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.
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