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Bellator releases rules for next week's 'Dynamite' light heavyweight tournament
Here are the plans for the tournament: * Two semifinal bouts and one tournament reserve bout will be contested over two five-minute rounds with a one-minute rest period. If any of the bouts are scored a draw, the bout is officially declared a draw, but the judges overseeing the fight will each cast a ballot on who they think should advance to the finals “by merit of his performance.” * A minimum of 30 minutes will separate the end of the semis and the beginning of the finals * The tournament final will be contested the same as a non-title fight, with three five-minute rounds and two one-minute rest periods. A draw will trigger the same process as the semifinals, only the fighter who gets the most votes will be declared the tournament’s winner. * If a semifinal winner cannot advance due to injury, a “survivor” rule will put his opponent into the finals. If that opponent can’t advance, however, the winner of the tournament reserve bout will advance. To advance, all tournament participants need medical clearance. * Fouls that end bouts will be addressed depending on whether the infraction was intentional or accidental. If an accidental foul renders the semifinal winner unable to continue, the uninjured fighter will advance, and the tournament reserve winner will remain on standby. * If an intentional foul ends a semifinal bout, the fouling fighter will be disqualified and the fouled fighter will be “medically eliminated.” Then the tournament reserve winner will advance. * If an accidental foul ends the finals before two rounds have been completed, the tournament is over without a winner. After two rounds, the bout gets judged on the completed rounds. * Any additional circumstances not addressed by the rules will resolved by “the senior (CSAC) representative in conjunction with the Bellator regulatory affairs director.”
Submitted Sep 11, 2015 11:57AM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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The great 'Crazy PRIDE Lady' coming to Bellator Dynamite 1
Bellator MMA's 'big tent' "Dynamite 1" card next weekend has a light heavyweight title fight with Tito Ortiz, a one-night, four-man #1 contender tournament, and Glory kickboxing and MMA on the same card sometimes at the same time. And it just got better.
Submitted Sep 10, 2015 3:07PM by tildengolfer - 6 comments
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Dengue fever sidelines Lins; Roy Boughton meets Francis Carmont at Bellator 142
An illness has caused a change to a key bout on next week’s Bellator 142 card. Philipe Lins (9-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) is out of his fight against Francis Carmont (23-10 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) due to a bout of dengue fever. In Lins’ place in the light heavyweight tournament alternate bout steps Roy Boughton (12-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC). A Bellator official confirmed the change to MMAjunkie on Wednesday following an initial report from Sherdog.
Submitted Sep 9, 2015 9:55PM by Budgellism - 1 comment
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Bellator 142 lineup complete with 20 combined MMA, kickboxing fights in San Jose
With 20 total fights spread across a cage and a ring on one venue floor, the card now is complete for Bellator 142. Billed as “Bellator: Dynamite 1,” Bellator 142 features MMA fights, as well as Glory kickboxing matches, on one night. The preliminary card features 12 total fights, most featuring local up-and-coming Northern California fighters. The finalized Bellator 142 card includes: MAIN CARD (Spike, 9 p.m. ET) Champ Liam McGeary vs. Tito Ortiz – for light-heavyweight title TBD vs. TBD – light-heavyweight tournament final Saulo Cavalari vs. Zack Mwekassa – for vacant Glory light heavyweight title Paul Daley vs. Fernando Gonzalez – Glory kickboxing match Hadley Griffith vs. Kerri-Anne Taylor Melendez – Glory kickboxing match Mike Bronzoulis vs. Josh Thomson Muhammed Lawal vs. Linton Vassell – light-heavyweight tournament opening round Phil Davis vs. Emanuel Newton – light-heavyweight tournament opening round PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 6:30 p.m. ET) David Blanco vs. Victor Jones Alysia Cortez vs. Gloria Telles – amateur fight Mauricio Alonso vs. Nick Pica T.J. Arcangel vs. Jose Palacios – Glory kickboxing match Brandon Hester vs. DeMarco Villalona Israel Delgado vs. J.J. Okanovich Carlos Eduardo Rocha vs. James Terry Josh Paiva vs. Matt Ramirez Gabriel Carrasco vs. Joe Neal Marlen Magee vs. Adam Piccolotti Thomas Diagne vs. Mike Malott Francis Carmont vs. Philipe Lins – light-heavyweight tournament alternate bout
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:37PM by Budgellism - 3 comments
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Ryan Couture vs. Nick Gonzalez Added to Bellator 143 Prelims
Ryan Couture will face Nick Gonzalez in a preliminary lightweight bout at Bellator 143. Promotion officials announced the contest on Thursday. Additionally, three other preliminary matchups were added to the Sept. 25 card: Abram Torres faces Daniel Cervantes; Saul Elizondo meets Amador Ramirez and Steve Garcia clashes with Eduardo Bustillos. Bellator 143 takes place at State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, and is headlined by a bantamweight scrap pitting Joe Warren against L.C. Davis. The evening’s main card airs on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while the preliminary draw streams immediately prior on Spike.com.
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 4:27AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Bellator's Alexander Shlemenko sues CSAC over PED-related suspension and fine
Alexander Shlemenko has filed a lawsuit against the California State Athletic Commission following his three-year suspension and $10,000 fine for a failed post-fight drug test after his Bellator 133 knockout of Melvin Manhoef. The punishment – especially the three-year suspension – was the harshest penalty the commission has handed a fighter since it began regulating MMA in 2006...
Submitted Sep 4, 2015 1:16AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
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Bellator 144 gets second title fight with Brandon Halsey vs. Rafael Carvalho
Two titles will be on the line Oct. 23, as former middleweight champion Brandon Halsey will vie for Bellator's vacant 185-pound strap against streaking Brazilian Rafael Carvalho in Bellator 144's co-headlining bout...
Submitted Aug 31, 2015 8:28PM by grappler0000 - 1 comment
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Melvin Guillard suffers 'shattered' hand in Bellator 141 loss, expected to undergo surgery
Melvin Guillard’s Bellator debut did not go according to plan. The former UFC lightweight contender dropped a split decision to handpicked opponent Brandon Girtz in the main event of Bellator 141 on Friday. Girtz’s (13-4 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) combination of punching power and explosive takedowns gave Guillard (34-14-2 MMA, 0-1 BMMA) fits for the majority of the contest. “The Young Assassin” nearly scored a finish in the final minutes of the 155-pound contest, but throughout most of the fight his strike count was below the norm. A “shattered” right hand was likely a contributing factor.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 3:15PM by Budgellism - 5 comments
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Bellator 142 tourney matches set with Lawal vs. Vassell, Davis vs. Newton
The opening round matchups for next month’s four-man, single-night Bellator MMA light heavyweight tournament have been set, as Muhammed Lawal meets Linton Vassell, and Phil Davis faces Emanuel Newton. The pairings, which were conducted via random draw following Thursday’s Bellator 141 weigh-ins, were announced on Friday’s Spike TV telecast. Bellator 142 takes place Sept. 19 at San Jose’s SAP Center. The main card airs live on Spike TV. The “Dynamite” event features both MMA and kickboxing matches.
Submitted Aug 29, 2015 12:51AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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Justin Wren has returned from the Congo, but his fight for the Pygmies has just begun
Justin Wren stroked his prodigious beard, scratched the dry, red skin on his arm and squinted. "It's kind of crazy we're here," he said. "All that green." The ivy-covered coffee shop patio about two miles from the campus of UCLA brought Wren back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. And, more specifically, the vision he had that led him to the African nation in the first place. Four years ago, Wren was an MMA fighter struggling with addiction and depression, looking for something else of value in his life. During a spiritual retreat, he found it even if he didn't know where it was.
Submitted Aug 28, 2015 1:09PM by GDPofMPG - 6 comments
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Video: Poster signing turns ugly with rivals Patricio Freire, Georgi Karakhanyan
Here’s a summary from Albarracin: Tensions were High between fight camps as Patricky and Saad Awad signed posters for This fridays #Bellator141 , as Bellator World Champ Patricio Pitbull caught the eye of possíble title contender Georgi Karakanyan , They have been going back on forth on Twitter and their twitter beef carried over into Bellator check In Room . Needless to say fireworks ensued. Saad step up to calm down his training partner , Patricky Pitbull got riled up. Joinha and Bellator oficials served as arbitrators . Leandro Higo as ref. Friday the cage closes on Spike TV and Pitbull and Saad will get after it at Bellator141 co-main event and Patricio Pitbull vs.Georgi will have be at a later date as he can’t look past another war with former champion Daniel Strauss . Stay tuned.
Submitted Aug 27, 2015 7:18AM by Budgellism - 0 comments
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Ex-Featherweight Champ Pat Curran to Face Justin Lawrence at Bellator 145
Ex-Featherweight Champ Pat Curran to Face Justin Lawrence at Bellator 145.
Submitted Aug 20, 2015 8:09PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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Bellator Signs Wrestling Standout Tyrell Fortune To Multi-Fight Deal
Bellator MMA announced on Wednesday the signing of highly sought after wrestling prospect Tyrell Fortune to an exclusive, multi-fight contract. The 25-year-old’s focus is currently set on the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, which he will attempt to qualify for during Olympic Trials next April. Regardless of whether or not he makes the team, Fortune hopes to have his first heavyweight mixed martial arts contest in early 2016.
Submitted Aug 20, 2015 8:14AM by JLS - 6 comments
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Vinicius Queiroz vs. Ewerton Teixeira completes Bellator 143 main card
Accomplished kickboxer and undefeated heavyweight mixed martial artist Ewerton Teixeira will make his Bellator debut at Bellator 143 when he squares off with Vinicius Queiroz.
Submitted Aug 19, 2015 5:00PM by FastKnockout - 0 comments
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Fedor, Sakuraba And Shamrock To Attend Bellator Fan Fest
Bellator MMA president Scott Coker has announced that three of the biggest MMA legends will be in attendance for Bellator’s Fan Fast on Sept. 19 in San Jose, which is apart of their next major event, ‘Bellator: Dynamite 1'. Fedor Emelianenko, Kazushi Sakuraba and Frank Shamrock will all be apart of the proceedings. So does this mean Fedor is close to entering the Bellator cage? It would make sense since Coker and Fedor have worked together in the past, but the Bellator boss says they actually haven’t talked to Fedor’s camp about his return.
Submitted Aug 18, 2015 1:43PM by tildengolfer - 5 comments
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Bellator Signs Former King of Pancrase Isao Kobayashi for Fall Debut
Bellator Signs Former King of Pancrase Isao Kobayashi for Fall Debut.
Submitted Aug 17, 2015 10:30AM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Josh Thomson vs. Mike Bronzoulis Slated for Bellator MMA ‘Dynamite’ on Sept. 19
Josh Thomson vs. Mike Bronzoulis Slated for Bellator MMA ‘Dynamite’ on Sept. 19.
Submitted Aug 17, 2015 10:29AM by FastKnockout - 9 comments
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Thiago suggests Koscheck rematch at Bellator
Six and a half years after shocking the world, Paulo Thiago is willing to give a rematch to the man that made him famous.
Submitted Aug 17, 2015 10:20AM by FastKnockout - 7 comments
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Phil Davis: Leaving the UFC 'like breaking up with a girlfriend'
One day recently, Phil Davis had to sit down and edit all his social media. Those are the kinds of things that happen when you leave one job for another -- or, in Davis' case, go from one MMA promotion to another.
Submitted Aug 16, 2015 7:37PM by tildengolfer - 4 comments
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Will Brooks to fellow Bellator champ Patricio Freire: 'I will slap you in your f-cking mouth'
For at least one event, Patricio Freire has bragging rights, and he’s making the most of it. The Bellator featherweight champion today riled up fellow titleholder Will Brooks today during a Twitter squabble. And it’s all due to their placement on an upcoming card.
Submitted Aug 15, 2015 12:31AM by Budgellism - 6 comments
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