- 11-1 MMA / 3-1 Bellator Record
- Two Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Gregor Herb, Jason Butcher, Brian Rogers
- 8-1 MMA / 4-1 Bellator Record
- 3 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Justin Torrey, Joe Pacheco
November 8th, 2013
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Danish striker, Mikkel Parlo advanced to this year’s middleweight tourney finals with a three round beatdown of Jason Butcher in the semifinals, en route to a clear-cut unanimous decision victory. In the quarterfinals, Parlo did much of the same, using his striking skills to win a decision over Brian Rogers.
Brennan Ward was a late-replacement in season nine’s 185-pound tournament, and he has made the most of his opportunity with two-straight wins to place one victory away from a world title shot. Ward stopped Justin Torrey in the tourney’s opening round with a second round TKO win, then followed it up with a second round submission victory over Joe Pacheco in the semifinals.