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MMA Transaction Wire: January 18-23

A ton of transactions this week; Strikeforce additions = UFC releases, Bellator 86 and 87 additions, and much MORE!

Name Record Weight (Rank) Transaction Info (Date) Fight Card Opponent (Rank)
Chad Griggs 11-3-0 205 (141) Released by UFC, Jan 18 TBD TBD
Nick Penner 11-3-0 205 (136) Released by UFC, Jan 18 TBD TBD
Marcus LeVesseur 22-7-0 155 (102) Released by UFC, Jan 18 TBD TBD
John Cofer 7-3-0 155 (388) Released by UFC, Jan 18 TBD TBD
Joey Gambino 9-2-0 145 (192) Released by UFC, Jan 18 TBD TBD
Jeff Hougland 10-6-0 135 (84) Released by UFC, Jan 18 TBD TBD
Jared Papazian 14-9-0,1NC 125 (34) Released by UFC, Jan 18 TBD TBD
Yasuhiro Urushitani 19-6-6 125 (19) Released by UFC, Jan 18 TBD TBD
Henry Martinez 9-3-0 155 (174) Released by UFC, Jan 18 TBD TBD
Jose de Ribamar Machado Gomes 32-8-1 170 (70) Signed by Bellator, Jan 9 BFC 86, Jan 24 Raul Amaya (195)
Koffi Adzitso 18-9-0 170 (116) Signed by Bellator, Jan 9 BFC 86, Jan 24 Ben Saunders (60)
Przemyslaw Mysiala 16-7-0 205 (212) Signed by Bellator, Dec 12 BFC 86, Jan 24 Mo Lawal (12)
Greg Rebello 14-4-0 205 (189) Signed by New England Fights NEF Fight Night 6, Feb 2 Jesse Peterson (NR)
Zelg Galesic 11-7-0 205 (149) Signed by Ultimate Challenge UCMMA 32, Feb 2 Linton Vassell (100)
Ilir Latifi 7-2-0,1NC 205 (31) Signed by Cage 21 Cage21 Turko 2, Feb 2 Juha Saarinen (55)
Greg Soto 9-3-0 170 (203) Signed by Ring of Combat ROC 43, Jan 25 Elijah Harshbarger (NR)
Julian Lane 4-0-0 155 (453) Signed by Cage Fury FC CFFC 19, Feb 3 George Sullivan (103-WW)
Anthony Birchak 9-1-0 135 (90) Signed by Maximum FC, Jan 19 MFC 37, May 10 TBA
Cortez Coleman 8-3-0 185 (308) Signed by Bellator, Jan 19 BFC 86, Jan 24 Matthew Jones (160-LHW)
Matthew Jones 4-3-0 185 (160-LHW) Signed by Bellator, Jan 19 BFC 86, Jan 24 Cortez Coleman
Hunter Tucker 4-0-0 145 (NR) Signed by Bellator, Jan 19 BFC 86, Jan 24 Javier Obregon (NR)
Javier Obregon 4-3-0 145 (NR) Signed by Bellator, Jan 19 BFC 86, Jan 24 Hunter Tucker (NR)
Mike Maldonado 3-0-0 145 (NR) Signed by Bellator, Jan 19 BFC 86, Jan 24 Joseph Salas
Joseph Salas 2-3-0 145 (NR) Signed by Bellator, Jan 19 BFC 86, Jan 24 Mike Maldonado (NR)
Zach Church 1-1-0 155 (NR) Signed by Bellator, Jan 19 BFC 86, Jan 24 Damon Jackson (NR)
Damon Jackson 3-0-0 155 (NR) Signed by Bellator, Jan 19 BFC 86, Jan 24 Zach Church (NR)
Chris Pham 2-0-0 135 (NR) Signed by Bellator, Jan 22 BFC 86, Jan 24 Jason Sampson (94)
Matt Inman 9-4-0 170 (483) Signed by Cage Warriors FC, 5-fight contract CWFC 52, Mar 9 Jack Mason (255)
Chris Fishgold 7-0-0 145 (437-WW) Signed by Cage Warriors CWFC 52, Mar 9 Steve O'Keefe (309)
Amir Khillah 10-5-0 155 (259-WW) Signed by Bellator, Jan 22 BFC 87, Jan 31 John Schulz (NR)
Tony Zelinski 3-2-0 135 (NR) Signed by Bellator, Jan 22 BFC 87, Jan 31 Nick Kirk (106)
Jason Fish 2-2-0 265 (NR) Signed by Bellator, Jan 22 BFC 87, Jan 31
Karl Etherington 7-0-0 265 (211) Signed by Bellator, Jan 22 BFC 87, Jan 31 Jason Fish (NR)
Cody Stamann 2-0-0 145 (NR) Signed by Bellator, Jan 22 BFC 87, Jan 31 Justin Houghton (NR)
Samuel Quito 11-4-0 170 (428) Signed by Bellator, Jan 22 BFC 87, Jan 31 Ben Lagman
Ben Lagman 6-2-0 170 (NR-I) Signed by Bellator, Jan 22 BFC 87, Jan 31 Samuel Quito (428)
David Shepherd 4-2-0 155 (NR-I) Signed by Bellator, Jan 22 BFC 87, Jan 31 James Reese (442)

Noteworthy upcoming regional bouts

ROC 43, Jan 25 non-televised
Deividas Taurosevicius 15-5-0(FW-28) vs Frank Caraballo 11-4-0(FW-94)

RUFF 8, Feb 2 non-televised in US
Guan Wang 10-0-1(FW-217) vs Chengjie Wu 5-4-0(NR)
Tuerxun Jumabieke 14-0-0(BW-101) vs Irshaad Sayed 5-2-0(BW-230)

CESMMA Undiputed 2, Feb 2 non-televised
Mike Campbell 12-4-0(LW-101) vs Abner Lloveras 15-6-1(LW-158)

Pancrase 245, Feb 3 non-televised in US
Tadahiro Harada 10-3-2(FW-170) vs Daniel Swain 7-2-0(LW-448)
Keiichiro Yamamiya 44-28-10(MW-184) vs Will Noland 7-3-0(NR)
Shingo Suzuki 8-5-3(WW-164) vs Sojiro Orui 12-6-7(WW-193)
Yuki Kondo 54-27-8(WW-316) vs Seiki Ryo 9-9-3(NR)

Please check out past issues

MMA Transaction Wire: January 10-17

MMA Transaction Wire: January 1-9, 2013

MMA Transaction Wire: August 10-14

MMA Transaction Wire: August 4-10

MMA Transaction Wire: August 2-3

MMA Transaction Wire: The July Round-Up - Is Sengoku back?!

MMA Transaction Wire: July 28-31

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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