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Bellator Roundup: Makovsky Joins Bantamweight Tournament, Oleinik Completes Heavyweight Roster, More

Here’s the latest Bellator news:

  • Shonie Carter vs. Torrance Taylor, Kevin Knabjian vs. Brian Gassaway, and John Kolosci vs. Kenny Robertson will be featured on the preliminary card of Thursday’s Bellator 25 event in Chicago, which is headlined by Damian Grabowski vs. Scott Barrett.
  • UFC veteran Rory Markham will face Steve Carl, a semifinalist in Bellator’s season two welterweight tournament, at Bellator 26 on Aug. 26 in Kansas City.
  • Zach Makovsky has been announced as the seventh fighter in Bellator’s season three bantamweight tournament, which will crown the promotion’s first-ever 135-pound champ.
  • WEC veteran Jameel Massouh will take on Chico Camus at Bellator 29 on September 16 in Milwaukee.
  • Alexey Oleinik has completed the heavyweight tournament roster, which began at Bellator 24 with Neil Grove’s win over Eddie Sanchez and also includes Cole Konrad, Damian Grabowski, Mike Hayes, Scott Barrett, and Rogent Lloret.
  • Bellator has signed 7-2 featherweight prospect Kenny “The Tooth Fairy” Foster.
  • Georgi Karakhanyan will meet UFC veteran Alvin Robinson at Bellator 28 on September 9 in New Orleans.

Pictured: Rory Markham


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