Bellator 122: Phil Baroni vs. Karo Parisyan Among Latest Additions
By FCF Staff
Bellator has announced the final line-up for the promotion’s July 25th card in Temecula, California, which will include a welterweight bout between Karo Parisyan and Phil Baroni.
Parisyan (23-10) is coming off a stoppage win over Ron Keslar at Bellator 116 in April, while Baroni (15-17) hasn’t fought since last May, when he was TKO’d by Nobutatsu Suzuki at ONE FC 9.
“I’m so pumped to be back with Bellator, they have treated me great here and I’m proud to be back in the cage,” Parisyan said in a press release from the promotion. “This is going to be a fun one. I’ve known Phil for a long time, we have a strong friendship, but this is business, and an absolutely huge fight for both of us. Everyone knows the only chance Phil has is to try and knock me out, but I know I bring more to the table. It’s going to be your standard standup guy vs. a judo guy, but you never know what can happen. I’m not under estimating Phil, and we both know how important of a fight is for both of us. Our futures are on the line here, and I’m taking this incredibly seriously.”
Bellator 122 will also feature a welterweight tourney final between Andrey Koreshkov and Adam McDonough, and a middleweight final between Brett Cooper and Brandon Halsey.
Here is the complete line-up for the card, which will be broadcast on SPIKE.
Bellator Welterweight Tournament Final: Adam McDonough (11-0) vs. Andrey Koreshkov (16-1)
Bellator Middleweight Tournament Final: Brandon Halsey (6-0) vs. Brett Cooper (20-9)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Phil Baroni (15-17) vs. Karo Parisyan (23-10)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Liam McGeary (7-0) vs. Egidijus Valavicius (27-10)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Kelly Anundson (8-2) vs. Philipe Lins (9-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Poppies Martinez (26-9) vs. Bubba Jenkins (6-1)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Fernando Gonzalez (20-12) vs. Karl Amoussou (17-6-2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Joe Duarte (10-3) vs. Saad Awad (15-6)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Dmitriy Sosnovskiy (8-0) vs. Manny Lara (4-4)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Stephen Martinez (10-2) vs. Sergio Rios (6-0)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Linton Vassell (13-3) vs. Virgil Zwicker (12-3)
Heavyweight Feature Fight: Augusto Sakai (6-0) vs. Matt Frembling (9-2)