Bellator 146: Hisaki Kato to Face Melvin Manhoef in Headliner
By FCF Staff
Bellator has announced that it is headed to Thackerville, Oklahoma for a November 20th card, and that Hisaki Kato will take on Melvin Manhoef in the main event.
Kato (5-1) is coming off a highlight reel, knockout win over noted striker Joe Schilling in June. The bout marked the Japanese fighter’s Bellator debut.
Manhoef (29-12-1) was KO’d by Alexander Shlemenko in his last outing; however, after the former middleweight champ failed his post-fight drug test the result was overturned. Prior to that the Dutch fighter was knocked out by Schilling.
No other bouts have been confirmed yet for Bellator 146, which will be hosted by the WinStar World Casino. The main card will be broadcast on Spike.