Bellator 93’s welterweight tournament finals delayed as Douglas Lima suffers broken hand

Douglas LIma

Due to a broken hand suffered in training, Douglas Lima (24-6) will no longer be fighting at Bellator 93 on March 23 in the finals of Bellator’s Season 8 Welterweight Tournament. Lima was set to face fellow finalist Ben Saunders (16-5-2) for the $100,000 grand prize and a shot at the 170-pound title currently held by Ben Askren.

Iraq War veteran Steve Carl confirmed for Bellator season 4 welterweight tournament

CHICAGO, Ill. (January 17th, 2011) —Bellator Fighting Championships will welcome back one of its own as three time Bellator competitor Steve “The Wildman” Carl has been confirmed for Bellator’s upcoming Season 4 Welterweight Tournament, airing in March on MTV2. Carl secured his spot in the tournament with an impressive first round submission of Tyler Stinson … Read more

Former champion Lyman Good returns for Bellator Season 4 Welterweight Tournament

CHICAGO, Ill. (January 12, 2011) — Former Bellator World Welterweight Champion Lyman “Cyborg” Good is not shy about his desire to avenge his only professional loss to current Bellator Welterweight Champion Ben Askren while reclaiming his spot at the top of the Bellator welterweight division.  Bellator Fighting Championships confirmed today that he will have that … 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

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

Pancrase: Shining Tour 08 – Oct. 26 in Tokyo

Pancrase: Shining Tour will take place October 26 in Differ Ariake, a sports arena in Tokyo.

The main event consists of a featherweight King of Pancrase fight between the Brazilian, Marlon Sandro, who is undefeated and “J-Taro” Masaya Takita.

The semi-finals of a welterweight tournament is also on this card and the winners will meet in December to decide who will face the interim champion, Takuya Wada, for the title.

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