The upcoming Bellator 158 event from London will be overseen by the Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation, the promotion announced on Wednesday.
Below is a complete press release from Bellator:
Bellator is pleased to announce that the promotion will be receiving regulatory support from the Mohegan Department of Athletic Regulation for the “Bellator 158: London” event this Saturday at The O2 in London, England.
The athletic commission will be conducting regulatory drug testing on the “Bellator 158: London” combatants both pre and post-fight.
Bellator Director of Regulatory Affairs and ISKA President, Cory Schafer commented, “I couldn’t be more pleased to have the Mohegan commission’s involvement in Bellator’s upcoming international event. It will help establish a level of regulatory consistency that clearly serves the best interest of the promotion and the athletes. We look forward to very successful and well-regulated event.”
The “Bellator 158: London” event is going to be a can’t-miss blockbuster featuring the always-entertaining British sensation Paul Daley (38-13-2) against Brazilian knockout specialist Douglas Lima (26-6) in the main event. Former NFL player Matt Mitrione (10-5) will face former “Britain’s Strongest Man” winner, Oli Thompson (17-8) in the co-main event. Michael “Venom” Page (10-0) aims to continue his raging pace and remain unbeaten when he challenges MMA veteran “Cyborg” Santos (21-17), and Lukasz Klinger (7-2) makes his promotional debut against Francis Carmont (24-11).
“Bellator 158: London” takes place on Saturday, July 16 from the O2 in London and will be broadcast on SPIKE UK from 9 – 10 p.m. BST and Channel 5 from 10 p.m. – midnight BST. Meanwhile in America, the card will air on SPIKE at 9 p.m. ET/PT.