Rampage Jackson To Participate In Bellator Tournament Starting Febraury 28

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In 2013 former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson left the company after his contract and agreed to a contract with Bellator during the summer. Jackson was supposed to face former UFC star Tito Ortiz to headline Bellator’s first pay-per-view, but Ortiz suffered a neck injury that postponed the fight. Jackson went onto debut two weeks later and knocked out Joey Beltran. A question always arose though when Jackson signed with Bellator, was if he would compete in their tournament to get a title shot. We now have that answer.

It was announced today on a conference call that Jackson will compete in the light heavyweight tournament that starts on the premiere episode of the new Bellator season. The fight will take place at Bellator 110 and Jackson will battle former Bellator light heavyweight kingpin Christian M’Pumbu. The other two participants in the tournament will fight that night as well as Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal faces Russian submission ace Mikhail Zayats.

Jackson is excited for the opportunity to compete for the chance to be the light heavyweight champion.

“This is what Bellator is all about,” Rampage said. “I’ve never felt better, and now it’s about getting the belt. Bellator is all about the tournaments, and if that’s what you need to do to get that belt, that’s what I’m going to do. M’Pumbu is up first, and when I finish him, it’s King Mo or Zayats, and then it’s onto the belt, simple as that.”

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Bellator 106 Medical Suspensions: Eddie Alvarez And Michael Chandler Each Suspended For 60 Days

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Bellator 106 took place on Saturday night in Long Beach, California with Eddie Alvarez defeating Michael Chandler in the rematch to regain the Bellator lightweight title in the main event.

BetweenTheRopes.com requested and was able to receive the post-fight medical suspensions from the California State Athletic Commission.

Alvarez after briefly attending the post-fight press conference went to the hospital, complaining of nausea. Chandler received an undisclosed amount of stitches backstage after the fight.

Here are the medical suspensions from Bellator 106:

- Eddie Alvarez: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to left eyelid and paid in orbital bone
- Michael Chandler: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to left eye
- Emanuel Newton: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to left cheek
- Muhammed Lawal: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Daniel Straus: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Pat Curran: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to scalp
- Joe Riggs: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for possible fractured right orbital and right thumb, and suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact for laceration to left eyebrow
- Mike Bronzoulis: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Mike Richman: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Akop Stepanyan: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to left eyelid, and suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
- Cristiano Souza: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Alejandro Garcia: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for possible fractured right forearm
- Brandon Halsey: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Hector Ramirez: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO
- Jesse Juarez: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Joe Williams: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout
- Mike Guymon: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Aaron Miller: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Cleber Luciano: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to right temple
- Joe Camacho: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact, or until cleared by physician, for laceration to left upper eyelid
- Josh Smith: mandatory seven-day suspension
- Darren Smith: mandatory seven-day suspension

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Bellator 106 Weigh-In Results

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Bellator 106 takes place tonight from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. The main event will feature the rematch between Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler defending against Eddie Alvarez. The co-feature will Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in rematch against Emmaunel Newton for the interim Bellator light heavyweight title. Weigh-ins took place last night and here are the results.

MAIN CARD:
Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (154.8) vs. Eddie Alvarez (154.5)
Bellator Interim Light Heavyweight World Title Fight: King Mo (204.1) vs. Emanuel Newton (203.4)
Bellator Featherweight World Title Fight: Daniel Straus (144.2) vs. Pat Curran (144.8)
Bellator Fight Master Final: Mike Bronzoulis (171) vs. Joe Riggs (170.7)
Bellator Featherweight Feature Fight: Mike Richman (145.5) vs. Akop Stepanyan (145.9)

PRELIMIARY CARD:
Welterweight Feature Fight: Alejandro Garcia (170.3) vs. Cristiano Souza (171)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Hector Ramirez (203.8) vs. Brandon Halsey (205)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Jesse Juarez (170) vs. Joe Williams (170.6)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Aaron Miller (156) vs. Mike Guymon (155.8)
Catchweight Feature Fight (150lbs): Cleber Luciano (149) vs. Joe Camacho (150)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Smith (155.5) vs. Darren Smith (155)

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Watch Bellator 106 Weigh-Ins On BetweenTheRopes.com At 8 PM ET

Bellator 106 takes place tomorrow night from the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California. The main event features the rematch between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez for the Bellator lightweight title. The co-feature is another rematch between Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal battling Emmanuel Newton for the interim Bellator light heavyweight title.

Before the fights take place, the fighters have to weigh-in to make the fights official.

Weigh-ins take today starting at 8 p.m. ET and you can watch them on BetweenTheRopes.com at the video stream above.

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Bellator 97 Video Highlights: Chandler and Askren Continue Their Dominance

Bellator 97 took place last night at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, N.M.

The main card opened with Patricio Freire knocked out Jared Downing in the second round.

Then two Summer Series tournament finals took place as Ryan Martinez won the heavyweight tournament as he defeated Vitaly Minakov by a third round TKO. King Mo came out to show why he was a big time signing to Bellator as he defeated Jacob Noe to win the light heavyweight tournament when he won by verbal submission in the third round.

Bellator then closed the show with two title fights as welterweight champion Ben Askren continues to show why he’s growing as the one of the best welterweights in the world as he defeated Andrey Koreshkov by fourth round TKO. In the main event, lightweight champion Michael Chandler continued his path of destruction as he knocked out David Rickels 44 seconds into the fight.

Check out the video above of the highlights of Bellator 97.

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