Following the start of the Bellator MMA summer series tonight, the promotion unveiled their reality show Fight Master: Bellator MMA.
Back from a long vacation, Bellator came back with a fury to heat up our Summertime MMA with tonight’s Bellator 96. With two tourneys in the works and some high-profile singles bouts, we had plenty of action in the cage, so check out the breakdown below if you missed out.
It’s been awhile, but Bellator MMA is back this week with another tournament and more MMA talent from near and far. Wednesday’s Bellator 96 event will kick off the Summer Series and fresh tournaments in the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight division, as well as the “much-anticipated” return of War Machine.
With Bellator still on summer vacation it was up to the UFC and its fighters to potentially alter this month’s MMA fighter rankings. Since the last rankings came out there were three UFC events resulting in two new fighters breaking into their divisions top 5.
Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney has said on many occasions that Bellator would never become a feeder system for the UFC. He’s also stated that only under the right circumstances would Bellator sign fighter’s castoff by the UFC.
Ask an MMA fan who Keith Miner is and they will likely shrug their shoulders, explain to them he is an MMA fighter who also happens to be an amputee and they’ll likely mistake him for Nick Newell. Keith Miner is also an amputee turned Mixed Martial Artist who will be fighting on the June 19th Bellator MMA undercard and in doing so will become the first amputee to fight for the promotion.
The field of 32 for Spike TV’s “Fight Master: Bellator MMA”, which is set to premiere on June 19th, is now official. Spike TV’s return to the MMA Reality series genre will bring 32 welterweights together under the guidance of coaches Randy Couture, Greg Jackson, Frank Shamrock, and Joe Warren for a spot in a Bellator MMA Tournament and $100,000.
With Bellator still on summer vacation the UFC filled the month of April with four fight cards featuring nine fighters that appeared on last months MMA Valor Fighter Rankings. Two of those nine were champions who successfully defeated their titles and five of the other seven also walked away with victories this past month.