Bellator announces signing of UFC contender Phil Davis
One of the UFC’s top light heavyweights is heading to rival Bellator MMA, officials today announced.
Phil Davis (13-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC), who’s ranked No. 7 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA light-heavyweight rankings, has signed an exclusive multi-fight contract with the Spike TV-televised promotion.
A debut date and opponent were not revealed, and financial terms of the deal were not disclosed
Bellator inks featherweight standout Gleristone 'Toninho Furia' Santos
Bellator MMA’s featherweight division has a new and notable addition.
Gleristone Santos (27-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has signed an exclusive multi-fight deal with the promotion. Officials today announced the signing following an initial report from MMAFighting.com.
“Toninho Furia” had been considered one of the 145-pound division’s top unsigned talents.
Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson 2 rebooked for Bellator 138 in June
Bobby Lashley will get another chance to avenge his last loss.
The former WWE star was supposed to meet James Thompson at Bellator 134 in February, but Thompson pulled out due to injury. The fight has been rebooked for Bellator 138 on June 19 in St. Louis, Bellator officials confirmed with MMAFighting.com. The Denver Post originally broke the news.
Alexis Dufresne pregnant, out of Bellator 137 in May
It's going to be a while before Alexis Dufresne debuts in Bellator.
The former UFC fighter is pregnant and out of her Bellator 137 fight with Arlene Blencowe, Bellator officials confirmed with MMAFighting.com on Friday morning. Bloody Elbow was the first to report the story.
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Three prelims announced for Bellator 137, including Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey
The preliminary card for Bellator 137 is coming together with Thursday’s announcement of three new bouts.
Bellator 137 takes place on May 15 at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. The evening’s main card airs on Spike TV following prelims on MMAjunkie. A previously announced middleweight title bout between champion Brandon Halsey and challenger Kendall Grove headlines the event.
Announced for the card are welterweights Jesse Juarez (22-9 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) and Ricky Rainey (10-3 MMA, 2-1 BMMA); bantamweights Joe Taimanglo (20-6-1 MMA, 3-2 BMMA) and Antonio Duarte (18-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) ;and featherweights Jordan Parsons (10-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) and Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (30-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA).
Bellator 136 weigh-in results: Will Brooks, Dave Jansen on weight for title fight
The Bellator 136 fighter weigh-ins took place today, and all main card fighters made weight without issue.
The Bellator 136 weigh-in results included:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV, 9 p.m. ET)
Champ Will Brooks (155) vs. Dave Jansen (154.6) – for lightweight title
Rafael Carvalho (185.8) vs. Joe Schilling (185.6)
Marcin Held (155.8) vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy (155)
Alexander Volkov (243) vs. Tony Johnson (264)
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMAjunkie, 7 p.m. ET)
Fabricio Guerreiro (145.2) vs. John Teixeira (145.8)
Saad Awad (155.4) vs. Rob Sinclair (155.2)
Joey Beltran (184) vs. Brian Rogers (186)
Marcos Bonilla (147)* vs. A.J. McKee (144)
Chad George (136) vs. Mark Vorgeas (135.6)
Jay Bogan (147.4)** vs. Justin Governale (146)
Jonathan Santa Maria (125) vs. Steve Ramirez (126)
Chris Herrera (186) vs. Luc Bondole (185.6)
Cleber Luciano (150) vs. Aaron Miller (150) – 150-pound catchweight fight
* Bonilla must lose a pound to make the featherweight limit
** Bogan must lose 1.4 pounds to make the featherweight limit