California’s Visalia Convention Center welcomes Bellator MMA’s Toughest Tournament In Sports on Friday, October 4th, 2013. The night will feature the start of the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament, the highly anticipated Bellator Middleweight Semifinals, as well as a stacked preliminary card of California’s best talent.
Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.visaliatix.com or by visiting the Visalia Convention Center Box Office. The event will broadcast live starting at 6 p.m. PST on Spike, as well as in Spanish language on mun2.
The night will be headlined by the debut of French heavyweight Cheick Kongo as he battles Mark Godbeer in the Heavyweight Semifinals. A bantamweight finals fight between Rafael Silva and Anthony Leone will also be featured, along with the semifinal rounds of the Season 9 Bellator Middleweight Tournament. After suffering an injury in the opening around, semifinalist Perry Filkins has been replaced by “The Juggernaut” Joe Pacheco.
Visalia’s own Kenny Ento will fight in front of his home crowd and face England’s Michael Page in an explosive battle. Page remains undefeated after beating Ryan Sanders within 10 seconds into the first round of his Bellator Debut in March. Bryan Travers will be making his Bellator debut after appearing on the first season of Bellator’s “Fight Master”. Ten of California’s top-athletes will fight on the preliminary card and all of the preliminary fights can be viewed live and free on Spike.com beginning at 4:30 p.m. PST.
The full fight card is listed below.
MAIN CARD: Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Mark Godbeer (8-1) vs. Cheick Kongo (18-8-2)
Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Vinicius Spartan (6-3) vs. Lavar Johnson (17-7)
Bellator Bantamweight Tournament Final: Rafael Silva (20-3) vs. Anthony Leone (13-5) Bellator Middleweight Semifinal: Brennan Ward (7-1) vs. Joe Pacheco (6-0) Bellator Middleweight Semifinal: Mikkel Parlo (10-1) vs. Jason Butcher (7-0)
PRELIMINARY CARD Lightweight Feature Fight: Cain Carrizosa (3-0) vs. Juan Quesada (2-1) Lightweight Feature Fight: Jonny Carson (11-6) vs. Bryan Travers (14-3) Lightweight Feature Fight: Poppies Martinez (26-8) vs. Brandon Girtz (8-3) Heavyweight Feature Fight: Javy Ayala (5-3) vs. Thiago Santos (11-2) Featherweight Feature Fight: Isaac De Jesus (9-5-1) vs. Scott Cleve (13-3) Welterweight Feature Fight: Kenny Ento (13-12) vs. Michael Page (5-0) Heavyweight Feature Fight: William Richey (10-1) vs. Brandon Cash (7-3)