Main vs. Martinez, Barbosa vs. McCray Among Bellator 65 Confirmations
By FCF Staff
Bellator Fighting Championships has confirmed several bouts for the promotion’s preliminary card this Friday in Atlantic City, including a featherweight fight between TUF 12 vet Andy Main and Will Martinez, and a welterweight bout between TUF 11 vet Kris McCray and Ailton Barbosa.
Main (5-1) is coming off a no contest result against Felipe Arantes last April, after submitting Bobby Reardanz in January, 2011, with a second round armbar.
Martinez (3-2) has won back-to-back bouts after losing to Alexandre Bezzera in May, 2010.
Barbosa (10-3), who is a recent Bellator open tryout winner, is looking to rebound from a unanimous decision loss he suffered versus Valdir Araujo in November.
McCray (7-3) has scored wins over Kevin Nowaczyk and Gemiyale Adkins, since he lost by split decision to John Hathaway at UFC Fight Night 24 last March.
Some of the other fights that have been confirmed include lightweight E.J. Brooks (5-0) vs. Mikhail Malyutin (21-9), Plinio Cruz (5-4) vs. middleweight Duane Bastress (4-1), featherweight Lester Caslow (7-6) vs. Scott “The Animal” Heckman (9-3), and Kenny Foster (9-6) vs. featherweight Jay Haas (10-8).
Bellator 65 will be headlined by a bantamweight bout between champion Zach Makovsky and challenger Eduardo Dantas.
The card will be hosted by Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and the main card will be broadcast live on MTV 2.
The preliminary bouts will be streamed live on Spike.com