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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 >>
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Bellator No. 1 lightweight contender Dave Jansen has withdrawn from his Bellator 96 challenge of champion Michael Chandler, who now gets a new opponent and a new date for his next defense.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 >>
Dave Jansen (19-2 MMA, 6-0 BFC) defeated Marcin Held (15-3 MMA, 4-2 BFC) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) in Bellator Season 7 lightweight tournament final. read news >>
If it was stoppages they were looking for, fans got their money's worth at Bellator 93. Only the main event lightweight tournament final between Dave Jansen and Marcin Held went the distance. Check out video highlights inside. read news >>
A sixth straight win carried Dave Jansen to a title shot. read news >>
Dave Jansen is a man who has seen his share of ups and downs. read news >>