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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-25-2011, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Bellator FC 53: Ramos vs Saunders

Bellator 53
Date: Oct 08, 2011
Location: Miami, Oklahoma
Venue: Buffalo Run Casino
Broadcast: MTV2 and


* Luis Ramos vs. Ben Saunders (welterweight tourney semifinal)
* Chris Lozano vs. Douglas Lima (welterweight tourney semifinal)
* Darryl Cobb vs. Giva Santana
* Kenny Foster vs. Ronnie Mann


* A.J. Matthews vs. Rudy Bears
* Raphael Davis vs. Myron Dennis
* Levi Avera vs. David Rickels
* Zak Laird vs. Luiz Nogueira
* Emanuel Brooks vs. Greg Scott

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – Eight becomes four.

Four fighters remain alive and well in Bellator's season-five welterweight tournament following Saturday's Bellator 49 event, which took place at Caesar's Atlantic City in New Jersey and aired on MTV2.

Following the event, which kicked off the eight-man tournament, Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney confirmed the semifinal matchups with (

They are set for Saturday, Oct. 8, at Bellator 53.

Both the location and venue of Bellator 53 still have yet to be finalized.

Ben Saunders (11-3-2 MMA, 2-0 BFC) squares off against Luis Santos (50-6-1 MMA, 2-0 BFC) in one semifinal while across the bracket, Chris Lozano (9-1 MMA, 2-1 BFC) meets Douglas Lima (19-4 MMA, 1-0 BFC).

The winners of the two fights will meet at a future date and time to determine this season's tournament champion.

The eventual tourney winner then will earn the right to face either current welterweight champion Ben Askren or his upcoming opponent, Jay Hieron, depending on the outcome of their fight.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-26-2011, 10:40 PM
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These cards are awesome, more people should watch. Bazinga!

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 11:12 AM
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Great show, really looking forward to Saunders vs Lima!
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Yeah so am I. This should be pretty good and I hope I can see it. I haven't been able to see one of the Bellator fight cards this season.

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