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Season five Ends on a Sour Note with Bellator 59


What a difference a week makes. Following last week’s Bellator 58 that featured a fight of the year candidate, Bellator 59 ended season five on an unfortunate sour note. Featuring two tournament finals and two exciting lightweight bouts on the main card, things looked promising on paper.

Phillipe Nover doesn’t know if Escudero would agree to fight him again


Ahead of his upcoming fight with Marcin Held at Bellator 59, Phillipe Nover gives Verbal Submission Radio an insight into his year out of the sport, his neck injury and his hopes of getting back into the UFC.

Bellator 59 Bold Predictions


Bellator’s season five has been one of the greatest for the promotion and it will come to a close at this Saturday’s Bellator 58 event in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Coming off last weekend’s exciting lightweight championship main event that saw Michael Chandler defeat Eddie Alvarez, the guys on Saturday’s card have a tough act to follow.

MMA Valor – Random Thoughts

The last several days news has been dropping like crazy. When this happens we like to review many of these topics in one single post.

- Martin Kampmann has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 111 match with Ben Saunders due to a nasty facial cut above his right eye. Click the link but be warned its pretty nasty http://bit.ly/d8G6IA. Jake Ellenberger has stepped in for Kampmann and will face Ben Saunders at UFC 111.

Chael Sonnen is running for Oregon state Representative, following in Matt Linland’s footsteps. ~ The guy is talking about a title shot with Anderson Silva yet he also wants to be in politics. To beat Silva he will need to focus 100% on MMA and not 60/40 between MMA & politics.

Exclusive Interview with Efrain Escudero


Winner of season 8 of the Ultimate Fighter Efrain Escudero defeated the seasons favorite Phillipe Nover. He is most known as the guy who defeated Ultimate Fighter super villain Junie Browning in round two of the season. He recently knocked out season 5 contestant Cole Miller at UFC 103, who ironically has also defeated Browning. Escudero is currently training for his upcoming fight with Evan Dunham at the Ultimate Fight Night on January 11th. He was nice enough to take some time away from training to talk to MMA Valor and answer some questions