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The Bellator tournament format has the built-in framework to generate stars in a hurry.
It's cruel on mind and body, but going from relative unknown to a headlining commodity can become reality with only three wins in a matter of weeks.
Dave Jansen hopes to kick off his quick ascent when he faces Magomed Saadulaev on the main card of Bellator 77, which takes place Friday at Reading Eagle Theatre in the Sovereign Center in Reading, Penn.
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Bellator lightweight tournament champion Dave Jansen is returning after an extended injury layoff to fight two-time tourney champ Rick Hawn at Bellator 130, MMAjunkie today confirmed.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>
x x xBellator’s Season 7 lightweight tournament final will finally go down on Thursday night, as both Dave Jansen and Marcin Held hit their contracted weights at Wednesday’s Bellator 93 weigh-ins. read news >>
Dave Jansen has an awful lot to worry about in advance of the Bellator Season 7 tournament final. To minimize mental strain, he utilizes an unusual tool in training camps. read news >>
Tamdan McCrory discusses his recent run in Bellator and more. read news >>
Five months after becoming the undisputed Bellator MMA lightweight champion by beating Michael Chandler for the second straight time, Will Brooks is set to try and defend his belt against Dave Jansen at Bellator 136 on April 15, 2015, in Irvine, California. According to Bellator's website, the fight has been signed, sealed and soon-to-be delivered on SPIKE TV. "Ill" knocked out Chandler in round four of their Bellator 131 title fight, a bout that saw this highly-unusual ending. The win came just read news >>
The lightweight title will be on the line in April when champ Will Brooks sheds his interim status for the first time at Bellator 136.Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>
Bellator's lightweight champion Will Brooks will finally get the chance to defend his title. ESPN.com first reported on Wednesday that Brooks' first title defense will come on April 10 against veteran fighter Dave Jansen at Bellator 136. That event, Bellator confirmed to MMA Fighting, takes place at the Bren Events Center in Irvine, California. Also announced for the card will be a middleweight fight between longtime kickboxer Joe Schilling (2-3) and Rafael Carvalho (10-3). Brooks (15-1) defeate read news >>
Will Brooks will defend his Bellator MMA lightweight title against Dave Jansen at the newly announced Bellator 136 on April 10. read news >>
To be successful in combat sports, an athlete needs to have measurable talent in a diverse array of categories. Physical skill and cerebral acuity are important elements to finding victory inside of the cage, just as charisma and an established voice are necessary to connect with the sport's fanbase on the outside. There are opportunities aplenty for a fighter who can put all of these attributes together in one singular package, and Muhammed Lawal is proof of what that formula can produce. The 3 read news >>
Season 7 featherweight tournament winner Shahbulat Shamhalaev's second run at Bellator gold will have to wait. The fighter is withdrawing from the promotion's Season 9 tournament to tend to his ailing father. read news >>
Bellator No. 1 lightweight contender Dave Jansen has withdrawn from his Bellator 96 challenge of champion Michael Chandler, who now gets a new opponent and a new date for his next defense. read news >>
The injury bug has bitten Bellator's lightweight division, and champion Michael Chandler's next title defense will be delayed – and will come against a new opponent. read news >>
Michael Chandler will defend his Bellator MMA lightweight championship against Season 7 tournament winner Dave Jansen in the main event of Bellator 96. read news >>