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Pellegrino vs. Freire Set for Bellator 59; Bellator 53 Adds Welterweight Tournament Semifinals

Kurt PellegrinoBellator’s season five welterweight tournament semifinals pitting Ben Saunders vs. Luis Santos and Douglas Lima vs. Chris Lozano are set to take place at Bellator 53 on October 8 at a location to-be-determined.

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the pairings following the quarterfinal matchups this past Saturday at Bellator 49, Bellator’s season five debut in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Rebney also announced a pair of featured bouts for Bellator 59 on Nov. 29 in Atlantic City, as former UFC lightweight Kurt Pellegrino will end his retirement that began in May to meet Patricky “Pitbull” Freire and TUF 8 runner-up Phillipe Nover will face Marcin Held.

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