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Linderman, Tesanovic & a Bellator Deal

Written on August 26, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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Sportfight title-holder D.J. Linderman got onboard Bellator Fighting Championships, entering and expanding the latter's heavyweight fighters pool, and with an intensity that can make the water rise.

“Linderman is a great addition to our heavyweight talent-pool. He is a powerful heavyweight that has a tremendous amount of potential. We’re happy to have him onboard and look forward to seeing what he does in our steadily growing heavyweight division.”

A part of Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney’s statement in a release said. Linderman racked up three consecutive wins since a unanimous-decision defeat to IFL pro Devin Cole. His last victory record was inked last month, when he faced Daniel Stewart at Sportfight 28. His record also included last year triumph’s over American Team rep and EliteXC pro Mario Rinaldi.

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Bears vs Cummings Headlines Bellator 26’s ‘Local Feature’ Bouts

Written on August 23, 2010 by Clive Wilson

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A third-time fighter and a newcomer come from the midwest to lead the group "local feature" fights in this week's Bellator 26, Rudy Bears and Zak Cummings, respectively.

The toe-to-toe encounter of the two fighters reminds us of their February 2008 FM Productions matchup. They face each other once again in a rematch on August 26 at the Kansas City Power & Light District in Kansas City, Mo.

Additional contests in the “local feature” fight pitch Kevin Croom vs. Brian Davidson, Brian Imes vs. John Ott and Jeb Chiles vs. Demetrius Richards.

Headlining Bellator 26 is the main fight between Steve Carl and Rory Markham.The main card broadcasts on FOX Sports Net.

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