Bellator heavyweight and middleweight November title bouts swap dates
A reshuffling of Bellator's November schedule has led Alexander Volkov and Alexander Shlemenko to swap dates for their upcoming title defenses.
Heavyweight champion Volkov (19-3), who was initially slated to lock horns with undefeated challenger Vitaly Minakov (12-0) in the headlining bout of Bellator 109, will now look to defend his belt in the co-main event of Bellator 108, underneath Rampage Jackson's promotional debut opposite Joey Beltran.
Likewise, Shlemenko's upcoming middleweight title defense against Doug Marshall (18-6) has been moved from the co-main event of Bellator 108 to the main event of Bellator 109.
Final Bellator 106 salaries: Eddie Alvarez tops payroll with $160K
Eddie Alvarez was the big winner at Saturday's Bellator 106 event – both in the cage, as well as in the pocketbooks.
On Saturday MMAjunkie.com obtained the list of disclosed paydays prior to the event, which aired on Spike TV from Long Beach Arena in California.
The final disclosed payroll for the card was $551,500.
While Alvarez earned the top overall payday with $160,000, Joe Riggs actually earned the biggest win bonus. He earned $5,000 to show, but by defeating Mike Bronzoulis in the "Fight Master" tournament final, he pocketed an additional $95,000 as a win bonus...
Bellator 106 weigh-in results: All six title fighters on mark and official
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
-Michael Chandler (154.8) vs. Eddie Alvarez (154.5) - for lightweight title
-Muhammed Lawal (204.1) vs. Emanuel Newton (203.4) - for interim light heavyweight title
-Pat Curran (144.8) vs. Daniel Straus (144.2) - for featherweight title
-Mike Bronzoulis (171) vs. Joe Riggs (170.7) - "Fight Master" tourney final
-Mike Richman (145.5) vs. Akop Stepanyan (145.9)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com, 7 p.m. ET)
-Jesse Juarez (170) vs. Joe Williams (170.6)
-Alejandro Garcia (170.3) vs. Cristiano "Soldier Boy" Souza (171)
-Brandon Halsey (203.8) vs. Hector Ramirez (205)
-Mike Guymon (155.8) vs. Aaron Miller (156)
-Joe Camacho (150)* vs. Cleber Luciano (149)**
-Darren Smith (155) vs. Josh Smith (155.5)
* Camacho was given two hours to cut to the featherweight max of 146 pounds.
** Luciano was given two hours to cut to the featherweight max of 146 pounds.
Bellator 105 weigh-ins results: Lightweight tourney semis official
Bellator 105: Awad vs. Brooks II Bellator 105 weigh-ins results: Lightweight tourney semis official All four semifinalists in Bellator MMA's Season 9 lightweight tournament are now official for their contests, as Saad Awad, Will Brooks, Alexander Sarnavskiy and Ricardo Tirloni all made weight for their Bellator 105 bouts.
Saad Awad (155.2) vs. Will Brooks (155.7) - lightweight tourney semifinal
Alexander Sarnavskiy (155.1) vs. Ricardo Tirloni (155.2) - lightweight tourney semifinal
Siala-Mou Siliga (263.7) vs. Ron Sparks (261.1)
Keith Berry (185.8) vs. Eugene Fadiora (184.6)
Shawn Bunch (135.6) vs. Steve Garcia (135.1)
Eddie Larrea (180.5) vs. Rocky Ramirez (186)
Jesse Brock (135.3) vs. Adrian Cruz (135.4)
Frank Baca (135.3) vs. Luis Nogueira (135.9)
Josh Lanier (205.4) vs. Volkan Oezdemir (205.3)
Raphael Butler (259.8) vs. Joseph Bryant (263.3)
Desmond Green (146.2)* vs. Angelo Sanchez (145.1)
* - Green has been given an additional hour to lost weight