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PFL, Bellator, Fight Card, Yoel Romero
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

Several bouts announced for PFL vs. Bellator event, including Yoel Romero vs. Thiago Santos

Susan Cox - January 16, 2024

Several bouts have been announced for the PFL vs. Bellator event, including Yoel Romero vs. Thiago Santos. The much-anticipated PFL vs. Bellator event is set for Saturday, February 24th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

PFL, Bellator
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

REPORT | Ryan Bader, Patricio Pitbull among first fighters added to February's PFL vs. Bellator event

Josh Evanoff - January 11, 2024

The reported Bellator vs. PFL card slated for February 24th is now adding fights. In November, the Viacom-owned company was bought out by the PFL. With that, it marked a departure for figures such as Scott Coker, and others. However, Donn Davis and others plan to keep running Bellator as a separate entity and keep holding events for the foreseeable future.

Juan Archuleta, Patchy Mix
Juan Archuleta

RIZIN champion Juan Archuleta calls for rematch with Bellator's Patchy Mix: "Only guy to beat him"

Josh Evanoff - December 29, 2023

RIZIN bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta is ready for a rematch with Bellator titleholder Patchy Mix. ‘The Spaniard’ is slated to make the first title defense of his bantamweight title reign this Saturday. In the co-main event of RIZIN 45, Juan Archuleta will face former titleholder Kai Asaukra. If he can get through the Japanese fighter this weekend, he hopes to meet Patchy Mix in the near future.

Dana White
Dana White

Dana White admits Bellator going away is "a bad thing" for MMA

Cole Shelton - December 18, 2023

UFC CEO Dana White says Bellator merging into PFL is a bad thing for MMA and the sport as a whole. Bellator was recently purchased by PFL as the two companies will merge into one. However, Bellator will continue under a “reimagined” system at PFL called the Bellator International Champions Series. The Bellator series will include eight events per year with each card featuring two title fights at the top.

Cris Cyborg
Cris 'Cyborg' Justino

Cris Cyborg gives career update: "Financially, I can retire"

Zain Bando - December 5, 2023

Cris “Cyborg” Justino is at a crossroads. The former UFC women’s featherweight champion and current Bellator featherweight champion, Cyborg wants to be part of the newly minted PFL-Bellator merger.

Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship
ONE Championship

Bellator executive Mike Kogan claims ONE Championship is about to go out of business: “These people scammed everybody”

Susan Cox - November 28, 2023

Bellator executive Mike Kogan is claiming ONE Championship is about to go out of business. The announcement came last week that Bellator was no longer a standalone entity.  The promotion was acquired by the PFL (Professional Fighters League).


Bellator executive details the "beginning of the end" of the promotion

Cole Shelton - November 27, 2023

Bellator executive Mike Kogan detailed what started the end of the promotion. It was announced last week that the PFL had bought Bellator as the promotion had been looking for a buyer for quite some time. After months of negotiation, a deal got done and according to Kogan, he says a lot of blame for Bellator’s downfall will be on Showtime.

Deontay Wilder Francis Ngannou

PFL’s Donn Davis wants Ngannou vs. Wilder to be a "mixed-rules" fight

Zain Bando - November 21, 2023

Monday marked a historic day for MMA, as Donn Davis’ PFL and Scott Coker’s Bellator unified to become second-fiddle to the UFC. It also teased speculation about what could be next on the boxing side of things, specifically for former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. Donn Davis, who appeared on the latest edition of “The MMA Hour” with Ariel Helwani, said there is a possibility of Ngannou fighting Deontay Wilder, the former WBC heavyweight champion.

Francis Ngannou, Tyson Fury
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

MMA fighters react to news that the PFL has acquired Bellator: “This is huge for the sport!”

Harry Kettle - November 21, 2023

A parade of past, present and future MMA fighters have reacted to the news that PFL has officially acquired Bellator. Earlier this week, it was announced that the Professional Fighters League (PFL) had officially purchased Bellator. It’s a move that has been heavily rumored for a while and now, it’s been confirmed. PFL’s Donn Davis ironed out some of the details in an appearance on The MMA Hour, but there are still plenty out there who are curious to see how it all goes down.

Jason Jackson vs. Yaroslav Amosov
Yaroslav Amosov

Jason Jackson says mindset won the welterweight belt at Bellator 301: “He was scared”

Zain Bando - November 20, 2023

Friday marked a new era in Jamaican MMA, as Jason Jackson shocked the mixed martial arts world with a third-round KO against previously unbeaten welterweight kingpin Yaroslav Amosov in the main event of Bellator 301. Although it may go down as an upset in the history books, for Jason Jackson, 33, it was meant to be.

Jake Paul
Jake Paul

Jake Paul reacts to the PFL-Bellator merger: "Let's prove it"

Zain Bando - November 20, 2023

Boxing personality Jake Paul has chimed in on the Bellator-PFL merger, which was announced Monday morning by PFL chairman Donn Davis. The two promotions will begin their partnership in 2024. Jake Paul, who boxes Andre August December 15, said he’s excited for the future of MMA and said the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

PFL cage
Professional Fighters League (PFL)

Donn Davis eyeing PFL vs. Bellator championship card for February: "Best card possible"

Josh Evanoff - November 20, 2023

PFL executive Donn Davis is hoping to see his best face Bellator’s early next year. Earlier today, the Bellator-PFL sale was made official. Throughout much of this year, the two companies were in talks, especially after Showtime made the decision to drop combat sports. While already rumored, the announcement this fall made Donn Davis and others get this deal finalized.