Bellator Fighting Championships: 2011 Summer Series

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Bellator Fighting Championships
Genre Sports
Created by Bjorn Rebney
Country of origin United States
Production
Running time 120 minutes
Release
Original network MTV 2
Original release June 25 – August 20, 2011
Chronology
Preceded by Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Four
Followed by Bellator Fighting Championships: Season Five

Bellator Fighting Championships: 2011 Summer Series was the first installment of the Bellator Fighting Championships Summer Series which started in June 2011. A Mixed martial arts tournament was held in the Featherweight weight class.[1]

Events[edit]

Bellator 46[edit]

Bellator 46
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date June 25, 2011
Venue Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
City United States Hollywood, Florida
Event chronology
Bellator 45 Bellator 46 Bellator 47

Bellator 46 was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on June 25, 2011 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.[2] The card was part of Bellator's inaugural Summer Series and featured opening round fights in the Summer Series Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

This event hosted the first round of an eight-man featherweight tournament to be held over the Summer Series.[3]

David Baggett missed the middleweight limit allowance of 186 for non-title fights, weighing in at 191.5 lbs,[4] and his bout with Moyses Gabin was scrapped from the card.

The event drew an estimated 185,000 viewers on MTV2.[5]

Results

Main Card

Curran defeated Palomino via submission (peruvian neck-tie) at 3:49 of round 1.
Sandro defeated da Silva via split decision (30–27, 28–29, 29–28).
Malegarie defeated DeVree via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:25 of round 3.
Mann defeated Schindler via KO (punches) at 4:14 of round 1.

Local Feature Fights

Aguilar defeated Esparza via split decision (30–27, 28–29, 30–27).
Johnson defeated Lewis via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).
Bezerra defeated Jones via submission (triangle choke) at 3:27 of round 1.
Cramer defeated Samman via unanimous decision (29–28, 29–28, 29–28).

Bellator 47[edit]

Bellator 47
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date July 23, 2011
Venue Casino Rama
City Canada Rama, Ontario
Event chronology
Bellator 46 Bellator 47 Bellator 48

Bellator 47 was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on July 23, 2011 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario.[6] The card featured semi-final fights in the Bellator 2011 Summer Series Featherweight Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

This event was to feature Joe Warren's first defense of his featherweight title against season four tournament winner Patricio Freire.[7] Freire, however, pulled out of the fight in early July due to a broken hand.[8]

This was Bellator's first event in Canada. Bellator 4 was set to take place in Canada, but was moved due to the promotion unable to come to terms with the Quebec Boxing Commission.[9]

Ben Saunders was expected to fight at this event,[10] but had to pull out due to an undisclosed injury he suffered in training.[11]

Bantamweights Bo Harris and Bryan Goldsby were originally announced to be facing each other,[12] but the bout did not materialize in the days leading up to the event as Harris failed to complete his medical requirements in a timely fashion.

The event drew an estimated 277,000 viewers on MTV2.[13]

Results

Main Card

Curran defeated Mann via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27).
Sandro defeated Malegarie via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Horodecki defeated Saunders via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
Grove defeated Jensen via TKO (punches) at 2:00 of round 1.

Local Feature Fights

Bezerra defeated Gross via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 1:28 of round 1. This bout aired on the MTV2 broadcast following the Horodecki vs. Saunders bout.
  • Featherweight bout: Canada William Romero vs. Canada Daniel Langbeen
Romero defeated Langbeen via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27).
Ricci defeated Matewa via TKO (elbows and punches) at 2:40 of round 2.

Bellator 48[edit]

Bellator 48
Information
Promotion Bellator Fighting Championships
Date August 20, 2011
Venue Mohegan Sun Arena
City United States Uncasville, Connecticut
Event chronology
Bellator 47 Bellator 48 Bellator 49

Bellator 48 was a mixed martial arts event held by Bellator Fighting Championships. The event took place on August 20, 2011 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.[14] The card was part of Bellator's inaugural Summer Series and featured the final round fights in the Summer Series Tournament. The event was distributed live in prime time by MTV2.

Background

This event hosted the final round of an eight-man featherweight tournament that was held over the Summer Series.[3]

John Clarke was expected to face Dan Cramer, but an injury forced Clarke out of the bout. Jeff "The Wolfman" Nader stepped in as Clarke's replacement.[15]

The event drew an estimated 226,000 viewers on MTV2.[16]

Results

Main Card

Curran defeated Sandro via KO (head kick and punches) at 4:00 of round 2.
Konrad defeated Buentello via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Petruzelli defeated Rodriguez via KO (punches) at 4:21 of round 1.
Nazare defeated Barrantes via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of round 2.

Local Feature Fights

  • Light Heavyweight bout: United States Dan Cramer vs. United States Jeff "The Wolfman" Nader
Nader defeated Cramer via TKO (punches) at 1:04 of round 3.
  • Light Heavyweight bout: United States Nik Fekete vs. United States Mark Griffin
Fekete defeated Griffin via TKO (elbows) at 3:12 of round 2.
Calandrelli defeated Nice via submission (keylock) at 3:55 of round 1.
Quinn defeated Oteri via technical submission (rear naked choke) at 1:48 of round 1. This bout aired on the MTV2 broadcast following the Rodriguez vs. Petruzelli bout.
Almeida defeated Matsuda via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).

Featherweight tournament bracket[edit]

Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                 
United States Pat Curran SUB
Peru Luis Palomino 1
United States Pat Curran DEC
England Ronnie Mann 3
England Ronnie Mann KO
United States Adam Schindler 1
United States Pat Curran KO
Brazil Marlon Sandro 2
Brazil Marlon Sandro DEC
Brazil Genair da Silva 3
Brazil Marlon Sandro DEC
Argentina Nazareno Malegarie 3
Argentina Nazareno Malegarie SUB
United States Jacob DeVree 3

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