Bellator Hosts Live Weigh-Ins Thursday, April 10th at 5:00 p.m. from Pechanga Resort and Casino
Newport Beach, Calif. (April 8, 2014) – The weigh-in and pre-fight press conference for Bellator MMA will take place Thursday at 5 p.m. PST from Cabaret Theater inside Pechanga Resort & Casino (45000 Pechanga Parkway. Temecula, CA 92592). Bellator MMA will take place from Pechanga Resort & Casino on Friday, April 11th with the first fight taking place at 4 p.m. PST and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 6 p.m. PST and will air LIVE on Spike TV.
All participants from Friday night’s event will be on hand, as well as Bellator CEO & Chairman Bjorn Rebney.
As always the weigh-in is open to both the public and media. MAIN CARD: Bellator Heavyweight Semifinal: Blagoi Ivanov (10-0) vs. Lavar Johnson (18-8) Bellator Welterweight Semifinal: Nathan Coy (14-4) vs. Adam McDonough (10-0) Bellator Heavyweight Semifinal: Mighty Mo (6-2) vs. Alexander Volkov (19-4) Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Joey Beltran (14-10) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (27-7)
PRELIMINARY CARD: Bellator Middleweight Semifinal: Joe Pacheco (7-1) vs. Brandon Halsey (5-0) Welterweight Feature Fight: Ricky Rainey (6-2) vs. Andy Murad (6-1) Bantamweight Feature Fight: Joe Taimanglo (19-5-1) vs. Rob Emerson (15-10) Welterweight Feature Fight: Ron Keslar (11-5) vs. Karo Parisyan (22-10) Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Philipe Lins (7-1) vs. Travis Clark (7-2) Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Carlos Eduardo (11-2) vs. Rodney Wallace (19-8) Middleweight Feature Fight: Dave Vitkay (13-12-1) vs. Keith Berry (15-12) Lightweight Feature Fight: Josh Smith (9-6) vs. Poppies Martinez (28-9) Featherweight Feature Fight: Brandon Bender (11-1) vs. Mario Navarro (4-3)
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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.