Bellator officials have announced plans for the Spike TV main card for Bellator 123 to air in hour earlier than normal.
The event, set for September 5 and opposite the UFC on FOX Sports 1, will start at 8 p.m. ET. Typically, and in the weeks to follow, Bellator main cards start at 9 p.m. ET.
“MMA fans know that Friday nights are all about great Bellator action on Spike,” said Scott Coker, Bellator president. “We have a huge night planned for September 5, and wanted to give fans an opportunity to enjoy what should be a very fun night in Connecticut from Mohegan Sun Casino.”
The card features a main event between featherweight champion Pat Curran and challenger Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. Also, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal returns, along with Bobby Lashley.
Below is the current lineup for the night:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV/8 p.m. ET)
Bellator Featherweight Championship
Pat Curran (c) vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire
Light Heavyweight: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Marcus Sursa
Heavyweight: Bobby Lashley vs. Josh Burns
Heavyweight: Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Bantamweight: Marvin Maldonado vs. Rico Disciullo
Bantamweight: Steve Garcia vs. Kin Moy
Heavyweight: Mike Wessel vs. Josh Diekmann
Middleweight: Tamdan McCrory vs. Brennan Ward
Middleweight: Perry Filkins vs. Dan Cramer
Light Heavyweight: Mike Mucitelli vs. Mark Griffin
Featherweight: Phillipe Martins vs. Pete Rogers, Jr.
Bantamweight: Brandon Fleming vs. Blair Tugman
Lightweight: Lucas Cruz vs. Andrew Calandrelli
Featherweight: Scott Cleve vs. Matt Bessette