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Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019

Bellator 219: Full Fight Card Announced

Saad Awad (photo via Bellator)

By Press Release

The full slate of bouts for Bellator’s return to Pechanga Resort Casino in Temecula, Calif. this Friday, March 29 is now complete with a stacked four-fight main card and a total of 11 undercard bouts.

Main card action begins Friday at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on Paramount Network, and simulcast on DAZN, featuring a 155-pound main event between Southern California’s own Saad Awad (23-10) and exciting striker Brandon Girtz (15-8). Rounding out the stacked main card is a lightweight matchup that sees former Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus (24-8, 1 NC) return to action following a severe motorcycle accident against U.S. Marine Corps veteran Shane Kruchten (12-4), the always-exciting former champ Andrey Koreshkov (21-3) in a welterweight contest against short-notice opponent Mike Jasper (13-4) and an intriguing middleweight MMA battle between world-renowned kickboxer Joe Schilling (3-5) and Strikeforce veteran Keith Berry (15-14-1, 1 NC).

The preliminary card for Bellator 219: Awad vs. Girtz begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on the Bellator Mobile App and will feature several rising prospects, as the undefeated Joey Davis (4-0) returns against Marcus Anthony (1-0) in welterweight action and 7-0 amateur Dalton Rosta makes his professional debut against Cody Vidal (1-1).

Immediately following the main event, the Bellator 219 post-lims will also stream on the Bellator Mobile App, highlighted by a matchup between bantamweight contenders Shawn Bunch (8-3) and Dominic Mazzotta (14-2), a welterweight bout between the king of walkouts David Rickels (20-5, 2 NC) and heavy-handed A.J. Matthews (9-8), a women’s featherweight fight between Janay Harding (4-3) and newly signed sambo champion Marina Mokhnatkina (4-1) and undefeated Brazilian prospect Weber Almeida (2-0) taking on Johnny Soto in his pro debut.

Bellator 219: Awad vs. Girtz will be broadcast Friday, March 29 on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT and will stream LIVE on DAZN. Preliminary and post-lim action will stream on Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App.

Complete Bellator 219: Awad vs. Girtz Main Card:

Lightweight Main Event: Saad Awad (23-10) vs. Brandon Girtz (15-8)

Lightweight Co-Main Event: Daniel Straus (24-8, 1 NC) vs. Shane Kruchten (12-4)

Welterweight Main Card Bout: Andrey Koreshkov (21-3) vs. Mike Jasper (13-4)

Middleweight Main Card Bout: Joe Schilling (3-5) vs. Keith Berry (15-14-1, 1 NC)

Preliminary Card:

Welterweight Preliminary Bout: Joey Davis (4-0) vs. Marcus Anthony (1-0)

Light Heavyweight Preliminary Bout: Dalton Rosta (Pro Debut) vs. Cody Vidal (1-1)

Post-lim Card:

Bantamweight Undercard Bout: Shawn Bunch (8-3) vs. Dominic Mazzotta (14-2)

Welterweight Undercard Bout: David Rickels (20-5, 2 NC) vs. A.J. Matthews (9-8)

Women’s Featherweight Undercard Bout: Janay Harding (4-3) vs. Marina Mokhnatkina (4-1)

140-lb. Catchweight Undercard Bout: Weber Almeida (2-0) vs. Johnny Soto (Pro Debut)

Lightweight Undercard Bout: Joshua Jones (8-3) vs. Darren Smith Jr. (15-10)

Welterweight Undercard Bout: Johnny Cisneros (12-6) vs. John Mercurio (8-8)

Bantamweight Undercard Bout: Rickey Furar (3-1) vs. Roman Puga (1-0)

165-lb. Catchweight Undercard Bout: David Pacheco (1-0) vs. Kelvin Gentapanan (Pro Debut)

Lightweight Undercard Bout: Sunni Imhotep (Pro Debut) vs. Eugene Correa (0-1)


posted by FCF Staff @ 7:12 pm
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