Sapp scores another top billing - Fujii returns to the Bellator cage - Alessio gets his wish - JOE retires
|Name||Record||Weight (RANK)||Transaction Info||Fight Card||Date|
|Bob Sapp||11-11-0||SHW (UR)||Signed by KSW||KSW 19, May 12||Apr. 2|
|Philipe Lins||5-0-0||205 (UR)||Signed by Bellator||TBD||Apr. 2|
|Eric Cebarec||8-5-0||185 (#296)||Signed by Cage Warriors UK||CW Fight Night 5, April 12||Apr. 3|
|Mike Richman||11-1-0||155 (#173 FW)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 64, April 6||Apr. 3|
|Matt Secor||1-0-0||185 (UR)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 64, April 6||Apr. 3|
|Nordine Taleb||6-1-0||185 (#142 WW)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 64, April 6||Apr. 3|
|Rich Lictawa||2-2-0||185 (UR)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 64, April 6||Apr. 3|
|Elias Theodorou||3-0-0||185 (UR)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 64, April 6||Apr. 3|
|Megumi Fujii||25-1-0||125 (#1 F-115)||Re-Signed by Bellator||Bellator 69, May 18||Apr. 3|
|John Alessio||34-14-0||155 (#39)||Signed by UFC||UFC 145, April 21||Apr. 3|
|Tom DeBlass||7-0-0||205 (#75)||Signed by UFC||UFC on FUEL 2, April 14||Apr. 3|
|John Olav Einemo||6-3-0||265 (UR)||Retired from MMA||N/A||Apr. 4|
|Marcus Aurelio||21-9-0||170 (#50)||Signed by Legacy FC||Legacy FC 11, May 11||Apr. 4|
|Waachiim Spiritwolf||9-9-0||170 (#161)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 68, May 11||Apr. 5|
|Jesse Taylor||20-8-0||170 (#32 MW)||Signed by Cage Warriors UK||CW Fight Night 6, May 3||Apr. 5|
I'm not sure who Bob Sapp's management is, but they are absolutely magical. After consistently turning in some of the most highly suspect main card performances in recent memory, it seems that overseas promoters still love Sapp.
I'm absolutely stoked that Megumi Fujii is fighting on another Bellator card. Mega Megu meets Jessica Aguilar in a fight pitting the #1 and #4 ranked women's straw weight fighters (although the bout will be contested at 125).
Jesse Taylor gets a shot at the Cage Warriors Welterweight Title when he meets Gael Grimaud in Bahrain at Cage Warriors Fight Night 6. I'm pushing for JT to get this win and possibly get back into one of the big shows, and dropping back down to 170 after fighting all the way up at 205 is a good sign.
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