The Bellator featherweight tournament continues to grow as officials have announced that top 145 prospect Alexandre Bezerra and season four featherweight finalist Daniel Straus will take part in the season six 145 tournament. The two men join Wagnney Fabiano and Ronnie Mann as the other announced participants.
Bezerra has been very impressive in his Bellator run thus far, winning his first four fights and finishing all four opponents within two rounds. “Popo” has only lost once in thirteen professional fights back in 2009 when he was submitted by Charles Oliveira. The jiu-jitsu specialist has finished eleven of his twelve opponents and hasn’t seen the scorecards since his second pro bout in 2008.
Even though Straus lost in the season four finals to Patricio Freire in May, he managed to pick up a victory in October against UFC veteran Jason Dent. Straus defeated Nazareno Malegarie and Kenny Foster on his way to the 145 finals. An amateur wrestling champion in high school, Straus is known for using his size and wrestling to ground opponents. Of his 17 professional victories, ten have come by way of decision.
The eight-man tourney is set to kick off in March 2012 on MTV 2.
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