List of current Bellator fighters

The Bellator MMA (formerly known as "Bellator Fighting Championships") promotion was started in 2008 by Bjorn Rebney and Brad Epstein as a tournament based alternative to other MMA organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Strikeforce.[1] Prior to 2015, when president Scott Coker made the decision to drop the 8-man tournament format,[2] Bellator fighters participated in a series of tournament bouts in a set weight class over a season (usually between 10 and 13 events over 3 or 4 months). The winners of these tournaments were crowned Bellator champions, with the winners of successive tournaments in the same weight class earning the spot of no. 1 contender.

This list is an up-to-date roster of those fighters currently under contract with the Bellator brand. Unlike the UFC, Bellator does allow its fighters to compete in other promotions, so many fighters on this list may appear in MMA events outside of Bellator. Fighters are organized by weight class and within their weight class by their number of professional MMA fights. Fighters with the same number of fights are listed in order of their number of wins. Fighters with the same MMA record are listed alphabetically.

Each fight record has four categories: wins, losses, draws, and no-contests.[3] All fight records in this article are displayed in that order, with fights resulting in a no-contest listed in parentheses.

Heavyweights (265 lb, 120 kg)Edit

Cheick Kongo
Fedor Emelianenko
Name Nickname MMA record Bellator record
!a !a !a -9999
France  Cheick Kongo Kongo 30–10–2 (1) 12–2 (1)
England  Linton Vassell The Swarm 19–8 (1) 8–5
United States of America  Javy Ayala Eye Candy 11–8 6–5
United States of America  Tyrell Fortune 8–1 8–1
United States of America  Quinton Jackson Rampage 38–14 5–3
Russia  Vitaly Minakov 22–1 6–1
United States of America  Matt Mitrione Meathead 13–7 (1) 4–2 (1)
Russia  Sergei Kharitonov[4] The Paratrooper 30–6 (1) 4–1 (1)
Russia  Fedor Emelianenko The Last Emperor 39–6 (1) 3–2
United States of America  Roy Nelson Big Country 23–18 1–4
Russia  Valentin Moldavsky 9–1 4–0
Israel  Adam Keresh 4–0 3–0
United States of America  Steve Mowry 7–0 3–0
United States of America  Justin Wren The Big Pygmy 13–2 3–0
United States of America  Rudy Schaffroth 6–1 2–1
United States of America  Timothy Johnson[5] 13–6 1–2
United States of America  Frank Mir 19–13 1–2
United States of America  Jake Hager 2–0 (1) 2–0 (1)
Portugal  Domingos Barros 6–1 1–1
Russia  Kirill Sidelnikov Baby Fedor 12–6 1–1
Brazil  Wanderlei Silva The Axe Murderer 35–14–1 (1) 0–2
United States of America  Davion Franklin 1–0 1–0
Turkey  Gokhan Saricam 4–1 0–1
United States of America  Josh Barnett The Warmaster 35–8 0–0
England  James Haskell 0–0 0–0
Brazil  Ronny Markes 19–7 0–0
Ireland  Ryan Spillane 0–0 0–0

Light Heavyweights (205 lb, 93 kg)Edit

Muhammed Lawal
Phil Davis
Name Nickname MMA record Bellator record
!a !a !a -9999
England  Liam McGeary z 13–4 10–4
United States of America  Phil Davis Mr. Wonderful 21–5 (1) 8–2
Netherlands  Melvin Manhoef No Mercy 32–14–1 (2) 4–3 (1)
Italy  Alessio Sakara Legionarius 21–13 (2) 4–2
United States of America  Ryan Bader (C) Darth 27–5 (1) 5–0 (1)
Russia  Vadim Nemkov 11–2 4–0
United States  Christian Edwards 3–0 3–0
United States of America  Chuck Campbell 2–1 2–1
England  Lee Chadwick The Butcher 25–15–1 1–2
England  James Mulheron The Juggernaut 11–4 1–2
United States  Tyree Fortune X-Man 5–0 2–0
United States of America  Grant Neal 3–0 2–0
United States of America  Dalton Rosta Hercules 2–0 2–0
Lithuania  Arunas Andriuskevicus 15–4 1–0
Lithuania  Julius Anglickas 8–1 1–0
Ireland  Karl Moore 9–2 1–0
Sweden  Karl Albrektsson King 9–3 0–1
United States  Alex Polizzi Eazy 6–0 0–0

Middleweights (185 lb, 84 kg)Edit

Melvin Manhoef
Gegard Mousasi
Alexander Shlemenko
Name Nickname MMA record Bellator record
!a !a !a -9999
Russia  Alexander Shlemenko Storm 58–12 (1) 12–5 (1)
Brazil  Rafael Carvalho The Blessed 16–4 7–3
United States of America  John Salter 17–4 7–1
United States of America  Chidi Njokuani Chidi Bang Bang 18–7 5–3
United States of America  Rafael Lovato Jr. 10–0 6–0
Ireland  Charlie Ward Relentless 8–4 5–1
England  Mike Shipman Sea Bass 13–3 4–2
United States of America  Joe Schilling Stitch 'em Up 4–6 3–3
England  Fabian Edwards The Assassin 9–0 5–0
Russia  Anatoly Tokov 29–2 5–0
Armenia  Gegard Mousasi The Dreamcatcher 46–7–2 4–1
Netherlands  Costello van Steenis The Spaniard 12–2 4–1
Ireland  Will Fleury 7–2 3–2
United States of America  Romero Cotton[6] 4–0 4–0
England  Kent Kauppinen The Hammerhorn 12–5 2–2
Hungary  Norbert Novenyi Jr. 4–0 3–0
United States  Austin Vanderford AK47 9–0 3–0
Brazil  Lyoto Machida The Dragon 26–9 2–1
United States of America  Johnny Eblen John 6–0 2–0
United States of America  Jordan Newman 2–0 2–0
Armenia  Hracho Darpinyan Hracho Man 17–9–2 0–1–1
Brazil  Leo Leite 10–2 0–2
Russia  Grachik Bozinyan 10–4 0–1
United States of America  Ty Gwerder 4–1 0–1
England  George Tokkos Tuco 4–1 0–1
Brazil  Fábio Aguiar 17–1 0–0
Italy  Claudio Conti 7–5–2 0–0

Welterweights (170 lb, 77 kg)Edit

Andrey Koreshkov
Douglas Lima
Rory MacDonald
Name Nickname MMA record Bellator record
!a !a !a -9999
United States of America  David Rickels The Caveman 21–6 (2) 15–6 (2)
Brazil  Douglas Lima (C) The Phenom 32–7 14–3
Russia  Andrey Koreshkov Spartan 22–4 13–4
England  Michael Page Venom 17–1 13–1
England  Paul Daley Semtex 42–17–2 8–4
United States of America  A.J. Matthews z 9–9 5–7
United States of America  Ed Ruth 8–2 8–2
Brazil  Neiman Gracie z 9–1 7–1
United States of America  Joey Davis Black Ice 7–0 7–0
United States  Ryan Couture 12–6 4–3
United States  Logan Storley Storm 11–0 6–0
United States  Lorenz Larkin The Monsoon 22–7 (1) 4–2
Brazil  Guilherme Vasconcelos[7] Bomba 10–6 3–3
Ireland  Kiefer Crosbie Big Daddy 8–1 4–1
England  Jim Wallhead Judo 31–11 3–2
Ukraine  Yaroslav Amosov[8] Dynamo 23–0 4–0
England  Aaron Chalmers The Joker 5–2 2–2
England  Walter Gahadza The Sniper 18–5 2–2
United States of America  Sabah Homasi The Punisher 13–8 2–2
Brazil  Robson Gracie Jr. 3–0 3–0
Brazil  Khonry Gracie 2–1 2–1
Jamaica  Jason Jackson 11–4 2–1
England  Ashley Reece The Beast 8–2 2–1
United States of America  Abraham Vaesau 5–3 2–1
Ireland  Richard Kiely 3–3 1–2
Romania  Ion Pascu Bombardierul 18–10 0–3
England  Justin Burlinson 5–0 2–0
United States  Kyle Crutchmer 6–0 2–0
United States of America  Raymond Daniels The Real Deal 2–1 2–0
United States  Dillon Danis 2–0 2–0
Sweden  Oliver Enkamp 9–2 2–0
Italy  Nicolo Solli 3–0 2–0
United States  Jon Fitch 32–7–2 (1) 1–0–1
Republic of Moldova  Costantin Gnusariev 3–0–1 1–0–1
Wales  Lewis Long The Foot 17–6 1–1
Italy  Giorgio Pietrini Italian Bear 16–5–1 1–1
United States of America  Mike Jasper 13–6 0–2
Brazil  Erick Silva The Tiger 20–11 0–2
England  Galore Bofando 6–3 1–0
Ireland  Philip Mulpeter 10–6 1–0
Italy  Stefano Paternò 13–3–1 1–0
Japan  Shinsho Anzai Animal 11–4 0–1
Germany  Ruben Crawford 16–4 0–1
England  Craig Turner 7–1–1 0–1
Scotland  Ross Houston The Hitman 8–0 (1) 0–0
Canada  Jordan Mein Young Gun 31–12 0–0
Italy  Carlo Pedersoli Jr. Semento 11–3 0–0
United States  Bobby Voelker Vicious 33–13 0–0

Lightweights (155 lb, 70 kg)Edit

Jon Fitch
Benson Henderson
Name Nickname MMA record Bellator record
!a !a !a -9999
United States of America  Michael Chandler Iron 20–5 17–5
United States of America  Saad Awad Assassin 23–13 11–10
Brazil  Patricky Freire Pitbull 23–9 14–7
United States of America  Brandon Girtz Cold Roll 16–9 8–7
United States of America  Georgi Karakhanyan Insane 29–10–1 (1) 7–8
Japan  Goiti Yamauchi z 25–4 11–3
United States of America  Adam Piccolotti The Bomb 12–3 8–3
United States of America  Derek Anderson The Barbaric 16–3 (1) 7–3
United States of America  Brent Primus z 10–1 8–1
United States of America  Benson Henderson Smooth 28–8 5–3
United States of America  Kevin Ferguson Jr. Baby Slice 4–2 4–2
United States of America  Roger Huerta El Matador 24–12–1 (1) 1–5
England  Alfie Davis The Axe Man 13–3 4–0
Israel  Aviv Gozali 4–0 4–0
Scotland  Chris Bungard The Bad Guy 15–6 2–2
England  Charlie Leary 917 16–11–1 2–2
United States  Chris Gonzalez 4–0 3–0
United States  Nainoa Dung 3–1 2–1
Canada  Mandel Nallo 7–1 2–1
United States of America  Sidney Outlaw Da Gun 14–4 2–1
Ireland  Paul Redmond Redser 15–9 2–1
United States  Josh Thomson The Punk 22–9 (1) 2–1
England  Terry Brazier The Dominator 11–3 1–2
Scotland  Chris Duncan 6–0 2–0
Israel  Simon Smotritsky Assassin 6–0 2–0
Russia  Vladimir Tokov Vova 5–0 2–0
England  Akonne Wanliss 4–1 2–0
United States of America  Zach Freeman The Altar Boy 9–3 1–1
United States of America  Myles Jury Fury 18–5 1–1
England  Kane Mousah 12–3 1–1
United States of America  Nick Newell 16–3 1–1
Romania  Mihail Nica 6–1 1–1
Ireland  Peter Queally The Showstopper 12–5–1 1–1
Italy  Daniele Scatizzi Scat 9–5 1–1
England  Tim Wilde The Experiment 13–4 1–1
Italy  Alessandro Botti The Bad 15–11 0–2
Poland  Mateusz Piskorz Juhas 14–6 0–2
England  Ryan Scope Big Baby 11–3 0–2
Ireland  Sam Slater 2–2 0–2
Denmark  Soren Bak The True Viking 14–1 1–0
United States  Keoni Diggs 8–0 1–0
Canada  Lance Gibson Jr. 3–0 1–0
United States of America  Gavin Hughes Big Tasty 11–1 1–0
Brazil  Killys Mota Pitbull 12–1 1–0
Ireland  Myles Price Magic 11–7 1–0
Ireland  Ryan Roddy Irish 8–1 1–0
United States  Jake Smith The Half-Black Attack 7–2 1–0
Russia  Shamil Nikaev The Chechen Wolf 9–0 (1) 0–0
Netherlands  Robin van Roosmalen Pokerface 2–0 0–0

Featherweights (145 lb, 65 kg)Edit

Name Nickname MMA record Bellator record
!a !a !a -9999
Brazil  Patricio Freire (C) Pitbull 30–4 18–4
United States of America  Pat Curran Paddy Mike 23–9 13–6
United States of America  Daniel Straus z 26–9 12–6
United States of America  Derek Campos The Stallion 20–10 9–8
United States of America  A.J. McKee The Mercenary 16–0 16–0
United States of America  Emmanuel Sanchez El Matador 19–4 11–3
Germany  Daniel Weichel The Weasel 40–11 9–3
USA  Henry Corrales OK 17–5 5–5
Brazil  John Teixeira Macapá 23–5–2 6–3
Peru  Gaston Bolanos The Dreamkiller 5–3 5–3
United States of America  Aaron Pico 5–3 5–3
United States  Juan Archuleta Spaniard 24–2 6–1
United States  Tywan Claxton Speedy 6–1 6–1
Hungary  Ádám Borics The Kid 14–1 5–1
United States  Jeremiah Labiano The Kid 12–7 3–3
United States  Cris Lencioni Sunshine 6–2 3–2
Brazil  Leandro Higo[9] Pitbull 19–5 2–3
United States of America  Sam Sicilia 17–11 2–3
Portugal  Pedro Carvalho 11–3 4–0
New Zealand  Jay Jay Wilson 5–0 4–0
United States of America  AJ Agazarm 3–1 3–1
United States of America  Adil Benjilany 5–3 2–2
Ireland  Dylan Logan 4–4 2–1
Brazil  Chinzo Machida 5–3 2–1
Ireland  Richie Smullen 5–2–1 2–1
Iraq  Adel Altamimi 8–7 1–2
England  Nathan Rose The Black 7–3 1–2
United States of America  Lucas Brennan 2–0 2–0
Morocco  Ilias Bulaid 2–0 2–0
Ireland  Ciaran Clarke 2–0 2–0
England  Aiden Lee 8–4 1–1
Tajikistan  Salim Mukhidinov 7–4 1–1
England  Saul Rogers The Hangman 13–3 1–1
Canada  Gabriel Varga 1–1 1–1
England  Daniel Crawford 10–3 0–2
Scotland  Robert Whiteford[10] The Hammer 16–4 1–0
France  Asaël Adjoudj 0–1 0–1
England  Ashleigh Grimshaw The White Wolf 20–11–1 (3) 0–1
Ukraine  Vladyslav Parubchenko 15–1 0–0

Bantamweights (135 lb, 61 kg)Edit

Name Nickname MMA record Bellator record
!a !a !a -9999
United States of America  Joe Warren The Baddest Man on the Planet 15–8 13–7
Brazil  Eduardo Dantas Dudu 21–7 11–4
United States of America  Darrion Caldwell The Wolf 15–3 12–2
United States of America  Shawn Bunch The Great 9–5 6–4
Ireland  James Gallagher[11] 10–1 7–1
Ireland  Brian Moore The Pikeman 12–7 3–3
United States of America  Cass Bell 5–0 5–0
United States  Ricky Bandejas 13–3 3–2
United States  Mike Kimbel The Savage 3–2 3–2
United States of America  Dominic Mazzotta[12] The Honey Badger 15–3 2–2
Israel  Raz Bring New Level 5–2 3–0
United States of America  Toby Misech 2 Quick 12–7 2–1
South Africa  Frans Mlambo The Black Mamba 8–5 2–1
Brazil  Weber Almeida 3–0 2–0
United States  Patrick Mix 13–0 2–0
England  Raphael Uchegbu 2–0 2–0
England  Dominique Wooding Black Panther 6–3 1–1
England  Cal Ellenor Pacino 8–2 1–0
Canada  Josh Hill Gentleman 19–3 1–0
United States of America  Keith Lee Killa 6–3 1–0
United States of America  Sergio Pettis 19–5 1–0
United States of America  Raufeon Stots Supa 13–1 1–0
Mexico  Erik Perez Goyito 19–7 0–1
Brazil  Vinicius Zani The Little Devil 11–6 0–1
United States  Manny Vazquez 12–3 0–0

Women's Featherweights (145 lb, 65 kg)Edit

Name Nickname MMA record Bellator record
!a !a !a -9999
Australia  Arlene Blencowe[13] Angerfist 13–7 6–3
Canada  Julia Budd The Jewel 13–3 7–1
Ireland  Sinead Kavanagh KO 6–4 3–4
Israel  Olga Rubin Big Bad 6–2 4–2
United States  Amanda Bell The Lady Killer 7–6 3–2
Australia  Janay Harding Hollowpoint 5–4 2–2
United States  Amber Leibrock 3–4 1–3
Northern Ireland  Leah McCourt 4–1 3–0
Brazil  Talita Nogueira Treta 7–2 1–2
United States  Leslie Smith The Peacemaker 11–8–1 1–1
Brazil  Cris Cyborg (C) 22–2 1–0
United States  Jessy Miele The Widowmaker 9–3 1–0
Russia  Marina Mokhnatkina 4–2 0–1
Netherlands  Hatice Ozyurt The Turkish Delight 2–7 0–1
United States  Cat Zingano[14] Alpha 10–4 0–0

Women's Flyweights (125 lb, 56 kg)Edit

Name Nickname MMA record Bellator record
!a !a !a -9999
United States  Ilima-Lei Macfarlane (C) The Ilimanator 11–0 10–0
United States  Veta Arteaga 5–4 4–4
Netherlands  Denise Kielholtz Miss Dynamite 5–2 5–1
Brazil  Bruna Ellen 5–3 3–3
United States  Kristina Williams Warhorse 3–3 3–3
Brazil  Juliana Velasquez[15] 10–0 5–0
England  Kate Jackson Trouble 11–4 3–2
Colombia  Alejandra Lara Azul 9–3 3–2
Ukraine  Lena Ovchynnikova Hunter 12–6 2–3
United States  Keri Taylor-Melendez 4–0 4–0
United States  Heather Hardy[16] The Heat 2–2 2–2
Greece  Elina Kallionidou Gunner 7–4 0–4
Canada  Valérie Létourneau Trouble 10–7 2–1
United States of America  Valerie Loureda 2–0 2–0
Brazil  Ilara Joanne 9–5 1–1
Australia  Bec Rawlings Rowdy 8–9 1–1
Sweden  Malin Hermansson Herminator 4–1 0–1
Turkey  Sabriye Şengül[17] 0–1 0–1
Russia  Diana Avsaragova Pantera 2–0 0–0
Germany  Mandy Böhm Monster 6–0 0–0
United States  Liz Carmouche Girl-Rilla 13–7 0–0
England  Kennedy Freeman The Machine 2.0 3–0 0–0
United States  Sumiko Inaba 0–0 0–0
(C) Indicates the current champion
( ) Any number within parenthesis in a fighter's record symbolizes a no contest
  • Unless otherwise cited, all records are retrieved from sherdog.com.
  • Unless otherwise cited, all fighters listed are retrieved from Bellator.com.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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