Sean McCorkle will compete on the undercard of Bellator 60. | Photo: William Musacchia


Bellator Fighting Championships’ sixth season will not begin on March 2 as originally anticipated. Instead, the season will kick off March 9 from The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind.

Promotion officials announced the change on Friday, but the reason for the switch was not disclosed. Previously thought to be Bellator 61, the March 9 show will now serve as Bellator 60 due to the March 2 event date being scrapped.

The main draw is now set for Bellator 60, as the promotion recently announced that Joe Warren will defend his featherweight title against Pat Curran on MTV2 and EPIX. The main event will follow the broadcast of all four Season 6 featherweight tournament quarterfinals.

Sherdog.com has additionally confirmed with a source close to the fighter that former UFC talent Sean McCorkle has signed to compete on the evening’s undercard, which streams live on Spike.com. “Big Sexy” is expected to fight three-year pro Richard White, though the status of White’s contract is currently unknown.

McCorkle, 35, has won three straight fights since exiting the UFC after back-to-back Octagon losses. The heavyweight has made quick work of his last three victims, stopping each of them in under two minutes. Most recently, the Hoosier submitted Justin Grizzard with a kimura on Oct. 15. McCorkle is slated to compete again in just over one week, as he meets Mike Gordon in the North American Allied Fight Series on Jan. 28.

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

Related News

Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson Weigh-in Video and Results | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 24 views

The Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson weigh-in is slated for Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT. Watch it streaming live on MMAWeekly.com. read news >>

Chael Sonnen to Bellator: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

  • 14 days ago
  • 167 views

Veteran MMA fighter Chael Sonnen has left UFC and signed a multiyear deal with Bellator, Damon Martin of Fox Sports reported Thursday. MMA Fighting's Ariel Helwani confirmed Martin's report. The 39-y read news >>

Chael Sonnen Leaves UFC, Signs with Bellator | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 39 views

Chael Sonnen has officially ended his retirement from MMA competition. But he's not coming back to the UFC. read news >>

Ronda Rousey Fought Chael Sonnen? Sonnen Tells the True Tale | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 51 views

Chael Sonnen, who is returning to the fight game in 2016 with Bellator, tells the tale of the time he and Ronda Rousey allegedly fought in a restaurant. read news >>

Why Did Chael Sonnen Return to Fight for Bellator, Not the UFC? | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 64 views

A day after Chael Sonnen inked a deal to return to MMA to fight for Bellator, not the UFC, the American Gangster hosted a throng of media to answer why. read news >>

Chael Sonnen Faces Crippling Fines if He Tests Positive at Bellator | MMAWeekly.com

  • 14 days ago
  • 25 views

In his return, Chael Sonnen has to endure much tougher drug testing scrutiny. If he slips up, his contract imposes crippling financial repercussions. read news >>

Return of the American Gangster: Chael Sonnen Opens Up About Move to Bellator

  • 13 days ago
  • 29 views

Chael Sonnen had every intention of returning to the UFC. Until he didn’t. Whatever the reason, one of the UFC’s most controversial, entertaining and bankable figures over the past seven years found read news >>

Bellator 161 Results: Cheick Kongo, Joe Warren Pick Up Wins in Texas | MMAWeekly.com

  • 13 days ago
  • 96 views

Bellator 161 landed in Cedar Park, Texas on Friday night, and the card was capped off with a heavyweight affair. read news >>

Bellator 161 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Kongo vs. Johnson Card

  • 13 days ago
  • 84 views

On Friday night in the main event of Bellator 161, Cheick Kongo won a woeful heavyweight bout via majority decision over Tony Johnson. If you wanted to make someone hate mixed martial arts, you shoul read news >>

Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson Fight Highlights | MMAWeekly.com

  • 11 days ago
  • 71 views

Check out the Bellator 161 fight highlights, where Cheick Kongo got the better of Tony Johnson, and former champ Joe Warren got back on the winning track. read news >>