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Joe Warren defeated Nick Kirk via reverse triangle armbar in the main event of Bellator 101
Results from Bellator 101 that was held at Moda Center in Rose Quarter, Portland, Oregon. The event is features the first round of the season 9 of Bellator’s lightweight tournament and is headlined by a semi-final bout in the bantamweight division (check the full story for complete details of the event)Read the rest of the article »
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.View Article Source »
It's now official! Bellator's Summer Series will now be a complete trilogy event, as Bellator 48 is now slated on August 20 at the Mohegan Sun Arena.
The third event of Bellator Fighting Championships’ Summer Series trilogy now has a venue. Bellator Chairman and CEO, Bjorn Rebney, announced last Wednesday that Bellator 48 will possibly kick off at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on August 20. Bellator 48 will air on MTV2 live, and will feature the last round of the promotion’s latest eight-man, 145-pound tournament.
Bellator’s Summer Series will take action on June 25 with Bellator 46, wherein Marlon Sandro, Pat Curran, Ronnie Mann and Nazareno Malegarie will square off against Genair da Silva, Luis Palomino, Adam Schindler and Jacob Devree respectively. The tournament’s semifinals will take place at Bellator 47 on July 23, with Joe Warren defending his featherweight championship belt contra Patricio Freire.
With Bellator’s Summer Series now officially pinned as a trilogy event, it’s time to heat the anticipation up.View Article Source »
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.View Article Source »
“It doesn’t look like I’m fighting in Japan. It just didn’t work out very well. We didn’t come to an agreement, and it didn’t look like it was the best opportunity for me at that time.” -- Joe Warren
The Joe Warren vs Michihiro Omigawa fight in DREAM 16 will no longer pursue, as both parties did not come up with an agreement. However, Warren hope to have two more fights before 2010 ends. The newly crowned Bellator Fighting Championships featherweight title holder came into the MMA scene in March 2009, getting a TKO victory over Chase Beebe. After that, he outperformed Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto. He then made four wins in five months heading towards winning the second season of Bellator title. In an attempt to make the 2012 Olympic wrestling team, a drop to 135-pounds is on the horizon.
“I’d be a lot more comfortable at 135, but there’s more money for me at 145,” Warren said. “In four years, I’ll be too old to [try to make an Olympic team], so the time to push is now. I’ve been lucky that I’ve had no injuries to keep me from training or keep me off the mat. We’re confident with what we have going on. I’m still training at the Olympic Training Center, and I’m focused on that. I’m still focused on winning in fighting, as well.”View Article Source »
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