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Bellator 95 card finalized with Curran vs. Shamhalaev

The original main event at Bellator 85 was supposed to be a featherweight title fight between Pat Curran and Daniel Straus, however due to an injury to Straus, season seven tournament winner Shahbulat Shamhalaev has been inserted into the title fight.

The season eight middleweight tournament is expected to conclude on the card as well, along with other fights including women’s flyweights Jessica Eye and Munah Holland, and welterweights Lyman Good and Dante Rivera.

The full card is as follows:

Main Card

Champ Pat Curran vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev – featherweight title fight
Brett Cooper/Dan Cramer vs. Sultan Aliev/Doug Marshall – middleweight tournament final
Jessica Eye vs. Munah Holland
Lyman Good vs. Dante Rivera

Preliminary Card

Brian Kelleher vs. Jimmie Rivera
Shedrick Goodridge vs. Sam Oropeza
Darrel Horcher vs. Phillipe Nover
Carlos Brooks vs. Tom DeBlass
Liam McGeary vs. Anton Talamantes
Will Martinez vs. Michael Phillips
Brett Martinez vs. Brylan Van Artsdalen

Bellator 95 will take place in Atlantic City, N.J. on April 4.

Woodley vs. Shields likely for UFC 161

After Tyron Woodley finalized his new contract with the UFC, he was quick to call out and challenge former welterweight No. 1 contender Jake Shields.  It appears as though the matchmakers will fill the request, and the two will likely take on one another at UFC 161.

UFC 161 is tentative to take place on June 15 in Canada.

Glory to host eight-man, one-night, $100,000 tournament

Glory will host a one-night, eight-man, single-elimination kickboxing tournament on Friday, May 3 in Tokyo, Japan.

The tournament will take place in the promotions featherweight division, and expected to be in the field will be Kevin Ross, Abdellah Ezbiri, Mosab Amrani, Marcos Vinicius.

The winner of the tournament will be awarded $100,000.

Photo: Pat Curran (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

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Brian McKenna
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Brian McKenna was born and raised in the suburbs of Boston, Massachusetts. A sports nut from as long as he can remember, he came to be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts from a roommate watching The Ultimate Fighter while attending Westfield State College. Brian came to writing by starting his own blog, Four Down Territory, which focuses on Boston based sports, life, and of course MMA.