Bellator IV comes to Colorado Springs on April 24th

Bellator I takes place in Hollywood, FL. on April 3rd, Bellator II, takes place in Uncasville, CT on April 10th, Bellator III is in Oklahoma on April 17th, and PRO MMA (promma.info) learned today from Bellator management, that Bellator IV will take place at the World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado on April 24, 2009.

Bellator Fighting Championships features an MMA tournament series that will air on ESPN Deportes each Saturday night from 9-11pm ET/6-8pm PT for twelve straight weeks beginning April 4th. The nationally televised events will feature a combination of tournament and non-tournament special feature bouts.

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Tara LaRosa makes successful return to action at Extreme Challenge: War at the Shore on Jan. 23 in Atlantic City, NJ (full results)

The world’s number one ranked female MMA fighter, Tara LaRosa made a successful return to action tonight at Extreme Challenge: War at the Shore in Atlantic City, New Jersey following a fourteen month layoff. LaRosa (16-1) battled Alexis Davis (6-2) in a very competitive match that saw the fight dead even going into the third round.

Davis was clearly not intimidated by LaRosa’s ranking or status and came out strong in every round. Both ladies are four-stripe purple belts and very highly skilled on the ground. LaRosa dropped Davis in round one with a big right but Davis was able to recover and attempted an omoplata and an armbar.

In round two Davis came out very aggressive and got LaRosa to the ground where she locked in a tight triangle. LaRosa’s patience and experience allowed her to remain calm until she finally escaped but then Davis immediately transitioned to an armbar and the bell sounds.

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