‘King Mo’-Noe, Martinez-Minakov Summer Series Finals Set for July’s Bellator 97
heavyweight and light heavyweight Summer Series tournaments will
conclude on July 31, when Ryan
meets Jacob Noe
The event airs live on Spike TV and is headlined by a lightweight
title collision pitting reigning champion Michael
Chandler against Season 8 tournament winner David
Rickels. The event takes place at the Santa Ana Star Center in
Albuquerque, N.M., and will also see Ben Askren
defend his welterweight strap against unbeaten Season 7 champ
The Summer Series tournament finals were decided on Wednesday night
at Bellator 96, which took place at the Winstar World Casino in
Thackerville, Okla., and saw “King Mo” knock out Seth
Petruzelli in the evening’s main event on Spike TV. Just prior
to Lawal’s 95-second finish of “The Silverback,” Noe sent former
UFC title contender Renato
Sobral into retirement, picking up a third-round technical
knockout over “Babalu” to advance in the 205-pound draw.
Meanwhile, Minakov wasted no time in punching his ticket to the
heavyweight finals, as the unbeaten Russian pounded out Ron Sparks in
just 32 seconds. Earlier, Martinez did the same to Rich Hale,
taking his smaller opponent to the mat before crushing him with
ground-and-pound to earn his spot in the championship round.
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