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.
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This morning Bellator MMA announced their first 2013 summer series event on June 19th from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The Bellator 96 main card will feature the opening round of the four man light heavyweight tournament and is headlined by a lightweight title fight between Michael Chandler and Dave Jansen.
Season eight for Bellator is now in the books following tonight’s Bellator 95 from Atlantic City, NJ. After two tournament finals last week, tonight’s main card featured two more tournament finals as well as a featherweight title fight.
If you’re looking for changes to the latest fighter rankings, take a peak at the welterweight rankings and then look no further. The slow month really kept things the same but the lone UFC event in March did reshuffle the ranks of the welterweight division.
The season format of Bellator is not an exact science. The tournament format is supposed to run its course during a single season, the ending said season with multiple tournament finals. This has not always been the case and tournaments tend to spill over into the following season.
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.
Bellator MMA featherweight champion Pat Curran will make his Second Title Defense on April 4th when he takes on season six tournament winner, Daniel Straus. Their in event bout will e a rematch from a XFO bout back in 2009 in which Curran defeated Straus via second round knockout