“Fight Master” Finals Set For November 2nd as Joe “Diesel” Riggs Meets Mike “The Greek” Bronzoulis
On Spike TV Pay-Per-View Prelims
Newport Beach, CA. (September 20th, 2013) – Often times, patience can be a virtue. After originally scheduled to meet on September 7th, the “Fight Master” Finals will now be featured on the Spike TV pay-per-view prelims as veterans Joe “Diesel” Riggs and Mike “The Greek” Bronzoulis meet to determine who is the first Bellator Fight Master. The fight will now join a card that features Featherweight Champion Pat Curran defending his title against Daniel Straus, King Mo vs. Emanuel Newton for the Interim Light Heavyweight Title, the rematch of 2011’s fight of the year between Michael Chandler and Eddie Alvarez for the Lightweight World Title, as well as the main event of the evening, Rampage Jackson vs. Tito Ortiz.
“Rampage vs. Tito” will be held at Southern California’s Long Beach Arena on Saturday, November 2nd, with tickets on sale now. Tickets can be purchased on Bellator.com, Ticketmaster.com, as well as at The Long Beach Arena Box Office.
Riggs was guided to the finals by world-renowned trainer Greg Jackson, while Bronzoulis choose Xtreme Couture and was under the tutelage of former Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight Champion Randy Couture. An eye injury to Riggs delayed the original fight date of September 7th, but with both fighters now healthy, the two will meet for the Fight Master $100,000 prize and a spot in the next Bellator Welterweight Tournament.
Five fights have now been confirmed for Bellator’s November 2nd Pay-Per-View:
Pay-Per-View Main Card
Light Heavyweight Feature Fight: Rampage Jackson (32-11) vs. Tito Ortiz (16-11-1)
Lightweight Title Fight: Michael Chandler (12-0) vs. Eddie Alvarez (24-3)
Light Heavyweight Interim Title Fight: King Mo Lawal (11-2) vs. Emanuel Newton (21-7-1)
Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (19-4) vs. Daniel Straus (21-4)
Spike TV Preliminary Fights
Fight Master Welterweight Finals: Joe Riggs (39-14) vs. Mike Bronzoulis (15-5)
For more information, visit Bellator.com, follow Bellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA, follow Bellator Chairman & CEO Bjorn Rebney @BjornRebney and check out Bellator on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BellatorMMA
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