One month ago Alexander Shlemenko won the vacant Bellator middleweight championship with a knockout of Maiquel Falcao. Tonight at Bellator 92 from the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, two middleweights will inch one step closer to facing the newly crowned 185 pound champion.
This past month saw some exciting MMA action and some not so well, but as a whole the month of February produced several meaningful bouts to MMA Rankings. Champions Renan Barao and Eduardo Dantas made successful title defenses this month and Alexander Shlemenko was crowned the new Bellator middleweight champion.
Tonight at Bellator 91 the promotion re-introduced their light heavyweight champion and then crowned a brand new one. The champion hadn’t fought in 16 months and looked horrible, yet the challenger didn’t look that great either.
Those of you new to Bellator MMA are probably wondering who this Christian M’Pumbu guy is headlining tonight’s Bellator 91. Better yet you’re probably asking yourself when Bellator crowned a light heavyweight champion anyway. Well roughly 21 months ago Christian M’Pumbu defeated Richard Hale to become the first ever Bellator light heavyweight champion and he will finally get to defend that title tonight.
It took a few weeks longer than expected but finally the season 7 featherweight tournament was concluded tonight at Bellator 90. The Russian Shahbulat Shamhalaev took on Utah native Rad Martinez in the night’s main event inside Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.
Four tournament bouts took place tonight at Bellator 90 setting up the finals in both the Welterweight and light heavyweight brackets. The four winners needed only a few minutes each to finish their fights in impressive fashion.