Dave Herman. Photo by Esther Lin/CombatLifestyle.com.
More details are coming out regarding a potential deal struck between promotional newcomer Bellator Fighting Championships and ESPN Deportes to produce a reality show that could air starting in April of next year. In turn, so is a list of fighters that may be involved with the show as well.
According to MMA Junkie, former EliteXC employees Hector Lombard and Dave Herman have both reportedly been sent offers from Bellator regarding their possible inclusion on the show. However talks are only in the preliminary stages.
Japanese-based World Victory Road has also indicated that they would like to use Herman on their “Sengoku VII” show in January. Two fighters that have competed overseas in the past year - Eddie Alvarez and Jorge Masvidal - round out the list of approached fighters known at this time.
PRIDE Fighting Championships veteran Mike Russow, who earned a first-round submission win over Jason Guida at Adrenaline MMA’s inaugural show back in June, will be part of Monte Cox’s next effort in December according to MMARated.com.
In addition, DEEP featherweight champion Dokonjonosuke Mishima, who has also competed in PRIDE in the past, will compete on DEEP’s “Protect” card later this year.