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

Bellator 136: Joe Schilling ready for middleweight war against Rafael Carvalho on Spike TV

  • 29 days ago
  • 12 views

Rafael Carvalho became a phenom in Bellator MMA when he knocked out Brian Rogers in the first round of his promotional debut. Joe Schilling needed a little longer to finish Melvin Manhoef, but his pe read news >>

BLOCKED! Rampage Jackson barred from UFC 186 after court rules in favor of Bellator MMA

  • 27 days ago
  • 33 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson is no longer fighting Fabio Maldonado in the UFC 186 co-main event on Sat., April 25, 2015, live on pay-per-view read news >>

Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson's UFC Return Blocked for Now Due to Court Injunction

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Bellator MMA has been granted a preliminary injunction that will nix the upcoming UFC 186 bout between Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Fabio Maldonado. The news was first reported by Luke Thomas of MMA read news >>

Bellator 139 slated for June 26 in Kansas

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Bellator MMA returns to Mulvane, Kansas on June 26, 2015 with Bellator 139, a source within the promotion confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Tuesday. The event airs live on Spike TV and takes place at t read news >>

Judge: Bellator is 'reasonably likely' to succeed on breach claims against Rampage Jackson

  • 26 days ago
  • 1 views

On Monday, a judge granted Bellator MMA a preliminary injunction against Quinton Jackson. This would prevent him from fighting not only opposite Fabio Maldonado at his scheduled UFC 186 appearance on read news >>

Judge explains why she backed Bellator in ruling against 'Rampage' Jackson

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

In a 25-page ruling that granted Bellator MMA an injunction against Quinton Jackson, a New Jersey judge found the promoter is likely to succeed when the matter goes to court and that Bellator met req read news >>

Bellator 136's Will Brooks wants to make Dave Jansen give up the sport

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

Will Brooks wants MMA fans to understand he plans to hold the Bellator MMA lightweight title for a long, long time.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

With Rampage Jackson out, Steve Bosse faces Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186

  • 24 days ago
  • 2 views

With Rampage Jackson sidelined after a judge granted Bellator MMA a preliminary injunction earlier this week, the UFC has slated Steve Bosse against Fabio Maldonado for UFC 186 on April 25.Bosse, a f read news >>

Bellator 136 results recap: Brooks retains title over Jansen, Schilling loses in upset

  • 24 days ago
  • 50 views

Bellator MMA's "Brooks vs. Jansen" card took place on Friday night (Apr. 10, 2015) in Irvine, California at the Bren Events Center. The main event featured Will Brooks putting his lightweight title o read news >>