Canadian welterweight Ryan "The Real Deal" Ford (16-3) has signed with Bellator and will make his debut in October. He announced it on his facebook page today: "The Real Deal Will Be Keepin It GDUP For Bellator Fighting Championships. Debut In October @ Casino Rama Then The 170lb 100k Tournament In January 2012 Representing E-Town And Canada!!!!" Ford has won four fights in a row, including a TKO stoppage of Karo Parisyan in May.
Some notable MMA names were in action this weekend: W-1: Bad Blood - Jason MacDonald def. Vernon White via sub. (triangle) John Alessio def. Chris Clements via sub. (guillotine) Nabil Khatib def. Shonie Carter via UD X-1: Champions 2 - Falaniko Vitale def. Kalib Starnes via sub. (choke) TFC 10 - Ryan Ford def. Tommy Speer via sub. (RNC) Xtreme Combat League - Mark Holst def. Corey Hill via sub. (kimura) Ricco Rodriguez def. Brian Ryan via TKO (strikes) KOTC: Thunderstruck 2 - Dan Severn def. Buddy Dixon via TKO (strikes) Photo HT: Al Quintero at Sherdog