Bellator 78: Zoila Gurgel, Brian Rogers, plus welterweight tourney semifinals return to Ohio

Bellator Fighting Championships announced today the promotion will return to Dayton, Ohio for Bellator 78 LIVE on MTV2 and in commercial free HD on EPIX from Wright State’s Nutter Center on Friday, October 26. The night will feature the Bellator Season 7 Welterweight Semifinals, as well as the long awaited return of Bellator Women’s Champion Zoila Gurgel.

Independent MMA Link Club: Jon Jones fiasco fallout, Jacare, ‘ONE FC: Pride of a Nation’

MMA link club

Happy Monday! You know what that means — it’s time for the Independent MMA Link Club featuring some of the top mixed martial arts-related articles from our independently owned and operated friends around the web.

Bellator 77: Rich Clementi vs. Alexander Sarnavskiy headlines lightweight tournament

It was announced today that Bellator 77 will feature four quarterfinal fights to begin the Bellator Season 7 Lightweight Tournament. The headline bout has been confirmed as Rich Clementi (44-21-1) faces undefeated newcomer Alexander Sarnavskiy (20-0).

Dan Severn set to host Global Proving Ground reality show casting call

Global Proving Ground (GPG) is holding an open casting call for their upcoming reality TV show. MMA legend Dan “The Beast” Severn will be the host for their next try-out which takes place at Michigan Sports Camps in Coldwater, Michigan on Aug. 30.

Fisttacuff Radio Show 153: Eddie Yagin, Danny Castillo

It’s show 153 and the barber shop is only open for limited hours of operation this week. You might be thinking, they only have two guests, but no worries because both these guests will blow the roof of the shop! We have Danny Yagin and Danny Castillo stopping in to talk shop about all things MMA and the controversial changes affecting what was UFC 151.

Bellator 73 weigh-in results

The Bellator 73 weigh-ins have been completed from Tunica, Mississippi in preparation for Bellator’s Friday night event at Harrah’s Tunica, which features the Light Heavyweight Tournament Finals, as well as the Bantamweight Tournament Finals.