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Season Six March 9, — August 24, In addition to the Light Heavyweight tournament, Bellator also hosted a number of featured bouts, including a third fight between Marius Zaromskis and Waachiim Spiritwolf at Bellator Pat Curran was also set to defend his Featherweight Championship versus Patricio Friere, who is the Season Four Champion, at Bellator 73 but he was forced to withdraw from the bout due to an injury that occurred during training.
Season Seven September 28, — December 14, The season showcased a heavyweight, welterweight, lightweight and featherweight tournament.
Season Eight January 17, — April 4, Season Eight included featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight tournaments.
Season Nine September 7, — November 22, For this season the bantamweight and heavyweight tournaments were held as four-man tournaments, while all tournaments were the standard Bellator eight-man tournament.
Season Ten February 28, — May 17, For this season the middleweight and light heavyweight tournaments were held as four-man tournaments, while all tournaments were the standard Bellator eight-man tournament.
The Summer Series featured an eight-man light heavyweight tournament and a series of Season 10 tournament finals. Season Eleven September 5, — November 15, Bellator MMA in The weekly series will culminate in a live season finale on Spike TV with the winner advancing into the fall welterweight tournament.
It made its debut on Spike TV on June 19, The Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts have been adopted by every state athletic commission that holds mixed martial arts events throughout the United States.
Under the Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts there are no groin strikes, eye gouging, kicking or kneeing a grounded opponent, downward elbows, strikes to the back of the head, head butting, biting, or grabbing the fence.
Upon a violation of the rules, referee can either warn the fighter, take a point away, or disqualify the fighter depending upon the regularity and severity of the foul.
All non-world championship fights in Bellator consist of three, five-minute rounds, with one-minute rest periods between rounds. All world championship fights in Bellator consist of five, five-minute rounds, with one-minute rest periods between rounds.
However, in a unanimous or split draw, each fighter does score an equal number of win judgments from the three judges 0 or 1, respectively.
A fight can also end in a technical decision , technical submission , disqualification , forfeit , technical draw , or no contest.
The latter two outcomes have no winners. The ten-point must scoring system is in effect for all bouts in Bellator. Three judges score each round with the winner of each round getting 10 points while the loser gets 9 points or less.
The only way that an even round can occur is if the fighter that won the round has a point deducted for a foul. Rounds scored 10—8 and 10—7 are typically scored when a fighter wins a round in dominant fashion.
When a foul is charged, the referee in their discretion may deduct one or more points as a penalty. If a foul incapacitates a fighter, then the match may end in a disqualification if the foul was intentional, or a no contest if unintentional.
If a foul causes a fighter to be unable to continue later in the bout, it ends with a technical decision win to the injured fighter if the injured fighter is ahead on points, otherwise it is a technical draw.
During Bellator tournament bouts, the rules are slightly different from those of a non-tournament fight. Elbow strikes are illegal in the quarterfinal and semifinal tournament bouts due to the high probability of a cut occurring.
Elbow strikes are legal in the finals. Though the final bout is a tournament championship, it is still three five-minute rounds since it is not a title fight.
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The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV. However Koscheck pulled out of the bout due to an injury.
As a result, Paul Daley vs. Andy Uhrich was elevated to the main event. Also on the card Paul Bradley faced Chris Honeycutt in a rematch. Bradley and Honeycutt first squared off at Bellator , where their bout ended in a no contest in the second round due to an accidental clash of heads opening a cut on Bradley that forced a stoppage.
The event aired live in prime time on Spike TV, drawing an average 2. The main event and co-main event of Bellator were announced on the air during Bellator President Scott Coker announced the main event fight would feature trilogy bout between combat sports legends Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie.
Gracie initially beat Shamrock in fifty-seven seconds via rear-naked choke at their first meeting at UFC 1 in Subsequent to that bout, the duo fought to a thirty-six minute draw at UFC 5 in During intermission after the Kimbo Slice vs.
Dada fight and shortly before the Ken Shamrock vs. Williams announced to the live Toyota Center crowd attendance of 14, Dynamite 1 previous live attendance of 11, Following the event it was announced that both Ken Shamrock and Kimbo Slice had failed their pre-fight drug tests.
The result of the bout has also been changed to a no contest. The bantamweight title rematch was originally scheduled for Bellator , but was postponed when Dantas was forced to withdraw after suffering a rib injury in training.
The co-main event featured local favorite David Rickels facing off against Bobby Cooper. The event was headlined by an Bantamweight bout between Joe Warren and undefeated rising star Darrion Caldwell.
The year-old last appeared at Bellator on Sept. The year-old Caldwell is in his burgeoning career, including five triumphs under the Bellator banner.
Michael Page was originally scheduled to face Fernando Gonzalez at this event but was pulled out of the bout in early February The event aired on Spike TV.
Henderson on Spike TV. A longtime pounder, Henderson recorded back-to-back wins as a welterweight in Also on the card is the Bellator debut of Evangelista Santos taking on long time contender Brennan Ward.
The event was aired live in prime time on Spike TV. King Mo was announced during Bellator in Houston. Dynamite 1 light heavyweight one-night tournament back in September, but "King Mo" sustained a hip injury after winning in the first round.
Davis was originally scheduled to challenge light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary , but McGeary was injured. He knocked out Brett McDermott in the first round, beat Teodoras Aukstuolis in the semifinals by unanimous decision and knocked out Jiri Prochazka in the final.
The winner of the main event will challenge for the title against the current champion. However, on May 2, it was announced that Thomson pulled out of the bout due to an undisclosed injury.
As a result, Chandler was pulled from the card altogether. Jordan Parsons was scheduled to face Adam Piccolotti in a featherweight bout on this card.
That fight was cancelled after Parsons was involved in a hit-and-run accident that left him hospitalized before he died on May 4, Sergei Kharitonov was scheduled to make his debut on this card against Josh Appelt.
However, on May 11, Kharitonov withdrew from the bout due to illness. As a result, Appelt was also removed from the card.
Darren Uyenoyama was scheduled to fight on this card against Alvin Cacdac but required medical testing revealed a condition that would not allow Darren to compete.
The Brazilian has not lost since his MMA debut in and has stopped 10 of his last 12 opponents. Manhoef earned his shot at the title by knocking out Hisaki Kato in the opening round at Bellator However, Budd was injured and replaced by Alexis Dufresne thus changing the fight to a non-title bout.
A preliminary bout between Ricky Steele and Eric Cronkhite was cancelled after Cronkhite missed weight by 9 pounds. Dantas won the fight via a second-round knockout.
Dantas went on to defend the title against Anthony Leone before losing it to Joe Warren at Bellator In Round 2, Page continued to throw single strikes, mostly kicks, while Gonzalez remained cautious.
Page shook his booty for good measure. Neither fighter took any serious risk, same as before. Page slips and falls, but gets up before Gonzalez can take advantage.
Page landed additional leg strikes and jabs, but still would not overcommit. Page threw a jumping knee and then showed his back to Gonzalez while walking away, until the end of Round 2.
In the final stanza, Page attempted a spinning kick, which Gonzalez avoided and used to press Page against the cage.
Page resisted takedown attempts and created distance to continue striking. Gonzalez changed strategies and started stalking Page, with no success.
Page continued avoiding strike attempts. Page appeared to be playing around, to the dismay of many boo birds in attendance. Referee Jason Herzog verbally admonished Page.
Gonzalez continued to run after Page with strike attempts, eventually pressing him against the cage one more time. Page avoided one final strike and the fight fizzled to a decision.
Piccolotti attempted a flying knee, only to get tossed off by the former Division II wrestler. The taller Piccolotti continued to pressure on the feet with the occasional kick and knee, which Girtz mostly countered with his boxing.
During Round 2, Girtz initially pressured with looping punches, most of which were out of range. Girtz attempted a spinning back fist, only to miss again.
Piccolotti secured a takedown, but Girtz was able to scramble away. Piccolotti continued to avoid punches and land kicks. Piccolotti threw another flying knee but Girtz avoided any significant damage.
In round 3, Piccolotti continued to play matador, outpointing Girtz. Showing urgency, Girtz aggressively advanced with punches, and managed to get Piccolotti back to the ground.
Piccolotti attempted a knee bar, which Girtz escaped. Girtz briefely landed ground strikes until the final bell. Melendez landed a hard right cross, causing Padilla to crumble.
And the referee rushed into to stop the bout after a couple of quick hammer fists. Taylor-Melendez shut Padilla down with a knockout just 47 seconds into the first round to win her professional MMA debut.
Vassell continued to rough up Carmont until the end of the round after briefly attempting a neck crank. Early in Round 2, Carmont landed a takedown of his own.