Bellator: Richman-Stepanyan Added to Nov. 2nd Line-Up
By FCF Staff
Bellator has added another bout to its November 2nd “Rampage vs. Tito” event, as the promotion has announced that Mike Richman will fight Akop Stepanyan. The featherweight fight will be part of the card’s preliminary line-up that will be broadcast live on SPIKE TV.
Richman (15-3) advanced to the finals of Bellator’s featherweight tourney this past spring, but lost by unanimous decision to Magomedrasul Khasbulaev. “The Marine” is 4-2 in Bellator action.
“I’m really honored to be part of Bellator’s first PPV,” Richman said. “It really means a lot to me to be featured on this card. I always look to put on exciting fights, but I feel like I have a duty to Bellator and myself to really put on a show to get people excited to buy this PPV and see an amazing night of fights. Akop is a tough guy and fought some solid talent, but I’ll be collecting another victory on November 2nd.”
Stepanyan (13-6) is coming off a submission loss to Justin Wilcox in the opening round of Bellator’s current featherweight tourney, which saw the latter come from behind to secure the win. The noted striker has gone 1-3 in Bellator to date.
Here is the updated line-up for the November 2nd card, which will be hosted by the Long Beach Convention Center.
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)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Mike Richman (15-3) vs. Akop Stepanyan (13-6)
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)