Bellator Fighting Championships returns to the Sunshine State next weekend for the seventh time in promotional history when the initial leg of their Summer Series starts with Bellator 46 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Highlighted by the quarterfinal round of a featherweight tournament, the event will also feature a number of notable fighters from the area whose names should definitely register with MMA enthusiasts across the land.
Bellator confirmed the five preliminary pairings set for June 25 earlier today through a press release.
Joining the headlining 145ers on the card, Ultimate Fighter 7 alumnus Dan Cramer will take on Josh Samman with both fighters hoping to earn a spot in Bellator’s upcoming middleweight tournament.
Cramer’s ATT teammate Jessica Aguilar will also take to the cage next Saturday night with Bellator veteran Carla Esparza, while former KOTC heavyweight champ Tony Johnson Jr. throws down with heavy-handed Derek Lewis, Moyses Gabin battles Dave Baggett, and rising prospect Matt McCook mixes it up with Alexandre “Popo” Bezerra.
Read below for a complete rundown of the Bellator 46 card:
Moyses Gabin vs. David Baggett
Matt McCook vs. Alexandre Bezerra
Josh Samman vs. Dan Cramer
Tony Johnson Jr. vs. Derrick Lewis
Jessica Aguilar vs. Carla Esparza
Adam Schindler vs. Ronnie Mann
Nazareno Malegarie vs. Jacob Devree
Marlon Sandro vs. Genair da Silva
Pat Curran vs. Luis Palomino