Bellator Returns To Oklahoma For Show Number 181

Bellator makes it’s return to Oklahoma after a huge event at Madison Square Garden last month. This event, unlike the one in NYC, will be shown in it’s entirety online and on SPIKE. The prelims, which start at 7PM EST will be online for free at the official SPIKE website, with the rest of the show kicking off at 9PM EST on Television.

Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma is the exact location within where this event will happen. This is Bellator’s 13th appearance at the venue, with their last one being on March 3, 2017.

It’s Derek Campos (18-6-0) and Brandon Girtz (14-6-0) in the Catchweight division who square off in the main event of this show. This is their third time meeting in the octagon. The first time, at Bellator 96 in 2013, Campos won via decision. More recently at Bellator 146 in 2015, Girtz defeated Campos via TKO. During the weigh ins yesterday, Girtz weighed in at 157.7, and Campos weighed in at 155.4.

When asked a question about the fight during the weight ins, Girtz said “It’s gonna be a war tomorrow”. Campos said “Imma do what I should have done last time, and like he said it’s gonna be a war”.

According to the Bellator website, the main card has three other matches, with the prelims having 12 other matches. Here’s a look at the card.

Will Florentino (5-4-0) faces Jonathan Gray (12-8-0) in the Welterweight division, Aaron Rodriguez (0-0-0) faces Romero Cotton (0-0-0) in the Middleweight division, Logan Storely  (7-4-0) squares off against Kemmyelle Haley (5-0-0) in the Welterweight division. Those are the first three matches on the prelims, based off the order that has them.

The next three matches on the prelims are Valentin Moldavsky (5-1-0) versus Carl Seumanutafa (10-7-0) in the Heavyweight Division, Fernando Gonzalez (1-0-0) versus Guillermo Gomez (0-0-0) in the Welterweight Division, and Amanda Bell (4-4-0) faces Brittney Elkin (3-3-0) in the Women’s Featherweight Division.

Three more matches that are on the prelims are Katy Collins (6-2-0) versus Bruna Vargas (2-1-0) in the Women’s Flyweight Division, E.J. Brooks (10-5-0) versus Guilherme Bomba (9-3-0) in the Welterweight Division, and Mike Rhodes (10-4-0) versus Rafael Lovato Jr. (5-0-0) in the Middleweight Division.

The final three matches on the prelims are Johnny Marigo (3-0-0) versus Jordan Howard (9-3-0) in the Bantamweight Division, Treston Thompson (10-5-0) versus Justin Lawrence (9-4-0) in the Featherweight Division, and AJ Matthews (8-5-0) versus Andre Failho (8-1-0) in the Welterweight Division.

The main card has four matches. The main event we already mentioned, so here’s the three other matches. Emily Ducote (5-2-0) faces Jessica Middleton (2-1-0) in the Women’s Flyweight Division, Steve Garcia (7-1-0) faces Joe Warren (14-6-0) in the Bantamweight Division, and Kendall Grove (23-16-0) faces John Salter (13-3-0) in the Middleweight Division.

After this event, Bellator takes a break until August 25, 2017, when they head to the state of New York for the second time, at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.


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