Bellator Fighting Championships—it may not be a name you are familiar with, but when you go outside of the Zuffa banner, they hold the distinction of being one of the most exciting Mixed Martial Arts federations in the world.
For the best fights in the Mixed Martial Arts subsection of the combat sports world, you're likely to get it from Strikeforce but not always from the UFC.
And while Japanese MMA will always bring you some of the best talent from the Land of The Rising Sun, many believe that Japanese MMA is on its last legs due to the migration of its best talent to the Stateside circuit.
A man who is all too familiar with the Japanese circuit of combat is Bellator Featherweight Champion Joe Warren, who some claim to be on a tear, while others claim he's clinging on to Lady Luck as he approaches his title fight with Patricio "Pitbull" Freire, the man who Warren defeated at the end of the Bellator Season 2 Featherweight Tournament.
Even though Freire has suffered an injury and will not be fighting Warren at Bellator 47, he will not be denied his title shot. But, he will have to wait for his crack at Warren, who will take part in the Bellator Season 5 Bantamweight Tournament in the hopes of become Bellator's first two-division champion at the expense of Bellator World Bantamweight Champion.
In the meantime, while we wait for Bjorn Rebney to find a date and venue for Eddie Alvarez vs. Michael Chandler and Ben Askren vs. Jay Hieron respectively, there are some facts to get straight regarding the Featherweight Title fight.
Here now are the eight truths—eight facts we must get straight—about the rematch between Freire and Warren.