Mann Talk – Bellator 36 Predictions

Bellator’s fourth season presses on with Bellator 36. The card, which features first-round matches in the lightweight tournament, takes place at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, La. on Saturday. The main card will air live on MTV2.

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Bellator Fighting Championships Live on MTV2 comes to Historic Shreveport Municipal Auditorium Saturday March 12th

CHICAGO, Ill. (February 14, 2011) — Bellator Fighting Championships today announced the venue location for Bellator 36 which will take place at the historic Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, LA on March 12, 2011.  The event will be broadcast LIVE on MTV2. The Season 4 event will feature the soon-to-be announced Bellator Lightweight Tournament quarterfinal … Read more

Janne Tulirinta and Chad Hinton added to Bellator Fighting Championships Season 2 lightweight tournament

CHICAGO, Ill. (March 4, 2010) – An undefeated fighter from Cincinnati and a police officer from Scandinavia are the latest additions to Bellator Fighting Championships’ upcoming Season 2 lightweight tournament. The two fighters — Janne Tulirinta (12-3) and Chad Hinton (6-0) — join Ferrid Kheder, Mike Ricci and Carey Vanier in the nationally televised tournament, … Read more

Former Olympian, Judo master Ferrid Kheder signs with Bellator

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CHICAGO, Ill. (January 21, 2010) Bellator Fighting Championships put yet another piece in place for its second season today with the announcement that Judo master and former Olympian Ferrid “Hurricane” Kheder will compete in the promotion’s upcoming lightweight tournament.

Kheder, who placed seventh in the Judo competition at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, has quickly compiled a solid 16-5 MMA record since giving up Judo to fight full-time in the cage just three years ago. His transition to MMA was put into overdrive in 2008 when he began training under the famed Shawn Tompkins. Since the two teamed up, Kheder has won 11 of his 12 fights.

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Drew Fickett faces Olympic Judoka, Ferrid Kheder on Jan. 30

Seven-time UFC veteran, Drew Fickett (36-8) is due back inside the MMA cage on January 30 when he takes on 2000 Olympic Judoka and Jungle Wars Brazil veteran, Ferrid Kheder (9-4).

Fickett vs. Kheder will be part of the C3 Fights promotion’s collaboration with Lucky Star Casino and Innervisions at Knockout-Rockout Weekend in Clinton, Oklahoma when some of the most popular hair bands of the 80’s including RATT, Dokken and Warrant will be playing live on stage. The fights are on Friday evening and the metal starts on Saturday. Who would want to miss this?!

Fickett fought seven times in 2008 and went 4-3. He has not yet fought in 2009. Kheder fought eight times in 2008 and went 6-2. Also on the card is IFL veteran, Gerald “Hurricane” Harris (9-2) taking on IFL and WEC veteran, Travis Doerge (4-6). A female fight is also scheduled to be on the card.

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