While UFC president Dana White stated over the weekend how his promotion has too many fighters, that doesn’t seem to be the case for Bellator. Prime Fighters Management fighters Julio Cesar Neves, Cleiton Duarte and Diego Marlon are now officially members of Bellator.
Last month, Bellator signed a broadcasting deal with FOX Sports Latin America to air upcoming programs for several years.
“As we continue scouting and signing the best talent in the world, Marcelo and his team at Prime Fighters Management are tremendous, trusted allies as we expand further into Brazil with our groundbreaking FOX Sports Latin America alliance,” said Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney.
Neves is a perfect 28-0, in which half of the wins occurred in 2013. The featherweight stopped 25 of his total wins, with 17 coming by knockout and eight via submission.
Duarte is a lightweight who started his career at 11-0. He’s slowed a bit to 13-2 with a dozen knockouts under his name.
Marlon is 5-1 this year, which includes three round one stoppages. Of his 23 career victories, only four times were the judges needed.
No debut information for any of the fighters mentioned is known, but early next year appears most likely.