Wednesday’s Bellator 96 marked the return of Bellator MMA and the start of two abbreviated summer series tournaments.
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Back from a long vacation, Bellator came back with a fury to heat up our Summertime MMA with tonight’s Bellator 96. With two tourneys in the works and some high-profile singles bouts, we had plenty of action in the cage, so check out the breakdown below if you missed out.
It’s been awhile, but Bellator MMA is back this week with another tournament and more MMA talent from near and far. Wednesday’s Bellator 96 event will kick off the Summer Series and fresh tournaments in the Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight division, as well as the “much-anticipated” return of War Machine.
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.
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.
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.