Bellator is nowhere near as old as the UFC. To most MMA fans, Bellator is the 2nd largest fight promotion, although it has drawn top talent away from the UFC quite regularly, by offering fighters better contracts with more money e.g. Gegard Mousasi, Cris Cyborg, Rory MacDonald and some others too.Mar 29, 2020
Generally, they don’t. As a very general rule, the best fighters make the most money. Very few UFC Champions leave to fight at Bellator. After they lose, or are no longer competitive, they can continue to earn money in Bellator, sometimes even regaining champion status.
Ryan Bader Current champions Division Champion Since Heavyweight Ryan Bader Jan 26, 2019 Valentin Moldavsky (ic) June 25, 2021 Light Heavyweight Vadim Nemkov Aug 21, 2020 Middleweight Gegard Mousasi Oct 29, 2020
Pitbull Freire is quite possibly the greatest Bellator fighter of all time. The 34-year-old earned back-to-back first-round wins in the quarter and semi-final of the Bellator Featherweight World Grand Prix.Jul 26, 2021
Valentin Moldavsky Bellator 261 results, highlights: Valentin Moldavsky earns interim heavyweight crown over Tim Johnson.Jun 26, 2021