- 8-1 MMA / 2-0 Bellator
- 7 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: John Salgado, Pete Sell, Matt MacGrath
- 18-6 MMA / 2-0 Bellator Record
- 4 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Hayoto Sakurai, Jason High, Kazushi Sakuraba
- 23-2 MMA / Bellator Debut
- 10 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins: Kyacey Uscola
- 9-3 MMA / Bellator Debut
- 3 Fight Win Streak
- Notable Wins:
September 28th, 2012
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Welterweight prospect, Nordine Taleb gained entry into this year’s tournament going 2-0 in Bellator this year. In his promotional debut, Taleb defeated Matt Secor by unanimous decision. He then defeated Matt MacGrath by second round TKO at Bellator 67.
Former DREAM champion, Marius Zaromskis ended his wacky trilogy with Waachiim Spiritwolf with a unanimous decision victory at Bellator 72. The third fight was needed because of a cut on Spiritwolf’s head, forced the doctor to stop the fight after Zaromskis was dominated in the first round.
Michail Tsarev has amassed an impressive 23-2 record, mainly having fought in his native country of Russia. Most recently, Tsarev defeated Ultimate Fighter veteran, Kyacey Uscola by triangle choke at Baltic Challenger 3 last February.
Tim Welch has nine professional wins, all coming by way of stoppages (4 KO/TKO, 5 Submissions). Last time out, Welch defeated Chris Ensley with a first round kneebar.