Bellator 136 Receives Will Brooks-Dave Jansen, Joe Schilling-Rafael Carvalho
By FCF Staff
Bellator has confirmed the headliner and c0-main event for its April 11th card,which will be hosted by the Brens Event Center in Irvine, California.
In the main event, lightweight champion Will Brooks will battle former tourney winner, Dave Jansen, and in the co-headliner, Joe Schilling will take on middleweight Rafael Carvalho.
“I’m really looking forward to this one,” Bellator President Scott Coker said in a press release from the promotion. “Brooks and Schilling were two huge components to our successful show last November, and I wanted to get them another fight as quickly as possible.” With Will Brooks, you’ve got a phenomenal athlete with a tremendous personality. He is someone who brings it each and every time he gets in the cage. Joe Schilling is one of those incredible strikers who just has danger written all over him. I think our team has really done a great job in finding both of these guys extremely tough opponents in Jansen and Carvalho respectively, and I’m happy that I’ll have one of the best seats in the house..
Brooks (15-1) is coming off a stoppage win over former champ, Michael Chandler in November, and has won six straight. Jansen (20-2) recently returned from a serious knee injury in October, and scored a decision win over Rick Hawn.
Schilling (2-3) made his Bellator debut in November and knocked Melvin Manhoef out in the second round. The renowned kickboxer is set to fight Robert Thomas this Friday at GLORY 19.
Carvalho (10-1) took out Brian Rogers in his last outing and has won ten straight fights.
The main card for Bellator 136 will be broadcast on SPIKE.