Bellator MMA has brought another former UFC fighter on board. On Friday, the promotion announced bantamweight Nam Phan (pictured) will make his Bellator debut against Mike Richman on November 15.
As customary with all MMA deals, terms of Pham’s contract were not disclosed.
Bellator 131 goes down inside Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The show features a grudge match between UFC Hall of Famers Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar.
Pham was quietly released from the UFC after dropping his third straight scrap in March. “The Ultimate Fighter 12” contestant has since won both of his bouts in smaller promotions to earn his way into Bellator.
Richman, meanwhile, has won six of his last 10 fights under Bellator’s banner. “The Marine” is looking to build off September’s KO victory over Ed West.
Here is the show’s current lineup:
(Spike TV 9PM ET/PT)
Nam Phan vs. Mike Richman
Melvin Manhoef vs. Joe Schilling
Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Tom DeBlass
Michael Chandler vs. Will Brooks (Bellator interim lightweight champion) (for vacant Bellator lightweight title)
Stephan Bonnar vs. Tito Ortiz