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Bellator announces season nine schedule

Bellator MMA will return this fall with its season format which results in weekly fight cards.  According to a press release, the official schedule for the ninth season of action is as follows:

Saturday, September 7: Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Conn.
Friday, September 13: Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif.
Friday, September 20: Grand Canyon University Arena in Phoenix, Ariz.
Friday, September 27: Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Ore.
Friday, October 4: Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, Calif.
Friday, October 11: Kansas Star Casino in Wichita, Kan.
Friday, October 18: US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Friday, October 25: Santa Ana Star Center in Albuquerque, N.M.
Friday, November 1: Road To The Championships
Friday, November 8: WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla.
Friday, November 15: Revel in Atlantic City, N.J.
Friday, November 22: Sands Casino Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

The season is set to air live and free on Spike TV on these dates, however it has also been announced that the promotion will make its pay-per-view debut on November 2, which will feature Tito Ortiz and Quinton Jackson squaring off in a light heavyweight matchup.

Bantamweight tournament set for Cage Warriors

Cage Warriors 59 will play host to a one-night, four-man tournament to determine the promotions bantamweight tournament.  The first round of the tournament will see Brett Johns take on David Haggstrom, and Martin McDonough to fight James Pennington.  These fights will air on the preliminary portion of the card, to allow for the winning fighters to rest prior to the championship fight.

The opening round fights will be two five-minute rounds with a third round available if the result is a draw, while the championship fight will be five five-minute rounds.

A reserve fight is also schedule to take place in the event of a fighter not being able to continue and fight for the second time in one night.

Cage Warriors 59 takes place in London on Sept. 14.  The main event will see Jim Alers defend his featherweight championship against Martin Svensson.

Fight added to UFC 166

A welterweight clash between Adlan Amagov and T.J. Waldburger has been scheduled for UFC 166.  Amagov went 2-1 in Strikeforce prior to his recent victory in his UFC debut, while Waldburger is 4-2 in the promotion, recently defeating Nick Catone by triangle choke in December.

UFC 166 is scheduled to take place on Oct. 19 in Houston.

Source: MMA Junkie

Photo: Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney (Brian McKenna/The MMA Corner)

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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.