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.
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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 first month of 2013 starts out pretty slow in regards to MMA. Fans don’t get a major event until the second Saturday of the month when Strikeforce bids farewell with one final event on January 12th. It’s not until the third week when things really begin to pick up as Bellator’s eight season kicks off on Spike, The Ultimate fighter 17 begin and back to back Saturdays of UFC action.
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.
The topic of PED usage in the MMA community got more than its deserved share of press coverage this past year. Multiple positive test results coupled with suspension, and release announcements became what almost seemed like a monthly occurrence. Now, with the recent announcements of athletes like Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Santos and ‘King’ Mo Lawal testing positive for alleged steroid usage, it appears as though ZUFFA, the parent company that owns the UFC and Strikeforce assets are getting tougher on how the athletes will be screened when competing under contract for either organization.
The semifinal round of the Strikeforce Grand Prix is in the books and it time to move onto December’s Strikeforce event and the Grand Prix final in early 2012. Before we officially close the book on Saturday’s exciting card, the Ohio Athletic Commission and handed out it medical suspensions along with the reported fighters pay.
There is something in the water at American Kickboxing Academy. The San Jose based training facility is showing more and more every time their fighters enter into the cage why they are among the elite schools in the country for professional and amateur fighters wanting to make a name for themselves in the sport today. Four fighters delivered solid performances and increased their individual stocks in major ways at Saturdays Strikeforce event in Cincinnati and were all grateful for their team and trainers at AKA.
It took seven long months but finally the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals are here. With a two spots in the finals on the line, four men will step into the cage at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio on Saturday September 10th looking to punch their ticket.