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Around the world of MMA: April 10-12

On This Day In History Pride 34: Kamikaze On April 8, 2007 Pride Fighting Championships hosted their final event at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Pride was sold to Zuffa later. Heavyweight Yoshihiro Nakao def. Edson Drago Submission (neck crank) 1 9:51 Heavyweight Eric Esch def. Zuluzinho Submission (americana) 1 2:35 Middleweight Makoto Takimoto def. Zelg Galesic Submission (kimura) 1 5:40 Heavyweight Gilbert Yvel def. Akira Shoji TKO

Bjorn Rebney’s departure from Bellator and the fallout

In the last twenty four hours it has come to light that there has been a major shift in the MMA leadership landscape. Here’s the highlights: Bjorn Rebney’s Bellator Departure Yesterday is was announced that Bellator MMA founder Bjorn Rebney had departed from the organization. In some ways this wasn’t a shock considering some of the tension that had taken place following the Viacom buyout. It was clear that Bellator

Bellator MMA 2014 Summer Series Previewed

It was a quick turnaround from the end of Bellator MMA Season 10 to Bellator MMA 2014 Summer Series. It’s here though so let’s look at it: Summer Series Tournaments Unlike the 2013 Summer Series which had three 4 man tournaments, the 2014 Summer Series will consist of one 4 man tournament and two 8 man tournaments. The four man tournament will take place in the welterweight division and feature

Around the world of MMA: June 6-7

Due to the UFC double header this weekend I decided to include Bellator 121 in this edition or around the world. So with that let’s look at it: Bellator 121 Bellator kicks off its 2014 summer series on Friday June 6th at the Win Star World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma broadcast on Spike: Heavyweight Eric Prindle vs. James Thompson Light Heavyweight Austin Heidlage vs. Phelipe Lins Light Heavyweight Rameau Thierry