Bellator adds two more fights to 136 card.
Bellator’s April 10 event will now include two more bouts as lightweights Marcin Held and Alexander Sarnavskiy have been added to the main card and Joey Beltran vs Brian Rogers to the prelims.
Both Held and Sarnavskiy are on five fight win streaks, with their eyes on a lightweight title shot. The Polish born Held is a leg lock specialist and currently trains with UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis as part of team Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The 26 year old Sarnavskiy has won four fights in the last 15 months and his two career losses have been to Bellator lightweight champ Will Brooks and UFC vet Rich Clementi.
Beltran / Rogers weaves a tale of two fighters looking to right their respective ships, as both are battling inconsistency in their recent performances. Beltran is coming off a knockout loss and has only won two of his last nine. Rogers, is also coming off a knockout loss and only has one win in his last four fights. Look for fireworks in this one as both fighters have their backs against the wall and the tendency for reckless abandonment.
Rousey wants Correia in Brazil.
The buzz continues around UFC women’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey as she has called out undefeated Brazilian Bethe Correia for her next fight. Rousey even went as far as saying she’d like to fight in Brazil and “beat her in her hometown”.
Correia has made a name for herself by disposing Jessamyn Duke and Shayna Baszler, two of the ‘four horsewomen’ of which Ronda is their leader.
More details of Rampage contract revealed.
The legal battle over the rights to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson continues to heat up as details of Jackson’s Bellator contract were revealed by Newsday yesterday, and it includes some pretty nice perks.
Jackson reportedly received a $200k PPV bonus after his last fight. Other perks to the contract included a Tesla Sport worth almost $130k, guaranteed purses of at least $200k per fight, a reality show , 30% of any gate that generated more than $400k if he was on the card, and $250k for a single commercial that aired during last year’s NBA playoffs.
Rampage is scheduled to face Fabio Maldonado in Montreal on April 25.