Nazareno Malegarie will face Marlon Sandro on July 23. | Photo: Keith Mills

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 Ronnie Mann meeting former Bellator lightweight tournament winner Pat Curran, and Marlon Sandro vs. Nazareno Malegarie.

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the tournament semifinals at the 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 Genair da 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 Joe Warren and challenger Patricio “Pitbull” Freire.

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

Related News

Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis Headlines Bellator 163 |

  • 28 days ago

A light heavyweight title fight pitting current belt-holder Liam McGeary against Phil Davis will serve as the main event at Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis. read news >>

Bellator 163 takes shape with Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis title headliner

  • 29 days ago

The lineup is taking shape for November’s Bellator 163 event.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Joe Rogan Asks UFC to Open Women's 145-Pound Division for Cris Cyborg |

  • 27 days ago

Joe Rogan isn't a fan of Cris Cyborg's difficult weight-cutting and wants the UFC to do something about it. read news >>

Rizin FF 2 results and highlights: 'Cro Cop' wins tourney opener, gets Wanderlei Silva next

  • 27 days ago

Kron Gracie’s world-class ground game was again on display in Sunday’s Rizin FF 2 headliner. However, a potential second-round open-weight grand prix bout was the story of the night.Filed under: News read news >>

Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz will not take place at Bellator 165 in San Jose

  • 25 days ago

Newly minted Bellator fighter Chael Sonnen got a little ahead of himself in announcing a fight with Tito Ortiz on Nov. 19 at Bellator 165. Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Kevin 'Baby Slice' Ferguson, Jr.'s Pro Debut Set for Bellator 162 |

  • 25 days ago

The preliminary portion of "Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove" is official, including the professional debut of Kevin "Baby Slice" Ferguson, Jr. read news >>

Bellator 162 lineup complete for Memphis, including delayed pro debut of 'Baby Slice'

  • 25 days ago

Next month’s lineup for Bellator 162 is complete with a whopping 12 fights on the preliminary card, including the highly anticipated pro debut of Kevin Ferguson Jr. – “Baby Slice.”Filed under: Bellat read news >>

Former WWE Wrester Ryback Wants to Fight for Bellator |

  • 24 days ago

Ryback, a former WWE intercontinental champion, is looking to make a jump from the squared circle to Bellator's Hexagon. Or Polygon. Or whateveragon. read news >>

Bellator inks Cheick Kongo, Ilima Macfarlane to multi-fight contract extensions

  • 24 days ago

Bellator has signed two of its notable fighters to contract extensions. Heavyweight Cheick Kongo and women’s flyweight Ilima Macfarlane have both inked multi-fight contract extensions with the organi read news >>

Ex-Bellator champ Alexander Volkov debuts with promotion vs. Timothy Johnson at UFC Fight Night 99

  • 23 days ago

The UFC has another new heavyweight in its ranks – and he’s a former Bellator champion. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>