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Bellator MMA President Scott Coker announced the matchup Monday during an appearance on “The MMA Hour.” Bellator 132 takes place Jan. 16 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., and is headlined by a 145-pound title fight between champion Patricio Freire and ex-titleholder Daniel Straus.
Over the last couple of years, inactivity has plagued former UFC welterweight Luigi Fioravanti. Even after returning to fighting in 2013 after a two-year layoff, Fioravanti has still yet to find the kind of consistent output he’d found in years past, but not all due to choice.
Dashon Johnson was once a promising MMA fighter from Escondido who was 9-0 as a pro. Two straight losses seemed to be reason enough for UFC to cut him and have him rebuild his career on the regional circuit, but new reasons for his release have emerged.
Bobby Green (23-6 MMA, 4-1 UFC) didn’t really enjoy his Thanksgiving. Sure, the time with family was great, but Green is still steaming after a unanimous-decision loss to Edson Barboza (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) and isn’t certain whether or not he wants to continue in the sport.