Line-Up Set for Bellator 97, Prospects Brooks, Jenkins Scheduled for Fights
By FCF Staff
Bellator has announced the final line-up for the promotion’s July 31st card in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which will feature lightweight champion Michael Chandler taking on David Rickels, and welterweight champ Ben Askren fighting Andrey Korseshkov.
The card, which will be broadcast on SPIKE, will also feature the latest light-heavyweight and heavyweight tournament finals. At 205 pounds, “King Mo” Lawal will battle Jacob Noe, and at heavyweight, Ryan Martinez will fight Vitaly Minakov.
The promotion has also announced the remaining line-up, which will feature prospects Will Brooks and Bubba Jenkins, who will fight Chris Leyva and Mike Barreras respectively.
Here is the line-up for Bellator 97.
Bellator Lightweight World Title Fight: Michael Chandler (11-0) vs. David Rickels (14-1)
Bellator Welterweight World Title Fight: Ben Askren (11-0) vs. Andrey Koreschkov (13-0)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament Final: “King Mo” Lawal (10-2) vs. Jacob Noe (12-2)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final: Ryan Martinez (10-2) vs. Vitaly Minakov (11-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Rob Emerson (12-10) vs. Patricio Pitbull (17-2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Cris Leyva (9-5) vs. Will Brooks (9-1)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinals: Rafael Silva (19-3) vs. Rodrigo Lima (11-1)
Bantamweight Tournament Semifinals: Anthony Leone (12-5) vs. Frank Baca (16-2)
Lightweight Feature Fight: Mike Barreras (5-6) vs. Bubba Jenkins (3-0)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Javier Palacios (1-0) vs. Richard Jacques (1-0)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Jeremy Kimball (9-3) vs. Keith Berry (15-10)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Adrian Cruz (4-0) vs. Felipe Chavez (5-3)
Bantamweight Feature Fight: Steve Garcia (1-0) vs. Shawn Bunch (1-0)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Cliff Wright Jr. (7-4) vs. Donald Sanchez (28-13)