MMA Gospel concludes the Bellator: The Draft series by covering a few much needed additions to the promotion’s heavier weight divisions. The Bellator Fighting Championship (BFC) roster thins a bit at the top and new talent is severely needed to maintain the interest of the promotion’s divisional champions. The middleweight division relies almost solely on champion “Shango” Hector Lombard (25-2-1) to bring in viewers, the promotion currently has no light heavyweight division to speak of, and its heavyweight roster consists of “The Polar Bear” Cole Konrad (7-0), “Goliath” Neil Grove (10-3), and the one-and-done fighters who essentially utilize the organization to pad their records. These heavier classes are the divisions where Bellator needs the most work. Here are a few key players that could help bulk up the heavier weight classes to help Bellator more closely compete with rival MMA organizations.
Just one week before the highly anticipated XBox 360 and PS3 game EA Sports’ MMA hits stores on October 19, the people at EA Sports and Sherdog have teamed up to offer a unique training experience called “Sherdog MMA Fighter Exchange”.
The program closely follows the Career Mode featured in the game, where one’s fighter trains under some of the best martial artists in the world. In EA Sports’ MMA’s Career Mode experience, fighters can travel the globe to learn new techniques and disciplines from top MMA trainers like “The Natural” Randy Couture (19-10), Pat Miletich (29-7-2), Rickson Gracie (11-0), and “El Guapo” Bas Rutten (28-4-1). EA Sports’ MMA is the only game of its kind, allowing players and fans to go beyond the cage and around the world to experience different fighting environments, rule sets, and training locations.