MENU
#Conor McGregor #UFC 216 #GSP #Tony Ferguson #Fight Night Rotterdam #Nate Diaz #Darren Till #Kevin Lee #Nick Diaz #Michael Bisping #Donald Cerrone #Anderson Silva #Cormier vs. Jones 2



Bellator Fighting Championships will debut on Spike TV with a pair of title fights, as Michael Chandler defends his lightweight championship against Rick Hawn in the Bellator 85 main event.

Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney announced the news during a Tuesday conference call, also revealing that the Jan. 17 main card will open with a featherweight title bout pitting reigning champion Pat Curran against Season 4 winner Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. The show takes place at UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine, Calif., and the evening’s two-hour main draw airs live at 10 p.m. ET following Impact Wrestling.

A welterweight tournament showdown between War Machine and Paul Daley was initially voted for by fans to open the show, but an injury to War Machine has delayed that booking. In addition to the bouts at the top and bottom of the card, Bellator 85 will also see UFC veteran Renato “Babalu” Sobral make his promotional debut in a tournament bout alongside Seth Petruzelli and Jason Lambert, and Season 8 will feature tournaments in five weight categories ranging from featherweight to light heavyweight.

Previously, Bellator aired Friday nights on Viacom sister network MTV2, but Thursday night will now be the promotion’s home moving forward on Spike TV. The organization had initially reserved a Jan. 10 date in Atlantic City to kick off its eighth season, but that plan was ultimately scrapped.

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

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Frustrated Benson Henderson after Bellator 183 loss: 'I need to stop having close fights'

  • 25 days ago
  • 56 views

Benson Henderson is tired of leaving fights in the hands of the judges. He wants to change that after losing in Bellator 183 main event.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Why you should really pay attention to Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 183

  • 28 days ago
  • 10 views

There are certain fights that bring out your inner-fan, and Paul Daley vs. Lorenz Larkin at Bellator 183 is one of them. Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Bellator 184's Steve Kozola ready for big fights – but needs the big money, too

  • 12 days ago
  • 7 views

Bellator 184’s Steve Kozola is ready to break into the elite tier of the Bellator lightweight division.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Bellator 183 and Bellator Kickboxing 7 weigh-in results: Henderson (155.9), Freire (156) lead 20 total fights

  • 26 days ago
  • 30 views

SAN JOSE, Calif. – MMAjunkie was on scene and reporting live from today’s combined Bellator 183 and Bellator Kickboxing 7 official fighter weigh-ins.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>

Fedor Emelianenko fans are out in force at Bellator 183 – and they even wore sweaters

  • 25 days ago
  • 20 views

A pair of Fedor Emelianenko fans arrived to Bellator 183 in his “Glorious Sweater of Absolute Victory.”Filed under: Bellator, Blue Corner, Featured Videos, News read news >>

What Is Benson Henderson's Legacy After Bellator 183?

  • 25 days ago
  • 5 views

The Bellator career of Benson Henderson has been turbulent. He's enjoyed two title fights in two separate weight classes since jumping ship from the UFC in early 2016, but he lost them both. After hi read news >>

Fight Tracks: The walkout songs of Bellator 183, with an always-welcome nod to 'The Karate Kid'

  • 25 days ago
  • 21 views

See what the fighters of Saturday’s Bellator 183 event in San Jose, Calif., went with as their backing tracks.Filed under: Bellator, Blue Corner, News read news >>

'Bellator Kickboxing 7: Ross vs. Lomurno' live results

  • 25 days ago
  • 31 views

Bellator is hosting a doubleheader event in San Jose, Calif., with Bellator Kickboxing 7 going down following MMA action at Bellator 183.Filed under: Bellator, Blue Corner, News read news >>

Bellator 183 results: Goiti Yamauchi hands Adam Piccolotti 1st loss with record submission

  • 25 days ago
  • 20 views

Goiti Yamauchi’s decision to move up to the Bellator lightweight division continued to pay off on Friday when he submitted Adam Piccolotti in the first round at Bellator 183.Filed under: Bellator, Ne read news >>

Bellator 183 results: Aaron Pico destroys Justin Linn with 1-punch knockout

  • 25 days ago
  • 29 views

Aaron Pico’s second Bellator fight went much better than his first.Filed under: Bellator, News read news >>