Pro MMA Now’s Guide to Bellator 87 (Updated)

After a strong debut, the ratings dipped a little bit last week. However, there is no time to regroup, since Bellator’s eighth season continues Thursday night at the Soaring Eagle Casino in Mount Pleasant, Mich. As always, the main card will air live on Spike TV, while the undercard can be seen on Spike.com. Bellator 87 features the first round of the season-eighth lightweight tournament.

Bellator’s Lightweight Tournament Field Set For January 31st on Spike

The bracket for Bellator’s upcoming lightweight tournament is officially set, as eight fighters are slated to compete for a shot at the organization’s $100,000 prize and a guaranteed title fight.

Bellator signs Canadian lightweight Guillaume DeLorenzi

The lightweight division just got stronger as Bellator Fighting Championships has signed Canadian knockout artist Guillaume DeLorenzi to a promotional agreement. DeLorenzi will make his Bellator debut later this year and already has his sights set on a future Bellator Lightweight Tournament.

There is life after the gay bar; War Machine wins at XMMA 7 in Canada – full results

The controversial MMA fighter known as War Machine (7-2) took some time off from his job at the gay bar this past week to make a little trip north to Canada where he filled in at XMMA 7 “Inferno” for Phil Baroni (13-10), who pulled out of a scheduled fight with Guillaume “El Toro” Delorenzi (5-1).

Although the pride of the XMMA, Delorenzi, was coming into the fight undefeated at 5-0, The Ultimate Fighter season six veteran proved to be too much for him. Mr. Machine ended up choking out the Canadian near the end of round one in their main event encounter. Luckily, PRO MMA (promma.info) has secured a video of the match up just for you, our loyal readers. Enjoy. WAR MACHINE vs. GUILLAUME DELORENZI FIGHT VIDEO

Full card results after the jump…

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