Bellator’s roster is now 18 fighters lighter.
Promotional officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Saturday that they have parted ways with several athletes, although specific details were not disclosed. MMA Junkie first reported the movement.
Among the fighters turning the page are former world champions Daniel Straus and Liam McGeary. Straus hasn’t competed since a September 2019 decision loss to Derek Campos and found himself in trouble with the law earlier this year when he was arrested and charged with a single felony count of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon after allegedly beating and stabbing his on-again, off-again partner.
Former UFC fighter Bec Rawlings will also be turning the page from her Bellator chapter after going 1-1 in the promotion. Per a source, Rawlings has been in negotiations for a return to BKFC but it hasn’t been finalized.
Check out the full list of fighters no longer under contract with Bellator: