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  1. Bellator returns to San Antonio

    Andrew Plante

    Bellator Fighting Championship returns to San Antonio less than four months after its last visit to the area, when it hosted Bellator 20 at the Majestic Theatre in May. The Sept. 2 Bellator 27, which will showcase three bouts for the upcoming hea...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  2. UFC returns to the Lone Star State

    Andrew Plante

    Zuffa, parent company of the UFC and WEC, has been making trips to Texas more frequentley as of late. Over the last 15 months, the organization made their first-ever visits to Corpus Christi (WEC 39), San Antonio (WEC 43) and Dallas (UFC 103). The...

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  3. Bellator spends one more week in Texas

    Andrew Plante

    After a successful Bellator 19 last week in Grand Prairie that showcased some of the best welterweights in the world as well as a top notch local card, Bellator will head down I-35 this Thursday to put on Bellator 20 at the Majestic Theatre in San An...

    Blog | May 26, 2010
  4. Askren and Hornbuckle punch ticket to finals

    Andrew Plante

    As most fans expected, the two favorites in the welterweight tournament, Ben Askren and Dan Hornbuckle have made it to the welterweight finale with convincing wins at Bellator 19 at the Verizon Theater in Grand Prairie, Texas on Thursday night. Ho...

    Blog | May 21, 2010
  5. Bedford and Skelly on Bellator's radar

    Andrew Plante

    In a recent interview with ESPN Dallas, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney provided his insights on how his organization develops their local feature cards as well as which DFW fighter might have shot at participating on the main tournament card some day. ...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  6. Bellator 19: About the format, predictions

    Andrew Plante

    Bellator, latin for 'warrior', is the name of the nationally-based MMA promotion making a visit to the Dallas-Fort Worth area on the evening of May 20. They differ from the UFC and Strikeforce in that they have implemented a tournament-style system ...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  7. Trash talk spices up Bellator 19 weigh-ins

    Andrew Plante

    A day before the Bellator showcases four of the better welterweights in MMA, ESPN Dallas was on scene at the Verizon Theater for the official Bellator 19 fighter weigh-ins, in which all sixteen fighters on the fight card made weight without incident....

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  8. ESPN Dallas speaks with Bellator CEO

    Andrew Plante

    Earlier this week, Bellator Fighting Championship CEO Bjorn Rebney shared his thoughts on Bellator 19, which will be held Thursday at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie and will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net. Rebney shared his team's take on the ...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  9. Steel Dragon represents school at Bellator 19

    Andrew Plante

    Donyiell "The Steel Dragon" Winrow will be facing Josh Smith at the nationally-televised Bellator 19 this Thursday at Verizon Theatre. Winrow grew up in Oklahoma and spent time at the University of Oklahoma before calling Dallas-Fort Worth his hom...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  10. Lopez expects a war against Bedford

    Andrew Plante

    The latest addition of Tapout Magazine does an excellent job at describing the early days of MMA in the Lone Star state. The article details the evolution of the sport in the original Texas MMA hotbed -- Amarillo, where UFC fighters such as Evan Tan...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  11. Askren has job to finish at Bellator

    Andrew Plante

    Ben Askren and Ryan Thomas faced each other at Bellator 14 when they participated in the welterweight quarterfinals. In the first round of that fight, Askren, a former Olympian and Big 12 wrestler, secured an anaconda choke that appeared to cause T...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  12. Johnny Bedford sets sights on next level

    Andrew Plante

    Johnny "Brutal" Bedford, fighting out of Fitness Fight Factory, is a mixed martial artist well known in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, not to mention the state. He's fought for multiple promotions in Texas, including King of Kombat in Austin, Urban Ru...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  13. Bellator 19 undercard gets heavier

    Andrew Plante

    Scott Barrett (9-1), representing the state of Georgia, will face Utah-based Ty Lee (7-0) as part of the non-tournament preliminary card in Grand Prairie. A win by either fighter could land them in the heavyweight tournament bracket during Bellator'...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  14. Joe 'Jitsu' is well-rounded in MMA

    Andrew Plante

    If there was an official ranking system for the best welterweights in the Lone Star State, Joe "Jitsu" Christopher would unquestionably be on the short list. The 33 year-old Dallas-area resident is the two-time welterweight champion for Freestyle Ca...

    Blog | May 16, 2010
  15. Josh Smith gears up for Bellator 19

    Andrew Plante

    Over that last several months, there has been an abundance of new fighters coming on to the DFW fight scene that I observe as having the potential to do big things in the sport. Jason Sampson, Lior Shporen, Daniel Trevino and Evan Cutts are just a ...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  16. Daniel Pineda eagerly awaits rematch

    Andrew Plante

    Houston-based mixed martial artist Daniel Pineda is one of several Texas-based fighters to make their way on to the fight card for Bellator 19 in Grand Prairie on May 20. Although not from the area, Pineda should be a very familiar face to local MMA...

    Blog | May 12, 2010