Emanuel Newton returns to the Bellator cage this Friday night, defending his light heavyweight title against Linton Vassell at Bellator 130.
Set for the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas, the main card airs on Spike TV. Along with Newton-Vassell, Bobby Lashley meets Karl Etherington, Marloes Coenen makes her Bellator debut vs. Annalisa Bucci and Dave Jansen takes on Rick Hawn.
Newton (24-7-1) has won six straight, including a September knockout of former UFC fighter Joey Beltran. Newton holds two wins over former Strikeforce champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, along with decisions over former champion Attila Vegh and Mikhail Zayats.
Vassell (14-3) sports a nine-fight win streak that includes three wins since joining Bellator last year. In July he submitted Virgil Zwicker in the first round.
FightLine will have coverage this week leading up to the event, including a live stream of the weigh-ins, weigh-in results and fight night results.
Below is the current lineup, along with a video promo for the event:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV)
Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship
Emanuel Newton (c) vs. Linton Vassell
Heavyweight: Bobby Lashley vs. Karl Etherington
Female Featherweight: Marloes Coenen vs. Annalisa Bucci
Lightweight: Dave Jansen vs. Rick Hawn
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Lightweight: Davi Ramos vs. David Rickels
Featherweight: Ricky Musgrave vs. Joe Wilk
Lightweight: Marcio Navarro vs. Cody Carrillo
Heavyweight: Gzim Selmani vs. Daniel Gallemore
Middleweight: Gary Tapusoa vs. Sam Oropeza
Featherweight: Anthony Dizy vs. Darrion Caldwell
Lightweight: Aaron Derrow vs. Nate Jolly
Heavyweight: Derek Bohi vs. Alex Huddleston