There might not be any Octagon action going on this weekend, but there will be some scrappin’ inside the circular cage in Florida. “Bellator MMA: Awad vs. Rickel” takes place Thursday inside Sun Dome in Tampa.
A pair of tournament finals headline the fight card. Emanuel Newton and Mikhail Zayats meet in the light heavyweight finals, while David Rickels and Saad Awad collide in the lightweight finale.
The winners of their respective tourneys pocket a $100,000 paycheck and next crack at their division’s title.
Spike.com streams the prelims live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT. Spike TV broadcasts the showcase bouts at 10PM ET/PT.
Here is the show’s official agenda:
(Spike.com 8PM ET/5PM PT)
Julien Williams vs. Kenny Moss
Jessica Aguilar vs. Patricia Vidonic
Rob Horton vs. Augusto Sakai
Joe Taimanglo vs. Shah Bobonis
Bruno Carvalho vs. Edson Berto
Patrick Cenoble vs. Tony Fryklund
Felice Herrig vs. Heather Clark
Ivan Devalle vs. Rory Shallcross
(Spike TV 10PM ET/PT)
Rodrigo Lima vs. Ronnie Mann
Luis Melo vs. Trey Houston
Emanuel Newton vs. Mikhail Zayats (Light Heavyweight Tournament Finals)
David Rickels vs. Saad Awad (Lightweight Tournament Finals)