Bellator Fighting Championships veteran Waylon Lowe will answer the bell against Steve Lopez in a preliminary lightweight matchup at UFC 119 “Mir vs. Nogueira 2” on Sept. 25 at the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Ten fights are now official for the event, which will air live on pay-per-view.

Lowe has rattled off six wins in seven appearances but succumbed to a first-round knee from Melvin Guillard in his promotional debut at UFC 114 in May. The 29-year-old Jefferson City, Tenn., native was a three-time collegiate national wrestling champion at the Div. II level. Lowe trains out of the Joe Hand Boxing Gym in Philadelphia.

Based out of Midwest Martial Arts, Lopez has not competed since a gruesome shoulder injury spoiled his first Octagon appearance against AMA Fight Club standout Jim Miller at UFC 103 in September. The South Bend, Ind., native has delivered eight of his 12 career victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission. Lopez wrestled collegiately at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind.

A rematch between world-ranked heavyweights Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will headline UFC 119, along with a pivotal light heavyweight showdown between unbeaten “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 8 winner Ryan Bader and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. The event will also feature a lightweight duel pitting Guillard against Jeremy Stephens and a welterweight rematch pairing former champion Matt Serra with Chris Lytle. In addition, one-time UFC lightweight titleholder Sean Sherk will collide with the unbeaten Evan Dunham.

Frank Mir vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira vs. Ryan Bader
Matt Serra vs. Chris Lytle
Evan Dunham vs. Sean Sherk
Jeremy Stephens vs. Melvin Guillard
C.B. Dollaway vs. Joe Doerksen
Matt Mitrione vs. Joey Beltran
Mark Hunt vs. Sean McCorkle
T.J. Grant vs. Julio Paulino
Waylon Lowe vs. Steve Lopez
* Aaron Riley vs. Pat Audinwood

* Not Official

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator Signs Former Pride Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov

  • 8 days ago
  • 2 views

Pride and Strikeforce veteran Sergei Kharitonov is the latest free agent signed by Bellator MMA. read news >>

Bellator signs PRIDE, Strikeforce, veteran heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov to multi-fight deal

  • 8 days ago
  • 3 views

Two days after the announcement of one of its highest profile free-agent signings to date, Bellator continues to bolster its roster with the addition of a veteran heavyweight.Filed under: Bellator, N read news >>

ONE exec: We made a play for Benson Henderson, will make play for others

  • 3 days ago
  • 7 views

If Benson Henderson hadn’t signed with Bellator, ONE Championship was apparently a serious contender to land the former UFC and WEC lightweight champion.Filed under: Bellator, News, UFC read news >>

22-fight UFC veteran Chris Leben comes out of retirement to sign with Bellator

  • 5 days ago
  • 11 views

In a week that included the signing of former UFC and WEC champion, as well as a veteran heavyweight, Bellator added another big name to its roster on Friday. Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News read news >>

Brandon Cash Aiming for the Money in WSOF Global Heavyweight Title

  • 6 days ago
  • 0 views

Strikeforce and Bellator veteran Brandon Cash is going straight for the money, taking aim at the WSOF Global heavyweight championship in Tokyo. read news >>

GFL preview: Top 5 fights to watch on GFL this weekend

  • 13 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC and Bellator aren’t the only promotions with MMA action this weekend, as GoFightLive.tv is set to stream five live events from the regional scene all across the U.S. and Canada. GFL’s Alex Schlin read news >>

Former UFC champ Benson Henderson announces he's signed with Bellator

  • 10 days ago
  • 24 views

His manager said Benson Henderson would be signing a new deal soon. Today, the former UFC champion went ahead and broke the news: He’s signed with Bellator.Filed under: Bellator, Featured, News, UFC read news >>

14-Fight UFC Veteran Benson Henderson Jumps Ship for Bellator

  • 10 days ago
  • 7 views

The MMA free-agency game has officially changed with the announcement that former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson is joining Bellator MMA. Henderson officially broke the news on his read news >>

A mature Ross Pearson is ready to make a run at the title

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

As a 17-fight veteran of the UFC, Ross Pearson probably could have called up UFC matchmaker Joe Silva and asked to have his bout against Francisco Trinaldo moved from Boston to London next month. But read news >>

Fans invited to next month's Bellator Fan Fest with Angle, Ortiz, Couture, more

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Bellator heads to Houston for next month’s “tentpole event.” Beforehand, fans can get up close and personal with some MMA legends.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>