FanPost

The Bellator Roster

Due to the sea change in Bellator and the subsequent break in action during the Summer Season, I took some time to look through the Bellator roster in hopes that I'd rekindle my interest in the promotion and it has. I don't think it's been a secret that I've been more than harsh when it comes to Bellator, but seeing that the company has reshuffled their organization and format I thought I should embrace the change and give them a little of the UFC treatment that Zane Simon does with his excellent resource article. Zane and I exchanged emails almost two years ago when I was doing a regular post called the MMA Transaction Wire. Zane graciously gave me some pointers on sourcing info and html to compile these sorts of lists for promotions like Bellator and WSOF, but then life and work interrupted my hobbies so I put it on hold. Now it feels like the time. Many thanks go to Zane.

The following is a list of 169 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.

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. If you have any info or insights into the fighters without a signing date, I'll happily edit the article.

DATE NAME DIVISION (Rank) RECORD
July 16, 2014 Bobby Lashley 265 (75) 10-2
July 1, 2014 John Teixeira 145 (67) 16-1-2
June 16, 2014 Anthony Dizy 145 (LW-374) 5-0
May 29, 2014 Ed West (re-signed) 135 (114) 18-8
May 29, 2014 Pablo Villaseca 155 (344) 9-0
May 22, 2014 Andre Santos 170 (40) 33-9
May 22, 2014 Tom DeBlass 205 (43) 9-2
May 22, 2014 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou 205 (52) 15-12
May 22, 2014 Dmitriy Sosnovskiy 265 (78) 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 (66) 14-0-1
March 13, 2014 Phil Baroni 170 (UR) 15-17
Feb 16, 2014 Shamil Zavurov 155 (WW-97) 22-3-1
Dec 28, 2013 Emiliano Sordi 205 (HW-121) 12-4
Nov 7, 2013 Aaron Wilkinson 170 (254) 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 (67) 12-3
Antonio Duarte 135 (80) 18-5
Andreas Michailidis 205 (129) 5-1
Benjamin Smith 170 (187) 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
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
March 28, 2014 Rad Martinez 145 (56) 15-3 (5-1) Retired
Nov 2, 2013 Michael Guymon 145 (192) 15-6-1 (1-1) Retired
Sept 27, 2013 Rich Clementi 145 (188) 45-23-1 (2-3) Retired

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)
20 Marcos Galvao 16-6-1 (6-3)
30 Rafael Silva 21-4 (2-1)
41 L.C. Davis 21-6 (1-0)
67 Zeilton Rodrigues 12-3 (0-0)
80 Antonio Duarte 18-5 (0-0)
83 Joe Taimanglo 19-6-1 (2-2)
114 Ed West 18-8 (4-3)
146 (@ FW) Brandon Bender 12-1 (2-1)
UR Steve Garcia 4-0 (2-0)

Featherweights (145lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT/CARD
5 (BMMA Champ) Pat Curran 20-5 (10-2) Patricio Freire @ BMMA 123
6 Patricio Freire 21-2 (9-2) Pat Curran @ BMMA 123
12 Daniel Weichel 34-8 (3-0)
13 Daniel Straus 22-5 (8-2)
31 Fabricio da Silva 20-3-0-1 (2-1)
36 Desmond Green 11-3 (3-2)
37 Marlon Sandro 25-5-1 (8-3)
39 Matt Bessette 13-5 (4-1)
40 Diego Nunes 18-6 (0-2)
49 Goiti Yamauchi 17-2 (3-1)
57 Shahbulat Shamhalaev 12-3-1 (3-2)
58 Mike Richman 16-5 (5-4)
67 John Teixeira 16-1-2 (0-0)
80 Genair da Silva 14-5 (2-2)
85 Will Martinez 9-3-1 (5-1)
91 Chris Horodecki 20-5-1-1 (1-2-1)
103 Julio Cesar Neves 29-0 (1-0)
122 Scott Cleve 14-4 (1-1)
128 Poppies Martinez 29-9-0-1 (1-1)
Bubba Jenkins @ BMMA 122
199 (@ LW) Eric Wisely 22-9 (1-1)
206 (@ LW) Jordan Parsons 10-1 (1-0)
316 (@ LW) Bubba Jenkins 6-1 (3-1) Poppies Martinez @ BMMA 122
352 Darrion Caldwell 5-0 (2-0)
374 (@ 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)
11 (Interim Champ) Will Brooks 14-1 (6-1)
12 Michael Chandler 12-2 (9-2)
NR-I Dave Jansen 19-2 (6-0)
29 Patricky Freire 13-5 (6-4)
42 Alexander Sarnavskiy 27-2 (4-2)
44 Marcin Held 19-3 (8-2)
59 Justin Wilcox 14-6-0-1 (3-1)
61 David Rickels 15-3 (9-3)
83 Saad Awad 15-6 (3-3) Joe Duarte @ BMMA 122
90 Ricardo Tirloni 17-5 (3-4)
96 John Alessio 35-14-0-1 (1-1)
97 (@ WW) Shamil Zavurov 24-3-1 (0-0)
98 Paul Sass 14-2 (1-0)
139 Derek Anderson 11-1-0-1 (2-1)
153 Derek Campos 14-4 (3-2)
239 Brent Primus 5-0 (3-0)
260 Davi Ramos 4-0 (0-0)
273 Terry Etim 16-5 (1-0)
289 (@ WW) Marcus Davis 22-11-0-1 (0-1-0-1)
307 Martin Stapleton 13-3 (0-2)
322 Rodrigo Cavalheiro Correia 14-3 (0-1)
325 Brandon Girtz 10-4 (3-2)
344 Pablo Villaseca 9-0 (0-0)
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)
NR-I Joe Duarte 10-3 (0-0) Saad Awad @ BMMA 122

Welterweights (170lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
13 (BMMA Champ) Douglas Lima 26-5 (8-1)
25 Rick Hawn 18-3 (10-3)
28 Andrey Koreshkov 16-1 (7-1) Adam McDonough @ BMMA 122
30 Adam McDonough 11-0 (3-0) Andrey Koreshkov @ BMMA 122
40 Andre Santos 36-9 (0-0)
55 Karl Amoussou 17-6-2 (5-3) Fernando Gonzalez @ BMMA 122
64 Paul Bradley 21-6-0-1 (1-1)
69 Ryan Jensen 20-8 (1-0)
84 Marius Zaromskis 20-8-0-1 (4-2)
89 Joe Riggs 40-14-0-1 (1-0)
91 Sam Oropeza 11-2 (3-1)
101 Karo Parisyan 23-10-0-1 (1-1) Phil Baroni @ BMMA 122
104 Michael Page 6-0 (2-0)
106 Jesse Juarez 21-9 (5-1)
111 Justin Baesman 14-5-1 (0-2-1)
126 Ron Keslar 11-6 (2-2)
161 War Machine 14-5 (2-1)
175 Ricky Rainey 8-3 (1-1)
187 Benjamin Smith 7-2 (0-0)
206 Nah-Shon Burrell 10-4-0-1 (1-1)
242 Cristiano Souza 7-1 (3-1)
244 Herman Terrado 11-3-1 (0-1-1)
253 Dante Rivera 16-7 (1-1)
254 Aaron Wilkinson 11-6 (0-0)
306 Gavin Sterritt 6-1 (2-0)
320 (@ LW) Sidney Outlaw 3-0 (1-0)
324 Luis Sergio Melo Jr. 29-13-3 (1-1)
376 (@ MW) Fernando Gonzalez 20-12 (0-0) Karl Amoussou @ BMMA 122
396 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 15-17 (0-0) Karo Parisyan @ BMMA 122
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)
32 Brett Cooper 20-9 (7-4) Brandon Halsey @ BMMA 122
36 Doug Marshall 18-7 (4-1)
48 Mikkel Parlo 12-2 (4-2)
56 Perry Filkins 8-1 (2-0)
58 Brennan Ward 9-2 (5-2) James Irvin @ BMMA 123
66 Ben Reiter 14-0-1 (0-0)
68 Kendall Grove 19-14-0-1 (1-1)
71 Jason Butcher 7-1 (4-1)
101 Brian Rogers 11-6 (4-4)
140 Brandon Halsey 6-0 (4-0) Brett Cooper @ BMMA 122
164 Eugene Fadiora 13-2 (1-1)
362 Cortez Coleman 10-6 (2-3)
NR-I Dan Cramer 10-4 (7-3)
UR Justin Torrey 7-1 (2-1)
UR Joe Pacheco 7-2 (2-2)
NR-I James Irvin 17-10-0-2 (0-0) Brennan Ward @ BMMA 123

Light Heavyweights (205lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
10 (BMMA Champ) Emanuel Newton 23-7-1 (6-1)
13 Quinton Jackson 35-11 (3-0)
14 Tito Ortiz 17-11-1 (1-0)
16 Attila Vegh 29-5-2 (5-1)
18 Mo Lawal 12-4-0-1 (4-3) Tom DeBlass @ BMMA 123
20 Mikhail Zayats 22-8 (2-2)
30 Joey Beltran 15-10-0-1 (1-1)
37 Virgil Zwicker 12-3 (1-0) Linton Vassell @ BMMA 122
38 Kelly Anundson 8-2 (2-0) Luiz Philipe Lins @ BMMA 122
43 Tom DeBlass 9-2 (2-0)
Mo Lawal @ BMMA 123
44 Rodney Wallace 21-9-1 (1-1)
46 Luiz Philipe Lins 9-0 (2-0) Kelly Anundson @ BMMA 122
49 Linton Vassell 13-3-0-1 (2-0) Virgil Zwicker @ BMMA 122
52 Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou 15-12 (1-0)
56 Egidijus Valavicius 27-10 (2-0) LIam McGeary @ BMMA 122
58 Liam McGeary 7-0 (4-0) Egidijus Valavicius @ BMMA 122
95 Christian M'Pumbu 18-6-1 (3-3)
110 Austen Heidlage 7-1 (0-1)
113 Volkan Oezdemir 10-1 (1-1)
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)
171 Mike Mucitelli 6-1-0-1 (4-1-0-1)
NR-I Razak Al-Hassan 12-4 (0-0)

Heavyweights (265lb)

RANK NAME RECORD (BMMA Record) NEXT OPPONENT (Rank)
11 (BMMA Champ) Vitaly Minakov 14-0 (5-0)
13 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)
39 Javy Ayala 7-3 (2-0)
42 James Thompson 20-14-0-1 (1-0)
47 Vinicius Kappke de Queiroz 7-3 (2-1)
51 Lavar Johnson 18-9 (1-2) Cheick Kongo @ BMMA 123
56 Ryan Martinez 10-4 (3-3)
57 Siala-Mou Siliga 6-3 (3-1)
58 Peter Graham 9-7 (1-2)
75 Bobby Lashley 10-2 (0-0) Josh Burns @ BMMA 123
78 Dmitriy Sosnovskiy 8-0 (0-0) Manny Lara @ BMMA 122
83 Raphael Butler 8-0-1 (3-0-1)
111 Mike Wessel 14-7 (3-1)
124 Stuart Austin 8-0 (1-0)
162 Josh Diekmann 14-5-0-1 (2-0-0-1)
176 Josh Appelt 10-3 (3-1)
191 Matt Frembling 9-2 (0-0) Augusto Sakai @ BMMA 122
193 Karl Etherington 9-0 (1-0)
UR Maurice Jackson 2-1-0-3 (1-0)
UR Augusto Sakai 6-0 (1-0) Matt Frembling @ BMMA 122
UR Dan Charles 7-1 (0-1)
UR Manny Lara 4-4-0-1 (0-3-0-1) Dmitriy Sosnovskiy @ BMMA 122

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

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

In This FanPost

Fighters
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker