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Bellator MMA Announces Rampage Jackson vs Tito Ortiz


It was announced live inside the Bellator cage tonight that two of the biggest names in MMA Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Tito “The People’s Champion” Ortiz will meet in a light heavyweight battle live on PPV Saturday, November 2nd. The announcement was made with both Rampage and Tito inside the Bellator cage to a nationally televised audience on Spike TV at Bellator 97 inside The Santa Ana Star Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

“Rampage vs. Tito” will be held at Southern California’s Long Beach Arena, with tickets on sale at 10 AM PST this Saturday, August 3rd. Tickets can be purchased on Bellator.com, Ticketmaster.com, as well as at the Long Beach Arena Box Office.

“To have two of the biggest names in MMA headline our first PPV is awesome,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said. “Rampage vs. Tito is a fight I’ve wanted to see for years and to have it as our Main Event on our first Pay-Per-View is a spectacular next step in Bellator’s evolution. They’re both re-energized, excited and ready for a war. This will be a great fight.”

“Honestly, I feel like I’ve been re-born.,” Jackson said. “My excitement, energy and aggression, it’s all back and bigger than ever. I feel like a kid again. The Rampage you’ll see Nov. 2nd will be better than any Rampage you’ve ever seen. Everybody knows Tito and I have a very long history. He’s a former teammate and friend, and it’s one of the reasons I stayed away from the UFC as long as I did. But, I want to be very clear; any sort of friendship we once had doesn’t exist when that cage door shuts. I’ve got a ton to prove on November 2nd, and unfortunately for Tito he’s the guy I have to make an example of. He’s in my house now and Saturday, November 2nd on PPV, it’s going to be a horrible night for Tito Ortiz.”

“I’m back,” Ortiz stated. “Over the last few years, my passion for MMA was completely killed, dealing with UFC politics and with Dana. I didn’t have that drive to compete, my heart wasn’t in it. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders. I’m free. Bjorn and Bellator put together an opportunity that made me part of the promotion, part of the family. I feel like I can breathe again and my old friend is going to be on the receiving end of all that happiness turned into an old school Tito Ortiz ground and pound beating. I’ve fought and beaten the very best in MMA history and on Nov. 2nd, Rampage will be the next huge win on my record. This is a new era for the People’s Champion.”

Jackson arrived in Bellator in June as a former Pride and UFC champion, having last fought on Spike TV in September 2007, in a fight vs. Dan Henderson that drew nearly 6 million viewers, making it one of the most watched fights in the sport’s history. In 2009, Jackson served as a coach on Spike’s “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights,” the highest-rated season by far in franchise history, delivering over 3 million viewers per week. Rampage joins a Bellator Light Heavyweight division that features “King Mo”, Emanuel Newton, Vladimir Matyushenko, Attila Vegh and now, Tito Ortiz.

Ortiz joins Bellator as a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and throughout his career has been one of the most recognizable and polarizing figures during his sixteen year career, fighting the likes of Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Vitor Belfort, Rashad Evans and Ken Shamrock. A true MMA icon, Ortiz will now start a new chapter of his career fighting under the Bellator banner beginning on November 2nd.

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MMA Legends Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson & Tito Ortiz announce that they will finally go to war at Bellator MMA's inaugural pay-per-view event, Live on pay-per-view Saturday, November 2.


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Chandler versus Alvarez 2 Official for Bellator MMA Nov. 2 PPV


In a fight nearly two years in the making, Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler will put his title on the line against former Bellator Champion Eddie Alvarez live on pay-per-view November 2nd from the Long Beach Arena as the co-main event of the evening. Both competitors are unanimously ranked in the Top-10 of their division, in part due to their epic 2011 battle that earned the distinction of 'Fight Of The Year' by many publications. The night will be headlined by MMA superstars Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz in a light heavyweight affair.

"I've been cageside for more live fights than almost anyone on the planet," Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney said. "Without question, Chandler vs. Alvarez was the best MMA fight I've ever seen. I'm excited to be able to deliver this rematch to MMA fans. It's been a long time coming and we've had to jump over a lot of hurdles to get this done, but from the day we announced our PPV I promised fans that this card was going to be the deepest we've ever done, and we are well on our way. This is just the start."

Fresh off his 44 second destruction of David Rickels, Chandler now defends his title for the third time in 2013 with the long awaited rematch with Alvarez. Originally coming into his 2011 showdown with Alvarez as a nearly 5-1 underdog, Chandler came out of the gate on a mission, and after four grueling rounds of back and forth action, Chandler submitted Alvarez to claim his first World Title. Without a blemish on his record and riding the momentum of being considered one of the best lightweights in the world, Chandler is ready for another title defense and moving his spotless record to 13-0.

"Without sounding too disrespectful, when I fought Eddie the first time in 2011, I didn't even know what it meant to be an MMA fighter," Chandler said. "Two years later, I've grown so much as a mixed martial artist, and there isn't a doubt in my mind on November 2nd, my hand will be raised and the belt will be around my waist. I have full confidence that I can take this fight wherever I want, whenever I want because I didn't even show much of my wrestling in that last fight and I was able to beat him just with my standup. My ground game has always been there, and I've taken my striking to a whole new level since the last time we met. I feel like I have more experience under my belt, I'm wiser, stronger, and have had so much time in the gym trying to become the best fighter I can be."

After losing his belt to Chandler in 2011, Alvarez responded with two knockout victories in 2012 over longtime rival Shinya Aoki, as well as a devastating KO victory over Patricky Pitbull. Alvarez then found himself on the sidelines as Bellator and Alvarez engaged in a contract dispute that spanned nearly a year. With both parties having agreed on a new deal, Alvarez is ready to step back in the cage and erase a loss that still haunts him.

"I still lose sleep over my loss to Chandler, and I want it off my record," Alvarez remarked. "This was a long process, but at the end of the day I'm back with Bellator and I'm happy to get back in the cage. I really believe everything happens for a reason, and at the end of the day my family and I are happy, and I'm ready to get my belt back on November 2nd."

Here is the full video of their first fight:

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More information on Bellator's November 2nd PPV "Rampage vs. Tito" will be made available in the coming weeks.

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Newton vs King Mo Rematch Set for Bellator MMA PPV on Nov. 2


Chandler vs. Alvarez II won't be the only highly anticipated rematch featured on Bellator's Pay-Per-View debut November 2nd, as King Mo will once again meet Emanuel Newton, this time for the interim Bellator Light Heavyweight Title. With reigning Light Heavyweight Champion Attila Vegh sidelined with a shoulder injury, Mo and Newton will now square off for a shot at the title. In their previous meeting, the two engaged in a back and forth battle that eventually ended with Newton delivering a devastating spinning back fist that earned the fight the distinction of upset of the year. Mo vs. Newton II now joins a night of fights that already features Chandler vs. Alvarez II, along with the main event of the evening, Rampage vs. Tito.

"Rampage vs. Tito" will be held at Southern California's Long Beach Arena on Saturday, November 2nd, with tickets on sale now. Tickets can be purchased on Bellator.com, Ticketmaster.com, as well as at the Long Beach Arena Box Office.

"The energy in the arena when Newton dropped Mo with that spinning back fist was simply awesome," Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said. "And, to be able to have this rematch take place on our first PPV is something we couldn't pass up. With Mo and Emanuel winning our previous two Light Heavyweight Tournaments, the timing was perfect for this rematch add another incredible intriguing storyline to this huge night of fights."

After storming through the Summer Series Tournament with two stoppage victories over Seth Petruzelli and Jacob Noe, Mo has now earned the right to fight for the title, along with erasing a loss that still looms large for the man they call "King".

"Listen, I'm going to be real honest about this. Emanuel is fake as hell," Lawal said. "He runs his mouth about being a black skinhead or something, and likes to act real hard. He's as hard as baby shit. I'm going to destroy this guy. He landed a shot on me in our first fight, nothing more than that. I'm better than him in every facet of the game. I didn't even shoot on him that first fight. I can take this fight anywhere I want it, and I will. It's over. I'm taking that belt in Long Beach, bringing it back to Las Vegas, and no one is getting it back. Not Vegh, Not Rampage. Not Tito, not anyone. It's mine. Payback is bitch, Emanuel."

A relative unknown when he joined the Bellator Light Heavyweight ranks, Newton shocked the world with his knockout victory over Mo in the Season 8 Light Heavyweight Semifinals, and followed up that performance with a decisive win over fellow Bellator Tournament Finalist Mikhail Zayats. Now just a win away from capturing the interim World Title, Newton expects similar results in his second meeting with Lawal.

"I'm not going to spout off and trash Mo, I don't have to do that," Newton proclaimed. "I know Mo is going to run his mouth and try to sell his game, but I don't have anything to prove. I'm the one that knocked him out, and he's the one that has to deal with that loss on his record, not me. I did it once, and I'm going to do it again, this time on an even bigger stage. History likes to repeat itself, and November 2nd Mo's going to have to deal with another big loss on his record.

More information on Bellator's November 2nd PPV "Rampage vs. Tito" will be made available in the coming weeks.

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Curran vs. Straus Featherweight World Title Fight Added to Stacked Saturday Nov. 2nd Bellator Pay-Per-View


With two title defenses already under his belt, Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran will look to make it 3 for 3 in 2013 when he faces Featherweight Tournament winner Daniel Straus live on Pay-Per-View November 2nd from The Long Beach Arena. Curran vs. Straus now joins a fight card that already features King Mo vs. Emanuel Newton for the Interim Light Heavyweight Title, the rematch of 2011’s fight of the year between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez for the Lightweight World Title, as well as the main event of the evening, Rampage Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz.

“Rampage vs. Tito” will be held at Southern California’s Long Beach Arena on Saturday, November 2nd, with tickets on sale now. Tickets can be purchased on Bellator.com, Ticketmaster.com, as well as at The Long Beach Arena Box Office.

“Pat Curran’s one of the best Mixed Martial Artists we have in the game today,” Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney said. “Before breaking his hand Straus was a fixture in the Top 10 rankings with a huge amount of talent. Curran vs. Straus is a fight I’ve wanted to see since Daniel won the tournament a year ago last May. This should be an epic world title fight and our PPV provides the perfect stage.”

Only 25, Curran’s career has skyrocketed since claiming the Bellator Featherweight World Title in March of 2012 with a devastating knockout win over “The Baddest Man on the Planet” Joe Warren. Currently ranked 2nd in the World by ESPN's Featherweight Power Rankings, “Paddy Mike” is looking to continue his stranglehold on the featherweight division with a victory on November 2nd, and looking to push his ranking to #1 in the World while maintaining his focus on the challenges that await him.

“I’ve been with Bellator since the beginning, and seen my career grow as Bellator has,” Curran said. “It means the world to me to be able to defend my title on our first Pay-Per-View, especially with such a tough fight ahead of me. I’m not taking Straus lightly. He is an incredibly tough featherweight, and I’m not even thinking about our first fight in 2009, we are two totally different guys right now. This card is stacked, and I want to give Bellator and all our fans a great show.”

For Straus, the fight against Curran is a long time coming. After winning the Bellator Season 6 Featherweight Tournament, Straus suffered a broken hand and was sidelined indefinitely. After nearly a year on the sidelines, Straus is ready to finally fight for the title, as well as erasing a 2009 loss that still haunts the Ohio native.

“It’s finally here. I’ve faced so many setbacks over the last year, and my title shot is finally here,” Straus said. “When Pat and I met in 2009, we were two completely different fighters. Both of us have developed so much in that time, but I still want that loss of my record. That fight taught me a lot about where I was as a fighter, especially considering I’ve gone 17-1 since we last met. I’m just excited to be able to get a chance to fight for a title on a huge stage like this. I really don’t know how this fight is going to end, but I envision it going quickly. This won’t be a long, drawn out process. I’m going in for the kill.”

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The first Bellator MMA Pay-Per-View, Saturday, November 2nd will feature MMA Legends Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Tito Ortiz as they battle for the first time in the Bellator MMA cage! As well as the long awaited rematch between Bellator Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez for the belt.


Here is the updated card:


Bellator 106: Rampage vs. Tito
November 2, 2013
Long Beach Arena
Long Beach, California



Main Card (Pay-Per-View):

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz
Michael Chandler vs. Eddie Alvarez - Bellator Lightweight Title Bout
Pat Curran vs. Daniel Straus - Bellator Featherweight Title Bout
Muhammed Lawal vs. Emanuel Newton - Interim Bellator Light Heavyweight Title Bout
Joe Riggs vs. Mike Bronzoulis


Preliminary Card (Spike.com):
TBA vs. TBA


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Terry Etim vs. Patrick Cenoble Added to Bellator PPV Prelims


Submission ace Terry Etim will return to the cage on November 2nd as the Liverpool native will make his Bellator debut against Patrick Cenoble. The lightweight affair will be featured on Spike TV leading up to Bellator's highly anticipated Pay-Per-View, which is headlined by MMA icons Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz.

"Rampage vs. Tito" will be held at Southern California's Long Beach Arena on Saturday, November 2nd, with tickets on sale now. Tickets can be purchased on Bellator.com, Ticketmaster.com, as well as at The Long Beach Arena Box Office.

Only 27, Etim joins Bellator with an impressive 15-5 record to his name including 12 submission finishes in his young career. Etim holds notable victories over Matt Grice, Sam Stout and Brian Cobb and is looking to make his mark inside the Bellator cage.

"I'm excited to get back into the cage and do what I do best, fight," Etim said. "Bellator has continued to grow and to be part of the organization and be part of the first PPV is a huge honor, and I'm pumped to be able to showcase my skills on such a big stage. November 2nd is going to be a huge night."

Florida native Patrick Cenoble will look to get back to his winning ways on November 2nd after the quick finisher fought to a draw against veteran Tony Fryklund at Bellator 94. Just 23, Cenoble packs a powerful punch and plans to keep the fight on the feet on November 2nd from the Long Beach Arena.

The fight card for Bellator MMA's inaugural Pay-Per-View is below. Additional fights will be announced in the coming weeks.


Pay-Per-View Main Card:

Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Rampage Jackson (32-11) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-0) vs. Eddie Alvarez (24-3)
Light Heavyweight Interim Title Fight: King Mo Lawal (11-2) vs. Emanuel Newton (21-7-1)
Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (19-4) vs. Daniel Straus (21-4)


Spike TV Preliminary Fights:

Fight Master Welterweight Finals: Joe Riggs (39-14) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (15-5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Terry Etim (15-5) vs. Patrick Cenoble (9-2)


Spike.com Preliminary Fights:

Welterweight Feature Fight: Joe Williams (10-3) vs. Jesse Juarez (20-8)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Brandon Halsey (4-0) vs. Hector Ramirez (9-5-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Guymon (14-6-1) vs. Aaron Miller (14-8)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Camacho (13-18-3) vs. Cleber Luciano (8-5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Darren Smith (4-3) vs. Josh Smith (8-5)

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Heavyweight Tournament Finals Added To November 2nd Pay-Per-View As Cheick Kongo Battles Vinicius Spartan


After knockout victories for both Cheick Kongo and Vinicius Spartan in the Bellator Heavyweight Semifinals, the two giants will meet inside the Bellator cage on November 2nd live on Pay-Per-View from the Long Beach Arena, which is headlined by MMA icons Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz.

“Rampage vs. Tito” will be held at Southern California’s Long Beach Arena on Saturday, November 2nd, with tickets on sale now. Tickets can be purchased on Bellator.com, Ticketmaster.com, as well as at The Long Beach Arena Box Office.

“To be able to put on a card of this caliber for our first Pay-Per-View is something really special,” Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney said. “Kongo vs. Spartan should be absolute fireworks, and will be a fantastic way to kick off what should be a historic night on November 2nd from the Long Beach Arena.”

Kongo punched his ticket to the semifinals with a devastating combination of strikes and knees that left Mark Godbeer on the mat and advanced Kongo onto the Heavyweight Tournament Finals. Holding notable victories over “Cro Cop”, Pat Berry and Matt Mitrione, Kongo has his sights set on capturing his first tournament crown.

“I want to fight the best in Bellator so I can be the best,” Kongo said. “When I try to do things as a competitor, I want to be the best. I messed up before because I wasn't focused like I've been from the beginning. But, now … I will be the best. It's my time. I came to Bellator for the opportunity to show the best Cheick Kongo. And that's it.”

Team Nogueira and Chute Boxe’s own Vinicius Spartan wasted no time collecting victory in the semifinals with a lightning-quick knockout over longtime MMA veteran Lavar Johnson. Now just one step away from his rightful title shot, Spartan will leave it all on the line November 2nd.

“Winning a Bellator tournament today is very difficult and actually achieving victory has tremendous value,” Spartan said. “I prefer it to be difficult and I know Cheick is going to be very tough--that is a motivating factor for me and my team.”

The fight card for Bellator MMA’s inaugural Pay-Per-View is below. Additional fights will be announced in the coming weeks.


Pay-Per-View Main Card:

Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Rampage Jackson (32-11) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-0) vs. Eddie Alvarez (24-3)
Light Heavyweight Interim Title Fight: King Mo Lawal (11-2) vs. Emanuel Newton (21-7-1)
Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (19-4) vs. Daniel Straus (21-4)
Heavyweight Tournament Finals: Cheick Kongo (19-8) vs. Vinicius Spartan (7-3)


Spike TV Preliminary Fights:

Fight Master Welterweight Finals: Joe Riggs (39-14) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (15-5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Terry Etim (15-5) vs. Patrick Cenoble (9-2)


Spike.com Preliminary Fights:

Welterweight Feature Fight: Joe Williams (10-3) vs. Jesse Juarez (20-8)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Brandon Halsey (4-0) vs. Hector Ramirez (9-5-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Guymon (14-6-1) vs. Aaron Miller (14-8)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Camacho (13-18-3) vs. Cleber Luciano (8-5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Darren Smith (4-3) vs. Josh Smith (8-5)

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