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Tito Ortiz' neck injury forced Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney to cancel their first ever PPV event
Bellator MMA encountered a major roadblock leading up to their first ever PPV event when Tito Ortiz injured his neck while preparing for his showdown with fellow UFC legend Quinton Jackson in Bellator 106. As a result, Bellator scrapped the headlining bout and they turned the PPV into a regular event on Spike TV. The lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Michael Chandler will now serve as the main event in the four-fight main card that includes the featherweight title fight between Pat Curran and Daniel Strauss and an interim light heavyweight title fight with Muhammed Lawal and Emanuel Newton. The card will also feature the “Fight Master” finals between Joe Riggs and Mike Bronzoulis.Read the rest of the article »
Submission ace Terry Etim will make his Bellator debut opposite Patrick Cenoble at Bellator 106
Bellator officials have recently announced that four- time UFC Submission of the Night winner Terry Etim has signed with their promotion. The UFC veteran will make his debut in Bellator’s first pay-per-view event headlined by UFC legends Tito Ortiz and Rampage Jackson. He is slated to face the hard hitting Florida native Patrick Cenoble in the Spike TV preliminary cards.Read the rest of the article »
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 »
Due to undisclosed injury, Eddie Alvarez bows out from his title match against Michael Chandler at Bellator 54.
Bellator lightweight champion, Eddie Alavarez, suffered an injury which forced him to withdraw from the upcoming Bellator 54. He was supposed to defend his title against Michael Chandler on October 15. Unfortunately, no timeline of his return or what injury he acquired were disclosed.
Bellator 54 will take place on October 15 in New Jersey. Also in the card is the semifinals of the season 5 middleweight tournament, together with a bantamweight match pitting Zach Machovsky and Ryan Roberts.View Article Source »
Two matches are now set for Bellator 54, as the promotion's season 5 middleweight tournament resumes on October 15.
With Bellator’s quarterfinals wrapped up, the fifth season of the promotion’s middleweight tournament will resume at Bellator 54. The semifinal round will pit Season 2 finalist, Bryan Baker, against Vitor Vianna; while Season 2 winner, Alexander Shlemenko, will lock horns versus Brian Rogers.
Bellator 54 will feature a lightweight title match between champion, Eddie Alvarez, and Season 4 lightweight winner — Michael Chandler. Also in the fight card are Zach Makovsky and Ryan Roberts that will face in a bantamweight match.
Bellator 54 will go down on October 15 at the Boardwalk Hall Ballroom in Atlantic City, New Jersey.View Article Source »
Eddie Alvarez finally has a date for his next title defense, as he's set to face Michael Chandler at Bellator 54.
With a date all set for his next title defense, reigning Bellator lightweight champion – Eddie Alvarez – will face season four tournament winner – Michael Chandler – on October 15 for Bellator 54.
Eddie Alvarez last fought at Bellator 39, where he won against Pat Curran via unanimous decision. The victory marks his seventh consecutive win by far. Opposing him is the 25-year-old, Michael Chandler. The former collegiate All-American wrestler at the University of Missouri debuted in MMA scene with an impressive style. Prior to Bellator 54, Michael Chandler earned a submission win over Marcin Held, and decision victories against Lloyd Woodard and Patrick Freire.
Bellator 54, set for October 15, will take place in Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The said tournament will air live at MTV 2.View Article Source »
Three fighters from Bellator took home the bacon after going through a tough fight. Cole Konrad, Zach Makovsky and Michael Chandler are definitely dazzled right now after being declared champion.
In a heavyweight title, two-time NCAA wrestling champ, Cole Konrad, took home the bacon after submitting Neil Grove via key-lock in first round. Konrad took down Grove twice in their brief encounter. The former then grounded the South African near the cage and rattled him with his hammer-fists. Afterwards, Konrad isolated an arm, did the key-lock and waited for the tap out.
Meanwhile, EliteXC veteran, Zack Makovsky, survived a first-round knee strike from Ed West before capturing the bantamweight championship. Finally, Michael Chandler outperformed Chris Page in less than a minute with a standing guillotine choke. After 57 seconds, Page surrendered and Chandler grabs the lightweight gold.View Article Source »
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