Falaniko 'Niko' Vitale is the former longtime ICON Sport middleweight champion. He was most recently set to face UFC veteran Thales Leites. Instead, Leites faced Matt Horwich. Vitale fought soon, on the 11th of September, defending his X-1 middleweight title against Kala Hose. He defeated Hose via Ezekiel choke.
He next made his Bellator debut in a non-title 'superfight' against middleweight champion Hector Lombard. Lombard defeated Vitale via third-round knockout after a boring bout.
- Robbie Lawler vs. Falaniko Vitale 1 - The fight was for the ICON Sport middleweight title with Vitale defending.
- Jason Miller vs. Falaniko Vitale - The fight was for a title shot versus Icon Sports middleweight champion Robbie Lawler.
- Falaniko Vitale vs. Ron Fields 2 - The fight was Vitale's Strikeforce debut.
- Frank Trigg vs. Falaniko Vitale - The fight was for Strikeforce.
- Hector Lombard vs. Falaniko Vitale - The fight was the Bellator debut of Falaniko Vitale.