Originally written on MMA Ratings  |  Last updated 12/29/11
By Raphael Garcia Bellator Fighting Championships looks to build off of last season’s exciting featherweight tournament in its sixth season. This tournament has eight competitors ready to join the fray for a $100,000 pay check, as well as a shot against current Bellator featherweight champion Joe Warren. The draw includes Alexandre Bezerra, Jeremy Spoon, Genair de Silva, Roberto Vargas, Ronnie Mann, Marlon Sandro, Daniel Straus, and Wagnney Fabiano. My tournament pick is Sandro, who fell one fight short in this year’s competition when he was stopped by Pat Curran in spectacular fashion. He is a former Sengoku Featherweight Champion with a record of 20-3. Since the first knockout loss of Sandro’s career, he was quick to rebound, defeating Rafael Dias by submission in the first round of Bellator 58 in November. Mann is another competitor who seeks to improve upon his performance in Bellator’s featherweight tournament from the fifth season. He was defeated in the semifinals by the ev...
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