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Thiago Michel joins Bellator season-six lightweight tourney lineup

Bellator today added another participant to its season-six lightweight tournament, as Thiago Michel joins the bracket.  The Brazilian fighter is 9-2 and holds championships in Muay Thai and kickboxing.  He joins Patricky “Pitbull” Freire, Rick Hawn, Brent Weedman and Ricardo Tirloni in the tournament lineup.  Bellator’s season six kicks off in March, with events airing live on MTV2.

Ricky Legere faces Chris Spang at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine

Undefeated welterweight Chris Spang will welcome King of the Cage veteran Ricky Legere to Strikeforce on Jan. 7 when the two square off on the preliminary card of the promotion’s next event.  The match-up will be the first bout of the evening and airs live on Showtime Extreme.  Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine takes place in Las Vegas and the main card airs on Showtime.


Photo: Thiago Michel (Marcelo Alonso/Sherdog)

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