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Alistair Overeem, MMA In New York, Bellator: The Morning News Roundup – 3.1.13

The Bellator tournament is currently the most fascinating – and unpredictable – beast stalking the MMA world. Take this season for example, which began with veteran favorites Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal and Renato “Babalu” Sobral as locks to meet in the light-heavyweight tournament finals, and Patricio Freire destined to steamroll through the lightweight dogpile. Instead, King Mo and Babalu are afterthoughts with concussions, while Freire didn’t even make it to the quarterfinals due to injury, and was instead replaced by a dark horse named Saad Awad who’s slaughtered everyone. Yeah, that’s what tournaments are all about. You just never know. Here’s your news:

• In case you missed it, here’s a play-by-play of last night’s Bellator 92, courtesy of FightLine stalwart Sean Beanblossom. Also, here’s the video of Awad smashing Will Brooks. Keep in mind that Brooks was the favorite going into this bout.

• Hey, more MMA in New York news, this time with the legislature making progress towards lifting the pro MMA ban in the state. Don’t get your hopes up, folks. Well, at least don’t get your hopes up that the legislature is going to change the law. There are other balls in the air, though…

• Yeah, so, Alistair Overeem passed his UFC 156 post-fight drug screening, but it turns out his testosterone levels are so low, he’s medically considered to be a female. Or something like that.