Bellator new Signings thread

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  1. WarriorPoet1 Purple Belt

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    Thought I'd finally do this hope you guys help keep it updated

    Recently Bellator has signed
    Josh Barnett
    Leslie Smith
    Kiichi Kunimoto

    As well they have re-signed/extended deals with
    Benson Henderson
    Julia Budd
    Ryan Bader

    5/19/2019
    Ilara Joanne 8-4 125
    5/21/2019
    Phil Hawes 4-2 185

    As of 06/05/2019
    Robin Van Roosmalen 2-0 MMA , MT/KB 51 (13 KOs), 18 ,155/145
    Oliver Enkamp 7-2 MMA, 170
    Bec Rawlings 7-8 MMA 3'-0 BK 125
    Bobby Volker 31-13 MMA ,170
    (still fighting in poland?) Norman Parke 26-7-1 MMA, 170
    Elina Kallionidou 7-2 MMA 125
    Grant Neal 1-0 MMA 7-0 Ammie 205
    6/16/2019
    I guess Patrick Mix is here to stay 11-0 MMA 135
    Fedor Resigns For a Farewell Tour
     
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  2. GueseGuy Brown Belt

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    Bellator is so dead lately man. Not even the forums talking about the fights.
     
  3. skylolow Silver Belt

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    They need to figure their shit out.

    When MMA fans on forums and even media isn't hardly talking about them something needs to change.
     
  4. Go Go Plata Black Belt

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    It use to be that having an MMA event every week was diluting the product but now it's the standard with UFC and they are bombarding fans with new info everyday which keeps the UFC fresh in fans minds. Having 1 decent Bellator card a month is what people wanted but it's hard to build hype when there are 2-3 UFC cards before the next Bellator card.
     
  5. GueseGuy Brown Belt

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    It’s a tough situation because the UFC is just a behemoth and they have so many cards and events it’s like impossible for a smaller promotion like Bellator to even get any attention at all. But I’m used to that at this point, the most concerning is that nobody even talks about the fights Bellator has on. Like MVP-Lima is such a dope fight and I don’t see anyone talking about it at all. If you don’t even have forums talking about your product, then we have a big time issue. These are supposed to be the hardcores man. If you don’t have any hardcores, you have ZERO casuals.
     
  6. chrisdiaz Brown Belt

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    The lack of consistancy is my biggest complaint as well. Instead of going back to back for 3 weeks straight and disappearing for 2 months, space the cards out better or do more cards.

    Bellator could really benefit from a strikeforce challengers or dana whites contender series type show. Also sending your biggest cards to DAZN wasnt the best idea but it got them paid.
     
  7. skylolow Silver Belt

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    I think Bellator's way of doing business has grown old with fans and now that some of the best matchups are on DAZN they aren't creating new fans.

    It's basically one good card on paper followed by cards that nobody gets excited about followed by a good card on paper. Over and over again all to often. By the end of the year you got about 3 or 4 events that were interesting and got people talking and the rest is like they never even happened. Hardcores will never beable to support an org the size of Bellator so you have to attract fringe fans and new fans every day to stay relevant and I don't see Bellator doing that.
     
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    Fedor vs Barnett pls
     
  9. CC27 Gold Belt

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    Also Bellator never did a good job promoting the cards. They'd have a month between events and you dont see shit in terms of promoting.

    and now like you said UFC has flooded the market plus Bellator moved to DAZN which less people see events.
     
  10. Afrikan Brown Belt

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    Yay Peacemaker getting another chance.

    I know the UFC Shills and Fans who feel these fighters are their property hate on her.... but when she's in the cage, she tries to put on a show for the fans.

    Looking forward to her next fight. Fuck the fake "MMA Fans".
     
  11. FKA AZ Hotshots/OAK Raiders/That Bellator guy Banned

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    Imo it has alot to do with the big meaningful events being on DAZN.

    If people aren't going to watch the fight they aren't going to talk about it.I have DAZN so I watch but I'm assuming most dont have DAZN.

    Much like I don't talk about any of the fights on ESPN+ or the ppvs because if I'm not watching it I don't really care.

    Bellator could definetly up the promotion for the smaller events it would help garner some viewers.
     
  12. Kung Fu Kowboy Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Sticky Thread now... Hopefully Bellator can keep moving forward and give us something to discuss here.
     
  13. RODNEY83 Purple Belt

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    Tyrell Fortune recently resigned with Bellator as well.
     
  14. WarriorPoet1 Purple Belt

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    Romero Cotton 3-0 also extended his deal
     
  15. RODNEY83 Purple Belt

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    Yes, Bellator does know how to use him. They will keep putting him in squash matches hahaha hahaha hahaha. That's sad.
     
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    10-0 KOTC 135 CHAMPION Patrick Mix has signed an exclusive multi fight deal with bellator and will debut against Ricky Bendejas @ Bellator 222
     
  17. trentkelp Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Does KOTC still grab it's opponents out of the stands?
     
  18. Evangelion Gold Belt

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    Then why did he resign with Bellator?
     
  19. SHAOLINMONK420 Blue Belt

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    yep one fc should just buy it out a la strikeforce. it wont happen though
     
  20. FKA AZ Hotshots/OAK Raiders/That Bellator guy Banned

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    Your a joke
     

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