Doug Geller

  • Juan Archuleta: Setting His Legacy in Stone, One Record at a Time

    There are many things that just naturally happen. The kid that liked building things out of Legos grows up to be an architect, the kid who liked to play doctor became a doctor and the kid who started wrestling at three years old became an MMA fighter. That last...
  • Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix: Exciting Matchups to Make

    Bellator MMA recently announced they are crowning their next heavyweight champion through an eight-man tournament. With fighters such as Rampage Jackson, Chael Sonnen and Fedor Emelianennko joining the tournament, there are many exciting matchups that could be made. Below are the matchups I believe Bellator should make in the...
  • Copa Combate Preview

    Combate Americas returns on Saturday, November 11 to host Copa Combate, featuring a one-night, eight-man tournament that will make the winner a $100,000 richer. Also on the card is a bout between Melissa “Super Melly” Martinez against Gloria “Gloriosa” Bravo and three other matches. The tournament features the featherweight...
  • The Rise of Bellator’s Homegrown Featherweight Stars

    Bellator has made great strides over the past couple of years, putting on great events and adding great fighters through free agency such as Rory MacDonald and Benson Henderson to its roster. With the ambition to become the number one mixed martial arts organization in the world, Bellator has...
  • By Going Heel, UFC Contender Colby Covington Bets Big On Himself

    Colby Covington (13-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) is one heck of a fighter. It takes someone special to beat a legend such as Demian Maia in his home country of Brazil. Usually a big win like the one he had this past Saturday UFC Sao Paulo gives a fighter many...
  • Teammate vs. Teammate: MMA Matches We Wish Would’ve or Would Happen

    With UFC 217 quickly approaching, one of the featured matchups is the bantamweight title match between T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt. The two are former teammates turned rivals which has happened before in the UFC. Rashad Evans fought Jon Jones and Tito Ortiz fought Chuck Liddell. However, it is...
  • MMA Promoters: Looking for a Partnership

    It’s complicated. It starts out for the love of the sport. The passion for the fights, the respect for the fighters, that’s what it’s done for. It certainly isn’t to make a quick buck. No regional MMA organizations start to get rich quickly, but they still have to make...
  • Self-Promotion in the Regionals: Perspectives from Derek Brenon & Tommy Aaron

    Lights. Cameras. Action. That’s what many people see when watching the UFC conduct media events and on fight night. For the Mayweather versus McGregor boxing match the fighters were sent on a world tour to promote the match. However, for regional fighters across the world, the lights are often...
  • How and Why Bellator Should Benefit From Tuesday Night Contender Series

    Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series has brought many of the regional stars to the forefront of MMA and has benefited the fans, the fighters, the UFC and …Bellator. Yes the main competitor of the UFC should greatly benefit from the UFC’s creation. The goal of the Contender Series...
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