Bellator will kick off their Season 10 middleweight tournament beginning March 28 from Utah’s Maverick Center as Brett Cooper battles Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove in the semifinals. And on April 4, Season 8 winner Doug “The Rhino” Marshall takes on American Top Team’s Dan “Cosmo” Cramer in the other semifinal match-up from the Reno Events Center.
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson was vocal about his displeasure with the UFC after leaving and traditionally hasn’t been the easiest guy to work with. However, it seems the former UFC light heavyweight champ is right at home in Bellator (at least for now) — so much so that he agreed to enter their tournament — and even fight two men at once if it came down to that.
Pro MMA Now reporter Daniel Theodore caught up with Bellator frontman Bjorn Rebney following Saturday’s Bellator 106 event in Long Beach, Calif. Rebney gave his take on the night’s action including Eddie Alvarez’s win over Michael Chandler, Daniel Straus’ win over Pat Curran, Emanuel Newton’s win over King Mo and all the rest.
The lineup for Bellator’s pay-per-view is coming together as several big preliminary fights have been announced. Bjorn Rebney and company take their act away from network television to pay-per-view for the first time with three championship fights on the main card broadcast. The main event features Quenton “Rampage” Jackson and Tito Ortiz.