Bellator 78 Lands in Dayton, Ohio Including Return of Zoila Gurgel


Zoila GurgelBellator Fighting Championships is set to return to the Buckeye state of Ohio on Oct 26 at the Nutter Center in Dayton.

According to Bellator officials, the newest card will serve as Bellator 78 and will feature the semifinals of the latest welterweight tournament.

The semifinal bouts will be determined on Sept 28 from Caesars Atlantic City, and the four winners from that night will then square off at Bellator 78 in Ohio.

In addition to the welterweight tournament, the card will also feature the return of Bellator women’s champion Zoila Gurgel.

Gurgel has been sidelined for over a year after suffering a major knee injury that required surgery that put her on the shelf for an extended period of time. Gurgel is currently riding a six-fight win streak including a victory over former top pound-for-pound women’s fighter Megumi Fujii.

While no opponent has been finalized, one name that has been tossed into the mix to face Gurgel has been Ohio born fighter Jessica Eye, who has won her last five fights in a row. Eye most recently competed at a NAAFS card where she defeated Angela Magana by unanimous decision.

Also on the Ohio card will be Brian Rogers, who returns to fight in his home state once again. Rogers is looking for a spot in the next Bellator middleweight tournament, and hopes to secure his place with a win in his home state.

Tickets for the event go on sale Wednesday, August 29.

For more news and rumors follow MMAWeekly.com on Twitter

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

It didn’t take Olympic judoka Rick Hawn long to find a new MMA promotion to call home. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Invicta Fighting Championships has been forced to shuffle its card at Invicta FC 10 due to an “unforeseen delay in visa processing” for Vanessa Porto. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

Invicta Fighting Championships on Thursday announced that Vanessa Porto has been removed from her planned Invicta FC 10 bout with Roxanne Modafferi. read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 8 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship, Pride Fighting Championships and Strikeforce veteran Yves Edwards has decided to retire. read news >>

  • 29 days ago
  • 1 views

The California State Athletic Commission on Tuesday released information regarding medical suspensions for the fighters who participated on the Bellator 131 this past weekend. read news >>

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

Nick Diaz is set to return to the UFC cage for the first time since losing to Georges St. Pierre in March of 2013. He will face Anderson Silva on January 31st, but that is not what seems to get Diaz read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight contender Bethe Correia was all set to settle her war of words against former division No. 1 contender Miesha Tate, until "Pitbull read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Nate Diaz’s manager Mike Kogan explains why Bellator 131 “blew away” his expectations. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 869 views

A new fighting promotion with some noteworthy names behind it is set to debut in February in Japan, and the rules are pretty unique to say the least. Is the world ready for a new Japanese fighting pr read news >>

Jump to: