Josh Shockley certainly got more than he bargained for at the Bellator 36 weigh-ins yesterday when he was given a quarterfinal spot in the Season 4 Bellator Lightweight Tournament, taking the place of Ferrid Kheder who was unable to make weight.
Shockley, who originally planned to fight on the undercard, now faces Bellator veteran Toby Imada tonight at Bellator 36 which takes place at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport, LA and will air LIVE on MTV2. The Indiana-native brings an impressive undefeated 6-0-1 professional record into his fight with ever dangerous Toby Imada.
“We’ve had high hopes for Josh since we signed him, this is a great opportunity for him,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “He really doesn’t have anything to lose and that makes him a very dangerous fighter.”
Bellator 36 will be broadcast LIVE tonight, March 12th at 9:00pm ET/8:00pm CT exclusively on MTV2.