Bellator Fighting Championships will likely return to Ohio on Sept. 24, as all signs point to the city of Canton as the host of Bellator 51.
While not yet official, Sherdog.com confirmed the rumored destination with a source close to the situation on Tuesday. The Canton Memorial Civic Center will likely play host to the event, which features the opening round of Bellator’s upcoming bantamweight tournament.
Airing live on MTV2, Bellator 51 will feature four quarterfinal 135-pound matchups, as Joe Warren, Ed West, Joe Soto and Chase Beebewill square off with Alexis Vila, Luis Alberto Nogueira, Eduardo Dantas and Marcos Galvao, respectively. The tournament winner will earn $100,000 in total pay and a shot at reigning bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky.
I wonder if there is going to be a women’s mma match, I will try to find out…would be cool if I can go to this…