Bellator Announces First Quarter Fight Schedule As Four Title Fights Will Be Featured In January, February & March
Pitbull vs. Straus, Daley vs. Lima, Newton vs. McGeary and Warren vs. Galvao All Featured
Newport Beach, Calif. (November 15, 2014) – Bellator is primed to kick off 2015 with a bang as the promotion has announced the first three events of 2015. Bellator 132 will take place on January 16 from Southern California’s Pechanga Resort and Casino and will be headlined by Patricio Pitbull, who defends his Bellator Featherweight World Title against Daniel Straus.
Bellator 133 will take place on February 27 from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut as the night will feature a full “British Invasion” as Bellator Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima puts his title on the line against Paul Daley, while Emanuel Newton will defend his strap against rising light heavyweight star Liam McGeary. Bobby Lashley will face his toughest test to date in the Bellator cage when he meets “The Colossus” James Thompson, while Sokoudjou will battle England’s own Linton Vassell in a light heavyweight affair.
Bellator 134 will emanate from Oklahoma’s Winstar World Casino and Resort and feature the return of “The Baddest Man On The Planet” as Joe Warren battles Marcos Galvao for the Bellator Bantamweight Title.
Tickets for all three events are on sale now and can be purchased on Bellator.com
More information on each fight card will be made available in the coming weeks.
Bellator 132: Friday, January 16, Pechanga Resort and Casino, Temecula, California
Bellator Featherweight Title Fight: Patricio Pitbull (22-2) vs. Daniel Straus (23-5)
Bellator 133: Friday, February 27, Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Bellator Welterweight Title Fight: Douglas Lima (26-5) vs. Paul Daley (35-13)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Emanuel Newton (25-7) vs. Liam McGeary (9-0)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Sokoudjou (16-12) vs. Linton Vassell (14-4)
Bellator Heavyweight Feature Fight: Bobby Lashley (12-2) vs. James Thompson (20-14)
Bellator 134: Friday, March 27, Winstar World Casino and Resort, Thackerville, Oklahoma
Bellator Bantamweight Title Fight: Joe Warren (12-3) vs. Marcos Galvao (16-6)
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