Tonight was the big night for Bellator MMA and Spike as Bellator 85 opened the promotions eighth season in their new home. The event was stacked with two title fights as well as three of the four opening round bouts in the light heavyweight tournament. A tournament that quickly has been turned upside down as two underdogs pulled off big wins.
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Bellator is set to return with it’s 8th season as they move into the new home on Spike TV on a new night. After their long ans at time rough stint with the UFC, Spike has moved on and will now being airing the weekly tournament. This Thursday, yes I said Thursday, Bellator will have two title fights plus the beginning of the light heavyweight tournament at Bellator 85.
Quick finishes and split decisions are what the fans in Atlantic City, New Jersey saw at Bellator 68. Not to mention the odd scoring and curious doctor stoppage, before finishing off the night’s action with two season six tournament bouts.
It’s no doubt that Fedor Emelianenko at 31-4 was one of the best heavyweight fighters ever to grace combat sports. Now that he has turned out three depressing loses in a row, many fans have turned their backs on him and demanded him to hang them up. While many fans might disagree, the fight has not left “The Last Emperor” and he will continue to fight.
Do you remember the night Ricco Rodriguez became the UFC Heavyweight champion? It was back in 2002 at UFC 39. He defeated Randy Couture by landing a series of elbows that damaged the eye socket of Couture and forced him to tapout. That was nearly ten years ago.
It’s all over, the Bellator summer is all over. Following a successful fourth season, it’s first on MTV2, Bellator introduced its summer series to bridge season four and five. The three-part series concluded tonight with the final for the summer series featherweight tournament.
The inaugural Bellator Summer Series comes to a conclusion this Saturday from the familiar confines of the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The three event series featured a featherweight tournament that is set to conclude, along with a handful of special attraction bouts. Bellator 48 will send the Summer Series out in style with the featherweight tournament final and three special attraction bouts.
Tonight during the Bellator 46 broadcast on MTV2, Bellator Founder and CEO, Bjorn Rebney announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez will face “the kimbo killer” Seth Petruzelli at Bellater 48. Both fighters will be making their Bellator debut on August 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.