bellator MMA

SBG's Peter Queally inks deal with Bellator

The Irish fighter will now join team-mates James Gallagher and Sinead Kavanagh at the promotion.

# bellator - Friday 17 August, 2018

Big night ahead for Gallagher as unbeaten 21-year-old eyes world title shot in Dublin

A shot at the bantamweight belt is at stake at Bellator 204, according to the Irish fighter.

# bellator - Friday 9 February, 2018

Irish youngster James Gallagher booked for Bellator main event in April

The SBG product hasn’t fought since defeating Chinzo Machida at Madison Square Garden last June.

# bellator - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Heather Hardy to face former boxing world champ in both the Bellator cage and the ring

Heather Hardy and Ana Julaton will do battle at Bellator 194 before rematching in the boxing ring.

# bellator - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Rory MacDonald defies grim leg injury to be crowned Bellator champion

The former UFC star took the welterweight title from defending champion Douglas Lima at Bellator 192.

# bellator - Wednesday 10 January, 2018

Big John McCarthy appears to have refereed his last major MMA fight

Beginning on 20 January, the renowned official will serve as a colour commentator for Bellator events.

# bellator - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Quiz: How well do you remember the MMA year?

The answers are to be found in our coverage of mixed martial arts from throughout 2017.

# bellator - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'I must hold myself to a higher standard': McGregor pens apology for conduct at Dublin MMA event

‘I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends fight event in Dublin,’ says McGregor.

Conor McGregor 'pulled' from UFC card thanks to Bellator antics, according to commission boss

Will the UFC actually dole out serious punishment?

# bellator - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Irish fighter bids to emulate McGregor's two-weight Cage Warriors title triumph

There’s a big couple of months ahead on several fronts for Irish mixed martial arts.

# bellator - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Gallagher's opponent revealed as he's set to defend unbeaten record in Dublin

Jeremiah Labiano is next up for ‘The Strabanimal’, as they headline the Bellator event this November.

# bellator - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

Rival promotion Bellator seals another major coup at UFC's expense

Former Strikeforce champion Gegard Mousasi is the latest well-known fighter to part company with the UFC.

# bellator - Saturday 24 June, 2017

Kavanagh expects Gallagher to come of age at Madison Square Garden

The Irish youngster aims to keep his undefeated record intact tonight at the famous New York venue.

# bellator - Saturday 20 May, 2017

Rory MacDonald made it look easy in his Bellator debut against Paul Daley The Red King This post contains videos

Rory MacDonald made it look easy in his Bellator debut against Paul Daley

MacDonald is now set to advance to a title shot in Bellator’s welterweight division for his next bout.

# bellator - Tuesday 28 March, 2017

Gallagher to follow in team-mate McGregor's footsteps by fighting at Madison Square Garden

The 20-year-old Strabane native will be facing the brother of a former UFC champion in New York this summer.

# bellator - Thursday 16 March, 2017

UFC welterweight contender becomes the latest fighter to leave for Bellator

Lorenz Larkin departs the UFC on the back of big wins over Neil Magny and Jorge Masvidal.

# bellator - Saturday 25 February, 2017

Parke edges Belfast battle of ex-UFC pair as Gallagher eases to another win

Norman Parke got the better of Paul Redmond, before James Gallagher kept his undefeated record intact.

# bellator - Friday 24 February, 2017

MMA talent Sinéad Kavanagh looks to extend her flawless pro-record tonight

The SBG fighter is looking for her fifth consecutive win in the professional ranks.

# bellator - Thursday 9 February, 2017

London calling: MacDonald to face fellow UFC veteran Daley in Bellator debut MMA

London calling: MacDonald to face fellow UFC veteran Daley in Bellator debut

The welterweights will clash in the main event at Bellator 179 at the SSE Wembley Arena.

# bellator - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

UFC and Bellator bouts announced for SBG trio

James Gallagher, Sinead Kavanagh and Makwan Amirkhani have all learned of their next assignments.

# bellator - Sunday 22 January, 2017

Tito Ortiz ends MMA career in style with submission victory over Chael Sonnen

The 41-year-old announced his retirement after the bout.

# bellator - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

SBG veteran gets huge opportunity against former champion in Bellator main event

‘The biggest fight of my career’ – Chris Fields will take on Liam McGeary in Belfast next month.

# bellator - Friday 16 December, 2016

An Olympic gold medallist, 'King Mo' and a big night in Dublin for Irish MMA

Bellator 169 and BAMMA 27 will take place this evening at the 3Arena in Dublin.

# bellator - Thursday 15 December, 2016

After years spent being battered by corruption, Sinead Kavanagh is still fighting for the dream

Former national boxing champion is quickly establishing herself one of Ireland’s top MMA fighters.

# bellator - Sunday 11 December, 2016

McGregor comparisons have helped but Gallagher now ready to forge his own path

The 20-year-old featherweight will aim to keep his undefeated record intact next weekend at the 3Arena.

# bellator - Thursday 3 November, 2016

Gallagher vows to elevate Bellator to the same level as the UFC in Ireland

The undefeated SBG fighter believes he can make the US promotion a household name here.

# bellator - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

One of the world's top MMA organisations set to bring some big bouts to Dublin

Bellator and BAMMA will collaborate for a show at the 3Arena just before Christmas.

# bellator - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Bellator will pursue Irish lightweight Joseph Duffy if he leaves the UFC

The Donegal man has one fight left on his UFC contract and he’s unhappy with the terms on offer for a renewal.

# bellator - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Bellator planning to stage its first show in Ireland before the end of 2016

The US-based mixed martial arts organisation is keen to capitalise on the sport’s increasing popularity here.

# bellator - Friday 16 September, 2016

Chael Sonnen set for a comeback after swapping the UFC for Bellator

‘The American Gangster’ hasn’t fought since 2013 after serving a two-year ban for failing multiple drug tests.

# bellator - Monday 12 September, 2016

Undefeated SBG teen James Gallagher has been given his next assignment on the global stage

The 19-year-old is heading to Israel for Bellator 163.

# bellator - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Top welterweight Rory MacDonald to leave the UFC for rival promotion Bellator

The UFC have chosen not to match the terms of a contract offered to the Canadian contender by Bellator.

# bellator - Sunday 17 July, 2016

Michael Page shows - again - why he's one of MMA's most exciting fighters MVP This post contains videos

Michael Page shows - again - why he's one of MMA's most exciting fighters

‘Venom’ produced a spectacular KO at Bellator 158… but then ruined it with a Pokemon reference.

# bellator - Saturday 16 July, 2016

SBG teen James Gallagher claims impressive win on Bellator debut

‘The Strabanimal’ secured victory by unanimous decision against Mike Cutting.

# bellator - Friday 15 July, 2016

Report: Rory MacDonald in talks to leave the UFC as discussions with other promotions begin

Bellator and ONE are keen on MMA’s most valuable free agent.

# bellator - Thursday 16 June, 2016

UFC secure significant coup by snapping up Bellator lightweight champion

Will Brooks could immediately become a force in one of the UFC’s most competitive divisions.

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