Reports: Gerald Harris & Charlie Ward Sign With Bellator MMA, Melvin Manhoef Re-Signs With Promotion


The Bellator MMA roster has apparently grown by three fighters according to reports by MMA Junkie, Sherdog and MMA Fighting as UFC veterans Gerald Harris and Charlie Ward have signed with the promotion, while Melvin Manhoef re-signed.

Harris (25-6-0) is currently winless in Bellator MMA competition, dropping a bout to Rafael Lovato Jr. at Bellator 198. Harris also won three of four fights under the UFC banner, with those victories coming over John Salter, Mario Miranda and David Branch.

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Ward (4-3-0) is undefeated thus far through his journey in Bellator MMA, defeating John Redmond by first round knockout at Bellator 187. Ward also competed twice in the UFC, dropping bouts to the duo of Abdul Razak Alhassan and Galore Bofando.

Manhoef (30-14-1-2NC) won two of six fights during his first run in Bellator MMA, with those wins coming over Doug Marshall and Hisaki Kato. Manhoef had previously challenged twice before for the Bellator MMA Middleweight Title, losing both times to current champ Rafael Carvlaho.

There is no word at this time as to when Manhoef and Harris could return to action, but Ward is back in the cage this May at Bellator 200, facing Louis King in a preliminary card encounter.

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