Bellator MMA’s Season 9 featherweight tournament will kick off at Bellator 99 on Sept. 13 at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif.

Bellator officials announced the destination on Monday, although no bouts for the eight-man, 145-pound bracket have been revealed. The promotion last ventured to Temecula on March 7 for Bellator 92. The event’s main card will be broadcast on Spike TV, while preliminary bouts air on

“We had an absolutely packed house in March when we brought Bellator MMA live on Spike to Pechanga,” Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney stated in a release. “We wanted to get back to California’s greatest casino/resort as soon as possible. Pechanga offers our fans the chance to see the some of the greatest MMA talent in the world and be on hand to witness the toughest tournament in sports. Sept. 13 is going to be fireworks.”

Bellator’s ninth season launches Sept. 7 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., and features a middleweight title showdown between Alexander Shlemenko and Doug Marshall.

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

Related News

Bellator lightweight Melvin Guillard posts graphic photo of hand, post-surgery

  • 26 days ago

Melvin Guillard was forced to undergo surgery on his “shattered” right hand following an unsuccessful Bellator debut this past month. Check out the post-surgery photo of the stitched and mangled mess read news >>

Dengue fever sidelines Lins; Roy Boughton meets Francis Carmont at Bellator 142

  • 26 days ago

An illness has caused a change to a key bout on next week’s Bellator 142 card. Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Brandon Halsey faces Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 144 with opportunity to reclaim his Middleweight belt

  • 26 days ago

The only thing to defeat 'Bull' Brandon Halsey so far in Bellator was a weight cut, but that wound up costing him his Middleweight title. He gets a rare second chance to make a first impression on Oc read news >>

The Comeback: UFC 191's biggest earner, Bellator's new headliner, Cejudo's title shot

  • 27 days ago

In a sport that never stops moving, even MMA junkies can struggle to keep up with all the latest news. If you missed any of Tuesday’s biggest headlines, catch up with “The Comeback.”Filed under: Bell read news >>

Hisaki Kato vs. Melvin Manhoef headlines Bellator 146, Brennan Ward gets opponent at Bellator 144

  • 27 days ago

Apparently knocking out Joe Schilling can earn you headlining status. Hisaki Kato will meet Melvin Manhoef in the middleweight main event of Bellator 146 on Nov. 20 at WinStar World Casino in Thacker read news >>

Bellator 143: Ryan Couture vs Nick Gonzalez added to 'Prelims' undercard, completing Sept. 25 line up

  • 27 days ago

Bellator MMA has finalized its upcoming "Warren vs. Davis" fight card with the announcement of four additional "Prelims" bouts, one of which will feature Ryan Couture. Barring injury or illness, Bell read news >>

Bellator 146: Melvin Manhoef returns, fights Hisaki Kato on Nov. 20

  • 27 days ago

Bellator MMA will return to the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, on November 20th for a fight that puts the explosive Hisaki Kato and the dangerous Melvin Manhoef on a collision course read news >>

Hisaki Kato vs. Melvin Manhoef headlines Bellator 146 in November

  • 27 days ago

Expect to see some middleweight fists flying in November’s Bellator 146 main event.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Brennan Ward vs. Dennis Olson joins Bellator 144 main card

  • 27 days ago

A welterweight bout between Brennan Ward and Dennis Olson is the latest addition to next month’s Bellator 144 main card.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Bellator MMA, GLORY kickboxing to hold simultaneous 'Prelims' fights on Sept. 19

  • 28 days ago

If you're at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Sept. 19th, which way are you going to look? When Bellator MMA and GLORY kickboxing announced their joint "Dynamite 1" card on Sept. 19, 2015 in Sa read news >>