Coker explains why DAZN
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Bellator welterweight GP begins Sept. 29
Bellator MMA president Scott Coker's newest tournament will be a welterweight grand prix, drawing from Bellator's deepest division. There will be a 10 man field, with four fighters fighting to make the final 8. Nien of the ten were named: Yaroslav Amosov, Jon Fitch, Neiman Gracie, Andrey Koreshkov, Lorenz Larkin, Douglas Lima, Rory MacDonald, Michael Page, Ed Ruth. The tournament will begin on September 29 with a trilogy fight between former champions Douglas Lima vs. Andrey Koreshkov; it will be the first MMA to stream on the $9.99 per month over the top streaming service DAZN.
'Mayday' broke hand in 58-second KO over win over 2X bantamweight champ Eduardo Dantas at Bellator 202 but won't need surgery at this time
DAZN to launch on Sept. 10 at $9.99
The over the top streaming service DAZN will begin September 10 with a one-month free trial, and will cost $9.99 monthly thereafter, announced CEO James Rushton at a press conference today in Manhattan. 22 Bellator events will stream on DAZN, although 15 of those will also stream on Paramount. 50 boxing events will also stream. The service will debut 9/10 with boxing heavyweight Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin. Bellator will debut on September 29th with a card headlined by Gegard Mousasi vs. Rory MacDonald.
Whittaker out until 2019 due to hands injuries
“It’s still only several weeks from surgery,” said Whittaker to Ariel Helwani, as transcribed by MMA Fighting. “I can’t even start a rehab process yet, it’s more of just letting it heal and letting it set properly first. "They put a plate and some screws. People don’t know this but also I did ligament damage in my left hand ... I definitely won’t be ready before next year. ... The healing process has to be done before I can even start a rehab program and then I need to strengthen my hand up to 100 percent. Then, when I’m a 100 percent, I’d like to get a little bit of training done. Realistically, I’m looking at like February of next year.”
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Andre 'Dida' returns to fighting with RIZIN debut by end of year
Andre 'Dida' Amado, coach of Evolucao Thai team in Curitiba, Brazil, announced he will be fighting for RIZIN by year's end. The 34-year-old, who currently trains top fighters Rafael Carvalho, Sergio Moraes, and Francisco Trinaldo, left the sport in 2010 on a four-fight losing streak, to a murderers row of Gesias Cavalcante, Eddie Alvarez, Katsunori Kikuno, and most recently K.J. Noons. Prior to that he had been 7-0.