Bellator 47 News: Gross to Fight Bezerra; Horodecki Signs
Bellator is rounding out its July 23rd Bellator 47 card trying to fills holes made by the departure of Patricio Friere, Joe Warren, and Ben Saunders from the card. Some of those holes have now been filled.
Top MMA News has learned that Canada’s Jesse Gross (6-1) will be fighting Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra (9-1) on the card. Gross will be dropping down to Featherweight to face Popo in a fight which is rumoured to be on the televised card. Gross previously agreed to fight Adam Lorenz on the Bellator 47 undercard, but after that fight fell through, Gross was asked to step up his opposition. The Brazilian Bezerra was signed by Bellator in June and submitted Sam Jones in the first round of Bellator 46 in Florida.
Another Canadian will be on the main card. London’s Chris Horodecki (17-3) will be fighting Chris Saunders (9-1) as confirmed by Sherdog.com today. Horodecki was to appear on the Professional Fighting Championship card this weekend. Horodecki defeated David Castillo in the first ever MMA event in Canada at the same CasinoRama location he will be fighting at for Bellator. Horodecki’s opponent, Chris Saunders, hails from California and has not lost since 2009 and is 7-0 over that period.