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MMA Weekly Roundup: September 19 – 23

Written on September 25, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Did you missed a MMA news?

Another week has passed, and a lot surely happened in the MMA world. Did you missed something? Fighting Insider brings you various MMA news from different MMA sites that you might overlooked last week.

Check them all out after the cut.

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Bellator 51 Preliminary Card, Complete with Four Additional Bouts

Written on September 14, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Promotion's officials have finalized the Bellator 51 preliminary card with four new bouts.

Four new bouts have were added to Bellator 51’s preliminary card, resulting for a total of six fights that will be streamed on Spike.com.

The event is scheduled to be held at the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio on September 24. The night’s MTV2-televised main card, which is also expected to be featured on EPIX, headlines the opening round of the bantamweight tournament. The preliminary card, which highlights the bout between female MMA fighters Jessica Eye and Casey Noland, will be co-promoted by Ohio’s largest MMA promotion — NAAFS.

In their previous announcements, Bellator officials confirmed the bouts between Jessica Eye (3-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Casey Noland (3-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) and featherweights Frank Caraballo (6-4 MMA, 0-1 BFC) vs Dustin Kempf (5-4 MMA, 0-0 BFC). Now, they had already finalized the event’s preliminary card with four new fights: John Hawk (5-3 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Allan Weickert (6-8 MMA, 0-0 BFC), Dan Spohn (5-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Dane Bonnigson (1-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC), Farkhad Sharipov (13-3 MMA, 1-0 BFC) vs TBA, and Clint Musser (0-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Joey Holt (2-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC).

See the complete Bellator 51 fight card after the jump.

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Bellator 51 Targeted for Canton, Ohio on Sept. 24

Written on August 25, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Sources disclosed that the Canton Memorial Civic Center in Ohio would be the venue for next month's Bellator 51 event.

Officials of Bellator Fighting Championships on Wednesday announced that its upcoming Bellator 51 event is now set to take place at Canton Memorial Civic Center in Canton, Ohio on September 24. The show, which will be aired live on MTV2, will be hosting the first round of an eight-man bantamweight tournament for the promotion’s fifth season.

This would be the second time that Ohio hosted a Bellator event. The first one is the Bellator 5, which took place at Dayton’s Hara Arena last 2009.

There are currently four Bantamweight Quarterfinal bouts that were listed to the evening’s main card. This includes Alexis Vila (9-0 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Joe Warren (7-1 MMA, 5-0 BFC), Eduardo Dantas (10-2 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Joe Soto (9-1 MMA, 4-1 BFC), Luiz Nogueira (11-1 MMA, 0-0 BFC) vs Ed West (16-5 MMA, 2-1 BFC), and Chase Beebe (18-7 MMA, 1-0 BFC) vs Marcos Galvao (9-4-1 MMA, 0-1 BFC).

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