The Multi-time BJJ champion Marcos Galvao and rising star Luis Nogueira will finish out the Bellator 2012 Summer Series as they each look to claim the next spot in line for a shot at the Bantamweight Championship at Bellator 73. The fight will take place this Friday August 24th at Harrah’s Tunica Hotel and Casino in Tunica Resorts, MS.
Author Archive: Thomas Volkert (Contributor)
I was born in New York, but currently reside in PA. Have been following the sport since about 2000, ever since I picked up a few VHS' of the old UFC tournaments. I served on active duty in the Marines and currently serve in the PA Army National Guard. I've been doing sub-wrestling and BJJ for about 2 years and have studied Aikido for 3 years. I enjoy all forms of combat sports, but huge into BJJ tournaments and of course, MMA.
Taking away from Dana White’s feelings about UFC 149′s performance for the masses, two fighters went in opposite directions from one another after their co-main and main event performances.
Coming into the UFC, many proclaimed New York native Chris Weidman a can’t miss prospect in the making. A stand-out wrestler for Hofstra University, Weidman stepped up to take on Mark Munoz in a potential #1 Contender’s match for the UFC Middleweight Championship at last night’s UFC on FUEL TV 4.
Two fighters looking to rebound from disappointing losses will meet up in the cage at UFC 148 as Yoislandy Izquierdo will take on Rafaello Oliveira in a Lightweight clash. UFC 148 will take place in Las Vegas on July 7th and will coincide with the UFC Fan Expo.
Whether or not Mike Thomas Brown retires following last night’s UFC 146. The former WEC Champion, who has had a hard time stringing together wins since coming back to the UFC, showed he can still be dangerous as he earned another victory, his 26th overall, taking out Daniel Pineda via unanimous decision.
Mark down another MMA fighter to make the jump to pro wrestling. As first mentioned by Sherdog.com, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has signed a contract with both Bellator Fighting Championships and the wrestling promotion Total Nonstop Action, WWE’s main rival in the wrestling world.
It’s been just over a year since the last time Tiger Schulmann stand-out Lyman Good was seen in the Bellator Fighting Championship cage. Looking to get back onto the winning track, Good will step into the cage at tonight’s Bellator 65 as he takes on Lavon Maynard in a Season 7 Welterweight qualifying match.
Bellator is three weeks into its 6th season and will now kick off its Welterweight tournament with the quarterfinal round at next week’s Bellator 63. Despite two setbacks to two original participants of the tournament, Bellator filled the slots and will now look to crown their next tournament champion and the future #1 contender to the Welterweight Championship, currently held by Ben Askren. Askren will defend his title the following week at Bellator 64 against Season 5 champion, Douglas Lima.