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Ben Saunders, Possible Participant for Bellator 47

Written on May 31, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Ben Saunders still have one more fight to finish at the upcoming Bellator 47, before making his way to the promotion's welterweight tournament.

It seems that still have one more fight to finish before joining the Fighting Championships’ season five. The 28-year-old Floridian MMA fighter was tapped as a participant for the upcoming on July 23. The promotion’s second live event for the Summer Series will air on MTV2. However, Ben Saunders’ opponent and the event’s venue is yet to be determined.

Following a couple of defeats in the UFC, Ben Saunders rebounded last November by winning over Elijah Harshbarger at the World Extreme Fighting event. Shortly after that, he closed a multi-fight deal with Bellator. He made his promotional debut on April 2, beating Matt Lee through the third round that forced a doctor stoppage.

The winner of Bellator 47 will receive $100,000 and a title shot against the current champ, Ben Askren, or top contender, Jay Hieron.

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