Bellator 116: Brandon Halsey-Joe Pacheco Bout Moved Into Middleweight Tourney
By FCF Staff
Bellator has announced that this Friday’s reserve bout between Brandon Halsey and Joe Pacheco has been changed to a middleweight semifinal match-up.
The move comes not long after Jeremy Kimball failed to make weight for his semifinal bout with Dan Cramer last week.
Bellator 116 will be hosted by the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California, and will feature a heavyweight semifinal between Lavar Johnson and Blagoi Ivanov in the main event.
Here is the updated line-up for Friday’s event. The main card will be broadcast on SPIKE.
Bellator Heavyweight Semifinal: Blagoi Ivanov (10-0) vs. Lavar Johnson (18-8)
Bellator Welterweight Semifinal: Nathan Coy (14-4) vs. Adam McDonough (10-0)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Joey Beltran (14-10) vs. Vladimir Matyushenko (27-7)
Bellator Heavyweight Semifinal: Mighty Mo (6-2) vs. Alexander Volkov (19-4)
Bellator Middleweight Semifinal: Joe Pacheco (7-1) vs. Brandon Halsey (5-0)
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)
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: Carlos Eduardo (11-2) vs. Rodney Wallace (19-8)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Philipe Lins (7-1) vs. Travis Clark (7-2)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Ricky Rainey (6-2) vs. Andy Murad (6-1)