Canton, Ohio Confirmed for Bellator 51, Opening Round Bantamweight Tourney
By FCF Staff
Bellator officials announced today that the promotion will head to Canton, Ohio, to host the opening round of its upcoming, Season Five, bantamweight tourney. The September 24th, Bellator 51 card will take place at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and will be broadcast live on MTV 2.
The competition will feature featherweight champion Joe Warren (7-1) (pictured), who is dropping down to bantamweight, and will face the undefeated Alexis Villa (9-0) in the opening round.
Other tourney bouts scheduled for Bellator 51 include Eduardo Dantas (10-2) vs. Wilson Reis (12-3), Luiz Nogueira (11-1) vs. Ed West (16-5), and Marcos Galvao (9-4-1) vs. Chase Beebe (18-7).
All four match-ups will be featured on the night’s televised card.
Preliminary bouts will be put together by regional promotion, The North American Allied Fight Series.
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