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Baker-Vianna, Shlemenko-Rogers Semifinals Set for Bellator 54

Written on September 19, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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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.

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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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Baker Wins at Bellator 30, and More

Written on September 24, 2010 by Markham Mencken

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Three stories of triumph is now written in the Bellator's history. Bryan Baker just won a fight inside the cage despite having the Big C. And Ed West defeated Jose Vega, while Zach Makovsky also advances to the Bellator finals.

The 24-year-old MMA fighter Bryan Baker defeated Jeremy Horn at Bellator 30 last Thursday night. His triumph over Horn is his first bout after revealing that he has cancer. It was another impressive chapter scribbled in The Beast’s life, as he came back from a rough first round to getting a unanimous decision victory.

More over on Bellator 30, Ed West and Zach Makovsky advances to the finals of Bellator’s bantamweight tourney. Ed “Wild” West used his Jiu Jitsu over Jose Vega to control his opponent from the bottom, and winning via split decision. Zach “Fun Size” Makovsky, on the other hand, beats Bryan Goldsby by also controlling him on the ground. Wild and Fun Size will meet in the Bantamweight finals on October 14.

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