Each day, The MMA Corner will provide a recap of results, event announcements, fight matchups, and injuries/cancellations from throughout the world of MMA.

Bellator 85 Draws 938,000 Viewers in Thursday Night Spike TV Debut

On Thursday night, Bellator debuted for the first time on Spike TV, and delivered with historic ratings for the promotion.

The organization moved from MTV2 to Spike TV, as about 18 million more households have Spike TV than MTV2. With the change, Bellator drew 938,000 viewers, according to Bellator officials.

Spike TV president Kevin Kay stated that 1.2 million individuals tuned in for the first 15 minutes of the broadcast, 1.1 million for the Pat Curran vs. Patricio Freire featherweight title bout, and 950,000 people to watch the Michael Chandler vs. Rick Hawn lightweight championship fight.

Source: Sherdog
Bellator 85 medical suspensions: Tourney winner Noe out indefinitely

Light heavyweight Jacob Noe picked up a huge win over Seth Petruzeli at Bellator 85, but did not come out uninjured.

Noe has a possible orbital fracture, which forces him to be suspended indefinitely. It is uncertain on the timetable for return, and if he will be able to compete in the next round of the tournament.

The full list of medical suspensions are as followed:

  • Jacob Noe: left orbital swelling, possible fracture, indefinite suspension and must be cleared by physician
  • Seth Petruzelli: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact for possible cartilage damage to left knee, must be cleared by orthopedic doctor. Also suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss
  • Michael Chandler: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact for possibly fractured right foot, needs X-ray and clearance by physician
  • Rick Hawn: suspended 7-day minimum
  • Mikhail Zayats: suspended 7-day minimum
  • Renato Sobral: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by physician for possible fracture in left knee and elbow pain. Also suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss
  • Pat Curran: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by physician for possibly fractured right metatarsal
  • Patricio Freire: suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for hard bout
  • Aaron Miller: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by physician for possible dislocated elbow
  • Joe Camacho: suspended 7-day minimum
  • Jason Lambert: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact unless cleared by physician for laceration on right lower eyelid
  • Hector Ramirez: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by physician for possible dislocated elbow
  • J.J. Ambrose: suspended 7-day minimum
  • Brian Warren: suspended 7-day minimum
  • Emanuel Newton: suspended 7-day minimum
  • Atanas Djambazov: suspended 60 days with 60 days no contact unless cleared by physician for laceration on left eyebrow
  • Savant Young: suspended 7-day minimum
  • Mike Guymon: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by physician for possible left check fracture. Also suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for KO loss
  • Joe Williams: suspended 7-day minimum
  • Jamie Yager: suspended 180 days with 180 days no contact unless cleared by physician for possible torn ligaments in both knees. Also suspended 45 days with 30 days no contact for TKO loss
  • Cleber Luciano: suspended 7-day minimum
  • Mario Navarro: suspended 7-day minimum
Source: MMAJunkie
Bellator lightweight tourney final set for California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino on March 7

After a delay in making the fight, Dave Jansen and Marcin Held now have a date and location to square off with one another.

The two lightweights will compete in the tournament final at Bellator 92, which takes place on March 7 from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.

Jansen and Held were expected to fight last month, but after 20-year-old Held weighed in at a casino the day before the event, officials ruled him ineligible to fight due to Indiana state law requirement of being under 21.

Tickets for Bellator 92 are on sale now for a Spike TV broadcast beginning at 10 p.m. ET.

Quinn, Roddy, Inman added to CWFC roster

The Cage Warriors Fighting Championship announced today of three new acquisitions.

Tommy Quinn, Ryan Roddy, and Matt Inman have all signed five-fight deals which will last for the next 18 months.

No match-ups have been made regarding the three fighters at this time.

Photo: Pat Curran (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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