Bellator announces signings of 10 more from Europe

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  1. MMALOPEZ

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    Here’s a look at the 10 new members of the Bellator roster.

    Featherweight:
    • Ashleigh Grimshaw (20-10-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) | England | BAMMA, Cage Warriors and Venator veteran.
    • Dominique Wooding (5-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) | England | BAMMA veteran with all five wins by stoppage.
    Lightweight:
    • Chris Bungard (13-4 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) | Scotland | Has three straight wins and 11 total wins by stoppage.
    Welterweight:
    • Galore Bofando (5-3 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) | England | Went 1-1 in UFC before being released on loss. Slam KO of Charlie Ward went viral in UFC debut.
    • Lewis Long (16-5 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) | Wales | Went 4-4 in eight fights under the Cage Warriors banner.
    • Craig Turner (7-0-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) | England | Has five of seven wins by finish.
    Middleweight:
    • George Tokkos (4-0 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) | England | Three of four wins by stoppage.
    Light heavyweight:
    • Karl Moore (8-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) | Ireland | Cage Warriors, BAMMA veteran.
    Women’s flyweight:
    Women’s featherweight:
     
  2. AGEZ909

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    Hope they find some diamonds in the rough.

    2-6 for that woman signing. Slim pickings in wmma, so can’t hate on it too much.
     
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    Falconkick A charming asshole

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    Assuming because she is from Netherlands and Coker has interest she probably has a great Kickboxing resume
     
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    Glad they signed Galore Bofando, he's an entertaining dude.
     
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  5. Mob69

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    What is the point of this pivot to Europe when the cards are on minor channels, irregularly scheduled, and here in the UK not even broadcast in HD? They have completely failed to make their product accessible to Europe - for YEARS! Fix it.
     
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    qw3rty R.I.P @FrankieNYC

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    I hope he KTFO Ward again
     
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    Bobby Boulders My Lovin' Is Digi Platinum Member

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    Good to see Bofando getting another chance with a big promotion.
     
  8. HaulParris

    HaulParris Gold Belt

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    I’m happy the roster is being filled out (so we don’t have rematch after rematch).
     
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    Nah its definitely hate worthy, 2-6 is pathetic for a major mma org they'd be better off getting 0-0 amateurs.
    Edit to add she's on a 6 fight losing streak too 5 subs and 1 ko! Her 2 wins over the same girl who was started her career 0-2 there. She's not bad looking tho so I guess that's why they signed her.
     
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  10. TheBrownRanger

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    I would be shocked if one of these dudes ever made it to the top of the card where all the rematches are.

    This just looks like a list of journeymen made to be matched up against prospects.
     
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  12. FKA

    FKA AZ Hotshots/OAK Raiders/That Bellator guy

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    Keep an coming Coker keep an coming.

    Good fillers for euro cards and prelims and probly didn't spend a ton of cash signing them either.You see them continuing to add guys for the international series and signing guys like minakov and mowry it's good to see Coker yet again backing up what he said was coming with action.

    They have 3 guaranteed years to be able to continue getting free agents and expanding the brand I'm very happy with the aggressive attitude they've had and I look forward to the future growth and additions to the roster.
     
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    Bellator better sign fighters from KSW, ACB and the defunct FNG.
     
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    True. I watch almost every Bellator event, and it seems like every one has fought each other at least twice.
     
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    Meathead Jock WAR ASKREN

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    Is her brother or husband in the UFC or just a common name in Sweden?
     
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    Doesn’t DAZN serve Europe as far as live content goes? It seems they’re prepping more for that.
     
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    The important thing is Hatice Ozyurt looks hot. That is pathetic. Bellator only signs good looking women, just look at their Flyweight modeling division. I can't hate on Hatice Ozyurt because Bellator offered the contract. But at 2-6, she better learn how to freaking become a whole lot better MMA fighter before she gets hurt.
     
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    Really excited for this European regional thing Bellator is doing. It’s crazy how much this promotion has grown. I remember when they were pushing guys like Lyman Good and Brian Rogers in tiny arenas on Indian Reservations. Crazy!
     
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    Some European countries. Not the U.K., or many others.
     

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