Nazareno Malegarie will face Marlon Sandro on July 23. | Photo:
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- The Bellator Summer Series will have its second
leg on July 23 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. When the
final four 145-pounders in the bracket meet in the cage, it will be
meeting former Bellator lightweight tournament winner
, and Marlon
Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the tournament semifinals at
Bellator 46 postfight press conference inside the Seminole Hard
Rock Hotel and Casino.
Curran and Mann both acquired strong finishes in the tournament
quarterfinals, as Curran, 23, ended Luis
Palomino's night in the first round with a Peruvian necktie
submission, while the 24-year-old Mann halted Adam
Schindler brutally, also in the first frame.
Sandro, seen as an early favorite in the tournament, took a
well-deserved split decision over fellow Rio de Janeiro native
Silva. The 34-year-old former Sengoku featherweight champion
had stopped his previous five victims.
Malegarie, an Argentinian based in Brazil, showed off his dominant
grappling, threatening Jacob
Devree with a plethora of submissions until getting the tapout
with an arm-in guillotine in the third round.
In addition to the tournament semifinals, Bellator 47 will also
feature the featherweight championship rematch between champion
Warren and challenger Patricio
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