The mantra is probably about as old as fighting itself: "I'm not looking past (Insert Opponent Here)."
There probably was no pre-fight news conference where Goliath said, "I'm not looking past David - I need to concentrate on this one fight in front of me and then think about what's next." But point being, fighters love to say it, even if they don't mean it.
And then there's Marcin Held. Even if he's not looking past his next opponent, at least he's honest enough to say what he really read news >>
Season 7 lightweight finalist Marcin Held was surprised that Rich Clementi went to the ground with him, but nonetheless thankful. But tonight, he has Dave Jansen on his mind and a Bellator tournament title. read news >>
Maybe Marcin Held wants to try to take Rich Clementi's leg home with him Friday night.
And maybe Clementi doesn't really care. He knows Held has half of his wins by submission, and lately that has meant latching onto a leg and cranking for all it's worth.
But when the two meet at Bellator 81, Clementi believes his vast edge in experience will make all the difference and put him into the Season 7 lightweight tournament finals.
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Ricardo Tirloni was pretty happy about his fight with Marcin Held – until he got a bit of a lottery ticket to take a step up the ladder into Bellator's Season 9 lightweight touranment for free. read news >>
Rich Clementi was bound and determined to not let Marcin Held and his leg lock obsession keep him from moving on.
But Held had other plans. The Polish lightweight spent most of the first round looking for any kind of a leg lock he could get, and in the second finally got it. Clementi tapped, and the 20-year-old Held moved on in Bellator's Season 7 lightweight tournament.
The fight closed out Bellator 81 at Ryan Center at The University of Rhode Island in Kingston. The MTV2-televised ma read news >>
MMAjunkie.com Radio today welcomes to the studio Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, as well as promoter Ray Sefo, who discusses Saturday's debut World Series of Fighting event.
We also chat with Bellator lightweight-tournament semifinalist Rich Clementi and veteran middleweight Gerald Harris.
MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www. read news >>
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Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler returns this week for a Bellator 67 headliner with veteran Akihiro Gono.
But before Chandler won the belt in a "Fight of the Year" performance against Eddie Alvarez and got booked for the Gono non-title fight, he navigated his way through Bellator's season-four lightweight tournament.
In our latest Best of Bellator Video installment, we take a look at Chandler's opening-round tournament fight with Marcin Held at Bellator 36 - one that nearly read news >>
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Nineteen-year-old Polish MMA prodigy Marcin Held is the final competitor added to Bellator's season-four lightweight tournament.
The promotion today announced Held's participation in the eight-man competition, which kicks off next month and airs live on MTV2 as part of the organization's 12-week season.
Additionally, MMAjunkie.com has been able to confirm that Held is expected to meet Mike Chandler at Bellator 36, which takes place March 12 at a date and location to be determined.
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Check out the highlights from Friday's Bellator 126 where Brandon Halsey wrestled away the middleweight title from Alexander Shlemenko, Marcin Held defeated Patricky Freire, Mike Richman stopped Ed West and much more happened. read news >>
Patricky "Pitbull" Freire will battle Marcin Held for the Bellator lightweight tournament final Friday night in Phoenix, and he’s got all the extra motivation he needed on Sept. 5. At the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut, 21 days before his second tournament final, Patricky’s younger brother, Patricio "Pitbull" Freire became the Bellator featherweight champion with a unanimous decision victory over Pat Curran. The older "Pitbull" brother now wants to bring another title to his family on Sept. 26 read news >>
After a delay from the spring, Patricky Freire finally gets another shot at a Bellator MMA tournament title, and he’s putting some pressure on himself.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>