West Valley, Utah. (February 20, 2013) —The Bellator MMA weigh-ins have been completed with all fighters making weight in preparation for Bellator MMA’s February 21st event, which features a Featherweight Tournament Championship fight between Rad Martinez and Shahbulat Shamhalaev, as well as the return of King Mo Lawal, and the Welterweight Semifinals.
Bellator MMA will take place at Utah’s Maverik Center on Thursday, February 21st with the first fight taking place at 6 p.m. MST and streaming LIVE on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will begin at 8 p.m. MST and will air LIVE on Spike TV.
The full fight card is listed below:
Bellator Featherweight Tournament Championship Fight: Shahbulat Shamhalaev (145.9) vs. Rad Martinez (145.9)
Light Heavyweight Semifinal Fight: King Mo (204.3) vs. Emanuel Newton (204.8)
Light Heavyweight Tournament Semifinal: Mikhail Zayats (204.9) vs. Jacob Noe (205.3)
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Douglas Lima (170.9) vs. Bryan Baker (170.5)
Welterweight Tournament Semifinal: Ben Saunders (170.3) vs. Raul Amaya (169.9)
Middleweight Feature Fight: Lionel Lanham (185.1) vs. Joe Rodriguez (184.3)
Welterweight Feature Fight: David Allred (155.9) vs. Sean Powers (154.6)
Welterweight Feature Fight: Jesse Juarez (170.7) vs. Jordan Smith (169.3)
Featherweight Feature Fight: Josh Tyler (145.8) vs. Shanon Slack (146.0)
Catchweight Feature Fight(137 lbs): Chase Beebe (137.4) vs. Travis Marx (135.9)
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
About Bellator MMA
Bellator MMA is the world’s largest tournament based Mixed Martial Arts organization. Televised to nearly 500 Million homes worldwide in over 107 countries, Bellator’s majority owner is entertainment giant Viacom. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike TV, the MMA television leader. With over 150 world-class athletes under contract, Bellator is home to many of the sport’s top mixed martial artists. Bellator’s founder & CEO, Bjorn Rebney, is an experienced fighting sports and entertainment executive with a deep commitment to the purity and integrity of the sport of MMA and its athletes. Bellator’s core philosophy is that title shots should be earned, not given. This belief gave rise to Bellator’s real sport, tournament-based format, which gives Bellator’s tournaments a true playoff feel that keeps the sport true and distances itself from the subjective side of fighting sports found in organizations that utilize a matchmaking/casting formula. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Newport Beach, California.
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