Bellator Fighting Championships will hold its final event of
Season 7 on Dec. 14, promotion officials announced Friday, as
Bellator 84 takes place at The Venue at Horseshoe Casino in
Hammond, Ind., and features the conclusion of both the
featherweight and heavyweight tournaments. The show will also offer
up a rematch between female talents Michele
Gutierrez and Felice
Herrig, according to the official announcement. As with all
Season 7 events, the Bellator 84 main draw airs on MTV2, while the
preliminary card is streamed live on Spike.com.
Currently, four men remain in the heavyweight tournament, as
Volkov and Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz all advanced to the
semifinal round at Bellator 75. Meanwhile, the featherweight
tournament quarterfinals are slated to take place tonight at
Bellator 76, which emanates from Caesars Windsor Hotel and Casino
in Windsor, Ontario. Vying for the guaranteed 145-pound title shot
Richman and Cody
Bollinger, who meet Nazareno
Spoon and Shabulat Shamhalaev, respectively. The winner of each
bracket will receive a $100,000 combined payday for his three
Gutierrez [pictured] and Herrig first met in 2009 in Gutierrez’s
professional debut, with Herrig emerging victorious via submission.
Following the defeat, Gutierrez won her next three fights but has
since stumbled in each of her last two outings, most recently
dropping a unanimous decision to Sarah Maloy
at Invicta FC 1 on April 28.
Herrig, 28, has won four of her last five, with only a decision
defeat to Bellator vet Carla
Esparza blemishing her record in that span. “Lil Bulldog” was
last seen on Aug. 3, when she took a unanimous nod from Simona
Soukupova at XFC 19 in North Carolina. Herrig made her lone
Bellator appearance back in 2010, earning a split verdict over
Rakoczy at Bellator 14.