May 17, 2014; Southaven, MS, USA; Fabricio Guerreiro (red gloves) fights against Shahbulat Shamhalaev (blue gloves) during BFC 120 at Landers Center. Mandatory Credit: Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports

Attila Vegh, Shahbulat Shamhalaev, Bryan Baker, Among 13 Fighters Released by Bellator

Bellator’s new management has released a total of 13 fighters from their roster, first reported by MMAFighting.com. The new regime led by President Scott Coker continue to make their mark on Bellator, releasing a former champion, a Bellator tournament winner, and a couple of tournament finalists—are among the 13 released.

Former Bellator Light Heavyweight champion, Attila Vegh (29-5-2), who suffered his first loss in Bellator–in 6 fights–to Emanuel Newton at Bellator 113, losing his title in the process.

Season 7 featherweight tournament winner, Shahbulat Shamhalaev (12-3-1), who won his first three bouts in Bellator—all by knockout. But suffered back-to-back losses, including a first round submission loss to champion, Pat Curran.

Season 10 featherweight tournament finalist, Desmond Green (11-3), who lost in the finals against Daniel Weichel, bumping his record to 3-2 in Bellator.

Long-time Bellator veteran, Bryan Baker (18-5), a 4-time tournament competitor, and 2-time tournament finalist, has been competing in Bellator since 2009 (Bellator 10).He has achieved a record of 8-4 in the promotion, but has lost his last two fights to Karl Amoussou and Douglas Lima.

Rounding out the list of fighters released are:

Mark Godbeer

‘Mighty Mo’ Siala-Mou Siliga

Egidijus Valavicius

Justin Torrey

Sergio Junior

Rodney Wallace

Ron Sparks

Patrick Cenoble

Austen Heidlage

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