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Bellator MMA cuts ties with Joe Vedepo following Iowa City arrest

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Bellator MMA has decided to cut all ties with light heavyweight, Joe Vedepo following bar brawl resulting in a police officer being hospitalized.

MMA fighter, Joe Vedepo can add the title "former" to another organization. In light of his November 28th arrest which involved an alleged drunken brawl that left a police officer hospitalized, Bellator MMA has decided to cut all ties with him, as reported by MMA Fighting.

Vedepo was arrested in Iowa City, just 13 days after a TKO defeat at the hands of Muhammed Lawal. He was under a 1 fight deal with company options to extend the contract. He fought for the promotion seven times, ending up with a 4-3 record. He fought twice for the UFC in 2008 and 2009, losing both bouts to Alessio Sakara and Rob Kimmons.

In a separate report from MMA Junkie, Vedepo was found to have a blood alcohol level of .241 and allegedly fought through a taser blast during his scuffle with police trying to transfer him to another car. As of yesterday morning, an online records search indicated that Vedepo was no longer in custody.