The main card for Bellator 94 is now complete with four fights, as the promotion this week announced the addition of a bantamweight showdown between Ronnie Mann and Rodrigo Lima.

Bellator 94 takes place Thursday at the University of South Florida Sun Dome in Tampa, Fla., and is headlined by the Season 8 lightweight tournament final between David Rickels and Saad Awad. The Spike TV-broadcast main card will also see Emanuel Newton lock horns with Mikhail Zayats for the light heavyweight tournament championship, while Luis Sergio da Fonseca Melo squares off with Trey Houston at 170 pounds.

The evening’s preliminary offerings stream live on Spike.com immediately prior to the main card telecast and include top female talent Jessica Aguilar taking on Patricia Vidonic in a rematch of their 2012 showdown.

Lima, 21, saw his perfect record ruined in his Bellator debut last year, as “Ratinho” was outwrestled by Hiroshi Nakamura in the Season 6 bantamweight tournament quarterfinals. Prior to that unanimous decision defeat, the Brazilian posted 10 straight victories, earning half of those wins via submission.

Mann, meanwhile, makes the cut to bantamweight after losing two of his last three fights at 145 pounds. The 26-year-old Brit is a two-time tournament veteran, falling in the 2011 Summer Series semifinals to eventual Bellator champion Pat Curran before stumbling against Mike Corey roughly one year ago in the Season 6 quarterfinals.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Three New Bouts Complete Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2 Fight Card

  • a day ago
  • 2 views

Three contests have been added to Bellator 156: Galvao vs. Dantas 2 on June 17 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, completing the fight card. read news >>

UFC and Bellator Veteran Lavar Johnson Sentenced to Five Years for Domestic Violence

  • 29 days ago
  • 93 views

Former UFC, Bellator, and Strikeforce fighter Lavar Johnson was sentenced on Friday to five years in prison for domestic violence. read news >>

Bellator Confirms Hit-and-Run Incident that Cost Jordan Parson’s His Leg

  • 28 days ago
  • 209 views

Bellator confirms hit-and-run incident that reportedly forced the amputation of part of Jordan Parsons' right leg. read news >>

Josh Thomson Injury Forces Cancellation of Bellator 154 Bout with Michael Chandler

  • 27 days ago
  • 14 views

The highly anticipated co-main event of “Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo” between Josh Thomson and Michael Chandler has been cancelled. read news >>

Kimbo Slice Negotiates Steroid Settlement for Failed Drug Test in Texas

  • 27 days ago
  • 22 views

Kimbo Slice and his camp negotiated a lesser punishment with Texas for his Bellator 149 drug test that revealed steroids in his system. read news >>

Bellator Signs Three-Time All-American Wrestler Jarod Trice

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

Bellator MMA is proud to announce the signing of three-time All American wrestling prospect Jarod Trice to an exclusive, multi-fight contract. read news >>

Bellator's Jordan Parsons Has Full Leg Amputated After Hit-and-Run Collision

  • 26 days ago
  • 38 views

Jordan Parsons, 25, a fighter competing in Bellator MMA's featherweight division, has lost his entire right leg after falling victim to a hit-and-run vehicle collision early Sunday morning in Florida read news >>

Bellator Fighter Jordan Parsons, 25, Dies Following Hit-and-Run Incident

  • 25 days ago
  • 73 views

Bellator featherweight fighter Jordan Parsons, a victim of a hit-and-run incident on Sunday, passed away on Wednesday. read news >>

Jordan Parsons, Bellator Fighter, Dies at Age 25

  • 25 days ago
  • 13 views

Bellator fighter Jordan Parsons has died at the age of 25, three days after he was the victim of a hit-and-run accident in Florida. Bellator President Scott Coker confirmed Parsons' death Wednesday i read news >>

Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo Fight Card Complete with Two New Main Card Bouts

  • 24 days ago
  • 8 views

The Bellator 154: Davis vs. King Mo fight card has been finalized with the addition of two new main card bouts. read news >>