“Bellator VI” lands in Texas on May 8

On Friday May 8, 2009 Bellator Fighting Championships continues its 12-week MMA tournament series with “Bellator VI” at the Central Pavilion Arena at Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, Texas.

“Bellator VI” will feature the featherweight (145 lbs.) semi-finals with Wilson Reis (7-0) vs. Joe Soto (4-0) and Yahir Reyes (13-5) vs. Estevan Payan (7-1). The winner of each semi-final bout will receive $50,000 and move forward to face each other at the featherweight tournament finals to be held June 19th in Hollywood, Florida.

“Bellator VI” will also play host to six under card matches including a showdown between Nick Gonzalez (14-7) and Luis Palomino (9-5), who will be looking to bounce back after both fighters were eliminated from the featherweight tournament series in prior bouts.

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“Bellator V” weigh-in results & photos

PRO MMA (promma.info) has received the official weigh-in results for “Bellator V” which  took place today in Dayton, Ohio. The start of the semi-final tournament series begins tomorrow, May 1st at Hara Arena with the lightweights and will continue with featherweight bouts at “Bellator VI” in Corpus Christ on May 8th, and the welterweights at “Bellator VII” in Chicago on May 15th.

Fighting in the lightweight semi-finals at “Bellator V” are Eddie Alvarez (16-2) vs. Eric Reynolds (11-1) and Jorge Masvidal (17-3) vs. Toby Imada (21-11). The winner of each bout will receive $50,000 and will move on to compete in the Bellator World Championship finals in June for a shot at the $100,000 grand prize.

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“Bellator V” lightweight semi-finals take place in Dayton, Ohio on May 1

Eddie Alvarez will compete in the lightweight semi-finals at Bellator V

Bellator Fighting Championships’ twelve week tournament series arrives at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio on Friday, May 1, 2009 for “Bellator V” and as is standard procedure for each Bellator event, will air on ESPN Deportes the following day.

“Bellator V” will feature the first round of semi-finals with a $50,000 purse for each winner and will produce two lightweights to compete in the Bellator World Championship finals in June.

Bellator’s CEO Bjorn Rebney commented on the unique opportunity these fighters have, “At Bellator, each tournament fighter has their own destiny in their hands and at the Hara Arena two fighters will get the chance to advance to the Bellator Fighting Championships finals.”

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Bellator III – full video (English)

“Bellator III” took place on April 17, 2009 at the Lloyd Noble Center in Norman, Oklahoma. The card featured such notable fighters as Hector Lombard and Mike Messina. Here is the full video of that event. Please like & share:

Bellator III & IV results

Hector Lombard knocked out Virgil Lazano in round 1 at "Bellator III"

The Bellator Fighting Championship 2009 season consists of twelve weekly events, however, week three combined two events, “Bellator III” and “Bellator IV” because the promotion will be taking next week off.

“Bellator III” will air on ESPN Deportes on April 18th – 9:00PM EST and “Bellator IV” will air on ESPN Deportes on April 25th – 9:00PM EST.

The weekly tournament series will pick back up with “Bellator V” at Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio on May 1st and will air on ESPN Deportes on May 2nd – 9:00PM EST.

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Bellator III takes place April 17th in Oklahoma

The third week of the BELLATOR FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIPS’ inaugural 2009 season takes place this Friday, April 17, 2009, at the Lloyd Noble Center at the University of Oklahoma beginning at 8:00PM. The event will air the following day on ESPN Deportes.

The card will feature four middleweight (185 lbs.) tournament bouts, one welterweight (170 lbs.) tournament bout, and four non-tournament bouts.

Former UFC fighter and longtime MMA veteran, Dave Menne (42-15-2), will make his Bellator debut against Norman Paraisy (5-0) in the lone welterweight bout.

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Wilson Reis remains undefeated with win over Henry Martinez – Bellator II official results

Omar De La Cruz defeats Victor Meza at Bellator II

Week two of the twelve week Bellator Fighting Championshis inaugural season went off last night, April 10th, at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Fighters took part in the first rounds of a featherweight, lightweight, and welterweight tournament.

Two of three fighters who went into the tournament undefeated, remained so. In the main event, Wilson Reis defeated Henry Martinez with a tough fought unanimous decision moving Reis’s record to 7-0.

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Bellator Fighting Championships week 2

The Bellator Fighting Championships will hold week number two of their twelve week tournament series on Friday, April 10th, at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.

The event will air during prime time on April 11, 2009 on ESPN Deportes.

Bellator II will feature tournament bouts in the Featherweight (145 lbs.), Lightweight (155 lbs.) and Welterweight (170 lbs.) divisions, as well as several non-tournament bouts.

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Bellator I Results: Eddie Alvarez and Jorge Masvidal victorious in lightweight tournament action

Bellator Fighting Championships held their first event Friday night on ESPN Deportes, from the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Bellator showcased the opening round of both the featherweight and lightweight divisions in their inaugural event.

Eddie Alvarez (16-2), widely regarded as one of the top lightweights in the world, was involved in a toe to toe brawl early, overcoming a very game Greg Loughran (18-12) by locking in a fight ending guillotine choke in the first round. Alvarez once again showed that he is not afraid to stand in the pocket and bang, and delivered another exciting victory on his way to the 2nd round of the Bellator Fighting Championships Lightweight Tournament.

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Bellator IV comes to Colorado Springs on April 24th

Bellator I takes place in Hollywood, FL. on April 3rd, Bellator II, takes place in Uncasville, CT on April 10th, Bellator III is in Oklahoma on April 17th, and PRO MMA (promma.info) learned today from Bellator management, that Bellator IV will take place at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 24, 2009.

Bellator Fighting Championships features an MMA tournament series that will air on ESPN Deportes each Saturday night from 9-11pm ET/6-8pm PT for twelve straight weeks beginning April 4th. The nationally televised events will feature a combination of tournament and non-tournament special feature bouts.

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