Bellator MMA LogoNot only has Bellator reduced its Summer Series tournaments from the usual eight-man format to a new four-man approach, the promotion has also reduced its Summer Series from three events to two for 2013.

Bellator officials confirmed the format to change to MMAWeekly.com. It was first reported by MMAJunkie.com.

The semifinal round of the four-man light heavyweight and heavyweight tournaments took place at Bellator 96 on June 19. The finals of both tournaments will happen at Bellator 97 on July 31 in Albuquerque, N.M., which will signal an end to this year’s Summer Series.

Bellator also has its new Fight Master: Bellator MMA reality show taking place on Spike TV on a weekly basis this summer. The Wednesday night series is a new addition to the promotion’s summer schedule.

Fight Master will conclude and Bellator’s Season 9 will kick off with the promotion’s special three-hour live event on Sept. 7 on Spike.

Bellator 98 hosts the Fight Master season finale, a middleweight title fight between champion Alexander Shlemenko and Season 8 tourney winner Doug Marshall, as well as the opening round of the Season 9 Middleweight Tournament.

Bellator 98 takes place on Sept. 7 at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn.

Following a successful Season 8 run on Thursday nights, Bellator’s Season 9 events move to a new home of Friday nights on Spike.

Be sure to Like MMAWeekly.com on Facebook and Follow @MMAWeeklycom on Twitter.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Sean Wheelock out as Bellator MMA play-by-play voice

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

The long-time MMA commentary duo of Sean Wheelock and Jimmy Smith has been broken up. Fans of Bellator MMA (and also followers of M-1 and the short-lived Affliction promotion) are familiar with the w read news >>

'Infamous' Paul Daley might hit 'idiot' Josh Koscheck before Bellator MMA rematch

  • 20 days ago
  • 18 views

"Semtex" says a rematch with Josh Koshcheck "will happen" and his current bout against Dennis Olson at Bellator 140 will be the last of its kind. It's been five years since Paul Daley received his un read news >>

Bellator 140: Sean Grande in, Sean Wheelock out of Bellator MMA broadcast booth

  • 20 days ago
  • 10 views

Long-time Bellator MMA viewers may be surprised -- or even shocked -- when they tune in for Bellator 140: "Lima vs. Koreshkov" this Friday night (July 17, 2015) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Co read news >>

Bellator 140 'Lima vs Koreshkov' results recap and highlights, including Josh Koscheck bonus interview

  • 16 days ago
  • 18 views

The ninth Bellator MMA event of 2015 was the "Lima vs. Koreshkov" card, also known as Bellator 140, which took place last night (July 17, 2015) on Spike TV inside Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Con read news >>

Manager: Fedor just as likely to sign with UFC as Bellator MMA

  • 15 days ago
  • 306 views

Despite the previous relationship between former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker and Fedor Emelianenko's manager Vadmin Finkelchtein, the Russian combat sambo champion is no more likely to sign with Bell read news >>

Bellator creates rendering of Dynamite show with both cage and ring

  • 14 days ago
  • 2 views

Bellator MMA has put together a picture rendering of what their Dynamite show will look like. The event features both a kickboxing ring and mixed martial arts cage. Dynamite plays host to both GLORY read news >>

Pic: Bellator reveals artist rendering of 'Dynamite' arena for hybrid MMA-GLORY kickboxing event

  • 14 days ago
  • 5 views

Bellator MMA is going to hold a special hybrid combat sports fight card on Sept. 19, 2015, inside SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., featuring a combination of mixed martial arts (MMA) and GLORY kickbox read news >>

What the SAP Center Will Look Like for Bellator MMA: Dynamite

  • 14 days ago
  • 3 views

On Monday, Bellator MMA released a rendering of what the SAP Center will look like for their Sept. 19 Bellator MMA: Dynamite event in San Jose. read news >>

Bellator 140 highlights video: Lima vs. Koreshkov 'Uncut'

  • 8 days ago
  • 8 views

A new Bellator MMA behind the scenes reel for a night of welterweight action headlined by Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov! Bellator MMA set out to showcase the strength of its welterweight division read news >>

Evolve MMA offering free training, accommodations for UFC and Bellator fighters

  • 7 days ago
  • 4 views

And of course, those folks signed with ONE Championship. Evolve MMA is opening its doors to fighters from all over the world with an offer open to anyone signed with either UFC, ONE Championship, or read news >>