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Tarec Saffiedine will lock horns with Jake Ellenberger in the first ever UFC card in Singapore
TThe first ever UFC card in Singapore is starting to shape up with just a little over a month from its announcement last August. MMA junkie has first reported that Jake Ellenberger and former Strikeforce welterweight champ Tarec Saffiedine have already agreed to face each other in the headlining bout of the scheduled event in January 4, 2014.
Ellenberger is trying to get back into his lofty ranking in the welterweight division after suffering a frustrating loss to fellow rising star Rory McDonald. The fight received criticisms from MMA fans due to the lack of activity from both fighters especially Ellenberger, who failed to execute any significant offense on that night. Dana White himself admitted that he was disappointed with the performance of the two. Prior to the loss, Ellenberger put together two consecutive victories over Jay Hieron and Nate Marquardt.Read the rest of the article »
Hieron was originally set to fight Mike Bronzoulis, who was pulled out due to an injury
Hieron was scheduled to fight former LFC welterweight titleholder Mike Bronzoulis, who was forced to withdraw from the event due to an injury. Replacing him is Brazilian veteran and LFC newcomer Romario Da Silva.Read the rest of the article »
Bellator officials are still having hurdles on to where and when to kick off the welterweight title match between Ben Askren and Jay Hieron.
Bellator officials are close to naming a date and venue for the welterweight title match between Ben Askren and Jay Hieron. The said tournament could possibly take place at the University of Missouri. However, Bellator CEO – Bjorn Rebney – recently said that there could be hurdles.
“It really just boils down to whether or not Mizzou has the availability and the venue. I think it’s the kind of show in that market with its attachment to wrestling, it could do spectacular. Obviously, there would be tremendous, over-the-top support for Ben. But it’s just finding a date there.”
Bjorn Rebney also added that an October 8 date for Bellator 53 isn’t happening. Moreover, the CEO added that the event might be needed to take place elsewhere.
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“We’re just trying to find the right location for that. Mizzou would be great, but I don’t know if we can pull it off given the availability.”
Jay Hieron improved his MMA record to 22-4 after beating Rick Hawn at last Saturday's Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament.
Last Saturday night, Jay Hieron won via split decision against Rick Hawn and took home the Bellator Season 4 Welterweight title. Two judges scored 29-28 in favor of the former, and credited his training for getting in to the kind of shape he needed to win in the promotion’s eight-man welterweight tournament.
His MMA record improved to 22-4 and is now carrying a ten-fight winning streak. In addition to this, Jay Hieron is now tagged as the number one contender versus Ben Askren at the Bellator Welterweight Championship.Read the rest of the article »
Jay Hieron and Steve Carl will fill the final two spots of Bellator's 170-pound tournament and will face each other on March 5 at an event yet to be announced.
Jay Hieron and Steve Carl will meet in Bellator’s upcoming welterweight tournament on March 5. They will fill in the two final spots at the promotion’s 170-pound tournament. Bellator’s upcoming March 5 event will air on MTV2, but no further details were officially announced as of the moment.
This upcoming bout will be Jay Hieron’s debut in Bellator, after more than 13 months in the sideline and two stints at Strikeforce. Steve Carl, on the other hand, is coming from a victory over Tyler Stinson last August via technical submission.
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