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Ben Saunders, Brian Foster Draw Undefeated Opponents For Bellator 170-Pound Tourney

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Karl Amoussou (13-4-2) vs. Chris Lozano (9-2)

Former middleweight Amoussou has lacked consistency in the last two years, amassing a 2-2-1 record in Bellator, Strikeforce, Pancrase and Dream. He now drops to 170 pounds and his November 175-pound Bellator catchweight fight against Jesus Martinez turned out just fine with a first round KO victory.

He'll face Lozano, a late sub for the soon-to-be imprisoned War Machine. Lozano entered last year's tourney and was knocked out in the second round by eventual tournament winner Douglas Lima. He was 3-2 overall in 2011 with both losses coming in the Bellator cage.

Ben Saunders (12-4-2) vs. Raul Amaya (9-0)

Saunders' dream run in his debut Bellator tournament ended in the finals with a second round knockout loss to Lima. The UFC veteran is 4-1 since getting released by Zuffa in 2010 with finishes in all four of his wins. He will face promotional newcomer Amaya who has rung up an undefeated streak in Florida's Art Of Fighting promotion with six submissions and three T/KO's.

Brian Foster (18-5) vs. David Rickels (9-0)

Foster makes his Bellator debut on the heels of a four fight win streak. Released from the UFC after health issues threatened his career, the 27-year-old has finishes in all of his wins and has never gone to a decision. He'll have a tough challenge in the undefeated Rickels, a fixture on Bellator undercards for most of 2011. The submission machine has six tapout wins to his credit with three of his last four coming by triangle choke.

Bryan Baker (16-3) vs. Carlos Pereira (33-9-1)

Like Amoussou, Baker is dropping down to 170 pounds after getting TKO'd by Vitor Vianna last October, snapping a three fight win streak. A promotional fixture since 2009, Baker is 7-2 in his Bellator career and is a former middleweight tournament finalist. He faces the debuting Pereira, a well-traveled veteran who is unbeaten in his last four. Baker should be wary as "Indio" has 22 wins by T/KO.

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Post #1   2/7/12 11:58:08AM   

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Still a huge fan of Saunders ever since he forced Wolfe (possible error) to grow a second forehead due to boat loads of knees. I can't wait to see him back at it and hopefully back in the UFC at some point.

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Post #2   2/7/12 12:15:53PM   

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Post #3   2/7/12 1:11:34PM   

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I wish Ufc kept foster
Hope he wins tourney

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on paper this looks fairly solid

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Posted by Bubbles

on paper this looks fairly solid



Wow, are you in luck.

This year they're fighting on paper, not canvas!

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Post #6   2/7/12 9:34:08PM   

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never was a fan of canvas fights, though if the bring back the oldschool hieroglyphic action then I will be doing the banana

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Post #7   2/7/12 10:39:00PM