Arion Armeniakos

Sports journalist based in CA, USA. Twitter: @ArionArmeniakos
  • Bellator 229 Results

    MAIN CARD Lorenz Larkin def. Andrey Koreshkov via Dec. (Split) Goiti Yamauchi def. Saad Awad via R1 Sub. (Armbar) Keri Melendez def. Mandy Polk via Dec. (Unanimous) Tony Johnson def. Joe Schilling via R3 KO PRELIMS Anatoly Tokov def. Hracho Darpinyan via R2 TKO (Punches) Salim Mukhidinov def. Adel...
  • UFC 243: Dubbed as “The Next Mark Hunt” — Justin Tafa set for UFC debut

    After Mark Hunt’s turbulent departure from the UFC, it seemed as though Tai Tuivasa was next in line to become the new heavyweight showman from the land down under. But with the Tuivasa hype stalled by a two fight losing slump, there is another “Bad Man” in the New...
  • Bellator 228: McKee’s steal the show, Pitbull retains FW belt

    Bellator returned to the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. with a stacked card, primarily built around the highly anticipated Featherweight title defense of Patricio “Pitbull,” who was set to take on “The Spaniard,” Juan Archuleta. But, there was another featherweight contender on the main card that had other plans for...
  • Bellator 228 – Results and FeatherweightWGP QF Draw

    Bellator 228 took place in Inglewood, Calif. tonight (Sat., Sept. 28). Check out all of the nights results and the Featherweight World Grand Prix quarter-final draw below: Main Card  Gegard Mousasi def. Lyoto Machida via (Dec. – Split) (C) Patricio Freire def. Juan Archuleta via (Dec. – Unanimous) A.J....
  • Bellator 228 – Preview

    Bellator has been on a roll with solid fight cards as of late — and as the caged circle anchors at the iconic Forum in Inglewood, Calif. this weekend, the Bellator 228 menu is set to continue the trend. The highly anticipated, and stacked Featherweight World Grand Prix will...
  • Bellator 228: Weigh In Results

    Main Card (Live on DAZN – 10 p.m. ET) Lyoto Machida (186) vs. Gegard Mousasi (186) Patricio Freire (144.9) vs. Juan Archuleta (144.6) Darrion Caldwell (144.9) vs. Henry Corrales (144.4) Daniel Weichel (144.2) vs. Saul Rogers (144.8) A.J. McKee (144.9) vs. Georgi Karakhanyan (145) Prelims (7:30 p.m. ET) Michael...
  • UFC Mexico City: Is it finally Grasso’s time to start moving up the division rankings?

    Alexa Grasso’s arrival into the UFC was yet another classic case of just not quite living up to the hype built up in other promotions. At the end of the day, in mixed martial arts, the UFC is the ultimate indicator of how good you really are in a...
  • Does the Grand Prix format make MMA more exciting?

    The sport of mixed martial arts is growing at a rapid pace, and already is arguably the most entertaining sport on the planet. It’s safe to say that it now has a bit more than just one foot into the mainstream sports world, thanks to the likes of Conor...
  • Bellator 226: Full Results

    Main Card (C) Ryan Bader vs. Cheick Kongo (No Contest – Eye Poke) Derek Campos def. Daniel Straus via Dec. (Unanimous) Adam Borics def. Pat Curran via R2 TKO (Punches) Pedro Carvalho def. Sam Sicilia via R2 Sub. (RNC) Emmanuel Sanchez def. Tywan Claxton via R2 Sub. (Triangle) Daniel...
  • Bellator 226: There is more at stake for Bader and Kongo than just heavyweight gold

    With the recent movement in UFC’s heavyweight division, the greatest of all time conversation has been a hot topic. But with Ryan Bader set to defend his Bellator heavyweight championship for the first time this weekend, another intriguing question arises — and that is where does he rank among...