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Bellator 53 Adds Saunders-Santos, Lozano-Lima Bouts

Written on September 12, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Bellator booked two bouts for the upcoming welterweight-tourney semifinals.

Four veteran MMA fighters have just been added to Bellator 53 — the event which will host the second round of the promotion’s Season 5 Welterweight Tournament. Following the Bellator 49 show that took place in New Jersey last Saturday, Bellator CEO – Bjorn Rebney – confirmed that there would be two bouts slated for the upcoming welterweight-tourney semifinals.

Ben Saunders (11-3-2 MMA, 2-0 BFC) will be meeting Luis Santos (50-6-1 MMA, 2-0 BFC) on the said event, and so as Chris Lozano (9-1 MMA, 2-1 BFC) and Douglas Lima (19-4 MMA, 1-0 BFC). Bellator 53 will be held on October 8, 2011. However, both the location and venue haven’t been finalized yet.

The winners of the two bouts will be scheduled to meet on a future match-up, which will determine who among them is this season’s welterweight tournament champion. The declared champ will then face either current welterweight champion, Ben Askren or Jay Hieron.

Stay tuned to Fighting Insider for the official venue of Bellator 53.

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Andy Main, Forced out of Bellator 49 Bout Due to Injury

Written on August 24, 2011 by Lulu

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The former 'Ultimate Fighter' contender, Andy Main, was forced out of his upcoming bout against Kenny Foster at Bellator 49 due to injury.

Andy Main, a former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor, was pulled out of his upcoming bout at Bellator 49 against Kenny Foster due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. Moreover, he is expected to be out of action for at least 4-6 weeks.

While there’s still no announcement for Andy Main’s replacement, sources said that Kenny Foster will remain in the card set for Atlantis City on September 10 if another fighter steps in.

More updates for Bellator 49 are sure to come, so just keep it posted here at Fighting Insider.

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Five Prelims Added To Bellator 49 Fight Card

Written on August 09, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Five bouts were scheduled for Bellator 49 preliminary card, highlighted by a "Popo" Bezerra vs Heckman match-up.

Following Monday’s announcement, five bouts have been officially set to the preliminary card of the upcoming Bellator 49 event.

The show will take place at the Caesars Atlantic City in New Jersey on September 10, with the evening’s main card – which features series of fights for a season-five welterweight tournament – to be aired on MTV2. The preliminary card of the night is said to be headlining the bout between Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra (10-1 MMA, 2-0 BFC) and Scott Heckman (7-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC).

See the complete Bellator 49 fight card after the break.

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