Bellator Confirms Line-Up For Summer Series Heavyweight Tournament
Bellator has announced the competitors for the promotion’s upcoming, heavyweight “summer series” tournament, which will get underway on June 19th. Due to time commitments, all tournaments that are held this summer will only feature a semifinals and finals round.
In one semifinal tilt, Vinicius Queiroz will take on Richard Hale, while in the other semi the undefeated Vitaly Minakov will battle Ron Sparks.
“I want everyone to know that I’m not here just to ‘take part’ in a Bellator Tournament, but to win it all and become a Bellator Champion,” the Russian Minakov was quoted saying in a press release from the tournament.
The June 19th event will also feature lightweight champion Michael Chandler taking on Dave Jansen as well as the semifinals for the promotion’s next light-heavyweight tourney.
Here is the official line-up for the card which will be broadcast on SPIKE.
Bellator MMA Main Card:
Bellator Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (11-0) vs. Dave Jansen (19-2)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament: King Mo Lawal (9-2) vs. Seth Petruzelli (14-7)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament: Renato “Babalu” Sobral (37-10) vs. Jacob Noe (11-2)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament: Vinicius “Spartan” Queiroz (6-3) vs. Rich Hale (21-5)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament: Vitaly Minakov (10-0) vs. Ron Sparks (8-1)
Welterweight Feature Fight: War Machine (12-4) vs. Blas Avena (8-6)
Bellator MMA Preliminary Card:
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Brandon Halsey (3-0) vs. Mike Brown (3-1)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Justin McNally (1-1) vs. Steven Artoff (5-1)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Keith Miner (5-4) vs. Damon Jackson (4-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Mike Maldonado (4-0) vs. Jason Sampson (10-1)
Catchweight Feature Fight: Brandon Girtz (8-2) vs. TBA (0-0)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Keith Berry (14-10) vs. Cortez Coleman (9-3)
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