Alexander Sarnavskiy signs with Bellator, No. 1 seed for season-seven tourney

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prophecy033
6/20/12 3:00:00AM
Russian fighter Alexander Sarnavskiy has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator, officials today announced.

As part of the announcement, officials dubbed him the No. 1 seed for the upcoming season-seven lightweight tournament, which is expected to kick off in September.

Sarnavskiy, who trains with some current Bellator fighters at RusFighters Sport Club, enters the organization with a perfect 20-0 record and 17 stoppage wins.

If victorious in the season-seven tourney, which will include eight fighters and run 12 weeks, Sarnavskiy would get a guaranteed title shot.

"Alexander Shlemenko has put a high standard of Russian dominance in Bellator by winning two middleweight tournaments," Sarnavskiy stated. "Now my teammate Andrey Koreshkov fights for Bellator as well, and he recently won two fights by spectacular KOs. Vitaly Minakov also just signed with Bellator, and I expect him to become Bellator's next heavyweight champion.

"I want to follow in the footsteps of those men, and make Bellator proud."

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MeetFrancisco
6/20/12 9:25:06AM
Bellator has been signing a lot of good guys lately... Next season is gonna be really good.
prophecy033
6/20/12 11:07:16AM

Posted by MeetFrancisco

Bellator has been signing a lot of good guys lately... Next season is gonna be really good.

every time Zuffa releases guys, Bellator get stronger plus they pick up guys like this. Should be fun
frizzzlecake
6/20/12 3:16:35PM
I always loved Beallator format, and theres always one or two fun fights each card.

Russian invasion?
FlashyG
6/20/12 4:05:50PM
2 of his last 3 opponents have losing records.

It will be nice to see him face some decent competition.

If you're undefeated after that many fights in MMA it usually means you haven't been facing very good opposition.