Bellator 25 weigh-in results

Fighters competing tonight at Bellator 25 weighed in Wednesday at Chicago’s Hotel Sax. All fighters were on point except for Shonie Carter, who was five pounds over the 171 lbs. allowed for welterweight non-title fights.

Bellator 25 Breakdown presented by BetUS

Bellator Fighting Championships returns to the Chicago Theater in Downtown Chicago for the second time this year for their 25th edition. The card will feature first round matches in both their heavyweight and women’s 115-pound tournaments. Also on the card, middleweight tournament finalist Dan Hornbuckle returns to action against UFC and IFL veteran Brad Blackburn.

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Bellator 25 official weigh-in/pre-fight press conference will stream LIVE tonight at 6 p.m. CT

The Bellator 25 weigh-ins and pre-fight press conference will stream LIVE online this evening from Chicago’s Hotel Sax starting at 7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT on Bellator.com.

Shonie Carter vs. Torrance Taylor and slew of local talent finalizes Bellator 25 in Chicago Aug. 19th

CHICAGO, Ill. (August 16th, 2010) — Bellator Fighting Championships today announced the completion of the Local Feature Fights for Bellator 25 when the promotion  returns to the historic Chicago Theatre. Joining an exciting welterweight fight between the colorful, seasoned Chi-town veteran Shonie Carter (49-24) and battle-tested Torrance Taylor (8-7) slated as the local main event, … Read more

Welterweight Yoshiyuki Yoshida to compete during Bellator Season 3 for entry into Season 4 Tournament

CHICAGO, Ill. (August 04, 2010) —Yoshiyuki Yoshida, a heavy handed Judo black belt and UFC veteran, has become the newest addition to the Bellator Fighting Championships’ roster, as he fights an unannounced opponent at Bellator 31 on September 30th for the chance to earn a spot in the Season 4 World Welterweight Tournament. Yoshida is … Read more

Dan ‘The Handler’ Hornbuckle vs. ‘Bad’ Brad Blackburn booked for Bellator 25 in Chicago Aug. 19th

CHICAGO, Ill. (August 03, 2010) — Bellator Season 2 Welterweight Tournament runner-up Dan Hornbuckle will look to return to his winning ways following a June defeat suffered in the tournament championship when he faces off against the hard-hitting UFC veteran “Bad” Brad Blackburn at the historic Chicago Theatre on Aug. 19th as a special feature … Read more

Ben Askren dominates in Bellator Welterweight Tournament championship win at Bellator 22 in Kansas City

Lisa Ward, Jose Vega, Raphael Davis also victorious before sold-out crowd KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2010) – Bellator Fighting Championships crowned its second Season 2 champion Thursday night as former NCAA wrestling superstar and U.S. Olympian Ben Askren put on a grappling clinic to neutralize knockout artist and rising MMA star Dan Hornbuckle in … Read more

Ben Askren wins welterweight tournament finals at Bellator 22; Full results

Wrestling superstar Ben Askren pocketed $100,000 for defeating Dan Hornbuckle via unanimous decision in Bellator’s season two welterweight tournament finals Thursday night at the Kansas City Power & Light District.

Bellator brings championship fight to K.C. Power & Light District featuring Mizzou wrestling standout Ben Askren vs. top-rated Dan Hornbuckle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 26, 2010) — Ben Askren, who won two NCAA wrestling championships while competing at the University of Missouri and then represented the United States at the 2008 Olympic Games, will headline Bellator Fighting Championships’ latest event at KC Live! in the Kansas City Power & Light District on June 17th. Askren … Read more