PRESS RELEASE / CHICAGO, Ill. (October 25, 2010) — Bellator Fighting Championships today announced the Local Feature Fights for Bellator 34 taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on October 28th. Headlining the local main event is hard-hitting Miami native John Kelly (4-1) facing off against well rounded William Kuhn (5-4) in welterweight action.
In the local co-main event of the evening, two Florida-based bantamweights square off when Miami’s own Tulio Quintanilla (4-1) returns to the Bellator cage for the first time since scoring a devastating third round knockout of Brian Eckstein in August, meets Orlando’s Ralph Acosta (2-3) in a fight that should have fans on their feet.
The action continues as two undefeated fighters meet when John Queiroz (3-0) faces off with J.P Reese (1-0) in a lightweight clash where only one will exit with their perfect record intact.
Brazilian submission finisher Igor “The Legend” Almedia (6-2) takes on Ultimate Fighter Season 7 veteran Dan Cramer (5-2) in a battle of intriguing middleweights as the fights continue to roll on.
Rounding out the local card will be two Florida natives returning to the Bellator cage as Frank Carrillo (2-1) takes on Hollywood’s own Moyses Gabin (5-3) in 185-pound action.
“We always love coming down to Hollywood and bringing the fight fans a great show,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “With two Bellator Championship fights on the card, along with some great local feature fights, this will be a great season finale for Bellator.”
In addition to the local feature fights, an additional main card fight has just been scheduled with explosive submission specialist Raphael Davis (9-1) squaring off against former King of the Cage heavyweight and light heavyweight champion Tony “Kryptonite” Lopez (19-4) in a 205 lbs. battle. Davis is no stranger to Bellator, as the powerful Californian took out Demetrius Richards at Bellator 22 with an impressive submission victory.
In addition to the “Local Feature” fights, Bellator 34 also includes:
– The crowning of the promotion’s first Women’s Champion when the world’s top pound-for-pound female fighter Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii (22-0) squares off against knockout artist Zoila “Warrior Princess” Frausto (9-1). Already holding the record for most consecutive wins to start a career, Fujii looks to continue her impressive streak against a dangerous Frausto.
– Hector Lombard (26-2-1) defending his middleweight crown as Bellator Season 2 winner Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (29-3) looks to dethrone the champion and become the new Bellator Middleweight Champion. Sporting a perfect 5-0 record in Bellator with all five wins coming by knockout, Lombard looks to continue his domination of the division against the toughest challenge he has faced in the Bellator cage.
– A Bellator Middleweight Special Feature Fight between undefeated Serbian prospect Dragan “Gagi” Tesanovic (7-0) and knockout artist Mike “El Gringo Diablo” Bernhard (8-2).
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