|Name||Record||Weight (RANK)||Transaction Info||Fight Card||Opponent||Date|
|Tim Sylvia||31-7-0||265 (#31)||Signed by ONE FC||ONE FC 5, Aug 31||Andrei Arlovski||Aug 3|
|Mike Wessel||11-4-0||265 (#162)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 73, Aug 24||Ryan Martinez||Aug 3|
|Chris Coggins||6-2-0||155 (#257)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 73, Aug 24||Zach Underwood||Aug 3|
|Zach Underwood||9-4-0||145 (#280 FW)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 73, Aug 24||Chris Coggins||Aug 3|
|Harry Johnson||5-7-0||155 (UR)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 73, Aug 24||Cosmo Alexandre||Aug 3|
|Chris Miller||1-2-0||265 (UR)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 73, Aug 24||Maurice Jackson||Aug 3|
|Maurice Jackson||2-1-0,3NC||265 (UR)||Signed by Bellator||Bellator 73, Aug 24||Chris Miller||Aug 3|
|Matt Hamill||10-4-0||205 (UR-Inactive)||Signed by UFC||UFC 152, Sept 22||Roger Hollett||Aug 3|
|Roger Hollett||13-3-0||205 (#45)||Signed by UFC||UFC 152, Sept 22||Matt Hamill||Aug 3|
|Rafael de Freitas||5-0-0||125 (#68)||Signed by Legacy FC||LFC 14, Sept 14||Dustin Ortiz||Aug 3|
|Dustin Ortiz||8-2-0||125 (#29)||Signed by Legacy FC||LFC 14, Sept 14||Rafael de Freitas||Aug 3|
|Justin Ledet||4-0-0||205 (#172)||Signed by Legacy FC||LFC 14, Sept 14||Matt Thompson||Aug 3|
|Matt Thompson||17-9-0||205 (#41)||Signed by Legacy FC||LFC 14, Sept 14||Justin Ledet||Aug 3|
|Matt Schnell||Pro debut||135 (NR)||Signed by Legacy FC||LFC 14, Sept 14||Ryan Hollis||Aug 3|
|Sevak Magakian||11-3-0||155 (#184)||Signed by King of the Cage||KOTC: Mercenaries, Aug 30||Joe Condon||Aug 3|
|Darrill Schoonover||12-5-0||265 (#64)||Signed by Rogue Warrior||RWC 2, Sept 6||Kevin Jordan||Aug 3|
|Kevin Jordan||11-9-0||265 (UR-Inactive)||Signed by Rogue Warrior||RWC 2, Sept 6||Darrill Schoonover||Aug 3|
|Shonie Carter||50-28-7,1NC||185 (UR)||Signed by Rogue Warrior||RWC 2, Sept 6||William Hill||Aug 3|
Tim Sylvia, the Rodney Dangerfield of MMA, is finally getting some respect from ONE FC and has been signed on to replace Soa Palelei in a bout against nemesis Andrei Arlovski. Personally, I've never been a fan of quadrilogies. Maybe ONE FC can have them fight every other weekend for the ONE FC heavyweight title? All kidding aside, I'll still probably watch it...more for Aoki and Fernandes, but I'm curious to see where this leads.
Matt 'The Hammer' Hamill comes out of his short retirement to face recent Bellator vet Roger Hollett at UFC 152. Somebody needs to come up with a different term than retirement for guys like Hamill, Penn, and Nick Diaz; like hiatus, or sabbatical, or burnout leave. Whenever I hear 'coming out of retirement', I just imagine some pissed AARP rep ripping up paperwork when some old dude discovers Viagra. Anyway, it was surprising when Hamill retired, but I'm glad he's back and look forward to seeing him fight again.
Legacy FC signed a couple more intriguing fighters in flyweights Rafael de Freitas and Dustin Ortiz. Ortiz looked pretty good in a UD loss to Ian McCall at Tachi Palace Fights in 2011, maybe this bout will set one of them up for a chance at a UFC contract. Journeyman Matt Thompson is also on the card coming off a big submission win over Jake Rosholt and is 8-1 over the last 3 years. The former pro wrestler Thompson has fought as high as heavyweight and as low as middleweight but will take on undefeated Justin Ledet at 205.
And yes, Bellator signed a Harry Johnson.
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