“Bellator XII” official results – Alvarez and Lombard crowned champions in finals

The final event of the 12-week inaugural season of the Bellator Fighting Championships took place on Friday, June 19, 2009, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. “Bellator XII” was headlined with the middleweight and lightweight tournament finals, with the winner of each taking home $100,000 in grand prize money.

In the middleweight finals, Hector Lombard dominated Jared Hess with solid stand up and takedown defense until finally opening a cut on Hess that ultimately led to a TKO doctor stoppage in round 4, making Lombard the new Bellator Middleweight Champion.

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“Bellator XII” weigh-in results

The weigh-ins for Bellator’s final event of their inaugural season took place earlier today at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. All fighters except one, late replacement Yvonne Reis, successfully made weight for the event, entitled “Bellator XII,” which will take place on Friday, June 19., and air on ESPN Deportes the … Read more

Bellator to crown two champions at season finale June 19

Bellator’s inaugural season comes to a close with “Bellator XII” on Friday, June 19, 2009, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla., the same location the 12-week tournament started on April 3. PRO MMA (promma.info) received the full details on Wednesday.

Headlining the event will be the Bellator Lightweight and Middleweight Championship fights. The lightweight title fight features Philadelphia Fight Factory’s Eddie Alvarez taking on submission-of-the-year candidate Toby Imada,

In the Middleweight title fight, former Olympic Judoka Hector Lombard will face off against the Oklahoma All-American wrestler Jared Hess.

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Lyman Good is the new Bellator Welterweight Champion

It took just a minute and twenty-three seconds for Lyman Good to defeat Omar De La Cruz with heavy punches, improve his record to 10-0, stake his claim as the very first Bellator Welterweight Champion, and pocket himself a cool $100,000 in the process.

“Bellator XI” took place Friday, June 12 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.. To make it to the finals, Good defeated Hector Urbina at “Bellator II” and Jorge Ortiz at “Bellator VI.” He won three fights in three months during the twelve week inaugural Bellator tournament season.

The final event for the 2009 season, “Bellator XII,” takes place next Friday, June 19, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. and will feature the Bellator Lightweight and Middleweight Championship bouts.

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“Bellator XI” weigh-in results

The weigh-ins for “Bellator XI,” featuring the Bellator Welterweight World Championship bout of Lyman Good vs. Omar De La Cruz, took place Thursday at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. All fighters successfully made weight for Friday’s event. De La Cruz and Good will not only be battling it out for the welterweight title … Read more

Joe Soto is the new Bellator Featherweight Champion

“Bellator X” is in the books and Joe Soto walks away as the very first Bellator Featherweight Champion and the recipient of the $100,000 tournament prize. The Citizens Business Bank Arena hosted the event Friday night, June 5th, in Ontario, California. Joe Soto dominated Yahir Reyes with relentless ground and pound for the entire first … Read more

“Bellator X” weigh-in results

Yahir Reyes vs. Joe Soto for the Bellator Featherweight Title and $100,000

Bellator Fighting Championships continues with their twelve week tournament series with their tenth event tonight, June 5th, at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.

In the featured bout of the evening, and 145 lb. tournament finals, Yahir “The Hammer” Reyes (14-5) will be facing Joe Soto (6-0) for the Bellator Fighting Championships Featherweight World Championship and $100,000.

The fight card will also include seven non-tournament bouts featuring fighters from multiple weight classes. Former WEC standout Bryan Baker (9-1) will take on former IFL veteran Matt Horwich (23-12-1) in a middleweight showdown. Also, BJJ wiz, Wilson Reis (7-1) takes on undefeated Roberto Vargas (6-0) in a featherweight attraction.

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Before they were fighters: Hector Lombard edition

PRO MMA (promma.info) brings you a new weekly feature. “Before they were fighters” will showcase a new MMA fighter every week before they turned to MMA. With the cross over nature of MMA this should continue to be an interesting feature.

This week we take a look at Bellator’s middleweight fighter Hector Lombard. This video is a ippon highlight from a Judo match between Lombard and France’s Daniel Fernandes in the 2002 world team championships.

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“Bellator IX” results from Monroe, Louisiana

“Bellator IX” took place Friday, May 29, 2009 at the Monroe Civic Center in Monroe, Louisiana. The event featured the Bellator Fighting Championships Middleweight Tournament Semi-Finals and saw Hector Lombard deliver a quick beat down to Damien Stelly for a first round TKO and Jared Hess finish off Yosmany Cabezas with a third round TKO. … Read more

Did you wonder what happened to “Bellator VIII?”

If you wondered why you have not heard anything about “Bellator VIII,” well it is because there is not an actual event named “Bellator VIII.” Instead, “Bellator VIII: The Road to the Championship” will be a television program airing on ESPN Deportes on Saturday May 23, 2009.

The show will highlight the remaining tournament fighters and their journey to the Bellator Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight and Middleweight world championship fights. It will set the stage for the lone remaining semi-final bouts and all three world championship matchups and will showcase the spectacular action that led to the final showdowns of Bellator’s first tournament season.

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