Bellator FC has hit the ground running in terms of putting together the group of 145-pound talent scheduled for participation in the promotion’s Season 6 Featherweight Tournament. According to an official statement, Summer Series semi-finalist Ronnie Mann will be back in the fray this spring when Bellator returns to the MTV2/EPIX airwaves.
Mann holds an overall record of 21-4-1 and has won five of his last six fights with the only defeat coming via decision in Bellator’s Summer Series tourney to current top contender Pat Curran. A crisp striker, the bulk of Mann’s success has come on the mat including eleven submission wins.
Joining “Kid Ninja” in the Season 6 group will be WEC veteran Wagnney Fabiano, a 14-3 Brazilian who is well-versed in BJJ as well. The 36-year old holds past victories over Fredson Paixao, Shad Lierly, and LC Davis. His inclusion in the field was first reported by MMAJunkie.
The other six 145ers involved are expected to be announced over the coming weeks. As always, the last man standing will earn a $100,000 paycheck and shot at winning the divisional championship.
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