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Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler defeats Akihiro Gono via TKO
Bellator 67 took place tonight at the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. The event was headlined by a lightweight bout between Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler and DREAM veteran Akihiro Gono.Read the rest of the article »
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.View Article Source »
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 Ben Saunders still have one more fight to finish before joining the Bellator Fighting Championships’ welterweight tournament season five. The 28-year-old Floridian MMA fighter was tapped as a participant for the upcoming Bellator 47 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.View Article Source »
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