Gameness Fighting Championship hits Tennessee State Fairgrounds on February 20 with most stacked card to date

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, Nashville-based mixed martial arts promotion, Gameness Fighting Championship will host “GFC 6” at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds Sports Arena. Although the organization has put on some great cards in the past, none of them compare to what is coming next weekend. Leading the charge will be a … Read more

Dan Hornbuckle signs multi-fight contract with Bellator Fighting Championships

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Chicago, Ill. (December 17, 2009) Bellator Fighting Championships continued its active offseason on Thursday when it announced the acquisition of one of MMA’s most heralded free agents, 19-2 welterweight standout Dan Hornbuckle.

“When we began the recruiting process for Season 2 and beyond, Dan Hornbuckle was one of our top targets,” said Bjorn Rebney, founder and CEO of Bellator Fighting Championships. “To be able to land a fighter like Dan is another sign of our commitment to bring world class fights to MMA fans on a weekly basis.”

Rebney has confirmed that, with Hornbuckle’s signing, he has also received an invitation to compete in Bellator’s upcoming eight-man welterweight tournament, which commences during Bellator’s Season 2 kickoff on April 8, 2010. Bellator will also conduct tournaments at 145, 155, and 185 lbs. with the winners of this year’s tournaments being declared number one contenders to Bellator’s current cache of champions.

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Bellator Fighting Championships signs U.S. Olympian and NCAA champion Ben Askren

Photo by - Ben Askren was at the Strikeforce show in St. Louis back in June.
Photo by - Ben Askren was at the Strikeforce show in St. Louis back in June.

CHICAGO (December 9, 2009) – Bellator Fighting Championships announced Wednesday the signing of highly touted MMA prospect Ben Askren to an exclusive long-term agreement.

Askren is a U.S. Olympian who competed in the 2008 Beijing Games in freestyle wrestling. While wrestling at the collegiate level at the University of Missouri, Askren won two NCAA Division I titles. Since announcing his plans to cross over into professional mixed martial arts after the conclusion of the Beijing Games, Askren has been one of the most sought-after free agents in the sport.

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