Newport Beach, Calif. (April 29, 2014) – The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator MMA will take place Thursday at 5:00 p.m. EST from The Social at Revel Casino & Hotel (500 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ 08401). Bellator MMA will take place from Revel on Friday, May 2nd with the first fight taking place at 6:30 p.m. EST and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 9 p.m. EST and will air LIVE on Spike TV.
As always the weigh-in is open to both the public and media. MAIN CARD: Bellator Bantamweight Interim World Title Fight: Rafael Silva (21-3) vs. Joe Warren (10-3) Bellator Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Andrey Koreshkov (15-1) vs. Sam Oropeza (11-2) Bellator Light Heavyweight Opening Round: Mike Mucitelli (6-0) vs. Liam McGeary (6-0) Bantamweight Feature Fight: Thomas Vasquez (7-0) vs. Marcos Galvao (15-6-1)
PRELIMINARY CARD: Welterweight Feature Fight: Gemiyale Adkins (8-6) vs. Dante Rivera (15-7) Middleweight Feature Fight: Jesus Martinez (8-5) vs. Ryan Contaldi (7-7) Middleweight Feature Fight: Tim Woods (6-4) vs. Eugene Fadiora (13-1) Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Pingitore (4-1-1) vs. Darrion Caldwell (4-0) Catchweight Feature Fight (151 lbs): Julian Lane (6-3-1) vs. Anthony Morrison (18-10) Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Bannon (5-1) vs. Sidney Outlaw (2-0) Featherweight Feature Fight: Amran Aliyev (3-2) vs. Kevin Roddy (13-15-1)
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at BellatorMMA">www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA
About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 140 countries, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 175 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top mixed martial artists. Bellator’s founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator’s core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.
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