‘Iron’ Nakamura Added to Bellator Season 6 Bantamweight Tourney


Deep veteran Hiroshi “Iron” Nakamura is set to follow countryman Masakatsu Ueda into Bellator Fighting Championships’ sixth-season bantamweight tournament.

Bellator officials Saturday announced the addition of Japanese standout Nakamura, bringing the number of fighters confirmed for the upcoming 135-pound bracket to seven. Previously announced was the participation of Alexis Vila, Ed West, Marcos Galvao, Rodrigo Lima and Luis Alberto Nogueira, who will vie for a shot at the Bellator bantamweight title in 2012.

Bellator’s sixth season is expected to begin in March and will air Friday nights on MTV2. In addition to the bantamweight draw, the Chicago-based promotion will hold tournaments in the featherweight, lightweight, welterweight and middleweight divisions.

A winner in five of his last six fights, Nakamura has spent the majority of his six-year pro career fighting in the Deep and Shooto organizations. The Tokyo Yellow Mans representative has fought four times in 2011, besting former Deep bantamweight champion Masakazu Imanari in a February non-title affair before falling to Takafumi Otsuka in an effort to capture the vacant strap this past June. The 30-year-old rebounded from the loss by posting back-to-back wins, outpointing Yoshiro Maeda and Seiji Akao on Oct. 29 and Dec. 16, respectively.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

Masakatsu Ueda is set to make his return to fighting in February, after failing to capture the belt from ONE FC champion Bibiano Fernandes last May. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

The flyweight division continues to expand as Invicta Fighting Championships has signed another 125-pound fighter. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Invicta Fighting Championships recently announced four additions to the current roster, signing three new flyweights and a returning strawweight to the promotion. First announced o read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes will defend his title against undefeated Canadian Josh Hill at WSOF 18 on Thursday, Feb. 12, the promotion announced Thursday. Interesting read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 0 views

Cris Cyborg headlines as Invicta Fighting Championships on Tuesday released the full fight card for Invicta FC 11, which takes place alongside UFC 184 in Los Angeles. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 1 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has booked Anthony Pettis for his second lightweight title defense against streaking division No. 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos, for the upcoming UFC 185 pay-per-v read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 1 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight stars will be big and bright deep in the heart of Texas when Alistair Overeem collides with Roy Nelson inside American Airlines Center in Dallas o read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 6 views

News stream: Jon Jones failed cocaine drug test, rehab updates, and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) return. Follow along with our real-time updates of all the latest on the recovery of the embat read news >>

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

Ex-World Series of Fighting featherweight champion Georgi Karakhanyan has nothing bad to say about his former employer. read news >>