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Strauss Added to Bellator Featherweight Tourney


Daniel Strauss. Photo courtesy of Bellator Fighting Championships.

CHICAGO, ILL. Following an impressive decision victory over Chad Hinton at Bellator 23, Daniel Straus brings a long string of victories to the Bellator Season 4 Featherweight Tournament this March, live on MTV2. Straus is the fifth confirmed participant in the tournament, joining Eric Larkin, Kenny Foster, Georgi Karakhanyan, and Zac George.

Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, Straus (14-3) enters the tournament on an impressive 10-fight win-streak, including victories over WEC veterans Karen Darabedyan and Joe Pearson, and UFC veteran Gideon Ray. Even more impressive is the amount of fights Straus has taken on in such a short time, as the former lightweight has competed in 17 fights over the past two years. With 11 fights alone in 2009, Straus knows the unique Bellator tournament format will be a perfect fit.

“I like to fight at least once a month so this tournament format is perfect for me,” said Straus. “If I'm not banged up or hurt, I like to keep training and turn around and get my next fight in. I like to stay as active as possible. I never like to slow down.”

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Bellator Announces Featherweight Tourney, Names Larkin as Participant


Eric Larkin. Photo courtesy of Ultimate Pros.

CHICAGO, ILL.Bellator Fighting Championships officially announced today that it will hold a Featherweight Tournament in the promotion’s highly anticipated fourth season airing live on MTV2.

Eight world class 145 lb. fighters will face off for a chance at claiming the Season 4 Featherweight Tournament Championship, a check for $100,000, and more importantly, a shot at the title against current Bellator World Featherweight Champion, World’s #2 ranked Featherweight and self proclaimed “Baddest Man on the Planet,” Joe Warren.

While announcements regarding all eight participants will follow, collegiate wrestling phenom Eric Larkin has been confirmed for Bellator's third Featherweight Tournament.

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Hieron Tops Bellator Welterweight Lineup


Jay Hieron. Photo by Esther Lin/Showtime Sports.

One-time IFL welterweight champion Jay Hieron has been officially added to Bellator Fighting Championships season four welterweight tournament, completing the field of eight fighters who are expected to begin fighting this spring.

The 34-year-old joins former Bellator title holder Lyman Good, Sengoku veteran Dan Hornbuckle, former Olympian Rick Hawn, Steve Carl, Jim Wallhead, Chris Lozano and Brent Weedman in the field.

Hieron last completed a contract under Strikeforce with two straight wins in the promotion, winning unanimous decisions over UFC veterans Jesse Taylor and Joe Riggs.

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Bellator Returns to Mohegan Sun on April 22

CHICAGO — The Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., will play host to Bellator Fighting Championships again this spring when the promotion returns to New England for Bellator XV on April 22.

“The Mohegan Sun is a spectacular casino and resort destination and was a tremendous partner for us twice during Season 1,” said Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney.  “We are very happy to be returning to the Mohegan Sun for this event on April 22nd.”

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MMA Live for March 18, 2010

Roger Huerta joins the show to discuss his recent signing with Bellator Fighting Championships.  Dan Henderson also checks in, about a month before his Strikeforce title fight.  They also offer up a complete preview of UFC Live: Vera vs. Jones.

Bellator Signs Roger Huerta


Roger Huerta. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

CHICAGO, Ill. — Roger Huerta, the top free agent in MMA and one of the sport’s brightest young stars, announced today that he has signed an exclusive contract with Bellator Fighting Championships and will compete in the promotion’s upcoming Season 2 lightweight tournament.

The 26-year-old Huerta (20-3-1) comes to Bellator in the prime of his career after a 3½-year run in the UFC, where he rose to international prominence with wins over top talents like Clay Guida, Leonard Garcia and John Halverson and became the first MMA fighter ever to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated.

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Bellator Expected to Announce Signing of Roger Huerta


Roger Huerta. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

The Bellator Fighting Championships’ is expected to announced the signing of former UFC lightweight contender Roger Huerta. Huerta will compete in Bellator’s season two eight-man lightweight tournament.

According to MMA Junkie, Bellator has called for a video press conference Monday at 3 PM ET that will stream live at Bellator.com.

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Bellator Adds Hess, Loeffler to 185 Tournament

CHICAGO, Ill. – Bellator Fighting Championships made two more noteworthy additions to its upcoming Season 2 middleweight tournament today with the signings of 9-1-1 Bellator Season 1 tournament finalist Jared Hess and 18-4 MMA veteran Sean “The Destroyer” Loeffler.

Hess and Loeffler are the fourth and fifth confirmed participants in the eight-man middleweight tournament, joining Bryan “The Beast” Baker, Matt Major and Eric Schambari. Overall, the group boasts a combined winning percentage of .859 (55 wins, 8 losses and 1 draw).

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Toby Imada Returns to Bellator For Season 2 Tournament


Toby Imada during his bout with Jorge Masvidal. Photo property of Bellator.

CHICAGO, Ill. – Toby Imada, whose jaw-dropping “Submission of the Year” helped put Bellator Fighting Championships on the map during its debut season, will return to the promotion for its upcoming Season 2 lightweight tournament.

Imada’s remarkable submission, an inverted triangle choke of the heavily favored Jorge Masvidal at Bellator V, became an overnight YouTube sensation (more than 650,000 people have watched it online to date) and took home honors for “Submission of the Year” from the 2009 World MMA Awards and virtually every major MMA news site.

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Bellator Signs Two New Lightweights

An undefeated fighter from Cincinnati and a police officer from Scandinavia are the latest additions to Bellator Fighting Championships’ upcoming Season 2 lightweight tournament.

The two fighters — Janne Tulirinta (12-3) and Chad Hinton (6-0) — join Ferrid Kheder, Mike Ricci and Carey Vanier in the nationally televised tournament, which begins April 8th.  The last three 155 lbs. fighters will be announced later this month.

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