Joe Warren will return to the Bellator cage on Nov. 9 to face Owen Evinger in a bantamweight tilt at Bellator 80.

Bout agreements are in place for the fight, Sherdog.com confirmed Wednesday with a source close to the contest. A venue has not yet been named for Bellator 80, but the show’s main card will air live on MTV2. Thus far, no contests have been officially announced by the promotion for the Nov. 9 event.

Warren has not competed since March 9, when he suffered a brutal knockout loss to Pat Curran that cost him the Bellator featherweight title. That defeat marked the second straight setback for the self-proclaimed “Baddest Man on the Planet,” as Warren was previously starched by the hard-punching Alexis Vila last September in the Season 5 bantamweight tournament quarterfinals. The 2006 Greco-Roman wrestling world champion began his MMA career by topping seven of his first eight foes en route to winning both the Season 2 featherweight tournament and Bellator’s 145-pound belt.

Evinger also rides back-to-back defeats into his showdown with Warren. After earning six consecutive victories to kick off his pro career, the Missourian was choked out by Brandon Shelton in his Bellator debut last year. Though Evinger rebounded with a victory under the Shark Fights banner, he was once again tapped out with a rear-naked choke in his Bellator return last October, this time submitting to Aaron Ely. Most recently, Evinger fell to Allen Gibson on Jan. 28, submitting to a second-round armbar at an FM Productions show in Springfield, Mo.

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

Related News

Bellator 161 Results: Cheick Kongo, Joe Warren Pick Up Wins in Texas | MMAWeekly.com

  • 7 days ago
  • 95 views

Bellator 161 landed in Cedar Park, Texas on Friday night, and the card was capped off with a heavyweight affair. read news >>

Bellator 161 Results: Winners, Scorecards from Kongo vs. Johnson Card

  • 7 days ago
  • 83 views

On Friday night in the main event of Bellator 161, Cheick Kongo won a woeful heavyweight bout via majority decision over Tony Johnson. If you wanted to make someone hate mixed martial arts, you shoul read news >>

Bellator 161: Kongo vs. Johnson Fight Highlights | MMAWeekly.com

  • 6 days ago
  • 68 views

Check out the Bellator 161 fight highlights, where Cheick Kongo got the better of Tony Johnson, and former champ Joe Warren got back on the winning track. read news >>

Top UFC Feeder Leagues Announce Merger | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 10 views

The two leading feeder organizations to UFC and Bellator are merging in 2017. read news >>

Chael Sonnen's Anger Motivated His Return | MMAWeekly.com

  • 5 days ago
  • 39 views

Ready to fight at gangster weight, Chael Sonnen signed with Bellator to make his MMA return. He said it's because he is angry. read news >>

Bellator 162 Main Card Finalized | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 6 views

A middleweight pairing pitting Hisaki Kato against A.J. Matthews has been added to the main card of "Bellator 162: Shlemenko vs. Grove." read news >>

What Kind of Impact Can Chael Sonnen Make for Bellator?

  • 3 days ago
  • 10 views

Little by little, Bellator has chipped away at the UFC’s stable of talent, taking a supporting player here, a headliner there. From Phil Davis to Benson Henderson to Rory MacDonald, the additions hav read news >>

Bellator Announces MMA and Kickboxing Events in Italy | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago
  • 8 views

Within days of Bellator Kickboxing: Budapest, the Scott Coker-led promotion hosted a press conference in Florence, Italy to announce its next international event. read news >>

Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis Headlines Bellator 163 | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 8 views

A light heavyweight title fight pitting current belt-holder Liam McGeary against Phil Davis will serve as the main event at Bellator 163: McGeary vs. Davis. read news >>

Bellator 163 takes shape with Liam McGeary vs. Phil Davis title headliner

  • a day ago
  • 6 views

The lineup is taking shape for November’s Bellator 163 event.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>