Bellator parts ways with 18 fighters: Daniel Straus, Tywan Claxton, Liam McGeary included

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Eighteen fighters are no longer on the Bellator roster.

Among those who have parted ways includes former featherweight champion Daniel Straus, former light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary, boxer-turned-MMA-fighter Heather Hardy, and former UFC fighter Bec Rawlings. The list also includes two fighters who never got to compete after signing with the promotion because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s unclear whether each fighter was released, left on their own accord, or elected not to re-sign with the promotion. However, a Bellator official recently informed MMA Junkie that the promotion is moving on without the 18 fighters listed below.

Daniel Straus

Daniel Straus and Patricio Freire, Bellator 145

Weight: Featherweight MMA record: 26-9 Bellator record: 12-6

Bec Rawlings

Weight: Women's flyweight MMA record: 8-9 Bellator record: 1-1

Tywan Claxton

Tywan Claxton

Weight: Featherweight MMA record: 6-3 Bellator record: 6-3

Heather Hardy

(Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports)

Weight: Women's flyweight MMA record: 2-2 Bellator record: 2-2

John Teixeira

Weight: Featherweight MMA record: 23-6-2 Bellator record: 6-4

Khonry Gracie

Weight: Welterweight MMA record: 2-2 Bellator record: 2-2

Liam McGeary

Weight: Light heavyweight MMA record: 13-4 Bellator record: 10-4

Tyree Fortune

Weight: Light heavyweight MMA record: 5-1 Bellator record: 2-1

Alessio Sakara

Weight: Light heavyweight MMA record: 21-13 Bellator record: 4-2

Amanda Bell

Weight: Women's featherweight MMA record: 7-8 Bellator record: 3-4

Chuck Campbell

Weight: Light heavyweight MMA record: 2-1 Bellator record: 2-1

Demarques Jackson

Weight: Welterweight MMA record: 11-6 Bellator record: 1-2

Dominic Mazzotta

Weight: Bantamweight MMA record: 15-3 Bellator record: 2-2

Olga Rubin

Weight: Women's featherweight MMA record: 6-2 Bellator record: 4-2

Kirill Sidelnikov

Weight: Heavyweight MMA record: 12-6 Bellator record: 1-1

Mike Jasper

Weight: Middleweight MMA record: 13-6 Bellator record: 0-2

Steve MacDonald

Weight: Light heavyweight MMA record: 4-0 Bellator record: 0-0

Ryan Spillane

Weight: Heavyweight MMA record: 0-0 Bellator record: 0-0

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