Back to the old night and plenty to discuss on this Thursday evening. Bellator returned last night and are they happy with the numbers? Resurrection Fighting Alliance 8 takes place tomorrow night from Milwaukee with a spectacular card featuring Sergio Pettis and Lance Palmer. UFC is on a bit of a break but plenty of news to go over on that front.
Bellator Fighting Championships kicked off their Summer Series 2013 in a big way Wednesday night LIVE on Spike TV from the Windstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. In the main event Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal silenced the critics with a devastating first round starching of “Kimbo Killa” Seth Petruzelli, who had been taunting and mocking King Mo in the weeks leading up to their light heavyweight tournament semifinal bout.
MMA veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral officially retired from the sport of of MMA after a third round TKO loss against Jacob Noe at the Bellator 96 event that took place Wednesday night. Sobral retired right in the middle of the cage in a move that no one knew about until he started the process. Check out the heartfelt ceremony as a warrior for many years realizes it’s time to hang up the gloves and does so just minutes after his final fight ended
Bellator MMA 96 takes place this evening at Windstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. The event kicks off Bellator’s 2013 Summer Series and features light heavyweight and heavyweight tournament semifinal bouts. King Mo makes his return against Seth Petruzelli and War Machine makes his Bellator debut against Blas Avena.
For months now the UFC has been planning for a blockbuster show on Aug. 17 at TD Garden in Boston, Mass. to kick off the launch of the FOX Sports 1 television network. The main event features Brazilian star Mauricio “Shogun” Rua taking on Chael Sonnen, and the co-main event features Dutch kickboxing champion Alistair Overeem vs. Travis Browne.