Bellator Announces Kongo-Queiroz Added to Nov. 2nd PPV
By FCF Staff
Bellator may have put the finishing touches on its upcoming November 2nd event, as the promotion’s announced that the heavyweight tourney final between Cheick Kongo and Vinicius “Spartan” Querioz will take place on the pay-per-view card. “Rampage vs. Tito” will be hosted by the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, and will feature “Rampage” Jackson taking on Tito Ortiz in the main event.
Kongo (19-8-2) is coming off a successful Bellator debut, as the UFC vet took out Mark Godbeer with a series of strikes on October 4th, and advanced to the heavyweight tourney final.
“I want to fight the best in Bellator so I can be the best,” Kongo said in a press release from the promotion. “When I try to do things as a competitor, I want to be the best. I messed up before because I wasn’t focused like I’ve been from the beginning. But, now … I will be the best. It’s my time. I came to Bellator for the opportunity to show the best Cheick Kongo. And that’s it.”
Queiroz (7-3) also fought at Bellator 102 and quickly stopped former Octagon competitor Lavar Johnson, to rebound from the TKO loss he suffered versus champion Alexander Volkov last November.
“Winning a Bellator tournament today is very difficult and actually achieving victory has tremendous value,” “Spartan” said. “I prefer it to be difficult and I know Cheick is going to be very tough–that is a motivating factor for me and my team.”
Here is the updated line-up for Bellator’s November 2nd card.
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Rampage Jackson (32-11) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-0) vs. Eddie Alvarez (24-3)
Light Heavyweight Interim Title Fight: King Mo Lawal (11-2) vs. Emanuel Newton (21-7-1)
Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (19-4) vs. Daniel Straus (21-4)
Heavyweight Tournament Finals: Cheick Kongo (19-8) vs. Vinicius Spartan (7-3)
Spike TV Preliminary Fights
Fight Master Welterweight Finals: Joe Riggs (39-14) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (15-5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Terry Etim (15-5) vs. Patrick Cenoble (9-2)
Spike.com Preliminary Fights
Welterweight Feature Fight: Joe Williams (10-3) vs. Jesse Juarez (20-8)
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Brandon Halsey (4-0) vs. Hector Ramirez (9-5-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Guymon (14-6-1) vs. Aaron Miller (14-8)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Joe Camacho (13-18-3) vs. Cleber Luciano (8-5)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Darren Smith (4-3) vs. Josh Smith (8-5)