Joe Riggs vs. Mike Bronzoulis doesn’t exactly have the same appeal as Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar but the end result might be similar, at least in terms of a sloppy scrap where both men shed blood. Riggs and Bronzoulis both lived up to their shared status as seasoned veterans on Bellator: Fight Master (the promotion’s answer to TUF) and came out on top in the end. The winner will be crowned the season’s champion, so that in itself is notable on some level.
2013 has been an up-and-down year for Bellator, featuring highs like the company’s presence on Spike TV and lows including the fallout from Eddie Alvarez’s attempt to sign with the UFC. Initially set for PPV until headliner Tito Ortiz went down with injury, tomorrow night’s lineup for Bellator 106 is a perfect example of both sides of the coin. In addition to some pairings with favorable odds to entertain, the card has plenty of subplots worth paying attention to when things unfold Saturday in Long Beach. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)