Seven slots are now full for the Bellator Fighting Championships Season 5 middleweight tournament, as the promotion on Friday announced that Zelg Galesic had officially thrown his hat into the circular cage.

Galesic (Pictured; file photo) joins Bryan Baker, Vitor Vianna, Alexander Shlemenko, Jared Hess, Sam Alvey and Brian Rogers in the tournament field. Season 5 is expected to begin in September and will also feature tournaments in the heavyweight, welterweight and bantamweight divisions. As is custom, the bracket winners will receive $100,000 in total pay, along with title shots at their respective divisional champions.

“I think I match up well with the fighters in this tournament,” Galesic said in a release. “And [middleweight champion] Hector Lombard is a great fighter. He’s always very exciting to watch. I hope I will get a chance to touch gloves with him one day.”

Galesic, 32, is a Croatian striker with a wealth of international experience. Fighting the first half of his career in England, Galesic put together a 4-0 record in the defunct Cage Rage organization before traveling east to compete primarily in Japan. A four-time Dream veteran, Galesic has lost two of his last three fights, falling by submission to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Kazushi Sakuraba in 2008 and 2009, respectively. After taking more than a year away from competition, Galesic returned to action in March, knocking out Lee Chadwick in the first round.

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

Related News

Bellator and Glory present Dynamite: Full event coverage September 19

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Get all the coverage here for the return of Dynamite, as Bellator and Glory co-promote an MMA/kickboxing show September 19. Bellator teased a major announcement for today regarding one of their corne read news >>

Cheick Kongo open to fights with Lashley, 'Kimbo Slice,' wants to stay active

  • 27 days ago
  • 1 views

Bellator heavyweight Cheick Kongo is open to fighting anyone on the promotion’s big-man roster, as long as he gets to it soon.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #1993 with Cheick Kongo and David Rickels

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Stream or download Tuesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Cheick Kongo and David Rickels.Filed under: Bellator, MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (noon ET): Bellator 'Knockout of the Year' candidate Hisaki Kato

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with guest Hisaki Kato.Filed under: Bellator, MMAjunkie Radio, News read news >>

Hisaki Kato on Bellator 139 upset: 'I was there to be knocked out by Joe Schilling'

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Hisaki Kato said he was purposely positioned as an underdog to Joe Schilling at Bellator 139.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie rankings, June 30: 'Soldier of God' on the rise

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

After a weekend with Bellator 139 and UFC Fight Night 70, the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings got an update, and “Soldier of God” was the big winner.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rankings, News, read news >>

Josh Koscheck on joining Bellator MMA: 'Finally, I get to take off my handcuffs'

  • 28 days ago
  • 46 views

Bellator MMA signing and former UFC welterweight contender Josh Koscheck isn't pleased that he's part of the Reebok fighter kit deal, but he is happy to be free from the UFC. Consider this another po read news >>

Josh Koscheck: Signing with Bellator means 'I get to take off my handcuffs'

  • 28 days ago
  • 20 views

When discussing his recent signing with Bellator, welterweight Josh Koscheck had a certain pep in his voice that he admitted was missing for a long time. Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, UFC read news >>

The MMA Hour - 288 - Joanna Jedrzejczyk

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk joins us in studio to talk about her latest win and what's next for her. read news >>

Faced with Go Big or Go Home, Hisaki Kato Went Big… Highlight Reel Big!

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

One of the biggest surprises to come out of Bellator 139 on June 26 was Hisaki Kato’s second-round knockout of Joe Schilling. read news >>