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The end of the line has come for Eric Prindle and several other fighters, who are no longer on Bellator's roster.
Bellator's house cleaning has extended beyond just ousting Bjorn Rebney and Tim Danaher. Earlier this week, the promotion confirmed the release of 19 fighters from its roster, most notably former heavyweight tournament winner Eric Prindle. The 38-year-old went on a run of just 1 win in his last 7 fights, and was stopped by James Thompson earlier this month. Prindle is best known, and more
Bellator MMA significantly trimmed its roster recently, releasing 19 fighters from their contracts. more
But insists the releases were done prior to the hiring of former Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker.
Bellator MMA, which fired Bjorn Rebney just last week, has also said goodbye to 19 fighters under contract for the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle (heavyweight) and Anthony Leone (bantamweight).
Here is the complete list of releases (via MMA Fighting): Eric PrindleAnthony LeoneRodrigo LimaFrank BacaNick KirkTravis MarxHiroshi NakamuraSerge more
Several names were removed from Bellator’s roster.
Bellator officials confirmed to MMAFighting.com on Wednesday that 19 fighters were released from the promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle and Anthony Leone. The list was initially posted on Sherdog Forum.
The list also includes Frank Baca, Nick Kirk, Travis Marx, Hiroshi Nakamura, Rodrigo Lima, Sergej Grecicho, Jared Downing, Jason Fischer, Tim Welch, Nathan Coy, Anthony Lemon, Trey Houston, Vaughn Anderson, Keith Berry, Je more
Every UFC fighter steps into the Octagon with the hope of elevating themselves to a UFC title shot. But what happens when there's a major roadblock in the way?
That's the situation in which guys like Junior dos Santos and Urijah Faber find themselves. The end result of fighting is always to push up the rankings, but for these guys, there's only so far they can go. The fighters on this list find themselves in a bit of limbo in that they can defeat nearly every contender thrown their way, but UFC more
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Unlucky for them, there are far more than six fighters who have a shot at being champions by the end of the year.
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Can Nunes follow in the path of Bibiano Fernandes?
Rafael Nunes won a belt in his last fight and he could be in line for another title shot if he can overcome Koji Ando in a battle between two lightweight champions at ONE FC: "War of Dragons."
The Brazilian is undefeated, boasting a perfect professional record of 10-0, and is on a streak of nine successive stoppage wins, but he has been handed a tough debut against the Legend FC lightweight champion.
Ando won that title in his most recent fight more