Bellator officials confirmed to MMAFighting.com that 19 fighters were released from the promotion, including former title challengers Eric Prindle and Anthony Leone.
A look at the action from Bellator 117, a card that was main evented by a Douglas Lima TKo of Rick Hawn.
Douglas Lima brutalized Rick Hawn with leg kicks and took the vacant Bellator welterweight title on Friday night.
Follow Bellator 117 results for Friday's Bellator action from the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Will Douglas Lima be the next welterweight champion in Bellator or is this Rick Hawn's time to shine?