Taking place May 4 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, and airing on MTV2 and Epix, Bellator 67 is also expected to feature a non-title confrontation between reigning Bellator lightweight king Michael Chandler and former Pride Fighting Championships talent Akihiro Gono.
A seven-time UFC veteran, Saunders punched his ticket to Bellator’s Season 6 semifinals by earning a hard-fought unanimous decision over a game Raul Amaya. “Killa B” previously fought his way to the finals of the Chicago-based promotion’s Season 5 draw, only to be knocked out by current No. 1 contender Douglas Lima.
Baker was less convincing in his quarterfinal matchup, squeaking by hyped Brazilian striker Carlos Alexandre Pereira via split decision. A former two-time middleweight tournament participant, “The Beast” has won four of his last five bouts and holds notable wins over Joe Riggs, Jeremy Horn, Matt Horwich and Rory Singer.
Like Baker, Amoussou made his welterweight debut at Bellator 63, blasting Chris Lozano with a head kick before relinquishing a takedown. From there, the Frenchman quickly executed a beautiful sweep from his guard, landing in mount and smoothly taking Lozano’s back en route to a rear-naked choke submission at 2:05 of the opening period.
Rickels wasted even less time than Amoussou in finishing his opponent, delivering a flurry of hard punches that put away Jordan Smith in just 22 seconds. Undefeated as a pro, “The Caveman” has finished more than 80 percent of his career victims by either knockout or submission.view original article >>
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Anderson Silva is officially off the UFC 212 fight card. UFC officials announced Silva would be taken off the card Thursday, per MMA Junkie, days after the Brazilian legend announced it himself. "I r read news >>
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One of the marquee British stars slated for this month’s Bellator 179 fight card in London has been forced to withdraw due to injury.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>
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