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Bellator's Francis Carmont will test his limits against Philipe Lins at 'Dynamite 1'

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In his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heyday Francis Carmont went be the nickname "Limitless" because his teammates and fans believed he had no ceiling. Even though some of the bouts in his 11-fight win streak were controversial, it was nevertheless a run that seemed destined to put him into title contention.

However, a three-fight losing streak showed Carmont the limits he hadn't seen before and he was released by UFC. Carmont bounced back with a win over Guilherme Viana at Bellator 135, a fight that also saw the Frenchman move up from Middleweight to Light Heavyweight.

Bellator MMA is giving Carmont another opportunity to prove this new weight class is his permanent home with an important bout at "Dynamite 1" in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 19, 2015. Carmont will face Philipe Lins in an alternate bout for the evening's one-night, four-man 205-pound tournament.

In short, the winner of Carmont vs. Lins will be the replacement fighter if Phil Davis, Emanuel Newton, Linton Vassell or Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal is knocked out of the competition because of injury.

Check out the updated card for Bellator MMA & GLORY's "Dynamite 1" is below:

Bellator Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Liam McGeary (10-0) (c) vs. Tito Ortiz (18-11)

Glory Vacant Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Saulo Cavalari (31-2) vs. Zack Mwekassa (13-2)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Competitors (first round pairings TBD): Phil Davis (13-3),

Emanuel Newton (25-8-1), Linton Vassell (15-4-1), Muhammed Lawal (15-4, 1 NC)

Glory Welterweight Feature Fight: Paul Daley (37-13-2 MMA/20-3 Kickboxing) vs. Fernando Gonzalez (24-13/1-2 Kickboxing)

Bellator Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Thomson (20-8) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (18-8-1)

Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Alternate Bout: Francis Carmont (23-10) vs. Philipe Lins (9-1)

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