War Machine vs Nah-Shon Burrell, Joe Riggs vs Sam Oropeza Welterweight Tourney Fights Booked for Bellator 112

War Machine

War Machine

  • 14-5 MMA / 2-1 Bellator Record
  • Won 3 of Last 4 Fight
  • Notable Wins: Jared Rollins, Roger Huerta, Vaughn Anderson

Nah-Shon Burrell

Nah-Shon Burrell

  • 11-3 MMA / 1-0 Bellator Record
  • 2 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Yuri Villefort, Lukasz Les, James Terry


Joe Riggs

Joe Riggs

  • 40-14 MMA / 1-1 Bellator Record
  • 6 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Chris Lytle, Nick Diaz, Mike Bronzoulis

Sam Oropeza

Sam Oropeza 

  • 10-2 MMA / 2-1 Bellator Record
  • 5 Fight Win Streak
  • Notable Wins: Don Carlo-Clauss, Aung La Nsang


Bellator 112

March 14th, 2014

Hammond, Indiana

The Venue at Horseshoe Casino


War Machine returns for his second Bellator tournament following a semifinal exit last season after being submitted by Ron Keslar in the first round at Bellator 104. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak, including wins over Roger Huerta, Blas Avena, and Vaughn Anderson.

UFC and Strikeforce veteran, Nah-Shon Burrell enters his first tournament on the strength of a two-fight win streak, which includes a unanimous decision over Jesus Martinez in his Bellator debut. Burrell was released from the UFC following a 1-1 record with promotion, defeating Yuri Villefort, but losing to Stephen Thompson.

13-year mixed martial arts veteran, Joe Riggs, made history last year winning the first season of Bellator’s “Fight Master” reality show, with a unanimous decision win over Mike Bronzoulis in the tourney final. Officially, he’s on a six-fight win streak, dating back to November of 2011, with five fights ending with stoppages.

Sam Oropeza carries a five-fight win streak with him in to his first appearance in a Bellator tournament. He’s 2-1 under the Bellator banner, including wins over Shedrick Goodridge and Chip Moraza-Pollard.


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