Bellator 131 will air on Viacom’s 5* next weekend, marking the first time the popular British broadcast network will air a Bellator event.
In the main event from San Diego, Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonnar meet inside the Bellator cage in a battle of UFC Hall of Fame fighters.
The co-main boasts Will Brooks vs. Michael Chandler for the vacant lightweight title, while other Spike TV main card fights include Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Joe Vedepo, Melvin Manhoef vs. Joe Schilling and Mike Richman vs. Nam Phan.
“We are very pleased to have one of the UK’s most popular free-to-air networks airing one of the biggest fights of the year,” Bellator president Scott Coker said. “With Tito Ortiz, Stephan Bonnar, Michael Chandler, Will Brooks, King Mo and Melvin Manhoef all featured on this card, our friends in the UK are in for an unforgettable, action-packed night. We look forward to making Bellator an MMA fixture for our fans in the UK.”
Check out the current fight card and a video preview below:
MAIN CARD (Spike TV)
Light Heavyweight: Tito Ortiz vs. Stephan Bonnar
Vacant Bellator Lightweight Championship
Michael Chandler vs. Will Brooks
Light Heavyweight: Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal vs. Joe Vedepo
Middleweight: Melvin Manhoef vs. Joe Schilling
Bantamweight: Mike Richman vs. Nam Phan
PRELIMINARY CARD (Spike.com)
Middleweight: AJ Matthews vs. Kyle Bolt
Flyweight: Ron Henderson vs. Jonathan Santa Maria
Featherweight: Jordan Bailey vs. Alex Higley
Flyweight: Matt Ramirez vs. Nick Garcia
Welterweight: Andy Murad vs. Bubba Pugh
Featherweight: Rolando Perez vs. Mark Vorgeas
Lightweight: Ian Butler vs. Joao Faria