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Bellator Fighting Championships Exclusively Signs Undefeated Lyman Good

January 6, 2009

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ — Bellator Fighting Championships, a
first of its kind Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, officially announced
today the exclusive signing of undefeated MMA fighter Lyman Good. As the
newest addition to the Welterweight (170 lb.) division of Bellator’s
tournament style events, which premiere on ESPN Deportes April 4, 2009, Good
may be the division’s wildcard. Training at a New Jersey branch of the
world-renowned Tiger Schulmann gym, Good brings strength and tremendous
striking down to the Welterweight division after fighting much of his
undefeated career at Middleweight (185 lb.).

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Good was raised in Spanish Harlem, New York City, where he developed the
toughness of mind and body that has served him well in MMA. Since turning pro
in 2005, Good made a name for himself as a dynamic young fighter with
devastating strikes, leading to an undefeated record as a professional (7-0).
In a unique twist, Good was introduced to MMA by his mother, who was looking
for a way to keep her son off the streets; she later joined him in training
MMA as well.

“We’re excited about Lyman’s potential to shake up our 170 lb. division,”
said Bjorn Rebney, CEO of Bellator Fighting Championships. “He’s got the
ability and the strikes to compete at the world-class level and he’s the kind
of young man you want to root for. He comes from a tough situation, but
because of his drive, dedication and skills, he has the chance to use our
tournament and nationally televised events to change his life substantially.”

Bellator Fighting Championships’ premiere season consists of 12 two-hour
events to be broadcast weekly in primetime on Saturday nights. The nationally
televised events will feature a combination of tournament and non-tournament
special feature bouts. There will be four simultaneous tournaments taking
place in season #1 over a three month period: one in each of the Featherweight
(145 lb.), Lightweight (155 lb.), Welterweight (170 lb.) and Middleweight (185
lb.) divisions.

Bellator’s interactive Web site, http://www.bellator.com, featuring event
and fighter information, behind the scenes video footage, fight clips and live
interaction with Bellator fighters will go live in January 2009.

About Bellator Fighting Championships

Bellator Fighting Championships is a Mixed Martial Arts promotional
company with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. Bellator’s founders, Bjorn
Rebney
and Brad Epstein, are experienced sports and entertainment
professionals with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport
of MMA and its athletes. Bellator Fighting Championships’ executive team is
comprised of top industry professionals in the areas of live event production
(including Rob Beiner, winner of 12 Emmy awards for sports programming),
fighter relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development,
international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission
relations.

SOURCE Bellator Fighting Championships


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