Bellator 137: Jesse Juarez vs. Ricky Rainey Among Several New Additions
By FCF Staff
Bellator has announced several more bouts for its May 15th card in Temecula, California, including a welterweight scrap between Jesse Juarez and Ricky Rainey.
Suarez (22-9) is coming off a decision win over Ron Keslar in September, after he was decisioned by Adam McDonough last March. The vet is 4-1 in his last 5 fights.
Rainey (10-3), meanwhile, stopped Johnny Cisnero in his last outing, which took place at Bellator 127 in October. Prior to that he was TKO’d by Michael Page. Rainey is 3-2 in his last 5 bouts.
Other fights that have been announced for Bellator 137 include bantamweights Joe Taimanglo (20-6-1) vs. Antonio Duarte (18-5) and featherweight Jordan Parsons (10-1) vs. Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (30-0).
Here is the updated line-up for the card, which will be hosted by the Pechanga Resort and Casino.
Main Card (9 p.m. ET)
Bellator Middleweight Title Fight: Champ Brandon Halsey (8-0) vs. Kendall Grove (21-14)
Bellator Featured Bantamweight Fight: Eduardo Dantas (16-4) vs. Mike Richman (18-5)
Bellator Featured Light Heavyweight Fight: Virgil Zwicker (13-4-1) vs. Razak Al-Hassan (12-4)
Bellator Featured Welterweight Fight: Fernando Gonzalez (23-13) vs. Curtis Millender (7-1)
Preliminary Card (7 p.m. ET)
Bellator Welterweight Prelim Fight: Jesse Juarez (22-9) vs. Ricky Rainey (10-3)
Bellator Bantamweight Prelim Fight: Joe Taimanglo (20-6-1) vs. Antonio Duarte (18-5)
Bellator Featherweight Prelim Fight: Jordan Parsons (10-1) vs. Julio Cesar Neves Jr. (30-0)