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Monday, Aug 09, 2010

Bellator Confirms Edwards vs. Palomino for Aug. 12th

By FCF Staff   Just days removed from Bellator Fighting Championship’s 24th card Thursday night in Hollywood, Florida, the promotion has added a notable lightweight tilt between Yves Edwards and Luis Palomino to the line-up. The event, which will be broadcast live on Fox Sports Net, will be hosted by Hollywood’s Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
Edwards (37-16-1) will be looking to get back on the winning track, as the UFC and Pride veteran is coming off a Unanimous Decision loss to Mike Campbell at Moosin’s second event in May. Prior to that Edwards had won 3 straight, stopping James Warfield, Kyle Jensen and Derrick Noble.
Palomino (13-5) is currently running a 3 fight winning streak and is 4-1 in his last five fights. The Florida fighter has fought under the Bellator banner 4 times to date, compiling a 3-1 record. In June, Palomino worked his way to a UD victory over Jose Figueroa, at Bellator 21. 
Two of the other bouts Bellator has confirmed for the August 12th undercard include: Nico Parella (2-1) will face welterweight Efrain “El Lobo” Ruiz (6-9 while middleweight Moyses Gabin (5-3) will take on Frank Carrillo (2-1).
Other previously announced bouts scheduled for Bellator 24 include:
-Bellator Middleweight Champion Hector Lombard (26-2-1) vs. Herbert “Whisper” Goodman (15-8) in a non-title affair
-action from the opening-round of Bellator’s Women’s World Championship Tournament as Megumi Fujii will meet Angela Magana and Lynn “Lights Out” Alvarez will fight Jessica Aguilar.
-UFC vet Eddie Sanchez will take on Neil “Goliath” Grove in the opening round of Bellator’s heavyweight tourney.
Edwards (R) Will Fight  Palomino Thursday
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