Well it has been a busy summer with very few posts but the Five Round Review is back and here to stay! And oh what a week to come back with MMA news, especially Bellator news, coming from every which way. With that being said let's get back to it.
At Legacy FC 44 Lightweight and TUF 21 veteran Carrington Banks worked his way to a unanimous decision win over Justin Reiswerg. In the main event Welterweight Alex Morono won his sixth fight with the promotion with a KO win over Valdir Araujo that came at 2:18 of round 3.
When it comes to Bellator 141, there's lots of news to cover. Women's Featherweight Marloes Coenen added to her impressive career by defeating Arlene Blencowe via armbar at 3:23 of round 2. Heavyweight Justin Wren returned to MMA after a five year hiatus and gutted out a three round unanimous decision win over Josh Burns. Lightweight Patricky "Pitbull" Freire defeated Saad Awad via unanimous decision. Finally the night was capped off by an upset win. Brandon Girtz won a unanimous decision win against UFC and WSOF veteran Melvin Guillard by utilizing his superior wrestling skills.
Legacy FC 46 has been announced for Oct. 2 and will be headlined by Bantamweights Steven Peterson and Irwin Rivera. In addition, Legacy FC 47 was also announced for Oct 16 with Clay Harvison and Jordan Rinaldi in the main event.
Contributing to the recent theme of promotions putting on one-night tournaments, WSOF has announced their own eight man competition for Nov. 20. It will feature such prominent Lightweights as: Islam Mamedov, Mike Ricci, Joao Zeferino, Rich Patishnock, Jorge Patino, Brian Cobb and two other yet to be named fighters.
UFC veteran Brandon Vera will fight for the ONE Heavyweight title against the undefeated Chi Lewis Parry.
Twenty-five year old UFC veteran Jordan Mein has announced his retirement from MMA. Despite his young age he is a veteran of 39 fights.
Bellator Middleweight Brandon Halsey will fight for the very belt he was forced to vacate at Bellator 144. His opponent will be Rafael Carvalho. The fight will serve as the night's main event.
RFA has completed their next months fight card (RFA 30) with the headliner featuring two UFC veterans. Middleweight Brock Jardine will take on Anthony Smith.
UFC Women's Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will not in fact fight Holly Holm on Jan 2. Rather, the two will meet at UFC 193 in November. The fight card takes place in Australia.
The Bellator 142 one-night Light Heavyweight tournament match-ups have been set. Phil Davis and Emanuel Newton will face off with "King Mo" fighting Linton Vessel. In addition a reserve bout between Francis Carmont and Philipe Lins has been announced.