If you thought Bellator MMA was just going to roll over on Sept. 5, you better think again.
Bellator MMA is not going down without a fight.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) scheduled its upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1 from the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard, Conn., the same night Spike TV airs its Bellator 123 fight card at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville.
And both promotions are bringing their A game for the Friday night face off.
Bellator is bringing out its big guns for September 5th's unofficial battle for Connecticut. In an effort to keep pace with UFC Fight Night 50, Bellator officials announced on Wednesday that Bellator 123 will be highlighted by the returns of both Cheick Kongo and Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, as well as the promotional debut of Bobby Lashley.
As previously announced, the event is headlined by a featherweight championship rematch between Pat Curran and Patricio Freire.
"I've been wanting this rematch more
Bellator's season 11 debut includes the Pat Curran/Patricio Pitbull rematch, plus the debut of former Strikeforce heavyweight Bobby Lashley.
Bellator 123 is going head-to-head with UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi in Connecticut, with both cards just minutes away from each other. The UFC has already announced the bulk of their card, and today Bellator came out with their plans for their season 11 premiere on September 5th.
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Signed, sealed, and soon to be delivered.
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight titleholder TJ Dillashaw (10-2) will defend his newly-won title against former 135-pound kingpin Renan Barao (32-2, 1 NC) in the main event of UFC 177, now official for Aug. 30, 2014, inside the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California.
UFC announced the pairing last Friday night.
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The official weigh-in event for UFC 175: "Weidman vs. Machida" takes place today (Fri., July 4, 2014) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As usual, MMAmania.com will provide both a live video stream and complete UFC 175 weigh-in results below, as well as detailed recap of the festivities just as soon as they conclude. The first fighter is expected to tip the scale at 7 p.m. ET.
Complete UFC 175 weigh in results are as follows:
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