Last night the fighters for tonight’s Bellator 100 stepped onto the scales with all 24 fighters making weight. The historic 100th event for Bellator takes places tonight from the Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Arizona and features an all welterweight main card on Spike TV.
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The tournaments are lining up nicely for Bellator and Friday’s Bellator 100 adds the welterweights to our active brackets. Familiar tournament battlers will lock horns with newcomers in this deep division, and our main event will settle up the previous season’s championship to make this a night of 170 pounders.
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.
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.
Tonight’s Bellator 86 marked the long awaited promotional debut of the light heavyweight star, King Mo Lawal. Out of action for over a year, King Mo finally stepped into the Bellator cage in the opening round of the season eight light heavyweight tournament. The fight lasted less than four minutes but that was all the time needed for the former Strikeforce champion to make a statement.
With Bellator finally in HD and the world paying attention, we’ve got some serious firepower on deck for Bellator 86 this Thursday. A welterweight tournament winner will get his shot at the title as another 170lb. tourney begins, plus the debut of King Mo makes this a night to remember.
The Bellator summer series now has the light heavyweight tournament final pairing all set after tonight Bellator 72. Travis Wiuff and Attila Vegh each punched their tickets to the finals in completely different ways.