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Bellator continues promotional overhaul, releases 13 more fighters including Shahbulat Shamhalaev

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Thirteen fighters, including former champion Attila Vegh, Des Green, and season 7 tournament winner Shahbulat Shamhalaev, have been released from Bellator.

Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Following the reinstated women's division that was announced last week, Bellator MMA continued its organizational restructuring on Tuesday afternoon when it was revealed that thirteen more fighters had been released from the promotion.

Bellator officials confirmed the news to

While the list generally includes lower-tier fighters, it does feature al tournament champion as well as one former title holder, which should clearly emphasize the organization's projected future plans.

The most surprising two releases were Shahbulat Shamhalaev, a former season 7 featherweight tournament winner, and Attila Vegh, a light-heavyweight champion who was later defeated by current title holder Emanuel Newton.

The official list of the released fighters can be found below:

Shahbulat Shamhalaev

Attila Vegh

Des Green

Bryan Baker

Ron Sparks

Rodney Wallace

Mighty Mo Siglia

Mark Godbeer

Justin Torrey

Egidijus Valavicius

Sergio Junior

Patrick Cenoble

Austen Heidlage