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Kurt Pellegrino signs with Bellator

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Former UFC lightweight Kurt ‘Batman’ Pellegrino (16-6) talked of retirement recently after his dismissal from the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion.

During tonight’s, Sept. 10, Bellator 49 prelim video stream on Spike.com, the promotion announced the signing of ‘Batman’ to Bellator as well as naming his opponent, Season Four lightweight finalist Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire (9-2).

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Post #1   9/11/11 1:55:23PM   

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hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted by Poor_Franklin

hell yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Post #3   9/11/11 3:54:00PM   

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Good for him, I like him taking the Ben Saunders route.

Post #4   10/15/11 1:54:56PM   

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Good for Kurt but bad for anyone hoping he'd make it back to the UFC.

Bellator is styled in such a way that its hard to move yourself to a better organization after fighting there. You either win a tournament and are locked into your deal through a champion's clause. Or you lose a fight in the tournament and have to go to an even smaller promotion to build up some wins.

Is there anyone of note from Bellator that has moved on to the UFC?

Post #5   11/7/11 10:49:26AM