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The Bellator Roster - Women's 145 division added

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Huge news coming out from Bellator involves the creation of the Women's Featherweight (145lb) division with the inaugural signings of Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd. Scott Coker was instrumental in supporting Women's MMA during his Strikeforce tenure, signing many of the sport's best female talent in Gina Carano, Ronda Rousey, and Cristiane Cyborg Justino (then Santos). While the move might be considered somewhat puzzling, Bellator's move into back into Women's MMA is a welcome addition in further increasing the opportunities for female fighters in the sport.

Bellator 123 will kick off their Season 11 series Friday, September 5th at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut live on Spike TV, with the prelims available on www.Spike.com.

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The following is a list of fighters under multi-fight contracts with Bellator and the transactions associated with the organization, as they appear on the Bellator.com site. The roster list and the transaction information are only as comprehensive as the site is, which has been greatly improved over the past couple months. If you have any info or insights into the fighters without a signing date, I'll happily edit the article.

Recent Signings

The fighters listed have been signed (or re-signed) to recent multi-fight contracts or have yet to make their debut. Fighters are listed by their signing date, if known.

DATE NAME DIVISION (Rank) RECORD
Aug 14, 2014 Marloes Coenen 145 (3) 21-6
Aug 14, 2014 Julia Budd 145 (2) 6-2
July 31, 2014 Alejandro Villalobos 145 (110) 17-3
July 29, 2014 Hideo Tokoro 135 (192) 32-27-2
July 22, 2014 Tamdan McCrory 185 (NR-I) 11-3
July 21, 2014 Melvin Manhoef 185 (57 @ WW) 28-11-1-1
July 21, 2014 Paul Daley 170 (77) 34-13-2 (1-0)
July 16, 2014 Bobby Lashley 265 (78) 10-2
July 1, 2014 John Teixeira 145 (64) 16-1-2
June 16, 2014 Anthony Dizy 145 (LW-377) 5-0
May 29, 2014 Ed West (re-signed) 135 (114) 18-8 (4-3)
May 29, 2014 Pablo Villaseca 155 (347) 9-0
May 22, 2014 Andre Santos 170 (41) 33-9
May 22, 2014 Tom DeBlass 205 (44) 9-2
May 22, 2014 Dmitriy Sosnovskiy 265 (76) 8-0
May 22, 2014 Malik Merad 205 (HW-116) 19-11
May 22, 2014 Steve Garcia (re-signed) 135 (UR) 4-0
May 19, 2014 Davi Ramos 155 (260) 4-0
May 9, 2014 Jonathan Rivera 155 (UR) 4-0
March 24, 2014 Ben Reiter 185 (68) 14-0-1
Feb 16, 2014 Shamil Zavurov 155 (WW-98) 22-3-1
Dec 28, 2013 Emiliano Sordi 205 (MW-120) 12-4
Nov 7, 2013 Aaron Wilkinson 170 (261) 11-6
Oct 13, 2013 Cleiton Duarte 145 (UR) 13-2
Oct 8, 2013 Rodrigo Botti 170 (UR) 6-0-0-1
Sept. 2013 Cole Williams 170 (NR-I) 6-1
July 27, 2013 Mark Scanlon 170 (UR) 9-2
May 22, 2013 Rob Sinclair 155 (NR-I) 12-2
Zeilton Rodrigues 135 (73) 12-3
Antonio Duarte 135 (79) 18-5
Andreas Michailidis 205 (128) 5-1
Benjamin Smith 170 (189) 7-2
Razak Al-Hassan 205 (NR-I) 12-4
Jeremiah Graziano 185 (UR) 0-0

Recent Cuts

These fighters have been recently released from their contracts, listed in order of release date.

DATE NAME DIVISION (Rank) RECORD (BMMA) REASON
Aug 9, 2014 Jon Koppenhaver 170 (170) 14-5 (2-1) Released
July 24, 2014 Joe Riggs 170 (86) 40-14-0-1 (1-0) Signed by UFC
June 25, 2014 Travis Marx 135 (27) 21-5-0-1 (3-2) Released
June 25, 2014 Anthony Leone 135 (43) 13-7 (3-4) Released
June 25, 2014 Nathan Coy 170 (63) 14-5 (2-1) Released
June 25, 2014 Carlos Eduardo 205 (70) 11-4 (1-2) Released
June 25, 2014 Jeremy Kimball 185 (85) 10-4 (1-1) Released
June 25, 2014 Sergej Grecicho 145 (90) 20-5-1 (0-0) Released
June 25, 2014 Rodrigo Lima 135 (94) 11-2 (1-2) Released
June 25, 2014 Eric Prindle 265 (95) 8-6-0-1 (3-5-0-1) Released
June 25, 2014 Hiroshi Nakamura 135 (139) 16-7-4 (1-1) Released
June 25, 2014 Jason Fischer 155 (204) 6-3 (3-3) Released
June 25, 2014 Frank Baca 135 (226) 16-4 (0-2) Released
June 25, 2014 Jared Downing 155 (287) 9-5 (0-3) Released
June 25, 2014 Keith Berry 185 (361) 15-13 (2-3) Released
June 25, 2014 Vaughn Anderson 170 (367) 16-3-1 (0-2) Released
June 25, 2014 Trey Houston 170 (UR) 10-2 (1-2) Released
June 25, 2014 Anthony Lemon 170 (UR) 3-4 (0-1) Released
June 25, 2014 Eric Smith 265 (UR) 6-2-0-1 (0-1) Released
June 25, 2014 Tim Welch 155 (UR) 10-5 (0-2) Released
June 25, 2014 Nick Kirk 135 (UR) 10-3 (0-3) Released

Bantamweights (135lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
5 (BMMA Champ) Eduardo Dantas 16-3 (6-0)
10 (Interim Champ) Joe Warren 11-3 (9-2)
11 Robert Emerson 16-10-0-1 (2-0)
21 Marcos Galvao 16-6-1 (6-3)
30 Rafael Silva 21-4 (2-1)
41 L.C. Davis 21-6 (1-0)
59 (@ FW) Mike Richman 16-5 (5-4) Ed West @ BMMA 126
73 Zeilton Rodrigues 12-3 (0-0)
79 Antonio Duarte 18-5 (0-0)
82 Joe Taimanglo 19-6-1 (2-2)
114 Ed West 18-8 (4-3) Mike Richman @ BMMA 126
148 (@ FW) Brandon Bender 12-1 (2-1)
192 Hideo Tokoro 32-27-2
UR Steve Garcia 4-0 (2-0) Kin Moy @ BMMA 123

Featherweights (145lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT/CARD
5 (BMMA Champ) Pat Curran 20-5 (10-2) Patricio Freire @ BMMA 123
7 Patricio Freire 21-2 (9-2) Pat Curran @ BMMA 123
12 Daniel Weichel 34-8 (3-0)
14 Daniel Straus 22-5 (8-2)
31 Fabricio da Silva 20-3-0-1 (2-1)
36 Marlon Sandro 25-5-1 (8-3)
37 Desmond Green 11-3 (3-2)
41 Matt Bessette 13-5 (4-1) Scott Cleve @ BMMA 123
42 Diego Nunes 18-6 (0-2)
51 Goiti Yamauchi 17-2 (3-1) Martin Stapleton @ BMMA 125
60 ShahbulatShamhalaev 12-3-1 (3-2)
64 John Teixeira 16-1-2 (0-0)
84 Genair da Silva 14-5 (2-2)
89 Will Martinez 9-3-1 (5-1)
90 Chris Horodecki 20-5-1-1 (1-2-1)
99 Bubba Jenkins 7-1 (4-1) Alejandro Villalobos @ BMMA 126
107 Julio Cesar Neves 29-0 (1-0)
110 Alejandro Villalobos 17-3 (0-0) Bubba Jenkins @ BMMA 125
124 Scott Cleve 14-4 (1-1) Matt Bessette @ BMMA 123
196 (@ LW) Eric Wisely 22-9 (1-1)
207 Poppies Martinez 29-10-0-1 (1-2)
207 (@ LW) Jordan Parsons 10-1 (1-0)
307 (@ LW) Martin Stapleton 13-3 (0-2) Goiti Yamauchi @ BMMA 125
358 Darrion Caldwell 5-0 (2-0)
377 (@ LW) Anthony Dizy 5-0 (0-0)
NR-I (Visa issues) Magomedrasul Khasbulaev 21-5 (5-0)
NR-I Shanon Slack 6-1 (3-1)
UR Israel Giron 18-4 (2-0)
UR Cleiton Duarte 13-2 (0-0)

Lightweights (155lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
6 (BMMA Champ) Eddie Alvarez 25-3 (9-1)
10 (Interim Champ) Will Brooks 14-1 (6-1)
11 Michael Chandler 12-2 (9-2)
NR-I Dave Jansen 19-2 (6-0)
32 Patricky Freire 13-5 (6-4) Marcin Held @ BMMA 126
41 Alexander Sarnavskiy 27-2 (4-2)
42 Marcin Held 19-3 (8-2) Patricky Friere @ BMMA 126
60 Justin Wilcox 14-6-0-1 (3-1)
63 David Rickels 15-3 (9-3)
77 Saad Awad 16-6 (4-3)
89 Ricardo Tirloni 17-5 (3-4) Todd Moore @ Arena Tour 3
97 John Alessio 35-14-0-1 (1-1)
98 (@ WW) Shamil Zavurov 24-3-1 (0-0)
101 Paul Sass 14-2 (1-0)
136 Derek Anderson 11-1-0-1 (2-1)
154 Derek Campos 14-4 (3-2)
240 Brent Primus 5-0 (3-0)
260 Davi Ramos 4-0 (0-0)
276 Terry Etim 16-5 (1-0)
297 (@ WW) Marcus Davis 22-11-0-1 (0-1-0-1)
325 Brandon Girtz 10-4 (3-2)
327 Rodrigo Cavalheiro Correia 14-3 (0-1)
347 Pablo Villaseca 9-0 (0-0)
436 Joe Duarte 10-4 (0-1)
UR Patrick Cenoble 9-3-1 (0-1-1)
UR Remy Bussieres 3-1 (1-1)
UR Jonathan Rivera 4-0 (0-0)
NR-I Guillaume DeLorenzi 10-2 (1-1)
NR-I Rob Sinclair 12-2 (0-0)

Welterweights (170lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
13 (BMMA Champ) Douglas Lima 26-5 (8-1)
21 Andrey Koreshkov 17-1 (8-1)
26 Rick Hawn 18-3 (10-3)
36 Adam McDonough 11-1 (3-1)
41 Andre Santos 36-9 (0-0)
62 Paul Bradley 21-6-0-1 (1-1)
63 Ryan Jensen 20-8 (1-0)
70 Fernando Gonzalez 21-12 (1-0)
77 Paul Daley 34-13-2 (1-0)
82 Karl Amoussou 17-7-2 (5-4)
87 Marius Zaromskis 20-8-0-1 (4-2)
92 Sam Oropeza 11-2 (3-1)
99 Karo Parisyan 24-10-0-1 (2-1)
107 Michael Page 6-0 (2-0)
108 Jesse Juarez 21-9 (5-1)
112 Justin Baesman 14-5-1 (0-2-1)
131 Ron Keslar 11-6 (2-2)
177 Ricky Rainey 8-3 (1-1)
189 Benjamin Smith 7-2 (0-0)
208 Nah-Shon Burrell 10-4-0-1 (1-1)
248 Cristiano Souza 7-1 (3-1)
250 Herman Terrado 11-3-1 (0-1-1)
260 Dante Rivera 16-7 (1-1)
261 Aaron Wilkinson 11-6 (0-0)
310 Gavin Sterritt 6-1 (2-0)
321 (@ LW) Sidney Outlaw 3-0 (1-0)
335 Luis Sergio Melo Jr. 29-13-3 (1-1)
408 A.J. Matthews 6-3 (2-2)
NR-I Bryan Baker 18-5 (8-4)
UR Guillermo Ayme 6-1-0-1 (0-1)
UR Rodrigo Botti 6-0-0-1 (0-0)
UR Mark Scanlon 9-2 (0-0)
UR Phil Baroni 15-18 (0-1)
NR-I Cole Williams 6-1 (0-0)

Middleweights (185lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
19 (BMMA Champ) Alexander Shlemenko 50-8 (11-2) Brandon Halsey @ BMMA 126
33 Brandon Halsey 7-0 (5-0) Alexander Shlemenko @ BMMA 126
35 Doug Marshall 18-7 (4-1) Melvin Manhoef @ BMMA 125
41 Brett Cooper 20-10 (7-5)
47 Mikkel Parlo 12-2 (4-2)
56 Perry Filkins 8-1 (2-0) Dan Cramer @ BMMA 123
57 (@ WW) Melvin Manhoef 28-11-1-1 (0-0) Doug Marshall @ BMMA 125
58 Brennan Ward 9-2 (5-2) Tamdan McCrory @ BMMA 123
68 Ben Reiter 14-0-1 (0-0)
69 Kendall Grove 19-14-0-1 (1-1)
70 Jason Butcher 7-1 (4-1)
101 Brian Rogers 11-6 (4-4) James Irvin @ BMMA 125
163 Eugene Fadiora 13-2 (1-1)
358 Cortez Coleman 10-6 (2-3)
NR-I Dan Cramer 10-4 (7-3) Perry Filkins @ BMMA 123
UR Justin Torrey 7-1 (2-1)
UR Joe Pacheco 7-2 (2-2)
NR-I James Irvin 17-10-0-2 (0-0) Brian Rogers @ BMMA 125
NR-I Tamdan McCrory 11-3 (0-0) Brennan Ward @ BMMA 123

Light Heavyweights (205lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
11 (BMMA Champ) Emanuel Newton 23-7-1 (6-1) Joey Beltran @ BMMA 124
13 Quinton Jackson 35-11 (3-0)
14 Tito Ortiz 17-11-1 (1-0)
16 Attila Vegh 29-5-2 (5-1)
18 Muhammed Lawal 12-4-0-1 (4-3) Tom DeBlass @ BMMA 123
21 Mikhail Zayats 22-8 (2-2)
27 Kelly Anundson 9-2 (3-0) Liam McGeary @ BMMA 124
30 Linton Vassell 14-3-0-1 (2-0)
31 Joey Beltran 15-10-0-1 (1-1) Emanuel Newton @ BMMA 124
38 Liam McGeary 8-0 (5-0) Kelly Anundson @ BMMA 124
44 Tom DeBlass 9-2 (2-0)
Mo Lawal @ BMMA 123
45 Rodney Wallace 21-9-1 (1-1)
50 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou 15-12 (1-0)
58 Virgil Zwicker 12-4 (1-1)
67 Luiz Philipe Lins 9-1 (2-1)
81 Egidijus Valavicius 27-11 (2-1)
98 Christian M'Pumbu 18-6-1 (3-3)
108 Volkan Oezdemir 10-1 (1-1)
112 Austen Heidlage 7-1 (0-1)
116 (@ HW) Malik Merad 19-11 (0-0)
121 (@ MW) Emiliano Sordi 12-4 (0-0)
129 Andreas Michailidis 5-1 (0-0)
152 Ray Sloan 7-0 (1-0)
168 Mike Mucitelli 6-1-0-1 (4-1-0-1) Mark Griffin @ Bellator 123
NR-I Razak Al-Hassan 12-4 (0-0)
UR Mark Griffin 3-3-1 (0-1) Mike Mucitelli @ BMMA 123

Heavyweights (265lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
11 (BMMA Champ) Vitaly Minakov 14-0 (5-0)
14 Alexander Volkov 22-4 (6-1)
18 Cheick Kongo 21-9-2 (3-1) Lavar Johnson @ BMMA 123
34 Blagoi Ivanov 11-1-0-1 (6-1)
38 Javy Ayala 7-3 (2-0) Raphael Butler @ BMMA 125
42 James Thompson 20-14-0-1 (1-0)
47 Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz 7-3 (2-1)
50 Lavar Johnson 18-9 (1-2) Cheick Kongo @ BMMA 123
56 Siala-Mou Siliga 6-3 (3-1)
57 Peter Graham 9-7 (1-2)
58 Ryan Martinez 10-4 (3-3)
76 Dmitriy Sosnovskiy 8-0 (0-0)
78 Bobby Lashley 10-2 (0-0) Josh Burns @ BMMA 123
88 Raphael Butler 8-0-1 (3-0-1) Javy Ayala @ BMMA 125
108 Mike Wessel 14-7 (3-1) Josh Diekmann @ BMMA 123
124 Stuart Austin 8-0 (1-0)
162 Josh Diekmann 14-5-0-1 (2-0-0-1) Mike Wessel @ BMMA 123
168 Augusto Sakai 7-0 (2-0)
177 Josh Appelt 10-3 (3-1)
198 Karl Etherington 9-0 (1-0)
UR Maurice Jackson 2-1-0-3 (1-0)
UR Dan Charles 7-1 (0-1)
UR Matt Frembling 9-3 (0-1)
UR Manny Lara 4-4-0-1 (0-3-0-1)

*All Rankings taken from Fight Matrix at time of writing. UR indicates an Unranked fighter. NR-I indicates an Inactive fighter

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