Eight-Bout Lineup Finalized for Bellator 34


Serbian middleweight prospect Dragan Tesanovic (Pictured) will make his Bellator Fighting Championships debut against Mike Bernhard at Bellator 34 on Thursday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Bellator officials on Monday completed an eight-fight lineup for the event.

Unbeaten as a professional, Tesanovic has finished five of his first seven foes by knockout or technical knockout. The 25-year-old defeated M-1 Challenge veteran Gregor Herb by unanimous decision under the World Free Fight Challenge banner on July 31 in Portoroz, Slovenia. Tesanovic has not fought since.

Bernhard will carry a five-fight winning streak into the bout. The 25-year-old has secured six of his eight career victories by KO or TKO and sports six-, 11-, 24- and 61-second wins on his resume. Bernhard last appeared at an Xtreme Fighting Championships show in July, when he stopped Gerardo Julio Gallegos on first-round punches at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa, Fla.

A pair of five-round title bouts will headline Bellator 34, as middleweight champion Hector Lombard defends against Alexander Shlemenko and Megumi Fujii meets Zoila Frausto for the vacant women’s 115-pound crown. Meanwhile, a light heavyweight showdown between former two-division King of the Cage champion Tony Lopez and the once-beaten Raphael Davis will round out the main card.

Bellator Fighting Championships 34
Thursday, Oct. 28
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Hollywood, Fla.

Bellator Middleweight Championship
Hector Lombard vs. Alexander Shlemenko

Bellator Women’s 115-Pound Championship
Megumi Fujii vs. Zoila Frausto

Dragan Tesanovic vs. Mike Bernhard
Tony Lopez vs. Raphael Davis
John Kelly vs. William Kuhn
Ralph Acosta vs. Tulio Quintanilla
Dan Cramer vs. Igor Almeida
Frank Carrillo vs. Moyses Gabin

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

Related News

  • 21 days ago
  • 6 views

The flyweight division continues to expand as Invicta Fighting Championships has signed another 125-pound fighter. read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Invicta Fighting Championships recently announced four additions to the current roster, signing three new flyweights and a returning strawweight to the promotion. First announced o read news >>

  • 11 days ago
  • 3 views

Neiman Gracie will make his Bellator debut in February. The undefeated fighter, who signed with the promotion after scoring a pair of submission victories under the World Series of Fighting banner, w read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 12 views

Recently signed Irish prospect Joe Duffy will make his Octagon debut against Vagner Rocha at UFC 185 “Pettis vs. Dos Anjos.” read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

Anthony Christodoulou will make his Octagon debut at UFC on Fox 14 when he squares off against Mairbek Taisumov. read news >>

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

Consider it a postponement. Burgeoning women's MMA talent Holly Holm was supposed to meet Raquel Pennington in her UFC debut earlier this month. That didn't happen when Holm injured her neck. But tha read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 8 views

World Series of Fighting returns to Las Vegas on Jan. 17, and the main card is finalized with the addition of four new bouts. The promotion announced Monday that a lightweight bout between Brian Cobb read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

Ex-World Series of Fighting featherweight champion Georgi Karakhanyan has nothing bad to say about his former employer. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 2 views

The lineup for next week’s Bellator MMA 2015 debut is complete with the addition of seven preliminary card bouts. Filed under: Bellator, MMA Rumors, News read news >>