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Bellator Cuts Dave Jansen, Mike Richman, Others

According to a report by MMAjunkie, seven fighters have been released by Bellator, including one-time title challenger Dave Jansen.

Mike Richman, Mikkel Parlo, Raphael Butler, Houston Alexander, Isao Kobayashi and Thiago Jambo are the others.

Jansen 920-4) won seven of his nine fights with the promotion, but is coming off back-to-back losses to then-champion Will Brooks and Marcin Held. Richman (18-6) fought 12 times for Bellator but is serving a two-year suspension for a failed drug test.

The others combined to win nine fights for Bellator, including four each by Parlo and Butler.

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