MMA News: November 5, 2013


The Bellator cable rating came in and it did....uh, real well!

"The telecast delivered 1.1 million viewers (9:00pm-12:45am), the most-watched in Bellator event history and the most watched mixed martial arts show on television this fall. The "Chandler-Alvarez II" fight card peaked at 1.4 million viewers at 11:17pm and reached its high mark with Men 18-49 with a 1.1 rating for the Alvarez-Chandler bout. The telecast also ranked #2 in cable in its timeslot with Men 18-49."


Bellator is back November 15th with Rampage against Beltran in Atlantic City.

-UFC will have their 20 year anniversary documentary airing this evening on FS1:


-In contract news,

Coming off his impressive KO over Mark Munoz, Lyoto Machida has signed a new deal with the UFC.
No word on the term or money.

-Dan Henderson's contract is up after his fight with Vitor Belfort. But Hendo has no plans on retiring,

"Yeah, I'm not planning on retiring and I'm not planning on going anywhere. Coming off of two losses in my last two fights, that doesn't help for negotiating. So there's a little more pressure on this fight, but I'm pretty sure this fight will be exciting regardless."

You can see Hendo/Belfort this Saturday in Brazil at UFC Fight Night 32.

-Dana White has released another one of his VLogs leading up to the Fight For the Troops event on Wednesday.


-MMA H.E.A.T.'s Karyn Bryant sits down with MMA legend Don Frye and Bellator Heavyweight fighter Cheick Kongo for an entertaining conversation about MMA. Talking after the Bellator 106 show, Karyn, Don and Cheick discuss the Eddie Alvarez/ Michael Chandler decision, the cancelled main event featuring Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Tito Ortiz and the level of talent among the new generation MMA fighters. In addition, the three talk about Don's sobriety, Cheick's upcoming fight and their current Hollywood projects.


Article Added: 2013-11-05



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