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Bellator Announces Bantamweight Tournament Season 5

Written on June 29, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Bellator has set the stage for their season 5 Bantamweight Tournament, and the best fighter will get a title shot against reigning champ -- Zach Makovsky.

Joe Warren will attempt to add another title to his trophy case, as he enters the season 5 of Bellator Bantamweight Tournament. Opposing him is the Olympic bronze medalist in wrestling, Alexis Vila. Also in the fight card is a bantamweight duel between Joe Soto and Eduardo Dantas. Ed West will face Luiz Nogueira, while Chase Beebe will lock horns contra Marcos Galvao as well.

The winner of the Bellator Bantamweight Tournament season 5 will have a shot to face current champ, Zach Makovsky. The said event will take action on September 24, and will air live at MTV2.

Just stick it here at Fighting Insider for more updates on Bellator Bantamweight Tournament season 5.

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Bellator Bantamweight Tournament Season 5 Adds Six Fighters

Written on May 09, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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After last Sunday's welterweight tourney, Bellator is gearing for its next season's bantamweight event.

After last Saturday’s welterweight match, Bellator officials confirmed that six fighters are now set for the next season’s eight-man bantamweight tournament. The promotion’s fifth season will feature Chase Beebe, Eduardo Dantas, Marcos Galvao, Luis Nogueira, Joe Warren and Ed West.

MMA fans can expect a number of interesting rematches during the event. Last April 16, Joe Warren emerged victorious over Marcos Galvao, while Luis Nogueria loss against Eduardo Dantas via armbar. Chase Beebe, on the other hand, was defeated by Joe Warren at DREAM’s 139-pound grand prix last March 2009.

No date for the bantamweight tournament has been officially announced, though MTV2 is expected to air the match starting September.

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