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Bellator Reports 1.8 Million Viewers For Ortiz/Bonnar

A RECORD 1.8 MILLION VIEWERS TUNE IN TO SEE TITO ORTIZ-STEPHAN BONNAR BOUT AT BELLATOR 131 ON SPIKE TV   Most Watched MMA Fight On Cable in 2014   Most Watched Bellator Event In Franchise History   Ortiz-Bonnar Fight Peaked At 2 Million Viewers   New York, NY – November 18, 2014 ­ Bellator 131 knocked out the competition on Saturday, November 15 with record ratings for...
Via BadCulture
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Tito Ortiz’s $300K Bellator Payday Make UFC Pay Fighters More?

Tito Ortiz may be far from his MMA prime but the ‘Huntington Beach Bad Boy’ can sure cash in like it. Ortiz got a smooth $300,000 for his lacklustre victory over Stephan Bonnar. The fight itself left a lot to be desired, but the hype around the fight was enough to carry Bellator 131 and give Ortiz the huge payday. To put his payday into perspective, it would be in the top 3...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar’ Salaries Released

The California State Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all of the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar” event. Tito Ortiz (pictured) was the night’s highest earner with a flat $300,000 salary. Stephan Bonnar, who Ortiz beat via split decision in the main event, made $100,000. Please keep in mind, the numbers that...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz Wins at Bellator 131 But Needs to Retire Along With Stephan Bonnar

The hardest thing for anyone that is good enough at a sport to get paid for it to do is figure out when to hang it up. You've competed for as long as you can remember, you do nothing but train, and your world basically revolves around the sport.But there comes a time when you just need to go. That time is now for MMA fighters Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar.@ZProphet_MMA Read more »
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to the New Age: Bellator 131 will show us signs of a promising future

Out of the three big cards tonight – UFC 180, Bellator 131, and UFC 180 – Bellator has the most stacked card from top to bottom. As far as the television broadcast goes, the main card begins on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET, and it’s one that marks the beginning of a new era for Bellator MMA. Sure, it’s been months since Scott Coker took over after Bellator founder Bjorn Rebney...
Via Fight Booth
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz Favored to Beat Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131

It’s time for Tito Ortiz (pictured) and Stephan Bonnar to finally settle their beef tonight at Bellator 131. Despite the help of Justin McCully and his ridiculous mask(s), Bonnar is still an underdog against his archenemy – albeit a slight one. Ortiz is pegged as a -160 odds-on favorite to beat Bonnar, while “The American Psycho” checks in closely behind as a +130 dark...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

‘Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar’ Weigh-In Results

The “Bellator 131: Ortiz vs. Bonnar” weigh-ins took place Friday at Dave & Busters in San Diego, California. A grudge match between UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz (pictured) and Stephan Bonnar headlines Saturday’s show. Michael Chandler and Will Brooks battle for the vacant lightweight title in the co-main event. Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California hosts...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz: ‘Win, lose, or draw I just want to hurt him’

Winning is apparently not of the utmost importance to MMA legend Tito Ortiz heading into his main event bout against Stephan Bonnar at Bellator 131 this weekend. With all the animosity built up over the last several weeks, Ortiz simply can not wait to lay his hands on Bonnar. While Ortiz would love to leave the cage with a victory, the most important thing in his mind is smashing...
Via Fight Hub TV
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tito Ortiz Puts Alexander Shlemenko to Sleep With Submission Hold

Before you ask--yes, that is the Tito Ortiz; the guy you used to watch from back in the day. He was a beast at one time in the UFC, but had a hard time winning when he tried to make a comeback. So when his contract ran out it was bye bye UFC and eventually hello to Bellator.Saturday night in Memphis Alexander Shlemenko probably wished Ortiz had stayed with the UFC.@ZProphet_MMATo...
Via FatManWriting
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tito Ortiz upsets Shlemenko

When the fight was announced of Tito Ortiz and Alexander Shlemenko for tonight’s Bellator 120, people thought Shlemenko would win. Ortiz was in some betting circles a five to one underdog against the Bellator middleweight champion. “The People’s Champion” had a point to prove again to the world that he could be a good fighter. Ortiz got a rousing ovation walking to the cage...
Via Between The Ropes
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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